NAIROBI, (CAJ News) – THE European Union Head of Delegation to Kenya, Stefano Dejak, has expressed the bloc’s solidarity with the East African country in fighting terrorism.
Dejak is making his first official visit to Mandera County where she expressed his condolences to all the families of the victims of terrorism and violence in the county.
He assured residents that the EU and its member states stood in unity with Kenya and Somalia in fighting the Al-Shabaab and violent extremism.
Meanwhile, Dejak made the visit during the handing over of the Beyond Zero Campaign, spearheaded by Kenya’s First Lady, Margaret Kenyatta.
While congratulating her strong and personal commitment towards reducing maternal and child mortality rates in the country, Dejak reassured the First Lady of the EU and its member states’ commitment to support her in
hers and Kenya’s efforts to improve maternal and child health.
Dejak underscored the importance of reducing maternal and child mortality especially in the local context where it is difficult to access health services because of the long distances or poor infrastructure.
The EU support to reducing maternal and child mortality and enhancing nutrition and family planning in Kenya amounts to around Sh 4,7 billion (42 million euro) and is implemented in close cooperation with the Ministry of Health and the County governments.
In Mandera, the EU supports two projects implemented by non-governmental organisations Save the Children and Health Unlimited, valued at Sh 180 million Kenya.
– CAJ News