Youth in Nakuru have assured the government that they are ready and willing to assist in combating of COVID-19 pandemic by using their resources to distribute food and masks to the less fortunate in their neighbourhood.
Speaking on behalf of his compatriots, the youth leader, John Kanyi Maina said he was in the process of mobilising his PCEA church to donate the food, which is used during their annual Easter Confession Week to be distributed to the needy since they will not hold the meeting due to the Coronavirus.
Kanyi said other youth in the county have responded positively to the challenge by the Cabinet Secretary for Health, Mutahi Kagwe, to be in the frontline of assisting the government during this pandemic crisis.
He said if this was a war youth from all over the world, just like in the previous two World Wars, would have been conscripted to fight in the frontline, but added even with the invisible enemy they are willing to assist in whichever way possible.
Kanyi also said they will ensure that domestic violence in their areas is reported and they will assist the government in the distribution of food when it will be made available. He was speaking to KNA during an interview in Nakuru town.
He said they were on their knees every morning and evening praying for a ‘Passover’ of the COVID-19 not just for Kenya but entire Africa.
Kanyi said they are supplicating to God to save the continent the way He saved the firstborn children of Israelites, the night before they left Egypt.
“We feel for our government who have been thrown to the deep-end of a crisis, which nobody neither anticipated nor imagined would happen in our lifetimes, but now that it has happened, we the youth who are the strongest must assist,’’ he stated.
However, he said for those youth who may not have money to contribute, there was still a lot they could do for their communities like helping on farms, but added they must ensure that they keep the social distance, and create more awareness on adherence to government regulations.