REPUBLIC OF KENYA

Health Cabinet Secretary Sicily Kariuki Join the Diabetes walk.

Health CS Sicily Kariuki join other participants for a physical exercise to warm up before the Diabetes walk.

Health CS Sicily Kariuki flags off the Diabetes walk.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Health CS Sicily Kariuki with other participants walk raise funds for children with diabetes.

Health CS Sicily Kariuki with school children participating in the Diabetes walk.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nairobi, Kenya, July 7th,2018

Health Cabinet Secretary Sicily Kariuki has called on Kenyans to avoid sugary and fast foods, and engage more in physical activities as a way of curbing diabetes.

She noted that five per cent of Kenyans have diabetes, while one out of ten (1/10) children are affected by the condition due to poor dietary and sedentary lifestyles, which are the main factors that lead to diabetes.

The CS made the remarks today during this year’s Diabetes Walk whose them is ‘Step Out for Children with Diabetes’. The annual event is meant to raise funds to assist children living with the health condition.

“Sugary diets and inactive lives, lead to obesity and increased levels of blood cholesterol, which are the main factors that lead to diabetes, therefore, Kenyans should keep off such bad habits’’, she observed.

She appealed for a review of school curriculum to increase physical activity lessons for the young ones to prevent them from contracting the ailment.

The CS thanked sponsors of the event, saying the money raised has greatly assisted needy children and saved their lives, and called for more support.

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