The sports category has moved to a new website.
ADVERTISEMENT

Tumaini Primary School apologises for viral video alleging student hunger

The county school feeding initiative was launched to provide daily nutrition to children in public schools around Nairobi

Tumaini Primary School headteacher Millicent Kefa

The management of Tumaini Primary School has apologised for a video that has gone viral on social media, showing a volunteer at the school claiming that pupils at the school went hungry on Monday, September 18.

In a video shared by Governor Sakaja, the headteacher, Millicent Kefa said, the school would continue providing meals to the pupils until they receive support from the Dishi Na County programme.

“I would like to apologise for the video that has gone viral. It had nothing to do with the school because this was personal and we are sorry for it,” the headteacher said.

In a statement, Governor Sakaja said that the first phase of the school feeding program was feeding 80,000 children.

ADVERTISEMENT

“All head teachers have communication to continue with their arrangements until the county communicates once the next phase begins,” he said.

The county government said that the remaining public schools will be onboarded after the ongoing registration process.

“There have been concerns that some parents in schools in the next phases have loaded money onto the 'Tap to Eat' platform - this is to assure them that money will only be expensed when the children have been provided with food,” said the Head Of County Public Service Patrick Analo Akivaga.

ADVERTISEMENT

The second stage is expected to reach over 190,000 children a day, and the final stage will bring the total to 250,000 children.

The county school feeding initiative was launched to provide daily nutrition to children in public schools around Nairobi

The program, which received a budget allocation of Sh1.2 billion, is expected to encourage students to attend school regularly and improve their overall well-being.

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Unblock notifications in browser settings.
ADVERTISEMENT

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: news@pulselive.co.ke

Recommended articles

Makadara Magistrate Monica Kivuti dies in hospital after gun attack

Makadara Magistrate Monica Kivuti dies in hospital after gun attack

DP Gachagua celebrates success of project that saw him receive threats

DP Gachagua celebrates success of project that saw him receive threats

Suspension of foreign trips & other directives given to Azimio MPs as Finance Bill 2024 battle shapes up

Suspension of foreign trips & other directives given to Azimio MPs as Finance Bill 2024 battle shapes up

Gachagua explains sudden shift in political stand that has rattled Ruto's men

Gachagua explains sudden shift in political stand that has rattled Ruto's men

Details of Ambassador Daniel Koikai's work at the UN and several other countries

Details of Ambassador Daniel Koikai's work at the UN and several other countries

Ichung'wa learns tough lesson after etiquette lapse while meeting Ruto [Video]

Ichung'wa learns tough lesson after etiquette lapse while meeting Ruto [Video]

CS Kindiki announces Eid al-Adha public holiday

CS Kindiki announces Eid al-Adha public holiday

Policewoman burns her policeman husband to death over gambling addiction

Policewoman burns her policeman husband to death over gambling addiction

Details of senior cop gunned down at Makadara Law Courts & CJ Koome's reaction

Details of senior cop gunned down at Makadara Law Courts & CJ Koome's reaction

ADVERTISEMENT