Kimilili Mp Didmus Barasa moots for castration of men impregnating teens!


-Schools  have been urged to invest  more  in  Mental  Health  Education  so as to resolve  the  continuous  cases  of  unrests  in  schools-

From Left to Right is Kanduyi Constituency Mp Hon John Makali, Bungoma Deputy Governor Hon Pastor Jenipher Mbatiany ,National Assembly Deputy Speaker Hon Gladys Boss Sholei and Bungoma county Women Rep Hon Catherine Wambilianga during the Open Education day held at St Mary’s Kibabii Boys High School.


By  Achola  Bulimo  Mathews 

The  National  assembly  Deputy  Speaker  cum  Uasin Gishu  County  women  Representative Hon  Gladys  Boss  Sholei, has  reiterated  that  there  is  need  for  Teachers  Countrywide  in  both  Public  and  Private  Secondary  Schools  to invest  more  in  Mental  Health  Education  so as to resolve  the  continuous  cases  of  unrests  in  schools causing  damages  of Boarding schools   properties  like  libraries ,administration  blocks  plus  dormitories.

Addressing  various  stakeholders  at  St  Mary’s  Kibabii  Boys  high  school  grounds  during  the  Kanduyi  constituency  Open  Education  day  , Hon  Sholei  has  asked  tutors  to  always  embrace  dialogue  with  their  students  in  order  to  take  note  of any  emerging  issues  and  grievances  at  school  instead  of  only giving  them  tight  deadlines  in  matters good  performance  in  their  exams  as it is  leading  to  pressure  amongst  students .

She also urged girls who are joining  various  universities  in  early  September  this  year  to  only  concentrate  on  their  studies  as  there  would  be  a lot  of  peer  pressure  but  their  Education should  be their  only  Focus  and Goal .

According  to  Hon  Sholei  many  girls  are forced  to  differ  or  drop  out  of  University  as a result  of  early  pregnancies  while  boys  are  affected by  Drugs  and  Substance  Abuse.

On  her  part  the  Bungoma  County  Deputy  Governor  Hon  Pastor  Jenipher  Mbatiany called  on teachers  and students  to  have  the  right  attitude  in  order  to  excel  in school.

Her  sentiments  were  echoed  by  Bungoma  County  Women  Representative  who doubles  up  as  the  National  Gender  Secretary  at  KUPPET  Hon  Catherine  Wambilianga  who  said that  parliament will continue  advocating  for  more  legislation  to  protect young  girls  from  unwanted  pregnancies .

The  Kimilili  Member  of  Parliament  Hon  Didmus  Wekesa  Barasa  proposed that  all  men  impregnating  learners  should  be castrated  to set  an example  to those  defiling  young girls  affecting  their  studies.

He  also  said  a  teacher  should  be  assessed of  value  addition  at  the  end  of  the  four  years  in  secondary school   of a  student  by  comparison  with  the  marks  garnered  in his or  her  KCPE  Exams.

The  host  MP  Hon  John  Makali  hinted  that  the  education  day  will  be  conducted  annually in  order  to  ascertain  the  successes  plus failures  done  by  schools  in KCPE  And  KCSE  Exams  outcomes  .

He  urged  Schools  Principals  to  ensure  that  no  student  is at  home  during  this last  session  of their  Academic  year  so as  to give  them time  for preparation  .

Hon  Makali  said  that  through  NG-CDF  ,His  office  will continue  supporting  children  from   vulnerable  families  to  achieve  their  education  quest through  Bursaries  and  even  Scholarships.

The Mp  promised  St  Mary’s  Kibabii  Boys  High  school  Chief  Principal  Mr  Nicodemus  Ogeto  that  by  next  term  in coordination  with  the  speaker  of the  National  assembly  they will  hold  a major  funds  drive  towards  the  completion  of  the  science  complex  for  students  practicals  at  a tune  of  Kshs  10  Million.

He  asked  principals  to  continue  allowing  their students  to  participate  in  Co-Curricular  Activities  like  Sports, Music  and  Drama  festivals  so as  to  produce  Holistic  learners  as  talent  also pays  better  especially at the  International  Levels.

The  Bungoma  county  chapter  Chairman  for  KUPPET  and  KNUT  Mr  David  Barasa accompanied  by  Mr  Augustine  Watamba  urged  the  legislators  to continue  using  National  assembly  sessions  to pass  Bills  that  will  better more   the  Remuneration  packages  of  teachers.

Also  present  was  the  Bungoma  South  Deputy  county  Commissioner  DCC  Mr Duncan  Okwach  who  stated  the  issue  of  schools unrests  amongst  students  is on  the  rise  in  Bungoma  County  with  37  cases  so  far  while  neighboring counties  like  Vihiga  and Busia  only experienced   two  and  three  cases  respectively .

The  DCC  called upon all  stakeholders  including  the  local  communities  plus  Schools  Boards  of  Management  to  come up together in  implementing  raft  measures  to avert  the  situation  causing  School Properties  Destruction.

Currently  Kanduyi  constituency  has  a total  of  91  Public  Primary  and  65  secondary  schools.

Amongst  schools  feted  are  Nzoia  primary  school  as  the  best  public  primary  school, St  Mary’s  Kibabii  Boys  , Cardinal  Otunga  Girls ,Christ  the  King  Academy   and  Friends  Kimugui  Boys  High  school  as the  most  improved  school.

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