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Murang’a County leading in Affirmative Action Fund loans repayment rate, reveals CS Kariuki.

Sabasaba, Murang’a County         Monday, November 27, 2017

Youth and Gender Affairs Cabinet Secretary Mrs Sicily Kariuki has hailed Murang’a County for leading in the repayment of Affirmative Action Fund in the country. The County’s repayment rate of the funds advanced to women and youth groups is over a hundred per cent.

Mrs. Kariuki made the remarks during the launch of Huduma Mashinani programme and the issuance of Affirmative Action Funds in the County at Sabasaba Catholic Church, Maragwa in Murang’a County. During the occasion, the CS disbursed over Ksh 40 million in aid of Women and Youth groups in the county.

Revealing that over Ksh 101 million have so far been distributed to over 9,815 groups this year alone, CS Kariuki directed the officers from the Affirmative Funds present to enlist and train residents on the benefits accrued from government opportunities so as to transform their livelihood.

“The present government has allocated the Affirmative Action Fund with sufficient monies to loan out as free interest loans for the purpose of ensuring equity in economic empowerment to vulnerable groups. The more you repay, the more we give you this money. I will not shy away from disbursing the loans so that we uplift the welfare of our people,” CS Kariuki affirmed.

Reiterating her condemnation to hooligans who meted women, girls and children with violence including gang raping under the guise of advancing their selfish political ends, Mrs. Kariuki urged peace loving Kenyans to resist attempts from a section of politicians bent on using them to instigate chaos.

Mrs. Kariuki called on wananchi to be alert and report anyone found to be committing such heinous outlawed vices to law enforcement authorites.

“As the country continues to mark the 16-

 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence which I launched last Saturday, I call upon all stakeholders not to rel

CS Kariuki praised Murang’a County for electing more women in elective positions noting that this is in line with the Two-Thirds Gender Rule.

Others who attended the event were MPS, Hon. Peter Kihara (Mathioya), Hon. Alice Wahome (Kandara), Hon. Mary Wamaua Njoroge (Maragwa), government officials and local leaders.