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.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Boost to the KCDN Peace Building Campaign

Dear Friends,

The PEV Photo Exhibition and Dialogue scheduled for Dandora 1 on 8th and 9th May 2010 received a boost with President Mwai Kigenyi Mwai Kshs 7,955.00, Mr. Elijah Agevi pledging Kshs 1,000.00 in support, Mr. Aurelio Rebelo [Senior Counsel] pledged a support of Kshs 5,000.00 which he is sending to me and Mr. Evans Machera who sent us Kshs 1,000.00 yesterday.

This is very encouraging and it confirms to us that, YES, we can do it ourselves. We can all join hands and contribute little by little to advance the need for Peace, National Healing and Reconciliation. Even as we campaign for our various positions on the envisaged constitution, we must all know that Kenya and Kenyans come first.

Let not our friendship as a people be compromised by our personal inclinations. Let us debate the constitution soberly and with facts. At the end of the day, we will remain neighbours, brothers, sisters, and colleagues. So, let us campaign for Peace as we campaign for either YES or NO.

The need for Peace, National Healing and Reconciliation in Kenya needs to be made an issue at our individual levels. When we have conflict, it is us who loose out; it is us who get killed; it is our property that gets destroyed; it is our people that get displaced; it is our sisters and mothers that we rape; it is our children that suffer.

So, as we thank Mr. Rebelo and the other Friends of KCDN who have since given us support, we want to appeal for more financial support to make this day happen. We are on our own and YES, we can do it.

So far, a few people have responded to our call and given us their support as follows;
  • Mr. Samson Olendo Kshs 10,000.00
  • President Mwai Kigenyi Mwai Kshs 7,955.00
  • Ms Abida Chiera from the US Kshs 5,213.00
  • Mr. Aurelio Rebelo Kshs 5,000.00 [Pledge]
  • Mr. Evans Machera Kshs 1,000.00 
  • Mr. Elijah Agevi Kshs 1,000.00 
  • Mr. John Onyango Kshs 900.00
  • Mr. Nick Oyugi Kshs 500.00
  • Mr. Richard Ochola Kshs 500.00.
I want to believe that whenever there is a will, there is a way.

Peace and blessings Bro,

Odhiambo T Oketch,
CEO KCDN Nairobi,
PO Box 47890-00100,
Nairobi, Kenya.
Tel; 0724 365 557,
Emai; komarockswatch@ yahoo.com

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Abidah, John, Ben and Richard supports the PEV Photo Exhibition and Dialogue

The KCDN PEV Photo Exhibition and Dialogue received a boost from Ms Abidah Chiera from the US when she sent us Kshs 5,213.00 yesterday.
At the same time, John Onynago sent us Kshs 900.00, Nick Oyugi Kshs 500.00 and Richard Ochola 500.00 in support of what we are doing.
We had earlier received Kshs 10,000.00 from Sam Olendo.
To you all we say, thank you and may your support inspire us some more.

Odhiambo T Oketch
CEO KCDN Nairobi
Tel; 0724 365 557

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

PEV Dandora Campaign

Our Peace Building Campaign scheduled for Dandora on 8th and 9th May 2010 are on track.
I have met the 3 area councilors and they will be part of us. We are jointly inviting His Worship the Mayor to be our main guest on 8th and the area DC to be our guest on 9th May 2010.
I will be meeting with youths of Dandora this Saturday 24th April 2010 to drum up more support and participation.
As a Friend of KCDN and a Person of Goodwill, we are inviting your support, both moral and financial to help us drive our quest for Peace, National Healing and Reconciliation forward.
It is our time, let us do something.
Odhiambo T Oketch,

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Calling on the support of Friends and People of Goodwill

We need your support with our Peace Building Campaign scheduled for Dandora on 8th and 9th May 2010.
Can you also mobilize for us more Friends and People of goodwill who believe in Peace, National Healing and Reconciliation.
Let us all join hands and move Kenya in one direction we will all be proud of. Ama?
Kindly reach me on 0724 365 557
Odhiambo T Oketch
CEO KCDN Nairobi

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Updates for PEV Photo Exhibition and Dialogue in Dandora

Dear Friends,

We all know how volatile Dandora was immediately after the botched elections of 2007. Again, you heard the kind of reaction Picha Mtaani received in Kisumu recently. It is our wish that we engage with Kenyans in the streets and in their estates as a means to reaching out to the real players in the Peace Building process.

In our continuing efforts to advance the quest for Peace, National Healing and Reconciliation, we are reaching out to the 3 area Councilors Cllr Dick Nyaronye, Cllr Waititu Mwangi and Cllr Charles Atula so that they can be part of this healing process. I will be meeting with them tomorrow at City Hall to advance this process.

