Tuesday, May 22, 2007
RONGAI CONSTITUENCY: Home to Kenya's who's who!
Rongai constituency is home for the damn rich and the damn poor! Two former presidents of Kenya and a good number of prominent people have resided or continue to reside in Rongai.
Dr Sally Kosgei- Former head of the civil service.
Col (Rtd) Wilson Boinett- Former director of intelligence.
Mr Francis Sang- Former director of the Criminal Investigation Department.
Mr John Lokorio- Former Comptroller of State House.
Japheth Kiptoon-Fomer cabinet minister and Education Permanent Secretary.
Mr Samuel Gichuru- Former Managing Director of the Kenya Power and Lighting Co.
Mutula Kilonzo- Prominent lawyer and ODM-Kenya activist
Unfortunately, majority of the residents of this constituency still live in abject poverty with little or nothing to boast about.
Rev. Patrick Waweru Foro is the man to watch among the parliamentary aspirants for the Rongai constituency seat in this year’s General elections.
Rev. Foro attended Kanga primary school before transferring to Kericho Boys Boarding Primary School. Later he joined Cherangani High School and Kapcherop Secondary Schools. On completion of Secondary school education Rev. Foro worked as an Evangelist at home before joining Kenya Highlands Bible College in Kericho, where he graduated with an Adv. Dip in Theology.
While in college Rev. Foro taught Music and Christian education at Milimani Grammar School. After graduation he worked with his local church for some time before venturing into full-time teaching at Milimani Grammar School. After a short while, Rev. Patrick W.Foro went to the UK for further studies. He graduated with a B.A (Hons) in Religious studies and a minor in IT at Middlesex University (UK). Rev.Foro is currently completing a Master of Arts degree in Christian Education and a Diploma in Local Government Management.
After graduation from Middlesex University, Rev.Foro became an assistance minister at Vision Gospel Ministries International. A year later he joined the teaching staff of Vision College of Theology and Business Studies (UK). Later on he moved into transport business where he thrived and made headways in areas that other Africans had failed. Success in business did not take him away from church ministry. Rev.Foro has lately joined hands with another Kenyan minister sent by his mother church to establish PRESBYTRIAN CHURCH OF EAST AFRICA – UK OUTREACH.
A charismatic public speaker, Rev.Patrick W.Foro has participated in numerous debates both on the local and international level discussing issues ranging from politics, economics and environmental conservation to social injustice and liberty in general. With a burden for his constituents, Rev.Foro frequently calls on individuals and organizations to work with the people of Rongai to alleviate their poverty.His love for the people of Rongai knows no boundaries and he speaks passionately about the changes that he knows would bring about a difference to the lives of those he fondly addresses as his mums, dads, brothers and sisters.
Rev.Foro has worked to promote a lot of local development projects in his home area. Right now word is rife that he has been endorsed by the constituents of Rongai to represent them because he cares about their welfare.
Rev.Foro has joined hands with the Rongai Constituency Pastors Association which is inter-denominational with one goal - to make Rongai a better place for the people of Rongai and glorify God in all corners of the constituency.
While working in the transport sector both in Kenya and in the UK,Rev. Foro has made enormous contributions in his local community. Rev.Foro boldly says once he is elected he will do the following things for his constitents:
- Represent Rongai constituents and ensure that their views are heard and acted upon.
- Improve and initiate developments that will benefit the local community.
This can be drawn clearly as …
-CLEAN WATER – (Boreholes)
- ROADS – (by buying our own graders, backhoe, rollers etc)
-HOSPITAL (Rongai Community Hospital)
- PLAYING FIELDS - which includes a Rongai Stadium
- EDUCATION – (To build five new secondary schools)
-CHAPLAINCY DEPARTMENT – (Responsible for the well-being of the
People of Rongai & provision of funeral service transport vehicles)
Rev.Patrick Waweru Foro can be reached using the followings contacts:
Rev. Patrick Foro
Tel: 00 254 -------
Motto: “A BETTER RONGAI FOR THE GLORY OF GOD AND FOR THE JOY OF THE PEOPLE OF RONGAI”