‘We will stand by you,’ Ruto assures Moi Girls, Nairobi
- The Deputy President said that he deliberately made sure he visited Moi Girls Nairobi High School, whose education has twice had to be interrupted because of a dormitory fire and sexual assault cases.
- In support of the girls, he said that the education ministry is constructing another dormitory.
KCSE candidates of Moi Girls High School Nairobi were on Thursday morning surprised by a visit from Deputy President William Ruto.
Mr. Ruto said that he deliberately made sure that he visited the school whose education has twice had to be interrupted because of a dormitory fire and sexual assault cases.
“I came here specifically, so that you can know that despite all the challenges, we will stand by you and stand by this school. So that you get an opportunity and those coming behind you, will have a place where they can acquire knowledge,” said DP Ruto.
He said that the Education Ministry is constructing another dormitory, which will be opened in January next year, and will accommodate 500 girls.
Ruto was also at the school as a parent; his daughter attends the same school and is a KCSE candidate as well.
“As I stand here I am just like any other parent. When I stand here I see you like my daughters,” he told the students.
Moi Girls High School, Nairobi which lost nine students last year to a dormitory fire, was also forced to indefinitely close for a week this year after allegations of rape surfaced.
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