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Kajiado Muslims receive food items ahead of Idd festivities

At least 250 Muslim households in Kajiado have received food donations ahead of Idd celebrations.

The food items donated by well-wishers from Malaysia included rice, beans, dates, maize and wheat flour, salt, cooking oil, tea and sugar.

Malaysian Ambassador to Kenya Ruzaini Mohamad said the donation was a gesture to join the Muslim fraternity in Kajiado in celebrating Eid al-Fitr and also a chance for him to interact with people from Kajiado and its environs.

“Today I am here in Kajiado to deliver some contribution and we hope this little contribution we have donated will help them. We share the happiness of Idd ul Fitr, which we celebrate at the end of Ramadhan,” said Mohamad.

The distribution exercise was conducted by the Kenya Red Cross, Kajiado branch.

Sefia Verjee from Kenya Red Cross revealed that their team works with partners to ensure people within the community get assistance during droughts, disasters and also participates in distribution exercise of various items.

“We work together with the county government and the local authorities to mobilize those in need of support. We participate in distribution exercises all the time especially where there has been ongoing drought and floods and now during Ramadan we are also getting a lot of requests to support communities,” revealed Verjee.

Hafsa Hassan, a beneficiary of the food items called on the well-wishers to not only show the good gesture during the month of Ramadan but anytime they were in a position to do so.

“We appreciate the little that we have been given. There are some people who might view it as small but there are others who wish to get even the smallest food package. On Wednesday, we will be celebrating Eid al-Fitr and these food items will cater for families celebrating. This should not be the last or the only time for them to come but anytime they feel like supporting us,” said Hassan.

Solomon Tawuo from Kenya Red cross, Lower Eastern Kajiado thanked the Malaysian embassy and Kenya Red Cross for taking an initiative to put a smile on the beneficiaries during the month of Ramadan.

By Seline Nyangere

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