Reprieve as Kisii County distribute relief food to vulnerable residents

Most vulnerable persons have received foodstuffs in Kisii county during this difficult time of Covid-19

Speaking during the donation Woman representative Janet Ongera said that the move is to assist those who are vulnerable to feel the spirit of brotherhood during the Coronavirus pandemic.

"This is the time to show love and share the food to those who are don’t have," the woman rep said.

Some of the items donated include sugar, rice, a bar of soap, flour and face masks.

She said the exercise will be expanded in coming days as part of cushioning the vulnerable in the society.

Those who live in abject poverty will be brought on board irrespective of their tribal, social and political inclination.

According to Ongera, it is important to help those who can't sustain these tough economic times.

Kisii County Women Rep Janet Ongera presenting relief food to residents. Image|Courtesy

However, she was worried on the low number of registered groups which are benefiting from National affirmative action Funds.

She asked women to register and form Saccos so that they can benefit from the National affirmative action funds.

Ms. Ongera assured them that when the country will stabilize she is going to carry out civic education from one household to another and ensure that everyone is registered.

She asked business people to wear face masks, keep social distance, adhere to government regulations including the use of hand sanitizers and hand wash.

The donation was in conjunction with CS Fred Matiang’i directives.

The Women Rep asked the public to take more precautions and work together to combat this pandemic.

She also donated hand washing equipment as a measure to curb the Coronavirus pandemic.

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