There was a celebration in Lenjani area of Kaputiei North Ward as Governor Joseph Lenku’s team distributed foodstuff to more than 100 families on Saturday.
The Kajiado’s COVID-19 Partners’ Coordination Committee members visited Lenjani today to meet with residents and see the reality on the effects of the pandemic on the economy.
With the schools closed, many children are now at home and parents are having a hard time feeding them at this time of the pandemic.
The chair of the coordination committee, Daniel Kanchori said the situation on the ground is worse than in urban areas.
“There are families that skip meals. They skip meals not because there is something to eat, but because there is nothing to feed their families,” said Kanchori on arrival at Kitengela town.
He said his team is now going to focus on rural areas of the county in a bid to save lives.
“We are acting on instruction from the governor to ensure that no one dies from hunger. We have several teams across the region that is monitoring the situation on the ground,” added Kanchori.
Governor Lenku on Friday appealed to all well-wishers to support his initiative of assisting the less-fortunate families in the county who have been negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
He said that many families are suffering in silence without people to turn to.
“Let us be our sisters’/brothers’ guardians by sharing with those who do not have what to eat. We can do that in our very small way, and make a big difference,” said Lenku on Friday when he appealed.