Mombasa Nominated Senator Miraj Abdilahi has asked leaders to uphold the rights of adolescent girls.
She noted that the constitution 2010 clearly stipulates the rights of the child, including the girl child.
The senator was speaking at Central Girls Primary School in Mombasa after handing over sanitary pads to hundreds of girls in the school.
“Our constitution 2010 outlines the fundamental rights of the girl child, I call on my fellow leaders to uphold these rights,” she pointed out.
Miraj further urged the young girls to work hard so that they can excel in their academics.
She noted that the foundation of any family unit depends entirely on the girl child.
“Girls are the cornerstone of any family unit. I want you to work hard so that you may realize your dreams,” Miraj noted
The vocal senator pointed out that lack of sanitary pads for girls should not be a determining factor for the young girl’s pursuit for education.
Miraj has been traversing the entire county in her bid to seek for the chairmanship of the ruling party United Democratic Alliance UDA.
In Changamwe sub county the senator urged Mombasa locals to seek for any available investment opportunities saying this will in turn uplift their standards of living.
She noted that Mombasa County provides a suitable ground in terms of investment opportunities.
“Mombasa county is becoming a hub of investment opportunities. I ask the locals to embrace any available investment opportunity, she stated.
She spoke this at Changamwe constituency during a relief food distribution exercise.
Miraj noted that plans are underway to ensure that youth seize opportunities at the technical and vocational institutions TVETs.
“I have plans to ensure that the number of students joining TVETs goes high,” she said.
At the same time on the 4th day of September, the senator was quoted petitioning the county government of Mombasa to work on the drainage system terming it a nuisance.
She further indicated “The central business district is the mostly affected area. This is due to the poor drainage systems which is caused by faulty drainage system”
On the other hand, Mombasa County deputy commissioner Ronald Mwiwawi said the government is committed to ensuring that the safety of the girl child is upheld.
“As a government we shall ensure that all girls are safe. Said Mwiwawi.
He also noted that the security apparatus has been able to contain youthful gangs in various parts of Mombasa County.