Blow to parents. The chief of staff who is also the head of of public service, Felix koskei, has given a warning to parents in marsabit county who do not take their kids to school. He said that these parents will be arrested and prosecuted.
Koskei also gave an order to the local administrative officials to take serious action against them. In addition, Koskei condemned parents who do not take their children to school saying that all children have a constitutional right to access to education.
While at Kargia, Loiyangalani sub-county, Laisamis constituency yesterday, Koskei told listeners that the biggest concern of leaders is to see children growing to be prominent people in the society. Parents therefore need to take their children to school because this cannot happen out of school.
Koskei also addressed an issue that was arising in that county. He said that it has been noted that there are higher numbers of girls than boys being enrolled to both primary and secondary schools.
However, the region has also witnessed increased rates of dropout cases among ladies. This is usually due to early marriages and also teen pregnancies.
Koskei was in the company of the principal secretary Raymond Koskei (interior), Eng.Joseph Mbugua who is a road engineer, and Dr Idris Dakota. He is in a two day familiarization tour of development projects in that county.
He also promised that he is going to lead efforts towards having a girls’ boarding school in Kargi. This is because they want to minimize the long distance traveled by girls in search of education.
He begged youths from that region to take advantage of the government’s cheap Hustler fund loans to better themselves.
In addition, he promised to liase with kemsa so as to ensure proper stocking of region’s health centers.
Omollo on the other hand said that police reservists are going to be deployed to that region. This will boost the security of the region.
He also donated textbooks worth seven million to four primary schools and one secondary school.
Blow to parents.