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.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

KCDN Community Safety Forum

KCDN Community Safety Forum

31st October 2009 at KCDN offices

Mr. Joshua Koskey – Chairman Tel; 0721 449 795
Ms Florence Kanyua- Co-convener Tel; 0735 449 271
Mr. Allan Kitavi- Co-convener Tel; 0722 330 136
Ms Elizabeth Mwende Tel; 0722 499 655
Ms Lilian Kimani Tel; 0721 212 504
Mr. Samuel Mugweru Tel; 0724 301 468
Mr. Peter Bichange Tel; 0722 463 911
Ms Christine Mogalo Tel; 0722 259 290
Mr. Gabriel Muchira Tel; 0721 561 281
Mr. Odhiambo T Oketch – CEO KCDN Nairobi

Mr. Lukas Midega
Ms Rose Okoth Otieno
Mr. Peter Kariuki- Ward Chairman [represented by Ms Lilian Kimani]
Cllr John Muchori- Councilor Komarock Ward.

The meeting started with a word of prayer from Ms Christine Mogalo. This committee is composed of residents who are members of the Komarock Residents Association also.

The Canal Initiative updates given and members had very invaluable inputs. Members agreed that it was time for such interventions that would once and for all address our environmental and security concerns. We agreed to involve as many residents as possible.

Mr. Joshua Koskey was appointed to chair the KCDN Community Safety Forum while Ms Florence Kanyua and Mr. Allan Kitavi were appointed to be the Co-conveners.

Members were all in agreement that they will mobilize support to receive the Town Clerk on Tuesday 3rd November 2009. We will also work as a team to seek out all the needed support from the City Council of Nairobi, the Government and all our Development Partners.

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

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Town Clerk to Visit KCDN

The Town Clerk, City Council of Nairobi Mr. Philip Kisia will be launching the KCDN Working Committee on the conversion of Komarock Canal into a Community Arboretum on 3rd November 2009 at 11.00am in Komorack. He will tour the Canal, plant a commemorative tree and there after unveil the team at the KCDN offices.
This is an initiative of KCDN and the City Council of Nairobi and we are interesting several Development Partners with it. Already Total Kenya Ltd has given us seedlings that we planted along the Canal on 5th September 2009 besides other logistical support. Safaricom Ltd have also written to us offering to buy for us cleaning equipment worth Kshs 50,000.00. Several Friends of KCDN have been of immense support.
We will be reaching out to several development partners both within and without to ensure that our dream of an Arboretum is achieved.
We want Komarock Estate to be the Model Satellite Estate under the Safer Cities Initiative in Africa. To this extent, we appeal for more positiveness as we marshall all the support that we can. We also want the people to engage more positively with the Council so that we can all do our part in reclaiming Nairobi to the Nairobi that we all need.
We have a very dedicated team behind this Initiative and the Town Clerk will unveil the names of the technocrats behind this drive on site on 3rd November 2009.
Lets join hands and make Komarock an example of what partnerships between the people, the Council, the Government and the Development Partners can achieve.
Peace and blessings,
Odhiambo T Oketch,
CEO KCDN Nairobi.
Tel; 0735 529 126, 0724 365 557,
Email; friendofkcdn@gmail.com, komarockswatch@yahoo.com

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Meeting with PS Local Government

On 15th October 2009, I led a team from the Stakeholders Evaluation Team that evaluated the performance of sectional heads at the City Council of Nairobi to an introductory meeting with the PS Local Government Mr. Sammy Kirui at his office at Jogoo House.

We discussed issues of mutual concern and the need to stregnthen stakeholders involvement in evaluation Local Authority Officers.
Standing Left to right- Ms Stella Agara, Mr. Kinuthia Wamwamgi, Mr. Hillary Nyagah, Mr. John Kihiu, ms Petronilla Nafula, Mr. Gordon Ojijo.
Seated; Ms Christiane Anthony, Mr. Sammy Kirui and Odhiambo T Oketch

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Eric Jangolo Supports KCDN

We were privileged today when Mr. Eric Jangolo fulfilled his promise of giving us a spade.

He came with it very early, presented it to our team leader Mr Samuel Mugweru and immediately went into the trench to show us how to use it.

Many thanks to Eric. He is the first resident of Komarock to offer some equipment. We are also very appreciative of residents who have taken to watering the seedlings that we planted on 5th September. You are a blessing to us.

As we look forward to more support coming in, we have a team on site that has been so consistent. We are asking for more volunteers to step forward and offer them some allowances. They have families and they must live their lives. We need to appreciate them in some small way.

Any support towards their upkeep on site will be really appreciated.

Our sincere appreciation to Mr. Eric Jangolo. You have energized our resolve to fix this place.

Odhiambo T Oketch,
CEO KCDN Nairobi.
Tel; 0735 529 126, 0724 365 557,
Email; komarockswatch@yahoo.com, friendofkcdn@gmail.com