It was all joy and excitement as pupils and students from Joytown Primary School and Joytown Secondary School in Thika received two buses promised to them by President Uhuru Kenyatta over the Easter holiday.
Thika Town MP Alice Ng’ang’a said the President had called her and representatives of the school to State House, Nairobi, earlier Thursday for a breakfast meeting, which was followed by the official handing over of the buses to the heads of the schools.
The two buses arrived in Thika early Thursday afternoon and were escorted by a convoy of vehicles led by Ms Ng’ang’a and residents of Thika.
The buses were driven around Thika before they were briefly parked at Joytown Primary School and later returned to Nairobi for further modifications.
“The two buses will be modified to suit the special needs of our physically challenged children before they are ready for use,” said said Joytown Primary School headteacher James Macharia.
“We are just grateful to the President for fulfilling his promise to us,” said Mr Macharia.