Embu County Women MP Jane Wanjuki on Wednesday donated relief food to hundreds of needy families in different wards, an initiative to cushion her residents from the effects of COVID-19.
More than a thousand needy households in Nginda Ward, Manyatta constituency received foodstuffs and facemasks from the women representative, with the beneficiaries including the elderly people and vulnerable groups who were given at least 4 kilograms of rice and cooking oil.
Initially, the distribution had happened in areas of Mbeere and Runyenjes where the households received 5 kg of maize and beans and the foundation is set to take at least two days to cover the remaining distribution centers among Mbuvori areas.
According to the information given by a member of the team, the exercise was being conducted by the area sub-chief, and they strictly observed social distancing to avoid the spread and infection of any disease.
The exercise took place in Ndunda, Ngerwe, Gicherori, Kibugu, Gikirima, Nguviu, Muvandori, and Rugumu, and on Thursday progressed to areas of Kathita in Embu town.
People could not hide their joy and have thanked the Women MP for standing with them especially at this tough moment, where businesses have closed down and residents are struggling to raise a meal.
Speaking with Wakajuanesss.Com, Wanjiku said that her focus is to support the needy in the society, including the aged.
“Our focus is to support the aged above 70 years old. We are planning for the foundation to go round across Embu County. For now, each will receive at least 4 kilograms of rice and cooking oil” she said.
At Gicherori village, the beneficiaries were overwhelmed and could not hide their joy. One of them, James Ndigwa, thanked the MP for standing either people at these difficult moments.
” I appreciate her for this foundation that is helping g lot of people especially at this tough moment where coronavirus has left many people worried, concerned, and depressed,” said James Ndwiga, adding that she had good qualities of a leader.
“Sometimes the leaders we chose disappear without fulfilling their promises, once the term is over they come back with a bang prepared to use cash so as to buy our votes dancing and singing with us” he stated.