Big Day At Ruthimitu Mixed Secondary School

By Collins Wanzallah

Retired Anglican Archbishop Eliud Wabukala has advised Christians to strictly adhere to the teachings in the Bible to avoid being confused by some “rogue” Pastors in the country. Archbishop Wabukala spoke at Ruthimitu Mixed Secondary School in Nairobi on Monday during the launch of the school alumni chapter and career day.

He said that the recent discovery of dozens of graves in Shakahola forest Kilifi County on a farm suspected to belong to controversial pastor Paul Nthenge Mackenzie whose bodies are believed to be followers of Mackenzie was a firm indication that the followers had been indoctrinated.

Rtd Anglican Archbishop Eliud Wabukala with other participants at the school

Mr Wabukala alongside Captain Mark Koross of Kenya Airways advised students to work hard in school and not rely on free things. He advised that some preachers were fake, giving out free things as a way to lure people to join their cults. “You students, I kindly advise you to work hard in school and after your education use the knowledge you have gained as you transition to university or college and work hard,” said Wabukala.

Participants plant trees at the event

He advised students to work hard adding that relying on free things is mostly “expensive” and can lead to youths being introduced to cults where the beneficiaries are the fake Pastors and Bishops. Wabukala who is also the former Chairman of the Ethics and Anticorruption Commission (EACC) called on the youths to use social media platforms well as it also contributes to social and behavioural decay if misused.

Captain Koross who is also a chief pilot instructor at Westrift Aviation based at the Wilson airport in Nairobi called on the youths in the country to desist from the use of drugs saying that the use of drugs contributed greatly to indiscipline and unrest in schools and other institutions of higher learning.

“There`s no championship in the use of drugs, drugs can only lead you in participating in criminal activities or in disobeying teachers and mentors. You will only be awarded gold, bronze, silver or certificate if you work hard in academics or sports,” he told the students.    The area MP John Kiarie through the area MCA Peter Mwangi “Osama” said that he will gift the school with computers for students to begin learning computers at an early age. He will also assist in the provision of macadamia trees for planting at the school in line with President William Ruto`s directive of planting 15 billion trees in the country as a way of containing climate change.

Participants plant trees at the event

The event kicked off with the planting of trees around the school compound, the event was also attended by veteran motivational speaker Robert Burale, the school principal John Thairu, and two former school teachers Doreen Mirikau and Waweru Mburu. Alumni present were Salome Wanjiku, Collins Kweyu, Joan Ndichu, Hamisi Ramadhan, Peter Mwere Keziah Mbaire, Kihiko and alumni secretary Stephen Radoli.

The event was sponsored by among others West Rift Aviation, Wildnow, Judea Waters, Waterpoint Gardens, Juddy Fashions, Cool Shade Education, K&K Kitchen, Inua Dada Foundation, Gina-Din Foundation, Mary Wachoro, Caroline Wanjiru and The Weekly Vision Media Company . The rest of the alumni followed the event through live streaming. “The event was lively and I hope the alumni will help in the growth of education standard at the school and also help in networking” said Zubeda Njoki in Lamu. 

The alumni through Wanjiku appealed to well-wishers and partners to support them achieve their projects and programs by sending donations through Lipa na Mpesa-Buy goods till number 8404886.

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