The Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) troops, who are serving under the African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) led by Sector II Deputy Commander Colonel Adan Safe, donated assorted food items to at least 65 households in Dhobley. This act of charity aimed to support the less fortunate people during the holy month of Ramadan.
The beneficiaries of the donation were mainly elderly and needy families residing in Dhobley. The food items distributed included rice, sugar, maize flour, wheat flour, milk, and oil, among others.
During the event, Sector II Deputy Commander Colonel Safe Adan emphasized the importance of remembering the less privileged in society through charity. He noted that the KDF troops serving under ATMIS II donated to support families in Dhobley who are struggling to put food on the table during the month of Ramadan. Colonel Safe further acknowledged that many families in Dhobley have been struggling to make ends meet, particularly after a prolonged period of drought that has ravaged most parts of Somalia.
“We considered our immediate needy neighbors with the little that God accorded to us and shared with you and your families for the remaining days of fasting,” added Colonel Safe.
In his remarks, Sector II Imam Maj Ismail Shikanda reminded the Muslim faithful God’s direction during this holy month of Ramadan.
“God has directed all of us to share with the less privileged in society. By doing so, we please Him and fulfill our obligations”, said Maj Shikanda.
The families expressed their appreciation to ATMIS KDF troops for the good gesture by considering them during this fasting period amid famine and hunger affecting the less fortunate in the society.
Also present during the event were, Commandant Level II Hospital Lieutenant Colonel Omar Juma, AC chaplain Major Reverend Okapesi, RC chaplain Major Father Kaburu, Dhobley Police Commander Mohamed Omar and other local leaders.