Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru has launched a sanitary pads drive in the County as part of a program to empower girls.
At a function held at Kiamugumo Secondary School, the Governor donated pads to over 500 girls from the area.
Waiguru said that the program is part of the County government’s effort to empower the girl child and save them from missing school during their menses.
“Menstrual cycle is a natural process which should not deter girls from participating fully in their studies. We are working to ensure that our girls are given equal opportunities to attend classes just like the boys,” The Governor said.
The program will be implemented through the County’s Department of Gender and Department of Education which has been going round the County on mentor ship initiatives.