CS KAR­IUKI SAYS WOMEN, YOUTH SE­CURED ONLY 10%

The Star (Kenya) - - Politics -

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.

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