Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko today surprised residents of Makini Ward in Kibra Constituency, by offering them foodstuffs, hand sanitisers, facemasks also helped fumigate the neighbourhood in a donation drive together with his Sonko Rescue Team.
''One is a fog machine, fog generator, or smoke machine that emits a dense vapour that appears similar to fog or smoke which has enough capacity to kill viruses, bacteria and all other disease-causing organisms within our environment,'' said Sonko has he supervised his team fumigate the area.
According to the United Nations population data, Kibera is the largest slum in Africa, and they fall under the most vulnerable people amongst the society who shall be worst hit by the effects of the pandemic outbreak and possible lockdowns.Mama Mboga in Kibera settlement wearing a face mask given by Avido on 18 March 2020.
Governments have been called in to try and help the vulnerable in society overcame the effects of the pandemic and President Uhuru Kenyatta gave out a raft of measure to aid in the same.
Sonko now joins an array of politicians and other celebrities who have done something for the society since the announcement of the first case of corona in Kenya on the Friday, March 13th 2020.
Otiende Amollo Member of Parliament for Rarieda Constituency gave out maize for distribution in all the 23 sub-locations within his constituency, an exercise that the MP said to have cost him Kshs1.1million.
The Member of Parliament thanked his Senator senior lawyer James Orengo who also chipped in to assist in the donation drive.
''Thank you, James Orengo for donating 230 litres of oil to be distributed within Rarieda alongside the maize''.
Some leaders though have been criticised for using the crisis as a public relations opportunity, Nairobi women representative Esther Passaris received online bashing after donating pads that had her images on them.
''I am happy that the girls will get the pads but since the economy is bad that branding fee would’ve gone to make extra pads and means more girls would benefit, anyway what do I know, am not in government. said musician Kennedy (King Kaka) Ombima.
Lynee Were paused to ask one question if it was a donation or just a cheeky way to use taxpayers money.
''Just curious did she buy the pads with her own money? Or they are the ones the government donates to school?'' asked Lynee.
Other Kenyans have laughed off what seems as attention-seeking leaders while comparing their deeds to what Jack Ma the owner of Alibaba does while giving out his donations.Nairobi Woman Representative Esther Passaris during a women empowerment session in Nairobi in October 2020.
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