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GOVERNOR WAITITU TO GIVE KShs 200 MILLION TO KIAMBU COUNTY YOUTH, WOMEN, PEOPLE LIVING WITH DISABILITIES AND THE VULNERABLE

Governor Ferdinard Waititu Babayao has launched the Kiambu County Jijenge Fund. This is one of the flagship programmes of his office that is aimed at promoting and developing new and existing micro and small market enterprises among youth, women, people living with disabilities (PWD) and vulnerable men and women.

The Kiambu County Jijenge Fund is an improvement of the previous fund as it shall not incur any interest, shall have a wider range of enterprises that it shall fund and is targeted to reach more people. It has been established through the Kiambu County Jijenge Fund Act of June 2018 after the repeal of the previous Kiambu County Youth, Women and Persons with Disabilities Enterprise Fund (Kiambu Biashara Fund).

Speaking during the launch, the Governor promised to increase the fund which has an initial kitty of KShs 200 million with KShs 100 million every financial year. “Jijenge Fund is a revolving fund with no interest and it shall provide financing for LPOs, groups and individuals, I am going to increase it every financial year to ensure that the highest number of Kiambu residents benefit,” he said.

Governor Waititu addressing Kiambu County residents at the Kiambu County Headquarters.

The Jijenge Fund is only eligible to Kiambu County residents. It is domiciled in the department of Youth Affairs, Sports, Communications and ICT. The County Executive Committee Member in charge of the department Karungo wa Thang’wa has said that the disbursement of the fund shall kick off immediately. “We are asking all of you to apply,” he said, “Application forms have been made available at the Members of County Assembly’s offices and ward admin offices in each ward.”

“We are encouraging the residents to come and engage us on how best they would like us to improve the fund for their benefit,” the Governor added, “if you want us to pay deposits for any income generating assets that you wish to acquire, we shall do exactly that.”

Governor Babayao has also directed that the fund be distributed equitably across all the wards. Additionally, the fund will also be utilized to train the youth on business and enterprise management. “We want Kiambu to be a business-oriented county,” he added, “so let us be innovative and venture into new businesses, the fund will support you.”

Those with previous loans have been advised by the Governor to visit the department of Youth Affairs, Sports, Communications and ICT to discuss on a favorable repayment plan.

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Nassorreply
April 9, 2019 at 6:57 pm

How dose one access the cash

Agriurbanreply
April 9, 2019 at 9:03 pm

So what are the requirements???

WANJIKU SIMONreply
April 10, 2019 at 12:05 pm

How about you make the forms available here? thinking that this would be more convenient. Thumbs up to our governor for thinking of us with such a great idea, hoping that the distribution of funds will be fair to all and free of any corruption plots. Kiambu twasonga mbele.

Edwin Kangarareply
April 30, 2019 at 10:19 am
– In reply to: WANJIKU SIMON

That

Esther Mwaura Bibirionireply
April 11, 2019 at 1:20 pm

This is great but what are the requirements. For the applicant

JOSEPH MBUGUAreply
April 23, 2019 at 2:57 pm

THANKS TO BABAYAO FOR SUCH A GREAT MINDS TO THE YOUTHS, BUT THE FORMS NOT YET AVAILABLE.

Kath mungai machathareply
May 13, 2019 at 12:09 pm

What if this forms are also on line for pple to download and make it easier for all…..hopping it will be open to all without one having to go thro anyone that one knws…imean bila connectio yoyote toka kwa who you know.

erikkreply
May 14, 2019 at 9:58 pm
– In reply to: Kath mungai machatha

You can download the forms here https://kiambu.go.ke/youth-sports-communications/#jijenge-fund

Ocholla erickreply
May 16, 2019 at 2:31 pm

Apart from the funds I would realky like the committee to be involving us as the youth in the negotiations table so that we can share our views concerning how the county should be run..

Ocholla erickreply
May 16, 2019 at 2:36 pm

Apart from that ..I as a kiambu youth would really appreciate if the county committee involved us in the decision making process and policy formulations so as to improve on our role playing as the youth..I can be off great interest in helping to solve the problems of the kiambu youth ..my number is 0710628473

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