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Shower some love on your neighbours this Christmas

Christmas has always been a time when families and friends get together for merry-making.

As some people celebrate today, this important holiday has lost value to others.

In the past, Christmas was marked with new clothes, nice food, going to the disco which was rare by then, taking a walk in town and taking photos with analogue cameras.

The current lifestyle has changed everything. Many people eat ‘nice food’ almost daily, take pictures via phones. Going to town is not anybody’s happiness because of the traffic jam.

Going to church is normal. Christians go to church even on week days. Clubs are everywhere and have become a threat to the youth.

Even through the lifestyle and the standard of living have changed, the fact still remains that there are some people who are living below a dollar a day and are impoverished.

As we celebrate this year’s Christmas, it is my appeal that the haves in the society should ensure that they share happiness with the have-nots. Let’s show love and care for our neighbours and friends.

If we celebrate alone on this important holiday, it will be boring.

Let’s put a smile on the face of at least to one person as we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ whose main teaching was to love our neighbours as we love ourselves.

{Nicholas Ouma, Kisumu}

The Christmas season is jolly yet busy as it is filled with a beehive of activity as people travel to various destinations to make merry and enjoy themselves.

However, motorists should observe traffic rules to avoid accidents. Simple traffic rules will save lives. This clarion call goes to motorcycle riders who are responsible for the alarming increase in accidents.

Most accidents involving motorcycles are due to sheer neglect and ignorance of traffic rules. I fail to understand why motorcyclist feel the urge to flout traffic rules as if they have special rights, which no one else is aware of. They assume because they are in a position to penetrate and squeeze through both vehicle and human traffic and move at lightning speed, they have mastered the art of survival, which in turn causes death of innocent civilians.

It is high time for county and national governments to closely monitor motorcyclists to ensure they obey rules.

If boda boda operators obey traffic rules, they can preserve lives of many Kenyans.

Motorcycle riders and their clients should always ensure they are wearing helmets and reflective jackets at all times

Avoid any form of negligence and ignorance by honouring your inner instincts and watch out for all road hazards.

Beware of other drivers and pedestrians.

Lastly, remember speed kills!

{ Mabel Maina, via email}

As Christians all over the world mark Christmas today, it would be meaningless without the spirit of giving, caring and inclusiveness.

In my heyday, people would share food with the needy and those without clothes were considered.

As you celebrate, remember everyone and everybody.

{Jefferson Kirui, Bomet}

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