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Monday, 19 Dec 2016 13:26 EATrosemukonyo@yahoo.com
Veteran businessman and philanthropist Dr Charles Kilonzo has extended his generosity to Tala residents ahead of Sunday’s Christmas Day celebrations. Dr Kilonzo, who has also declared his interest for the Matungulu parliamentary seat, distributed assorted foodstuffs to locals and called on residents to co-exist peacefully.
Several parties have been hosted in his homestead as well where many have enjoyed mingling with him and celebrating an early Christmas. “I know people like being together with their families during Christmas and therefore I want to treat Matungulu as my family and share the little I have with them,” Dr Kilonzo said at a function held in AIC Tala this Sunday where he handed congregants more packets of unga and cooking oil.
Speaking to one of the beneficiaries of the free unga, an older widow said she was grateful to God for bringing along generous men like Dr Kilonzo as the economic times are hard and such acts of generosity are hard to come by. “I however ask the doctor to get our young men jobs once he becomes the next MP because there is a lot of joblessness,” she said.
A visiting congregant was awed by the acts of generosity especially towards widows quoting the Early Church which majored in orphans and widows as the true religion. “I have seen the early church here today and I pray for our leaders to have such generosity not just during the festive season,” she said.
Dr Kilonzo said he is going to be the solution the people of Matungulu need but first he will make sure he feeds the hungry during this festive season adding that more packets of Unga will be given out in other areas in the constituency. Matungulu constituency has attracted several contenders ready to unseat the incumbent Stephen Mule. Among them are Tom Musau, former Kangundo branch KNUT Secretary Daniel Nginga, with the latest entrant being former personal assistant to Senator Muthama, Mr Japheth Makau.
However, Dr Kilonzo believes his ground work is sufficient to give him victory as he believes dealing firsthand with the common mwananchi. “I am fully prepared for this election and since this is not the first time I am contesting for this seat, I have learned a few things,” he said.
Rose is a contributing writer for the Kenya Free Press, based in Machakos County.