Third in the Marathon Command!
Kelvin Kiptum wins the 2022 Valencia Marathon with 2:01:53.
This record pitches the young Kenyan as the third fastest marathoner after our own Eliud Kipchoge - the Greatest of All Times - and Kenenisa Bekele of Ethiopia.
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to "prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." - Jeremiah 29:11.
HOPE is; Holding On, Perseverance and Effort.
The power to change our sob stories into impactful and inspirational tales rests in our response to challenges.
A decade ago, living in Mukuru - one of our largest informal settlements - her daughter suffered severe burns from a charcoal-burning stove.
Today, I join the world in celebrating the 2022 International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD).
As a country, we have made remarkable progress towards creating safe and accommodative spaces for the disabled.
Nearly 60 years since independence, we have continued to register high rates of infant mortality. It's notable though that the cases have registered a slight drop this year. We trust that much can still be done to ensure every birth is safe & every child's potential is fulfilled.
Hosting members of the Spouses of Heads of Missions (SHOM), an establishment that brings together spouses of Ambassadors and Diplomatic Corps residing in Kenya, for a luncheon at Statehouse, Nairobi,....
He who finds a wife finds a good thing & obtains favor from the LORD.' - Proverbs 18:22.
Behind the men who have given their lives in the service of the people and country are a breed of noble women, oftentimes unrecognized, who keep pushing them to deliver nothing but the best.
We continue to suffer the drastic effects of Climate Change. Environmental conservation is a sure bet toward a greener globe.
We intend to collaborate with concerned stakeholders, private and public, to ensure we make our environment and country a better place for healthy living.
Most of the virtues I adopted early in life, that I still practice, are attributed to my association with the Girl Guides. During my school days, I was a Girl Scout and it taught me the value of teamwork and community service.
'And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and strike the land with a decree of utter destruction.' - Malachi 4:6
In Adam, God gave us the first father. And, we are all his descendants - Wanadamu.
In Romans 9:21, an allegorical story is told of a potter and his works of clay. The verse says, out of clay, a potter can make anything he wants to. He can use the same clay to make one thing for special use and another for ordinary use.
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." — Jeremiah 29:11
What you want to IGNITE in others must first burn in your Life. That is how Joseph was able to impact many with his deeds.
The Statehouse Soccer Academy is one of the many initiatives geared towards using sports for bonding. This team, comprising of mostly kids under the care of Statehouse employees, is a manifestation that in our small places of residence, we can initiate change.
Elisha died and was buried. Once while some Israelites were burying a man, suddenly they saw a band of raiders; so they threw the man's body in Elisha's tomb. When the body touched Elisha's bones the man came to life and stood up on his feet. ~ 2 Kings 13:21
We know we have lived a fulfilling life when our utterances and actions have lit the paths of prosperity for others.
Celebrating this Diwali Festival, may we be the lamps that illuminate the lives of others.
Happy Diwali Festival.
'Those who are wise will take all this to heart; they will see in our history the faithful love of the Lord.' — Psalm 107:43
They say, if you want to understand today, you have to search into yesterday.
Kenya continues to fortify its ties with development partners. KOICA (Korea International Corporation Agency) is one such partner.
KOICA has a presence in Kenya and works to promote sustainable development, poverty reduction, and gender mainstreaming, among other areas.
'Musala and the Forest' is a children's book by Ruth Orlale. It highlights the importance of environmental conservation, paying particular interest on trees, their value to the environment and the need for afforestation.
The Office of The First Lady and GLobal Challenge Lab (GCL) Masters Students from Thunderbird School of Global Management, held a discussion on how to find solutions to digital transformation for grassroot women by taking into account, both local and global perspectives.
The First Lady @MamaRachelRuto is encouraged by the strides women are making in advancing from the back benches to the forefront, where matters of human interest on a national and global level are discussed.
Today, the First Lady @MamaRachelRuto, met with the leadership of the Rockefeller Foundation, which has cooperated with the Kenyan government for over 50 years & continues to support in the areas of Energy, Health, & Food.
Earlier today, the First Lady of Kenya and her team held a consultative meeting with Dr @funsosomorin, the Regional Principal Officer in charge of @AfDB_Group work on climate change and green growth in East Africa.
The First Lady @MamaRachelRuto attends the closing ceremony of The NGO International Film Festival at the Trademark Hotel, Nairobi.
The film and entertainment industry in Kenya has seen rapid growth in the past few years.
The Office of the First Lady is keen to enhance climate action. Viable ways include creating climate change awareness among learners thereby increasing their adaptive capacities and making them climate change champions.
Mke wa Rais wa Zanzibar Mama Mariam Mwinyi na Mke wa Rais wa Kenya @MamaRachelRuto, ikuluni Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
Wawili hawa walinena kwa kauli moja kwamba watatumia nafasi na afisi zao kwa ujenzi wa kina mama wa humu Afrika Mashariki na barani Afrika.
Kenya will continue expanding its strategic partnership with the United States of America to advance peace and prosperity in Africa.
With Rachel at a reception hosted by the @POTUS during the 77th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, New York.
The First Lady @MamaRachelRuto today attended the OAFLAD (Organisation of the African First Ladies For Development) High-Level Working Lunch in New York, USA.
The First Ladies held discussions around key priorities for OAFLAD members for the next two years.
After the meeting, President Kenyatta and First Lady Margaret Kenyatta conducted the President-elect and First Lady in-waiting @MamaRachelRuto on a tour of State House as part of the official handing-over process.