Beyond Zero Campaign Gets More Ksh34m Boost

health geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>Speaking at State House Nairobi, viagra order when they presented their cheques, more about corporate chiefs, who included those from Britam Company, Commercial Bank of Africa, Kenya Commercial Bank Group and others said all Kenyans need to join hands and sustain the noble initiative of addressing problems associated with maternal and child health in the country.

They said the First Lady’s last Sundays sprint of 21 kilometres has changed the perception of majority of Kenyans in saving lives of mothers and children.

“First Lady’s initiative is an expression of the love for mothers of this country and we are proud to be associated with her efforts,” they said.

The corporate organisations which also included the East Africa Portland, Nakuru County, Kenya Women Finance Trust, Kenyatta International Conference Centre, (KICC) and CFC Insurance Company endorsed the First Lady’s initiative saying maternal and child health issues are very pertinent to all Kenyans.

“The corporate world is willing to join and support this initiative, we are willing to walk the talk and willing to support in all ways,” they said.


Dr. Nicholas Muraguri of the United Nations Aids Organizations-UNAIDS congratulated the First Lady for her passion and determination which he noted needs to be emulated by all Kenyans.

He said over 5,500 women die annually from preventable diseases and over 100,000 children die before the age of five years due to lack of accessing basic medical care.

He said the mobile clinics which the First Lady is raising fund for will be able to provide access to basic health care to children and pregnant mothers apart from taking care of other emergency health care needs in rural areas.

“Beyond Zero began as a national campaign aimed at raising awareness but now it is a global campaign aimed at complementing government efforts in providing basic maternal and child health care” said Dr. Muraguri.

In her remarks, First lady Margaret Kenyatta thanked all Kenyans for their support saying their financial and material support is an extremely humbling experience.

The First Lady said the 21 kilometre half marathon race will be an annual event and those who missed last Sundays event need to prepare for the next year’s event.

During the function British American Investment company-BRITAM through its Board of Directors Chairman Ambassador Francis Muthaura donated Ksh 10m, Commercial Bank of Africa through its Chief Executive Isaac Odundo Awuondo gave Ksh 10m, East African Portland Cement Company through its Head of Sales and Marketing Lucy Molonket gave Ksh 1m and Kenya Commercial Bank-KCB through its group Chairman Mr. Nge’ny Biwott donated Ksh 10m.

Others were Kenya Women Finance Trust-KWFT through its Managing Director Mr. James Mwangi Githaiga Ksh 1m, Kenyatta International Conference Centre (KICC) through its MD Fred Simiyu Ksh 1m, Nakuru County through the wife of its Governor Lucia Kinuthia Ksh 1m and CFC Insurance company through its Director Steve Lugalia gave Ksh 750,000.

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