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Lapaire Kenya partners with Wasili Cab to save lives on roads

Under the partnership, Lapaire Kenya and Wasili Cab will work together to ensure all employees, including drivers, are made aware of eye problems and have access to free vision tests, as well as quality
affordable glasses for those that need correction. 

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Lapaire Kenya and Wasili cab partnership.PHOTO/Courtesy.
In order to better drivers’ clearsight,Lapaire Kenya and Wasili Cab have entered into partnership aimed to screen the vision of all
Wasili Cabs drivers and employees in general.
This will ensure full compliance with Road Safety Policies and guarantee the Safety of citizens.
Under the partnership, Lapaire Kenya and Wasili Cab will work together to ensure all employees, including drivers, are made aware of eye problems and have access to free vision tests, as well as quality
affordable glasses for those that need correction.
“The two companies are joining forces to improve drivers’ lives and save lives on the road” said Oliver Wambile from Lapaire Kenya.
This even as a 3 month free vision test campaign has been launched at the Lapaire Nakuru branch located at the ` Bontana Hotel ground floor, on Government
Road from March 1st to May 21st 2021.
The collaboration purposes to
reinforce the social commitment of Lapaire and Wasili to their respective employees and customers.
Lapaire Glasses is revolutionizing access to eyewear in Africa by giving everyone the chance to see well without breaking the bank, nor compromising on style or quality.
The innovative pan-African eyewear company carries out awareness campaigns for populations and
businesses on the consequences of poor eyesight and offers free vision tests and quality glasses at
affordable prices (from 3.400 Kshs).
Since 2018, the dynamic company has been improving the lives of populations across 7 African
countries (2 in East Africa and 5 in West Africa).
Lapaire Glasses has already tested more than 50,000 people for free, of which 35,000 people have seen their eyesight improved thanks to Lapaire’s eyeglasses.
Lapaire aims at becoming the Go-to Eyewear brand in Africa.
Their partner,Wasili Cab,is a mobile app that has revolutionised people’s movements in the Rift Valley.
Travel has never been easier, with the services of an efficient, reliable taxi at literally the tip of your fingers.
The taxi hailing company, that currently hosts +100 registered drivers on its platform was launched in June 2018 in Naivasha.
The service is also available in Kitale and Nakuru (Naivasha town) counties, Nairobi and Uasin Gishu (Eldoret town) counties.
In Kenya, road traffic accidents account for 59.6 injuries and 28.2 deaths per 100,000 population, of
which mostly pedestrians, motorcycles and cyclists.
Road traffic injuries are the leading causes for deaths of children and young adults aged from 5 to 29.
Beyond potential bad road practices (excessive speed and absence of helmet), visual defaults are an additional factor causing road accidents every year in Kenya.
A 2010 study involving vision assessment of public service drivers in Nairobi revealed that a significant proportion of drivers who have had an accident also had cataracts.
Because driving is a source of income, it is likely that many people may continue driving despite experiencing visual difficulties – perhaps fearing that their income will be at risk if they are identified as having a visual complaint.
In response to the high incidence of accidents in Kenya, Kenya’s Traffic Act requires that every driver of
a public service or commercial vehicle be physically fit (including eyesight and hearing ability) before
the license is renewed.
Having a mandatory medical assessment before the renewal of a
driving license (every 3 years) will also be in line with Kenya’s new health policy framework.

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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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