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Government to distribute foodstuffs to vulnerable Muslim families 

The Government will distribute food stuffs worth Sh. 123,052,000 to vulnerable Muslim households during the Ramadhan period, expected to start next week.

Government Spokesperson, Dr. Isaac Mwaura, said the government started the initiative to have the vulnerable access nutritious meals, as a way to promote religious observance, reduce financial strain, encourage social inclusion, to demonstrate the government’s dedication to fairness, empathy and unity among all citizens.

Speaking at the Konza TechnoCity, during a press briefing, Mwaura said the foodstuffs to be distributed include 50 bags of Rice (32,640,000), 50 bags of beans (90M), 190 cartoons of vegetable oil (76,000 and 28 boxes of sardines (336,000).

The month of Ramadhan is expected to start on Monday March 11th this year.

Ramadan is the Ninth Month of the Islamic Calendar, observed by Muslims worldwide, as a month of fasting (sawm), prayer, reflection, and community. The observance of Ramadan is regarded as one of the Five Pillars of Islam and lasts twenty-nine to thirty days, from one sighting of the crescent moon to the next.

By Bernadette Khaduli

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