Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui has released the first batch of Sh 250 million relief food for the vulnerable.
The package destined for Menengai East Ward was received by the area Ward Representative Wilson Mwangi and is expected to cushion 2000 families in the area.
Speaking onThursday during the exercise,Kinyanjui said the package will go a long way in helping the vulnerable during this COVID-19 pandemic.
The county Boss admitting that there were some delays occasioned by procurement procedures.
The distribution will commence on Friday in Menengai East Ward before being channeled to other wards in Nakuru county.
“We are today launching this program and we begin with Menengai Ward. The delay was due to the procurement procedures. The distribution will commence tomorrow and we shall give schedule when and whereas per the wards” said Kinyanjui.
He however noted that despite only 2000 families having been listed in the Menegai East ward to benefit, there might be more than.
It is for this reason that he called for understanding among locals to ensure that the food reaches the intended persons.
Kinyanjui while noting that most of the items such as maize and beans were locally purchased, he was categorical that this is also an economic stimulus program as money will revolve in Nakuru County.
He reiterated that his administration will work closely with other stakeholders and the National government to ensure more needy families are reached.
The ceremony was witnessed by Nakuru County CEC for Finance Dr.Peter Kityenya who revealed that the items were purchased as per the ward committees.
Sentiments echoed by Nakuru County assembly Majority Leader Moses Ndung’u who stated that all the 55 wards have Committees that identified the needs.
The majority leader also appealing to Nakuru residents to continue adhering to the set guidelines on the COVID-19 pandemic.