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Hornets basketball team joins anti-covid-19 campaign

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[Maweni Hornets basketball team Chairperson Mr. Evans Ouma. Photo/Fredrick Onyango].

Maweni Hornets basketball team has joined efforts in a bid to protect Mombasa residents against Coronavirus.

The basketball team has been working tirelessly to create awareness among residents on the dangers of Coronavirus.

Maweni Hornets basketball team Chairperson Evans Ouma said fighting COVID-19 is every person’s responsibility and the basketball team is doing all it can to safeguard communities.

According to Mr. Ouma, the team that consists of young players has been contributing shopping vouchers to needy families in Nyali constituency.

Economic hardship

“We have been using our little resources to help the needy, we understand that many people are going through economically hardships and we should help each other,” said Mr. Ouma.

Recently the basketball team gave 50 families in Kisumu ndogo, Mnazi mmoja and Shauri yako areas within Mkomani Ward shopping vouchers worthy 50,000 shillings.

[Maweni Hornets basketball team issuing a shopping voucher worth 1,000 shillings to one of the needy families in Maweni. Photo/Fredrick Onyango].

Ouma said such gestures instill hope to the needy families who are living in desperation.

“Some of the residents are living in poor conditions, situation that worsen following the Covid-19 pandemic,” disclosed Ouma.

He however encouraged locals to observe health measures among them washing their hands regularly, wearing face masks and maintain physical distance.

The team according to its Communication Officer Mr. Fredrick Onyango is targeting the vulnerable families within Nyali constituency.

Onyango said since the government recently hinted of the country returning back to normalcy mostly likely in June, efforts to enable locals take precautionary measures should be enhanced.

In his last address, President Uhuru Kenyatta hinted at easing restrictions and  ensure the country’s economy recovers.