10 Times UhuRuto Advocated For The Rights Of The Disabled in Kenya

When The president and the first lady visited a special school in Thika and spoke of curriculum reforms he was considering for students with disabilities
When The president enjoyed and appreciated a performance by a special students school.The performance touched on the land question in Kenya.

When the President sponsored a young man to pursue his high school education in the wings to fly project
When DP Ruto said those to benefit from the National Social Safety Nets Programme are elderly and needy persons living with disabilities

Snacks and surprise visit to a special school
When the president Named Dr Sankok a shujaa.In his words: “Kenyans of courage and learning, like David Ole Sankok, who overcame his disability to study medicine, and who now leads the fight for the rights of Kenyans living with disability.”
When the President and His deputy appointed the first Permanent Secretary with a disability called PS Mukobe who serves in the Ministry of Devolution.

When the DP weighed in the debate of the rights of those with disabilities especially Albinos and condemned ritual killings

When Samuel Muchai was name a hero by the president during Mashujaa Day.He who brought home 2 gold medals

When a Politician with a disability who is youthful and a woman was invited to speak during the Jubilee convention

Gabriel Dinda: Father of Small Writers

Gabriel Dinda: Here Comes the Father of ‘Small’ Writers

A fifth born child in a family of six from Homa-bay County is the ever smiling and ambitious Gabriel Dinda.
The father of budding writers and the CEO of Writers Guild Kenya.
 Honestly, every time I meet Gabriel I get inspired before he talks.
This is because of how he carries himself. If I told you that he is the
father of budding Writers, you wouldn’t believe me. That’s until you
meet him. I caught up with him in one of his ever busy days just to get a
glimpse of what really drives this young man.

Who is Gabriel?

Gabriel Dinda
demonstrates himself as a naturally passionate and motivated writer. He
is an entrepreneur and a  father by all means to writers. He is a
finalist Student of  Economics and finance at Kenyatta University apart from being the  Founder  of Writers Guild-Kenya and other projects.He is a former pupil at Majiwa Primary School and St Joseph School,  Rapogi School . Before joining Kenyatta University
in 2011 September, he has a short stint at Strathmore University as a
Certified Public Accountant(CPA) Student, a course she dropped to
concentrate in developing Writers Guild Kenya to international Standards
which he keeps repeating.

When he joined Kenyatta University,
he says that he knew very well that he was destined to do something
great, but he didn’t know which field that ‘something’ would be. It
later turned out to be in the little known and neglected writing field.

The Motivation

Having been fully convinced that he was meant to do ‘something’ great, Gabriel started trial and error. He used his first HELB Loan to purchase a camera. So, he became a photojournalist. He mostly worked with clubs. He quotes Accounting Students
Association(ASA), as the club which he majorly worked with. So, during
their activities he would take their photos and thereafter get something
‘ small’ from.
This went on until he made a mistake. He made posters,
and pinned in Kenyatta University inviting students
who wanted the photography services to go to his room in Kilimambogo
Room 43A. This was wrong. According to University policies, no business
would be conducted in University premises. He was summoned at Security
offices, and that frustrated his photography journey, putting this
journey to an end.
During this time, Gabriel had another passion. He used to write articles on topical issues, and post in the notice board for students to read. Again, this was illegal as the University did not allow any unauthorized notice or article to be circulated to students
through official  University Notice board. To avoid, what happened to
his photography, he one day wrote about Careers and presented to Centre
for Career Development and Placement(CCDP), for approval, before it was
circulated. He met, Mr. Monari, the then administrator. He went through
the article and liked it. He was asked whether he could be an Editor of
Career Focus Magazine(publication of the office). He said yes, and the
‘yes’ started his writing journey. A journey, which today has given him a
new name; Father of budding Writers! A father, at just the age of 22.

As an Editor of Career Focus Magazine, he was automatically entitled to represent the team in Career Week
Organizing Committee. In the community, other qualities of this strict
but ever smiling young man emerged. Innovation and Creativity. He came
up with Career Week Ambassadors Program, an initiative which greatly increased awareness about Career Week, increased students welfare in relation to engaging with the office. The program has today been adopted by Kenyatta University through the office and is conducted annually.

