Retired President Uhuru Kenyatta, on Friday, December 23, 2022, visited three children’s homes and presented Christmas gifts to the children.
The former president spent time with the kids at Children’s Garden Home and School which is situated at the border of Kawangware and Uthiru, Mama Fatuma Goodwill Children’s Home, and Gatundu Children's Home.
His visit brought love and hope to the children and left everyone in the neighborhood amazed.
It’s important to note that over the years, while serving as the country’s president, Uhuru hosted children at the State House, every December, for a Christmas treat, and it’s clear that he’s still committed to seeing the needy children happy even in his retirement.
And, in a unique manner, yesterday he took himself, in person, to the children’s homes in what was a major surprise for the children and the respective facilities’ managements. Having retired, the children definitely never expected him.
Moses Ndungu, the Director of Children’s Garden Home and School expressed his gratitude to the president and urged political leaders to emulate him.
“We were very happy to be visited by the retired president (Uhuru) at a time when we had no idea that he would visit.
“He brought us Christmas gifts and spent time with the children leaving everyone excited and hopeful. Indeed, his visit meant a lot to us,” Ndungu told K24 Digital.
Adding that; “I want to urge all political leaders to follow Uhuru’s steps especially when it comes to caring for the needy. He is the only leader who actually values children’s homes, and who doesn’t view children’s homes as places of no votes.”
Children’s Garden Home and School was founded in 2001 and now accommodates 161 children of various ages and from different backgrounds.
Ndungu says the facility is home to orphans, abandoned children, street children, the abused, and those from very poor backgrounds. They also have special kids.
Some of the major challenges the home is currently facing are insufficient food (due to the effects of Covid-19 and the electioneering period), and the fact that they have to buy new books almost every year due to the changes in the education curriculum.