• Makau said he is targeting at least 200 families in every ward
• Makau appealed to Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua to distribute foodstuffs to the needy.
More than 200 families from Muthwani and Ndovoini in Mavoko Constituency have benefitted from foodstuffs and other donations from Mavoko MP Patrick Makau through his Patrick Makau Foundation.
The distribution, which started in Mlolongo last week, will continue across Mavoko Constituency to ensure those adversely affected get help.
While distributing the donations on Saturday, Makau said he is targeting at least 200 families in every ward.
"We are aware that this is a worldwide pandemic and almost everybody needs help. So the distribution of foodstuffs and other essentials will continue across Mavoko constituency to ensure those adversely affected get the help needed," he observed.
Makau was speaking at Ndovoini Secondary School where the exercise took place. He said they identified the needy families through chiefs.
“Our immediate focus is to increase our food distribution to help meet the growing need as quickly as possible,” he said.
However, Makau appealed to Machakos Governor Dr Alfred Mutua to distribute foodstuffs to the needy since several donations have been received by the county government.
“It’s difficult shutting out needy families because of lack of resources. There are bad days when I have to put on my own resources,” he said.
"We saw that the county government received some donations and some of those foodstuffs are perishable, so I urged the governor to call us to come and distribute those donations to our people," he added.
He further called on Kenyans to strictly adhere to protocols set out by the Ministry of Health to stem the spread of coronavirus in the country.
Makau said measures so far announced by the government are aimed at ensuring citizens continue with their lives in the wake of the fast-spreading infectious disease.
“Prevention is better than cure, wash your hands, apply sanitiser, wear masks and practise social distancing,” he advised.
He said the beneficiaries said most of them are having it rough as many of them stay at home jobless.
“It’s for these vulnerable cases that several good souls have stepped in to show some acts of kindness. Through their self-sacrifice, they have inspired thousands of others to fundraise to feed the hungry” a resident said.