Muranga Governor Mwangi Wa Iria has donated food to over 3000 priests whose jobs were affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.
The priests are drawn from different denominations in Muranga including the Catholic church, the ACK, ACC/C, Akorino sects among others.
Wairia on Tuesday said each priest will receive 10 kilograms of an assorted food which include maize and beans, cooling fat, unga among others.
“The congregation sustain our priests through offering and tithes but since the Ministry of Health ordered for the closure of churches, our clergy are hungry and that’s why we have come to their rescue, the special package will take them between three to five days depending to the size of their families. We have agreed with the church heads that for the well up priests their food may be taken to their church members who are hungry.” Iria said.
He said his administration has also issued food to mechanics, drivers and conductors of various matatu Saccos in Muranga and saloonists.
Last week Iria issued assorted foodstuffs to about 10,000 bar workers and matatu operators.