Mombasa County to give poor residents food in case of lock down.

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The county government of Mombasa under the leadership of Ali Hassan Joho has announced it’s intention to put in place a Ksh 700 million emergency household relief and nutrition support project.

The ambitious project will see the county government of Mombasa offer food to the most vulnerable members of the county should a lock down be put in place within the coming weeks.

Governor Joho said that the county already set aside ksh 200 million towards the realization of the project and expects support from the national government, state corporations within Mombasa, bilateral partners, multilateral partners and the private sector to chip in and help cover the additional ah 500 million.

Those who wish to support the project in kind by donating foodstuffs have been advised to take their donations to the county collection centre stationed in Tom Mboya Primary School, Mvita.

The county government of Mombasa estimates that around 227,404 risk starvation should a total lock down be imposed by the National Government, this group include those with not enough money to stock up food.

John Otieno

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