Kenya Vows To Protect The Vulnerable
By Samuel Ouma
President William Ruto has called on development partners to complement government programmes to transform Kenyans’ lives.
According to Ruto, his government is keen on implementing programmes that uplift the underprivileged and vulnerable citizens, especially children.
Speaking at State House Nairobi during a meeting with The Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (TCIFF) chairman Sir Chris Hohn, Ruto welcomed the support of development partners in education, child protection, healthcare, nutrition and climate change.
He said even though the government has made significant progress in the health sector, more needed to be done to achieve universal health care to cater for those at the bottom of the Economic pyramid.
“We have partnered with counties on a shilling for shilling basis for training and remuneration of health workers, however, we need equipment and technology,” he said.
The President said the government will raise awareness and implement the Children’s Act to protect children.
On his part, Mr Hohn said TCIFF will support underprivileged Kenyans through bursaries, championing laws to protect minors and increasing community health workers across the country.
He also said the fund will support efforts to mitigate climate change.