Mwaura ’empowers’ two single mothers with wheelbarrows

By , K24 Digital
On Thu, 18 Nov, 2021 15:40 | 2 mins read
Isaac Mwaura gifted Beta Wanjiru and Abija Njeri with wheelbarrows and some money to start income generating activities for sustainability.

Embattled senator Isaac Mwaura has gifted two single mothers with wheelbarrows to ’empower’ them economically.

In what has elicited mixed reactions on social media, Mwaura gifted Beta Wanjiru and Abija Njeri with wheelbarrows and some money to start income generating activities for sustainability.

On a post he made on his official Facebook account, Mwaura revealed that the two met him at his home after struggling to find manual job all day.

“After the whole day of tarmacking looking for kibarua in a construction site, the two came knocking in my house for help. I was meeting them for the first time,” he revealed.

Mwaura said that besides empowering them to start a sustainable livelihood, the two will benefit from Deputy President William Ruto’s government which he said seeks to empower the lowly to grow their enterprises.

He said the second in command’s government will create one million jobs to get rid of joblessness that has been ailing educated youth across the country.

“Hustler Nation government will ensure a total of Sh 50 billion annually is allocated to the Bottom-Up program and Sh 10 billion to SMEs,” he said.

“Wheelbarrownomics focuses on empowering the common men and women who work hard daily to put food on the table; from tuk-tuk drivers, boda boda riders, mama mbogas, shoe shiners and all hustlers,” he said.

It is the announcement that saw Mwaura rebuked on Facebook for issuing tools that some netizens said were old enough to form the basis of job creation.

Others such as Ngesah Kevin took issue with Mwaura for giving ancient tools of operation to women who are living in a technologically driven world.

“Peana watoto wenu kwanza hiyo wheelbarrow how can somebody struggle in school for 16 years with degree holders as the parents walk left right then after your child become a wheelbarrow pusher surely. Kenyans, let us wake up and say no to wheelbarrow,” Kevin commented.