So far, we appreciate all the groups that have expressed interests in being part of this process, the latest being Nairobi City Carnival headed by Mr. Duncan Mwanyumba. Mr. Mwanyumba was a Defence Attorney at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda [ICTR] in Arusha and he brings with him invaluable experience on Peace Building and Conflict Resolution.

This is how we are so far;
a] Participating Groups
  • National Steering Committee on Peace Building and Conflict Management
  • The Provincial Administration
  • The City Council of Nairobi
  • The Kenya Police
  • Celebrating Peace in Africa Youth Group
  • Kuna Vijana Youth Group
  • Nairobi City Carnival
  • Picha Mtaani
  • KCDN Nairobi

b] Financial Support
  • Mr. Sam Olendo Kshs 8,200.00

We will soon have a meeting with all these groups to agree on the programme for the 2 day event. But in the meantime, let us all be ambassadors for peace across Kenya as we look forward to voting YES for the proposed constitution.

We are looking forward to more participants coming on board to ensure that we reach far and wide in our quest for Peace, National Healing and Reconciliation.

Peace and blessings to all mankind.

Odhiambo T Oketch,
CEO KCDN Nairobi,
PO Box 47890-00100,
Nairobi , Kenya .
Tel; +254 724 365 557.
Blog group; friendsofkcdn@ yahoogroups. com

Monday, April 12, 2010

KCDN is Changing

Greetings from us.

We have really come from far as KCDN, and all that we have done has been achieved because you believed in us. We are deleting all the names from our list as a way forward, but if you want to continue receiving our mail, we advice that you join us at friendsofkcdn@yahoogroups.com

If you visit our blog http://kcdnkomarockswatch.blogspot.com you will realize that it has been a struggle to do all that we have done.

Now that Akiba Uhaki Foundation has come on board and supported the development of our 1st 5 year Strategic Plan, we will be changing a few things. First, there will be some changes at the Board level so that we can have a team that can work towards the realization of our objectives. This team will have to be active and passionate about what we stand for.

Secondly, we will strenthen the team of our Strategic Partners. We do appreciate the support that we have received from the team as currently constituted. We are looking forward to having a more robust team that will help with policy matters as well us help fund raise with us.

Thirdly, we are from today limiting our interactions on line. We will start being focused as we engage directly with our Strategic Partners. If you wish to receive more info from us, please register with our online blog; friendsofkcdn@yahoogroups.com Through this line, you will receive all our postings. You will also reach out to the world with your thoughts, aspirations and fears as well.

Lastly, we want to extend our appreciation to all Friends of KCDN, Akiba Uhaki Foundation, and all prospective Partners in Development.

Peace and blessings to All Mankind.

Odhiambo T Oketch,
CEO KCDN Nairobi,
PO Box 47890-00100,
Nairobi , Kenya .
Tel; +254 724 365 557.
Blog group; friendsofkcdn@yahoogroups.com

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Thank you again Mr Olendo

Having just given us Kshs 3,000.00 on 7th April 2010, Mr Sam Olendo gave us Kshs 5,200.00 again yesterday 10th April 2010. We at KCDN are very appreciative of this support and it encourages us to move our campaigns forward.

WE know what we are up against and this is why we have been appealing for your support and partnership. We want to also thank Akiba Uhaki Foundation for having supported the development of our Strategic Plan for the next 5 years. We have just finished our series of meetings to brainstorm on the same. What we are now remaining with is the development of the final document.

I will be meeting constantly with the consultant to enable us beat our deadline of 14th April 2010.

KCDN will reamain true to our thematic areas;
1] KCDN Child Support Initiative where we mobilize educational support for 1950 OVCs;
2] KCDN Peace Building Initiative where we will continue taking the PEV Photo Exhibition and Dialogue to the people; and
3] KCDN Environmental Management where we will continue playing an active role in environmental campaigns.

We can only do all these through your blessings, support and partnership, and we warmly invite your support as we move KCDN to the next level- together.

Odhiambo T Oketch
CEO KCDN Nairobi

Friday, April 9, 2010

Thank you Mr. Sam Olendo; A world revolving on Friendship

Following our posting on a World revolving on Friendship, Mr. Sam Olendo of Taxplus Consults Ltd called me and presented me with Kshs 3,000.00 yesterday in the evening.

We have a crisis with our issue of rent and we want to sort it once and for all. We want to appeal to a person of goodwill who can step in and cater for this provision for us.

And Sam has been very supportive of our Initiatives at KCDN and on behalf of the entire fraternity at KCDN, we are saying; Thank you.

We know the kind of challenge we are up against and we want to invite as many people of goodwill to come forward and be Friends of KCDN. Your support will make us have some sound foundation upon which we can build a secure future. It will also make us well equiped for the kind of challenges our crew encountered in Kisumu where thugs were hired to disrupt the PEV Photo Exhibition and Dialogue.

