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Rachel Ngaira was born and raised in Kivagala village in a family of thirteen. The mother of eight is married in Jivovoli village, Shamakhokho ward of Vihiga county. Her father served as a councillor hence she is motivated to keep the family legacy through contesting for an elective position. Her vision is to improve the livelihoods of the marginalized and less fortunate in Shamakhokho ward.

Racheal is a career teacher with over three decades of experience teaching in various schools and holding different administrative leadership positions. Her passion for girl’s netball also saw her work as a netball coach in various schools where she taught. She introduced netball at the Thika School for the Blind. She has taught several prominent persons including former ODM nominated MP Isaac Mwaura and Rueben Kigame who is a prominent preacher and musician. She taught in the following schools across the country: Mwatate Primary School where she served as a teacher and girl guides trainer; Thika School for the Blind where she was the games mistress, senior teacher and students welfare teacher; Kaimosi Junior Primary School as a teacher and girl guides trainer; and at Shamakhokho Primary School where she was also a girl guide teacher.

She has also served as a board member of the CDF kitty in Hamisi constituency where she was able to initiate several development projects in Shamakhokho ward such as enabling schools to access development and bursary funds.

Development Agenda:

Empowerment

Shamakhokho ward has suffered marginalization for long and the area has continued to languish in adverse poverty even in this era of devolution. The entire community is highly affected but women and youth suffer more because they are the majority. Racheal purposes to lobby the county assembly to pass laws that will help protect the girl child from old outdated cultural practices such as early marriages and girl child discrimination when it comes to schooling. She also intends to empower the youth and women through encouraging to form groups and participate in economic activities.

Education

Shamakhokho ward has very few ECDE centres and even schools are few thus children are forced to walk very long distances to access education. The few centres do not have qualified teachers and also lack enough learning material to aid the children in learning. Racheal intends to lobby the county government and well-wishers to help create a kitty for the expansion and upgrading of the existing ECDE classes and constructing more across the ward to cater for the increasing number of children. She also purposes to use the kitty to purchase more learning material and lobby for the deployment of qualified teachers to the region.

Health

Shamakhokho ward also suffers from insufficiency of health facilities and the few that are available are not well equipped with medical equipment and drugs. The facilities also do not have enough medical personnel to cater for the residents of the ward. Racheal intends to lobby the county government to allocate funds for the renovation of the existing public health facilities. She also purposes to use the funds to construct new health facilities so that every resident of Shamakhokho ward can access medical assistance easily.

 

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  • MCA
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