President Kenyatta during the Launch of upgrade works of the Sabaki (Jnc B8)-Marikebuni-Majengo-Marafa Road/PSCU
BY PSCU/JOHN WERU,NAIROBI,9TH MARCH 2017-President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday ordered all principals of schools in drought affected areas across the country not to send the students home over lack of school fees.The president who commenced his four day tour of the coast was accompanied by deputy president William Ruto said it was unfair and illegal to deny students who can not raise fees because of the drought situation the chance to continue with their studies.
in January ,president Kenyatta announced a food for fees program where the government is supplying food items to schools which should in turn be converted to to meet the cost of school fees for needy students in arid and semi-arid counties.
The president was speaking when he launched more development projects in kilifi county where he urged residents to support the jubilee party,which he said is focused in improving their lives.
President started by launching 42 km road sabaki-marekebuni -majengo-marafa road that is being constructed by the National government through kenya rural roads Authority (keRRA) at a cost of 1.5billion shilings .
He said the Jubilee government is committed to transforming the country through the projects that will benefit all kenyans.
President Kenyatta also launched the kakuyuni- Gongoni and kakuyuni-kilifi pipeline project that is implemented by the national government at a cost of ksh 2.3 billion.The water project will supply water to over 300,000 people in Magarini,Malindi,Kilifi North and parts of kilifi south constituencies.
He used his working visit to kilifi county to inspect the progress of the construction of the 120 kilometers Mlaindi-kakokeni -sala gate that he launched in september last year.The key road which will open ou Kilifi county for faster Development,is being constructed by the national government at a cost of ksh 4.2 billion.
The president and his deputy ,who had earlier launched Witu-Lamu road ,were accompanied by cabinet secretaries Dan Kazungu and Eugen Wamalwa,members of parliament Harrison Kombe (magarini),Gideon Mungaro (Kilifi North),kilifi south member of parliement Mustafa Idd among other leaders from the region.