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Kenya Red Cross Thika Branch Members Humanity Walk Flagged Off.

Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) Thika Branch  members led by Thika Skaters group holing the "Walk for Life" banner during the walk. Photo|| Mpiga P-cha
The scorching sun in Thika town could not stop hundreds of students drawn from learning institutions from attending the Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) Thika Branch walk dubbed “Walk For Life” on the 20th May 2017 in Thika town.

Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) Thika Branch  members led by life member Cess Munere (with black cap), Former Councillor Hon. John Njiru Njue (Extreme Left) & Branch Chair Thuo (Immeadiate right) flag off the Humanity Walk outside the branch offices. Photo||Mpiga P-cha

The main purpose of the race was to raise funds to support KRCS activities in Thika.

The event attracted the participation of more than 200 persons of whom majority were high school and primary school pupils, with members of the public being treated to random emergency drills during the walk, with an aim of accessing how well Thika is prepared to handle disasters.

Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) Thika Branch disaster team swing in action during the emergency drill. Photo || Mpiga P-cha

The event was graced by the KRCS Kiambu County Chair Madam Winnie, Thika Branch Chairman Erastus  Thuo, Life Member and Lil Magic CEO Cess Munene, county government officials among others.

Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) Thika Branch board members duirng the walk dubbed “Walk For Life” held on the 22ndMay 2017 in Thika town. 

“The aim of holding this walk is to replenish our disaster kitty and as we approach the general elections as Kenya Red Cross Society Thika branch we would like to urge residents of Thika to maintain peace during and after the elections, as a branch we are ready to provide assistance of any kind our presence in this industrial town provides a greater opportunity to influence local actors into action in strengthening humanitarian assistance systems and structures.” Said Thuo

Madam Winnie emphasized the importance of such initiatives geared towards fundraising and sustainability or activities at the grassroots level and called upon Thika Branch members to strengthen their outreach and expand to various learning institutions.

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