Welcome to KCDN

This is KCDN, an Environmental Management, Economic Empowerment and Poverty Eradication Civil Society.

We welcome you to our site. Kindly feel free to share with us your thoughts. Ideas that add value will be appreciated. Ideas that want to make us improve our physical environment will be welcome. And more so, ideas that redirect us from the lost cause will be of immense value.

It is us who will improve the lot of our Environment, our Economy and make Kenya a Clean Country, where People join hands to work for our own Economic Emancipation and where Municipal Solid Waste Management is looked at as a resource, not as waste.

We need to set the standards in this region of the World and become the referral point in how a people can join hands and work for their own Economic Liberation, where waste can be used as raw material and become a source of employment for our people.

Our collective actions will surely make a difference. This is why in partnership with our Key Strategic Partners- The Public Service Transformation Department, the National Environment Management Authority, the Ministry of Environment and Mineral Resources, the Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation,other key Ministries, the Local Authorities in Kenya, the Provincial Administration, A Better World, Akiba Uhaki Foundation and other Partners, we are moving deliberately in sensitizing and mobilizing Kenyans to work towards A Clean Kenya where waste is separated at source.

And this is why we are inviting Kenyans to join with us in The Clean Kenya Campaign and be a Member of Kimisho Sacco Society Ltd


Odhiambo T Oketch,
Team Leader & Executive Director,
Tel; 0724 365 557,
Email; komarockswatch@yahoo.com, kimishodevelopment@gmail.com
Website; www.kcdnkenya.org.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Peace, Pardon and Forgiveness

Happy New Year.
I am very happy to communicate with you in this New Year 2014.
The last Year was tough, and towards the end, I was incapacitated by a nagging Back, Waist and Chest problem that kept me permanently between my House and the Hospital in most cases. Some days were worse; I could not walk, sit, nor sleep. And it was pain like I have never felt in my Life.
But I want to thank the Almighty God for standing strong with me. As a Human Being, I failed my part when I succumbed to pain and cried. I want to also thank my many Friends who have been so supportive in helping me with my medical bills.
I have had all faith and I am optimistic that the Year 2014 is coming fully Re-loaded with Best Wishes from the Almighty.
As we start the Year, I must extend my continued hand of Friendship- to all those who have been close to me, to my Partners and to the entire TCKC and KCDN Family.
It is also apt to seek for pardon and forgiveness to all those whom I might have rubbed the wrong way. Let us embrace each other in Love and in Forgiveness. May the birth of Jesus take place in our Hearts and make us share in that innocence best exemplified in a Child.
I seek Love in 2014, and I seek Pardon and Forgiveness in the same measure.
Let us be God's Bits of Wood as we seek a Cleaner Kenya 50 Years after Independence.

Friday, November 29, 2013

Clean Kenya @ 50; an Invitation

Dear Friends and Partners.
Listen up and kindly read this.
When we launched The Monthly Nationwide Clean-up Campaign in September 2010 in Nairobi, we went against all the grain and we are happy with the success story we recorded for the 1st Circle of The Clean Kenya Campaign- TCKC.
We chose not to respond to any call for proposals and instead, opted to invite support and partnership from those who believed we were doing the right thing. And we got this beyond our imagination. Men, Women and Institutions came forward and we are happy we all jointly made The 1st Circle of The Clean Kenya Campaign a success.
We were also far more impressed by the voluntary response and participation from many Kenyans in the Towns that we visited- Nairobi, Mombasa, Eldoret, Kisii, Kisumu, Kakamega, Nyeri, Naivasha and Kiambu.
It was the same story everywhere we went; many people enthusiastically joining with us to help make some change. And the response from the Government and the Municipal Councils was equally great. They came with working tools and equipment besides their staff members also joining with us. The Corporates were not left behind- some donated working tools which we promptly gave to the Councils.
We must also appreciate the many political leaders who joined with us. We have noted that the Governors have energized the process and now, it is time to join up with them.
Even though The 1st Circle of The Clean Kenya Campaign was by and large a success story, we had our low moments when mercenaries on hire berated us. But we took those in our strides and soldiered on. We also had severe financial challenges to effectively run the Campaign the best way we wanted. But still, we must appreciate our Partners who ensured the work was done. We want to make special mention of The Public Service Transformation Department, Akiba Uhaki Foundation, A Better World/SOFDI, Phoenix Aviation and the many more who joined with us. You are our heroes.
We are launching The 2nd Circle of The Clean Kenya Campaign and it is going to be exciting, informative and educative. We want to roll out our experience with the 1st Campaign and work for results within 11 Months.
We want to also address those areas that did not give us structured strength. We are starting by forming an Organizing Committee that will be broad based. We will have our 1st meeting at the Nema Offices in Nairobi at Nyayo House on the 3rd Dec and the rest will follow in an organized manner.
Secondly, we are reaching out to all those who gave us support in the 1st Circle and to all new Partners so that we can structure our support and partnership for The 2nd Circle. This will help us plan for the 11 Monthly Campaigns we are going to organize for the next 11 Months.
Nyeri Mayor Cllr Edward Muteru leading by example in Nyeri during our Campaign there in August 2011
We are motivated by the experience we have gathered from across the World. Such Campaigns are supported by a Team of Dedicated Friends who offer their Financial Support on a Structured Monthly Basis. We are hence inviting Two Categories of Structured Members;
a] Individuals
  1. Gold Members of TCKC- Those who will enroll at Kshs 2,000.00 and above per Month
  2. Silver Members of TCKC- Those who will enroll at between Kshs 1,000.00 and Kshs 1,999.00 PM
  3. Bronze Members of TCKC-  Those who will enroll at between Kshs 5,00.00 and Kshs 999.00 PM
b] Corporate and Institutions- We will reach out to these Partners and work on some Structured Partnership/
All those who would like to support us can reach us through our Barclays Bank of Kenya Mpesa Pay Bill No. 303030 payable to our Account No. 082 152 5543. Or still, you may call the under signed for details.
The 2nd Circle of The Clean Kenya Campaign will be led by;
  1. Mr. Odhiambo T Oketch- Executive Director
  2. Mr. Daniel Moi- Finance and Administration Manager,
  3. Ms Winnie Gikonyo- Project Manager- Mobilization and Registration
  4. Mr. Chris Sunday- Project Manager- Environmental Management, and
  5. Ms Anne Elizabeth Cook- Head- Strategy and Planning, and
  6. The Organizing Committee
All Kenyans are invited to help by keeping their immediate neighbourhoods clean
Mmmmm. The Clean Kenya @ 50 is going to cover 11 Villages in Nairobi and it is going to be real transformative.

