BY NKATHA WAINAINA
Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) has donated food worth one million shillings to persons with disabilities and underprivileged families from the Muslim community in Kwale County.
Over 500 families in the Kinango sub-county of Kwale have benefited from the food donation.
The Muslim community globally is currently observing the holy month of Ramadhan. This is a month of fasting, reflection, devotion, generosity, and sacrifice observed by Muslims. The food being distributed is to enable them to celebrate Eid on Friday.
The items given out during the KPA Ramadhan charity campaign include bags of rice, maize, beans, cartons of cooking oil, salt, and sugar.
KPA Board Chairman Benjamin Tayari handed over the donation to the Supreme Council of Kenya Muslims (SUPKEM’s) Kwale branch chairman Sheikh Faraj Abubakar.
The Sheikh thanked KPA for the kind gesture and promised to ensure that the food will be distributed to vulnerable families such as the disabled, widows, and orphans.
Tayari says the KPA Corporate Social Investment (CSI) program dubbed ‘Tunahusika’ implements community programs with a focus on the areas of education, health and environmental conservation, sports, and humanitarian causes.
He says KPA is aware that the tough economic times may cause many Muslim families to access food for iftar, the daily breaking of the fast during the holy month.
The KPA chairman says the Tunahusika initiative is spending Sh.3 million on the distribution of food packages to the most deprived and poor groups of people in the counties of Kwale, Lamu, and Taita Taveta.