Women MPs win battle for control of Sh 420 million sanitary pads money
SEE ALSO :Minting money from recycled wasteMr Ichung'wa had argued that the National Government Affirmative Action Fund (Ngaaf), which falls under the Gender ministry, had failed to competently distribute the towels. “It is a fact that for the three years that we have channeled the money through the gender ministry, the supply and distribution of the sanitary towels to school girls has been wanting," said Ichung’wa amid heckles from women MPs. He added: "Let us give this money to the Ministry of Education that has the logistical capacity". It took a stern caution from Speaker Justin Muturi, who warned the heckling MPs that they were out of order, to have them give Ichung’wa time to air his proposal. “This new trend of shouting while other members speak will not be allowed in the House. I will not allow you to legislate that way,” said a visibly agitated Muturi. When calm was restored, other male MPs, including Majority Leader Aden Duale and his Minority counterpart John Mbadi, said the proposal by Treasury was wrong.
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