Manchester United and Arsenal fans in Kanduyi Constituency, Bungoma County, have pooled resources and donated assortment of foodstuffs to about 50 widows to cushion them against the effects of Covid-19 pandemic lockdown period.
A good number of the widows who received food donations were small business owners whose businesses have been hit hard by the pandemic.
The goodies gift pack included sugar, soap, tea leaves, flour, cooking oil and wheat flour to last for the next two weeks for a family of at least five people.
The two clubs’ fans came together and contributed a total of Sh80,000 which facilitated the exercise.
“We have been carrying out such activities before and this is not the end of it, we are determined to support more targeted recipients,” said Purity Naomi, an Arsenal fan. She asked the government to allocate money to support widows in the society.
Jacinta Atieno, a Manchester United fan, appealed to other well-wishers to join the team and support vulnerable groups in the society.
“This is charity undertaking, I urge other well-wishers to come and join us,” she said.
Mary Mwangi, a beneficiary, lauded the move by the fans for remembering them during these difficult times and called on residents to adhere to Covid-19 rules set by the Ministry of Health so that the disease can be contained.
By Godfrey Wamalwa