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By Evelyne Macharia
Thousands of participants from all walks turned up for the First Lady’s half marathon. Kenya Forest Service staff joined the First Lady in the event held on Sunday, March 6 at the Nyayo National stadium.
This was the third marathon since its inception by The First Lady of the Republic of Kenya, Her Excellency Margaret Kenyatta. As part of the organization’s corporate social responsibility KFS has been involved in various activities that have benefited the community at large.
First Lady Margaret Kenyatta flagged off the 21kms men’s and women’s races at 7a.m and then took to the course in the 10km at 8am. The professional wheelchair race was featured for the first time in the Half Marathon. In her speech at the end of the marathon the First Lady thanked everyone who supported her and noted that the money raised would be used to acquire mobile clinics in the remaining counties.
In January 2014, Beyond Zero Foundation was formed to partner with the government in reducing maternal and child mortality. Spearheaded by The First Lady of the Republic of Kenya, the Beyond Zero Campaign is part of the initiatives outlined in her strategic framework towards HIV control, promotion of maternal, new born and child health in Kenya that has acquired and launched 36 Beyond Zero Mobile clinics .A significant impact on maternal and child health in the grassroots has been noted with more immunization and HIV/Aids programs being more accessible.
Other notable dignitaries who participated include; Jeannette Kagame the Rwandan First Lady, Deputy President William Ruto and his wife Rachael, Cabinet Secretaries; Dr.Hassan Wario (Cabinet Secretary for Sport, Culture and the Arts), Maj Gen (rtd) Joseph ole Nkaissery (Cabinet Secretary Interior and Coordination of National Government), Dr. Cleopa Mailu (Cabinet Secretary Health), among others.
Part of Senior Management Ladies of KFS, joined by Encom's Athletes attend the First Lady Half Marathon
History Of Forestry In Kenya
The importance of forest to Kenya has been realized by the colonial government as early as 1900s.In 1902 the first forest Department was set up with the arrival of Mr. C. F. Elliot who became the first conservator of forests.by 1908, ................
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