A charity organisation has come to the rescue of five unsuccessful MCA aspirants in Kanyenyaini ward in Murang’a.
The youthful aspirants who during the last campaigns used up all their savings got support to start a chicken and dairy cow-rearing project from Ahadi Kenya Trust organisation.
Director of Ahadi Kenya Dr Stanley Kamau speaking while handing over the support said campaigns are expensive and in most cases leave those who participated in the elections broke.
He noted that the dairy and chicken project will support the aspirants to start generating income saying the beneficiaries are young people who initially relied on menial jobs to earn a living.
“In this country campaigns are expensive and that’s why as an organisation we have started a programme to support some of them to come up with income generating projects.
“The programme has started here in Kanyenyaini ward and we will be visiting other wards within Murang’a and give support to some of the aspirants who failed to get elected,” Kamau said at the Ichichi area.
The Ahadi director, who was accompanied by the area elected MCA Grace Nduta further said that some of aspirants who failed in the elections were psychologically affected and also need support to accept the reality and move on with their lives.
Kamau meanwhile called upon politicians who were supporting the needy in various ways but failed to win in the recently concluded elections to continue with their support.
“There are those who were paying fees to needy children and others supporting the aged and poor. They should continue with their good course and not base their support on the outcome of the elections,” remarked Kamau.
On her part, Nduta thanked those who participated in the elections saying she will incorporate them in her leadership to help in taking developments to the people of Kanyenyaini.
“I will engage my worthy opponents in the last election and I promise to work with them and help the people of Kanyenyaini get the much needed development,” Nduta added.
One of the beneficiaries George Kinyanjui appreciated the support from Ahadi Kenya saying he spent more than Sh500, 000 campaigning.
Kinyanjui who worked as a BoG teacher decried how his house and property were razed by fire during the campaigns.
He lauded the chicken he got saying within a period of four months he hopes to start making money from the venture.
Another beneficiary, Anthony Maina observed it was his first time to vie for an elective position saying he depleted all his savings and now he has embarked on searching for employment.
Maina said it was a rare show to get support from Ahadi Kenya and called on those who were elected to work and fulfill their promises to the electorate.
By Bernard Munyao