Four footballers on Saturday donated foodstuffs and clothing to an orphanage in Nairobi.
Brian Ochieng (KCB), Job Ochieng (Mathare United), Gideon Abucheri (FC Talanta) and Samuel Semo (formerly of Mathare United) visited Baraka Home and Rehabilitation Center located in Kayole One, Embakasi Central constituency where they interacted with the over 200 children aged between 3 and 18 years.
Putting A Smile On Their Face
Brian Ochieng said that they were driven by empathy and compassion, adding that it was only important to show children in such situations that the world still cared about them despite their condition.
“We wanted to put a smile on their face and spend sometime with them to show that that the society recognized their presence and encourage those among them who have talent to put more effort,” he said.
He also singled out Brian Chege (Dandora Youth) and Buki of Fortune Sacco for contributing towards the cause.
The exercise comes a month after Kenyan Premier League (KPL) champions Gor Mahia donated foodstuffs and items to more than 50 families in Nairobi’s Kawangware residential area.
The club partnered with Fikisha Rehabilitation Center and its fan association Kuludeng Original to donate a wide range of items including maize floor, cooking oil, tissues, rice, soaps, and sugar in an exercise meant to cushion the beneficiaries from the implications of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The event was held at the Rehabilitation center located in Kawangware where Gor Mahia chairman Ambrose Rachier and three of Gor players, Lawrence Juma, Samuel Onyango and Jack Oluoch, were present.
In May, Wazito CEO Dennis Gicheru led a number of playing and non playing staff of the Kenyan Premier League side to donate foodstuffs and sanitization items to seven children homes in Mathare, Embakasi, Lang’ata, Ruiru, Kangemi, Valley Road, and Kasarani.