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Ruto asks Kenyans with means to adopt children from homes and orphanages

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More than 5000 women from Turbo constituency and the neighborhood as well as 2,000 children from 35 orphanages in Uasin Gishu County received a festive season surprise after Deputy President William Ruto and his wife, Rachel, presented them with food items.

The Deputy President and his wife presented the food items which included maize flour, cooking oil, wheat flour, rice and sugar, at their Sugoi home, Uasin Gishu County.

Mr Ruto asked Kenyans from well to do families to extend a helping hand to the less fortunate members of the society during this festive season.

He said it is the responsibility of Kenyans to take care of the less fortunate members of the society to enable them enjoy the festive season like the rest of Kenyans.

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“This is a season for giving and those of us who can should help children from poor backgrounds so as to enjoy Christmas like the rest of the children across the country,” said Mr Ruto.

Mr Ruto also wished Kenyans Merry Christmas and a successful 2019.

“I take this opportunity to wish all Kenyans Merry Christmas and a successful new year,” said Mr Ruto at his Sugoi home on Monday.

Later, while presenting 400 goats and various food items in Eldoret town to 35 children orphanages with 2, 200 children, Mr Ruto asked Kenyans who have the means and the love to adopt children from homes and orphanages to give them a chance in life.

“Those of us who have been blessed with homes can consider adopting some of our children and take care of them, so that they live just like the rest of the children from well to do families,” said Mr Ruto.

“Those of us who have been blessed with homes can consider adopting some of our children and take care of them, so that they live just like the rest of the children from well to do families,” said Mr Ruto.

Mr Ruto said the Government was committed to ensuring all Kenyans get access to education and affordable healthcare irrespective of their family backgrounds with the aim of having an equal society to all.

“It is only though equal access to education and healthcare to all our children irrespective of family backgrounds that we can live in our country as one people who belong to one destiny,” said Mr Ruto.

He added: “We are doing this because we must eliminate the gap between those who have and those who don’t have.”

The Deputy President, at the same time, praised the role played by managers of children’s homes in soliciting for funding as well as moulding their behaviors.

“As a parent and leader in this country, I want to sincerely say we don’t take for granted what the managers of our children’s homes are doing in this country,” said Mr Ruto.

He added: “You have sacrificed your time, energies and resources in ensuring our children in orphanages get education, food among other basic needs.”

Bishop Wilson Kurui of Jesus Love Ministries Children’s Home, on behalf of the orphanages thanked the Deputy President and his family for the Christmas gifts.

“We are grateful to the Deputy President and his family for the Christmas gifts. This will enable our children enjoy Christmas like the rest of Kenyans,” said Bishop Kurui.

Meanwhile, Ms Hellen Arusei, one of the beneficiaries of the Christmas gifts thanked the Deputy President for being mindful of the less fortunate members of the society.

She said a poultry project they benefitted from last year, courtesy of the Deputy President would go a long way in uplifting their lives.

“On behalf of the beneficiaries of the poultry project and Christmas gifts, we wish to thank the Deputy President and his family for this gesture. We are really grateful and we hope other Kenyans will emulate him,” said Ms Arusei, at Sugoi DP’s home.

Turbo MP Janet Sitienei and Uasin-Gishu County Commissioner Abdi Hassan were also present.



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