In the true spirit of the festive season, the Ag. Gilgil Board Manager, Benson Kipenju, orchestrated a Christmas food drive for the elderly and People With Disabilities (PWD) in the Gilgil area. Joined by Municipal Board Members and various stakeholders, this initiative aimed to bring joy and warmth to over 200 residents from different wards in Gilgil.
Addressing the gathered residents, Mr. Kipenju not only emphasized the significance of the Christmas food drive but also highlighted Governor Susan Kihika’s unwavering commitment to operationalizing Gilgil as a fully-fledged municipality. The event served as a platform to reinforce the community’s connection and engagement with the ongoing development efforts in the region.
“Gilgil is poised for an uplift, especially with the upcoming second phase of the Kenya Urban Support Program (KUSP) and the Kenya Informal Settlement Improvement Project (KISP),” Mr. Kipenju remarked. These projects signify a transformative phase for Gilgil, promising improved infrastructure, enhanced services, and an overall better quality of life for its residents.
The Christmas food drive was more than just a gesture of goodwill; it was a tangible demonstration of the Municipal Board’s commitment to the welfare of vulnerable groups in the community. The elderly and People With Disabilities received not only essential provisions but also a heartwarming reminder that they are valued members of the community.
During the gathering, the Board conveyed Governor Kihika’s warm Christmas messages to the people, further fostering a sense of community and unity. The presence of members from the Gilgil Business community added another layer of collaboration, showcasing the collective effort to make a positive impact during the festive season.
As the Christmas food drive unfolded, smiles lit up the faces of recipients, creating a sense of camaraderie and shared joy. The event not only reflected the spirit of giving but also served as a testament to the interconnectedness between local governance, community welfare, and the collaborative efforts of various stakeholders.
In the tapestry of Gilgil’s holiday season, the Christmas food drive organized by the Municipal Board stands out as a beacon of compassion and community engagement. As Governor Susan Kihika’s vision for Gilgil unfolds, this festive initiative becomes a symbol of the positive transformation taking place, bringing hope and festive cheer to the hearts of residents.