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Daily Nation : February 2nd 2014
February 2, 2014 sunday nation a young nation 5 stars answer your questions chievers corner Hon Boniface Kinoti Gatobu The youngest Member of Parliament BY FRANKLINE AKHUBULA email@example.com Mr Boniface Kinoti Gatobu is Member of Parliament for Buuri constituency in Meru County. He is the youngest MP in the current parliament having been elected last year at the age of 26 years. Before then, Mr Gatobu worked as a volunteer teacher in several schools in Meru County. He answers questions posed to him by pupils of Gathuine primary, Buuri district in Meru County. Charity Ntinyani, 13 Were you a bright pupil in class while growing up? Hon Gatobu: I was an average pupil in primary school and the first two years in high school. I, however, worked very hard and improved my grades in Form 3 and 4. Good performance in class is important because it’s one of the ways that enables leaders to stand out. People who excel in their studies make good leaders. Miriam Kathambi, 13 What was your inspiration to work hard in school? Hon Gatobu: I was inspired by one of my neighbours in the village who is an engineer. I always wanted to emulate him. I also wanted to motivate people from my area and prove to them that in life everything is possible. You should always have a role model because such people give you direction and help you to work hard. Hildah Gakii, 13 How did you realise that you could make a good politician? Hon Gatobu: I wouldn’t say that I wanted to become a politician but my ambition was to become a leader and help transform lives in the society. It didn’t matter to me in what capacity I would serve the people. However, after serious consideration I realised that being a Member of Parliament would present to me the best opportunity to serve the community in a bigger way. Kevin Karani, 13 What was your preferred career path while growing up? Hon Gatobu: I always wanted to become an engineer because I was a top student in mathematics both in primary and secondary school. But after high school, I changed my mind and enrolled for a degree in field of business at the University of Nairobi. I would advise every pupil to work hard in all subjects because they are all important in life. Bildad Muriuki, 13 What can I start doing today if I want to be like you in future? How did you convince the people of Buuri to vote for you? Hon Gatobu: You have to set goals and remain focused in order to achieve them. You must also be prayerful, God-fearing and always try to be sincere because people want to be led by someone who makes promises and honours them; and also someone who helps to improve their lives. I think what I did for the constituency – teaching pupils and students for free – is what made me attractive to the voters as compared to my opponents. Haningtone Muriungi, 14 Where do you get the money you use for development in the constituency? Hon Gatobu: I get the money from friends and organisations. Among those that have helped so far are the Lewa Conservancy, the Kenya Red Cross, the media, the British High Commission and Equity Bank, among other partners. DStv BRINGS YOU A NEW SEASON OF ‘JOHNNY TEST’. J ohnny is back on Cartoon Network, every Monday at 5:45pm! With sister, Susan and Mary and mom and dad their home is a wonderful ball of fun. Susan and Mary use Johnny in their experiments and inventions making his life very exciting. Though the experiments often cause problems that he must resolve and he occasionally saves the world with his sister’s inventions. Johnny also has a pet dog, Dukey, who is able to talk after his sisters made an experiment of him, who together with Eugene his enemy get into lots of twists and turns. This is an amazing show to continue following. ORIGIN OF WORDS/THINGS/ NAMES/PHRASES JODHPURS This is the name of a ty trouser worn by horse Also known as riding b these trousers are usua (loose fitting) at the hi narrow from the knees ankles. They are usually rein with patches at the kne inner thigh - at the poin where the rider’s legs g the horse. When India was a Br colony, the British notic that in the ancient city Jodhpur in the state of Rajasthan in Northern India, the men wore trousers similar to ridin breeches - wide at the hip and narrow from the knee to the ankle. They borrowed the name of the city and gave it to their riding breeches. Although the city is Jodhpur, the trousers are known as Jodhpurs. Any comments or contributions? Send to: firstname.lastname@example.org Any comments or contributions?
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