President Ruto donates Ksh. 5M to a school in Makueni

A Kiambani pupil leads the president and other top leaders from tree planting site in Kiu wetland, Makindu subcounty, Makueni county

President Ruto has donated Ksh. 5 million to Kiambani Primary School for its development after being touched by the efforts of pupils from that institution to plant trees.

Speaking during the National Tree Planting Day at Kiu Wetland in Makindu, Makueni County,  Ruto urged citizens, especially the youth and school children, to actively engage in tree planting and nurturing, underscoring the gravity of climate change that cannot be ignored.

He further emphasized the collective responsibility for environmental conservation.

I met my friend, a student named Mutinda, who shared the accomplishment of planting two trees, which is very encouraging. The pupils and students have also assured me that they will nurture my tree and theirs,” Ruto stated.

A disabled man carries his trees during national tree planting day

Additionally, the President pledged a substantial donation of Ksh. 30 million to facilitate the expansion of Makindu Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC).

Addressing the critical need for teachers in the era of the Competency-Based Curriculum (CBC), he announced the recruitment of 1725 teachers in Makueni County, emphasizing the importance of ensuring every child has access to quality education.

Ruto also noted the closure of Ksh. 9 billion debt in the education sector, emphasizing the government’s dedication to providing top-notch education as a societal equalizer.

Member of Parliament Mwengi Mutuse emphasized the necessity for substantial development and a school bus which is beyond the capacity of the Constituency Development Fund (CDF).

Concerned about the environmental challenges, he directed the gazetting of 10 wetlands in Kwavenge and Chyulu Hills and the relocation of 83 families settling in Kiu Wetland.

The President further urged the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) to fence and protect all wetlands nationwide, setting a precedent for conservation efforts across the country.

By Lydia Ngoolo

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