US Ambassador to Kenya in Kakamega;affirms support to ensure Kenya is not dependent on donor funding

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US Ambassador to Kenya Kyle McCarter planting a tree at Ebuchinga Primary School
US Ambassador to Kenya Kyle McCarter planting a tree at Ebuchinga Primary School

The US ambassador to Kenya Kyle McCarter has affirmed his relentless support to ensure that Kenya is among the African countries that can manage its affairs without depending on donor funds. McCarter, who was at Ebuchinga primary school in Lurambi sub county Kakamega County to mark the world literacy day through the ‘Tusome literacy program’ and to also officially open a storied classroom block built through the constituency’s development fund, said Kenya being financially independent will contribute to a sustainable Africa financially. He challenged the youths to be at the forefront of the push by abating corruption.

The US Ambassador McCarter interacting with students
The US Ambassador McCarter interacting with students

Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala who was present applauded the ‘Tusome program’ saying it should be incorporated from ECDE to ensure a smooth transition to class one. He called upon the County government to improve the pay for ECDE teachers to motivate them.
On her part, Kakamega County Woman representative Elsie Muhanda appreciated the program but was quick to call upon the national government to ensure that the girl child is comfortable throughout the school calendar.

While issuing sanitary towels to the students,Muhanda scolded the national government for failling to provide the sanitary pads for the last two years.
She said that ever since the program was moved to the ministry of education, most needy girls have suffered due to lack of supply to schools.

US Ambassador to Kenya Kyle McCarter at Mwangaza school. He was accompanied by Lurambi MP Titus Khamala
US Ambassador to Kenya Kyle McCarter at Mwangaza school. He was accompanied by Lurambi MP Titus Khamala

Lurambi MP Titus Khamala, who was the host, called upon TSC recall the interdicted teachers, for they are suffering. “Those teachers may have gone a stray but interdicting them was not the solution, three have already died and the rest have loans to pay, as parents kindly have mercy on them,” pleaded Khamala. He said that he is ready to apologize on their behalf if the Education Minister Prof George Magoha can give an opportunity.

The US ambassador talking to West Media presenter Dalmas Sakali
The US ambassador talking to West Media presenter Dalmas Sakali