Sakaja Explains How ‘Missing’ Ksh144M Was Used

Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja
Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja. [Photo/Johnson Sakaja/x]

Nairobi County Governor Johnson Sakaja has denied claims in a section of media that the county has misappropriated Ksh144 million donated by the French Government to the Dishi Na County Programme.

Speaking before the Senate Committee on Devolution and Intergovernmental Relations in Nairobi, Sakaja clarified that the said donation was made to Food4Education and not directly to the County Government of Nairobi.

He further reaffirmed that the money in question has been used for food subsidies to cushion 25,000 learners who cannot afford the Ksh5 required per child.

The Governor further explained that the Dishi na County program in Nairobi produces 184,000 meals per day against an enrollment of 360,000 children which means more than half of the children have access to hot, nutritious meals.

The county is in the process of constructing an additional seven kitchens spread across seven constituencies to cover the remaining school-feeding going children.

Sakaja assured parents of the County’s commitment to ensuring that the Dishi Na County program is successful once schools reopen.

Food for Education Foundation is a non-profit organisation which is the implementing partner in charge of the Dishi na County program that also operates in other counties including Muranga and Mombasa.

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