School girls in Kenya will receive free sanitary towels from the government should a petition filed by a lawyer go through.
Attorney Elvis Begi Nyachiro Abenga has gone to court seeking an order to compel the government to provide free sanitary towels to school girls.
In his suit papers, Elvis argued there is no justified reason why the government cannot provide towels to school-going children while at the same time it issues free condoms in every public facility.
He claimed that 60 percent of girls from poor backgrounds miss school during their menses and are subjected to gross indignity.
“The provision of sanitary towels to school girls is essential to upholding their inherent right to human dignity respected and protected.
“A declaration does issue that the State’s providence of male condoms is sufficient evidence to show that resources are available and that the State has no defense under Article 20 of the 2010 constitution,” read the court document.
The case will be mention on June 2, 2022.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.