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Itumbi to cook chapatis for street kids

State House Director of Digital Communication Dennis Itumbi will be celebrating his upcoming birthday party with street children where he will, among other activities, cook chapatis for the homeless.

Mr Itumbi, who has in the past participated in the chapati making sessions organised by a group dubbed ‘Chapati Forum’ will bring together his friends for the celebration to be held on March 19 at Moi Avenue Primary school.

During a phone interview with Nairobi News, Mr Itumbi said the main aim of the celebration will be to share a meal with the street children as well as identify their problems and find solutions to the same.

“We are also bringing in a medical camp during which the children will be dewormed and tested for pre-existing medical issues which will be followed up to ensure solutions are found,” Itumbi said.

Among the partners on the health issues include city pharmacies that have donated medicine as well as the Kenya Medical Training College trainees and staff.

Mr Itumbi added that the event will also act as a talent spotting opportunity where those with talents will be guided by individuals like Big Ted and companies such as Mo Sound, who will provide the sound set up.


“We are also waiting for some feedback from the register of persons regarding the identification of the street children and the issuance of documents for those that are above the age of 18,” he added.

Kenya Police will be on the ground to help out in chapati making as well as securing the venue throughout the celebrations.

The event will also see the children paired up with mentors who have confirmed attendance and from diverse backgrounds and in different fields.

“After the event we will compile a report to ensure that all discovered problems are solved and because of the diversity of those attending we are confident some of the solutions will be arrived at instantly,” he added.

The event will start at 6am and is open to all members of the public and the only requirement for the participants is to “come with a rolling pin and energy.”

Donations are currently ongoing where those willing to help have been urged to drop off foodstuffs including flour and cooking oil as well as clothes at Moi Avenue Primary School.