300,000 of Expired GoK Branded Sanitary Towels Impounded in Juja

Police in Juja, Kiambu County, have impounded over 300,000 pieces of expired sanitary towels while being repackaged.

The expired pieces had been branded GoK. The repackaging was going on in Witeithie estate.

The police are currently pursuing suspects of the ill business.

In June 2017, President Uhuru Kenyatta signed a new law aimed at minimising absenteeism and putting school girls at par with their male counterparts.

The law allowed school girls to receive free sanitary towels from the government.

The Basic Education Amendment Act places the responsibility of providing free, sufficient and quality sanitary towels on the government in order to reduce the number of girls missing school during their menstrual cycle.

President Kenyatta signed the Bill into law, which also compels the government to provide a safe and environmentally sound mechanism for disposal of the sanitary towels.

A 2016 Unesco report estimates that one in 10 girls in Sub-Saharan Africa is absent from school during their menstrual cycle.

Do you think the perpetrators of this ill business, who repackage the free sanitary towels mainly for sell, lie within the government?

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