Dried Food from KDF Food Processing Factory Distributed to Schools by Military

  • A KDF officer offering food to a child Twitter
  • The Kenya Defence Force on Friday engaged in an action widely observed as social responsibility action of distributing free foods to schools in the Gilgil area.

    This happened a day after the celebrations of Valentine’s Day around the world, wherein people are usually and deeply involved with acts of showing love to each other.

    President Uhuru Kenyatta launched the KDF Food Processing Factory on 14 October 2018 in Gilgil, Nakuru County.

    President Uhuru evaluating the food products produced by KDF Food Processing Factory during launch

    Different types of dry foods are processed by the plant for use by the defence forces within and outside the country, especially when the military personnel are in the field engaged in a mission and have a limited capacity of obtaining commonplace food products.

    In an interview with Citizen TV at Gilgil Langalanga School, Colonel J.M Mwasuru noted that KDF had committed itself to distribute dried food produced in the tune of half a tonne for every school that they visit.

    The colonel informed that they were engaged in the program to fulfill an earlier promise by the president to the residents.

    Colonel Mwasuru informed that the factory was important to Kenya and particularly to residents in the surrounding areas of Gilgil.

    He indicated that it was strategically located between Nakuru and Nyandarua since the two counties are major food baskets of the country.

    Colonel Mwasura at Langalanga School in Gilgil

    Area MP, Martha Wangari was also at the scene to offer her support for the program by the military.

    She pointed out that the action by the soldiers was a good sign especially since it was taking place a day after Valentine’s Day celebrations.

    She stated, “Hii ndio mambo yetu ya kuspread upendo na haikuanza saa hii. Unajua mwaka jana ndio tulifungua kiwanda hicho (This is a way of spreading love and it did not start now. You know it was last year when we opened that factory)."

    Gilgil MP Martha Wangari

    It emerged that KDF will also spend time interacting with the civilians in an effort to show them the mechanisms of preparing the specially processed food products for consumption.

    Some of the dried foods were vegetables like cabbages, spinach, kales, carrots among others.