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Governor William Kabogo has urged the county youths to take advantage of such initiatives and announced that plans to increase the revolving fund to Sh300 million through the County Assembly were underway/CFM BUSINESS

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Rehabilitated Kiambu youths turn to farming

Governor William Kabogo has urged the county youths to take advantage of such initiatives and announced that plans to increase the revolving fund to Sh300 million through the County Assembly were underway/CFM BUSINESS

Governor William Kabogo has urged the county youths to take advantage of such initiatives and announced that plans to increase the revolving fund to Sh300 million through the County Assembly were underway/CFM BUSINESS

KIAMBU, Kenya, Jun 13 – Over 45 groups of youths, women and people living with disability from Gatundu South sub-County have benefitted from Sh20 million from the Kiambu Biashara Fund.

The youths mainly rehabilitated from alcoholism through the County Government sponsored programs have partnered with local Saccos and cooperatives to start agribusiness as a means of upkeep.

The fund launched in 2013 has seen 95 percent loan repayments from the first and second tranches that is almost fully paid.

Targeting youths, women and people living with disability, the fund has transformed lives of Kiambu residents with many opting to go the agribusiness way.

Governor William Kabogo has urged the county youths to take advantage of such initiatives and announced that plans to increase the revolving fund to Sh300 million through the County Assembly were underway.

Speaking at the disbursement of the funds in Gatundu, Governor Kabogo said that the fund had had a great impact on the youth noting that while insecurity remained rampant, notable reduction had been recorded because majority of the youth previously blamed are now self-employed.

“The youth who would previously drown themselves in illicit liquor and breaking into people’s homes are now too busy on their businesses or farms. The fund has reported such great impact and it warrants a boost in terms of budgeting,” Kabogo explained.

He was accompanied by Youth Affairs CEC Machel Waikenda who called on the youth to venture in other forms of employment like farming other than waiting for white collar jobs which were not forthcoming.

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