Nakuru Town East

Senator Kihika urges youth and women to take advantage of Government funds

Senator Susan Kihika has called on the youth and women in the county to take advantage of the various funds available from the government for economic empowerment.

While addressing residents at Nyayo Gardens in Nakuru Town the Senator said the loans if well utilized could go a long way in dealing with the rampant unemployment in the country.

“Women and youth no longer have an excuse not to be productively engaged. They just need to join together, come up with viable projects and apply for the available funds from the government,” she said.

This was during a sensitization program that brought together groups from various sub-counties. A total of Kshs. 35 million was issued as loans to various groups with some getting as high as Ksh. 750,000.

Officers from the Youth Enterprise Development Fund, Uwezo Fund and Women Enterprise Fund were on site where they trained on the various loans available and the requirements to access them.

Senator Kihika, however, decried the lack of information about the available funds promising to work extra hard to get the message to the grassroots.

“I believe a lot of sensitization is needed especially at the grassroots because a lot of qualified people are not accessing these interest-free loans. I will in future be visiting far-flung areas within the county to sensitize residents about this,” promised the senator.


Senator Kihika congratulates and supports Elburgon Secondary

Senator Susan Kihika has today congratulated the teachers, parents and students of Elburgon Secondary school for having emerged top in 2017 KCSE exams.

The senator was speaking during a fundraiser held at the school towards the construction of a dormitory in the school.

“It’s amazing that even without sophisticated infrastructure, this humble school emerged top in this county,” said the senator.

Senator Kihika also took the opportunity to beseech the Deputy President, William Ruto, who was the chief guest to assist in finding a lasting solution for jobs lost due to the closure of Timsales and the logging ban.

On his part, the DP has promised that a solution will soon be found.