Parents have been asked to partner with religious organizations, professionals and other stakeholders to provide proper care and guidance to their children during this festive holidays.
Deputy County Commissioner Githunguri Sub-County, Mr. Meru Mwangi, noted that it is the responsibility of the society to ensure that children are nurtured in a conducive environment that allows them to positively exploit their potential.
Speaking after overseeing the dispatch of examination materials this morning at the Githunguri Sub-County Headquarters, Mr. Mwangi stressed that parents should not abscond their core calling of ensuring that they protect their children against undue influence by peer pressure to engage in drugs and sexuality.
“Safety of this young ones is for all of us, this is an all-inclusive participatory exercise by all stakeholders in order to mould a holistic, responsible and disciplined future adults,” he said.
Mwangi at the same time cautioned parents against buying their young boys Bodabodas to start engaging in business at an early age when they are supposed to be concentrating with school work.
He said such move provides a recipe for increase in school dropout both for the girls and the boys, noting the youth will start premature relationships owing to availability of money at their disposal.
The Administrator assured that the government will provide adequate security, particularly during the holidays and countdown to the Christmas festive season.
Mwangi said both the County and the National government together with religious organizations will support and work with all parents to provide enabling environment for children to grow.
On the ongoing examinations, The Deputy County Commissioner said the exercise has been smooth and going on as scheduled without any unfortunate incidence since the start.
He warned that anyone trying to interfere with the smooth running of the examination will be met with full force of the law, saying the government will not sit back and watch when the lives of young Kenyans are in jeopardy.
Mwangi expressed optimism that the students will finish the exams well and wished all the candidates success.
On security, The Deputy Commissioner called on the residents of Githunguri to report any crime committed in their areas and to provide information that would assist in curbing insecurity, saying the police depend on them to volunteer information of suspicious characters roaming in the villages.
Mwangi particularly urged the residents to report to their local “Nyumba Kumi”, assistant Chiefs and Chiefs the presence of any foreigner so that their business and intentions of being in the area are known.
By Lang’at Edwins