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Equity CEO asks young people to exercise self-control

Equity Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr. James Mwangi has asked young learners to use the God given wisdom to exercise self-control and keep off from retrogressive cultural practices.

Dr. Mwangi who spoke at Emurua Dikirr Secondary School in Trans Mara East Sub County noted the reason why God created human beings different from animals is that humans are able to reason and choose what is best for them.

Equity Group Chief Executive Officer Dr. James Mwangi congratulates a student who was admitted to Wings to Fly scholarship at Emurua Dikirr area in Trans Mara East Sub County. Photo by Ann Salaton

Advising young people that every action they take has consequences, the CEO asked students to take care of their feelings by saying ‘no’ to cravings that ruin their future.

“When your body pushes you because of hormonal transformation, use your head to control your body. Otherwise you will engage in matters that could cause you to regret later,” he passionately said.

The CEO was in Emurua Dikirr to commission Wings to Fly scholarships where 108 bright children from poor backgrounds benefited from the programme.

“We are losing a lot of children, especially the boys, because of drugs and early marriages that do not benefit our children. I call upon young people to be focused because they are the future of our country,” he reiterated.

Narok Governor Samuel Ole Tunai commended the office of County Commissioner for their persistent effort to end FGM, early marriages and Moranism in the county.

“Together, we will contain retrogressive cultural practices that hinder our children from getting quality education. I will continue offering the support needed to our children,” he said.

Tunai’s sentiments were echoed by area Member of Parliament (MP) Johanna Ng’eno who thanked the foundation’s support, which has helped the county to achieve 100 per cent transition to secondary and tertiary levels.

Memuri Lato, a beneficiary, who attained 397 marks and is set to join Kisumu Girls’ High School, thanked the foundation for selecting her saying she will work hard to realise her dream to become a neurosurgeon.

Robert Wanyoike, also a beneficiary from Little Leaders Kilgoris academy, who scored 350 Marks and admitted at Kilgoris Boys High said his dream to become a software engineer after school will now be realised.

A total of 24 (10 Boys and 14 Girls) students under Wings to Fly and another 84 students (46 Girls 38 Boys ) for Elimu Scholarship from Emurua Dikirr Constituency benefited from the programme.

In the year 2014, the Kenya Demographic Health Survey (KDHS) ranked Narok County highest nationally in teenage pregnancy at 40 per cent, way above the national average of 18 per cent.

Exactly two years ago, President Uhuru Kenyatta made a firm commitment to put an end the female ‘cut’ by the year 2022 that is persistent in some communities.

The enhancement of the prohibition of FGM Act 2011 was a key milestone in the campaign to end FGM in the country.

By Ann Salaton

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