By Teckla Wasonga
Secondary Schools EAC clubs held their 3rd joint activity at Precious Blood Girls, Riruta Secondary School last weekend with a pledge towards the promotion of the EAC integration agenda.
The occasion brought together students from six different schools from Nairobi and Kiambu Counties, among them: Mary Leakey High School, Maryhill High School , Nairobi School, Amani Academy Primary School, Rithumitu High School and the hosts; Precious Blood Girls Riruta .
The Principal of Precious Blood Girls Riruta Ms Jacinta Akatsa welcomed the EAC officials and other guests present saying that through the launching of EAC clubs in schools she had been able to learn more about the EAC Integration and its anthem which sang on Mondays and Fridays during assembly time. She added that she was ready to learn more about the EAC integration process and its benefits towards the youth development in the community.
The event was graced by EAC Assistant Director for Social Affairs Ms. Phyllis Watwana who was flanked by a Senior Assistant Director of Regional Integration from State Department of EAC, Mr. Samuel Kahenu. Other organizations represented in the event included State Department of Youth Affairs, Sauti ya Jamii, EAC Youth Ambassadors Forum and the Ministry of Education.
Michael Okidi – Public Communication 17/2/2017
Stakeholders in the East African Community (EAC) Integration process now want Kenyan regional integration policy makers and planners to develop a national strategic plan around which the country’s engagement with her regional neighbours should rotate.
Meeting under a grouping dubbed Friends of EAC at a Nairobi hotel yesterday, the stakeholders further insisted on a clearly structured engagement in matters of regional integration, if Kenya’s position as a leading economic power in the region is too be sustained.
They noted that through the proposed national strategic plan, Kenya would clearly mark out her strategic interests, which must be safeguarded throughout the various regional integration engagements. This, they noted, would safeguard the country’s growth and prosperity policy while at the same time lending adequate support to the integration process.
Teckla Wasonga - PC
The EAC Youth Ambassadors of Kenya for the year 2017/2018 have officially taken over the office from their predecessors, promising to continue from where their predecessors left and to maintain the high standards they set in the community.
The 2017/2018 team will be led by Anne Yvonne from Catholic University of East Africa and will be deputized by Brian Githinji of Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology. Other members includes Gloria Omondi, Kelvin Opere, Mabel Nelima and Gibson Kadenge.
The ceremony that took place in the State Department of EAC Integration Boardroom, was presided over by the EAC Affairs Integration Secretary Barrack Ndegwa.