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The National Council of Churches of Kenya (NCCK) has formally received three Toyota Land Cruisers valued at KSh. 20 million. The Hardtop engines that were donated by the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) are expected to boost Council work through her engagement under Urban Refugee Assistance Programme (URAP).
NCCK General Secretary Reverend Canon Peter Karanja who addressed Council staff during the brief ceremony, thanked UNHCR for the donation and assured that the vehicles will be put to proper use. “These vehicles have come from a deep hole. Drive them gently and stick to the recommended speed. Trust is on the user,” he told staff who will be responsible for the use. He added: “We pray that these vehicles will add value to our work.”
Canon Karanja was speaking at Jumuia Place Nairobi, when he commissioned the new vehicles.
Present were NCCK’s Senior Management and staff. Those who spoke agreed that the vehicles had come at the right time.
“We thank God for these vehicles that will be used for the work of God,” said Grace Muthungu, Senior Programmes Officer for Capacity Building for Membership (CBM).
The sentiments were shared by NCCK’s URAP Health Coordinator Dr. Humphrey Mwaura who narrated how his team had waited for the arrival of the new engines. “I thank God for these vehicles. We have been struggling with an old fleet, we are really grateful for this gesture. We are now much more motivated and hope to do our best,” said Mwaura.
On their part, Richard Omwango (driver) and Titus Otieno (URAP Assistant Logistics Officer), pointed out that the vehicles will ease their work.
The urban refugee project seeks to improve the health status of urban refugees in Nairobi, facilitate the access to secondary and tertiary health care for refugees referred from Dadaab and Kakuma camps and manage transit cases from Nairobi to the camps.
In addition, the project seeks to support Urban refugees access to National Hospital Insurance Cover for in-patient and address the needs of the key populations of refugees. The project which is funded by UNHCR is implemented by the Council and other partners reaching over 62,000 refugees living in urban areas.