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Dr. Endege Visits Jogoo House to Advance Education & Other Constitution Rights

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Dr. Endege, Rose Ndiritu & Dr. Flora Karimi at Jogoo House. Dr. Endege, Rose Ndiritu & Dr. Flora Karimi at Jogoo House.

Kenya Constitution article 43 reads, “(1) Every person has the right— (a) to the highest attainable standard of health, which includes the right to health care services, including reproductive health care; (b) to accessible and adequate housing, and to reasonable standards of sanitation; (c) to be free from hunger, and to have adequate food of acceptable quality; (d) to clean and safe water in adequate quantities; (e) to social security; and (f) to education.” Dr. Wilson Endege visited the Ministry of Education at Jogoo House in Nairobi to advance these constitutional rights for Kenyans.

Dr. Endege was accompanied by Rose Ndiritu, the Kenya University Project representative in Kenya who is also advancing the design-build. They went to the Ministry of Education that is headed by Cabinet Secretary Dr. Fred Matiangi. They met with Dr. Flora Karimi of the Ministry of Education and Dr. Jane Munga. The government officials welcomed the project. 

The main item for discussing was the National Government Incentives that once passed will grow the enrollment in the Kenya University System. A comparison to the U.S University-College System that has 22 million enrollment opportunities based on a 320 million population gives a ration of 1:15 of university enrollment to population. The Kenya University System has about 500,000 enrollments. This factored to the 45 million population is a 1:90 ratio. If Kenya was at U.S 1:15 ratio there would be a total of 3 million university enrollment opportunities.    

Another point noted was that the National Government Incentives once passed will contribute to a decline of deaths of children below the age of 5 years as more housing is supplied. Today, millions of Kenyans live in slums and unplanned settlements that contribute to the deaths of children below the age of 5 years.

Dr. Endege who is planning to open a production facility of medicine and vaccines also noted that the National Government Incentives will contribute to the development of the Kenya Medical Hospital System and a higher life expectancy rate in Kenya. The Diaspora professionals in the healthcare sector are working on the expansion of the Kenya Medical Hospital system. The U.S Medical Hospital for 320 million persons has a budget of $890 billion or about $120 billion to 45 million persons. This shows the development required as healthcare right, of highest attainable standard, is achieved.   

Lastly, he said the National Government Incentives will contribute to the creation of jobs. In the document he submitted to the ministry, he noted that in 2016 about 600,000 Kenyans entered the job market from becoming adults (attaining 18 years age) or from education completion. In the next 5 years about 4 million Kenyans will enter the job market as they look forward to start their adult and family life.

Dr. Endege was happy with the discussions and looks forward to working with the ministry to advance the growth of Kenya.   

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