Inooro TV anchor and former Tahidi High actor Ken Wakuraya alongside his colleagues and fans have launched a movement dubbed end stress among youths across the Country.
The movements entails walking along the busy highways on foot and encouraging those seem to have lost hope while also supporting them especially hawkers.
Speaking to the media, Wakuraya said that, the movement has gained so much influence since day one they launched it at hurlingham, Royal media services office.
“This movement started as a joke, I was with David Mucheke, john kata jimmy wa camera, Brendan Dubai aka Jacob tahidi high and Kevin Kamau, we decided to walk from our offices to Githurai supporting small business along the way, little did we know that, the movement would attract huge fan base who joined,” Wakuraya said.
He said, the movement is offering mental support and encouraging those who seem to have lost home especially due to COVID-19.
He said that, over the weekend, they managed to walk from Githurai 45 to Thika town sensitizing his fans of pouring out their issues whenever they have stress.
“Stress is the biggest killer in Kenya and that why I have decided to take time with my fans and encourage his with positive vibe, “he said.
He added that, the initiative believes it’s time to act on this public health emergency.
“Stress levels have increased 30% over the last three decades. Our goal is to go after stress and rescue many lives held captives, we can cut personal health tragedies, bills—and the national debt—by making stress prevention a keystone of our health system in Kenya, “he said.
He said that, the goal is to traverse all the Counties talking and educating citizen about mental health.
“It’s time to end the needless suffering and insane bills triggered by something we can prevent. We have the tools and ways to manage and control stress, “he added
In 2018, the news anchor had launched another initiative dubbed Wakuraya humanitarian clinic.
The movement was basically to help street children by giving them clothes, food and medication while also facilitating those would wish to go back to their families.
During the initiative, he rescued more than 100 street children.