A Widows’ association  from Bomachoge Borabu sub county has endorsed Abagusii elders’ proposal to appoint Interior Ministry cabinet secretary (CS),Fred Matiang’i as the local  community’s spokesperson.

The association through Elibeth Achieng  Nyabuto  urged the CS to consider the request  after the former holder of the position, Mzee Simeon Nyachae passed on.

Abagusii Culture and Development Council elders recently  requested   Matiang’i to accept playing the role of a spokesperson for the community,a move that triggered  a hot debate.

The widows association pulled another surprise when its leaders claimed they had never received devolved funds for their economic empowerment since its establishment five years ago.

Devolved kitties  they could  access  funds  from were , Women Enterprise Fund and National Government Affirmative Action Fund among others.

Esther Moraa the secretary appealed to those involved with the disbursement of the empowerment funds to extend   the facility  to the widows for self economic  advancement.

She explained the 580  widows from four wards  depended on own  generated money  from merry–go -round and table banking.

The association’s members engaged in brick-making,dairy,horticulture and poultry  production.