It was double joy for over 250 families in Kowochi Village, Fluorspar area in Elgeyo Marakwet County after 250 families benefited from free donations of solar lights from D.Light Company, as well as Covid-19 vaccinations.
Each of the families received a light, in part of D.Light’s annual Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) that sees the company adopt a village in a region they serve.
According to D.Light Regional Business Manager for the North Rift Nickson Kukut, the initiative is aimed at giving back to society.
“We now have Kowochi Delight Village, as part of our CSR program by members of the staff where we donate light to share happiness and achievement with less fortunate people of society we’re serving,” said Kukut during the event.
Last year, the initiative so a village in Baringo adopted, with Uasin Gishu benefiting the previous year.
“Next year we will be in West Pokot. We want to adopt a village in all the regions we are serving,” noted Kukut.
Aside from donating the solar lights, the initiative also saw over 500 trees planted in the area.
D.Light company also organized for the availing of at least 2,000 dozes of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine to the locals, many of who had not had a chance to access the service for a long time.
“I have looked for a Covid-19 vaccine for a while without success but I am happy today that I have finally been vaccinated,” said Michael Kiprop arap Chepkitony, one of the locals.
Soy South Member of County Assembly J.K Tanui welcomed the initiative which h termed as timely especially with the fears of the new Omicron variant.
Similar sentiments were shared by Elgeyo Marakwet Deputy Governor Wisely Rotich who asked locals to take the initiative to be vaccinated.