Kenya: Mandera Accountants Help Needy Families Mark Idd With Food Aid

A group of accountants from Mandera have donated food stuff to the needy in the society.

Under the community social responsibility programme, the bookkeepers who are members of the Certified Accountants of Kenya (Icpak), spent the weekend reaching out to vulnerable members of society in Mandera East.

“We felt it was important as registered accountants to help vulnerable families in Mandera especially in this last week of Ramadhan as we seek more partners to expand to other areas in the county,” said Mr Abdinur Adan, The Icpak Northern Region branch vice chairman.

Each beneficiary received a 25kg bag of rice, a bale of white flour, 3 litres of cooking oil and cleaning detergents as Idd ul-Fitr package.

“We thought it was more important for every household to have happy Idd celebrations and that is why we fundraised amongst ourselves to sponsor this programme,” he said.

Target groups

The accountants targeted orphans, people living with disabilities and the elderly in the community. Identification of the beneficiaries was done by chiefs and other community leaders.

Mr Adan said Icpak head office facilitated the local branch in undertaking the event.

At least 30 households benefited from the donations as the group pledged to reach out to more people.

Mr Adan said the initiative has also been carried out in the counties of Wajir, Garissa, Isiolo and Marsabit.