Even as the Chief Ambassador, he still managed to continue with his
writing passion. He wrote for a number of blogs including Capital
Campus(Subsidiary of Capital fm). He became popular in social media and
on the ground. For all the right reasons. He soon got other
responsibilities. He was appointed the Founding Editor of Campanile
Magazine, a magazine which he helped develop from scratch. In fact, the
name ‘Campanile’ was suggested by him in a meeting with the Editorial
team which together with his co-editor, John Muchiri had formed.
Other avenues of writing opened up including serving in other magazines outside K.U. Soon, his name became a household name. Gabriel Dinda.

In serving in such capacities as Editor and writer, he met a number
of writers, most of whom trusted him with their writing. But was he a
professional writer? Did he have the moral authority to comment on
written pieces? No!. He belonged in financial sector, by all means.

As much as the writers trusted him with their writing, he too had his
own problems. By then he had written a manuscript; Campus Confessions,
which he had submitted to one of the publishers. In addition, he had
been introduced to someone in one of the media houses. So, he used to
write and submit to them. Of the two, there was something common in
them; they both had nothing good for this ‘small’ writer.
The publishers
haven’t replied till date. The media house used to reply him by way of
publishing his story, but introducing someone else’s byline. That wasn’t
good for an ambitious writer. So, Gabriel evaluated the three instances
provided to him:young writers trusting him with their articles,
publishers declining to get back to him, and media house short changing
him and he made one conclusion; To start a platform, an outfit which
will reply ‘small’ writers in time, help them grow, expose them and
provide them with al they need to get the best out of their writing
passion. So, what would this platform be? This is what would later be
known as Writers Guild Kenya.
What is Writers Guild Kenya?

Writers Guild Kenya is a duly registered Company by registrar of
Companies in Kenya. It recruits, trains, and help young passionate
Writers grow their writing to a level of their satisfaction. It does
this through exposing them to a number of platforms as stated below:

1.Passion Academy: This is a 6 Week
classroom like training for Writers in a practical and intensive
training. The syllabus is developed and approved by the best of
professionals in writing in the world. The classes are currently
conducted in KCA University, City Campus every Saturday
  1. InterVarsity Passion Cocktail ‘Party’-Writers require to interact, and engage other people from other areas to grow holistically. This is a monthly forum which brings different people who are passionate in what they do from different aspects of life to share, showcase and help each other grow.
  2. All Senses Magazine: To Shade away the
    problem of small writers lacking platform of expression, this is a
    magazine and its corresponding blog meant to give ‘small’ writers a
    ‘training’ ground before they go out there to start their own. The link
    to the blog is: allsenses.writersguildke.com
  3. Writing Mentorship: This takes the
    writers to detailed, personalized and keen writing mentorship. The
    mentorship involves exposing them to tutorials, competitions, etc with a
    view to growing them.
  4. Corporate Magazines and Writing Solutions: At
    least, if you are passionate in something , the best thing would be to
    package it in a way that it can pay your bills. Upon training, Writers
    Guild Kenya opens employment to writers by forming strategic
    partnerships through offering writing solutions. So far, the
    Organization has done 14 Magazines ad offers quality-writing services to
    corporate organizations, persons of need, and international
  5. Writers Guild Local Chapters: Writers
    Guild Kenya aims to ‘devolve’ its services by launching local chapters
    in Africa. So far, the organization has successfully launched Writers
    Guild of Kenyatta University, and planned to start 6 other chapters in a period of 1 year.
Challenges  experienced along  the way.
Gabriel declines to comment on any challenges he faced saying that’
he would not wish to give challenges “too much airtime” since challenges
are meant to grow passion.
He was awarded as Top 25 Under 25 Entrepreneurship Award, 2015
He was also awarded as an Exemplary Leader by
Student Leadership of Kenyatta University in 2015 and Africa’s Most Promising
Entrepreneur in Africa’s Liberty & Entrepreneurship Camp in Uganda, 2014.
Future vision of himself.
“ To be an Internationally recognized Centre of Writers offering
quality writing and related services.” That is the Vision of The Writers
Guild Kenya which Gabriel has ensured is memorized by all the
Management members of Writers Guild Kenya.
Parting short- “ 2 Collosians 4:23: Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as for the Lord, not for Men.
Proverbs 16.3: Commit your works unto the LORD, and your thoughts shall be established.
Contact Gabriel Dinda:
Phone: +254716115189
Facebook/Twitter/IG: Gabriel Dinda
The Writer is a student at Writers Guild Kenya Writing academy. Her email is: rozzettejulliette@gmail.com
This article was first published here

Wa Iria’s One Cow,One home is a commendable project

Yesterday I had a chance to listen and interact with Governor Mwangi Wa Iria on a one on one basis as well and to listen to him speak about the “One Cow,one home” project.Obviously this project has been politicized but as a socio economist I liked this idea and in fact if asked it should be replicated elsewhere.Here is a group of people across the county who are marginalized and poor.In a rural set up where owning a dairy cow is a sign of prestige and well being,meaning they lack it by virtue of being poor.

