Finland-based Kenyan goalkeeper Arnold Origi has been feeding street families in Pangani and Dandora for the past one week.
Origi has been funding the preparation and distribution of Food to the needy street families within the two neighborhoods. the former Kenyan international says this is often to cushion them during the coronavirus pandemic and beyond.
“I am conscious of how they (street families) survive – mainly through left-overs from restaurants and now they can’t access that. I spoke to my teammates and a couple of friends and that we decided to start out this initiative to feed them,” Origi said in an interview with Citizen TV.
“I also spoke with a friend of mine who is a chef based in Nairobi and he oversees the entire program and ensures they’re served with different meals every day . Our intention is to make sure we continue doing this even after the pandemic,” he added.
The former Mathare United and Tusker FC custodian currently plays for Finnish top-tier side HIFK Fotboll, a team he joined late last year after spending slightly over a decade in Norway playing for various sides.
Despite having over 4,000 confirmed cases and 149 deaths, Finland is yet to declare an entire lockdown as Origi explained.
“Public transport remains normal and other crucial services also . We miss football except for now, that has got to be forgotten . i’m using this time to train individually to take care of my fitness as we await for the league to resume,” he said.