Over 600 Women drawn from various Self Help Groups in Matungu Constituency, Kakamaga, County had something to smile about after area MP Justus Murunga distributed Sh4.5 million cheques to them.
During the event held at the Matungu CDF grounds today 3rd December, 2018, the exited women from all the five Wards namely Kholera, Khalaba, Mayoni, Koyonzo and Namamali received the boost from Mr Murunga as part of his commitment to empower women in his constituency.
Speaking at the event, Mr Murunga hailed the women for their visionary attitude and promised to support them with full force of his ability.
“Part of my campaign manifesto was to empower men, women and youths in my constituency and I’m proud of the women of Matungu for what they are doing.” Said Mr Murunga.
Mr Murunga distributed cheques amounting to Sh4.45 millions raised through an earlier fund raising attended by Deputy President William Ruto to the 162 Women Self Groups.
The MP also dismissed reports published by city blog that he had squandered money fundraised by other leaders towards the women groups.
“Some blogs ran some propaganda that I have stolen Sh10 million raised by my other leaders towards these Women Groups. But even the total amount of money raised is not close to Sh5 million and I’m distributing all of them here. So where is this propaganda coming from.” Added a furious Murunga as he cautioned the media to verify reports before publishing.
He also promised to empower the youths in Matungu Constituency and even hold another fundraiser for the boda boda operators to boost their income.
Matungu Women Chairperson Hamsa Amina, speaking on behalf of the women, thanked Mr Murunga for setting the record straight on the amount raised and the support he has given the women.
“As women of this constituency, we are fully behind honourable Murunga for the support and vision he has for the people of Matungu Constituency and we have already seen it on the ground.” Said Ms Hamsa Amina.
Mr Murunga was accompanied by his wife Mrs Christabel Murunga, CDF Chair Jeffery Nyangweso and other local leaders.