Intro about the Country
Kenya is a country in East Africa with 580,3367 sq km. It is the 48th largest in total area coverage. According to the 2019 Kenya National Census, Kenya’s population size is 47.6 Million people. 23,548,000 are males, 24,014,716 are females and 1,524 intersex. The rural population is 32,732,596 while the Urban population is 14,831,700. Life Expectancy in Kenya is 64.4 and 68.9 years for males and females respectively. The total life expectancy is 66.7 years. Article 43 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 provides that every person has the right to the highest attainable standard of health, which includes the right to health care services, including reproductive health care. It also recognizes that measures should be put in place to encourage affirmative action programs and policies to address past inequalities. This article also recognizes other economic and social rights including the right to adequate housing and sanitation, adequate food of acceptable quality, clean and safe water and appropriate social security to vulnerable groups in the society. Inequalities in human development are a defining bottleneck in achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Kenya is signatory to several regional and global commitments such as the CEDAW, CRC, WPS, SDGs and is heading the Generation Equality Pillar of ending GBV by 2030.
Team of Ambassadors/ Wavemakers
FWOC Kenya Visits Munyaka Child Centre
in Kilifi County, Kenya
FWOC Kenya team upon winning the Environmental Award 2021 used the funds to support a Children’s home in Kilifi County in the coastal region of Kenya.
The team had time to plant more trees to preserve the environment and held a talk with the children about keeping their environment green.
To ensure that the children keep the environment clean and healthy, the team provided two waste bins to Munyaka Children’s centre. Kilifi is home to WaveMaker Elizabeth Ziro who hosted the function.
Present were Ambassadors, Regina Mutiru Ambassador, Dr Sellah King’oro and Annastacia Nthenya Olembo. Juliah Chege, a member of the FWOC Circle of Wise Woman and the host Elizabeth Ziro were also present.
The team was inspired by the resilience of the children at the Centre and vowed to continue supporting them in whatever ways they can.
The day ended with sharing of bread with the children and FWOC team members later holding a meeting over dinner to deliberate on the outcome of the day.
Kenyan FWOC team is grateful to the FWoC Environment Pillar for the award.