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MP condemns increasing crime rate

27 October 2014, 20:50 Jane Zack

Nambale - Member of Parliament John Bunyasi has highly condemned incidents of family level violence that create tension among families which are particularly committed by youth groups, and have been on the rise in the recent past in his Constituency.

He however said that such issues of insecurity in the region will be dealt with thoroughly through the help of chiefs and uniformed officers.

"Contributing factors of violence such us alcoholism can be addressed through counseling with the help of the chiefs, churches and the elders within the community.  Each incident is important to be dealt with accordingly and we shall not to wait for the numbers to grow, but will instead handle them as early as possible." Bunyasi said.

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He was speaking at the weekend at Emasinde village of Mungatsi sub-location, Nambale Constituency during the burial of Mzee Divus Wesonga Wamurwa, 77, who was attacked by known assailants a few kilometers from his home and succumbed to the injuries.

The deceased, who was a vetinary officer in Nambale Sub-county was attacked and hit by a blunt object on the head by an alleged relative under unclear circumstances, and died while undergoing treatment at the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital in Eldoret.

The suspect is still at large as he went into hiding, but police have launched a man-hunt and called upon members of the community to volunteer any information that might lead to his arrest.

Separately on education matters, the Nambale legislature noted that in his constituency, education is his highest priority as it will to equip the youth during this and the coming generations with skills they need to survive, and hence address the alarming poverty issues in Busia County.

He said, "We have prioritized education to start from pre-school, and it is my intension in my five-year term, to add at least 15 new primary schools in Nambale. The problem main problem is population density, and our target is to bring schools within a kilometer." He said.

He added that he will also expand Secondary and Post-Secondary school opportunities by supporting youth polytechnics and working with the National Government to construct diploma level institutions at Mungatsi area.

"Education especially through technical institutions will help the youth in acquiring skills and in creating avenues for self-employment, which will go a long way in improving job prospects for our community." He said.

As part of supportive measures to improve on performances in education, funds have been allocated for provision of Continuous Assessment exams to mimic the pupils on what the exams might be like and get evaluations in a bid to motivate them according to Bunyasi.

"We are also working hard in improving infrastructure in schools by providing adequate furniture in classrooms and offices for staff, access to computer facilities, library facilities and introducing the school feeding program.

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