Ghetto Stories
Hon. Julius Maina Njoka, fourth from the right side after receiving his badge and certificate.

11th September 2020, Hon. Julius Maina Njoka, added another feather after having been invested as the Chairman of the World scout parliamentary Union Nairobi County. His role will be to spearhead and articulate the Scouts Agenda in the ward and county in General, and be part of the worldwide movement working for young people.

The Kenya Scouts Association (KSA) is a registered member of the word Organization of Scouting Movement and is the Largest Youth Movement in Kenya, with over 1.4 million boy and girl scouts and a support team of over 40,000 scout leaders.

In Kenya, it was established in 1910 by Lord Baden Powell as the founding father. The main objective being the development of young people into responsible, active citizens, who will positively contribute towards societal progress.

Scouting is an international voluntary, educational, non-political Movement for young people both male and female without bias of origin, race, gender, ethnic or tribal background in accordance with the Purpose, Principles and Methods as conceived by the Founder.

Hon. Njoka, who has been a development conscious leader and so very instrumental in matters of representation is concerned. His leadership started way back in the early 2000 as the Founder of Brotherhood Foundation, a Not for Profit Organization whose mission has been alleviating poverty in the lives of Vulnerable families in the informal settlements of Kariobangi, Korogocho, Dandora and the nearby areas.

He is also a generous Man who mentor young girls and donates to charity organizations within the area.

In his acceptance speech, after receiving his Certificate and Badge with joy and humility he acknowledged the Chief Guest, Hon. Stephen Kalonzo, Former Chief Commissioner of the Kenya Scouts Association, Patron Mike Mbuvi Sonko, other Commissioners and fellow Scouts, he and promised to do his best to support the scouting movement in Nairobi especially in the slums. “I am aware there are many challenges that affect scout’s growth in Nairobi County and there is also need to support those scouts who need uniforms but struggle to afford among other needs. Together with our Able Governer Mike Sonko Mbuvi, we shall change image of scouts in Nairobi”. He said adding that his first order of business was to set up a secretariat that shall be the central point of operations to shall ensure vulnerable scouts from the slums are supported and starting a program of rehabilitating street children and recruit them in scouting so as to uplift scouting and take it to the next level.

Hon. Njoka also lead in receiving a donation of 500,000 sanitary towels from, Hon. Mbuvi Sonko Mike who was also invested as the Patron of Kenya Scouts Movement in Nairobi and Representative of the World Scouts Parliamentary Union at the Council of Governors, to be distributed in the informal settlements by the Scouts Movement to all the Cervical cancer patients and needy people of Nairobi.

From Cota Kenya, we wish him the very best and ask God to prosperously lead him to the very end!

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COVID 19: Transmission

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CORINA VIRUS: Transmission

  1. is mostly via droplets emitted from an infected person over a short distance, such as when a person coughs or sneezes. If this droplet come into contact with the eyes, nose or mouth of an individual directly or indirectly through hands that have come into contact with these droplets the individual my become affected.
  2. is through surface contact; when a person sneezes or coughs, the droplets fall onto the surface of tables and chairs and the virus may remain alive for up to a few days. When someone else touches the surfaces of these tables and chairs the virus can be transferred to his hands and if he then rubs his eyes or nose without washing his hands, he may become affected.

For corona virus, the person is most infectious when he is displaying symptoms

Effective way to protect ourselves is to practise good personal hygiene, by regularly washing our hands with soap and running water and avoid touching our face.

Putting on masks when we are well offer no protection but increase our chances of infection because we constantly adjust it hence touching our faces.

Mask is needed when we are unwell, need to go out and protect others in public. Otherwise, rest and recover at home as far as possible.

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