Governor Irungu Kang'ata
Murang'a Governor, Irungu Kang'ata, has promised to roll out a programme that will award Murang'a women with Ksh 6,000 each time they get a new child.
The Governor, who was elected on a UDA party ticket, has said that this programme is aiming at boosting the county's population after it recorded decreasing birthrates compared to earlier years. This worrying trend has made ECDE institutions to close down due to lack of students.
This promise by the Murang'a boss has attracted reactions from various Kenyans and leaders. Most residents in the county have welcomed the move by the Governor.
Gubernatorial aspirant, Irungu Nyakera, has given a different view concerning the matter. Speaking at Kameme TV on Wednesday morning, Nyakera argued that men too should be included in the programme. Irungu said that new fathers should also be given a small token even if it's Ksh 2,000 each.
"There is a funny programme that the governor has promised to enroll soon in the county where every new mother will be getting 6000. My question is, what about the new fathers? Are they not taxpayers? Give them something small even if it's 2000. But let's wait and see how the plan goes," alluded Nyakera.
Irungu Nyakera was Kang'ata's competitor in the just concluded August polls. He was vying on the Farmers party ticket which was part of the Kenya Kwanza Alliance.
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