COVID-19: Nakuru Rotary Club cushions vulnerable families

More than  1,000 needy families in  various slums of  Nakuru County on Wednesday benefited with food and non-food items from Nakuru Rotary Club members, Rotaracts and friends of Rotary.

This even as Rotary Club of Nakuru gears focus towards addressing the challenges occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Addressing media on Wednesday during the distribution of the items to various needy families, President Rotary Club of Nakuru Christopher Gasperi stated that they are now focusing on prevention, sustenance and sustainability.

Under the three key pillars, Gasperi says Rotary Club of Nakuru has been able to provide hand washing tanks, sanitizers and food to various groups in slum areas within Nakuru County.

“We are working closely with the elected leaders in the county as well as other stakeholders and friends of Rotary Club Nakuru to cushion the needy families during this COVID-19 pandemic” he said.

The President Rotary Club of Nakuru adding that more funds are being sourced to enable more families benefit during this time.

Among the beneficiaries is a group of elderly persons living with disability in Merangine, Dundori on the border of Nakuru and Nyandarua Counties whom Ephantus Waweru Wachira from Rotary Club Nakuru had raised their case to the Rotary Club of Nakuru members.

The Merangine elderly persons living with disability through their leaders Dancun Njagi and Milcah Wangari on their part commending Rotary Club of Nakuru for the gesture.

Speaking at PCEA Meangine church, they said the food and non-food items will go a long way in addressing the challenges their needs during this period.

“We are very grateful to Rotary Club of Nakuru and we pray they do such visits frequently” said Njagi.

Other 110 locals from Gioto area, Nakuru West Sub County also benefited with food and non-food items.

The team also visited and donated food items to 7 households under quarantine at Lakeview estate in Nakuru East.

The families have been under forced quarantine for coming into contact with suspected COVID-19 case.

According to public health officers who are manning the plot to ensure compliance with guidelines, the families are just awaiting their results.

The Rotary Club of Nakuru members called it a wrap by reaching out to 120 families at Mwariki in Barut Ward, Nakuru West Sub County.

Accoridng to Joab Okello from Rotary Club Nakuru, the donations were made possible through partnership with, Gilanis Supermarket and Hindu Religious Service Council among others.

Okello calling on Kenyans to continue observing the Ministry of health guidelines on COVID-19 pandemic.