- The Dishi na County School Feeding Programme aims to provide meals to children in primary schools at a subsidised cost of Sh5.
- However, most people are concerned about what would happen to children who are unable to afford Sh5 for meals.
Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja has continued to champion the Nairobi Dishi na County School Feeding Programme.
The programme aims to provide meals to children in primary schools and ECDEs within Nairobi at a subsidised cost of Sh5.
They are expected to carry Sh5 to school every day in order to get free meals.
However, most people are concerned about what would happen to children who are unable to afford the Sh5.
In a tweet on Monday, an X user known as 'Nairobian Dreamer' posed a question to the governor inquiring on what would happen to those children.
"What happens to those kids who can't afford 5bob?" Posed the X user.
In a rejoinder, Sakaja said;
"We still feed them," he said.
Replying to the tweet, other X users urged 'Nairobian Dreamer' to let the governor do his job and ensure the programme works.
Sakaja said the programme targets to feed about 250,000 children in Nairobi enrolled in public primary schools and public ECD Centres.
He said the County will work hand in hand with private sectors, individuals and corporates to fund a nutritionally balanced meal a day for children who are unable to afford Sh5.
He also called on well-wishers to support the programme which will ensure vulnerable children get meals while in school.
“We call on other partners, private sector, individuals, and foundations among others to come on board to support this program in ensuring our children have a hot meal daily,” Sakaja said.
In a past interview at Citizen TV, the governor noted some children lack concentration in school due to lack of meals.
He said the project is part of a vision he had for years, to provide a daily nutritionally balanced hot meal for all children in public primary schools and public Early Childhood Development centres.