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There is a war between two sanitary pads distributors in Kenya. This is a war of supremacy between the State Department of Education and the Gender Affairs department. The real war is on who should control Ksh. 470 million kitty for sanitary towels.

The Daily Nation newspaper has reported a silent war between the two main sanitary pad distributors on who should control the Ksh. 470 million for sanitary towels. Below are the details:

The state Department of Basic Education and the state Department of Gender affairs are embroiled  in a tussle over the control of Sh. 470 million for provision of sanitary towels to pupils in hardship areas.Initially the mandate for the disbursement of the sanitary pads was under the State department of Basic Education ,but the latter lost the role to the State Department of Gender affairs last year.Education principal Secretary  has urged the National Assembly education Committee to revert back the funds to the  Ministry of education as the ministry is well placed to deliver sanitary towels to pupils whom they interact with as opposed to the department of Gender affairs. – Daily Nation

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