Today marked a historic celebration of rising hope for rehabilitated women brewers in Elgeyo Marakwet dubbed women of change.
The day will go down in the books of history as a day to celebrate hope of women who have seen new hope and light following turning over a new leaf. They left brewing for alternative income generating activities.
Their testament is a sign of hope for many other brewers and their associated clients.
The rehabilitation programme has been championed by H.E Governor Alex Tolgos in partnership with Empowering Lives International (ELI) headed by Mr. Samuel Teimuge and team.
Ruth Kimoi one of the most notorious brewers is being celebrated today for her decision to quit brewing for better alternative ways.
Today, she is a very successful woman in business, education, religion and leads a very successful life worth emulating by all and sundry.
The Governor led the team comprising ELI team,Hon MCAs (Metkei) and (Soy North), Women of Change, Chiefs and County staff in hiking a 5km steep slope from Kocholwo to Tabare.
The hiking to the top of Tabare was symbolic as it signifies a women rising from ashes of alcoholism to the grace of a dignified life, thanks to their rehabilitation.
They thanked the Governor & ELI for rescuing them from the jaws of poverty and shame, to that of prosperity and dignity.
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