As the world marked the Mental Health Day on Tuesday, Kiambu Woman Representative Anne Wamuratha organized a significant event at the Kirangani Vocational Training Center in Kabete Constituency.
The event, graced by leaders and community members, was a platform to raise awareness about the pressing mental health challenges facing the youth and members of the community.
In addition to commemorating World Mental Health Day, Hon. Anne Wamuratha took proactive steps to empower various welfare and reformed groups within the community.
These efforts aimed to strengthen the local community and provide vital support to those in need, exemplifying her commitment to making a lasting impact on the lives of Kiambu residents.
Hon. Wamuratha received esteemed guests at the event, including Nyamira Woman Representative Hon. Jerusha Momanyi, Hon. Rebecca Tonkei of Narok County, several Members of the County Assembly (MCAs), and other community leaders.
According to Hon. Wamuratha, her commitment to impacting the lives of Kiambu residents “one ward at a time” remains her sole motivation.
Wamuratha gave out tents to groups in each ward, car wash machines were provided to established men’s groups, and umbrellas and blow-dryers were given to ladies to support their businesses.
Furthermore, in an effort to enhance road safety, 50 helmets were given per ward, to be distributed to bodaboda riders.
In Kenya, mental health concerns have reached worrying levels, highlighting the pressing need for increased awareness and comprehensive support.
Over 25% of Kenyans are living with a mental health disorder, ranging from depression and anxiety to more severe conditions like schizophrenia.
The shortage of mental health professionals also remains a significant concern. Kenya has a mere 79 psychiatrists serving a population of over 50 million, leading to an alarming shortage of mental health experts.
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