Through the Institution’s Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative, which is part of its core mandate, the University gave the donations for the support of four children homes in Uasin Gishu County to cushion them from the effects of COVID-19 pandemic.
It was led by professor Wilson Ng’etich Deputy Vice Chancellor in charge of Administration and Finance at the University who said the sanitizers and masks will help the beneficiaries to cope with the covid-19 outbreak.
He called other well wishers to donate the masks and the sanitizers to the vulnerable as a way of fighting the pandemic.
Speaking in Eldoret, when receiving the donations, Uasin Gishu County Commissioner Abdirisack Jaldesa applauded the institution for the good gesture.He further acknowledged the cooperation between the University and the County and indicated that his office will continue to work with the University for the betterment of the society.
At the same time, Jaldesa said the initiative the government is directing the funds to support those affected by the virus, are the cash transfer program and the kazi mtaani programme.
He added that over 13,000 youths were enrolled under kazi mtaani initiative whereas over 14,000 are enrolled to the weekly cash transfer program in the county.
The County boss said the government is investigating over Ksh. 100 million monthly in supporting those who have been largely affected by the pandemic in Uasin Gishu.
He called upon the locals to continue observing the directives put in place by the government noting that, Uasin Gishu County is among the counties which have been recording a number of corona virus cases daily.