The Jonathan Jackson Foundation through National Super League side Nairobi City Stars partnered with Mneti Uhuru foundation and visited inmates at the Kamiti Maximum prison.
Speaking to Ghetto Radio Sports Fred Munywa in charge of economic empowerment said that the visit is part of their mandate which is to empower members of the society.
The foundation which recently acquired the Nationals Super League Side Nairobi City Stars was accompanied by the team’s Technical bench and Mneti Foundation.
Apart from donating footballs for the inmates the organization also installed Digital Satellite Dish and paid for their DSTV Subscription for the whole year.
The Foundation is a community focused non-profit organisation based in Nairobi and geared towards women and youth empowerment while the Mneti Foundation is a group of ex convicts who have come together to help some of their members and also sensitize members of the public not to engage in crime.
‘The inmates are our brothers and sisters and by sharing with them love we give them hope in life,” he said.
Nairobi City Stars was founded in 2001 as Kawangware United. The team was renamed World Hope Football Club in 2003 a charitable organization.
In October 2008, the club was bought by Ambassadors in Sports (AIS Kenya), who renamed the club to Nairobi City Stars FC after the 2008 season.
After a short while under the new owners, the team reverted to Peter Jabuya who would struggle with the team till March 2019 when the club was fully acquired by Jonathan Jackson Foundation named after its founder Jonathan Jackson who is a real estate mogul in Kenya and in Europe.
Currently the team has not lost a match in the league and is on top of the log with 40 points after 16 matches.