Members of the Military Wives Association of Kenya (MWAK) have today Wednesday 30th November 2022, concluded a two-day sensitization exercise to Commanding Officers (COs) and Officers Commanding (OCs) various military Units in Isiolo and Laikipia regions.
The sensitization fora offered an avenue for MWAK to expound on their mandate in the military and also collect views from Service personnel on how to better their services especially at this phase when they project to cascade MWAK membership across all ranks.
The team was led by MWAK Chairlady, Mrs. Tabitha Kibochi who said the Association intends to leave a mark in military families by improving their welfare and wellbeing; for the serving, retired, widowed and orphaned families.
The Chairlady further stressed that MWAK is family – centric and the association believes in a functional family. “We are family-centric, the same way the KDF leadership is soldier-centric. Our objective is to see strong families since it’s only then that a soldier will perform better in his line of duty,” she said.
Mrs. Tabitha said it has taken some time to bring everybody on board saying they were laying the grounds and developing the structures. She added that the reason for bringing everyone on board is to pool together various expertise and skills for them to achieve their goals as captured in their five-year strategic plan.
Mrs. Grace Amogola, a member of the Association elaborated the thematic pillars of the Association which they intend to focus under their mantra of ‘Walking Far Together.’ The pillars include; health, education, housing, mentorship, recreation and wellbeing, veteran affairs, financial sustainability, partnerships and collaborations, among others.
“Strong and cohesive families are likely to contribute to the sharpening of the arrowhead. When we come together from diverse fields, we are going to create a huge human resource pool that shall help solve our problems from within and we therefore urge you to help us bring everyone aboard,” said Mrs Amogola.
After the presentation there were discussions on how best MWAK can implement the roll-down program. From the sessions, MWAK promised to put all the concerns and recommendations into serious consideration.
In the Chairladys’ closing remarks, she stated that MWAK is all about functional families so that KDF personnel can effectively plan for the welfare of their families.
“I extend my sincere appreciation to the leadership of Isiolo and Nanyuki KDF establishments for opening their doors wide and for giving us a platform to speak to the Service personnel on issues and benefits of the Association,” she concluded.
The team has now toured Nakuru, Nairobi, Coast, Thika, Eldoret, Isiolo regions with Nanyuki being the last to host the Association in Laikipia Air Base.
Also present during the event were members of MWAK secretariat and representatives of Service personnel wives.