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Politicians urged to serve Kenyans diligently

02 January 2014, 12:21 Joseph Njung’eh

Nyeri - Ahadi Kenya Trust CEO, Stanley Kamau has urged elected leaders to put aside their political party differences and serve Kenyans.

Kamau said it is only through unity that the politicians can achieve their development goals.

Speaking at Dedan Kimathi-Kamukunji stadium, Nyeri where he presided over the elderly people New Year party Wednesday, Kamau said the politicians should not work for their political parties but for the electorate.

The festivity had been attended by more than 500 old people drawn from various locations in Nyeri county and were treated with food, shoes and gift hampers.

The event had been organized by Purity Elderly Care Foundation (PECF), CEO Joyce Wanjiku Kairu, an organization that works for the welfare of the old people in the county.

Kamau noted that the elderly have been neglected, abused and stigmatized while many of them are living under abject poverty.

“While the country is celebrating 50th anniversary let every Kenyan spend at least 50 minutes doing something for the needy and elderly in our society,” said Kamau.

He also asked the government re-introduce the Cash Transfer Fund programme and cover all senior citizens across the country who are not pensionable and have no other financial support.

He however decried of the funds misappropriation saying they were not getting to the intended beneficiary but some people in the administration swerved the government’s intention.

Speaking at the same event, Nyeri governor’s wife Margret Nderitu promised to build four houses for the most vulnerable in the area.

“We understand that most elderly people are needy and have been abandoned while some are living with their grand children,” said Margret as she called upon the residents to help and cultivate good relationship with the elderly.

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