Over 1,500 needy residents of Baringo and Nakuru counties have benefited from the COVID-19 relief food courtesy of Rotary Club of Nakuru in partnership with Gilanis Foundation.
Speaking on Wednesday during the distribution of the same to 100 residents in Njoro as well as other 70 from Elementaita, Rotary Club of Nakuru President-elect stated that the COVID-19 pandemic has paralyzed normal lives.
He noted that many have lost jobs hence being rendered vulnerable in the society and they need support for their continued survival.
“We are doing this in partnership with Gilanis Foundation and we have been able to reach over 1,500 most vulnerable residents in Baringo and Nakuru counties” said Okello.
Last weekend the group was at Chemolingot in Tiaty sub County of Baringo County to cushion vulnerable residents against the harsh times occasioned by COVID-19 pandemic.
According to the Rotary Club of Nakuru President-elect, the program will go on for some time before situation comes to normal.
This even as health officials on Wednesday reported 19 new Covid-19 deaths, raising the country’s death toll from the coronavirus to 506.
One of the latest confirmed deaths was recorded in the community, Health Chief Administrative Secretary Mercy Mwangangi said.
She added that 18 of the patients who succumbed to the virus had underlying health conditions.
Kenya’s first death attributed to the coronavirus was in late March.
Dr Mwangangi also reported 379 new coronavirus infections. That raises the countrywide total since the pandemic reached Kenya in March to 31, 015.
On Wednesday, there were 244 new recoveries reported, bringing the total number to 17,612 since the pandemic began.