10,000 Mombasa vulnerable families to benefit from sh.144m funding from the UK government

UK High Commissioner to Kenya Jane Marriott speaking to a resident in Tudor Muoroto informal settlement. The UK government will be making direct money transfer to 10,000 vulnerable families in Mombasa living in informal settlements./COURTESY

At least 10,000 vulnerable families living in informal settlements in Mombasa County will receive sh.14,400 each from the UK government.

Speaking at the Governor’s office in Mombasa on Tuesday, British High Commissioner to Kenya Jane Marriott, who also visited Tudor Muoroto slums, said that the funds will be directly sent to the families.

“In Mombasa today, I announced sh.144m of direct cash transfers to 10,000 vulnerable individuals and families. Vital for buying essentials during COVID-19. Met some beneficiaries at Tudor Muoroto informal settlement,” said the High Commissioner.

Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho said the funds will be targeting families who mostly reside in informal settlements across Mombasa.

“I extend my sincere gratitude on behalf of the people of Mombasa to the UK Government & the British people for implementing the direct financial support program which will assist 10,000 vulnerable families who have been adversely affected by COVID-19 pandemic,” said Governor Joho.

“This Kind gesture is not just about philanthropy but more to do with humanity and it means a lot to the people of Mombasa and the country at large,” he added.

Governor Joho and the High Commissioner also discussed mutual areas of partnership between the UK government and the Coast region including; the realization of Special Economic Zone, infrastructure development & enhancing water supply.