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Governor Mwangi wa Iria Meets With Initiates and their Guardians

Governor Mwangi wa Iria Meets With Initiates and their Guardians


On 9th and 10th December 2015 Governor Mwangi Wa Iria conducted interactive forums with guardians and initiates who had just completed the wholistic intiation program courtesy of the People's Government of Murang'a County. The Governor toured seven initiation centres in kahuro,Mathioya,Maragua,Gatanga,Gatanga and Kangema Sub-Counties that had a total of 1123 initiates who completed the ten days program.The Governor reiterated that the program is not only founded on surgical circumcision but also bringing back the boy child to the right track socially and in personal development; this renders a productive way of life for the boy child away from social ills such as drug abuse and enjoinment to criminal sects. The young men underwent comprehensive tutoring on areas such as responsible sexual behavior,spiritual growth, career choices and development drug and substance abuse, personal hygiene,radicalization and peer influence, progressive cultural values and others.
Governor Wa Iria further extended his regards to the parents and guardians for allowing their children to be under the care of the People's Government of Murang'a County throughout this program.The Couty boss also tender gratitudes to the medics for the health services offered, local leaders for mobilization and coordination,religious leaders,administrators in the various schools that were used as initiation centers and everyone else who played a role towards the success of this program.
The Governor also lauded the young men for heeding to the call on culturally progressive mode of rite of passage and their composure during this process.
The County Government is set to run a continuous monitoring and follow up on the areas where these boys will be absorbed into and precisely secondary and polytechnic institutions of learning will be done to ensure that they don't stray up.
In a concluding remark Governor Wa Iria exuded hope that this and future generations of a boy child in Murang'a County will lead an illustration of socio-political and economic progress.
The People's Government of Murang'a County will in addition to this roll out a program on empowering the girl child by way of counseling and mentorship in the year 2016.

By Governor's Communications Unit.

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