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State Department for Correctional Services donates in support of flood victims

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The State Department for Correctional Services Wednesday donated food and other non-food items to the Kenya Red Cross Society to support those affected by ongoing floods that continue to wreak havoc across parts of the country.

Handing over the donation, valued at Ksh 2,419,000 to the Kenya Red Cross Society, Correctional Services PS Dr. Salome Beacco said the contributions are meant to ease the burden of the affected especially those displaced from their houses.

“As the state department for Correctional Services, we have come together as individuals and raised some funds to help buy food and other non-food items for those affected by ongoing rains.  In our small way, we are giving back to the society, by supporting those in need.  We are calling on Kenyans of goodwill to come and join us in supporting those affected by floods,” Implored the PS.

The donation included 600 (50 kilograms bags) of maize flour, 10 (90 kilograms) bags of dry maize, 300 kilograms of sugar, 10 (90 kilograms) bags of beans, 30 (25 kilograms) bags of rice, 10 (90 kilograms) bags of green grams, 20 cartons of sanitary towels, 10 cartons of bar soap, 10 bales of tissue paper and 10 dozen of body moisturizing oil.

She said the government remains committed to supporting those affected by floods with the president having already announced an elaborate plan to ease their suffering.

Speaking after receiving the donation, Acting Kenya Red Cross Society Deputy Secretary General Joe Mbalu said the gesture by the State Department for Correctional Services will go a long way in helping some of the affected families in their recovery process.

Government Deputy Spokesperson, Gabriel Muthuma assured those affected of government support even as he urged Kenyans to remain vigilant and adhere to government’s advisories including moving out of riparian land during the rainy season.

The PS was accompanied by her counterparts Principal Secretary, State Department for Gender and Affirmative Action Anne Wang’ombe and Aurelia Rono, Principal Secretary for the State Department for Parliamentary Affairs. Also present was Commissioner General of Prisons Brigadier (Rtd.) John Warioba.

Since late March, the country has witnessed heavy rains resulting in widespread flooding in most parts, resulting in loss of life and damage to infrastructure.

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