Purple Day at Witeithie Ward

The 26th of March every year, Purple day is marked aimed at creating awareness on epilepsy. It was first started by Cassidy Megan a young girl who wanted to get people to understand more about epilepsy through her struggles with the condition.

Youth on the Move was invited to Witeithie ward where the MCA Hon Macharia Taka, through the Youth for Peace Foundation Kenya, brought together youth from Kiambu and those from Nyanza. This was aimed at promoting peace and engaging youth in solutions for their problems. Issues politics, drugs and alcohol abuse, health and entrepreneurship was discussed.

Youth on the Move educated the members of the forum on epilepsy causes, triggers and how to manage the condition. Atito, a mover living with epilepsy shared his experience with the crowd which helped improve their understanding on epilepsy.

Epilepsy continues to be stigmatized as a result of ignorance. After the sessions, three members of the audience engaged in questions about their loved ones living with epilepsy. In all cases none was receiving medication.

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