Hon. Annah Nyokabi Gathecha

Hon. Annah Nyokabi Gathecha


- Defence and Foreign Relations Committee

Kiambu County

Kiambu County

Hon. Annah Nyokabi Gathecha – Kiambu County MP

Area of Focus:

1. The plight of Kenya Domestic workers in the Middle East

2. Ensuring school going girls do not miss school due to lack of Sanitary Towels

3. Women empowerment
4. Improving Education standards in Kiambu County.

5.  Jiggers eradication.

6. Fighting for the rights of women in land ownership especially Old women and widows

Kiambu County Agenda

Challenges to be addressed:

1. Poverty – According to a survey conducted in 2005 by the Kenya bureau of Statistics, poverty in Kiambu stood at 25.4%. A recent survey by the Kiambu County Red Cross chapter however reports that 53% of the county population lives below the poverty line.

2. Farming is on the decline. This is because of rising costs of inputs and not everyone has land to farm. The total land surface area is 2,523SQKM with a density of 638 people per SQKM. This is further escalated by a rising demand for land by real estate developers because of Kiambu County’s proximity to Kenya’s capital city – Nairobi.

3. Youth and Family – there is a noticeable trend in irresponsible parenthood, drunkenness, drug abuse which translates to erosion in family values and disorientation to the youth

4. Education – The County has an urban population 60.8%. The rural folk has poor intake for education

The Women Rep Mission:

1. Improve Education Standards

2. Facilitate Skills development for youth and women

3. Provide access to information

4. Make possible for better access to water

5. Assist in access to markets

6. Empower women and youth through registration and pulling together of resources in Sacco’s

7. Put emphasis on skills in Agriculture and Agribusiness in schools – every school must have a garden

8. Form collaborative networks for local, national and international legislation on socio-economic issues and trends which threaten the livelihoods of the most vulnerable

Some scheduled outreach activities include:

1. Yearly feeding programme

2. Youth Trade Fair

3. Men’s league (Sports)

4. Women’s league (Sports)

5. Specific agribusiness activities for schools

6. Education day

7. Networking and media collaboration

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