Kenya: Govt Sets Millions Aside for Sanitary Towels


Treasury has allocated Sh300 million for impoverished girls to have access to free sanitary towels. The move aims to ensure that young girls do not fail to attend school during their cycle as has been the case in parts of the country.

During his budget speech, the Finance Minister said that only primary schools will benefit from the allocation.

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