Renowned city preacher Rev Lucy Natasha donated branded handwashing sanitizers and foodstuff to various families living in the slums of Nairobi.
The distribution of necessities by the pastor barely comes a day after Esther Passaris, Nairobi Woman Representative was attacked by netizens for giving out sanitary pads bearing her image.
Accompanying her to the donation process were some members of her congregation. The items included handwashing sanitizers, salt, 1 kg cooking oil, and maize flour, most of which had her name.
On her Facebook page, she wrote. “Wonderful moments together with the Natasha Hand of Compassion Team as we donated much-needed Sanitizers and Foodstuffs among other items to families in the slums. The Love of God upon our hearts makes us be a blessing to others. I declare heavenly abundance upon your life.”
Although a timely move following the harsh times resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, some Kenyans condemned her for branding the products with her name.
In recent times, politicians donating foodstuff with their names branded on the items has been the order of the day. This is where the question arises of whether it’s a way to show the people in need they owe them.
Former Woman rep for Nandi county Zipporah Kering and his Starehe MO counterpart Charles Jaguar also shared photos of branded donations which they gave to members of their constituencies.
On Tuesday, March 24, Kering on her Facebook post said she was determined and focused on being part of the government’s effort to curb the spread of coronavirus. She further said that she would play a role in ensuring less fortunate Kenyans had all they required.
Kenyans didn’t have a problem with the donations; their issue revolved around her branding the images she distributed with her name and picture.
On the other hand, Jaguar donated handwashing material and water tanks with his names on them.