The Narok North Deputy County Commissioner (DCC), Mutuku Mwenga, has called on the residents to share food stuff and other basic commodities with the needy in the society.
Mwenga said though many festivities in the recent past have not been celebrated as usual including Madaraka Day fete due to Covid-19 pandemic, the residents still have an opportunity to visit the less fortunate in society especially the elderly who fought for independence.
“It is a time to give to the less fortunate in society as we celebrate such an important day in the history of our country. As we thank God for giving us freedom, we should show love to those who are elderly and poor in the society,” said Mutuku.
The DCC who spoke in Narok, yesterday, asked residents to be vigilant following regulations laid by the Department of Health to curb the spread of Covid-19, saying with concerted efforts, the pandemic will be tamed in the country.
The area Mau Mau Association Secretary, Daniel Kamau, said he always enjoys going to the William Ole Ntimama Stadium to celebrate the important day that reminds him of the year Kenya gained independence.
“We pray to God to take away this pandemic that has really affected lives so that we can continue enjoying the celebrations together as we have always done,” he said.
Another resident, Abraham Saning’o, regretted that the usual county celebrations were not possible because of the advice from the Ministry of Health.
Saning’o asked residents to continue living in unity and working hard in their respective jobs to build our Nation which belongs to all of us.
“Our forefathers worked hard to an extent of shedding blood so that our country would get independence. We should reflect this by loving one another and avoiding negative ethnicity,” he said.
Kisumu County with all other counties were forced to follow the proceedings in Kisumu through media to avert the spread of Covid-19.
By Ann Salaton