Military Wives Association of Kenya (MWAK) officials led by the Chairperson, Mrs. Tabitha Kibochi visited Moi Air Base (MAB) to assess the operations of MAB schools and the Base Medical Center (BMC), on 28 April 2020. They were received by the Base Commander MAB Brigadier Peter Githinji at the MAB Officer’s Mess where several presentations were made.
The MWAK officials were briefed on the establishment, infrastructure, activities, performance, and challenges of Moi Forces Academy (MFA) Secondary, MFA primary, and MAB primary schools by the Chief Principal MFA secondary, Mr. James Kigwa, Headteacher MFA primary, Ms. Jacqueline Okwaro, and Headteacher MAB Primary, Ms. Rachel Keraka respectively. The Senior Medical Officer Kenya Air Force (KAF) Colonel (Dr.) Nicholas Mugweru made a presentation on KAF maternal and child health services.
During the presentations, the Chairperson MWAK, Mrs. Tabitha Kibochi reiterated that the main aim of MWAK was to interact with Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) Personnel and families in order to identify areas of improvement. “We are concerned about the welfare of our families. A soldier who knows that his/her family is well taken care of is able to perform,” she said.
The MWAK officials also toured the schools and the BMC to appreciate the infrastructure and services offered in order to have an in-depth understanding of how the institutions operate and identify areas for further engagement under the MWAK umbrella.
MWAK officials who accompanied Mrs. Kibochi during the visit were MWAK secretary Mrs. Aileen Ogolla, MWAK treasurer Mrs. Malyun Mulata and other members of the Association.