The Transforming Kenya Programme Launch
The Transforming Kenya Programme Launch that was recently held at K.I.C.C was a huge success. The goal of the launch was to mobilize the key stakeholders behind the Transforming Kenya initiative at the eve of the national deployment of the programme. These stakeholders included members of the Public Service, Private Sector, Donor Community and Press. In addition to the guest of Honour, R.t Hon Raila Odinga, there were several government dignitaries in attendance including the Permanent Secretary of the Office of the Prime Minister, Mr. Mohammed Isahakia and the Director General of Kenya Vision 2030, Mr.Mugokibati.
Aside from the speeches by the programme officials and invited dignitaries, the focus features were exhibition stands that were showcasing the main components of the Transforming Kenya programme, namely; Implementation of the Constitution 2010, Achieving our Vision 2030 and Enhancing Public Service Delivery. Around the venue there were also massive headline banners that visually displayed the main elements of all the above in further detail as well as other exciting ‘innovations of the future’ which Kenyan’s may expect to see in a Transformed Kenya.
The new Transforming Kenya website was also being showcased alongside the Konza Technology City master-plan model.
Local innovators changing lives
We additionally had Kenyan innovators who have created life enhancing innovations that are helpful and relevant to our society. We expect Transforming Kenya to play a part in stimulating positive, life changing innovations that are created by Kenyans, for Kenyans.
Our commitment to protecting the Kenyan environment
Finally, in acknowledgement that we must protect our environment as a pre-requisite for a thriving future, there was a ‘Green Wish Tree’ that was adorned with the ‘Green Wishes’ of the attendees. The ‘Green Wish’ was the individual’s environmental wish for Kenya, and once all the wishes were hung up on the tree; they signified Kenya’s collective commitment to caring for our environment.
In line with cementing the commitment to rehabilitating and maintaining our Kenyan environment; 500 trees were given out at the launch towards the replanting of the Mau forest in order to make an immediate impact on our environment.