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Last week saw Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta sign the landmark Bill into law, as a means to reduce absenteeism among girls. According to lawmakers in the country, the bill will put female learners on par with their male counterparts.

This comes after a report by found that a tenth of African schoolgirls were missing 25% of their education because they did not have access to feminine hygiene products.

“The Basic Education Amendment Act amends Basic Education Act, placing the responsibility of providing free, sufficient and quality sanitary towels to every girl child registered and enrolled in a public basic education institution and has reached puberty, on the government,” the bill states.

The new Bill was introduced as a means to reduce absenteeism among schoolgirls.

By: Monti Montsha

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