Joho's Online Donation Launch Raises Ksh100 on 1st Day [VIDEO]

  • Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho announcing the Mombasa County Feeding Programme for the poor.
    Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho announcing the Mombasa County Emergency Household Relief and Nutrition Support Project, on March 26, 2020.
  • Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho's online donation platform was off to a difficult start as it managed to get Ksh100 on the first day of launch. 

    Joho took to Facebook on Thursday, April 16 to announce a two-hour online donation campaign on Friday from 6:30 pm.

    The former Kisauni MP launched an online platform Mombasa food relief where people from around the globe could make their donations.

    An image of Mombasa Donation
    A screenshot of the Mombasa food relief website on Friday, April 18.

    As at midday on Saturday, April 18, the platform had only received Ksh100 which was from a single donor who deposited the amount the previous day. 

    He then posted a video on Friday, April 17, to launch the online platform, "So we wanted to inform you that given the demand, given the experience on the ground so far, and what our outreach programs are informing us.

    "We have decided to launch a website which has all portals that will enable you to contribute online.

    "Our humble appeal, please let us stand together in ensuring the vulnerable families, the people that really are in need today get support from us. 

    "So what we had wanted to do today, is to share with you our information as to where we are today and what the future plans are."

    Joho has been at the forefront of fighting the spread of Covid-19 and acknowledged that the county government had a deficiency in this regard to the total Ksh. 700 million. 

    He then requested the County assembly through the Speaker to pass a supplementary budget of Ksh200 million as the county government's contribution.

    He has also overseen the distribution of automatic disinfecting booths at the Likoni ferry channel and Kongowea market to mitigate the spread of Covid-19.

    In an interview with the new Mombasa Director of Communications, Mudy Kareem it was revealed that the planned strategy was to ensure all vulnerable families are reached.

    "We have developed a system in mapping out, ID's are registered from the vulnerable houses and they also take their phone numbers so there is a system that will generate a unique code according to their phone numbers. 

    "Everyone will be sent that code so that during the food distribution you are asked for your unique code which is scanned then you are given your donation."