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AMIGOS WINS TIM WANYONYI SUPER CUP 2014

  • Friday, 20 March 2015 05:36
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Kangemi based Amigos FC on Sunday, December 14, 2014 won the Westlands Constituency Tim Wanyonyi Super Cup.

Amigos beat Kangemi All Stars 5-4 on post-match penalties to carry home the prize of KES 60,000.

In the female category, Kangemi ladies beat Mountain View ladies 5-4 also on post-match penalties to carry home the cup.

The runners up also carried home KES 40,000  each.

Present during the finals played at Kihumbuini grounds in Kangemi were AFC Leopards Chairman- Mr Allan Kasavuli, Shabana Fc Chairman Mr Gerald Naviton, FKF Nairobi Branch Chairman Mr Michael Ouma and former AFC Leopards treasurer who has been the tournament organizer Mr Suleiman Hamisi.

The tournament had teams from the five wards in Westlands constituency battle it out for the grand prize. 

AFC Leopards Joseph Shikokoti, Tusker’s Faruq Shikalo, Gor Mahias Paul Odhiambo and Harambee Stars international Francis Kahata are some of the players who played for various teams in the tournament.

Speaking during the tournament, Wanyonyi said CDF will be used to boost sports in the Constituency.

"We will make sure we are nurturing talent. I want to tell the youth to stop doing things that cannot change their lives.I will work with you if you are ready to work with me," he said.

Wanyonyi asked the youth to propose any sporting event before the end of the year and he will sponsor it.

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108 Youth, Women and Persons with Disability groups from Westlands Constituency were on Friday, February 6, 2015 issued with Uwezo Fund Cheques worth KES 9 million in a delightful event held at the Highridge Secondary School Hall, Highridge Ward.

Westlands MP Hon Tim Wanyonyi who is the Constituency Patron of the fund urged the recipients of the loan to use the loans prudently in line with the intended purpose. He said that proper use of the loans will enable them to lift their socio-economic status and create more jobs.

Hon Wanyonyi also called upon Persons with Disability (PWDs) not to sit back and beg. He said that they should identify what they can do however small.

“I am an example. I will ensure all people with disability are engaged in development activities. The time of sitting back for people to feed us is over,” Wanyonyi said.

He also beseeched more Youth, Women and PWD groups to apply for the Uwezo funds.  Westlands was allocated KES 15.5 million by the Uwezo Fund board and only KES 9 million has been disbursed.

The MP also said mentioned that Uwezo fund is a loan and must be paid back and not misused.

The Westlands Sub County Commissioner Mrs Flora Mworoa told the groups not to engage in illegal businesses.

Finally, the Westlands Uwezo Fund Chairperson Mrs Lillian Ngoge asked the groups to make strides to repay the loan early in order to qualify for a second allocation.

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1600 STUDENTS BENEFIT FROM WESTLANDS BURSARY FUNDS

  • Thursday, 12 March 2015 13:10
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More than 1600 needy students from Westlands Constituency on Wednesday, February 18, 2015   benefited from the KES 10 million Constituency Development Funds (CDF) bursary funds.

Addressing members of the public and beneficiaries during the funds disbursement at the Constituency Office, the area Member of Parliament (MP) Hon Tim Wanyonyi reaffirmed his dedication towards improving education.

He said that the CDF will continue sponsoring students who are willing to join Kangemi Youth Polytechnic for various technical courses. He added that he was delighted with the huge turnout of constituents during the Westlands bursary open days held in each ward.

The MP called on all to be vigilant on people who deny their children right to education. He also mentioned that he would support constituents who sincerely approach him with genuine cases of bright and needy students.

The Chairperson of the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) Mrs Pamela Lusaka, said that her committee had fairly disbursed the funds in all wards without discrimination.

The beneficiaries were primary, secondary and middle level college students.

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RUNDA POLICE GET HOUSES FROM WESTLANDS CDF

  • Thursday, 12 March 2015 13:07
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Westlands MP Hon Tim Wanyonyi on Monday, January 12, 2015 handed over six housing units   built at a cost of KES 8 million to Runda police station.

The construction of the one-bedroom self-contained houses was funded by Westlands CDF and took only four months to complete.

The houses will accommodate 12 police officers, increasing the number of police officers residing at the station to 17.

Five officers live in a hall donated by a local church.

