Poverty and the Covid-19 pandemic, an officials of an organisation involved in charity says, have exposed economic inequalities in urban slums amid the rising cost of living.
The concerns came up during a food donation exercise clean-up exercise in Nanyuki’s Likii and Majengo slums in the outskirts of the town organised by Tatua3.
Led by the Tatua3 Foundation Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr Joan Mwaura accompanied by the area Member of Parliament a former Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Mwangi Kiunjuri, distributed assorted food items to vulnerable residents of the two slums.
“We came here to interact with the residents and offer them a helping hand. We value community service,” said Dr Mwaura.
She added: “We know that the cost of living has increased and most families cannot afford food, especially in these communities. That’s why we have distributed food to them.”
Mary Waithera, a resident of Majengo, said they had had a difficult time for the past year since the cost of unga rose to Sh230.