President Uhuru Kenyatta has called on women to take the lead in nation-building by ensuring they are involved in the country’s development agenda.

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President Uhuru spoke on Wednesday at State House Nairobi when he hosted women delegates from the Hafsa Bint Sirin Centre from Garissa County.

The President donated a bus to the women that will assist them in their activities in providing education and empowerment to women, vulnerable girls, orphans, persons with disability and senior citizens.

President Uhuru Kenyatta donates the bus. [Source/State House]

“So ours is to support this kind of initiative. Ours is to encourage you. Ours is to say we are proud of what you are doing to empower your fellow citizens,” said the President in a post on Facebook by State House.

President Uhuru further donated indigenous tree seedlings to the group saying that women should be empowered.

“We cannot allow that to happen. We want women to be at the centre of development and nation building like their male counterparts,” he noted.

Uhuru also encouraged the centre which is an Islamic women educational and empowerment institution in Garissa to continue empowering women and the girl child.

President Uhuru Kenyatta addresses the women from Garissa at State House. [Source/State House]