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Ministry of Health launches programme fighting chips mwitu


Just a few months after Kenyans on Social Media glorified the taste and cost of road side fries popularly known as chips mwitu, the government has come up with an initiative that might see the death of the popular delicacy.

The Ministry of Health in partnership with the Nairobi County Government has launched a programme aimed at promoting healthy foods and feeding practices.

The Programme dubbed Lishe Poa Maisha Bora is targeting pregnant women, lactating mothers and children under the age of five years.

The Programme which is expected to run for five years is targeting people from the informal settlements and has been funded by the Korea International Agency Cooperation.

Ministry of Health Principal Secretary Peter Cherotich stated that the Lishe Poa Maisha Bora Project will provide innovative solution in addressing the challenge of malnutrition in informal settlements.

 Concern Worldwide Country Director Amina Abdulla says the project aims to address the issue of popular street foods like Chips Mwitu and bhajias that are highly regarded as poor in nutrition.