On the 23rd March 2012, Ndhiwa Maarifa Centre was privileged to host Hon. Martin Owino, a medical expert and political aspirant for Ndhiwa constituency parliamentary seat 2013. To us it was another mileage because rarely has the politicians paid a visit to this centre for the past six years of its service to the needy community of which they refer to as the electorate.
Someone once said that ‘knowledge is to know that tomato is a fruit, but wisdom is not to use it as a pudding’. We are not going to take this privilege to blame any of the politicians for the past but I believe that Hon. Martin Owino has created a turning point to the kind of political consideration in the projects that are/will continue to assist and improve the livelihood of its people.
Hon. Martin Owino was able to address the 120 attending electorates who are trainees and partners of Ndhiwa Maarifa Centre on the need of them voting wisely and peacefully. He highly appraised what ALIN has done to this community in the past years despite the challenges it has gone through as a rapidly growing organization.
He was quick to say that as to the reason why most politicians might have failed to visit and support this centre was because a good number of them preferred leading ignorant electorates who barely have room for listening to policies. His urge was that it would have been a great idea to have such centres in all the 6 divisions of Ndhiwa to empower the people. Otherwise our guest had very good policies that we may not be able to highlight here due to a number of reasons. In his final remarks, Hon. Martin Owino promised never leave the centre the way he found it and he pledged to support it by donating a few computers for the ICT training and books for the community library.