The Bilal Muslim Mission of Kenya responded to a fire tragedy in Burani Village, Kwale along the South Coast of Kenya on Wednesday 28th October, 2020. The fire reportedly started from burning saw-dust blown over from a workshop that was opposite the thatched mud houses. This caused a fire which quickly spread through the thatched houses destroying everything. Although no causalities were reported, five families have been left homeless.
CURFEW IN OPEN SHEDS
The tragedy has left five families struggling to comply with strict Government protocols that require people to be in their homes between the hours of 11.00 p.m. and 4.00 a.m. Families have been left to choose between being outdoor and sleeping in open areas, or staying awake at night and resting during the day, due to the lack of a suitable resting place.
On receiving information regarding this tragedy, Bilal Muslim Mission of Kenya (BMMK) organized an appeal to provide basic items to the displaced families. Each family was supplied with the following rations to sustain them for a period of one month:
- 25 kgs rice
- 10 kgs sugar
- 2 bales wheat flour
- 2 bales maize flour
- Clothing & Utensils
Addressing during the distribution, Br. Shamlan Daudi, who was sent by BMMK to deliver the items, expressed the Mission’s message of support to the families who had experienced the tremendous loss. He promised additional help once further resources had been mobilized.
The Zonal Inspector, Sheikh. Ramadhan Mlala acknowledged BMMK’s quick response to support the affected families, noting that the tragedy had happened during difficult times of COVID19, when families were being encouraged to stay at home. He also emphasized to the families to utilize the ration that BMMK had provided with prudence and thanked everyone who supported the initiative.
The Bilal Muslim Mission of Kenya appreciates all its donors for their continued support.
Bilal Muslim Mission of Kenya