University of Eldoret has donated hand sanitizers, detergents and foodstuffs to 4 children’s home in Uasin Gishu County.
The detergents and hand sanitizers were manufactured by the university.
According to University of Eldoret deputy Vice Chancellor in charge of Finance and Administration Wilson Ngetich this part of their Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative to cushion them from the effects of COVID-19.
“We have today donated hand sanitizers, detergents and foodstuffs to four children’s home to support the vulnerable children who are going through allot due to the effects of coronavirus Pandemic,” said Ngetich.
He called on other wellwishers to help the less fortunate in the society and have been badly affected by COVID-19.
“I want to call upon wellwishers and Kenyans as a whole to come out and help those who have been affected by the effects of coronavirus with the little they ro stand with them in this time of hardship,” he added.
Uasin Gishu County Commissioner Abdirisack Jaldesa applauded the university for thinking about the less fortunate in the society.
“I want to thank the University of Eldoret for their donations and I call upon other well-wishers to come in and help those who have been badly affected by COVID-19, ” he said.
He further acknowledged the cooperation between the University and the County and indicated that his office will continue to work with the University for the betterment of the society.
Jaldesa said those who have been badly affected are those from informal settlements such as Langas, Munyaka,Huruma, and Kamukunji.
The Uasin Gishu County commissioner further called on residents to continue following the directives by the Ministry of Healrh to prevent further spread of COVID-19.
“Let us ensure that we wash our hands before and after every activity, put on facemask, observe dusk to dawn curfew, observe one meter social distancing rule and of possible stay at home to prevent further spread of the virus, ” Jaldesa advised.
So far over 200 Uasin Gishu residents have been infected by COVID-19.