President William Ruto joined the Nairobi School fraternity on Thursday, May 25, 2023, to commission a new dormitory and lay the foundation stone for a new Science Laboratory complex.
He was accompanied by a number of Nairobi School alumni, including Prime Minister Musalia Mudavadi and a number of other dignitaries.
Prior to welcoming President Ruto to make his speech, PCS Mudavadi requested that President Ruto purchase a bus for the school next time he comes visiting.
“I am convinced 100% that this is the best school in Kenya even though the judge said Loreto Girls is better. I am, however, allowed to register my objection. And speaking, not as a Primary Cabinet Secretary, Your Excellency, but as one of Nairobi School, I am very happy to say thank you for gracing this occasion and being with us today. Come again whenever you have the opportunity,” PCS Mudavadi.
But when he stood up to speak, President Ruto had other ideas.
“I know Musalia has raised an objection about whether this (school) is the greatest or there is another one. I do not want to engage myself in that one because I am not sure. But I also want to raise an objection on what he said about the bus. I think, Prime Cabinet Secretary, just buy the bus. And if you need to look for friends, and one of them is standing before you. So, I am sure Musalia will deliver the bus.
President Ruto added that the government would promote landmark schools in Kenya because they have great historical significance.
He urged the Education ministry to cast special attention to such schools in order to enrich Kenya’s heritage and to have premium institutions.