Speaking at the station, Hon Wanyonyi said this will help the officers fight crime by responding to emergencies swiftly.

“Our CDF money is very little but we have to squeeze it to help police officers fight crime effectively by ensuring they live within the station,” he said.

Wanyonyi said Westlands hosts UN offices and embassies so international visitors as well as local residents must feel safe.

The Nairobi City County Commander of Police, Mr Benson Kibue, officially received the houses on behalf of the Police Service and thanked Hon Tim Wanyonyi and the Westlands CDF for the houses.

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NEWSPAPERS IN EDUCATION PROJECT LAUNCHED

  • Thursday, 12 March 2015 12:40
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The Westlands Constituency Newspapers in Education (NiE) primary schools project was launched on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at Highridge Secondary School.

Hon Tim Wanyonyi, the Westlands Member of Parliament (MP) who is sponsoring the programme presided over the launch.

The initiative is in partnership with Nation Media Group (NMG) who will provide reading resources, volunteers and publicity for various activities.

Each of the 18 public primary schools in the constituency will benefit from the initiative.

The main purpose of the program is to improve reading, spelling and writing abilities. In addition, it will help teachers to use the newspapers in meeting their curriculum objectives in the classroom.

Some of the activities to be implemented include reading clubs, spelling bees, sports days and debate competitions that will run throughout the year.

Speaking during the event, the MP called upon the teachers to utilize the program to effectively develop critical thinking among pupils.

“Back in our day’s newspapers played a pivotal role in cultivating a reading culture, improving literacy and developing critical thinking,” he said.

The project was co-facilitated by Ms Carol Mani, the Nation Media Group Newspapers in Education (NiE) Coordinator.

Hon Tim Wanyonyi, Member of Parliament (MP) for Westlands Constituency, on Friday, March 8, 2015 called on the Westlands residents to support his efforts to develop education in the area to an appreciable level.

“We cannot satisfactorily develop education with a lot of politicking,” he said.

The Member of Parliament (MP) made the call when presenting eight (8) computers and ten (10) sewing machines to Kangemi Youth Polytechnic in his constituency at a ceremony held in the same institution.

The donation brings the total number of computers in the institution to twelve (12) and the sewing machines to sixteen (16).

Hon Tim Wanyonyi reiterated his commitment to maintain education as a priority as it remained the backbone of socio-economic development in any society.

He urged parents to shun negative rhetoric on the marketability of courses offered in middle level colleges adding that skills acquired in such institutions will enable them to earn a living or be self-employed.

The MP also said that the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) will in the next financial year 2015/2016 allocate KES 10 million to build a hall in the institution. He called upon a church currently using the intended space to move to allow for this development.

Mr Leonard Mititi, Nairobi City County Assistant Director Technical and Vocational Training mentioned that all youth polytechnics in Nairobi County shall be registered before the end of June 2015.

Ms Jecinta Charles, Nairobi City County Chief Quality Assurance and Standards Officer requested other stakeholders to borrow a leaf from the Westlands legislator by donating towards improving the facilities in other existing youth polytechnics.

Other leaders who attended the event include Mr Robert Thuo Irungu, the Nairobi City County Educational Officer, Ms Pamela Lusaka, the Westlands CDF Chairlady, Mrs Lillian Ngoge, the Westlands Uwezo Fund Chairlady and the Kangemi Assistant County Commissioner, Mr Peter Ng’entu.

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Brunch for Charity

  • Thursday, 20 June 2013 13:22
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The High Commission of Malaysia Ladies Association (PERWAKILAN Nairobi) in Nairobi held a Brunch on Saturday June 15, 2013 to raise funds for charity. The event was hosted by the Malaysian High Commissioner to Kenya H.E Ismail Salam at his residence in Runda. Hon Timothy Wanyonyi, the MP Westlands, was a key guest at the event. The Hon MP was accompanied by his wife Mrs Electina Wanyonyi. Dr Edward Odundo, Chief Executive Officer of the Retirement Benefits Authority (RBA) also attended the event.

The “All You Can Eat Brunch” was an informal charity event, whose returns will go towards supporting orphanages both in Kenya and Malaysia. There was a raffle draw, which saw lucky guests walk away with gift bags. Guests were treated to  Malaysian cuisine with foods like Nasi Lemak (Coconut milk rice), Mee Rebus(Noodles with sweet potato gravy) and Roti Jala (Lace Pancake with chicken curry).