By Godfrey Wamalwa
A Nairobi-based businessman, Martin Namasaka on donated more than 2000 face masks to Boda Boda operators and residents, Mihuu ward,Webuye east constituency.
Speaking during the exercise, his representative Charles Sibweche said that Mr.Namasaka took upon this task of supplying masks to help in the fight against corona virus.
“Mr.Namasaka is supplying face masks as a sign of helping the locals in the fight against this pandemic because a majority of them can’t afford them during this period” he said.
He went ahead and appealed for serious sensitization of residents in rural areas about the safety precautions that need to be observed to stop the spread of the Covid-19.
“Most of the people in rural areas have heard there is a disease killing people but not all of them know what to do to curb it’s spread” he added.
Boda boda riders thanked the businessman for the donation which they said will go along way in assisting them in combating the spread of the vice.
The businessman who has also declared his interest to run for Mihuu ward seat come 2022 urged parents to take care of their children during this time the schools are closed and make sure they teach their kids the steps to be followed to fight the coronavirus.
While Mr.Namasaka has been a political actor in Mihuu ward for years, this is the first time he is venturing into elective politics himself.
“Having listened to the voice of my elders, family members and friends, I feel that it is time for me to contest the seat and, when we emerge victorious, implement the development initiatives that our people have been hungering for for years,” he said.
“The era of electing people on the basis of clan or party politics is gone. Leadership is all about bringing services closer to the people,” he said.
Among his key priorities will be promoting peace-building, healthcare development, water drilling, education, and empowerment of the youth, women and persons with disability.
He pledged that if accorded the chance to serve as Mihuu ward Mca, he would invest heavily in youth programmes to create jobs and other social advancement opportunities such as sports.