Town Brought to Standstill by Convoy of School Buses [VIDEO]

  • The buses purchsed by the CDF for schools in Cherangany constituency on September 12, 2020.
    The buses purchased by the CDF for schools in Cherangany constituency on September 12, 2020.
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  • Residents of Eldoret town on Saturday, September 12, woke up to a rather rare spectacle of a convoy of school buses snaking through their streets.

    The buses, six in number, made their way from the town to the respective schools they were destined for.

    With a banner plastered on the front of the each vehicle, the buses were driven around the town, hooting as residents watched in amazement.

    The school buses making their way through Eldoret town on September 12, 2020.
    The school buses making their way through Eldoret town on September 12, 2020.
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    Cherangany MP Joshua Kutuny virtually flagged off the vehicles via his social media with a message.

    "6 Buses for my constituency leaving Eldoret town to Cherangany constituency. Safe Journey my team," he stated.

    Schools that were scheduled to receive the buses were Kipkeikei Girls High School, Kapkarwa, Nyakinywa, Geta and Kapcheplanget Secondary schools.

    Many CDF projects are geared towards schools in the constituency and in most cases to purchase buses.

    In July 2020, Rangwe MP Dr. Lilian Gogo handed over buses worth KSh33 Million to help schools participate actively in the competency-based curriculum.

    Gogo stated that the buses would help schools undertake subjects such as geography, agriculture, sciences, music and others which require students to tour various places to acquire practical experience on how some learning activities are undertaken.

    The vehicles were kept at Rangwe Police Station to enhance their safety until schools reopen.

    Members of Parliament had in October 2019, called on the Treasury to fast-track release of the funds to constituencies to ensure that projects do not grind to a halt.

    At the time, Cherangany was the only constituency that received less than half its allocation at Ksh30 million as the Treasury continued to hold Ksh4.1 billion meant for constituency projects in the last financial year.

    Watch the video of the buses in Eldoret town below: