A total of 237 vulnerable families from Moyale Sub-County of Marsabit County have received food donations from the Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) foundation in partnership with Moyale KCB branch staff.
The food donation worth Sh521, 000 was given to the residents to cushion them from the ravaging drought which has hit the entire sub-county.
According the KCB Moyale Branch Manager Hellen Molu the KCB foundation donated Sh500, 000 and the branch members topped up with Sh21, 000 to put a smile onto the vulnerable who are struggling to put food on the table.
The manager said they used the office of the Deputy County Commissioner where the chiefs, their assistants and village elders identified the neediest people within their locality.
The food which included sugar, rice maize flour, and cooking oil was distributed at the sub-county headquarters.
Moyale Deputy County Commissioner Stanley Too said the donations will go a long way in helping the vulnerable and called upon other charitable organisations to emulate KCB.
“I am calling on all other stakeholders and well-wishers to join hands and support the vulnerable families by donating food to support the government in mitigating the effects of drought and save lives.
I want to tell you people that there is no food to feed everyone because the affected population is too high and the food the government is distributing cannot be enough to be given to everyone,” Too said.
Mr Too however said all well-wishers interested in donating relief food and other drought mitigation items to the residents within the sub-county have been asked to liaise with either the Moyale Sub-county administration office or his office to avoid duplication.
“We are working hand in hand with the county government of Marsabit to make sure that no one will die of hunger,” Too said.
The function was also attended by the Moyale sub-County Administrator, Abdo Ana, the Moyale KCB branch operations manager, Kevin Obola amongst others.
By Gatana Muchira