Ministry of Gender Cabinet Secretary Hon. Aisha Jumwa earlier today attended the launch of National Government affirmative action fund projects in Kandara Constituency, Murang’a County on the invitation by the Muranga County Woman Representative Hon. Betty Maina.

“Being a transformative fund for an empowered society, I thank Hon. Betty Maina for steering this in the county of Murang’a,” remarked the Cabinet Secretary while addressing attendees.

During the current FY, the Board has disbursed 15 Million Shillings to 15 counties towards emergency responses in respect to provision of food and non- food items to the affirmative action groups affected by flooding resulting from the heavy rains experienced in the country.

Since 2014/2015 at the inception of the Fund, Murang’a County has received Kshs.411.7 Million from the Board for various county projects.

In the current FY 2023/2024, the Board has disbursed Kshs.50.5 Million to the County.

Additionally, Hon. Aisha Jumwa announced that soon, school going girls will miss school due to the lack of sanitary towels.

This is part of the 9 Point agenda in the Women’s charter and in the Kenya Kwanza Manifesto as outlined by President William Ruto.

 CS Jumwa revealed that her ministry will soon launch this initiative.

Present at the function were: Governor Muranga County Irungu Kang’ata, Chairperson and CEO of NGAAF Racheal Musyoki and Roy Sasaka Telewa OGW respectively, Senators Veronica Maina, Joe Nyutu, Sabina Chege and Eric Wamumbi. Also present are Nandi Woman Rep Cynthia Munge and Kajiado Woman Rep Leah Sankare.