Kenyans 4 Kenya is the kind of thing we want to be remember for as a country, not our 2008 post election violence but a people who forgot their difference and come together to save ourselves, in the past I wrote that we need to get more soft power, it’s not achieved by being talkers but by being doers and not for glory but for meaningful change.
The story of Kenyans for Kenya reminds me of the story of Moses, God asked Moses “what are you holding” and he said “a rod”, while Moses saw a rod, God saw a tool that could be used to bring change.
In our case we had allot more tools and instruments. Safaricom, Red Cross, KCB their PR company Gin Din Corporation initiated a movement that saw us realize the power of believing in ourselves, the Nailab Team through a facebook discussion initiated an online debate, the media houses provided free airtime, the Coffee shops donated for every cup of coffee you took, the supermarkets jumped right in, so did the rotary clubs and not about the institutions but people in the institutions who made decisions and followed through.
Like Moses, we used the tools we work with, our skills, tellers at a supermarket, students on sms, facebook and twitter and the end results was Kshs 1 Billion, people have been fed and sustainability programs are being discussed and strategies being put in place by the principles, that is the power of unity in less than 60 days.
I am happy to have played a small role in this initiative and you should be also, next time our country calls on you, step up on the plate and be counted, – najivunia kuwa mkenya mwenzako .
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