• Egyptian Ambassador in Nairobi Khaled el Abyad delivered the food aid shipment presented by the Egyptian Agency of Partnership for Development
• Says aid embodies brotherly and distinguished relations between Egypt and Kenya
Egyptian Ambassador in Nairobi Khaled el Abyad delivers food aid shipment to Devolution Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa on May 29/ COURTESY
Egypt has donated food worth Sh13 million to Kenyans amid harsh Covid-19 economic impacts in Kenya and across the globe, floods and locust invasion.
Egyptian Ambassador in Nairobi Khaled el Abyad delivered the food aid shipment presented by the Egyptian Agency of Partnership for Development to Devolution Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa.
Wamalwa said he was honoured to receive the food aid, which he said will assist flood victims. It included 1,840x50kg bags of rice, 600x50kg bags of beans and vegetable oil.
“Those who have borne the consequences of the flooding phenomenon require constant assistance until they fully recover. I have directed the whole consignment to be transported for distribution to floods affected citizens of Tana River County,” Wamalwa said.
He noted that the country is still facing the worst effects of flooding, which have killed 285 lives and displaced 812,000 people.
He, however, said the government is on course with relief assistance to the affected, reconstruction of shelters and restoration of livelihoods
“This aid embodies brotherly and distinguished relations between Egypt and Kenya,” Ambassador Abyad said on May 29.
He added that Egypt has always been keen to support African countries.
In February 2009, Egypt donated 183 metric tonnes of assorted foodstuff worth more than Sh10 million to Kenya at a time Kenya was fight drought.
In September 2011, Egypt once again donated foodstuffs worth Sh7.2 million for distribution to drought stricken areas.