Mwangi Wa Iria
Then comes a Governor who raises money from well-wishers and the community decides who among them is more deserving and that household gets a heifer and automatically joins the county cooperative meaning that their milk has a ready market.Leading obviously to a steady monthly income from the milk but also leading to healthy families.More Or less a local solution to a local problem and at the same time restoring dignity to the orphans,pwds and the poor widows.Politics aside;this program is commendable and proves that Wa Iria cares about the least,the little and the littlest.And that is the hallmark of revolutionary devolution.
Hummingbird Opinion by Wanja Maina.

Kenya’s Deputy President Strongly Condemns Killings of Persons With Albinism

His Excellency William Ruto Witnessed great talent during the first ever Mr and Miss Albinism Kenya Beauty Beyond Skin pageant, Nairobi County.In his facebook page he wrote,”We have a clear programme for people with disability including those with albinism because we want to make it easy for them to participate in nation building. The government pays school fees for all children with albinism in primary schools. It also caters for their secondary education. The Ministry of Health has a Programme to provide children with sunscreen. We want to end stigma associated with albinism.“He strongly condemned ritual killings of persons with albinism.See Images below of the colorful event that took place in carnivore Simba Saloon

I’m unstoppable-Blind Maasai Mara University student leader

Daisy Chepkemoi,22,a third year student at Maasai Mara University
When did you learn that you were different from other children?
I never knew I was blind until I joined Class Three, when I was introduced to Braille. In Class One, I would listen to teachers and respond orally to questions. I did not know what was wrong with me then.
How has your education journey been?
Being the only girl who uses Braille and virtually the only blind pupil in the entire Kiriba Primary School, I was mocked by fellow learners.Some cheeky pupils called me the ‘girl without eyes’ and that my Braille was making ‘unnecessary noise’ but they never stopped me.
How did you deal with the bullying?
I accepted myself the way I am and chose to pursue my dreams.
How was your childhood?
I was born in Kiriba village in Bomet County to normal parents and out of fear and respect, I never asked them what was wrong with me. When I asked my grandparents, they assured me that I was made in the image of God.I am the second-born in a family of eight. My parents treated all of us equally and never took us to hospital for check-ups as they accepted me and my brother who was also born with visual impairment.I suspect that my condition could be genetic as my older brother was also born with visual impairment. I hope to look for answers once I complete my education and get employment. One day I know I will see.
How did you perform in school?
After doing KCPE at a local primary school, I was admitted to the prestigious Kipsigis Girls in Kericho County where I emerged the top blind girl in the country with a mean grade of C+. I then enrolled at Maasai Mara University.I’ve had a normal education and was even able to make friends. I am naturally a very social person. The friends I made assisted me throughout high school. The same spirit has been extended to university.
Do you have any special talents?
Yes. Being a natural leader and politician, I have passion for human rights.A few months ago, I tried my luck in students politics and now I’m the elected Secretary General for Maasai Mara University Students Union(MMUSU).When I told my friends that I wanted to venture into politics, they were confused. Luckily, through their support, I went for it and won. I also love planting trees.
What challenges do you face as a blind university girl?
I cannot survive without the people I trust around me. I cannot walk alone for fear of being knocked down.
What are your plans after university?
I would love to go for a second degree from the prestigious Harvard University in the United States of America.
Any parting shots?
As President Obama said, Yes We Can. I am a living testimony that disability is not inability.

