Kenya Defence Forces today participated in the Citizens Digital DMI Diabetes Walk Step Out and Stand with Children Living with Diabetes. The 12km walk started and ended in Carnivore Gardens, Nairobi County.
The walk was flagged off by Dr. Ephantus Maree, the Head of Division NCDs; in his address, he applauded the large number of citizens, including students, who showed up willing and enthusiastic to participate in the course.
“We intend to keep our 10 year relations with Diabetes Management and Information Centre (DMI) which is keen on ensuring every child living with diabetes is provided for with the necessary medication and psychological support.”
Eve Njenga, one of DMI’s board members, alluded that aside from raising funds for the provision of insulin, the walk is also intended to demystify myths and state facts about diabetes among children.
This annual event had been on a 3 years haitus due to the palpable effects of COVID 19 pandemic; the organizations however intents to be consistent with the event in order to ensure every diabetic Kenyan from age 0 to 25 lives a normal life.
Present at the event were Director of Medical Services Maj Gen (Dr) Nganga, Colonel Medical Col. Kithinji,
The Director of Human Resource Management and Development (HRM&D) Dr. Lilian Nzavi, Nairobi County Medical representatives, Royal Media House representatives and DMI Centre representatives. Aside from Kenya Defence Forces, over 30 other sponsors participated in the event.