International Women’s Day (IWD), also called International Working Women’s Day, is celebrated on March 8 every year.In different regions the focus of the celebrations ranges from general celebration of respect, appreciation and love towards women to a celebration for women’s economic, political, and social achievements. Kenya’s first lady and thousands of other women spent the better part of this day running 21 kilometers, for a good cause.
The second edition of the First Lady Half Marathon took place today (March 8, 2015) aimed, the First Lady said, at making good on her promise to equip each of the 47 Kenyan counties with a mobile clinic.
Training under former world marathon champion, Douglas Wakiihuri, Ms Kenyatta has clocked the miles to get ready for the event in Nairobi and the high altitude self styled University of Champions, Iten (Kenya).
The event organized under the Beyond Zero Campaign that aims at raising Sh600 million which will go towards buying 27 fully-kitted mobile clinics to be distributed to 27 counties to help reduce maternal deaths.