In the wake increased cases of gender based violence, the new approach that has been divised aims at ensuring that the issue of gender based violence is handled conclusively. Bungoma will be the first County to benefit from a Sh700 million grant to a program designed to address and fight Gender-Based Violence followed by Kilifi and Samburu.

Speaking at the Kenya School of Government in Nairobi during launch of the Kenya-Finland Bilateral Programme on Gender-Based Violence, Cabinet Secretary for Public Service Hon Margaret Kobia said Governor Wangamati had demonstrated commitment to ending GBV in his County.

The three-year programme aims at strengthening prevention and response to Gender-Based Violence in Kenya and underscores the mutual areas of priority between the Governments of Kenya and Finland.

Hon Kobia thanked Governor Wangamati for his dynamic leadership, commitment and development focus that continues to attract partners from across the world.

Governor Wangamati said his government was committed to supporting the inter-governmental framework of gender, international partners and civil society organizations in securing “our young girls, women, the elderly and the vulnerable members of our society”.

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