The National Youth Service has sewn pants for thousands of children from underprivileged families in Meru, says the Public Service CS Margaret Kobia.
Imenti North MP Rahim Dawood and area Deputy County Commissioner Charles Monari received the consignment at the NG-CDF offices on Saturday from NYS personnel Ephantus Gititi and Kobia’s communications officer Martin Kaumbutho.
The children are expected to receive soaps, sanitary towels, face towels, jerricans, and sanitizers to combat coronavirus diseases.
This comes after eleven Meru MPs visited CS Kobia’s office and explained that poor children from the locality need the items.
Imenti North MP Rahim Dawood said “All of the 11 Meru MPs and Woman Rep have got at least 4,000 masks, family kits and other helpful gears towards the fight against this disease. We went to her office as a team and we are grateful and honored she has fulfilled our request. Covid-19 is on the rise in Meru. Don’t be deceived by politicians to gather at their rallies. We do not have well-equipped hospitals with ICU or ventilators to accommodate huge numbers from the disease,”
His sentiments were echoed by Deputy County Commissioner Charles Monari who said “I request people to strictly follow the Ministry of Health protocols. The situation is not good and let’s not drop the ball. We thank CS Kobia for the helpful gesture,”