By Kamadi Amata
Kenya Kwanza Presidential candidate William Ruto has endorsed a proposal to implement a school feeding programme in all public primary schools countrywide. Initially, the feeding programme was a brainchild of the Kenya Kwanza Nairobi governor seat candidate Senator Johnson Sakaja. Sakaja pledged to implement a school feeding program for over 200 public primary schools in the city if elected as Nairobi’s fourth Governor.
Endorsing the idea, DP Ruto said the Kenya Kwanza government will implement the project in schools across Kenya.
“It is doable across Kenya. By implementing this programme, our children won’t have to go out looking for lunch or even go without food,” he noted.
This, he said, will increase the retention of pupils in schools and ensure a better diet for the children.
Ruto was speaking at Mukarara Primary school in the Waithaka area, Dagoretti South Nairobi, where a school feeding programme is being implemented by a non-governmental organization Food4Education.
Those who Accompany the DP were Area MP John Kiarie, Waithaka area MCA Anthony Kiragu and several other members of the Nairobi County Assembly.