Relief As Free Feeding Program Launched In Nairobi For Vulnerable Families

Nairobi County government will feed the vulnerable families hit economically by the coronavirus, announced Deputy Governor Anne Kananu Mwenda.

The feeding program will run from April to July 2021 and is targeting 127,500 families, including women, People Living with Disabilities, those living with HIV, and other chronic diseases.

The families are set to receive 130 tons of wheat flour and maize, 60 tons of rice, and 50 tons of sugar. Besides, there will be blankets and other items to be identified by the program’s committee.

Nairobi’s Chief Officer for Disaster Management Mohamed Sahal heads the program’s committee, assisted by his deputy Brian Kisali and the County Executive Member Winfred Gathagu.

The donations will be distributed from door to door to avert the spread of the coronavirus, said Mohamed Sahal.

The report shows that thousands of Nairobi residents are going through hard economic times due to lockdowns and curfew imposed by the government. Several people have been rendered jobless due to the economic downturn. Others, especially those working in the hospitality industry, have been forced to stay at home with no income after the government directed restaurants to be closed to avert the third wave of Covid-19.

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