By PETER KOMBE
A section of Mombasa county residents have urged the government to create job opportunities for hundreds of families risking starvation.
According to the locals the corona virus precipitated the retrenchment of their kins and relatives leading most of them to depend on donors and well-wishers for their survival.
Speaking to the media in Mombasa, Mueni Moraa, a mother of five hailing from Bombolulu laments that she lost her permanent job immediately after the government imposed lockdown in March this year.
She slammed the political leaders on claims of concentrating on their own interests instead of the masses.
“I am going through a harsh economic time. I foot every day to get at least a day’s meal,” she lamented.
At the same time, Warda Balozi who hails from Likoni Sub County appealed to well-wishers to come to her aid by assisting her schooling children once schools reopen.
“I am mother of six and have no job. I do not know what to do should schools resume, “she said.
Meanwhile, Esther Moraa from Jamvi la Wageni in Likoni Sub County thanked Mombasa cement for their charitable initiative.
According to her, she entirely depends on the weekly food distribution exercise for her survival,” she noted.
On her part, Saraphina Mlongo said she depends on the initiative to feed her sisters orphans.
She blamed local leaders on claims of sleeping on their jobs.
Mombasa cement spokesman Sayani Imtiaz says currently over 40000 locals benefit from their initiative
Imtiaz thanks God saying that despite the huge numbers of beneficiaries they have not run out of supplies.
We give the same things every day. We have not since then had any shortages. We have our trailers on standby,” he said.
He called on the business community to join hands in a bid to feed what he says are unemployed masses.