Nyeri Governor H.E Mutahi Kahiga joined the scouts movement and ICT CS Joe Mucheru during this year’s commemoration of the scout’s founder, Lord Baden Powell.
Scouts and girl guides from Kenya and other countries convened the celebrations at Baden Powell Memorial Park, Nyeri town where the founder and his wife Olave were laid to rest. The event also marked 163 years since Powell was born.
The two leaders also laid wreaths during the event which was attended by over 2,000 scouts and girl guides from around the globe.
Baden Powell is recognized internationally for his selfless devotion and contribution to the growth of the Scouts movement which has been in the front line in promoting diversity and inclusion of youths. The graves of the couple have been one of the tourist attraction sites in the county.
Nyeri Governor who is also the Nyeri Scouts Patron applauded the Kenya Scouts Movement for continuing to nurture young boys and girls to grow into productive and responsible citizens.
He also urged stakeholders in the Ministry of Education to ensure that every school has a scout movement and pledged his support with a scout’s trainer in every institution in the county to see an ever growing and strong scout’s movement and also help revive the scouts camping sites.
This year’s theme is ‘Promoting Diversity and Inclusion for National Prosperity.’
The even comes eight months ahead of the World Scouts Parliamentary Union Conference which is expected to be held in Nyeri County in October this year.
Also present was the Deputy Governor H.E Dr. Caroline Karugu, County Secretary Benjamin Gachichio, Youth CEC Esther Ndung’u, Nyeri Town MP Hon. Ngunjiri Wambugu and scouts fraternity.
World Scouts Parliamentary Union Nyeri Chapter Chairman Hon. Stanley Wakibia, nominated MCA Hon. Patrick Mutahi was also in attendance.