A New Dawn For Women In Mathira,Nyeri County

Women Rights activist Wanjiku Catherine Irungu who is vying for the position of MP in Mathira Constituency
Despite undeniable gains in terms of legal and institutional progress towards more women in decision-making in Kenya,pervasive structural factors still hinder or limit the full exercise of women’s political rights.This is mostly pronounced in the rural areas. This is reflected in cultural attitudes based on patriarchal models, gender stereotypes and traditional roles of men and women, deficiencies in women’s political and economic empowerment, as well.
To fill this gap,a group of grassroot women leaders in Mathira,Nyeri County have formed the Mathira Women’s Movement.The socio-political movement seeks to  empower women in Mathira and then branch out to other counties around Kenya.Speaking at a civic education event in organised by the movement,Wanjiru Catherine Irungu,who will  be vying for the Parliamentary seat of Mathira noted that rural women are way behind in terms of development and urged them to elect more leaders who are women to ensure that projects aiming at empowering them are initiated.
More Photos From The Event BELOW:

When You Are Elderly or Disabled in a Humanitarian Crisis

Gordon Rattray From CBM International launches the Charter on Inclusion of persons with disabilities in humanitarian action and appends his signature
One Commonality between the elderly and those with a disability is vulnerability and especially in Situations where there is a humanitarian crisis.According to the 2011 World Report on Disability by the
World Health Organisation/World Bank, there are an estimated 1 billion persons
with disabilities worldwide. This is about 15% of the world’s population.
Globally, one in eight people are over the age of 60.
By 2050, the number of older people is expected to increase to two billion, or
more than one fifth of the global population.In conflicts and natural disasters, the risk of acquiring
disability increases due to injuries, poor health care and failure to manage
non-communicable diseases among other causes.
Older people and people with
disabilities, therefore, make up a significant and growing proportion of
disaster-affected populations, yet they continue to face neglect in disaster
preparedness as well as disaster response. It is against this backdrop that the organisers of the The Humanitarian Partnership Conference (HPC) decided on the theme of the conference which was:Disability and Age Inclusion in
Humanitarian Practice: Scaling up inclusive practices toward the achievement of
Agenda 2030.
The conference brought together Humanitarian practitioners, academia, disability and age champions in Africa and the world over who deliberated on how disability and age can be included in Humanitarian Practice towards the achievement of agenda 2030.It was also an information sharing platform on the best practices and challenges those in humanitarian work face.A major highlight of the conference was the launch of the Charter on Inclusion of persons with disabilities in humanitarian action.This charter was officially launched by SG Ban Ki Moon in May at the World Humanitarian Summit in Turkey.
Lucy A Sign Language Interpreter 
Additional Information
The Humanitarian Partnership Conference (HPC) is an annual
conference championed by the Humanitarian Learning and Partnerships (HLP) sub
group under the Inter Agency Working Group on Disaster Preparedness for East
& Central Africa (IAWG). The IAWG was established following discussions
during the OCHA Regional Contingency Planning exercise in June 2002. It was
formed to enhance information sharing for humanitarian workers in the larger
East and Central African region.Follow them on Twitter @IAWGAfrica

A Sick Passenger In a Delta Airline Would Rather Die Onboard Than Get Treated By a Black Female Doctor

Racism and Sexism are far from over in America and around the world if a post by Tamika Cross is anything to go by.The Post has been liked by close to 50,000 people and shared by slightly over 18,000 people.Read it below:
Tamika Cross
“I’m sure many of my fellow young, corporate America working women of color can all understand my frustration when I say I’m sick of being disrespected.Was on Delta flight DL945 and someone 2 rows in front of me was screaming for help. Her husband was unresponsive. I naturally jumped into Doctor mode as no one else was getting up. Unbuckle my seat belt and throw my tray table up and as I’m about to stand up, flight attendant says “everyone stay calm, it’s just a night terror, he is alright”. I continue to watch the scene closely.

A couple mins later he is unresponsive again and the flight attendant yells “call overhead for a physician on board”. I raised my hand to grab her attention. She said to me “oh no sweetie put ur hand down, we are looking for actual physicians or nurses or some type of medical personnel, we don’t have time to talk to you” I tried to inform her that I was a physician but I was continually cut off by condescending remarks.

Then overhead they paged “any physician on board please press your button”. I stare at her as I go to press my button. She said “oh wow you’re an actual physician?” I reply yes. She said “let me see your credentials. What type of Doctor are you? Where do you work? Why were you in Detroit?” (Please remember this man is still in need of help and she is blocking my row from even standing up while
Bombarding me with questions).

