Speaker Wetangula tours Nyeri Scout sites ahead of global event

National Assembly Speaker Moses Wetang’ula lays a wreath at Baden Powell's graveside in Nyeri. [Kibata Kihu, Standard]

National Assembly Speaker Moses Wetang’ula has urged youth across the country to join the scouting movement as a way of instilling discipline in their lives.

Wetang’ula, who is also the Patron of the World Scouts Parliamentary Union, said the scouting movement had shaped the lives of many youths because it was a movement that strictly adhered to discipline and good upbringing.

Speaking during a meeting with county stakeholders led by Deputy Governor David Kinanire, and senior government officials Wetang’ula said he was impressed with the plans to host scout MPs from around the world in June.

“We are here assessing the preparedness of Kenya to host the global event,” he said. 

The Speaker, who went on to disclose that he became a  scout in class three, urged the youth to join the movement so as not to engage in drug abuse and anti-social activities.

"Scouting is synonymous with discipline and that is what the youths should strive to preach for a better country," he said.

 Wetang’ula noted that Nyeri stands out thanks to its association with the scouting movement and as the final resting place of Boy Scouts founder, Lord Baden Powell. 

WSPU caucus has been in operation in the National Assembly since 1990 and was formalized in 2014. It currently boasts 75 members.