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.

Friday, July 30, 2010

CCNSET pays a courtesy can on ED Akiba Uhaki Foundation

Members of the City Council of Nairobi Stakeholders Evaluation Team- CCNSET, today made a courtesy call on the Executive Director Akiba Uhaki Foundation, Mr. Ezra Mbogori at the AUF offices.
 The discussions were centred on strengthening the role of Stakeholders in Evaluating the performance of Government officers.
 We are keen on partnering with key donors to make this an independent and credible body, one whose reports will be accepted across the Government Agencies such as the City Council of Nairobi, the Provincial Administration, the Police Force and key Government Departments as we involve the residents of Nairobi in the going ons in Government.
 I want to thank Mr. Mbogori for the warm reception he gave us, and we are looking into creating a working partnership that will be grass root based in Nairobi.

Peace and blessings,

Odhiambo T Oketch,
Chairman- CCNSET
Tel; 0724 365 557

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

CCN Stakeholders Evaluation Team pays a courtesy call on PC Nairobi

The City Council of Nairobi Stakeholders Evaluation Team members today made a courtesy call on the PC Nairobi at 11.00am. The Team of Ms Christiane Anthony, Mr. Kinuthia Wamwangi, Ms Petronila Nafula, Mr. Steven Waweru, Pst Benedict Mutuku and Mr. Rashmin Chitnis were led by Odhiambo T Oketch, the current Chair to the CCNSET.
Odhiambo T Oketch hands over to the Deputy PC Nairobi Ms Mercy Gatobu a report from the Stakeholders Evaluation Team
We were warmly received by the Deputy Provincial Commissioner Ms Mercy Gatobu on behalf of the PC. We were informed that the PC had accompanied His Excellency the President to Nyayo Stadium for the official opening of the Africa Athletic Championship.
Amongst the key issues that we discussed were;
  • Performance of the Provincial Administration on the ground; 
  • Service Delivery to the residents of Nairobi; 
  • Mushrooming of illicit brews in Nairobi; 
  • Bars operation across Nairobi and how they affect the resients; 
  • Haphard police operations in Nairobi where the innocent people are arrested while the criminals go free;
  • How residents can help in the fight against corruption;
  • Informal sector where hawkers have become a menace to the cleanliness of Nairobi;
  • Question of the youth and how best they can benefit from Kazi Kwa Vijina;
  • Car Jackings and insecurity on our roads;
  • And the need to involve the residents some more in resolving some of these issues.
We were agreed that more needs to be done to ensure that greater partnership is initiated between the Provincial Administration and the residents in line with the stated Government desire to involve the people in evaluating the performance of state officers on their Performance Contracts.
This was a milestone in our lives and we are determined to take it to the next level. Working as a team, we will ensure that the residents, being the people who consume services that are rendered by the key government institutions, are enabled to make them be key partners in this process.
We want to appeal to all the residents of Nairobi to come forward and be active participants in ensuring that the Government delivers in all her promises.

Let us not only complain. Let us also advice and give solutions, and feel free to reach us with any comments, compliments, complaint, observations or recommendations.
Peace and blessings to the residents of Nairobi and all Friends of Kenya.

Odhiambo T Oketch
City Council of Nairobi Stakeholders Evaluation Team [CCNSET]
Tel; 0724 364 447
Email; komarockswatch@yahoo.com
Blog; http://kcdnkomarockswatch.blogspot.com
Group Mail; friendsofkcdn@yahoogroups.com

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

KCDN is requesting for your support

Dear Friends,

We have been on the campaign trail on the proposed new constitution for the last 20 years. At least it is coming to an end on the 4th August 2010 when many of us will be voting YES.

We are voting YES because we have been in the struggle and we have lived its ramification.

We saw how children suffered whenever we had conflict, and this made us at KCDN come out more strongly in support of our kids.

On the 7th March 2010, you will remember that the KCDN offices were broken into and all our items taken away- everything from our caps to our chairs to our computers to our files. We made a report to the Police in Kayole, and sadly, nothing has come of it till today.

Odhiambo T Oketch promoting the YES Agenda in the same function

This was an evil scheme to kill KCDN but we have come out of it much stronger. In between, Akiba Uhaki Foundation stepped in to help us develop our Strategic Plan in April. That is now complete and we will be sharing the document with all Friends of KCDN online. We have annexed the support from Friends of KCDN in the Strategic Plan and we will mail this to all the Friends of KCDN.

In between, we also received a financial boost from a Friend from Switzerland Ms Brigitte Frey. She came to know about us via an article that I had done on Donor Syndrome. She then visited our blog and was impressed. She decided to become a Friend of KCDN. We really thank her and we know through her and all the Friends of KCDN, we will reach out to more people of goodwill who will be able to help.

We want to move to a new office on 1st of August, and we believe that you can be able to support us in whatever way. We need office equipment, tables, chairs, filing cabinet, basically all that makes an office work.

We will need to pay office rent, our staff members, and run our programmes. We can only do this with your support.

This is not an easy task, but we are determined to make a difference for the Children we are supporting come 3rd December 2010 when we will host the 3rd KCDN Child Support Initiative.

Please give us the support that you may, and help us come back to owning an office.

Peace and blessings,

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

 Odhiambo is the current chairman to the Stakeholders Evaluation Team on Performance Contract and Rapid Results Initiative at the City Council of Nairobi.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

A new chapter at KCDN

On Wednesday 14th July 2010, we will be receiving the 1st KCDN Strategic Plan 2010-2013 that was developed courtesy to the grant we received from Akiba Uhaki Foundation.
To enable us print more copies, we received support from Ms Briggite Frey from Switzerland.
We want to return our singular appreciation to Akiba Uhaki Foundation, to Ms Briggite Frey and to all the Friends of KCDN who have supported us in any of our campaigns.

Insecurity is threatening the Peace that we have been campaigning for and in the recent past, a spate of killings have been visited upon the residents of Komarock and Kayole. We at KCDN have raised these concerns with the highest security organ in the Police Force and to this extent, I will be leading a delegation of opinion and local leaders to a meeting with the Commissioner of Police this week to enable us address the security concerns of Kenyans.
We know that insecurity is not only an issue that affects Komarock and Kayole. We know this is wide spread and we want to take a proactive approach to dealing with this. It is impartant to note that those who rein insecurity on us, who kill our people, who rape us and who car-jack us, are our own brothers and sisters, our own parents, children, political leaders and the police.
We must join hands and win this campaign. For us at KCDN, no stone will remain too heavy for us to turn. If it is the Commissioner of Police who will help, we will reach out to him. If it is the Rt Hon Prime Minister who will help, we will reach out to him. If it is His Excellency the President who will help, we will reach out to him.
This is a call we have to respond to.
Peace and blessings to all.

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