Wiper Woman Rep nominee in Kitui Dr Irene Kasalu has vowed to push for stepped up Affirmative Action Fund (AAF) allocation to the county when elected in the forthcoming General Election.
Addressing the press today at Kefri after she was successfully cleared to vie by the IEBC, Dr Kasalu decried the current underfunding of the county’s affirmative action kitty.
Urging the people of Kitui to overwhelmingly vote for her, the former UoN Maths lecturer vowed to get more funds for women groups, youth and people with disability in Kitui to help improve their livelihoods.
“Elect me as your next women representative and I will fight for revision of the current annual Sh7 million per constituency to over Sh10 million,” she appealed.
She further said will see to it that the money is equitably allocated as education bursaries for needy students, boost for micro enterprises and relief for people living with disabilities.
Dr Kasalu also urged her supporters to embrace peace in their campaigns and advised her opponents borrow a leaf as a prerequisite for free, credible tranquil polls.
She clinched the Wiper ticket after she marginally beat Ms Kibati and Mwingi North’s Florence Musyoka in last month’s primaries.
The seat, which is currently held by retiring Nyiva Mwendwa, has also attracted Jane Kibati (independent candidate), Nelly Mwanzia (Maendeleo Chap Chap) and Sofia Khamisi (Jubilee).
Ms Khamisi and Mrs Mwanzia were also cleared by the electoral agency later in the day.