First Lady Margaret Kenyatta has thanked Kenyans for their unwavering commitment to reducing maternal and child mortality through their support for Beyond Zero initiative.
Speaking at State House Nairobi today when she received donations totalling Ksh 5.6 million in support of the Beyond Zero initiative, the First Lady said money given out is making positive impact to the lives of women and children.
“You are really, really, making a difference out there. It is amazing on the ground to see the positive impact on people’s lives through your donations,” the First Lady said.
At today’s function Ambassador Abdelilah Benryane of the Kingdom of Morocco gave a donation of Ksh 1.5 million which was raised during a gala dinner to mark the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Kenya and Morocco and also to drum up support for the Beyond Zero campaign.
The gala dinner was held on 20th February this year at the Moroccan Ambassador’s residence.
The Kenya Water Towers Agency through its Board Chairman Dr Isaac Kalua gave Ksh 2 million.
Dr Kalua said the organization will continue supporting the First Lady as she inspires hope and action to many Kenyans.
“You are inspiring action and changing lives, you represent hope to many Kenyans,” he added.
East Africa Portland Cement Company through its Head of Sales and Marketing Lucy Remanto Molonket and Kenya Charity Sweepstake through its Public Relations Manager Peter Njoroge gave a donation of Ksh 1 million each.
They pledged to support the First Lady’s initiative in ensuring Kenyan women and children get the best in terms of health.
“We will continue walking with you and we promise you of our unwavering support towards this campaign,” said Lucy Molonket.
Representatives of friends of America led by Mrs Josephine Nyambura Kamiti gave a donation of Ksh 100,000.
Mrs Nyambura said she will ensure the message of Beyond Zero is spread to all Kenyans living in the US and in the diaspora.
The First Lady through the Beyond Zero Campaign is also spearheading efforts to support cancer prevention and treatment programmes in the country.
Recently the First Lady unveiled the official website for the initiative as the nation prepares to host the 9th Stop Breast, Cervical and Prostrate Cancer in Africa Conference (SCCA) between July 19-20 this year.