Schools receive sanitary pads under affirmative action fund

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Bungoma County woman representative Catherine Wambilianga and Kimilili MP Didmus Barasa
Bungoma County woman representative Catherine Wambilianga and Kimilili MP Didmus Barasa

Bungoma County woman representative Catherine Wambilianga has launched different projects through the government’s affirmative action fund among them provision of sanitary towels to both Primary and Secondary Schools. Being in the second phase this year, she said the aim is to ensure that all the schools in Bungoma County benefit from the program. She also urged parents to cooperate and ensure that the girl child is educated and also to support those who have finished their Form Four, to ensure they join middle-level colleges.

Women groups from the wards also benefited from tents distribution in the 45 wards, grants to women groups of 100,000 each and bursaries to the needy students both boys and girls and this applies also to those who dropped out of school. Last year’s target was 250 students and they managed to get 280 students and added that this year’s target is 300 students. For the first time also 100 bodaboda riders will be trained and be given driving licences.

On his part, Kimilili MP Didmus Barasa cautioned men who prey on school going girls that their days are numbered and action will be taken against them proposing that they need to be castrated. He also laughed off nominated MP Maina Kamanda’s proposal that those MPs allied to Deputy President William Ruto in Jubilee need to leave the party saying they are in Jubilee to stay.