By Allan Wanjiku
Members of a popular Whatsapp group in Muranga has contributed Sh1200 to buy Muranga Women Representative Wanjiru Chege mandazi to celebrate her birthday.
Twelve members contributed Sh100 each to ensure Ms Chege who is popularly known as Maitu Wa County celebrates her birthday in style by sending her money to buy her favourite Mandazi known as ndende.
The idea for members to contribute money to Ms Chege was fronted by two members known as Macharia Mwihaki and another known as Dennis and seconded Mr James Kamau alias Kamau Son Of Waithira to act as the temporary treasurer since he works at the Women Rep Office and is the administrator of the group.
Immediately after receiving the Sh1200, Mr Kamau forwarded the money to the leader who could not hide her joy after receiving the money.
“Thanks a lot MCP family for your birthday gifts. May God add you more,” the belated Ms Chege wrote in the group.
Asked why they decided to contribute money to buy mandazi and not any other gift, Mr Kamau told our news desk that the Women Rep enjoyed the special mandazi sold at Kinyona shopping center during her tee days while she was still in school.
“She loved ndende (mandazi) a lot, thats why we decided to surprise her during her birthday,” he said.
While thanking the members for their generous contributions, Mr Kamau Son of Waithira noted that the action was a clear manifestation that youth too can come together and appreciate their leaders without necessarily having to depend on them for monitory assistance.
“It may sound unpopular that youth are coming together to appreciate their leaders while under normal circumstances it would be normal when youth are chasing leaders for money, its a challenge to us,” he added.
Ms Chege early this month surprised her sister during her birthday celebration by buying her a car.