Life is so precious and today, as we celebrate with our Mothers and their new born babies at Kenyatta National Hospital, we also want to celebrate the life of Mama Jane Ong'ira Omolo who passed on peacefully in her sleep on 25th May 2011.
In the company of Staff Members from Barclays Bank Haile Sellassie Avenue Branch led by their Branch Manager Ms Jane Ng'ang'a, we ultimately did visit Kenyatta National Hospital Maternity Unit on 28th May 2011 at 2.00pm.
The Friends of KNH Maternity Unit on arrival at the Hospital on 28th May 2011.
Joining me from KCDN we had Mr. Arthur Achola and Mr. Paul Oyugi. We were received by Mr. Bryan Ngugi from the PR Office and taken to the Maternity Unit where Sister Nereah Ojanga and Sister V Nyambiosi and the Nursing fraternity were waiting for us.
It is important to note that beside being a Midwife by Birth, Mrs Ojanga is the Assistant Chief Nurse at KNH and the Patron of the Midwives of Kenya.
All set and ready.
The visit was an eye opener for many of us. It was a living proof of what we can do with the little we have if we pool our resources together. It was all joy from the Mothers, both Pre and Post Natal and the Nursing Staff.
As a way forward, we are forming the Friends of KNH Maternity Unit and in partnership with Barclays Bank Haille Sellassie Avenue Staff Members, we will be inviting all willing partners, both Individual and Corporate to join us every Month as we address the plight of Mothers and their Children at the KNH Maternity Unit.
Getting into the Hospital
We are aiming at Registering 100 Members as a start and these will be People of Goodwill who will be willing to contribute Kshs 1,000.00 every month to enable our Monthly visit to the Unit.
In partnership with , National Hospital Insurance Fund, and all Friends of KNH Maternity Unit, we will aim at addressing all the pressing needs at the Unit. For us, this will be the best advocacy in support of the Unit.
Odhiambo T Oketch and the Team giving one of the presentation
Just like I started, life is precious and today, as we celebrate these new lives, we also want to celebrate the life and times of Mrs Jane Ong'ira Omolo who passed on in her sleep on the 25th May 2011. She was born on 31st December 1938 and was blessed to be the mother to 2 good Friends of mine; Prof PLO Lumumba and Mr. Edward Okaro.
Please join us at KCDN in condoling with PLO and Edward at this trying moment. PLO and Edward besides being my friends have also been very good Friends of KCDN.
On behalf of the KCDN Fraternity, may I wish PLO and Edward the kind of strength that will see them through this moment.
May the good Lord rest her soul in eternal peace.
If it is to be, it is up to me. A Clean Starts With me. A Peaceful Kenya is my Responsibility.
Odhiambo T Oketch