I respond “OBGYN, work in Houston, in Detroit for a wedding, but believe it or not they DO HAVE doctors in Detroit. Now excuse me so I can help the man in need”. Another “seasoned” white male approaches the row and says he is a physician as well. She says to me “thanks for your help but he can help us, and he has his credentials”. (Mind you he hasn’t shown anything to her. Just showed up and fit the “description of a doctor”) I stay seated. Mind blown. Blood boiling. (Man is responding the his questions and is seemingly better now Thank God)
Then this heifer has the nerve to ask for my input on what to do next about 10 mins later. I tell her we need vitals and blood sugar. She comes back to report to me a BP of 80/50 (super low, to my non medical peeps) and they can’t find a glucometer. We continue down that pathway of medical work up, but the point is she needed my help and I continued to help despite the choice words I had saved up for her. The patient and his wife weren’t the problem, they needed help and we were mid flight.
She came and apologized to me several times and offering me skymiles. I kindly refused. This is going higher than her. I don’t want skymiles in exchange for blatant discrimination. Whether this was race, age, gender discrimination, it’s not right. She will not get away with this….and I will still get my skymiles….”

“People Age,But Their Rights Don’t”

Photo Courtesy of HelpAge International

Mzee Kioko

Alice Majorie and Mary Nzuki

Mzee Peter Gakunju

 Florence Olum

Mzee Kioko is Timeworn. Almost
eighty years in my conservative estimate.He is also very enthusiastic. His
steps when walking are steady and he has not bent yet.He is an advocate of the
rights of the elderly in Kenya.He lives in Kibarage.”But where is
Kibarage?”,I ask him as I hand him a bottle of water.It a slum near
Westlands I learn from him.He was among the over one
hundred older persons who joined the revelries to mark International Day of
Older Persons at All Saints Cathedral yesterday.
The theme this  year revolves around “Taking a stand against ageism”.The UN defines ageism as a widely prevalent and prejudicial attitude that stems from the assumption that age discrimination, and sometimes neglect and abuse of older persons is a social norm and therefore, acceptable. It is a reality in some form in all societies, and finds expression in individuals’ attitudes, institutional and policy practices, as well as media representation that devalue and exclude older persons.Mzee Kioko  is chatty and every time
the floor of the plenary opened, his hand was up. “I have done so much for the
old in Kenya.I am their voice”, he tells me as he sips water from the Dasani
Rarely do older people in
Kenya get  a chance to meet, intermingle but also a chance to share their grumbles
and trials. They are not listened to as it used to be back in the day when
traditional African society and way of life was still intact. Things have
changed. Mzee Kioko notes that the young disrespect and disregard the elderly.Prior
to the contact with the West, older people were highly valued in African
society because of their accumulated knowledge and wisdom, which they used to
settled disputes, integrated the society and educate the young. In return, they
enjoyed many privileges in the society.
Also in attendance is Peter
Gakunju. He was in fore of struggling for liberation in Kenya. He is a walking museum
of some sort. However old and a bit frail he is neatly dressed and also putting
on happy socks. His chronology of events of the Kenya “that was” and “the Kenya
that is” is estimable. His major glitches as he shares is access to public transport
and obviously access to healthcare.Inevitably old age comes
with health complications. 
He notes that not all the elderly people have the
NHIF Card that was promised for the elderly and those who have always incur
additional costs of buying medicine in private clinics. “Huko kwa hospitalini
wanasema hakuna dawa”.His wife is also elderly and the government does not give
her the cash transfer since “It cannot give two people in the same household”,
as Peter tells me.
Mary Nzuki seems to agree
with what Peter discourses. Infact she is nodding almost all the time.She is
the jovial type .She walks with a crutch just like I do.She jokes that I am
also elderly as she is.And we all laugh.She tells me she does not like to be
called Old.”I am not old. I am a senior citizen”, She giggles again. She is a
staunch Christian and is an active member of the All Saints Senior Citizens
“I almost fell in the
Matatu today.The driver sped off before I had sat. Never mind I waited for long
at the bus stop because some drivers just don’t like to carry me because I am
slow”,she tell me.”And It happens almost all the time”, she notes sadly. Public
Transport in Kenya is synonymous a chaos and disarray. It has little or no
patient at all for the slow ones.In the midst of the debate
and the experience sharing Florence Akinyi believes that the youths have a crucial
role to play in safeguarding the rights of the elderly.
Florence is a social
worker and interacts with the elderly on a day to day basis and at household level.
She rants that the problems of the elderly are not necessarily physical, they
are also psychological. “They are lonely, depressed and no one visits them or
talks to them. It is the little things”, she adds, as a matter of fact.
The public opinion has it
that the Elderly suffer because in their youthful days they made mistakes. Something
Mr.R.N Gachogu dismisses. He is the chairman of the Anglican Senior Citizens Association.
“You do not need to have done anything wrong now, or in your youth for life to
be uncomfortable as a senior citizen”, he states. Fellow senior citizens nod in
agreement. “As senior citizens we are illustrated as reliant, disconsolate and destitute”,
he adds. ”That might be true, but Times Magazine wrote a few months ago that older
people are happier than those in their 20s”.
He goes on to Raise great insights on
how the media and the public gives the narratives of the elderly. Something
that should change. The narrative should be balanced.With reforms and goodwill in
Kenya and globally the elderly can lead a very seamless life indeed. In the west
the social welfare and pension scheme is very efficient that the old do not
struggle too much. With Identification budges mr Gachogu thinks that the
elderly with access public spaces and facilities without being forced to queue.
“It happened in the last election, where those who did not look sickly were
forced to queue. It happens in hospitals too. In Tanzania the elderly do not queue”,
he notes
Desmond Tutu,Described as
South Africa’s moral conscience once said that “Even when people age, their
rights do not”,yet by listening to the voices of the older persons yesterday it
was clear that their fundamental rights were in their death bed. Their families
have neglected them while their rights to own property are desecrated.“Our
children want to take everything from us, land, everything”, Notes Mr. Njoroge
who has a court case with his children.
At regional level the
African Union has the Protocol for the Rights of older persons.Not many member
countries are implementing it though. Leaving one skeptical if  the Older Persons bill in Kenya will be passed
into law and if it will be implemented.There is no reliable disaggregated data
on the statistics of the number of the elderly in Kenya.A gap that only
government and the relevant stakeholders could fill.
The forum was also attended
by the youths in an effort to have them advocating for the elderly. The youths committed
to supporting them.Speaking at the forum,Dr.Prafulla Mishra the Head of HelpAge
added that it will take all of us collectively to support the elderly to realize
their rights and live a comfortable life.
The HelpAge Network,A worldwide alliance standing up for the rights of older people
were the conveners of the conference.The network advocates for the rights of the
elderly  and uniquely supports them by having
them speak for themselves.It is based Across 75 countries, there are 119 organisations member organisations in the
HelpAge network.
The annual United Nations International Day of Older Persons (UNIDOP) is on 1st October and this year the theme will be to  take a stand against ageism by drawing attention to and challenging negative stereotypes and misconceptions about older persons and ageing.

