The government has admitted a lack of funds to provide sanitary towels to adolescent school girls as required by law.
Education CS George Magoha said on Monday that the Sh470 million provided for the free sanitary pads programme can only supply school girls for four months.
"If you calculate the current allocation against a population of 1.4 million girls, then at best we can provide sanitary towels for only four months. What happens for the rest of the year?" Magoha asked.
The CS spoke in Nairobi when he flagged off sanitary towels for 800,000 girls to be used during the national examination period. The Mpesa Foundation donated the pads.
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