Kilifi residents among 85,000 to receive food donations

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Wambui Mwicigi-Muya of Impact (left) handing over a food hamper to Musyoki Syengo, a resident of Tseikuru, Kitui County from the WaKenya Tulindane campaign./COURTESY

At least 85,000 Kenyans will be receiving food donations due to the ongoing drought.

Kilifi residents will be among Kenyans from five counties who will be receiving the donations through a food donation drive by the National Steering Committee on Drought Response.

The taskforce, which was formed by President William Ruto in November, through the drought response campaign dubbed “Wakenya Tulindane” distributed food hampers to over 14,000 households in Maarini, Samburu East, Laisamis, Igembe North and Kitui North Sub-counties.

Patricia Mugambi-Ndegwa, Drought Steering Committee Member, (left) handing over a food hamper to Katui Kasuku, a resident of Tseikuru, Kitui County from the WaKenya Tulindane campaign./COURTESY

This comes a week after the Drought Response Taskforce announced that over sh.600 million had been raised so far in a joint effort to support Kenyans impacted by the harsh effects of the ongoing drought.

“We are happy to announce that residents from some of the severely affected counties will receive food hampers to last them several months. This is part of our efforts to support our Kenyan brothers and sisters impacted by the drought especially during this festive season. We appreciate the donations received so far and request well wishers to continue supporting vulnerable Kenyans facing the ongoing drought”, said Peter Ndegwa, Chairperson, National Steering Committee on Drought Response.

Kenyans willing to donate to the appeal fund can do so through different mobile money apps through paybill 880990 or banks.

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