Recently two Daylight students were featured on a Kenya Radio Station! Maurine and Griffin were asked to “Utter out a speech” about a topic they are passionate about.
Maurine, 7th grade at Daylight, announced that she is running for President of Kenya in 2022! Her platform is putting food on families tables, making education affordable for all Kenyan children, creating jobs, and ending corruption. Her platform is thoughtful, detailed, and will inspire you.
Griffin, 8th grade at Daylight, gave a speech about how West Pokot County (where Daylight School is located) is often given a bad name in the Kenyan media and people associate the Pokot Tribe with crime and poverty. So Griffin wanted to feature the good parts of his community.
My name is Maurine. I am in grade 7. I am going to utter out a speech.
Honorable country men and women, ladies and gentlemen, I am the President of the Republic of Kenya. This is 2022. This is how I want Kenya to run.
One, there shall be no corruption.
Two, education shall be affordable to all children of Kenya.
Three, to beat Al-Shabab we shall attack both foreign and local invaders. How? By making business easy to do in Kenya.
Four, foreign investors in my government shall have minimal taxes. Couple that with the government subsidies to enter into Kenya and do business so that we can create jobs.
Five, we shall reduce public burden in new government. My government will be cost efficient. And this is how I’m going to do it. Kenya is about 582,646 square kilometers. There shall be two senators in every county like in US. There are two senators in every state. By the courtesy of the director of Daylight Model School.
I’ll make sure I will place food on the table of every Kenya. Big projects like FGI cannot come first because they are a misnomer. No public representative shall drive our public vehicle more than 1.5 cc like in United States and United Kingdom.
I’ll remain your president and take care of all Kenyans.
My name is Griffin L. I am in grade 8 and I’m going to utter out a speech.
It began with gunshots, shedding of blood, above all cattle rustling. A county that is forgotten in the map of Kenya. A county that is known as thieves resting place. A county of no hope. Green Gates well known as the Karen Gates.
It is now a place to be! A vast shopping center. A place to acquire knowledge. Not forgetting our very own Makutano town. Our health is our wealth. Talking of Kapenguria Hospital, Pokots have all reason to smile! Expectant mothers, children, and the old each have a place to find medical care. Kapenguria Hospital is our treasure.
Professor John Krop, You are a great leader who ensures West Pokot County is at a better position compared to other counties. No more cattle rustling, no more fights at the border, and no more tribalism in West Pokot County. This is because of good leadership in the county. Rise one, rise all! Let’s appreciate our culture. The land of hidden treasure.
Thank you! I am Griffin L. from Daylight Model School. Welcome.
Thank you to all the Daylight staff and teachers, friends, and supporters around the world who make Daylight School possible. Together we are educating and inspiring a new generation of Kenyan leaders!