First Lady Margaret Kenyatta has urged Kenyans to participate more in charitable initiatives aimed at improving the lives of others.

She said Kenyans are one people who should always strive to work towards the betterment of each other’s wellbeing.

The First Lady spoke last evening at State House, Nairobi when she received donations from sponsors and wellwishers ahead of this year’s Beyond Zero Half Marathon which will be held this Sunday.

She challenged the donors to participate directly in Beyond Zero’s community outreach activities so as to experience for themselves the transformation achieved through the support they give.

“I want to thank you all, once again, for the continued sponsorship.  Do come on the ground when we have the next Beyond Zero Medical Safari camp to see for yourselves where this money goes and what we do with it.

“Come and see for yourselves. It is truly amazing when you are on the ground and you see the lives of the Kenyans you touch. Let’s continue to do this for one another, we are all one,” the First Lady said.

United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Sports Kenya, Equity Bank, Elite Advertising Limited, Capital FM, Huawei Technologies, KenGen, Murang’a County and the Ministry of  Interior and Coordination of National Government were among the sponsors that presented their donations to the First Lady.

UNFPA Country Representative Dr Ademola Olajide said his organization has been inspired by the First Lady’s vision of initiating unique programmes  aimed at  eliminating maternal and child mortality in the country.

He said UNFPA has been energized by the First Lady to scale up efforts towards the elimination of maternal deaths and harmful cultural practises especially the elimination of Female Genital Mutilation by 2022.