We only have six days to go to our 1st AGM and I will be giving our Members daily updates on our progress.
I want to appreciate our Friends and Partners who have called me to express their appreciation with our progress. I must salute Dr Korir Singoei, Ms Irene Wasike, Mr. Dick Aduong'a, Mr. Orina Nyamwamu, Gen Elijah Kombo, Mr. Joe Omanya and a host of more Friends for their comments and encouragement.
It has never been an easy ride. We have faced snares and loud mouths in this Journey of Hope across Kenya. We have faced criticisms that are fueled by jealousy and nothing else, and we have maintained what we are doing. We have been accused of things we have no idea about, and traps have been set in our path but we have never faltered.
Some have even written plenty of letters to our Partners and Sponsors and they have failed miserably to kill our spirit. I did not know that men can also be this jealous!
We have come a long way and I am happy that what we started on a small scale as a Monthly Nationwide Clean-up Campaign is getting institutionalized across Kenya. We have played our part and now, those who are being paid by our taxes and are elected by the people must stand up and do their part. They have the legal mandate and they have the resources.We will be watching and acting appropriately as we move forward.
History and historians will judge us by what we have done and not by what people said about us.
We have now Registered a Sacco Society for our Members and again, I was laughing when the usual loud mouths started deriding what we were doing. They wrote all they could but we remained focused on our mission.
Kimisho Savings and Sacco Co-operative Society Ltd- KSSL is now Registered and we will be hosting our 1st AGM on the 6th August 2013 to ostensibly elect our Management Committee.KSSL is a child of The Clean Kenya Campaign-TCKC and KCDN and we are happy that our Membership covers across Kenya.
Seated L-R; Mr. Fanuel Odhiambo- Commissioner of Cooperatives Development, Mr. Odhiambo T Oketch- Executive Director- KCDN, Bishop Johannes Angela- Bishop ACK Bondo Diocese. Standing L-R; Mr. Fred Banja, Mr. Manasseh Ong'wen, Dr Florence Achungo, Mr. Joseph Kwaka, Ms Janet Awino, Mr. Leonard Obidha- Seceraty- Poverty Eradication Commission and Mr. Caesar Asiyo- during a Consultative Meeting for Kimisho
We are building Three Tiers of Management at Kimisho. We will have the Board of Directors for KCDN. We will then have the Management Committee for KSSL and lastly, we are going to have an Investment Club. All these will be legal entities and they will be managed by recruited and competent professionals.
Kimisho is not going to be a holiday resort for the Management. We are going for results and the good thing is, we pride in all that we do and we put in a lot of effort, research and performance. We value results and we want to see changes in our 1st Three Years of operations. We are not going to spend our time moaning about politics, economy and the decaying social fabrics. We are doing something about it.
We are going to mobilize for resources for our Members in the fight for Economic Empowerment and Poverty Eradication. And I am happy with the calibre of professionals who have applied for Leadership of Kimisho. Apart from the Management Committee, we are going to competently recruit a General Manager to run the affairs of KSSL and the Kimisho Investment Club. We are in discussions with the Commisioner for Co-operative Development, the CEO at Sasra and the Managing Director at Kusco so that they can help us recruit the right person at the right time.
These are not things that happen by themselves. They are made to happen and I must salute the Team around me who are helping me to shape this process- Fred Banja, Judith Ombok, Dismus Obondo, Isaiah Bwana, Merab Akuom and Mary Akello Omollo in Busia.
Again, I must appreciate the strategic advice I have been receiving from some of our political and religious Leaders. This has been so helpful and it has given me the energy that I need in this Campaign.
We are going to unveil our entire Team on the 6th August 2013 during our AGM and our Journey of Hope across Kenya is truly going to be exciting. Registration of Members for KCDN is open to all and all payments are made vide our KCB Mpesa Pay Bill No. 522522 to Account No 114 2400 913. Registration is currently Kshs 300.00 per Member, but is going to be adjusted to Kshs 500.00 from the 6th August 2013.
Pooling Resources together to fight the hard economic times is the way to go and as many as are of friendly opinion and support are invited to join with us at KSSL for Our Journey of Hope across Kenya. We have formed 60 Table Banking Units across Kenya and want to walk with all our Friends, Members and Partners. As usual, we will accept and appreciate comments that add value. But we will treat with utmost contempt comments from journeymen and pedestrians.
Lastly, I want to salute and appreciate our Members, Friends and Partners who have sent us their voluntary contributions to help us host our 1st AGM. It is a sure mark of confidence in what we have been doing and the direction we are taking. If you want to be part of the Kimisho Family, kindly get in touch.
May the good Lord bless all of us God's Bits of Wood.