Nairobi parishes donate food to drought-stricken dioceses
Nairobi parishes donate food to drought-stricken dioceses.
The donations are destined for Kenya’s drought-stricken dioceses of Isiolo and Marsabit.
“The decision to mobilise food from our parishes came about from the realisation that nearly half of the counties in Kenya are adversely affected by drought with millions of people facing starvation and in desperate need of food and water,” the Archbishop of Nairobi said.
The donations weighing 80 tonnes and valued at KShs 8 Million (about US$78,000) were received from the 111 parishes within the Archdiocese of Nairobi.
“We are very impressed that after the appeal to Christians in the Archdiocese of Nairobi, food and non-food items amounting to 80 tonnes have been contributed within the last month.
Along with the donations, funds amounting to Kshs 1.7 million were also received.
Some donations have been dispatched directly to East Pokot in the Diocese of Nakuru,” Cardinal Njue said.
“I extend my appeal to Christians and people of goodwill to join hands in solidarity with the Church and our brothers and sisters in Kenya and continue donating food and non-food items to save lives.
On 10 February, President Uhuru Kenyatta declared the ongoing drought a national disaster and appealed for international aid.
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