Yesterday at a colorful late afternoon ceremony, Nairobi City County Governor, Ann Kananu presided over the lighting of the Governor’s Christmas tree 2021 at City hall Nairobi.
The County boss also donated Christmas goodies to the less privileged in the society among them children from 16 homes in Nairobi and about 485 aged in the society gathered from Nairobi County’s 85 wards.
“Today is a very special day in this great city’s calendar, a day which officially marks the beginning of Christmas and holiday season.During this season let us give hope and come together as one people and one family regardless of our colour, faith ,political affiliations and ethnicity and back to the society,” said Governor Kananu
Governor Kananu further reiterated her Government’s commitment towards uplifting the well being of the vulnerable groups in the society especially during the current economic hard times as a result of Covid -19 impact globally.
The Lighting of the Governor’s Christmas tree is an annual event whose objective is to celebrate and share donations from the County and friends of the County with the less privileged in the society.
Some of organisations that donated goodies towards the Governors tree include; Coca Cola -Africa,, The Dawoodi Bohra community of Nairobi, Agricultiral Society of Kenya and Nairobi Water and Sewerage Company.
The Governor commended for their commitment over the years and who despite the Covid-19 pandemic went an extra mile to ensure the County’s mission to assist those in need was realized.
In attendance was Rachel Shebesh, Chief Administrative Officer, Gender and Public Service, The President of Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Richard Ngatia, County Executive Member-Finance and Economic Planning Allan Igambi, Chief of Staff -Paul Mutunga, Simon Lebo, County Chief Officer-Devolution and Public Service among others.