Reverend Ben Kiengei of the Jesus Christ Compassion Ministry (JCM) church on Sunday left his congregants elated after he gifted 1,000 smokie trolleys, eggs and smokies to church members struggling with no jobs.
Kiengei, while addressing the church, noted that the move was meant to empower church members to start their own businesses and earn a living.
"Siku ya leo nilikua nimesema we want to empower 1,000 members of this church, we shall empower them waende waanzishe kitu kidogo. Badala ya kufulia watu nguo unapewa mia mbili, unaenda tu kazi yako, unalilisha mia yako tano," he said.
The reverend also noted that the branding on the trolleys is a strategy to market the church's TV station.
"Niliona wengine wakiuliza kwa nini tunabrand trolleys tunapeana, nyinyi kanisa yenu mjenge msibrand. Tumebrand na jina ya kanisa, JCM TV kwa sababu ni tv kama ingine, TV hujimarket? si wakienda na hizi mtu atakua anaona jina ya tv anaenda kutafuta jioni," he said.
While noting that the trolleys were funded by the church, the man of the cloth also mentioned that the trolleys will be distributed in batches and that each beneficiary would receive a reflector and dust coat.
At the same time, Kiengei mentioned that the members benefitting from the project will be able to get their merchandise to sell at lower prices
He, however, cautioned that any gifted trolley found lying idle will be repossessed by the church and handed over to another member.
"Leo tutapatiana batch one, hizo zingine zinaendelea kuundwa. Wale ambao tutapea muende mkubali kufanya kazi, tukiskia kama hufanyishi kazi tunatumana kanarudishwa headquarter kanapewa mwengine kwa sababu hizi ni za kufanya kazi.
"Msije kusema ati ni mimi nimepeana ni nyinyi mmepeana. Tumeongea na farmers choice na tukakubaliana kua mtu yeyote ambaye anauzia compassionate snacks atakua anauziwa smokies na percentage ya JCM," he added.