This is a period where there is partying and merrymaking at its fullest climax. It is during this period when majority of people prefer to join their families in the rural areas since it comes once in am year. However, it is an obvious thing that criminals tend to take advantage of the situation to carry out their theft acts. Security has always been a challenge during the festive season so those in the security system in my country had a word of advice to people to ensure that they stay safe during this period. People were told to keep the spirit of the ‘Nyumba-Kumi’ initiative to know whether your neighbor is in or has travelled to have fun elsewhere. This is like being your brother’s keeper by knowing his whereabouts at this particular period. But then for those who will opt to go partying on town, it’s good for them not to stay out very late for it might after all be security risk.
There are others who might be in church thanking God for the far that he has taken them throughout the entire year and so it’s an individual’s choice of the kind of celebrations to engage in. I remember during last year’s New-Year celebrations, something unexpected happened whereby when people flocked the streets at midnight amid cheers of joy welcoming the year with a cheerful style, groups of thugs took control and robbed unsuspecting jubilant citizens. This led to scores of people losing their phones and other valuables. So I think this is worth noting since there might a repeat of the same with culprits waiting to pounce on their victims again.
So it’s good to be alert you never know what might happen that can jeopardize your safety. But anyway the message is the same ‘I wish everyone merry Christmas and a happy new year’.