In what can be termed as a tremendous act of kindness, Kirinyaga Women Representative Purity Ngirici has presented a modern house to a 100-year-old grandmother in the county.
Speaking at the official handover of the house on Friday, Ngirici said that the grandmother, who hails from Kamucege in Mwea Sub County, has been grappling with the issue of descent residence for a while owing to the ramshackle state of her old house.
“It was such a privilege to present the new house to the 100-year-old Cucu whose previous house had caved in and was in a decrepit state. I decided to build this house with my own money and furnish it with everything she needs to make her comfortable,” Purity Ngirici said.
“It always warms my heart when I see the less fortunate smile because of an act of kindness.”
According to the Kenya Women Parliamentary Association (KEWOPA) chair, this was a befitting celebration of the International Women’s Day, which is essentially aimed at celebrating the contributions of women in societal well-being.
She further voiced her support for President Uhuru Kenyatta’s affordable housing programme saying it should not just be implemented in urban centres, but also at the grasroots to help improve the living conditions of the people.
Prior to the visit, Wangui had presented a water tank to a local primary school in the area and handed over an Affirmative Action cheque worth Ksh200,000 to Wamama Jiinue Group from Kamucege, Gathigiriri ward in Mwea Sub County, meant to boost their table-banking programme.
“This is how change looks like when it happens from the bottom upwards. Our job as leaders is to empower women, men and the youth at the grassroots by initiating tangible, realistic programmes that will improve their living standards and make them self-reliant,” she stated.
In her International Women’s Day message, Mrs Purity Ngirici had stated: “This is a great time in history to do everything possible to help forge a more gender-balanced world. Women have come a long way, yet there’s still more to be achieved. From grassroots activism to worldwide action, we are entering an exciting period of history where the world expects balance. We notice its absence and also celebrate its presence.
“This is not just any other day, but a day to celebrate our mothers, grandmothers, daughters and even men who have unconditionally supported women empowerment.”