Governor Johnson Sakaja on Monday, June 5, shared a sneak peek into Africa's largest kitchen he is building in Nairobi.
In a statement, the governor noted that the kitchen will use 100 per cent green energy by utilising modern cooking technology.
The kitchen, according to Sakaja, is part of 17 other facilities he is geared to launch within the city.
“I am excited to see the progress on Africa’s largest kitchen being built right here in Nairobi. This kitchen leads the way by using 100 per cent green energy through modern cooking technology.
“We are on track to fulfil our promise to our Nairobi children. Groundbreaking on the other 17 kitchens will be happening soon as the procurement process is concluded,” Sakaja stated.
The project is in collaboration with Food for Education, a non-profit organisation, to prepare over 60,000 meals every day for learners across Nairobi.
According to the organisation, the programme is aimed at providing nutritious lunches to vulnerable school-going children to end classroom hunger and improve school attendance.
Construction of the kitchens is one of the governor's projects to help school-going children remain comfortable in schools even as the cost of living continues to rise.
Earlier on February 11, 2021, Sakaja noted that he visited some of the schools in Nairobi and was heartbroken to see hungry children because their parents were struggling to meet basic needs including providing meals.
"I have visited around eight schools in Nairobi. When you look at these children, you'll want to shed a tear. They are trying to keep brave faces but they are hungry," he stated while addressing the Senate.
He further explained that privately donating food to schools in partnership with private entities was unsustainable and a feeding programme would be the adequate solution.
"We used to have a school feeding program. When I was growing up in Nairobi, we used to have Maziwa ya Nyayo which was milk we got in school. As you remember the first anniversary of the late President Moi, he left a mark," he added.