Pupils of Mukarara Primary school in the Waithaka area, Nairobi County were on Wednesday, May 11, treated to a rare occasion after Deputy President William Ruto served them lunch.
In what depicted qualities of a humble servant, the Kenya Kwanza presidential hopeful who was dressed like a cook was captured serving rice and beans and was being assisted by Nairobi gubernatorial hopeful Johnson Sakaja.
The deputy president who has donned a white pair of trouser and long sleeve shirt put on a blue serving dress written on Food for Education.
Speaking during the occasion, the former Agriculture Minister said it was a great pleasure to share a meal with the pupils.
He further thanked Anne Wawira for running the Food4Education initiative that is estimated to benefit more than 20 school-going children in the country’s capital city.
“It was a great pleasure sharing a meal with the pupils of Mukarara Primary School. We thank the Dagoretti South NG-CDF and Anne Wawira for running Food4Education, an initiative that benefits more than 20,000 pupils every day in the Constituency,” William Ruto said.
The former Jubilee deputy party leader pledged free lunch to all public primary schools starting next academic calendar should the Kenya Kwanza form the next government.
This, he said, will increase the retention of pupils in schools and ensure a better diet for the children.
“The school feeding program at Mukarara Primary School in Dagoretti South Constituency is evidence that we can keep all our children in school. No child should be out of school for lack of food. That is our commitment as Kenya Kwanza,” Ruto said.
Also present were Dagoretti South MP John Kiarie, Waithaka area MCA Anthony Kiragu and several other members of the Nairobi County Assembly.