Nakuru County has kicked off relief food distribution to vulnerable persons and families who have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic.
In the first phase Governor Lee Kinyanjui launched the drive by donating foodstuff to support 1,000 vulnerable families among the Muslim community as they observe the holy month of Ramadhan.
The consignment consists of 5,000kgs of rice, 2,000 litres of cooking oil, 2,000kgs of wheat flour, 1,000kgs of dates, 2,000kgs of sugar 5,000kgs maize flour and 1,000 bars of soap bought by the County Government of Nakuru.
Each family will get a package containing 5kgs of rice, 2litres of cooking oil, 2kgs of wheat flour, 1kg dates, 2kgs sugar, 5kgs maize flour and one bar of soap.
The items will be distributed to the vulnerable across the county through Imams in 24 mosques in Nakuru East, Nakuru West, Gilgil, Naivasha, Elementaita, Subukia, Molo, Subukia, Mauche, Njoro, Salgaa, Ol-Rongai and Mau Summit.
The county has set up COVID-19 Mitigation Committees in all wards to help it identify the needs of the community at the ward level as well as compiling the lists of the beneficiaries.
Kinyanjui said that the second group to be targeted for distribution of relief food will be persons living with disabilities once their listing is done