Cabinet Secretary (CS) for Interior and Coordination of National Government, Dr. Fred Matiang’i has launched drilling of a borehole at Rigoma Girls Secondary school in Nyamira County.
The CS said Nyamira women representative Jerusha Momanyi has often pleaded with him to assist the girls in her former secondary school access water within the school compound to enable them to have adequate time to concentrate in their studies.
“The agony of going to nearby water streams to fetch water for daily use during dry spells will soon be a thing of the past when the project will be officially commissioned,” stated the CS.
“Our girls need humble time to concentrate in their studies so that they can score exemplary grades to enable them pursue careers of their choice to take up our jobs when we are out of service. This is the reason we work in our entire country to support various school programmes and projects which will make our students’ learning environment conducive and of the recommended standards.” Matiang’i added.
He challenged Rigoma Girls secondary school students to work hard in their studies noting that their parents and guardians are sacrificing a lot to ensure their school fees is paid in good time and other basic school requirements met.
He directed the students to ensure the money parents have invested in them pays worthwhile dividends through exemplary grades.
Cabinet Secretary for Lands Farida Karoney who had accompanied CS Matiang’i challenged Rigoma Girls students to work hard in their studies for it was very possible for them to be CSs or hold other senior government posts if they concentrated in their studies at this moment and score grades which will enable them pursue marketable careers.
“Quality education with exemplary grades in the current tough economy is the only way you will fairly compete even with men in our highly competitive market for limited job opportunities,” CS Karoney advised.
Ministry of Health Principal Secretary (PS), Susan Mochache told the students to shun away from engaging in intimate social relationships and keep off from premarital sex which has negative implications both in their education and future life in general.
“Engaging in early relationships with boys and subsequently unplanned sex will expose you to risks of contending with multiple consequences which will leave you distraught and hopeless. You will likely expose yourself to sexually transmitted infections, teenage pregnancy, gender based violence and at worst risk dropping out of school,” explained Mochache.
The PS urged members of the public to take advantage of the just launched accelerated vaccination against Covid19 in the county and be vaccinated or take a booster jab for those who have already received their first and second jabs because Corona is real.
Nyamira County Women representative, Jerusha Momanyi appreciated the CS’s gesture of heeding to her ceaseless request to drill a borehole in her former secondary school where she was the school captain during her high school years.
“We used to fetch water for all our school water needs from a stream nearby which currently is ever congested due to increased population both in the school and community. Besides we expose our girls to unnecessary dangers when they get out of the school compound to get this basic commodity during dry spells,” Jerusha observed.
“When this borehole will finally be commissioned it will serve both the school, Rigoma market traders and its residents and the surrounding community. It is a remarkable milestone in this school and the entire Rigoma ward,” the MP commented.
She urged residents of the area to support her bid to retain her seat as county MP in the general elections on August 9th.
CS Matiang’i said, “Ensure you conduct peaceful elections because we need this peace and tranquility even after elections because Kenya must continue with its normalcy immediately after elections.”
By Deborah Bochere