OGWENO STEPHEN FEATURED ON THE GUARDIAN NEWSPAPER – UK 31-5-22

Here is an excerpt from the feature on The Guardian highlighting work on obesity and non-communicable diseases in Kenya:

The village of Njathaini, on the northern outskirts of Nairobi, is a world away from Kaisha’s clientele. With high unemployment and little disposable income, it is in places like this that intervention is urgent, says Ogweno.

Thanks to genetics, diet and lack of exercise, Ogweno, 26, once weighed almost 20st. Driven by wanting to “look like Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson” he lost weight at university and competed in Mr Fitness contests.

He wants to prove that obesity, diabetes and cancer don’t just affect “the old and the rich.” What he and his colleagues found in Njathaini shocked them: “[This is] a very low-income community, and almost 70% of the homes here live with diabetes or hypertension,” says Ogweno, sitting in the village chief’s office.

Read the full feature on the link below: https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2022/may/31/stalked-by-hunger-but-fighting-obesity-Kenya-hidden-food-crisis-acc

After the interview

This is a big achievement for me, and it acts a s reference to show that the work we are doing is making impact, its going global and that the impact that we are making is visible and felt.

#ogwenoimpacts

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