Njuki Hails philanthropists for giving back to community

Tharaka Nithi governor Muthomi Njuki has called on the county residents working in diaspora and other parts of the country to emulate a renowned gemstone dealer who has not only financially supported many needy people but has also taken many others from the area to venture into the mining industry.

“Your wealth belongs to you but the only way you can touch people’s lives is through financial support and encouraging them to join you in the area that you found greener pastures. We appreciate those who have given financial support to school-going children and taken our people to work outside our boundaries,” said governor Njuki who is defending the seat through an UDA ticket in the forthcoming general elections.

He was speaking during the burial of Alfred Rugendo Kimotho, a philanthropist and a renowned gemstone dealer in Voi, Taita Taveta County.

Njuki hailed Mr Kimotho for supporting the needy and urged residents to emulate the deceased. “People need to emulate his ways of helping others like the big financial support he has given to many children from Magenka Secondary school,” the governor added.

The governor said through the efforts of Mr. Kimotho the gemstone mining and trade in Voi has helped people from Tharaka Nithi who travelled into the area to mine and trade in the gemstones found there.

Njuki urged those involved in gemstones business to help get foreigners as they travel across the world to invest in commercial mining of copper and iron ore in Tharaka Nithi county noting if fully exploited, the two minerals would change the lives of many people in the region.

“Tharaka Nithi has a big deposit of copper and iron ore in the belt that runs from Maragwa to Kitui via Tana-River,” said the governor further urging people from Tharaka Nithi who have benefited from the Voi gemstone industry to be ambassadors of their home county in marketing the minerals available in their mother county.



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