Elderly to have a modern home

The  Elderly in Kirinyaga County will  soon have a  safe haven once a modern home is operationalised at Ngurubani  town  by this coming June .

The home already put up by the Social Services Directorate at a cost of Sh 47  million will start to admit the senior citizens who have no care givers .

It will admit 45 such elderlies whose relatives   will be required to pay some minimal fee for the period under admission.

The government plans to build such homes in all the remaining 46 counties with the one in Kirinyaga being a pioneer one .

The homes will established after research found out that some elderly parents have been abandoned by their children who migrated to the urban centers .

It has also emerged some of these elderlies are normally abused leading to miserable  lives .

“These homes will be the best resort for the elderly since they will be provided the care  they required and  in such a conducive environment ,” said Peter Ndambiri the local County Deputy Governor .

Ndambiri who visited the Home yesterday asked locals to make full utilisation of the facility and in their best interests .

The Director ,Social Development  and Head of Family Promotion and Social Welfare Lissel Mugoka  said the facility in Mwea was a pilot  one while the same  will be replicated in the remaining 46 counties .

Kirinyaga Deputy Governor  Peter Ndambiri (center ) presenting a token to one of the potential boarders  at the newly constricted Ngurubani town home for the elderly due  to be operationalised by  this June 

Mogaka  who had led a high level  delegation of staffers from his Directorate asked  the local leadership to support the project whose success will improve the living conditions of  the elderly  from the area .

He said although some minimal fees will be payable to the institution the elderly will be receiving maximum care possible to make them comfortable at their sun  set  years .

Relatives of the boarding elderly will be allowed to visit them while  each will be provided with a self-contained    room at the facility .

The homes across  the country will  also serve as rescue  Centres for the abandoned and abused senior citizens by their relatives who might be living far away or not interested in taking care of such aged  parents .

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