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Equity Afia opens 3 new medical centres in Lodwar,Marsabit and Thika Road increasing its coverage to 16 counties

All Equity Afia clinics have been established by alumni of the Equity Leaders Program (ELP) who have continuously shown commitment to driving value to their communities.

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Equity Afia Mountain Mall customer service Executive Gilbert Kieti takes a client through a medical services bronchure.PHOTO/Courtesy.

Equity Afia has opened three new medical centres in Lodwar, Marsabit and at Mountain Mall along Thika Road bringing the franchise’s network to 44.

Equity Group Foundation, using the Equity Afia franchise model, is focused on increasing access to affordable and high quality health services across Kenya in both urban and rural locations.

The unveiling of the new facilities underpins Equity Afia’s commitment to promote inclusivity through promoting access to quality healthcare.

Similar to all other Equity Afia medical centres, the three new facilities will be run by full-time medical doctors who are alumni of the Equity Leadership program and supported by accredited and certified clinical teams thus guaranteeing sustained and standardized high quality of care.

Commenting on the opening of the new medical centres, Equity Group Commercial Director Polycarp Igathe said that Equity Afia as an entity remains keen on expanding its network to reach all Kenyans through the provision of quality and affordable healthcare services wherever they are.

“Our goal as Equity Afia is to avail opportunities for all Kenyans to access world-class medical services at pocket-friendly costs regardless of their financial status and geographical locations. By increasing access to healthcare, Equity Afia is promoting proper health seeking behavior allowing communities to lead healthy lives.” said Igathe.

Located at Kanamkemer along Robert Junction on Catholic Road, Lodwar and Total Plaza in Marsabit, the two clinics are vantagely positioned to serve the agricultural and business communities within the two counties and are expected to improve the health seeking behaviour and outcomes for the residents.

This is through the provision of comprehensive primary care, increased vaccine coverage and improved access to specialized medical care services.

The Equity Afia medical model has adopted a combined, inclusive approach, allowing clients diverse options of making payment including cash and digital payment options, the use of NHIF and private insurance covers as well as the use of micro-medical insurance and informal health funds; thus positively influencing how Kenyans seek medical treatment and their perceptions about health and the healthcare system.

The newly opened Equity Afia clinics will offer comprehensive outpatient care in general consultation, specialized clinics, antenatal follow up and well-baby clinics, dental services, optical services, paediatric services and nutrition & wellness clinics , among others and supported by well-equipped laboratories and pharmacies stocked with both generic and branded medicine.

All Equity Afia clinics have been established by alumni of the Equity Leaders Program (ELP) who have continuously shown commitment to driving value to their communities.

So far, ELP has a database of slightly over 1,000 professionals and trainees within the medical field.

The Thika Road facility which now brings the total number of Equity Afia clinics within Nairobi to 15 is located on the second floor of  Mountain Mall building.

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Atheists fault petition seeking to deregister society

Atheists in Kenya have protested a petition that they say seeks to create a notion that Kenya is a nation by and for believers in God only.

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President of the Atheists in Kenya Society, Harrison Mumia

Atheists in Kenya have protested a petition that they say seeks to create a notion that Kenya is a nation by and for believers in God only.

Former Juja MP, Dr Stephen Ndichu has moved to court seeking to have the Atheists in Kenya Society suspended on grounds that its continued existence is unconstitutional.

In a statement, the society’s president, Harrison Mumia says the petition is an assault on religious freedom and an insult to the diversity of the Kenyan people.

“We find the petition repugnant to a good conscience,” he stated adding that Dr Ndichu is a Christian fundamentalist who seems to harbour paranoid fantasies about the dangers of atheists existing in Kenya.

He further accused Dr Ndichu of seeing enemies where there is none and that the society was surprised, but not shocked as religion has historically inhibited progress.

He vowed that the society would do everything within its power to defend its right to remain a registered society and urged Kenyans to support fighting the petition.

On Sunday, the society said it will be writing to President William Ruto seeking an invitation to State House, just like the evangelical denominations.

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Uhuru Gardens ready for Madaraka Day fete, says PS Kibicho

The principal secretary said they would be visiting the gardens every Thursday until June 1 to ensure all loose ends are tied up properly, promising that the celebrations will be very colourful.

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Madaraka Day

This year’s national Madaraka Day celebrations at Uhuru Gardens in Nairobi County will be open to 30,000 people, up from 10,000 in 2021.

Permanent Secretary in the State Department for Interior, Dr Karanja Kibicho, said this follows the relaxation of COVID-19 containment measures.

“Children will also be allowed in on the celebrations this year, and we expect county celebrations to happen too,” the PS said while on an inspection tour of the venue.

The PS said the government decided to move the celebrations from the County rotational back to Nairobi because it will be the last event for the current administration before it exits office.

“Because of the significance of this particular Madaraka day, being the last for this regime, we decided to celebrate it at Uhuru Gardens to break the tradition of celebrating it in counties,”

He revealed that preparations were currently at 90 percent complete and expressed confidence that all will be set for the event as the country marks 59 years of self rule.

The principal secretary said they would be visiting the gardens every Thursday until June 1 to ensure all loose ends are tied up properly, promising that the celebrations will be very colourful.

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Queen Elizabeth mourns Kibaki as a great Statesman with commendable legacy

Kibaki will be buried at his home in Othaya, Nyeri County on Saturday.

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Queen Elizabeth II has mourned former President the late Mwai Kibaki eulogizing him as “a great statesman”.

“I was sorry to receive the news of the death of Mwai Kibaki. He had a lifelong record of service to the Kenyan people. It will be of deep sadness to your country to have lost a great statesman, but Kenya can take pride in the legacy of his leadership. I send you and the people of Kenya my condolences at this loss,” the message read.

The British High Commission further affirmed its close ties to Kenya and renewed its assurances to the country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

“The British High Commission avails itself of this opportunity to renew to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kenya the assurances of its highest consideration,” the High Commission said.

The late Kibaki passed away on 21 April 2022, aged 90.

President Uhuru, who issued a proclamation that he would be granted a state funeral with full civilian and military honours, announced his death.

Kibaki will be buried at his home in Othaya, Nyeri County on Saturday.

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