- CHVs say that they have most of the times been forced to dig into their pockets in order to attend to some emergencies
- She added and it would be a noble gesture of giving back to them
Community Health Workers in Mukuru Kwa Njenga now want the Nairobi County Government to disburse stipends to facilitate their daily operations.
CHVs say that they have most of the times been forced to dig into their pockets in order to attend to some emergencies in the densely populated area.
According to Patricia Mutongoi, Mukuru Community Promoter, there is need for Governor Johnson Sakaja to consider Mukuru CHVs for employment in the Environment Department as reward for long-term volunteer work lot to the community.
“The dignity of the CHWs must be protected and efforts and sacrifice rewarded. We want governor Johnson Sakaja to disburse the money to help the grass Health volunteers perform their work with ease,” said Patricia
She added and it would be a noble gesture of giving back to them.
The Community Health Workers were speaking during joint clean up exercise in Mukuru slums aimed at getting rid of the chocking filth that have so far clogged drainage systems.
Devolved Unit’s Back Up
Charles Nyamonge, one of the pioneer residents said that the clean-up exercises should be done on a weekly basis with support from the sub-county environment department.
“Clean environment is our rights and we ensure that we keep out estate clean.The environment department but give their support to the initiative, we are willing to do it weekly,” Nyamonge stated.
Fairness In NYS Recruitment
In the meantime Elphas Liyai a gender activist pleaded with the Interior CS Kithure Kindiki to consider Mukuru youths during the forthcoming NYS recruitment.
He pleaded for leniency in minimum that even though some of youth in slums lacks requisite requirements.
“We want the government through CS Kindiki to be help Mukuru youths join National Youths Service, it would equip youth with skills to help the navigate the job market.” Liyai said
The communal clean up exercise comes just a week after cholera outbreak engulfed estate.
By Rodgers Oduor