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,