Mukothima parish in Tharaka has today received 9,000 masks from U.S embassy in Kenya in bid to help prevent transmission of COVID 19.
Speaking when he was receiving the masks from Syprine Shiwani of Ungwana institute who was representing US Ambassador HE Kyle McCarter, the father in charge Mukothima parish Mr Eliud Mwenda thanked the ambassador for his commitment towards helping Tharaka people.
“I thank the US ambassador for the great support he has given us as Tharaka people because we have been lacking these necessities to help in fighting COVID-19. I requested him and he has honoured his promise,” Father Mwenda said.
The American embassy in Kenya has collaborated with Ungwana institute who delivered the masks on behalf of the ambassador.
The parish with 19 churches under leadership of Father Mwenda has initiated a number of projects in Tharaka ranging from farming,medical services and water surply to residents.
Father Mwenda said the masks given to them will be distributed to the vulnerable locals and churches regardless of their religion affiliation.
The embassy also donated 2880 masks to Tharaka CDF office where the office manager Mr Jacob Kithinji received them.
In his message of appreciation to the US Ambassador to Kenya, H. E McCarter, Tharaka MP lauded the ambassador for close working relationship with Tharaka community having graced harambee at Mukothima Catholic Parish.
Further, the ambassador was crowned as Tharaka elder in accordance to Kitharaka customs.