The Government of Kenya through the Ministry of Education will distribute free sanitary towels to all primary school girls in adolescent age.
Education CS Prof.George Magoha announced this on Wednesday at Our Lady of Fatima Secondary School in Kariobangi, Nairobi County during an inspection tour.
“Every girl who is in primary school and is in puberty will receive sanitary towels to last nine months… we are also in talks with KCB Foundation for the same provision to secondary schools,” he said.
He also added that they are in talks with Kenya Commercial Bank to supply sanitary towels to all High school girls in the country.
This move follows pleas by many stakeholders for the need to provide sanitary towels for free or at a subsidized fee to enable every girl in need to access them.
He also urged parents to rise up to the occasion and offer good parenting to their children so as to provide them with proper discipline and not neglect them.
“The problem is that parents are not giving their children tough love… because for nine months a child has been at home and you’ve been treating him like an egg and you expect the Principal to instill in him discipline, what do you think will happen?” Magoha said.