Deputy President Dr. William Samoei Ruto on Thursday launched the Kenya Kwanza Education Charter amid much cynicism from his political rivals about whether he will be able to implement this one, seeing he reneged on similar promises made in 2013.
During the 2013 Uhu-Ruto presidential campaign, the Deputy President is on record as promising every Kenyan child joining school a laptop within six months of being elected into office. The duo was elected alright but the laptop program fizzled out and was never carried through to completion.
The DP is back on the drawing board this time promising all children access to equitable, quality free early childhood, primary and secondary education with 100 percent transition from all levels. Very noble and idealistic manifesto but Kenyans are wary about whether it will be realized.
The DP also promised to establish National Teacher Training Colleges and convert existing Teacher Training Colleges into University campuses.
Meanwhile, his rival in the presidential race Azimio’s Raila Amollo Odinga is scheduled to jet out to Kigali on Friday for the Commonwealth Heads of State conference. Raila will be representing President Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta, yet again, at an international conference primarily meant for Presidents and Heads of State.