About 200 families comprised of small scale traders in Nyeri town benefited from assorted food donations Friday from the local Asian community through businessman Bipin Shah and associates.
The families allegedly lost their source of income following the outbreak of Covid-19 which has greatly affected their businesses.
Speaking while conducting the exercise in Nyeri town Friday, Shah said he will be giving the affected families a similar package every Friday for the next one month.
The county Governor Mutahi Kahiga who was also present thanked the businessman for heeding government’s call to assist the less fortunate members of the society.
Kahiga said that the devolved unit has set aside Sh10 million for the Nyeri Covid-19 Fund kitty and was in the process of initiating a similar program to feed vulnerable people hardest hit by the pandemic across the county.
At the same time, other organizations and individuals have already come forward with their donations, both in cash and kind, as their contributions to the kitty.
However, the governor called for even more partners to come on board and continue supporting residents who may be suffering in silence.
Meanwhile, Kahiga has appealed to residents to continue adhering to the Ministry of Health directives to curb the spread of Coronavirus.
Some of the beneficiaries including Isaac Mbugua and and Rose Wanjiru thanked the Nyeri Asian Community for their generosity saying that many of them had lost hope after the collapsing of their jobs due to Covid-19.
By Beth Ndirangu