Unemployment and lack of basic needs such as food and clothing are the key challenges facing several families in Nakuru town during this COVID-19 pandemic.
This has been revealed through a charity program being supported by Nakuru based Metro Church International.
In an interview on Monday during one of the counseling sessions for families, Bishop Dr.Mike Brawan of Metro Church International noted that many families are affected and cannot meet the basic needs due to the harsh economic times occasioned by COVID-19 pandemic.
Dr.Brawan who is also the Head of Evangelical Movement Kenya and East Africa says as a church they decided to step in and offer hope to the needy families.
The Charity involves issuance of food to more than 4,000 families every month.
“Families are facing challenges and we as a church we stepped in with counseling as well as issuing out food donations to over 4,000 families” he said.
Meanwhile, the clergy has attributed the suffering of Kenyans due to a few corrupt individuals in the country.
While strongly condemning the vise, he has appealed to the government to up in the fight against corruption by ensuring those implicated face the arm of the law.
He however, says the fight on corruption should not be politicized by anyone or seen as tribal witch-hunt.
“We have a few corrupt individuals in the country who are making Kenyans to suffer. And that is why we are saying the government should act now and ensure prosecution” said Dr.Brawan.
The clergy was addressing media at the church during a counseling session for the various needy families in Nakuru town.