Following the KURA demolitions of some Kibera slum sections, SHOFCO Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Kennedy Odede, has been highly and actively involved in helping and motivating the affected families. Odede said he felt the need to do something for the people of Kibera not only because he is part of Kibera but also due to the fact that the same happened to him while growing up.
He visited the affected areas and expressed his shock on just how much the damage had caused the people. He offered SHOFCO halls in various parts of Kibera to be opened up for all the affected people. Many families did not have a place for shelter. He offered foodstuffs to stranded families who were in dire need of help.
Speaking at Lindi Village, while donating foodstuffs to hundreds of evictees who thronged SHOFCO Library, Odede urged the evictees to access the organization’s centers as they look for elsewhere to relocate to.
“I do not want people to spend nights outside in the cold. I am asking evicted people to access SHOFCO centers for shelter for the time being,” Odede said, amid gloomy atmosphere that engulfed the evictees.
The SHOFCO CEO pleaded with the unaffected residents whose houses were not demolished, to help accommodate the evictees as they look for other alternatives to live and settle down. He promised to cater for food for people who will accommodate them as a way of mitigating their suffering.
“I am going to seek for help from Red Cross and churches in town. In case of any donations, it will be given to the affected residents directly,” says Odede.