Friends of Kenya
It is with great joy that I send you this message of goodwill and warm greetings during this Christmas season.
Christmas is a time of rejoicing as Christians all over the world commemorate the birth of Jesus Christ. It is an important season in the Christian faith. It is a time to hope. It is also a time to celebrate the most profound messages of Jesus: Love your neighbor as you love yourself. Do unto others as you’d have them do to you.
Christmas is also a time for reflection and renewal of conviction. Therefore, during this season, we should re-examine our commitment to the Christian faith and re-dedicate ourselves to a new and fresh relationship with God. For those of other faiths, this is the time to join your Christian brethren in marking an important phase of their calendar.
In our jubilation during the festivities, let us remember that the true spirit of Christmas is peace, love and goodwill to all nations. Let us, therefore, demonstrate the Christian values of forgiveness, reconciliation, kindness and service.
One of the best ways of reciprocating God’s goodness to mankind is to help the less fortunate among us. Please spread the gifts, smiles, warmth, and cheer this Christmas.
As I conclude, I urge you to remain responsible. Desist from activities that could endanger your lives as well as lives of other Kenyans.
Let us banish careless driving, excessive alcohol consumption and other socially unacceptable behaviour. Security agencies must do all in their power to ensure a secure Kenya and therefore guarantee peaceful Christmas celebrations.
I urge drivers to observe traffic regulations in order to ensure road safety during this season. In the meantime, police must show no sympathy to those who violate the law.
Friends of Kenya
Let the true spirit of Christmas be reborn not only in our hearts but also in our homes.
Thank you and God bless Kenya