Sunday, February 18, Kitui
By Brian Peter (Courtesy of the Governor’s Press)
The Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu, Deputy Governor Dr. Wathe, Kitui Central MCA Hon. Anthony Mwanzia, County Executive Committee Member (CECM) for Tourism, Sports and Culture Patrick Musau and CEC for Environment and Natural Resources John Makau joined the clergy and faithfuls of A. I. C. Kitui Township in fundraising millions today. The event that was presided over by the resident clergy led by Reverend Muli and drew guests from all over the country, managed to raise atotal of Ksh. 4,811,641 for the last phase of church construction.
Speaking during the event, Ngilu echoed her interest to work with the church and propel growth in the county.
Addressing thousands of faithfuls during the funds drive today, the Governor said any government that doesn’t recognize the church is set to fail.
She applauded the church for its unrelenting efforts to preach the truth in matters of national justice, integrity and development.
“I support the church for standing with the truth during trying situations in this country; this has made a great difference in our society,” Ngilu said.
Listing the challenges facing the county’s population, the Governor said her administration is determined to provide solutions to poverty, food insecurity and unemployment.
The governor declared her unwavering commitment to service delivery and dedication to the office she holds and urged leaders both in the county and the national government to shun the big man syndrome but come together to eliminate the high poverty levels in the society.
“We’ve been consumed so much by power bestowed upon us by the people, it’s time we raise them up to live worthy lives,” she said.
She besought the church to pray for her so that she could achieve the big dream she has for the county which still remains her core agenda.
Speaking during the service, AIC Kenya Presiding Bishop Rev. Dr. Silas Yego praised Governor Ngilu for her wide-ranging service in the different dockets she held nationally.
“She’s worked very well as a minister before and I know that she’s a leader we can trust,” He said.
He said Ngilu has a vast experience in leadership for decades and expressed confidence in the county’s administration.
“She is a very unique leader, her lifestyle tells it all. I plead that she continues showing us the way,” He added.
Kitui Area Bishop Rev. Benjamin Mukuu expressed gratitude towards the helpful relationship between the county administration and the area church leadership.
Also speaking during the event, the Deputy Governor Dr. Wathe Nzau said that the role of the church in the society cannot be undervalued.
The fund drive was meant to finance the last phase of the two-storey A. I. C. Township church building that has been in construction since 2006.