Odhiambo T Oketch,
Executive Director,
The Clean Kenya Campaign-TCKC,
PO Box 47890-00100,
Nairobi, Kenya.
Tel; +254 724 365 557,
The Clean Kenya Campaign is an Initiative of KCDN Kenya

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Kenya- Dirty at 50

Dear Friends,
We had taken some break from The Monthly Nationwide Clean-up Campaigns because we wanted to give the Governors time to settle.
We have given them enough time, and from January 2014, we will be rolling out a Clean-up Campaign with some difference.
We want the process to be educative and economical, and as such, we are inviting all our Partners across Kenya to roll out in partnership with the County Governments.
Kenya is hitting 50 and it is very shameful that we cannot address our waste issues. We are still stuck with shifting waste from one place to another and our Directors of Environment are proudly calling that Waste Management.
Let us roll our sleeves and make Kenya Clean.

A Gift of Life- Thank You LORD

Dear Friends,
Today, as I celebrate the support I got from my Friends, I must start by appreciating the Gift of Life from our LORD. He has seen me and many of us through rough and tough times. In Him I am.
The last 16 Days have been rough and tough. My only Elder Brother Gideon Onyango Oketch died on the 5th Nov. Then my Maternal Unlce- Mzee Awich died on the 7th Nov. Then my GrandMother Rebeca Oduor and our Management Committee Member at Kimisho Ms Rose Dwalo died on the 10th Nov. 4 people so dear to me in many special ways died in a span of 5 Days.
Who am I not to praise our LORD for his love?
Many Friends condoled with me. A few joined us at Mariwa for the funeral arrangements for my Brother. And many Friends went a step forward and shared in their resources with me. You guys made me strong. You made us strong as a Family and I must appreciate all of you.
We laid Gideon to rest on the 16th Nov, Uncle Awich on the 19th Nov, and GrandMa Rebeca on the 20th Nov. We will lay Mama Rose to rest on the 29th Nov, and I want to invite your support to enable us be part of this Celebration of Life. Those who can help us Celebrate the life of Mama Rose, kindly join with us and reach me on my phone- 0724 365 557.
I bet the best gift we can give to our departed at this moment in time is to condole with the Family and if possible, join in with our resources to help with the funeral programmes.
It has not been easy, but your Prayers and Support made it easy. I must hence appreciate the following Friends for their Support. You made me bury my Brother and please kindly accept my and our appreciation;
  1. Mr. Jacob Narengo
  2. Mr. Leonard Amollo
  3. Mr. Charles Obiero
  4. Ms Mary Asiko
  5. Ms Doreen Oketch
  6. Ms Selline Oketch
  7. Ms Alice Oketch
  8. Mr. Steve Oketch
  9. Ms Pamela Oketch
  10. Mr. Walter Odundo
  11. Mr. Onesmus Muriuki
  12. Ms Lillian Mahiri-Zaja
  13. Mr. Joseph Othieno
  14. Mr. Leonard Obidha
  15. Bishop Johannes Angela
  16. Mr. Davis Odhiambo
  17. Ms Elizabeth Jessie
  18. Mr. Titus Simiyu
  19. Dr Robert Ayisi
  20. Ms Claire Obiero
  21. Mr. Samuel Omedo
  22. Mr. Raymond Cheruiyot Langat
  23. Mr. Som Dibogo
  24. Mr. Mike Gwala
  25. Mr. Francis Olwala
  26. Ms Louise Waweru
  27. Ms Beatrice Sungura
  28. Mr. Robert Oyiembo
  29. Mr. Tubmun Otieno
  30. Eng Nicholas Odwar
  31. Prof PLO Lumumba
  32. Mr. Justus Owala
  33. Ms Caroline Juma
  34. Mr. George Obara
  35. Mr. Joseph Kohogo
  36. Dr Abraham Singoei
  37. Mr. Hezbon Omondi
  38. Bishop James Ouka
  39. Hon Gideon Ochanda
  40. Dr Edwin Otieno
  41. Ms Jemima Achieng
  42. Ms Judith Omboko
  43. Ms Irene Wasike
  44. Ms Janet Winnie Ogot
  45. Mr. Samson Olendo
  46. Mr. Kennedy Okwirry
  47. Mr. Aloyce Omondi
  48. Mr. Mourice Nyateng'
  49. Ms Maria Ngunyi.
May the good Lord grant us more and assure us of His Gift of Life. And may He protect us from the satanic forces roaming His Earth at will.
Peace and blessings.

