Mombasa Walk Movement Sets Out on a Mission to Raise Sh66 Million for Olympic Primary School Pitch

In a bid to transform dreams into reality, the Mombasa Walk Movement is gearing up for a remarkable initiative, starting with a 5km walk on Thursday to generate awareness and funds for the construction of a multipurpose Astroturf pitch at Olympic Primary School in Kibra constituency.

This impactful movement has joined hands with Rig East Africa, a Christian organization devoted to community development. The Thursday walk serves as a prelude to the main event, an epic 488 km trek from Mombasa to Nairobi officially commencing on Friday.

Major Retired Idris Abdirahman, the head of the movement, urged members to don sporty attire and participate in the walk, set to kick off at 3 pm. The primary objective is to secure funds for the construction of a 24-hour Olympic Primary School multipurpose field, a project that promises immense benefits for the community.

“The amount required for the completion of the project is Sh66,630,000.0,” stated Abdirahman, emphasizing the significance of this journey covering 488km from Mombasa to Nairobi.

The event’s flagging off will take place at Mama Ngina Waterfront in Mombasa, inviting residents and passionate walkers to contribute to the realization of this much-needed facility for young talents.

Cynthia Nyamai, Media Personality and Head of Rig East Africa, expressed gratitude for the overwhelming support received. She highlighted the comprehensive nature of the pitch construction, including a football stadium facility with bleachers, changing rooms for both boys and girls, ablution facilities, stadium lighting, drainage facilities, anti-climb fencing, and pitch accessories.

Nyamai, in a remarkable show of commitment, announced her personal pledge to walk the entire 488 km from Mombasa to Nairobi in 14 days, from December 1 to 15, to raise funds and awareness for the project. This initiative, aptly named #488forKibra, signifies a collective effort to redefine Kibra as a rising force in Africa rather than merely the largest slum in East Africa.

Silas Opiyo, the School Principal of Olympic Primary Kibra, emphasized the challenge posed by the school’s population of 5,500 and expressed optimism that the project would be completed by January 2024, just in time for the school reopening.

As the Mombasa Walk Movement strides purposefully towards its goal, the vision of a vibrant, well-equipped Olympic Primary School multipurpose field stands as a testament to the power of collective action and community support.


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