Kirinyanga County Governor Ann Waiguru has come out with a proposal to Kenya’s 40 golf clubs to implement a ‘support a caddy a week’ following the lockdown announced for five counties by President Uhuru Kenyatta last Friday.
Governor Waiguru suggests that each golfer supports a caddie with the equivalent of the weekly fee. Kenya has about 40 golf clubs. The typical golf club has about 200 caddies. That would be about 8000 families.
“As we await reopening of the economy my proposal is for a “support a caddy a week” by all golfers for the equivalent of the caddy fees that one spends every week. Small gesture yes, doesn’t solve everything but will feed about 8000 families of these our teammates during the lockdown,” said Governor Waiguru in a Facebook post.
A caddie is a person who helps a golfer. The caddies carry the golfer’s bags and clubs across the course.
Now with the lockdown most of these caddies have been rendered jobless hence their families are on the blink of hunger.
“We can look for ways to extend this to other sectors. We have to be our brothers/sisters keeper even as we work through broader policy interventions,” said Governor Waiguru.