Vulnerable families in Maragua benefited with relief food

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Maragua MP Mary Waithera distributing food to vulnerable families within her constituency
Photo By: Bernard Munyao

Scores of families in Maragua constituency that were affected by floods and impact of Covid 19 have benefited from relief food donated by area MP Mary Waithera.

The office of the local legislator on Wednesday commenced the exercise of distributing food to more than 1, 000 families that have been struggling to get food among other basic necessities.

The selected residents also benefited from non-food items to cushion them from hard times occasioned by coronavirus pandemic.

Farms and houses of some families living near Maragua River were destroyed by raging floods leaving the residents without shelter and food.

Speaking during the exercise at Saba Saba primary school, the MP said the food she has mobilized is not enough as many more people need help.

“The families whose houses were destroyed are in dire need of shelter and food and we have petitioned the national government through Ministry of Devolution to come in and assist the families with shelter,” noted Waithera.

In a recent visit by Devolution cabinet secretary Eugene Wamalwa, the constituency was given 25 sacks of rice which the MP said was not enough.

“Today we have distributed six tons of food but demand is still high considering that many people are not working due to effects of covid-19. Those who were working in restaurants, bars, hotels and beauty shops are at home and they need food,” observed Waithera.