West Pokot Governor John Lonyangapuo on Thursday launched a poultry distribution programme aimed at empowering women.
Governor Lonyangapuo distributed the first batch of 12,000 chicken to 2,400 women drawn from Mnagei, Kapenguria and Siyoi.
Speaking during the launch of the programme at Makutano Stadium, Lonyangapuo said the initiative will improve the economy at the household level.
“Beside growing our economy, the programme will also boost nutrition indicators in our county by curbing cases of malnutrition and stunted growth,” said Lonyangapuo.
The County Chief said under the programme, they will distributed a total of 70,000 improved chicks within three months
Under the programme, each beneficiary gets four hens and a cockerel.