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, April 30, 2009

KCDN Peace Run on 13th June 2009

The 2nd Edition of the KCDN Peace Run/Walk will be held on the 13th June 2009.

We have invited the District Commissioner Nairobi East District to come and flag the Run/Walk at 8.00am at the Calvary/Montana Grounds in Komarock. We have invited the church leaders to attend and give us some messages of hope about peace, national healing and reconciliation.

We have also invited local leaders to come and help preach the virtues of Peace and the Annotated Agenda Item No 4. We believe that this social gathering will help in pushing the agenda of peace, national healing and reconciliation forward.

We invite your participation in helping to make this happen.
Odhhiambo T Oketch,
CEO KCDN Nairobi.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Nestle Kenya Ltd supports KCDN

17th April 2009

We received 750 Exercise Books, 500 Pencils, 250 Rulers and 250 Time Tables from Nestle Kenya Ltd on Wednesday 15th April 2009 in support of the KCDN Child Support Initiative.

On behalf of KCDN and the children for whom we are doing this, we want to register our appreciation to the Managing Director, Management and staff at Nestle Kenya Ltd for this noble gesture. We are very appreciative of this and we know this is the beginning of a more fruitful engagement into the future. Thank you.

In appreciation of this gesture, we invited 124 children in the KCDN Child Support Initiative to our offices on 17th April 2009 and gave them 6 exercise books, 2 pencils, 1 ruler and a time table each. The rest of the children will each receive 2 pencils, 1 ruler and a time table each at a later date.

On 13th June 2009, we will be hosting the 2nd Edition of KCDN Peace Run in support of Peace, National Healing and Reconciliation. We have invited motivational speakers to come and encourage us on the need for national healing and reconciliation.

The race/walk will be flagged off by the District Commissioner Nairobi East District at 8.00am at Montana/Calvary Grounds. Participant’s registration will start as early as 6.00am at the grounds. We look forward to facilitations from people of goodwill.

We look forward to working closely with you in our KCDN Child Support Initiative.
Yours faithfully,

Odhiambo T Oketch,
CEO KCDN Nairobi.
Tel; 0735 529 126, 0724 365 557,

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Irene Wasike supports the KCDN Girls

Yesterday, 8th March 2009, we were able to give some 35 girls who are of age sanitary towels at KCDN.

The towels were bought courtesy of Ms Irene Wasike in her private capacity. Irene has been of immense support to KCDN. Last month she bought the same girls sanitary towels and she has undertaken to do this for the whole year. Last year, she mobilized her staff at Barclays Bank Haile Sellassie Avenue Branch in a drive that raised for KCDN Kshs 59,000.00 in support of the KCDN Child Support Initiative.

In the picture, Ms Elizabeth Mwende of KCDN is seen giving out the towels on behalf of Irene.

On behalf of KCDN, I must register our appreciation to Irene over this noble gesture. Thank you and God Bless you.

Odhiambo T Oketch,
CEO KCDN Nairobi.
Tel; 0735 529 126, 0724 365 557

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Presidential Visit to KCDN 2nd April 2009

Mr. Ben Ondoro, President- Kenya Community in Ontario Canada, paid a courtesy call on KCDN yesterday, 1st April 2009. This was in fulfillment of his desire to visit KCDN and see first hand what KCDN does.

In his maiden visit, Mr. President was accompanied by;

1] Ms Betina Sehnke, Founder Director, Huband Cradle of Hope Children’s Home; Canada; [The home is based at Ngong’ Township]

2] Ms Lynda J. Kuhn, Senior Vice President, Maple Leaf Foods, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; [She was visiting a children’s home in Nakuru]

3] Lone Desperson, Maple Leaf Foods; Canada;

And a Lady whose name we inadvertently missed.

On hand to receive our visitors were;

1] Mr. Onyango-Oloo, a Friend of KCDN, a prolific social commentator;

2] Mr. Lawrence Murunga, a Trustee of KCDN;

3] Mr. Onyango Atito, a Trustee of KCDN;

4] Tom from the Chief’s office;

5] Mr. Owino Olendo, Director, Taxplus Consult Ltd, a Friend of KCDN; [Came in late]

6] Ms. Phyllis Wanjiku, the Office Manager, KCDN;

7] Ms. Elizabeth Mwende, Programmes Officer, KCDN;

8] Ms. Ester Anying, Programmes Officer, KCDN; and

9] Odhiambo T Oketch, CEO KCDN.

This was an introductory meeting of minds to explore areas of mutual cooperation in support of the Kenyan Child. We will in the course of Mr. Ondoro’s stay in Kenya come up with a working document that spells a clear path to follow.

In the process, Mr. President Ondoro gave KCDN a personal donation of Kshs 10,000.00. On behalf of KCDN, I must pass our sincere thanks to Mr. President. He requested that this donation be used the best way we can, and we at KCDN have decided to invest the same in our KCDN Child Support Initiative where we will again buy educational support to the children. It is worthy to note that President Ondoro has been supporting a children's home in Mathare in Kasarani for the past 6 years.

This support and visit was of paramount importance to us at KCDN. It shows that we have friends and people of goodwill who are silently following what we are doing.

We will be posting our protocol with Kenya Community in Ontario- Canada in our blog site shortly.

Thank you Mr. President. Thanks to Betina, Lynda, Desperson and Onyango-Oloo. Thanks for your visit to KCDN.

Our blessings and regards.

Odhiambo T Oketch,

CEO KCDN Nairobi.

Lake Victoria

On 23rd March 2009, I visited Kisumu and went by the lake. I was shocked that this is what we have for a Lake.
I was shocked because the other day, President Kibaki and Prime Minister Odinga were at Kajiado braking ground for something called Kazi Kwa Vijana.
I really appreciate the efforts at making the youth earn some income. But what is the rationale of just braking earth for the sake of it? What are these boys meant to achieve by just digging so that they are paid?
I thought real work can be in mobilizing the youth around Lake Victoria to remove the Hyacinth for a daily pay. That would make a lot of sense to many people. But just didgging trenches for nothing in Kajiado are some arid place, just to keep the boys busy, does not make sense to me.
But, as Kenyans, we might have no say in how our money is being wasted by our democratically elected governments.

Odhiambo T Oketch,
CEO KCDN Nairobi

Mzee Orinda Ndege

On 22nd March 2009, I was at Kobala Village visiting Mzee Orinda Ndege.
Mzee Orinda Ndege is that 53year old man whose 2 wives and 10 children were slaughtered in a house fire in Naivasha in January 2007.

Mzee Ndege is the embordiment of the Kenyan conflict. He lost his entire family, not because he voted wrongly, but just because some people sat at some place, planned and instigated an attack on an innocent harmless Kenyan.

Those who believe in the oneness of Kenya have a duty to look at Mzee Orinda, not as a victim of that hopeless Kenya that we do not want, but as a stigma of hope for a new Kenya, a Kenya where we all leave in peace as brothers and sisters.

Those who would want to help Mzee Orinda can reach him through the area Chief Mr James Odungu on 0724 289 258 and notify me on 0735 529 126 or 0724 365 557. Through such notifications, I will ensure that your support reaches Mzee Orinda.

Let us see that spirit of a new Kenya at play.

Odhiambo T Oketch,
CEO KCDN Nairobi.
Email; komarockswatch@yahoo.com