Meru County Chief of Staff, Gideon Kimathi has urged county employees to be agents of kindness and generosity wherever they mark their respective Christmas and New Year festivities.
Speaking during an end of year meeting in Meru town, Kimathi said it was a known reality that there were very many families out there in the villages, towns and shopping centres with no plans on how to celebrate Christmas along with ushering of the new year due to financial limitations.
Kimathi said all religious doctrines advocate for sharing what one was blessed with to make the less fortunate in the society feel loved and recognised, whether financially or materially.
He commended those who had already started extending their love and generosity to the elderly, orphaned and neglected groups of people in the society, saying the word of God has a promise of blessing to the giving hand.
The chief of staff however did not hesitate in challenging the employees and the larger public against overindulgence as he reminded everybody that back-to-school appointments were waiting immediately after the beginning of January 2022.
“Parents should limit the celebration budgets to avoid family misunderstandings on realising that there was not enough money to cater for back-to-school provisions and school fees,” Kimathi said.
He said the government had committed to protecting life and property during the festive season but the public had a crucial role in assisting security personnel in maintaining law and order in their respective residences.
Kimathi said during such times, many people travel from far and wide to be with their families and friends, where some of them bring in strangers as friends hence the need to be on high alert to be able to report any suspected individual or group of people.
“Sometimes we play our own enemies in terms of security in the guise of not wanting to expose one of our own who is known to be a threat to public security only to blame law enforcers long after the harm has been done,” Kimathi said.
By Makaa Margaret