Senator Susan Kihika has today joined staff and pupils of Kaptembwa primary school for a thanksgiving ceremony.
The Senator had attended the event through the invitation of the area MP Samuel Arama.
Addressing those in attendance, the senator said she was greatly impressed by the progress the school had made.
“I must say am impressed by the magnificent look of the school. I didn’t know there was such a beautiful public primary school in Kenya let alone Nakuru,” said the senator.
Kaptembwa primary school has benefited a lot from the leadership of Nakuru West MP and according to the senator, any student would love to study there.
Also in attendance were officials from the Education Ministry led by the Sub-County director of education.
Senator Kihika also congratulated the school for emerging position five in last year’s KCPE. She also planted a tree when at the school.
Posting on her official Facebook page, Senator Kihika wrote;
“I was blown away by how beautiful the school is. There are actually two schools in the compound. (Kaptembwa & Heshima Primary Schools) whose buildings are identical. There are about two thousand students in each school.
The teachers and students were really vibrant. They are also performing well despite their high student/teacher ratio. I was totally impressed by the serenity in this compound despite the surrounding area being very busy and heavily populated.
I wish we could have these schools as the model for other school.”
In his address, MP Samuel Arama promised to set aside Kshs. 7 million in the next financial year to buy a bus for the school.
He also wants the government to provide two police officers to guard the school. Arama said there had been cases of vandalism on the school and hoped the issue of security would be looked into soon.
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