Odhiambo T Oketch,
Executive Director,
The Clean Kenya Campaign-TCKC,
PO Box 47890-00100,
Nairobi, Kenya.
Tel; +254 724 365 557,
The Clean Kenya Campaign is an Initiative of KCDN Kenya

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

The Death of Ms Rose Dwallo- Kimisho

Dear Friends, Partners and Members,
It is with a heavy heart that I am announcing the death of Ms Rose Dwallo in the grisly road accident that involved a Trailer and Easy Coach at Salgaa area yesterday.
Ms Rose Dwallo is seated on the far left
Rose was a jovial Lady, retired, and a Member of the Management Committee of Kimisho Savings and Credit Co-operative Society Ltd. We will keep you posted on any updates. May the good Lord rest her soul in eternal peace.
It is also with a heavy heart that I am announcing the death of Ms Rebecca Oduor at about 4pm yesterday at Bondo District Hospital. Rebecca is my Grandmother and I was with Mwalimu Joash Polo- her son, my Uncle, upto Kisumu as I was traveling back from Home. May the good Lord rest her soul in eternal peace.
Lastly, I was at home to oversee the final arrangements for the burial of my late Brother Gideon, and as usual, funerals are difficult. I am still inviting my Friends, Relatives and any well wisher for their support. We will bury him on the 16th November 2013 and any support that we can receive is most welcome.
I can be reached on my phone; 0724 365 557 and or through any other convenient means.
It is the season of anomy, and we simply surrender the power of providence to Him who is Mighty. May the good Lord grant us His love and support.

Odhiambo T Oketch,
Executive Director,
The Clean Kenya Campaign-TCKC,
PO Box 47890-00100,
Nairobi, Kenya.
Tel; +254 724 365 557,
The Clean Kenya Campaign is an Initiative of KCDN Kenya

Friday, November 8, 2013

Pole Hon Aduma Owuor

Dear Friends,
It is very shocking that a group of Kenyans, in this age and time, can plan the brutal killing of the parents of Hon Joshua Aduma Owuor, in the dead of the night without the police having any idea about it.
It is more tragic because Mr. Aduma's home is far in the interior, almost near Nyabondo, yet, the borderline is so far. It simply means, these murderers must have been ferried to the home, and ferried back to where they came from.
It is so tragic that the proceedings at the Hague seems not to be solving our issues. If men can descend on such Elders with impunity and murder them in this cruel fashion, then, we must all say no to the ICC process and develop our own internal mechanisms that can take care of our own conflicts.
It also means that we must abolish the Police Force because they have proved incapable of maintaining law and order. They are as rudderless about crime and crime planning just like us, and they react to situations just like any other ordinary Kenyan. We do not need The Kenya Police Force. We must all roll up our sleeves and take care of our own lives.
I join with all Peace Loving Kenyans in morning the cruel murder of Hon Aduma's parensts. May the good Lord give comfort and strength to the Aduma Family, and moreso to Hon Aduma Owuor during this trying moment.
May the Good Lord grant them eternal rest and peace.

Odhiambo T Oketch,
Tel; +254 724 365 557
Email; kimishodevelopment@gmail.com
Email; komarockswatch@yahoo.com

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Death in the Family- Gideon Onyango Oketch

Dear Friends,
Last night at 9.30pm, we lost my only Elder Brother.
The late Gideon Onyango Oketch has been sick for a short while. He developed some complications and we rushed him to Hospital where he was admitted, but sadly, he left us at 9.30pm.
We will take him Home on Friday the 15th Nov and lay him to rest on the 16th Nov at Hula Kodero, Yimbo East Location of Bondo District.
I want to invite your prayers and support as we face this hard reality that death has become. May the good Lord rest the soul of my dear Brother in Eternal Peace, and may he give me the resources to face this hard reality.

Odhiambo T Oketch,
Tel; +254 724 365 557
Email; kimishodevelopment@gmail.com
Email; komarockswatch@yahoo.com