Ruiru, Kenya – Superfoam, a Kenyan flexible foam and bedding company, has donated mattresses to the local police station in Ruiru to help children who have been abandoned there by their parents.
One of the effects of the coronavirus pandemic in the town is that a number of parents and guardians have found themselves unable to cope, and have left children at the police station.
'The time they spend at the station is very traumatising for the children. Sleep is extremely critical for the healthy growth and development of children,' the company said. Ruiru is Superfoam's headquarters.
Samuel Mwangi, the commanding officer at Ruiru Police Station, said: 'It has been quite a challenging time for everyone due to coronavirus infections. Young boys and girls have been dropped off at the station since their guardians cannot take care of them. The company came through by donating mattress to help these children have somewhere comfortable to sleep while we find a proper home for them.'