The County Government of Kakamega through the Ministry of Social Services, Youth, Sports, Women Empowerment and Culture Monday donated food stuffs to various Children Charitable Institutions (CCIs) in Kakamega County.
Speaking during the exercise, the CECM Mr. Kassim Were thanked the institutions representatives for their great service and dedication in taking care of vulnerable children in the society adding that they have saved alot of lives through rehabilitation.
“As a Ministry we are committed to supporting children and the less fortunate members in the society and we have to partner so as to educate residents on children rights as a way of curbing vices such as defilement and harassment,” Mr. Were observed.
The CECM added that the Ministry will carry out monitoring and evaluation exercise of all the CCIs in the County to understand their operating procedures. Currently the County has a total of 36 registered CCIs spread across all the 12 Sub-Counties.
Chief Officer Mr. John Imbogo said that the County Government has put in place different programs to assist the vulnerable especially during the Covid-19 pandemic era.
“This is just one among many donations the County Government has given to vulnerable individuals and groups in the County during this Corona virus period and as a Ministry, we will continue to support these groups,” he assured.
Kakamega County Coordinator in the State Department for Children Mr. Richard Masika reiterated the need for the CCIs to register with the Government noting that proper documentation will make it easier for them to receive Government support.
The Ag. Director Social Services Ms. Yvonne Atsenga said the Department is in the final stages of formulating the Kakamega County Children’s Policy which will guide the Ministry in offering services related to children in the County.
Also present were Director Administration Mr. Cyril Mululu, County Children’s Officers Ms. Mercy Nangila and Mr. Silas Juma among other Officers.