Covid-19: Nyandarua Lions Club calls on residents to assist the needy

Wednesday May 13 2020
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Lions Club members distribute food to Huruma village residents in Olkalou, Nyandarua County on May 9, 2020. PHOTO | JOHN NDUNGU | NATION MEDIA GROUP

By JOHN NDUNG'U

Lions Club of Nyandarua Central Secretary-General Emma Kibiru has appealed to financially able residents in the county to support vulnerable people in the county.

Ms Kibiru was speaking when the club, led by Chairman Peter Karanja distributed food to 72 families in Huruma estate in Ol Kalou town on Saturday.

Mr Karanja said the food was donated by the club’s 15 members.

He said they decided to start with Huruma estate since it has the largest number of elderly people in the town.

“We realised these people need support, we appeal to other well-wishers to come forward and chip in,” Mr Karanja said.

He said that groups that supported the initiative are Poly-tech Group and Like Uttah Gas Company.

He said that over 200 families have come forward to seek assistance. 

Mr Karanja appealed to residents of Nyandarua to join the Lions Club in mobilising resources to help the needy.  

He said the Lions Club of Nyandarua Central, just like other clubs the world over, deals with education, environment and health issues.  

Mr Julius Njoroge, a resident of Huruma estate, said the area has low income earners who need a lot of assistance.