By MN Reporter
Kanyasa Member of County Assembly Jacky Paul Ongoro has asked county governments to pass policies that will ensure school going girls get free sanitary towels.
Ongoro said county governments should take advantage after a similar initiative by the national government failed.
She said lack of the towels among girls gravely affected their studies as most of them are forced to skip school during their menstruation periods.
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Speaking during the International Day of the Girl, the Kanyasa MCA said she will work with other gender activists and organisations in the county and come up with a policy on free sanitary towels.
“Attempts to have the project rolled out by the national government have failed making counties the best option to initiate the initiative,” Ongoro said.
Ongoro said she wanted to fulfill her campaign pledge of setting up a gender agenda in public policy by rolling out to other parts of the county, the initiative she initiated in Nyatike sub – county before elections.
“I helped over 1000 girls in Nyatike access free sanitary towels for a year and I want girls across the county to be taken care off too,” she said.
She was speaking at Bondo Kosiemo Mixed secondary school where over 500 girls received free sanitary towels.