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Sunday, 12 April 2015

Confusion as MP honours pledge half way

Residents and Education stakeholders in  Malava constituency, Kakamega county are up in arms against the area MP Malulu Injendi whom they accuse of failing to honour his promises.
Led by Daniel Shisia, the residents faulted the MP  Injendi’s move not to honour the promise in full of paying mock exam money as he has only paid part of it.
The MP who has only paid Sh1million out of the expected Sh3.6milllion has left headteachers and principals in a mess with the parents who are now not willing to give out even a single cent arguing the money was paid.
The MP does not want to explain  to the parents  and insists he has paid the money in full leading to unrest between principals who now fear sending children home to face angry  parents who insist the money has been paid.
Shisia warned the MP against traversing the constituency spreading lies but instead honour his  promise and pay the balance to enable smooth running of schools.
The chairman of the academics Daniel Mwachi confirmed his office had received Sh1million but had a deficit for which the  parents should chip.
But when reached for comment the MP urged the committee to adjust their budgets to fit the Sh1million  and that no teacher should send children home over fees and promised to allocate one more million  in the next financial year.
Educationist Juma Matsanza observes that the area’s politics has adversely contributed towards the poor performances within the subcounty which has despite recording  an improvement, continued to lag behind other subcounties for years.
He warned politicians not to extend politics to institutions and instead join hands to reverse the trend and also encourage the leadership of the day to honour promises to reduce friction in learning institutions.
In a subcounty where 2,571 candidates sat for their Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education only 38 will make it to public universities.