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Widows in Nairobi receive Covid-19 donations

They opened up on their struggles bringing up families on their own

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• No woman should lose her rights, property or dignity because husband died, said Diana Kamande

NYS director general Matilda Sakwa and Gender CAS Rachel Shebesh help Tabitha Mukulu (C) wear a face mask
NYS director general Matilda Sakwa and Gender CAS Rachel Shebesh help Tabitha Mukulu (C) wear a face mask
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Food and non-food donations targeting vulnerable widows were recently handed over at NYS headquarters, Nairobi. Gender CAS Rachel Shebesh presided.

During testimonials, Thabitha Charles said, “Today is my 29th year as a widow. I was left with eight children, with all my husband’s property taken away after his burial.

"It has been a real struggle bringing up my family. I call upon the government to protect widows as most are denied the right to property inheritance by family members despite it being a collective effort.”

 

Come Together Widows and Orphans Organisation founder Diana Kamande said, “Don’t use your widowhood as a gown. Stand up, step up and go to work.”

NYS youths help in donations distribution
NYS youths help in donations distribution
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Uwezo Funds CEO Peter Lengapiani gifts Ann Njeri
Uwezo Funds CEO Peter Lengapiani gifts Ann Njeri
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Shebesh and Crawn Trust executive director Daisy Amdany
Shebesh and Crawn Trust executive director Daisy Amdany
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Kiambu Deputy Governor joyce Ngugi gifts Thabitha Charles
Kiambu Deputy Governor joyce Ngugi gifts Thabitha Charles
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Phaustine Wekesa gives her testimony being a widow
Phaustine Wekesa gives her testimony being a widow
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NYS youth Jane Muthoni gifts Agnes Kariuki
NYS youth Jane Muthoni gifts Agnes Kariuki 
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