|A word from Hon. Stanley Githunguri (M.P)|
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As you browse through this Site, you will notice the substantial progress that has been achieved in Infrastructure development, Youth Empowerment, Education, Implementation of the Economic Stimulus Programme (ESP), Agricultural sector and Environmental Conservation among others.Kiambaa borders Nairobi and is only 15 Kms from the city center. This is both a blessing and a Challenge. The close proximity to Nairobi makes Kiambaa act as a dormitory for people who work in Nairobi. This stretches resources and infrastructure that affect many sectors including Education, Housing, Health, Transport, Security, Food Security, Water and Electricity to mention a few.
My major concern is Youth. Many youth in Kiambaa Constituency are jobless. This has resulted in hopelessness that manifests itself in drug abuse, teenage pregnancies, crime and excessive consumption of illicit brews. A lot of resources need to be directed to this area to ensure that Kiambaa Youth, who are very creative and hardworking, are gainfully engaged. I have established a revolving Fund with an initial sum of Kshs. 2 Million for the Youth named Gathanga Interdenominational Development Initiative (GIDI). This will serve as a template to be replicated in all the administrative locations in the Constituency.
We successfully lobbied for the establishment of a Youth Empowerment Center in Muchatha Township. This was an initiative of the Ministry of Youth and Sports. Phase 1 is now complete and operational and Kiambaa Constituency Development Fund Committee (CDFC) will fund Phase 2 and 3. In the area of Sports, more resources are needed to rehabilitate existing facilities as well as put up more to meet the great demand in various locations. We need to fence and put up Terraces at Kirigiti, Karuri and Gachie Secondary School Stadia among others.
The Successful implementation of Operation Effective 40/35/30 in the District has resulted in improved academic grades. This is a strategy adopted by the Provincial Education stakeholders where all of them individually actively participate towards improving performance. Unfortunately, following the split of Kiambu East district into Kiambu, Githunguri and part of Lari district only 19 Secondary Schools were left in Kiambu district. These can only accommodate about 50.21% of the KCPE candidates. We need to invest heavily in the establishment of District Schools while increasing the capacity of existing ones. As a strategic direction, the Kiambu District Education Board (DEB) has resolved all primary schools with adequate land should be supported to set up secondary schools.
In the current financial year, the CDFC has allocated the maximum allowable 15 % to bursary. This is in recognition of the need for retention of our children in schools and colleges. The process of vetting beneficiaries is done above board and the list of beneficiaries is always displayed in Chiefs’ Offices.