Thursday, 17 December 2009
ANTI-JIGGER CAMPAIGNERS FETED BY THE PRESIDENT
The President awarded the founder of the anti-jigger campaign, Stanley Kamau Maina and the campaign ambassador Miss World Kenya 2005 Cecilia Mwangi, with Head of State Commendation (HSC) during Jamhuri day. This is in recognition of their fight to eradicate jigger infestation in Kenya.
The campaign has been ongoing for the last three years and has made tremendous achievements including rehabilitating recovered jigger victims back to normal lives and also creating partnerships with both private bodies and the Government.
Acknowledging the awards, Stanley challenged those who have been criticizing the campaign to follow what the president has done and accept that there is a problem. He thanked the head of state for recognizing their work. He said that contrary to what some MPs especially from Central Kenya are saying that they are embarrassing the president, the government fully supports the cause.
The former beauty Quuen, said that the award will motivate the organization to do more without fearing. “This shows that the president has been following our campaign,” she added.
The campaign and it’s ambassador were this year also awarded with a Humanitarian Of The Year Award by Laico Regency, a US Agency for International Development (USAID) award on Leadership and Management and named Young Achiever Women Students Welfare Association( WOSWA), an initiative of University of Nairobi.