Deputy President William Ruto and Senator Johnson Sakaja applauded United Nations Person of the Year 2021 Wawira Njiru for her continued efforts to make food for Kenyan children affordable through her Food for Education initiative.
“School feeding is a bipartisan issue. Every Kenyan should be concerned about ensuring children who make up a huge percent of our population are not learning while hungry because it hurts us as a nation. This should be the commitment of any government that comes into power,” wrote Wanjiru.
The political bigwigs shared their experiences serving food to the pupils of Mukarara Primary School on social media.
“It was a great pleasure sharing a meal with the pupils of Mukarara Primary School. We thank the Dagoretti South NG-CDF and Anne Wawira for running Food4Education, an initiative that benefits more than 20,000 pupils everyday in the Constituency.
The school feeding programme at Mukarara Primary School in Dagoretti South Constituency is evidence that we can keep all our children in school. No child should be out of school for lack of food. That is our commitment as Kenya Kwanza,” wrote William Ruto.
Both the leaders assured that feeding Kenyan children is part of their manifestos that they hope to implement as they work towards national economic growth.
“We will feed our children in all the public schools in Nairobi. I’m glad that today H.E @WilliamsRuto has seen firsthand in Dagoretti what this program entails and has committed to also include it in his National Manifesto. A city of order and dignity, hope and opportunities! I remain grateful to @Food4Education for this selfless initiative to provide food daily for these school-going children. Thank you H.E. @WilliamsRuto for endorsing this program as part of an agenda in your government,” wrote Sakaja.
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