KNA The Speaker of the National Assembly Justin Muturi has urged professionals in Embu county to strive to give back to the society as a way of lifting the lives of the less fortunate.
He told the professionals during a meeting at the University of Embu to mentor the upcoming generations by acting as role models to ensure the helped in molding their future.
During a bonding session with Embu County Professionals Development Association (ECPDA), the Speaker challenged them not to ask what they could get from the society but ask themselves what they could give to the needy in the society.
Muturi urged them to continue visiting their former primary and secondary schools to mentor the students.
He challenged them to encourage the upcoming young leaders and professionals in the society so as to have upright leadership in future.
The Speaker challenged the professionals to embrace politics for development and avoid disassociating themselves for politics affects all the spheres of life.
On politics the Speaker challenged the women not to wait for top up positions or nominated positions in Parliament but go for elective positions.
The Speaker has called for the support of the professionals in his bid for presidency in the forthcoming election.
Former Embu Senator Lenny Kivuti said the leaders in Mt. Kenya East Region have thrown their weight behind the Speaker for he qualifies and has capabilities in handling a presidential position.
Kivuti urged all the professionals to unite and propel development in Embu urging them also to embrace politics as an agent of development.
He said as professionals, they were particularly focused on education and helping the youths in order to have a prosperous Embu County.
University of Embu Vice Chancellor Prof. Daniel Mugendi appreciated the partnership the university has with the professionals in the county.
The Vice Chancellor applauded the professionals for outreach in primary and secondary schools for mentorship and advice which has impacted positively in schools in Embu.
Prof. Mugendi said they would continue with the programmes to assist the learners though since the onset of covid-19 pandemic, the progress has slowed.
ECPDA chairperson Dr. Josephine Kibaru Mbae said the professionals were prioritising education in Embu noting that they have been having mentorship programmes in primary and secondary schools.
She noted that since they started the mentorship programme in 2018, they have seen tremendous achievement noting in that year, Embu County had only one A plain but last year, the figure rose to 15 A plain.