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GOD Bless You All:President Uhuru Kenyatta Thanks Kenyans For Taking Part In The Beyond Zero Marathon

Thousands of Kenyans turned up early Sunday Morning at the Nyayo National Stadium in support of the First Lady’s health campaign dubbed as Beyond Zero.

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In January 2014, Beyond Zero Foundation was formed to partner with the government in reducing maternal and child mortality. Spearheaded by The First Lady of the Republic of Kenya, Her Excellency Margaret Kenyatta, the Beyond Zero Campaign is part of the initiatives outlined in her strategic framework towards HIV control, promotion of maternal, new born and child health in Kenya.

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Available statistics indicate that 108,000 children die in Kenya every year before their fifth birthday, with 65 per cent of them dying before their first birthday.

It is also estimated that there are 72,000 infant deaths in Kenya annually, while 48,000 deaths occur during the first 28 days of life annually.

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The first lady led thousands of Kenyans on 8th of March a day that was the World Women Day to run for a good course. Participating in the 21Km Marathon along-side the Deputy president William Ruto , Margaret managed to finish the race after 3:24.55 a time that was faster than last year’s 3:53.05.

As she neared the finish line the first lady sprinted towards the finishing line where she was eagerly waited for by the President Uhuru Kenyatta. The President gave her a very big hug and congratulated her for the impressive run.


Uhuru who seemed so excited during the event to time to thank all Kenyans for showing up for the Beyond Zero marathon. In post the president said:

“Thank you for taking part in ‪#‎IAmBeyondZero‬. God Bless you all.”


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Massive Turn Up: Thousands Of Kenyans Throng Nyayo Stadium For The Beyond Zero Marathon

March 8th 2015 is a day that will go down the memory lane as a day that thousands of Kenyans came together in support of mothers and their children.

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Led by First lady of Kenya Margaret Kenyatta Kenyans woke up as early as 6 Am to run for a good course. Clad ed in purple t-shirts thousands of Kenyans flocked the Mombasa road as they ran for different races in the Beyond Zero Marathon.

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First Lady Margaret Kenyatta’s Beyond Zero Campign 18M Receives Donation

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NAIROBI 12 June 2014 (PSCU)-First Lady Margaret Kenyatta’s Beyond Zero campaign today received donations totaling Sh18 million and more pledges to support the initiative to improve maternal and child healthcare in the country.

Lands Cabinet Secretary Charity Ngilu presented a donation of Sh10.6 million including contributions from her friends to the First Lady at State House Nairobi.

ECS Limited, a Kenya security technology company, donated Sh2 million to the Beyond Zero campaign for this year and a further Sh2 million annually for the next two years coming to a total of Sh6 million.

Bamburi Cement presented a donation of Sh1.5 million while Rotary International district 9212, which covers Nairobi South, donated Sh500,000. Rotary International also pledged to raise more money for the initiative.

The First Lady thanked the donors and said that the donations will go a long way in supporting the improvement of maternal and child healthcare.

“Together we can do amazing things and I appreciate your support for this initiative” she said after receiving the donations.

Mrs Ngilu said many women leaders have started similar initiatives to raise funds to support the Beyond Zero campaign.

“We appreciate your efforts and we are ready to support the initiative to succeed” she said.

Susan Maingi from Bamburi Lafarge said they were touched by the First Lady’s dedication. “It is something dear to us and we felt we should support you” she said.

Mr Harry Mugo, Rotary International District 9212 Governor, said they have adopted the objectives of the Beyond Zero campaign as part of their focus.

“We pledge to raise more funds. We will talk to all Rotary Clubs in the world and to make it a global initiative” he said.

At the same time Rotary International named the First Lady as a Paul Harry Fellow for her dedication to serve. The Paul Harry Fellow is the highest form of recognition by Rotary Clubs and is given to individuals for dedication above self.


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