Bomet county provides free milk to its 56,000 ECDE children

Bomet county provides free milk to its 56,000 ECDE children

Bomet county will continue to provide free milk to a total of its 56,000 children in 1,221 ECDE centres spread across the county.

The programme which was first rolled out in February this year will run for a period of four and a half months in first phase with milk provided by new Kenya Cooperative Creameries (KCC).

According to a statement by Bomet county Chief Accounting Officer, Nicholus Barich, the Ward Coordinators will manage all the milk in their wards to ensure no school misses out.

Bomet county joins other counties including Nairobi, Mombasa and Nyandarua which launched a similar programme in their counties.

Bomet has positioned herself as a dairy county due to the quality and quantity of milk produced.

The Bomet milk will be supplied to ECDE centres in packets of 200ml twice a week, on Tuesday and Thursday.

Bomet Governor, Hillary Barchok, said the programme is geared towards keeping the children healthy as well as in school.

Barchok said farmers will reap from the programme by supplying milk while Bodaboda riders will earn by delivering the milk boxes in various centres.

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