- Glo’s Pad Bank is a 20 feet container geared to collect sanitary pads to be distributed countrywide.
- The event will be graced by dignitaries including Nairobi City County Governor Johnson Sakaja who will flag off the Pad Bank
Nominated Senator Gloria Orwoba will be kicking off Menstrual Hygiene Day celebrations by launching “Glo’s Pad Bank”.
Glo’s Pad Bank is a 20 feet container geared to collect sanitary pads to be distributed countrywide.
Menstrual Hygiene Day is an annual awareness day on May 28 to highlight the importance of good menstrual hygiene management at a global level.
It was initiated by the German-based NGO WASH United in 2013 and observed for the first time in 2014.
Orobwa’s event will be on Saturday and will be graced by dignitaries including Nairobi City County Governor Johnson Sakaja (who will flag off the Pad Bank), lawmakers, menstrual hygiene influencers and senior government officials.
Orobwa has been advocating for free sanitary pad distribution to girls who can't afford the basic items every menstrual cycle through a Motion.
In her Motion, Orwoba wants the Ministry of Public Service, Gender and Affirmative Action to facilitate the provision of feminine hygiene products in all public schools.
She also wants the Ministry to ensure all schools that do not have bathrooms that facilitate privacy, cleanliness or proper disposal of hygiene products be properly equipped.
Orwoba wants the Ministry to ensure that sanitary products will be obtained timely, consistently and in a way that respects the dignity of the concerned persons.
The senator caused drama in the House in February for wearing what appeared to be a stained attire. She was kicked out of the Senate Plenary session.
She had attended the session in a white blazer, green top, and a matching white trouser with a sporting red stain.