By Julius Musungu
The Kajiado County Government has launched a Sh 1.8 Billion Nutrition program that could see the cost of medical care among residents of the County reduce in five years.
The Programme whose implementation has begun and will run until 2023 and will be mainly funded by International Organizations. The County Government will this financial year committed to utilizing Sh 50.6 Million towards the nutritional efforts, Governor Joseph Ole Lenku announced today.

The program’s touch on Health, Water, Agriculture, Livestock, Education, and Social Services, will be funded under the implementation of the Kajiado County Nutrition Action Plan (CNAP) which was launched today 14th October 2020 Masai Technical Training Institute(MTTI).K

Participants during the Kajiado County Nutrition Action Plan Launch.
Governor Joseph Ole Lenku addressing the participants during the launch of the Kajiado County Nutrition Action.
Governor Lenku said the nutritional aspect of the skyrocketing cost of medical care had necessitated a change of tact that would focus more on preventive measures rather than curative measures. “Medical care cost of many diseases far much outstrips the cost of preventive measures. Ironically, some illnesses require us to go back to just eating healthy food. We want to ensure civic education on the importance of good nutrition is taught to our people,”
Lenku said.
He admitted it was disturbing that some cultural inhibitions still made people believe eating fish is eating a snake and that vegetables are food for livestock.

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