Kwale Governor Salim Mvurya is the new Coast region patron of the Kenya Primary Schools Headteachers Association (Kepsha).
The second-term Jubilee county boss was installed as the region's patron during a teachers’ conference at the Kabarak University in Nakuru.
The Kepsha regional chairman Fuad Ali said that stakeholders from the region had unanimously agreed to back Mvurya for the post as they seek to transform the education sector.
He hailed Mvurya for his role in the education sector since he was elected into the governorship post in 2013. Ali noted that the governor has been very passionate and committed to championing for education for many years.
"Mvurya's commitment to education is evident for all to see. He has come up with education programmes that are exemplary in the entire nation and we feel he is the right patron for Kepsha," said Ali, as quoted by Daily Nation.
During the two-day conference, 1,500 head teachers from different schools shared their experiences in various capacities. The regional education director, Mr Hassan Duale said that the education sector has reaped endless benefits from devolution.
He said that the lack of political support was among the greatest challenges this sector faced over the years before the adoption of the new constitution.
On his part, Mvurya said he is humbled by the new appointment and promised to serve the people with commitment during his reign in office.
"I take this responsibility you have bestowed upon me with humility and respect. I want to pledge my support and promise to use all possible opportunities and networks to ensure we succeed together and that Kepsha becomes an institution that provides leadership and mentors education leaders to sput performance in the entire region," said Mvurya.