Monday, January 14, 2008

Help for Kenyans displaced people




Fellow Rotarians

Following a meeting of the Coast Rotary Disaster Relief Committee on Thurday 19th Jan the following positive changes have been noted.

  1. That many of the centres accommodating displaced persons have received more than enough foodstuff.
  2. That many of the families are now looking to go back to their homes and a substantial number have started moving back.
  3. The government is also providing food rations.
  4. Adequate medical care is being provided.


As a result the Disaster committee is now focusing on rehabilitation of the displaced persons rather than providing relief. The detailed rehabilitation program will be advised after the Committee's meeting on Monday 14th January, 2008.


Therefore Rotarians are encouraged to lay more focus on providing bed sheets, mattresses and other items that can enable the displaced persons reconstruct their normal lives.

Cash donations should continue to be made at the Rotary Club of Mombasa Account at Habib Bank.

The Committee has decided to postpone the function of Sunday 13th January, 2008 to a later date so as to provide more time to Rotarians to make their donations. Donated items are still being collected at the Chini Club.


AG Caroline

AG Dominic


Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Rotary Disaster Relief-Fund

Dear Fellow Rotarians,

Recent events in our country need no introduction. We have all seen the wanton killings and destruction and looting of property. This has resulted in over 200,000 displaced persons in different parts of the country. The origins of this unrest are various and the remedies suggested diverse. We as Rotarians can in the spirit of this year's theme 'Rotary Shares', share some of what we have with those in our midst who have been most affected by the mayhem.

We have set up a disaster relief committee through which we shall coordinate the Rotary efforts in the Coast for maximum effect. We shall be working closely with the Red Cross. Similar committees have been set up in Nairobi and other parts of the District.

We have identified over 1,500 displaced persons at the Coast in the following areas:

* Holy Ghost Catholic Cathedral(Nkrumah Road)
* Makupa Hospital
* Dog Section Police Post –on the way to Mishomoroni
* Likoni Consolata Catholic Church
* Bomu Catholic Church (near Airport)

The displaced persons have the following needs:

* Maize meal
* Rice
* Beans
* Cooking oil
* Powdered milk/Long life milk
* Water
* Sugar
* High energy supplementary biscuits
* Bed sheets
* Clothes
* Shoes
* Sanitary items

They also require medical assistance particularly at Dog Section and Likoni Consolata Catholic Church

Other areas of need which have been severely hit by the transport crisis and hiked food prices are: Coast General Hospital, orphanages and old people's Homes. They need our help too.

As Rotarians we hope to intervene in the short term by:

* Donating foodstuffs and provisions
* Solicit for contributions in cash and kind from our partners and well wishers
* Provide medical assistance

We appeal to all Rotarians to generously contribute. Club Presidents are requested to appeal to well wishers, Rotaractors and Rotarians to fundraise for this worthy cause. Let us all assist the innocent children, men and women living out in the cold.

Mombasa Club (Chini Club) has agreed to provide a room which shall serve as a collection point. Please mark all the items collected and deposit at the Mombasa Club (Chini Club). Cash contributions can be made to a Disaster Relief Fund details of which will be advised shortly.

We intend to contribute whatever has been collected, on Sunday 13th January, 2008 in line with our fellow Rotarians' activities in other parts of the country. Please try and have your contributions at Chini Club on Saturday 12th. Details of the Sunday program will be communicated on Thursday this week.

However please note that due to the ongoing need we shall make further contributions at a later stage.

Please contribute generously

Thank you and best wishes

Yours in Rotary

Rotary Assistant Governors (coast)

AG Caroline N. Katisya

AG Dominic Mureithi

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Disaster Relief Meeting

Dear Club Presidents and Senior Rotarians

I request you to attend a short meeting:

Venue: My Clinic, Oriental Building, Nkrumah Road.
Day & Date: Monday 7th January 2008.
Time: 1.00 pm sharp.
Agenda: Disaster Relief Action Plan.

PDG Varinder Singh Sur
DRFC District 9200.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Message from the DG Chris Mutalya

Fellow Rotarians,
It is a Happy New Year, but not for many people in Kenya.
It is sad to note that the recently concluded election in Kenya have resulted into post-election
violence of unprecedented dimensions.
I therefore would like to make a special appeal and request for assistance to the thousands of
displaced Kenyans across the Country as a result of the on-going post election violence countrywide.
Hundreds of thousands of Kenyans especially the vulnerable women and children have been
displaced and are lacking basic necessities such as food, water, clothing and shelter. Some of the
worst hit areas are the Slums in Mathare and Kibera areas in Nairobi and other major cities. Am
making a passionate appeal to Rotarians and friends of Rotary to come out and lend a hand; and
reach out and share what we have in the true spirit of Service Above Self; and demonstrate that
"Rotary Shares" and we care for our fellow brothers and sisters now in dare need of our helping
I am aware that the Rotarian in Nairobi have started on this effort under the leadership of DGE
Kaushik Manek. The appeal includes essential items like Maize Flour, Sugar, Water, Salt, Blankets, etc.,
and cash donations are also welcome and will be used to purchase these and any other essential
Please contact or forward your contribution/support to the following Rotarians:
Rtn. Robert Kinyua +254 722 707378, e-mail:,
DGE Kaushik Manek +254 722 511445, e-mail: ,
PAG Bimal Kantaria +254 733 625557, e-mail:,
Fellow Rotarians, lets stand up to be counted, lets "Lend a Hand" and assist those in need and let us
"Lead The Way" to reconciliation in the troubled communities of Kenya because "Rotary Shares".
All the best,
Chris Mutalya


Fellow Rotarians,
Happy new year to all!
I would like to extend a special message of hope and request for assistance to the thousands of displaced Kenyans across the Country as a result of the current post election violence.
Hundreds of thousands of Kenyans especially the vulnerable women and children have been displaced and are lacking basic necessities such as food, water and clothing. Some of the worst hit areas are the Slums in Mathare and Kibera areas in Nairobi and I would like to send out a passionate appeal to Rotarians to come out in the true spirit of Service Above Self in aid of our fellow brothers and sisters.
Rtn Robert Kinyua has kindly offered Parklands Sports Club to be used as a common drop off point for anyone who has a donation of any kind. The immediate items required include:
Maize Flour
Cash donations will also be accepted and will be used to purchase these essential items.
For directions to Parklands Sports Club or any other information please feel free to contact the following:
Rtn Robert Kinyua               0722 707378              
DGE Kaushik Manek          0722 511445
PAG Bimal Kantaria           0733 625557
Lets all pull together and through Rotary bring back hope to the lives of thousands of suffering Kenyans.
Best regards and God Bless,
DGE Kaushik Manek