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Government urged to deploy teachers to Kiambu remand

The government has been urged to deploy teachers to the Kiambu Remand home to ensure that the education of children of remandees in those institutions is not disrupted.
The manager of the remand home Ms Lena Sitati said the institution desperately needed teachers as this would help the children to progress with their academic work.
The manager made these remarks during a ceremony in which  officers from Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) from Kiambu County toured the remand home to acquaint themselves with the challenges facing the children.
The remand home caters for boys and girls under 18 years, who are in conflict with the law and have cases before various courts within the region.
The manager noted that in as much as the children were in conflict with the law, they had a future ahead of them that the government should be concerned of, if they were expected to be responsible members of the society when they grew up.
Sitati said formal education was important as they were currently only offering life skills lessons to help ameliorate the children’s way of life.
She cited soap making and cooking skills which aim to enable the children to make their own food and to keep their hostels and clothes clean.
She called on well-wishers to donate text books they were holding in their homes to the remand home, saying they would come in handy as most of the remandees were school going.
“Every child has a constitutional right to education, whether at home or in a correctional facility,” said Sitati, and called on the government to deploy teachers to all remand homes in the country.
By Lydia Shiroya

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