Kiambu Woman representative, Ann Nyokabi inspecting the scout parade when she visited Uthiru Genesis Primary school, June 30.Photo/ BRIAN SIMIYU
KIAMBU women’s representative Annah Nyokabi yesterday donated 300 sanitary towel kits to primary schoolgirls in Ruiru subcounty.
“The kit has eight reusable towels which the girls can use for up to five years,” she said.
Nyokabi spoke in Githurai Kimbo at PEFA church.
She said 300 girls from Kimbo-Githurai, Mwiki and Kwa Ng’ethe primary schools will get the sanitary towels.
Nyokabi said she has partnered with Upendo Foundation from California, USA to support girls and boys in schools in the county.
She said boys will be given underwears “so they do not feel neglected”.
Nyokabi said most pupils in the three schools come from poor families.
“Most of the students here either come from poor backgrounds or are victims of absentee fathers,” she said.
Nyokabi said her priority is to empower women and the youth using the Sh7 million CDF kitty.
She said she will set up a resource centre where women will seek information on reproductive health, business opportunities and other services offered by the national and county governments.
Nyokabi said she will partner with the county government to ensure youth from all the 60 wards undergo vocational training and help fight alcoholism.
Upendo Foundation director Njeri Thuberi said she wants to help out 2,000 girls in Kenya by August.
The foundation has been operating for two years.
“We have donated similar kits in Maragua, Samburu, Kibera,” Thuberi said.