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Nanyuki students clean up

23 July 2012, 14:12 James Kabotia

Students in Nanyuki town took a National initiative to preach peace to the community by cleaning the environment ahead of the General Elections.

The process was conducted by Thingithu Secondary School, Thingithu Primary School and Nanyuki Polytechnic who ensured that the trading centre was cleaned up.

The institutions are geared towards spreading the initiative to the entire Laikipia County and that they had resolved to start with the nearby Thingithu trading centre.

Speaking to the media Thingithu Secondary School’s Environmental Peace club patron Joseph Mwai said that they have deemed it right to engage youths in the exercise since they are the ones mostly targeted by some politicians to precipitate violence as mirrored in the Post Election Violence.

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“This is a National initiative and we are trying our level best to secure our youth from any sort of manipulation from some of our politicians especially during the ongoing campaigning period”, said Mwai.

The patron added that the students have positively embraced the exercise and that they are optimistic that they will spread it to the county level.

“Our teachers introduced to us this activity and we are very happy that the community is there to emulate us. We will preach peace in Laikipia County and beyond”, said Letowon Mark chairman of Environmental Peace Club, Thingithu Secondary School.

Nanyuki Public Health Officer Peter Kinyua recommended the team saying that they will help in eradicating diseases brought about by stinking garbage.

Kinyua urged each resident of Nanyuki to have standard dust bin in order to ease garbage collection by the Municipal council.

The exercise was also supported Nanyuki Deputy Mayor Peter Kimondo who provided a garbage truck to help the students empty all the refuse.

“As a council we are proud of these young and energetic youths engage in such an encouraging exercise. We will support them hand in hand to quench their zeal of preaching peace in Kenya”, said the deputy mayor.

The Laikipia County Environmental Peace forum will be held on 30th July 2012 at Nanyuki Central Park and the National one will be graced by President Mwai Kibaki on 28th and 29th August 2012 in Nairobi.

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