Starehe MP Charles Njagua Kanyi has pledged to donate 875 desks and lockers to five primary in the constituency, as the world celebrates the International Education Day.
Through his Instagram account, the youthful lawmaker, who is also a popular musician, broke the good news to his constituents. He wrote:
“As we mark the International Day of Education today, and in support of schools in my constituency, I will be distributing 875 desks and lockers to five primary schools. I believe in the power of education to transform lives in Kenya.”
His fans and online followers congratulated him for lending a helping hand to the poor in society.
Just two days ago, he donated 200 mattresses to Industrial Area GK Prison, saying he hoped that his colleague, Embakasi East MP Babu Owino, who is being held at the facility over the shooting of a city DJ, would be one of the beneficiaries.
He has also been in the forefront to ensure that bursary allocations through the Constituency Development Fund reach many needy students.
Towards the end of last year, he personally monitored the bursary allocations to the needy students, under the slogan ‘Starehe, we believe in Education to transform lives’
“Starehe CDF, under my leadership, continues to offer bursaries to needy students transparently in line with the spirit of the Constitution. In Starehe, we believe in the power of education to transform lives.”
Njagua says that every year, they support orphans and People Living with Disabilities to enable them to continue with their education.
In 2018, some 50 students got help and more than 70 of the 2019 KCPE exam candidates have benefited.
Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha has challenged Nairobi MPs to help improve education in the county instead of just making noise.
“Leaders should build more schools and provide furniture and learning materials as we get ready for the new education curriculum,” the CS said.