Manchester United and Arsenal fans in Kanduyi constituency, Bungoma County on Sunday donated foodstuffs to 50 widows to cushion them against the Covid-19 pandemic surge in Western and Nyanza regions.
Curfew enforcement in Western and Nyanza counties affected the running of businesses where major markets were closed down with fear of spreading Covid-19.
A good number of widows who received food donations were among small business operators along the streets of Bungoma town.
Addressing the press at King Jesus Faith Church in Bungoma town, Naomi Purity, a die hard Arsenal fan said the two organizations decided to consider widows because many of them have been neglected in the society.
She added that they gifted them sugar, soap, tea leaves, Unga, cooking oil and baking floor which can last for 2 weeks for a family of five people, the shopping batch cost Ksh.1, 500 each.
Naomi added that the two organizations came together and contributed little cash which facilitated the exercise.
“We have been carrying out such activities before, this is not the end of it, we are determined to support more,” she said.
She asked the government to allocate money to sponsor widows in the society.
Jacinta Atieno, Manchester United fan, appealed to other well-wishers to join the team and support more unfortunate groups in the entire county.
“This is charity work. I decided to engage my fellow Arsenal fans to come together and raise some cash to support old Mama’s, I appreciate you all for your cooperation, I call on all well-wishers to come and join us,” Atieno said.
Mary Mwangi, beneficiary lauded the move by Man Utd and Arsenal fans for remembering them during these difficult moments.