We are also at the moment in discussions that will inform the Strategic Plan for KCDN for the next 5 years. This has sufficiently been occasioned with the financial support from Akiba Uhaki Foundation.

We hope to finish this exercise by 14th April 2010 when we will present a draft Strategic Plan to Akiba. But in the meantime, work goes on, and we will continue to be indebted to all the Friends of KCDN for your continued support.

Odhiambo T Oketch,
CEO KCDN Nairobi,
PO Box 47890-00100,
Nairobi , Kenya .
Tel; +254 724 365 557.
Blog group; friendsofkcdn@yahoogroups.com

Thursday, April 8, 2010

A world revolving on Friendship

In the past 26 months of our existence, KCDN Nairobi, courtesy of Friends of KCDN have been able to give educational support to 1950 Orphans and Vulnerable Children. Friends were able to help us buy books, stationery, uniforms and shoes for these children.
It all started when Kenyans voted in 2007 and the election results were interfered with. The resultant mayhem caught the world by surprise. Hitherto, we had been a darling of the West and most people thought that Kenya was an Island of Peace in a turbulent Area. We were so efficient and swift with our response; we killed each other, raped our own and burned our own property.
KCDN responded to this mayhem. Men were at war and our women and children became vulnerable. We saw it all. Some women went as far as exchanging sex for food and the children were left on their own. And we stepped in to help these children, courtesy of your Friendship with us.
We made an appeal to the world for help and support, and the response was immediate and tremendous. We were given provisions that became handy with the Internally Displaced Persons. And that was amazing.
Now that we have rent issues, it looks so damning for us. It is threatening what we have been doing, and we know, we have Friends out there, people of goodwill who can be of support, help and partnership with us. We also appreciate that many organizations have strict partnership procedures, but we have faith in humanity and the good that such friendship can surmount.
It is because of this that we have reached out to you. This is a problem that when we put our mind and efforts together as a team, we can surmount.
We are determined to be of good service to our Children who are Orphans and some who are Vulnerable. And we know that your little support will make a difference for us. We have documented our profile and it is a 13 page document which we want to share with you.
This is a new beginning for us at KCDN, and your Support, Friendship and Partnership will be very valuable to us.
Peace and blessings to all mankind.
Odhiambo T Oketch,
CEO KCDN Nairobi,
PO Box 47890-00100,
Nairobi , Kenya .
Tel; +254 724 365 557.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Dandora here we come

2012 is fast catching up with us, and very little is on going to ensure that a repeat of 2008 is avoided.

As part of our effort, and in partnership with the National Steering Council on Peace Building and Conflict Management, Picha Mtaani, the Provincial Administration and the Kenya Police, we will be hosting the PEV Photo Exhibition and Dialogue at the PCEA Church in Dandora 1 on 8th and 9th May 2010.

During the 2 days, we will invite the members of the public to view the Post Election Violence Photos, internalize our own times of madness, and Dialogue together on the way forward. We need to face these hard facts to enable us move forward as a country.

We are inviting all Peace Agents to come forward and help us Dialogue and offer Counselling to those who might be affected by our ugliests of times. Let this be your time to right the wrongs that we have been committing against each other. Let this be the time to preace Peace, National Healing and Reconciliation amongst our people.

Let this be the opportune time to engage.

Peace and blessings to us all.

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

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

The Godown Arts Centre Aids KCDN

We were privileged this morning when Ms Judy Ogana, the General Manager- The Dodown Arts Centre presented us with 3 editions of the Kenya Burning-mgogoro baada ya uchaguzi 2007/8 and a copy of the DVD Imunity is Killing Kenya from the Mars Group Kenya.

I received the presentations on behalf of KCDN and I must thank Ms Ogana since this will aid our on going campaign on Peace, National Healing and Reconciliation.

Many people just talk about the Post Election Violence, yet, they do not know exactly what happened. We are getting more equiped for the job ahead and we are very appreciative of such players like The Godown, Picha Mtaani and Mars Group Kenya for having taken their time and resources to document our worst times for posterity. We invite you all to join us in Dandora on 8th and 9th May 2010 at the PCEA Church for our next round of PEV Photo Exhibition and Dialogue.

It is our belief that Kenya will heal and start up in a more strong way. We want to invite as many Peace Agents to go out there and share what they know with Kenyans- in the streets, at the next bend and in the social places. Let us share this information and help forestall a repeat of 2008. Let us avoid the workshops and the Hotels. That is counter productive. We end up preaching to those that are already converted.

Those images are not worth being re-lived. We owe it to ourselves to make the first move, and this must be our very own personal initiative. Let us all preach the ideals of Peace, National Healing and Reconciliation across our beloved Kenya.

Odhiambo T Oketch,
CEO KCDN Nairobi.