Kenya’s Solicitor General, Ken Ogeto, has opened an ultra-modern tuition block worth Sh 44 million at Menyenya Mixed Secondary school in Nyamira County.
Ogeto, while presiding over the function commended the school alumni, parents and other stakeholders for making the dream by giving back to the community because each played a critical role in ensuring the tuition block is complete.
“I received a lot of support from several teams of friends, well-wishers and stakeholders who accepted to be part of this noble course when I approached them and informed them about my desire to improve the learning environment of the students in Menyenya Secondary school,” said the solicitor.
He warned students against bragging about magnificent structures in their school because it is not about the physical structures which will enable them excel in their studies but their personal determination to work hard, believe in their potential and trust in God.
“Though very beautiful, this tuition block, will not bring you the good grades you aspire to achieve, but your personal drive to work hard, discipline, a resilient spirit and trust in God because all your dreams are valid just put your best foot forth,” the Solicitor general advised.
“When I was in this school between 1981 and 1984, the school didn’t have sophisticated and adequately equipped buildings like the ones you are having today, we used to fetch water from a nearby river for personal and school use. We could sleep in dilapidated structures left by white settlers which were turned into dormitories but despite the hardships I excelled and here we are appointed as senior government officials Ogeto revealed.
The officer further warned the students against allowing themselves to be foolishly influenced by wrong peers who intend to distract them from their ambition of achieving good grades or lure them into destructive indiscipline habits like destroying school property.
“I want to congratulate the School Principal, Charles Maangi for prudent management of resources given to him to manage for the construction of this tuition block and greatly thank the school management for the honor of naming the tuition block after me,” he stated.
By Deborah Bochere