School strikes: administrator asks parents to guide youth
Parents have been urged to play a bigger role in disciplining their children to stem the rising cases of indiscipline being witnessed in learning institutions.
Making the call on Thursday, the Mbooni West Deputy County Commissioner (DCC) in Makueni County, Kibe Maguta regretted the recent wave of school indiscipline cases where students have turned unruly and burnt down school property.
He attributed such actions to lack of discipline, proper guidance and upbringing, and appealed to parents to aggressively take up their responsibility of mentoring their children instead of abdicating it to teachers.
“We are all worried about this rising indiscipline reported in various schools across the country and urge you as parents to play your role in guiding these youths so that we stop this trend”, the DCC said when he addressed mourners during the funeral service of a former Education Officer, John Mbola Mwanthi at Kwa Mbuli Technical Institute, in Itetani, Makueni County.
The event was also attended by former Permanent Secretary, Sammy Kyungu, area MP, Erastus Kivasu, former PC, Wilfred Ndolo and the local MCA, Mumo Kyalo who is also the leader of the majority in Makueni County Assembly and his Kalama Ward counterpart, Paul Nyanzi among other mourners.
The late Mwanthi who died at 83 was also a senior elder of the Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) Church in Kenya.
He was laid to rest at his Muvukoni home and leaves behind a widow, Zipporah Mwanthi, several children and grandchildren.
In his remarks, Kivasu asked Kenyans to pray for the country and embrace good neighborliness so that God can continue blessing the nation.
Echoing the need for parents to be good role models for their children, he urged them to spare no effort in supporting the young ones education.
The sermon was conducted by the Central Kenya Adventist Chaplaincy ministries and Youth ministries Pastor, Benjamin Mutugi who urged the mourners to strengthen their faith in God in order to overcome the trials of the modern world.
The late Mwanthi was eulogized as a committed educationist, mentor and believer who should be emulated.
By Justus Keesi