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Musicians and county officials donate Easter goodies to children homes

More than 10 children homes in Murang’a on Friday received food among other basic necessities from musicians in a joint partnership with the local county government.
The Musicians accompanied by staff from Murang’a government led by the wife of the local Governor Mrs. Jane WaIria visited all the homes and shared goodies with the less fortunate.
Chairman of the local Musicians Sacco John De Methew said the artistes donated more than Sh1 million before getting a boost from the county government to buy the children food, clothes, and beddings among other goodies.
De Methew said the artistes had planned to reach out to the community by sharing with the less fortunate children during the Easter holiday.
“We opted to visit children homes and share the little we have as a way of appreciating members of the community who support our music industry,” said De Methew at Kenol Town where they flagged off the purchased goods to the children homes.
He lauded Murang’a county government led by Governor Mwangi WaIria for supporting the musicians especially in forming a Sacco which will go a long way in supporting their welfare.
“Being united as musicians we will eliminate many challenges which face local artistes. The Sacco will enable us also to participate in community works,” he added.
De Methew called upon all musicians from Mount Kenya region and especially the upcoming artistes to join their Sacco dubbed Tamco so as to pull their resources together and invest for a brighter future.
Speaking during the same occasion, Mrs. WaIria called upon the financially stable residents to remember the less fortunate in the society.
Mrs. WaIria noted that currently many families were facing starvation as many parts of the country had lacked rain.
“Children homes need continuous support to ensure children accommodated there get food and clothing. Our support today is not enough and that is why I am calling on well-wishers to come out and support children among other famine stricken families,” added Mrs.Wairia.
The County Executive Member for Youth and Sports Mr. Edward Muiruri said the county government will continue supporting the children homes.
He said some of the homes have many children posing a challenge in having enough food among other necessities.
“The county government this Easter opted to join our musicians and donate goodies to the children as they are also part of Murang’a community,” added Muiruri.
By Bernard Munyao

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