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The MCAs donated sugar, maize flour, salt, cooking oil, rice among other items.
Persons with disabilities and women in Nairobi's Eastlands area had a reason to smile after Nairobi MCAs distributed foodstuff to them as part of the festive celebrations.
Led by Nairobi County Assembly Majority Leader Abdi Guyo, the ward representatives distributed the food items to the beneficiaries drawn from five wards in Embakasi Central constituency and the neighbouring Embakasi East.
The distribution of the foodstuff took place in Komarock Ward, Kayole South, Kayole North, Matopeni/Springvalley, Kayole Central and Mihang’o.
Mr Guyo, who is eyeing the Embakasi Central Parliamentary seat, said often the vulnerable group, including persons with disabilities, women and children, are forgotten during the festive season.
"These donations, however little, will help these people who barely can afford a decent meal this festive season. It is not how much we give, but how much love we put into giving,” he said.
The Matopeni/Springvalley Ward MCA also took the time to remind the residents to adhere to Ministry of Health’s Covid-19 guidelines, more so in the wake of Omicron variant.
He pointed out that since the first case of the deadly virus was reported in the country on March 13, 2020, thousands of Kenyans have lost their lives.
“Due to the high number of positive cases we have in Nairobi and across the country, Kenyans have suffered with vulnerable families exposed to serious food insecurity challenges. This is why as your leaders we felt it was wise to share a small meal with you,” he said.
Nairobi County Assembly Majority Whip Paul Kados led the distribution exercise in Embakasi East.
Mr Kados urged the residents to maintain peace as the 2022 General Election nears.
Other leaders involved in the distribution exercise included Kayole Central MCA Jermiah Themendu, Kayole South counterpart Fredrick Okeyo, Komarock’s John Kamau and Kayole North’s Samuel Mwangi.