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Pastor Dorcas, Passaris distribute foodstuffs to Mathare flood victims


Pastor Dorcas Rigathi made a return visit to Mathare, one of the hardest hit areas in Nairobi County by the heavy rains and floods.

She, together with Nairobi Woman Representative Esther Passaris and Area DCC Jeff Maina distributed foodstuffs, solar lamps, kitchen utensils, and sanitary towels to families affected by the floods.

The families are living at the Mathare 4A Primary School where they have found shelter after their homes were affected by the floods.

Many lost their belongings in the flood waters, and are struggling to get food, clothing and other essentials.

Truckloads of food were distributed to hundreds of people through the assistance of the National Youth Service (NYS) and security officers.

Pastor Dorcas Rigathi also condoled with families who lost loved ones during the Old Kijabe tragedy that killed more than 40 children and adults on Monday morning.

Pastor Dorcas Rigathi speaks to the people of Mathare during the food distribution exercise at Utalii Ward in Mathare, Nairobi County to families affected by the floods on Monday 29th April 2024. Photo/OSDP

“I apologise I was late arriving here, but this was because another disaster hit our country in Naivasha. I want to say, God loves us,” said Pastor Dorcas.

MP Passaris asked Kenyans not to fight the floods seeing the devastating effects they had caused the country.

“Do not fight the floods. This is a natural disaster that  – we have seen carry away people, vehicles and property. Be very careful,” said MP Passsaris.

She, however, said that woman representatives in the country received only one million shillings allocation for disasters, which was very small considering the demand.

“We appreciate the kind gesture by Pastor Dorcas because she lives in Nairobi, and has come to our aid,” said MP Passaris.

DCC Maina said the floods had caused untold loss in the area.

“We have come here because of the flooding disaster that has hit our area. We appreciate the support to the residents, and urge all of us to be patient because we have enough food,” said DCC Maina.

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