Moi Air Base Commander Brigadier Mohamed Badi handing over donations to Sister Gracia.
The Kenya Air Force fraternity on 13th October 2017 visited ‘Missionaries of Charity Mother Teresa Home of Mercy’ situated in Kiamaiko, Nairobi. Moi Air Base Commander, Brigadier Mohammed Badi led a contingent of officers and service personnel from Moi Air Base in this noble cause. The essence of the visit was to share with the less fortunate and share with them experiences of life. Since the inception of KDF Day in the Kenyan military calendar, personnel engage themselves in giving back to the community through Civil Military Cooperation (CIMIC) before the main celebration which is scheduled every 14th day in the month of October annually. This year, Kenya Air Force donated food and beddings to the Mother Teresa Children’s Home.
Kenya Air Force personnel, children and the sisters in a group photo at Missionaries of Charity Mother Teresa’s Home of Mercy.
In his speech, Brigadier Badi promised to organise monthly medical camps in the charity home to conduct physiotherapy for the men and women who depend on the home. Additionally, he said that MAB will continue supporting the home whenever the need arises for example water and other donations.
“On behalf of Kenya Air Force, MAB will continue supporting this charity home every time where possible, it’s not only this material donation but also soldiers have donated blood to some hospitals as we are about to celebrate our KDF Day tomorrow, we will leave our contacts with you for easy communication whenever the need arises. We will also bring a doctor to do physiotherapy to our fellow brothers and sisters who are affected here and this will happen monthly,” Brigadier Badi said.
Corporal K. Njambi having bonding with one of the kids.
On the other hand, The Head of Missionaries of Charity Mother Teresa home of Mercy Sister Gracia thanked KDF for choosing to visit the centre and for the gesture. She also cited that the little they get they share with the branches of the charity home in Otiende and Kasarani where old men reside. In addition, she stated the importance of accepting the people who have been rejected in the society: the centre caters for over 30 girls who have been rejected by their families. In conclusion, she said the charity home has helped many people since the year it was started in 1978.
“I take this opportunity to thank Kenya Defence Forces for choosing to help the needy in this institution, we also host the girls who are rejected from their families after they got pregnant while in school, you should also accept them when you come across them and the abandoned young children, I also thank God because we have helped so many people since this institution was started in the year 1978,”said sister Gracia.
Kenya Air Force soldiers interact with children at Missionaries of Charity Mother Teresa’s Home of Mercy
Brigadier Mohamed Badi and Valencia cutting a cake during the visit.
Moi Air Base Commander Brigadier Mohamed Badi feeds Valencia after a cake cutting ceremony