By Simon Kahara
|Kirinyaga Governor Ann Waiguru hands over food to an elderly in Kirinyaga County on May 7. She announced the formation of a Food Bank Committee to mobilize and coordinate food distribution to the vulnarable.|
Kirinyaga County has formed a County Food Bank Committee which will mobilize and coordinate the distribution of relief food to the needy, Goveror Ann Waiguru has announced.
The County boss announced that the committee will enable the well wishers in and outside the County to donate towards the kitty in bid to cushion the county’s vulnerable population who have been affected by the Covid-19 and the eldery.
Speaking on Thursday at Kangai and Njukiini Wards when she launched the relief food distribution to the vulnerable members of the community, the governor said her adminstration will work in partnership with the committee to feed the poor in Kirinyaga County.
The exercise kicked off on Thursday where about 500 elderly people benefitted from food stuff such as maize flour, rice, and cooking oil. They were also given face masks to protect themselves against the coronavirus.
The governor who was accompanied by the local leaders noted that the vulnerable in the county are suffering from the effects of coronavirus as well as the ongoing rains which have caused flooding in their farms a move she noted may lead to famine
“Though Kirinyaga County is a major food basket, many farmers have lost their crops due to flooding and this will lead to famine,” the County boss said.
She pointed out that the elderly have been hit hard by the effects of Covid-19 since many of them previously depended on their children who could have lost their incomes due to corona virus.
The governor has been in the forefront in the fight against Coronavirus and has been engaged in spirited efforts to prevent her people from contracting the virus.
|Governor Ann Waiguru fumigates Kagio market in Kirinyaga County to keep her people safe from CoronaVirus. She has been engaged in the fight against Covid-19|
Among the measures being put in place is fumigation of markets and shopping centers, production of face masks a move that has also created job opportunities to the county residents among others.
|Masks being produced by Governor Waiguru’s administration to give to Kirinyaga people for free.|
Posted by KK ONLINE NEWS EDITOR at May 07, 2020