The Star (Nairobi)

16 November 2012

Kenya: Educate Girls, Urges Ogutu

Pastoralist communities in the North Rift have been asked to give priority to girls' education. The chairman of Safaricom Foundation Mr. Joseph Ogutu urged the communities to discard retrogressive social - cultural practices that hinder empowerment of women in the society.

He said illetracy among women contributes to poverty. He appealed to parents from the nomadic communities to embrace girl child education as away of empowering them to participate in economic activities to improve their welfare.

Ogutu spoke at Kapkata Primary School in Ptoyo village in Sook division when he commissioned a girls dormitory and four classrooms build at a cost of Ksh. 3.6 million.

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