Mombasa governor Ali Hassan Joho has teared into those criticising his relief food program.
The Mombasa governor said the program is meant to help vulnerable families and it is not intended for those who can afford food and other basic needs.
Joho said those who are politicising the program are totally misinformed.
According to the Governor, the program is ongoing and the targeted families are benefiting from it.
“More than 20,000 families have so far benefited from the program,” he recently said.
The Mombasa county Chief has said he will not be discouraged by those criticising the food program.
“Some selfless people in our county among them Kenya Red Cross Mombasa branch Chairperson Mr. Mahmoud Noor Haki Africa Executive Director Hussein Khalid among other community servants are spending day and night in ensuring the needy get food, why demoralise such dedicated human beings who are not paid anything by the county government?” he said.
According to Joho those who have benefited from the program are thankful to the well-wishers supporting the program.
He urged other organisation and individuals to contribute to the program so that it reaches many needy families in the county.
Johos sentiment resurfaced after some Mombasa residents criticized him for not giving them ‘proper’ iftar food.
In a video, a woman hiding her face is heard blaming Joho for giving them green peas, maize flour rice among other things that according to the woman it is not the proper food for Muslims during the holy month of Ramadan.
However, Joho has since rubbished the claims saying the food is meant for the needy and vulnerable families in the county and not for iftar dinner.
The program is still ongoing with volunteers from the Kenya Red Cross Society Mombasa branch, Reachout Center Trust, Haki Africa among other youth groups participating in the distribution exercise to vulnerable families within the county.