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Kenyan working as Hotelier in UK distributes food to the vulnerable

It’s all smiles for more than 161 elderly persons in Nguni ward of Mwingi Central, Kitui County after a well-wisher donated foodstuffs to them as a way to supplement government efforts to feed the most vulnerable in the society.

Elias Kakundi who is from Nguni Ward who is working in United Kingdom as a Hotelier started Mwangaza Initiative with an aim of feeding the vulnerable households.

Kakundi through Ambrose Safari who is working as a community social worker sent Sh700,000 to be used for food purchase.

“Mwangaza Initiative is funded by Elias Kakundi and supported by some friends from this area. Kakundi has offered a budget of Sh700, 000 and we already set up a WhatsApp group to ensure the targeted population across the area gets to benefit, “said Safari.

“He has distributed food stuffs to the elderly in Nguni, and we are looking forward to distribute to areas of Kasteni and Ukasi, “he added.

According to Safari, there are other well -wishers who have promised to support the initiative.

Last month, the government through a school feeding programme, distributed food to all schools in Mwingi.

This region has not received enough rains for the last three seasons and hence the area is badly affected. Safari requested both government and other well -wishers to work together to ensure every vulnerable household puts food on the table.

Political leaders from Mwingi have recently urged the government to urgently distribute food to Mwingi residents stating that many households have been affected by the ongoing drought.

Mwangaza Initiative distributed Maize flour, wheat flour, cooking oil and salt.

By Charles Matacho

 

 

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