In another plan to empower women, the County Government of Uasin Gishu gave out 4500 chicks and 30 bags of chick mash to women groups in Langas Ward.
The event, under the #InuaMamanaKuku Phase 2 project seeks to empower women in the county.
The Inua Mama na Kuku program is being rolled out in each of the 30 wards, with women groups freely benefiting.
“It is our deliberate wish to change the lives of our people and the Inua Mama na Kuku project is among many others being undertaken, “said H.E Mandago.
The county chief said more chicks will be given out in this program, each year.
He added: “This program is among many others also pegged on cooperatives. We would like to see these women build their cooperative force until they can own a big building in Eldoret town.
The county has loans to give out to cooperatives at 5 percent interest.
“We want to empower and change lives of our people, we will not stop doing this until we achieve it all.”
H.E said his government wants to ensure that poultry farming grows until the county exports eggs.
Virginia Mwangi, one of the beneficiaries of the chicks program in Langas Ward said: “When you empower a woman, you have empowered a whole society.”
She adds: “We are very happy and don’t have the right words to say.”
“Women have got chicks and made big changes in bettering their families.”