The Qatar government has donated 31 metric tonnes of assorted food and none food items to be distributed to floods victims whose lives have been destroyed by the heavy downpour that have continued to ravage various parts of the country.
Speaking while receiving the donations at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) on Monday, the Devolution Cabinet Secretary (CS), Eugene Wamalwa said that the floods which are the worst experienced in the recent past have left many people dead, others displaced and the donations will go a long way in assisting the humanitarian works.
We are therefore very grateful that our brothers from Qatar have supported us and the affected families, we are very happy as Kenyans to accept and receive this brotherly gesture from the government and people of Qatar to the people of Kenya, said Wamalwa.
He said that this will enhance the good relations between the two countries.
The Qatar Ambassador to Kenya, Jabar Al Dosari said that they have donated various items, including food, medicine, tents, and blankets among other emergency necessities which they hope will alleviate the suffering of the flood victims.
The relations between Kenya and Qatar are strong and we are pushing to make it stronger, said Al Dosari, adding that whatever Kenya needs they will continue to support.
The Red Cross Secretary General, Abbas Gullet said the country is hard hit by the floods and expressed hope that the donations will be used to ease the pressure in the humanitarian work that they have been undertaking.
Gullet said that 32 out of 47 counties have been affected by the floods and the generosity from the people of Qatar is very timely.
We want to appreciate the kind gesture from our brothers from Qatar, we want to assure them that the donations will reach the flood affected people of Tana River, Garissa ,Kisumu, Homa Bay, Migori and many other places in the country, explained Gullet.
Source: Kenya News Agency