Thika based food and beverage processing company – Capwell Industries Limited, has donated 550 bales of Soko maize meal to Laikipia County Government emergency response team as part of the firm’s corporate efforts to help in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic that has ravaged the country’s economy.
The company’s head of corporate affairs Obadiah Gitiye said the donation will go a long away in supporting vulnerable communities within Laikipia County who have been greatly affected by the pandemic, stating that affected families will each receive two packets of Soko maize meal 2kg.
“Times such as these call for individuals, communities, public and private sectors to rally and support each other. As a responsible corporate citizen and an indigenous Kenyan company, we will always be at the forefront and unwavering in supporting Kenyans especially during such extra ordinary times when we all need to pull together as one,” Gitiye explained.
The donation is part of the Ksh20 Million worth of Soko Maize Meal contribution that Capwell had pledged to the National COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund to mitigate the negative effects of the virus. Ten other counties are the beneficiary of this initiative by Capwell Industries.
Capwell Industries Limited is an indigenous Kenyan fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) manufacturer specializing in manufacturing and distribution of a variety of processed milled cereal products including maize, porridge & wheat flours, rice, pulses, spaghetti and cereal milk drink. The company’s brands include Soko, Amaize, Pearl, Ranee, CIL and Yola.