The Kenya Defence Forces has today Thursday, 1 December 2022, joined Kenyans and the rest of the world in observing the annual World Aids Day in various military barracks in Kenya and beyond.
Among the areas KDF marked the global day include Defence Headquarters and Moi Air Base in Nairobi, Kenya Navy Base Mtongwe, Kenyatta Barracks in Gilgil, Recruits Training School (RTS) in Eldoret and Dhobley Forward Operating Base (FOB) in Somalia among others.
The Day whose theme was ‘Equalize' provided a rare opportunity to create awareness of the disease and enable the soldiers to undergo Voluntary Counselling and Testing (VCT) for the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) that causes AIDS.
In his discourse read at Protection Base camp by Representative Leader, Kenya Armed force Significant General William Shume, the Head of Safeguard Powers (CDF) General Robert Kibochi hailed the endeavors made such a long ways in battling the illness.
Gen Kibochi asked the fighters to bring issues to light of the effect of HIV in their lives, end shame and separation towards the people in question so they might coordinate with the other individuals.
"We ought to bring issues to light of the effect of HIV on our lives, end shame and separation and in the long run work on the personal satisfaction for individuals living with HIV locally," said Gen Kibochi.
The CDF insisted that the current year's subject, 'Level' is a source of inspiration that prompts one and all to cooperate to address disparities and end HIV Helps through plan of strategies and practices to handle the shame and segregation looked by the contaminated and impacted.
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