ACTIVITIES continued...

Visit to NIC Bank-17th September 2008
(Ksh.100, 000 donations)

NIC Bank donated a total of Ksh. 100,000 to Ahadi Kenya Trust for the anti-jigger campaign. The money will be used for purchase of fumigation equipments. Most homesteads infested with jiggers are invaded by fleas. The fumigation process kills the fleas hence reduce jigger infestation.  When presenting the cheque, James Wainaina, Director, Personal banking assured of the Bank's commitment for clean environment. The Bank promised to continue supporting this initiative to the end.

James Wainaina (second right) presenting a cheque to Cecilia Mwangi


Jigger medical camp, Murang'a -13th September 2008
(Clean up campaigns launched)
A jigger medical camp was held at Karung'e Primary School, Mathioya Division, Murang'a.  The camp was sponsored by Kenya Airways to launch clean up campaigns for primary schools infested with jiggers in Kenya. The project will be financed by Kenya Airways and implemented by Ahadi Kenya. The first phase which Kenya Airways donated a total of Ksh. 560,000 will cater for 14 primary schools in Gitugi Location which have over 500 children infested with jiggers. Kenya Airways also donated 200 pairs of slippers and 8 footballs.

Kenya Airways staff presenting the cheque

The chief guest at the function was the Assistant Minister for Medical Services Hon. Danson Mungatana. The minister promised to look into a policy whereby jigger infested persons can access free medical services. More than three hundred children were treated with the support of Murang'a Public Heath officers and the community health workers.  

Jigger infested children at the camp


Hon. Danson Mungatana washing one of the kids infested


Images of the children's legs and hands

Visit to Murang'a District Hospital-26th September 2008
(Family evicted because of having jiggers)

A woman and her two children are admitted at Murang'a District hospital After been evicted from their house. The woman, Five (5) months pregnant was thrown out after attracting the Public Health officials who had gone to fumigate her jigger infested house. The single mother suffered for what she described as causing embarrassment to her landlord who did not want people to know there are jiggers in his compound. The three are at the Hospital been treated for jigger related complications. They will have no where to go after been discharged and appealing to well wishers to provide shelter for the expectant mother and her children.

The woman holding her one and half year jigger infested baby


The woman's jigger infested leg

Report from Siaya-28th August 2008
(One (1) week old child infested with jiggers)
A mother of three Gaudentia Awino from Central Gem, Gongo sub-location, Siaya Division of Siaya District, of Nyanza Province gave birth to a baby but could not take care of her because of jiggers bite. It is claimed that the jiggers have also attacked the one-week-old baby. According to Assistant Chief for the area, Mr Barrrack Oloo, several people and homes have been affected.

Gaudentia`s jigger infested feet  


Gaudentia holding her one (1) week old baby


P-Square Visit to Ahadi Kenya-2nd September 2008
(P-Square proud to be associated with anti-jigger campaign)
Nigerian twin artists P-Square visited Ahadi Kenya offices to get first hand information on jigger infestation in Kenya and Africa in general. They congratulated the Anti-jigger campaign team for their efforts to eliminate jiggers something not been done for the last forty (40) plus years. They said it is a big same to be talking of jiggers in the 21st century. The twins promised to come back and support those suffering. `We appeal to our African leaders, Celebrities, corporate and everyone else to come out and talk of the issues affecting us without fear of embarrassment` they added. `Together we can have a jigger-free continent` they concluded.

P-Square and Miss World Kenya 2005- Cecilia Mwangi (center) addressing the press


Kenya Corporate Games-2nd August 2008
(Part proceeds to support anti-jigger campaign)
More than twelve (12) companies took part in the Kenya Corporate Games 2008 and part of the proceeds was to support the anti-jigger campaign. The Companies included Zain, Safaricom, Coca-cola, AAR, Bidco, Magadi Soda, Barclays Card, Royal Media, Capital FM among others. The games played included; Football, Volleyball, Athletics, Swimming, Norwegian football, Tug of war among many. Ahadi Kenya Team came overall fourth and won in both football and athletics and took home trophies and medals.

Ahadi Kenya team ready for action

Ahadi Kenya Celebrating the victory
Certificate awarded to Ahadi Kenya for participating


Visit to Maragwa District Hospital- 29th July 2008
(Two admitted one dies)
Two (2) people a man and a lady are admitted at Maragwa District Hospital and one (1) dies in Murang'a District hospital after jigger attack. A man in his mid twenties was rescued by the area MP who ordered he be taken to hospital. His whole body is infested with jiggers and he can hardly walk. The doctors are attending to and his condition is improving. The lady in her early twenties was admitted with jigger infestation but give birth to a baby boy while in hospital. A man who was admitted in Murang'a District hospital died while undergoing treatment. The doctors said they diagnosed him other jigger related ailments. This brings the number of those who have died from jigger related complications for the last one year to twelve.

Man admitted in hospital after jigger attack


Jigger infested mother in hospital

Visit to Kiambaa-26th July 2008
(Co-operative Bank Staff)
Disinfectants, Soap, Slippers, Sanitation equipments and foodstuff were donated by Co-operative Bank finance department staff to Neema Springs Center to assist children infested with jiggers. The staff cleaned and washed the kids feet and hands with disinfectants. More than Twenty (20) children were attended to. The departments head Mr. Patrick Nyaga assured of the department's commitment to continue supporting the Initiative.

Co-operative bank staff presenting their donations


Kenya Commercial Bank-24th July 2008
(Ksh. 200,000 donation)
Kenya commercial Bank foundation donated a total of Ksh. 200,000 towards the jigger menace. The money will be used to purchase sanitation equipments. Presenting the cheque, KCB Divisional Director Public Affairs and Communication Mr. Kepha M. Bosire said that the Bank is committed to the welfare of the less fortunate in the community. KCB became the first bank to support the Anti-jigger campaign.

Kepha M. Bosire presenting the cheque to Ahadi Kenya Directors






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