Kenya Red Cross Names President Ruto As Patron

President William Ruto has been named the Kenya Red Cross Society’s (KRCS) patron.

The Kenya Red Cross said on Tuesday that President Ruto would serve as the organization’s fifth patron since the non-governmental organization’s founding in 1965.

Geoffrey Kipngetich, the governor of the KRCS, and Asha Mohamed, the secretary general, presided over the ceremony when strategies for dealing with the ongoing drought problem in several regions of the nation were discussed.

The country, through the organization, would work with other agencies and organizations to ensure that Kenyans in drought-affected areas receive the necessary relief, the president said as he hailed the group’s installation.

The President expressed his certainty that the initiatives being carried out in conjunction with the private sector and development partners will spare the lives of Kenyans in the areas most severely hit by the drought.

In an effort to lessen the effects of the drought, which has afflicted 20 of the 23 counties designated as Arid and Semi-Arid Lands, he asked the Kenya Red Cross Society to continue playing a crucial part in the efforts (ASAL).

He urged people to “go farther and join us in educating our communities about climate change and strategies for enhancing resilience.”

In addition to the Ksh.3.2 billion already provided, the commander-in-chief reassured that his administration would provide an additional Ksh.2 billion to combat famine in the nation.

“I am aware of and deeply grateful for the significant role that the Kenya Red Cross plays on a regional and international level. President Ruto remarked, “We are proud of the improved peer-to-peer support you provide other National Societies in a variety of theme areas.

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