Parents have been urged to be wary of whereabouts of their children during this year’s festive season as a way of safeguarding them from harmful habits.
Embu County Commissioner Abdullahi Galgalo challenged the parents to guard their teens so as to cushion them against substance abuse and other harmful behaviours.
The commissioner who was speaking during the opening of a house for a blind couple, Benjamin Nyaga and Loise Kanja at Kariguri village, Kiambere ward in Mbeere South built by local community also urged the wananchi to extend their hospitality to the needy neighbors during this festive season.
On issue of creation of Kiambere Division as pushed by local leaders, Galgalo promised to consult more with the leaders over its necessity and viability.
On speedy miraa vehicles, the county commissioner promised to have a meeting with Miraa Welfare Group in Embu to discuss the matter which is a death trap in the county.
Galgalo who initiated the process of construction of the house after the fate of the blind couple who were living in shanty mud house was highlighted by a media house appreciated the local community and Kiambere ward Community Based Organisation for the house.
Lenny Mwaniki, Kiambere ward MCA who spoke during the launch urged the county commissioner to consider the region for relief food owing to the fact that it has been experiencing shortage of rains which will culminate to famine in few months to come.
The couple, born blind and now in their 80s are celebrating their 52 year in marriage but have been living in a shanty muddy house before the community coming in for their rescue. They have three daughters who are reportedly married but apparently do not support the parents.
Apart from the opening of the Sh. 400, 000 house, the couple also received two beds and mattresses from well-wishers while the county commissioner provided them with food stuff that would last them for two weeks.
By Kimani Tirus