Eighty vulnerable families in Narok South Sub County have benefited from foodstuff donated by non-governmental organizations as part of efforts to combat Covid-19.
The foodstuffs that included maize flour, wheat flour, cooking fat, beans, maize, salt and sugar was donated by the Full Gospel Churches of Kenya, Narok Peace Association and Rotary Club Kenya and targeted single mothers and those living with disability.
Narok South Full Gospel Churches of Kenya Presiding Bishop Dr. Peter Ole Nakola made a passionate appeal to residents to support vulnerable persons in the society during the ongoingCovid-19 epidemic when movement of people is restricted.
He spoke during the distribution of the food at Ololulunga church yesterday. The vulnerable families that benefited had been identified by the local chiefs.
“This is the time we can prove our love for one another. We should be our brothers’ keepers by ensuring no one in our neigbourhood goes to bed hungry,” said Ole Nakola.
Narok Peace Ambassador Joshua Kaputa asked those able to help to contribute and help the vulnerable groups during this season when the government has advised people to remain indoors.
“It is not a must you give too much, the little food you give to your neighbor could bring a huge difference in the society,” said Kaputa.
On his part, the local Assistant County Commissioner (ACC) Jared Owino warned the society against taking advantage of the circumstances to abuse children or engage them in criminal activities saying the long arm of the law will catch up with them.
“This is not the time to send your children to engage in criminal activities like stealing. Parents should also watch over their young girls so that they are not defiled or subjected to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM),” said Owino.
By Ann Salaton