County launches relief food distribution to vulnerable families

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


Police in Nakuru move to enforce government orders on Corona war

Police officers in Nakuru have been mobilized to ensure full compliance of government directives issued in a move to curtail the spread of the corona virus which has wrecked havoc across the globe.

Their is a huge presence of police officers in Nakuru town central business district and along major roads leading into and out of Nakuru.

Along major roads, police officers are enforcing the directive of having only 8 passengers in every 14 seater matatu with those found violating the directive being arrested.

The heavy presence of officers along the roads has however forced matatu operators to comply with the directive.

Within the central business district police officers have been deployed to keep an eye and disburse  any social gatherings.

There are those also checking on restaurants within the CBD to ensure that they only operate on  a take -away basis as directed yesterday by health CS Mutahi Kagwe.

Nakuru County Police Commander Stephen Matu said that the operations and patrols will continue day and night until the situation is  put under control.

A spot check around Nakuru town, revealed that some businesses have started closing down with people opting to stay at home.

Those traders operating have decried depressed sales resulting from low spending by  people.




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