Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KNCCI), Nyeri County Chapter has donated 100 mattresses and 100 blankets to support the street children rehabilitation programme in Nyeri town.

The County Government of Nyeri through the Department of Gender, Youth and Social Services has partnered with the National Government to ensure that 100 street children within Nyeri town are accommodated at Thunguma Children’s Home and Rehabilitation Centre. The street children while being rehabilitated will acquire knowledge and skills at the centre which will serve them in the future.

KNCCI Nyeri branch Chairman Ibrahim Ndegwa said this will remove the children from the dangers of the streets which include the COVID-19 pandemic.

This initiative is one of the measures taken to shield the possible COVID-19 risk areas identified by the County Emergency Response Committee co-chaired by the Governor H.E Mutahi Kahiga and the County Commissioner Loyford Kibara one of them being the street children who if uncatered for, are left exposed.

Mr Ibrahims Ndegwa who was accompanied by branch county director Isaac Gichohi Mwangi and philanthropic businessman Bipin Shah also appealed to the Nyeri business community to come up and raise funds to help vulnerable people in the county during this time of coronavirus pandemic.

Nyeri County Secretary Ben Gachichio and Youth CEC Esther Ndung’u who received the donation thanked the branch for their kind donation saying it will go a long way in improving the lives of the street kids who have been suffering in town.

CEC Ndung’u said this will be a continuous process to ensure the children are protected and have as many chances for a better future as other children in the society.