Mueke dis­trib­utes uni­forms to poor pupils as cam­paign for Nairobi seat re­elec­tion hots up

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties Nairobi -

Nairobi Deputy Gov­er­nor Jonathan Mueke this week do­nated uni­forms to stu­dents in Madaraka and Lang’ata pri­mary schools as part of the Ficha Uchi pro­gramme, of which he is pa­tron.

So far 2,600 uni­forms have been do­nated to poor chil­dren. He urged par­ents and teach­ers to re­elect him and Gov­er­nor Evans Kidero.

Mueke said he and Kidero have Nairobi’s in­ter­ests at heart.

“The gov­er­nor and I have sin­gle­hand­edly given more than Sh80 mil­lion in bur­saries to more than 700 stu­dents to en­able poor but aca­dem­i­cally gifted stu­dents pur­sue fur­ther ed­u­ca­tion,” he said.

Ficha Uchi aims to re­store the dig­nity, self-es­teem and con­fi­dence of pupils who have been forced to wear tat­tered uni­forms. “We have ad­dressed ed­u­ca­tion prob­lems apart from just giv­ing uni­forms,. Through the pro­gramme, 50 tai­lors have got­ten jobs,” the deputy gov­er­nor said.

Uni­forms have been dis­trib­uted in Mathari Old, Ki­boro, Val­ley Bridge and Salama schools.

STAR REPORTER

Nairobi Deputy Gov­er­nor Jonathan Mueke presents uni­forms to pupils/

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