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Embu MP urges parents to help government in 100 per cent transition

 Manyatta Member of Parliament John Muchiri has attributed the delay in 100 percent transition to early marriages in Embu County.

Manyatta MP John Muchiri commissions a new class at Kagumori secondary school in Embu North Sub County. Looking on is ACK Bishop Embu Diocese David Murithi. Photo/BRIAN MUSYOKA

Speaking after commissioning new classes at Kagumori secondary school in Embu North, the MP urged parents to fight the vice among the students so that everyone can acquire education.

The MP advised students not to be lured to sexual relationships because this might jeopardize their education.

He urged the government to continue stamping authority on predators who were destroying school-going children.

"Parents, let us be keen and protect our children on these early marriages and you students if a person writes you a love letter reply it in bold numbers indicating You Are Devil and Liar," said Muchiri.

Francis Kibiku, the Sub County Director of education Embu North warned those who are marrying off school girls that they will be arrested and arraigned in court.

He revealed that there is one girl in Kiriari who has been married and they are in a mission to rescue her.

"There is a girl who has been married at Kiriari and if you see her tell her that we are coming to arrest the husband. They went into hiding when they heard that we were coming" said Kibiku.

He also urged parents to stop using drugs at home because children are copying what they are doing and end up abusing drugs. 

Taking drugs

"Parents, please let's avoid this tendency of abusing drugs in the houses under the watch of their children. They start admiring taking drugs, "said the director.

His sentiments were echoed by ACK bishop Embu diocese David Murithi who urged parents to subsidize the effort that the government is putting to ensure 100 percent transition to secondary schools.

He said no parent should entertain any form of employment for students who completed their primary education last year and all should be enrolled in secondary school.

Murithi said students should use the opportunity they have been given by their parents to better their lives.

"You cannot say after class eight you want to go and work so that you get money. That time is yet to come. It's time for education," Murithi advised the students.

He stated that there are many students looking for an opportunity to learn but they are not lucky. He urged learners not to waste time in school so that they don't regret in future.

The government is in forefront to ensure 100 percent transition.

Education cabinet secretary Prof. George Magoha together with other officials from education ministry are traversing the country to effect the government directives to have all students join secondary school.


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