Government assures Kenyans on free Education
The Treasury Cabinet Secretary (CS), Henry Rotich has assured Kenyans that there are enough funds in the 2017/18 budget to finance free secondary education.
Speaking in Keiyo South Sub County, the PS who was accompanied by the Technical and Vocational Principal Secretary (PS), Mrs. Dinah Mwinzi said the free secondary education being promised by the Jubilee government was tenable.
Rotich said payment of school fees was a major headache for parents, adding that it would also be a big relief for students from poor background who lost a lot of learning hours when they were sent home for school fees.
Noting that Elgeyo Marakwet County had in the past witnessed loss of lives and property due to landslides when it rained, Rotich said the government was set to resettle and compensate people who had been affected by landslides.
The CS said the construction of Nyaru-Iten road was underway, adding that Chepkorio-Cherorget and Kapkatet-Kaptarakwa road would be tarmacked in 2018 in a bid to improve transport in the county.
Noting that polytechnics played a key role in imparting skills to the youth, Mwinzi said the government was committed to equipping the institutions.
This, the PS said, would enable the country to address the ballooning problem of unemployment among the youth as they would be self employed and employ others.
By Alice Wanjiru