MP condemns increasing crime rate
27 October 2014, 20:50
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
"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
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