CS KARIUKI SAYS WOMEN, YOUTH SECURED ONLY 10%
In August, Public Service CS Sicily Kariuki said women and youth are yet to get 30 per cent allocation of state supply contracts partly because of corruption. These groups, she said, had secured only an estimated 10 per cent of the lucrative state supply deals. Lack of knowledge on how to bid for the tenders, information constraints and challenges in accessing credit have also been previously blamed for this problem. Kariuki said her ministry is working to tackle corruption in procurement processes to ensure youth and women get the intended share of government tenders. “The government of Kenya has a strong position on equality and women empowerment, which underscores full attainment of the rights of women and the elimination of discrimination and violence against women,” the CS said. Kariuki said her ministry will work to eliminate corruption.