Kakamega

By Seliphar Musungu

Street urchins and vulnerable children from several orphanages in Kakamega town have started celebrating their Christmas early after a youth lobby group organised a party for them.

Some of the footballs that were donated by Sports CS Amina Mohamed

The lobby group calling itself The Kakamega Youth Network (Y-K Network) distributed foodstuffs, to at least five Children Homes within the Central Business District (CBD).

“Y-K Network is not a political party but a lobby group that comprises of likeminded youths with an agenda to transform lives. This festive season we have decided to put a smile to the faces of vulnerable families across the county,” said Mr. Okwako.

The lobby group is planning to visit all Children Homes within Kakamega County to distributed foodstuffs, facemasks and sanitary pads to the vulnerable families that live there.

Joel Okwako (left) with some of the beneficiaries

The outfit’s Secretary General and PA to Lurambi MP Titus Khamala Joel Okwako said that the lobby group members, the business community and well-wishers contributed funds to make the day a success.

“The CS Sports will continue supporting like-minded youths who have a vision of transforming lives and that why she send me with the kits and foodstuffs. This Christmas season, we shall celebrate with the less fortunate in the society and we are calling upon well-wishers to help us realise our vision as we want to reach as many families as possible,” said Ms. Nasimiyu.

“Y-K Network is not a political party but a lobby group that comprises of likeminded youths with an agenda to transform lives. This festive season we have decided to put a smile to the faces of vulnerable families across the county,” said Mr. Okwako.

Lurambi MP Titus Khamala (second left) when he joined the lobby group members in celebrating the day with street urchins

They also distributed football kits and 75 balls to female football clubs within Lurambi constituency. The kits was a donation from Sports Cabinet Secretary Amb. Amina Mohamed who was represented by her Personal Assistant Nasimiyu Wekesa who also doubles up as the patron of the lobby group.

“The CS Sports will continue supporting like-minded youths who have a vision of transforming lives and that why she send me with the kits and foodstuffs. This Christmas season, we shall celebrate with the less fortunate in the society and we are calling upon well-wishers to help us realise our vision as we want to reach as many families as possible,” said Ms. Nasimiyu.

Sports Cabinet Secretary Amb. Amina Mohamed Personal Assistant Nasimiyu Wekesa (center). She is the patron of the lobby group.

Nasimiyu said going forward, the lobby group will consider constructing a rehab centre for the street families and then take some of them back to school.

Lurambi MP Titus Khamala also graced the occasion.

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