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Red Cross receives Sh4m cheque from Muslims to help mitigate drought

The Jamia Mosque Muslim Community has chipped in to assist Kenyans affected by the drought.

The community on Tuesday handed over a Sh4 million cheque to the Kenya Red Cross Society. That amount will assist in providing water and food relief to those in need.

Jamia Mosque secretary general Abdulbary Hemid urged Kenyans to come out and help those in need.

He said: “We have a duty to come to the aid of our fellow humanity. I urge all of us to double up our efforts to alleviate the sufferings of our brothers and sisters. We can make a difference in our small capacities to complement the efforts put in by the national and county governments and other partners.”

The cheque was received by Kenya Red Cross Society secretary general Dr Asha Mohamed who welcomed the support and promised that the funds will be channeled to the intended cause.

Also in attendance was Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) Noordin Haji, who was introduced as a friend of the Jamia Mosque.

The donation comes a day after Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua said the drought situation in the country has escalated.

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