Kenya Defence Force troops at Baure Forward Operating Base in Lamu county donated an assortment of drugs and food items in the village of Basuba.
The distribution carried out by the contingent as a civil-military cooperation initiative, benefited at least 100 families and aimed to bolster good relations with residents of Baure.
KDF medical team examined and treated more than 80 people majority being children and women, with common ailments being urinary tract infections, ulcers, bilharzia, respiratory tract infection and severe backaches.
KDF announced that the donations are part of civil and military cooperation designed to cushion locals from severity of hunger and diseases.
Additionally, KDF reiterated its desire and mission to provide humanitarian assistance to vulnerable members of the society in different parts of the county.
Locals hailed the KDF troops for the assistance to the community.
“We value the assistance KDF gives us; it is always timely. We are happy for the gesture and hope they will continue because we have so many problems ailing us,” said one of the beneficiaries.
The troops were in company of area administrators and Basuba elders, who promised to work with security players in the fight against the Al Shabaab militants.