Today we scored a double victory;
- Harambee Stars beat Angola 2;1
- Many Kenyans turned out across the country to join in the 3rd Monthly Nationwide Clean-up Campaign.
Kenyans also made me proud today. Many across the country turned out and helped make clean. I was at Eastleigh at St Theresa Girls Secondary School and my, what a turn out.
The Clean-up was organized by the One Stop Youth Information Centre, a department of the Social Development Department of the City Council of Nairobi in partnership with the Department of Environment at the City Council of Nairobi.
The response was massive; close to 1,200 Youths from all the Eight Constituencies of Nairobi took part. They were joined by a contigent from Kenyatta University Environment Club members under the auspices of NAVNET. The result was massive; we split into eight teams and we cleaned Eastleigh.
We are also happy with the reports we are receiving from all Kenya; Mombasa, Kagio in Nyeri, Nzoia, Migori, Makueni, Isiolo. You all deed well and we at the National Secretariat are encouraged. Our efforts are not going to waste.
We will all be joining hands next Saturday at with Imani Children Homes to plant 20,000 trees on the Hills. Please join us at 6.30am at on 2nd April 2011 to enable us move as a team to Ngong. Express Connections Ltd otherwise known us Double M will be providing us with transport to Ngong.
We are still appealing at all and sundry for support.
In conclusion, I must thank the following Teams for making the Clean-up in Nairobi a big success today;
- The City Council of Nairobi led by the Town Clerk Mr. Philip Kisia
- One Stop Youth Information Centre led by Mr. Ben Nyamweya
- Department of Environment at the City Council led by Mr. Gabriel Omondi on behalf of the Director Mr. Isaac Muraya.
- The Decentralization Department of the City Council of Nairobi
- The Department of Public Health led by Dr Robert Ayisi
- The Department of Social Development and Housing led by Mr. Kariuki
- The Divisional Manager Kamukunji Ms Nancy Njeru and her staff members
- Eatleigh District Business Association led by Mr. Hussein Mohammed
- The Co-operative Bank City Hall Annexe Branch led by Ms Caro Wafula
- The Africa Youth Trust
- Kenyatta University Environment Club members
- Juja Road Estate Agency
- Liverpool VCT
- Aids Control Unit of the Public Health Department
- Youths from Langata, Embakasi, Dagoreti, Kasarani, Makadara, Starehe, Westlands, Njiru and Kamukunji Constituencies.
A Clean Kenya Starts With Me.
Peace and blessings,
Odhiambo T Oketch
Nationwide Coordinator - Monthly Nationwide Clean-up Campaign