BY ALBERT NYAKUNDI
A Nairobi based philanthropist has asked the government to help victims of perennial floods in some parts of Tana River county to alleviate human suffering.
“I urge the Government to relocate these villages to a higher ground. They need water because water borne diseases are likely to occur after the floods.” he said.
Shahid Yakub spoke on Saturday at Chara location in Tana Delta subcounty when he distributed food to 1000 households.
He said residents affected by floods have been unable to move from lowlands to safer grounds because most are poor and cannot afford to relocate.
Yakub said residents risk suffering from water-borne diseases and are in dire need of food.
The donation was sourced from well-wishers and donors under a programme dubbed, “Feed A Family.”
Yakub started the programme ten years ago with his family, friends, and well-wishers.
Feed A Family programme had by June 2020 distributed food and other items to 4,500 households countrywide.
Yakub told Hot News MEAK International is their main partner and donor.
“May the almighty bless our main partners and donors of this programme and team members who work tirelessly. “Yakub said.
Feed A Family programme team include Salman Hakim,Huzeifa Ayub,Faisal Sadique and Ali Kombo,a General Service Unit police officer among others.
“Almighty Allah is the one who has made all this possible. We as a team seek His pleasure and blessings.” Yakub said.
Yakub called on Kenyans to support the needy in whatever way during this pandemic.
“Be your neighbor’s keeper. Show love to one another at this time of need.” he said.
The philanthropist was on June 16 recognized by Association of Certified Fraud Examiners for his contribution to humanity.
He was awarded the Outstanding Achievement in Community Outreach and Service.
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