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5,000 less fortunate people in Murang’a get food support

Some 5,000 vulnerable people in Murang’a County have benefited from assorted food from the office of the county Woman Representative to cushion them from the effects of Covid -19.
The beneficiaries, who were selected by interior administrators, included the aged and people who lost their jobs due to the impact of coronavirus.
Speaking when she flagged off the food to be distributed to each of the eight sub counties on Thursday, the Woman Representative Sabina Chege said the food was purchased with funds from the government through women representative offices to cushion effects of covid-19.
Chege said through her initiative she managed to mobilize well-wishers who responded well and ensured the food given could take a family for several days.
Apart from the assorted food stuff, face masks and sanitizers were also distributed to help those at grassroots combat spread of coronavirus.
“We have distributed food stuff among other items including masks, soaps and sanitizers to selected less fortunate people drawn from across the county. The demand for food is quite high considering many people have lost their jobs due to the impact of coronavirus,” Chege said.
She added, “My office has received many requests from people trying to get food but unfortunately the food we have mobilized is not enough.”
The Woman Representative asked business community, the professionals and other well-wishers to come out and assist families currently struggling to get food at a time when many economic activities have been paralyzed.
“I would like to thank the government for coming out to support affected families but families which need support are many considering hotels, restaurants among other business entities were closed due to coronavirus pandemic,”Chege noted.
Speaking during the same occasion held at Kimorori primary school, Maragua MP Mary Waithera said effects of Covid-19 were worsened by floods and landslides.
Waithera said in her constituency more than 2,000 families are in dire need of food and added the funds she has mobilized cannot adequately feed the affected.
Most affected families are those whose houses were destroyed and crops swept away by raging floods “Maragua area has for a long time been receiving minimal rainfall but this time due to recent heavy rains, many places have been affected by floods leading to destruction of crops. My office is working out to see how to ease the situation as many families need support,” Added the legislator.
By Bernard Munyao

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