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President Ruto, First Lady meet County First Spouses

President William Ruto and First Lady Mama Rachel Ruto on Friday hosted County First Spouses at State House.

According to Mama Rachel, the meeting was held to reinforce the important role of the first spouses in uplifting their communities.

“Our partnership with county first spouses will encourage cooperation, synergy, and a shared vision towards stronger communities and a united country. Let us amplify our impact through collective action,” the First Lady tweeted.

Mama Rachel said her office will offer mentorship and support to the initiatives developed by the county first spouses.

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“I proposed a food exchange program where first spouses from counties with food sufficiency would support their counterparts facing drought,” she said.

Mama Rachel also urged the county first spouses to adopt a forest in their respective counties as part of the First Lady’s Office objective to plant 500 million trees and lead in promoting financial literacy among women in their counties through table banking.”

Meanwhile, President Ruto promised to work with all the governors.

“My government will increase allocations for the Women Enterprise Fund and the National Government Affirmative Action Fund,” President Ruto said during the meeting.

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On various occasions, Mama Rachel has been encouraging County First Ladies to work together to come up with ways to support governors and their governments.

“Behind the men who have given their lives in the service of the people and country are a breed of noble women, oftentimes unrecognized, who keep pushing them to deliver nothing but the best,” Mama Rachel said during one of the meetings.

She has also been encouraging women to stay beside their men and be a pillar upon which the legacies of their husbands and families are built.

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