Kilifi, KENYA: Muslims in Kilifi County turned up in large numbers to receive relief food from the National government on Monday.
The event took place at the Kilifi county commissioner’s office where the food was handed over to Islamic leaders to distribute to their people in their mosques.
Addressing them during the event, Kaloleni Deputy Commissioner Fredrick Ndunga said the move was targeting at strengthening the relationship between the national government and different religions in the country.
“Today we received food rangng from rice, Maize flour, cooking oil amongst other kinds of food stuff for our Muslim brothers as they carry on with their Ramadhan,” said Ndunga.
The deputy county commissioner added that security is tight in the entire county especially during night hours.
“We all know that our brothers go out for prayers at night and at the crack of dawn, and as a result we have made sure our security personnel carry out patrols during the wee hours of the nights,” said Ndunga.
“My appeal to everyone is that should you sense anything that would bring insecurity, kindly report to the security agencies for rapid action before remedy.”
Muslim leaders hailed the move by the government and said it should in fact continue doing such gestures annually, to increase the bond between religion and government.
Bakari Ali Nassib, Chairman of SUPKEM Kilifi county brunch said he is thankful on the behalf of the Muslims and he expects more from the government.
“Receiving relief food from the government is something to be hailed as it shows how much the government is committed to serve its citizens,” said Nassib.