The First Lady spoke in Gachie, Kiambu County, on Saturday, April 15, 2023, at the First Born Christian Centre during the 60 years celebrations of church ministry by Archbishop Gerry Kibarabara, where Pastor Dorcas Rigathi was also present.
“I want to appreciate my sister for the work she is doing with the boy child. It is true that this generation we are having right now, our children, are going through a lot,” the First Lady stated.
Archbishop Kibarabara also acknowledged the efforts to save the boy child, and encouraged Pastor Dorcas of the church’s support for success in the program.
“In our own small ways, here at the grassroots, we are in full support of the boy child program,” the Archbishop said.
Pastor Dorcas has championed for the boy child program in different parts of Kenya, and also reached out to the international community.
This March, she presented a paper on ‘male inclusion and engagement’ at the United Nations in New York.
Since coming into office, she has been a voice for the boys and men in the country and was even recognised by Kenyans in Canada for the initiative to save the boy child.
A multi-pronged approach in phases is being used to rescue the boy child and includes rehabilitation, skilling, retooling, TVET on wheels, and connection to employment and entrepreneurship.
This comes after Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua on Friday also convened a meeting in Nyeri of administrators, county leaders, politicians, and other leaders with the sole intention of eradicating illicit brews central region, which includes Nyeri, Kiambu, Kirinyaga, Muranga, and Nyandarua Counties.
DP Gachagua stated that from next week, all administrators and security teams would ensure there was no producer of illicit brew in their area, or they would lose their jobs.
The eradication of illicit brew would greatly help in the success of the boy child program under the OSDP.