Ask Jubilee Party What Inclusion Looks Like

H.E Uhuru Kenyatta Together With Deputy President William Ruto during the official launch of the Jubilee Party

On Saturday,the President of Kenya officially launched the Jubilee Party.In his inspiring speech,the president explained the choice of name.That during the Biblical times,”jubilee” was a celebration of freedom,reconciliation and renewal,urging us to unite.He also mentioned that the party was interested and fully committed  to serving those who are disabled and those that are not among other issues alluding to the commitment of serving diversity irregardless of individual predispositions.
And just like Anastasia Somoza spoke during the DNC in Philadelphia on behalf of marginalized people,On the second day Wanja Maina ,a young politician woman  with a disability spoke on the achievements of the ruling party and what could be done in the future to make democracy more inclusive.Away from the speeches,there was sign language interpretation,and also reserved sitting spaces for people with a disability.Different political leaders expressed commitment to support the rights of all including the disabled.
Below are some of the images of the PWDs at the launch:

Isaac Mwaura who defected from ODM to JP and will be vying for the Ruiru Parliamentary seat 

Wanja Maina speaking at the Jubilee Party Convention and doing the Tuko Pamoja sign

Penny Kaburu,A nominated MCA from Kirinyaga dancing

A disabled woman from Tana River dancing.She is patriotic indeed

Grandma is also jubilated

Shamim Salim listening keenly…
A man with albinism listening keenly….
Tuko pamoja!