Nyeri County Governor Mutahi Kahiga with Old Mutual Group CEO Arthur Oginga when the duo distributed essentials to families affected by floods in Nyeri. PHOTO/COURTESY

Old Mutual Group in Drive to Support Flood Victims


Old Mutual Group and its subsidiary, Faulu Microfinance Bank have taken part in an exercise targeting 500 families in Nyeri County affected by floods.


The support program done in partnership with the County Government of Nyeri, has seen the Old Mutual Group offer aid in kind to the affected communities, some of whom have been displaced from their homes due to the heavy rainfall that has been witnessed in the country in the past few weeks. The company was at hand to provide food supplies, blankets and other essentials to the affected households during the exercise led by the Group CEO Mr. Arthur Oginga.


Speaking during the event, Mr. Oginga expressed his heartfelt concern for Kenyans facing despair during these challenging times. He emphasized the importance of extending a helping hand and shared that as Old Mutual Group, they would extend their support to other areas in the country experiencing heavy rainfall and offer assistance.

It is crucial to engage with locals and actively work towards finding solutions. In partnership with the County Government, we are dedicated to making a significant difference through our initiatives, ensuring sustainability in the face of climate change,”

offered Oginga.

“We have initiated tree planting activities in the Aberdare Ranges as a measure to mitigate climate change and contribute towards environmental rehabilitation. We aim to further encourage communities, the private sector, and the government to prioritize environmental protection,”

said the CEO  in the event also attended by Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS)officials at the Salient Centre in Aberdares.


On his part, Nyeri County Governor H.E. Mutahi Kahiga emphasized the importance of partnerships in combating the effects of climate change, highlighting that such collaborations are essential for protecting against environmental degradation.


“We sincerely appreciate the contribution and support of Old Mutual and other allied partners in standing with the people of Nyeri during these challenging times. The effects of extreme weather patterns mean that nature, in its worst form, can be dangerous, and we need joint efforts such as planting trees, improving infrastructure, and promoting environmental awareness to address the root causes,”

stated Governor Kahiga.

Old Mutual Group East Africa is committed to sustaining this program into the future. Additionally, the company anticipates engaging in discussions aimed at combating and alleviating human suffering resulting from the flood crisis.

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