Kabondo Kasipul Constituency

Author: Oginga


Subsequent to last month’s meeting with Primary School Heads, this Monday February 11th I met the Secondary School Principals. We analyzed last year’s Constituency KCSE Results for the 49 Secondary Schools, where all but 9 had a positive deviation. Our average mean score was 3.964, although not good enough there was a positive deviation of 0.512 from the previous year’s score of 3.452. We are committed to lobby for understaffed Schools to have more teachers posted by TSC and hold Seminars for weak subjects where we will invite experienced Examiners & Subject specialist to build capacity, among other measures aimed at making Kabondo Kasipul a Constituency of academic excellence. 

We also discussed the various development Projects implemented in the last financial year and those that we will roll out soon after the National Government releases funds. It was agreed that CDF funds will not be invested into Projects such as fencing, gates and toilets. In view of the fact that funds amounting to Ksh. 6,000 per student per year is disbursed to each school for infrastructural development and improvement by National Treasury.  

On projects we have managed to build 8 Laboratories, 11 Classroom blocks & 3 Administration blocks. This year will focus on finishing up incomplete Projects, besides building new classrooms, dormitories & upgrading of model Schools (our target is 3 Schools per Ward in line with our plan). Rain water harvest was identified as a sustainable option that all Schools need to exploit. 

Until funds are released by National Government, we urge School Principals to accept Letters of Undertaking presented by bursary beneficiaries and signed by the Fund Manager NG-CDF Kabondo Kasipul constituency. Students should not be sent home for school fee.

Our main focus is not the next election, but the next generation of Kabondo Kasipul constituency!

EMBRACE: Women Building Bridges For Kenya: Pre-Convention at The Intercontinental Hotel Nairobi

I was Moderating one of the 3 Panels, which was discussing  Inclusion, Peace, Safety, Security and National Cohesion.

The key focus of the Pre- Convention forum to the National Embrace Convention is to agree on a memorandum to present to the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI). The pre-convention  forum will  strategize on women’s participation  and affirmation in key Kenyan processes including the Big Four Agenda, with additional views still welcome.

The 5 point memorandum will include:

  1. Inclusion of women and National Cohesion
  2. Women and the Big Four agenda
  3. Devolution
  4. Women and the Fight against corruption
  5. Women’s participation in Safety, Peace and Security.

In attendance were Dr. Ida Odinga, Prof Margaret Kobia CS Public Service,Youth and Gender Affairs. Governors Anne Waiguru, Joyce Laboso and Charity Ngilu,  Swedish Ambassador H.E. Anna Jardfelt, Development partners,women members of parliament,  women commissioners from independent commissions, County speakers, MCA’s and other women leaders from constituencies.

Constituency Head Teachers’ Meeting

Today, I met headteachers of both private and public primary schools in the Constituency. We analysed the 2018 KCPE and KCSE performance. We will continue engaging all stakeholders in the educational sector for the benefit of our children. We have various activities lined up this year such as the Education Day on 8th March, Co-curricula activities (last year we bought sports uniforms & balls for Schools), KEPSHA and KESHA meetings, Scholarship programs (two[2] bright but needy students per location who score 350 marks and above) provision of bursaries for students and will continue supporting examinations (last year we provided mathematical sets for all candidates).
In attendance were Mr Jack Obuo, Deputy County Commissioner,Mr.Nyantika, Sub county Director of Education,Mr.Eliud Ombori, KNUT secretary general,and Dr.Robert Oswago,Chairman Constituency Education Committee amongst others.