SUPPORT FOR DISABLED

Over 100 disabled persons in Kisumu's Nyalenda slum benefit from food donations

The donations program, Olale said, targets 2,500 families in Nyalenda B ward with 1,500 people so far benefited.

In Summary

• Nyalenda B ward representative Joseph Olale distributed maize flour, cooking oil, salt, and bar soaps to the disabled persons.

• Olale, while giving out the items at Jacaranda Academy in Nyalenda, said those disabled people had been hit-hard with the Covid-19 and flooding.

Kisumu's Nyalenda B MCA Joseph Olale on Monday donates food to disabled persons at Jacaranda Academy to cushion them against the effects of Covid-19 pandemic
Image: MAURICE ALAL

More than 100 people living with disabilities in Nyalenda slums, Kisumu county on Monday benefited from food donations.

 

Nyalenda B ward representative Joseph Olale distributed maize flour, cooking oil, salt, and bar soaps to the disabled persons.

He said the food packages are aimed at cushioning those living with disability from the effects of coronavirus pandemic.

Olale, while giving out the items at Jacaranda Academy in Nyalenda, said those disabled people had been hit hard by Covid-19 and floods.

Kisumu's Nyalenda B MCA Joseph Olale on Monday helps a disabled person to wear on face mask during food donation at Jacaranda Academy to cushion them against the effects of Covid-19 pandemic
Image: MAURICE ALAL

“With deteriorating economic activities they are facing many challenges which require a collective effort to support them,” he said.

The donations program, Olale said, targets 2,500 families in Nyalenda B ward with 1,500 people so far benefited.

He announced that they will continue with distribution to the less fortunate persons in his ward.

Kisumu's Nyalenda B MCA Joseph Olale on Monday donates food to people living with disability at Jacaranda Academy in Nyalenda slums to cushion them against the effects of Covid-19 pandemic
Image: MAURICE ALAL

Olale on Tuesday distributes food items to women in business. The traders, he said, are seriously affected in business with the drastic measures to prevent the spread of the virus.

 

The MCA commended the national government for the measures put in place to help cushion residents.

He named programs such as Kazi Mtaani which has seen 2,300 youths enrolled earning Sh653 per day. Others are M-Pesa transfer and disability fund programs.