Gor Mahia supply food aid in Kawangware


Gor Mahia supply food aid in Kawangware
Gor Mahia boss Ambrsoe Rachier leads the donation exercise

In Summary

  • More than 50 families in the region received assorted packages including maize floor, cooking oil, tissues, rice, soaps, and sugar with the country now in its second month since dusk to dawn curfew was imposed to slow the spread of the coronavirus
  • The pandemic has battered the country's economy with Kawangware, where its occupants are mostly casual employees, among regions worst hit

Gor Mahia FC partnered Monday with Fikisha Rehabilitation Center and its fan association Kuludeng Original to donate food stuff to vulnerable families in Kawangware, Nairobi.

More than 50 families in the region received assorted packages including maize floor, cooking oil, tissues, rice, soaps, and sugar with the country now in its second month since dusk to dawn curfew was imposed to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

The pandemic has battered the country’s economy with Kawangware, whose community mostly consists of casual employees, among regions worst hit.

The event was held at the Rehabilitation center located in Kawangware where Gor Mahia chairman Ambrose Rachier and three of Gor players (Lawrence Juma, Samuel Onyango and Joachim Oluoch) were present.

Gor Mahia players Lawrence Juma and Samuel Onyango are joined by the club officials in the exercise. PHOTO/Courtesy

Speaking to Citizen Digital, Gor Mahia Treasurer Calvin Okeyo said the program was successful and they are looking forward to continue distributing food to other parts of the country.

“It was a good partnership between us and Fikisha Rehab Center at least we have been able to reach more than 50 families in Kawangware. We started in Kawangware where the Rehab it’s located and later we shall move to other parts. We can’t go far due to travel restrictions within counties but we shall work within the schedule”

“Our aim is to ensure the little we raise in conjunction with other parties reaches the families which have been hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic. A part from food stuffs we have also distributed masks to the families. In conjunction with the other parties, we have spent more than ksh.100,000 for the today program and we are looking forward to do more.”

On his part, Fikisha Kenya, a non Governmental Organization CEO Francis Ogot thanked Gor for the coming together to give smile to the community who has largely affected a lot of COVID-19.

“I really want to thank Gor for their good partnership upon this program. Kawangware if one of the places in Nairobi which has been hited seriously with the virus, many cases has been reported and that’s why we decided to roll out the idea.”

“I am happy to see more than 50 families benefiting with the program and I believe we shall continue partnering for the benefit of those affected not in Kawangware alone but other parts of the country.

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