West Pokot County Woman Representative Lillian Tomitom has called for allocation of more funds to the affirmative action fund kitty.
Speaking in Sarmach over the weekend, the County Woman MP said allocating more funds to the county kitty will help eradicate poverty in Counties that were previously affected by banditry and cattle rustling activities.
She said the current allocation of Sh7 million per every constituency was not enough cater for the needs of residents.
“We need more funds to enable us empower youth who previously engaged in cattle rustling, we don’t want them to idle,”said the legislator.
She pointed out that an increase in the allocation will help most of the reformed warriors in the region start alternative projects that will enable them to sustain their families.
Tomitom said at the moment most of the youths in the region had formed youth groups and were engaging in small micro-economic activities that they need the government to support them.
She further urged reformed warriors who have already registered their groups to apply for the various government funds to enable them engage in meaningful economic activities.