The Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) soldiers are undertaking preparation activities as they await to mark their annual event celebrated on October 14 to commemorate those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice to defend the country.
The soldiers joined the community in a cleaning up exercise at the Isiolo Referral Hospital, besides and town streets besides mounting a free medical camp at Pepo la Tumaini Primary School in Bulla Pesa ward.
According to the Commander, Armoured Brigade (which is head quartered at the Isiolo Barracks), Brigadier Muthuri Kiugu, the exercise is part of cooperate social responsibility as soldiers prepare to mark this year’s KDF day on Saturday at Isiolo barracks.
The troops also donated water storage tanks to primary and secondary schools in Ngaremara ward and Pepo la Tumaini Primary school in Bulla Pesa and will be proceeding to Archers Post and Narisolo in Samburu county today.
He affirmed that the soldiers will continue to engage in humanitarian civil action projects within Isiolo and Samburu counties until Saturday when the KDF day will be marked.
Nursing officer in charge of the medical team, Major Michael Maina Wahome said that the most common ailments that his team had to deal with include cases of malnutrition, upper respiratory tract infections and diseases associated with lack of water.
He said that the turnout at both the Ngaremara medical camp and the one at Pepo la Tumaini was quite impressive, adding that no one who turned up missed out on the free medical services.
Isiolo Town Administrator Ali Wako lauded the move by the Soldiers as very beneficial to residents of Isiolo town, adding that businesses thrive better in a clean environment.
Wako pointed out that most of the litter around town emanate from miraa use, urging sellers and users of the commodity to make proper use of dust bins in order to ensure a cleaner town.
Members of the NYS cohorts programme also joined the military officers during the cleaning exercise and expressed gratitude at the gesture by KDF soldiers.