The Muslim community from Mwingi town now has a reason to smile during this period of Ramadhan after the David Musila foundation (on Friday 30th April 2021) donated foodstuffs to the needy members.
The Foundation is sponsored by former Senator Hon. David Musila “Bwana Meko” who is said to be eyeing for the gubernatorial seat in 2022. Musila comes from Mwingi West Sub-county and has been assisting residents from the area through his foundation mostly through sponsoring needy bright students to further their studies.
Ramadhan is the ninth month and one of the holy periods in the Muslim calendar where it is a month of mercy and forgiveness believed to be full of favors from Allah. Ramadhan is marked around the world where Muslims embark on fasting for 30 days. Muslims believe that they are not complete without Ramadan as it is one of the greatest pillars of Islam.
It is believed that anyone who provides Iftar (The evening meal that breaks each day’s fast during Ramadan) to his fasting Muslim brother gets the same reward as the one who is fasting.
This move by the David Musila foundation has been appreciated by the Muslim Community in Mwingi town as a great gesture especially during this difficult time where the Covid-19 pandemic has hit on the Kenyan economy.
The holy month of Ramadhan started on April 12th, 2021, and is expected to end in mid-may with the final evening of Ramadan (Eid al-Fitr). Among the foodstuffs donated by the foundation were maize flour, sugar, cooking fat, wheat flour, rice among other foodstuffs.
The food will help those who are fasting to have a humble and smooth time during the period since most of them were depending on businesses like hotels and restaurants which most of them were affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. Mwingi town is one of the towns in Kitui county with a large number of Muslims.
Some of the foodstuffs donated by the David Musila Foundation.Photo courtesy