Church plans to build home for elderly in Busia County

Thursday, September 8th, 2022 05:00 | By

The Anglican Church of Kenya, Nambale Diocese has commenced plans to set up a Sh50 million home for the elderly at Budokomi area in Busia sub county.

The project is targeting senior citizens to enable them to live with ease in their sunset years.

The project is set to kick off in this month and congregants led by bishop Dr Robert Magina have staged walks covering over 200km since last week on Tuesday in a bid to raise funds for construction of the home.

Addressing journalists at the diocesan office, Bishop Magina stated their journey began from Maseno Diocese, through Butere and Mumias dioceses in Kakamega County and ended at Budokomi parish.

“We are in a country and age where the elderly are not looked at with appreciation for the hard work they have put in to raise their children and build their country. Instead, they are seen as the weakest link of the increasingly morally degenerating society which has no respect for seniora citizens and are either neglected or living in poverty, while other people take advantage, robbing them of what is left of their sweat,” said Rev Magina.

He noted that the home for the elderly will enable them to live without fear and also have access to essential services like recreation facilities, guidance, medication and proper nutrition programmes.

“The home will also house a conference facility, a hotel and institution for hospitality training of caregivers and many more,” he added.               - KNA

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