Nairobi City County Assembly MCAs have been challenged to pass laws that will enable the Nairobi City County Government empower women and youth groups.
Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko said his administration has enough funds that can be allocated to women and youth groups to enable them start their own income generating activities.
Sonko said at the moment there is no clear law that will guide the County Government in funding youth and women groups to start income generating activities.
“We are ready to extend our support to our women and youth in all the 85 Wards. My administration is supporting various youth groups and women to start development projects like green houses and others but we now need legislation in order to allocate funds to the same,” said Sonko.
Speaking during a meeting with Dignity Women Self Help Group at City Hall, Sonko urged Nairobi MCAs to expedite the approval of laws to support the jobless youth and women in the capital city.
During the meeting Sonko donated Sh3 million to the self-help group to start development projects.
“I am giving you a personal donation which is not from the county coffers. I want you to go and start your projects and ensure you all develop economically,”he said.
The group’s Chairlady Jane Wamaitha, hailed Sonko for supporting them financially by ensuring they start their projects.
“We are very grateful to the Governor for coming to our support and donating money towards our projects,” she said.
The group of over 1,000 women is planning to set up projects like green houses, poultry farming among others.