Empowering Women in Kitui: A Historic Event Led by Hon. Peninah Malonza


In a remarkable demonstration of leadership, Hon. Peninah Malonza, the esteemed Cabinet Secretary for East African Community (EAC), Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (ASALs), and Regional Development, graced Kitui Town on Saturday, February 24th, 2024.

This visit not only marked a significant moment in the town’s history but also initiated a groundbreaking chapter for women’s empowerment.The focal point of this momentous occasion was the launch of the Women’s Saccos empowerment program, a visionary initiative aimed at uplifting and supporting women in Kitui.

Hon. Malonza, in her role, showcased dedication to fostering community development by not only launching the program but also generously contributing water tanks, addressing a critical need in the region.

The collaborative spirit was further emphasized by the presence of the dynamic CS for Cooperatives Development, Hon. Simon Chelugui. Their joint effort symbolizes a united front towards achieving sustainable progress in the community. The emphasis on cooperation between different government departments reflects a holistic approach to addressing the multifaceted challenges faced by the region.

The event saw a diverse array of notable figures in attendance, including representatives from the clergy, professionals, the business community, women, persons with disabilities (PLWDs), and youths. This diverse representation underscores the inclusive nature of the empowerment program, acknowledging the varied needs and aspirations of the community.

The enthusiastic participation of hundreds of Kitui County residents highlighted the genuine excitement and anticipation surrounding the initiative. It was evident that the community recognized the potential for positive change and empowerment that this program symbolized.

This convergence of stakeholders signifies a unified commitment to empowerment, collaboration, and progress in the region. The collective effort of individuals from various sectors paints a vivid picture of a community coming together for a common cause.

As Kitui embarks on this historic journey towards women’s empowerment, it stands not only as a testament to the visionary leadership of Hon. Peninah Malonza but also as a beacon of hope for a brighter and more empowered future for the people of Kitui.

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