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Tears Of Joy Freely Flow As Joytown Students Receive President Uhuru Buses

A carnival mood rocked Thika’s Joytown Primary and Secondary Schools when the two buses President Uhuru Kenyatta promised them over the Easter Holidays arrived on Thursday.

The grand entry of the two 52-seater machines at the schools’ grounds was marked by jubilation by hundreds of Joytown students and staff who had waited for them for over two years. Some pupils were unable to hold their tears as they wept uncontrollably with some rolling on the ground in joy.

Joytown Primary School headteacher Mr. James Ngugi Macharia thanked the president so much for his kind gesture.

“The Joytown family wish to thank the president so much for keeping his 2014 promise. It has been a long wait but it was worth it. We also thank our MP Alice Ng’ang’a who has been with us all through,” said an estatic Mr. Macharia.

On her part, the Principal Joytown Secondary School Leah Kamonye said that the president’s gesture was a real motivator to her students and staff to work harder and promised the president of improved performance in exams in return.

Wanja Maina, an alumni of the school posted this on Facebook; “In my Capacity as the Founding Chair of Joytown Primary School old Girls Association, I extend my heartfelt Gratitude to the head of state President Uhuru Kenyatta for the noble act of inviting the little ones to State House Nairobi and also donating to them a school Bus. What the president has done in my opinion is more than giving a bus. It is restoring dignity to disabled children. Last week the president started the much needed conversation on the friendliness of our curriculum to disabled students. Asante Bwana Uhuru! If that is PR, it is good PR.”

Kat Maingi, another former student said, “I attended Joytown Special School for a good part of my primary education. This is was after years of being teased and harassed by both students and teachers in normal schools due to my disability. I wish there were more such schools. Disability is not an easy thing to the child nor to the parent. I remember some parents would fake their details dump their children with the school and never return. Mr. President these institutions require more than just a bus. They need renovations, their teachers need to be paid more and special consideration for their nutrition. The School's motto is 'disability is not in ability ' this has been my moto as well. However a little boost for these special institutions would go a long way to make things so much easier.”

On behalf of Thika fraternity, MP Alice Wambui Ng’ang’a, who was part of the delegation that collected the two buses from State House Nairobi, thanked the president for always being there for the the people of Thika.

She reiterated Thika’s support of the Jubilee’s Government saying that they were behind the president and his deputy in all their initiatives.

Last Saturday, President Uhuru Kenyatta paid a surprise visit to the two institutions to share a little time with the students and staff for Easter. He promised them the buses and his government’s commitment into their welfare.

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