It has been 25 days since the first case of the novel coronavirus was announced in Kenya.
“It is our role as footballers to play an active role in ensuring our people are okay during these difficult times. We know that the effects of the virus have had an adverse effect on their daily earnings,” Wanyama explained to CAF. Johannah Omollo, who plays for Belgian club Cercle Brugge went back to Dandora Slum where he grew up. Through his foundation, he donated foodstuffs to the needy, helping them by during this virus-stricken period. As a foundation, we are determined to ensure everyone has access to basic needs as we continue urging them to stay at home and keep safe,” Omollo said. Chairman Johana Omollo Foundation Godffrey Okoti (left) donate food to the elderly Grace Wanjiru at Dandora Youth group on Friday March 27, 2020. [Jonah Onyango, Standard[
"Many thanks to @gina_din @africayoga and @KenyaRedCross edcrosske who today have partnered with Victor Wanyama foundation to donate hygiene packages to the Billian Family Centre in Mathare. Together we will fight coronavirus!#KomeshaCorona #Staysafe #stayhome #COVID19" pic.twitter.com/yUzgsxBaJV— Victor Wanyama Foundation (@VictorWanyamaF) March 27, 2020
Kenyan Simba SC (Tanzania) midfielder Francis Kahata also donated 10,000 litres of water to Mathare slum residents. With the common threat of water loss in slum areas Kahata explained why he decided to make the donation. "In the slum, one of the biggest problems is water and if we are to keep sanitation levels high, the most important thing is water. I partnered with one of the youth groups there and we filled up all their tanks. It's a serious virus and we have to all take precaution to avoid the spread. As we do this, we must remember the ones who cannot afford to for it on their own and that's why I saw the importance of coming here to make this donation," said Kahata.
In partnership with Harambee Stars defender @marcelo_ouma and @NuriaStore, we visited Kibera Angels Soccer Academy at Woodley Grounds-Kibra Constituency, to donate hand sanitizers for those young Kings and Queens.— Zachary Oguda (@zaxoguda) March 21, 2020
We move. pic.twitter.com/wtYH7nB3cS
Kashiwa Reysol striker Michael Olunga also joined the fight against COVID-19 by donating handwash materials and sanitisers among other essentials to several estates in Naiorbi including Lucky Summer, BabaDogo, Kasabuni, Kariadudu, Riverside and Glucola. “It was my pleasure to lend a hand towards preventing the spread of COVID -19 by donating sanitizers and hand washes to small business owners, churches, carwash, children homes and a few households,” said Olunga.
Harambee Stars & Simba SC midfielder Francis Kahata today donated 10,000lts of clean water to Mathare 4B area towards the fight of Covid-19. His fans from the area had requested him to offer them clean water that they lacked. He obliged & honored his promise. #KahataFightsCovid19 pic.twitter.com/4ky2IIC8Mw— Carol Radull (@CarolRadull) March 29, 2020
It was my pleasure to lend a hand towards preventing the spread of COVID -19 by donating sanitizers and hand washes to small business owners,church, carwash ,children home and a few household across , Lucky Summer, BabaDogo, Kasabuni, Kariadudu, Riverside and Glucola Estates. pic.twitter.com/bx8RFMOz52— Ogada Olunga (@OgadaOlunga) April 2, 2020