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Thika launches a “Peace Corner” at Mama Ngina Gardens and free monthly counseling sessions.

 Dr. Susan Gitau leads a troop of scouts drawn from various Thika Schools during a peace walk to commemorate the International Day of Peace on Saturday.

Thika town marked International Day of Peace with the launch of a “Peace Corner” at Mama Ngina Gardens where people will be receiving free counseling sessions every first Friday of the month.

Speaking during the launch, Dr. Susan Gitau of Susan Gitau Counseling Foundation (SGCF) and a director at International Professional Counselors Centre (IPCC) noted that events happening across the country and in families were an indicator that majority of the people suffered from mental depression, which cut across all spheres of life.

“Mental health is a big very problem in this country that affects both the rich and the poor and if we do not act fast, it will consume a vast majority of our people. These murders, suicides and violence witnessed in our families today are clear indicators that we need serious psychological assessment of our people. It is for this reason as SGCF and IPCC, we have volunteered to offer free counseling sessions to residents of Thika, every first Friday of the month at this grounds (Mama Ngina),” explained Dr. Susan.

She suggested that the “Peace Corner” be set aside as an official pardon area for people run to when they had issues with the authorities and to confess their transgression for repentance and plea for mercy and a resolve to reform.

The Thika CDF Chairman Huruko Njau who represented the area MP Eng. Patrick Wainaina echoed her clarion call for peace by calling on people to embrace peaceful coexistence at home, at work and in all places.

Thika District Business Association (TDBA) Chairman Alfred Wanyoike noted that peace was paramount for businesses to thrive.

During the occasion, Thika residents received free counseling sessions courtesy of IPCC and free eye check-up by VISION SHOP Thika.

The event was preceded by a peace walk around the town and culminated in the planting of peace trees at Mama Ngina gardens.

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