The Marketing Society of Kenya (MSK) feted Dr. Stanley Kamau Maina as a marketing warrior for championing the anti-jigger campaign in East africa. Kamau is the Founder and executive Director of Ahadi Kenya Trust. The organization was also awarded for being top in social marketing. Ahadi Kenya has formed partnerships with over 62 corporate bodies in its fight against jiggers. They were awarded during MSK gala night held at KWS on Friday evening. Others who were feted during the event included; Churchill, Angela Ombithe of Infotrack, Patricia Mbatia, Julie Gichuru among others.
This comes after the visit to the country by Big Brother contestants to take part in the Anti Jigger Campaign by the NGO. The visiting housemates included Danny (Ethiopia), Wendall (Zimbabwe), Zeus (Botswana), Lomwe and Felicia (Malawi), Mumba and Kim (Zambia), Bernadina (Namibia) and Bhoke (Tanzania).
Accepting the award, Dr. Kamau dedicated the awards to all the corporate bodies that have been supporting them. He added that life is about branding and encouraged everyone to stick to their brand and only do what they are passionate about. He said that marketing plays a very big role in raising awareness especially where no one is aware of what is happening. We do not market Ahadi Kenya but all our activities are in line with the principals of marketing Kamau said. He thanked MSK for recognising the role the organisation is playing in the society.
Miss World 2005 Cecilia Mwangi and anti-jigger campaign ambassador attributed the awards to their consistence and passion Ahadi Kenya has done its work. She called on more corporate bodies to join in and put anti-jigger campaign as one of their CSR activities. Ahadi Kenya has for the last Four years received several local and international awards making it the most awarded NGO in Kenya.