INOVATIVE AND CREATIVE! That’s how residents of Kitui Rural are describing Nominated Wiper MCA Anne Mwende Mumo for her gallant efforts to ensure the spread of Coronavirus is curbed in the county.
For two weeks now, the MCA has been hosting at her home 6 girls drawn from Kitui Rural and who have so far produced about 6000 face masks.Some of the girls are orphans while others are single mothers yet others are from vulnerable families.
“I decided to bring together disadvantaged girls with training in sewing but who were jobless and suffering at home. I have housed them in my house and provided them with sewing machines and materials to make face masks” Hon Mwende told the County Diary.
At her home, the girls have become part of the family and from her salary, she is able to feed them everyday as they run their machines to produce the much needed masks.
What’s more, the girls also get a substantial token everyday from the MCA’s pocket for their upkeep.
“I also interact with them and counsel them as a mother. Their self esteem has improved and they are now confident,” she says.
Hon Mwende is grateful to the Wiper party and the party leader H.E Kalonzo Musyoka for granting her an opportunity to service the community.
She says this week the masks will be distributed for free to targeted areas of Kitui Rural.
Her schedule of distribution will see high vulnerable groups such as bodaboda operators, mama mbogas and shop keepers as well as the general public benefit from the masks.
“We have designed others for children because we have realized this group is mostly left out by the standard masks. Children who are also at risk will also benefit” the MCA said.
And the sweet news for her girls is that she recently mentioned them to governor Charity Ngilu who was excited by the idea and promised to absorb all the 6 girls at KICOTEC which is also involved in mass production of face masks and other Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs)
From the governor.
Hon Mwende received 500 masks manufactured at KICOTEC that she will distribute alongside hers. She also received a handwashing tank and bar soaps.
“We are grateful to the governor for the work she is doing to contain the spread of Coronavirus.
In my small way, i am also complementing her efforts and together we shall beat the killer virus” she stated.
Look out for Hon Mwende in your village as she launches the masks distribution.