Leaders challenged to help society in wake of COVID- 19

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Elected and non elected leaders in Kisumu have been called upon to pull resources together to reach out to the vulnerable groups in the city.

A philanthropist, Kevin Kwere, says leaders have gone mute despite sufferings of the people owing to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Kwere says businesses have been disrupted and many families are struggling to put food on the table.

He says leaders must now show leadership and those not elected but has capacity, must come forward to help the less fortunate in the society.

Kwere in the meantime appealed to the people of Kisumu Central to heed directives y the ministry of health on how to combat the spread of the virus.

Speaking to the press in Kisumu after his Team Kwere Foundation distributed food and non food stuffs to the residents of Obunga, Manyatta and Nyalenda, Kwere says the virus must not spread at all.

Kwere says he was targeting the old and those most vulnerable in the distribution of the donations.

He says the people received sugar, maize flour, rice, bar soap, sanitizers and face masks.

Those who received the donation hailed the program which they say will push them for sometimes.

The locals asked for more donations from other well-wishers.

The donation came in the wake of a COVID-19 support fund that was launched by Governor Anyang Nyong’o on Thursday.