The Kilimani Project Foundation is all about Kilimanians.
Driven by the vision of all who work, live and pass through Kilimani having the experience of community as being vibrantly alive and the responsibility of all.
Come and Purchase Fresh and Healthy Food at the Kilimani Organic Farmers Market every Sunday. There are also bouncing castles and fund and games for kids and there is a sittng area where you can meet and greet fellow Kilimanians. Hot Healthy lunches are available as well!
Kilimani Project Foundation would like to invite you to a ‘Caring Cup of Coffee Forum’ on the Saturday 22ndOct 2016 from 10am-12pm at Urban Coffee, 197 Lenana Place . The aim of the session is to create awareness on breast cancer as well as celebrate individuals in our society who have courageously fought and overcome cancer.
We will have an interactive forum with different speakers from Africa Cancer Foundation and Faraja Cancer Center over a free cup of coffee generously sponsored by Urban Coffee Kenya.
On the day of the event you can donate a caring jar of honey, a pack of herbal tea bags or a used lady suit that will go the Faraja Cancer Support Center.
For R.S.V.P please contact us on 0780197197 or email email@example.com.
We continue to vision and act for a Kilimani that inspires us. A community where:
The community is known for its creativity, aliveness, tenacity and neighbourliness.
The area rarely experiences violence, crime or a sense of isolation.
People choose to buy homes or establish their businesses in Kilimani.
It is, simply, the community of choice.
Attendants then set up an interim Ward Development committee though appointing different citizens to take charge of health, education, planning, transport, trade and environment sectors.
The interim committee will start their work by:
The Committee comprises of:
Environment: Kate Anampiu
Trade: Beth Mwai and Jane Nyokabi
Planning: Mugo wa Karanja
Education: Pamela Odira
Health: Kelvin Okoth
Transport: John Muchiri
Meshak Omitti (NCC – Ward administrator),
Janet Kimeu (NCC – sub county administrator),
Irungu Houghton (KPF Chairperson)
Constant Cap (KPF Executive Director).
We would like to thank Prestige Plaza for hosting the meeting on Saturday 11th February.
Residents and business persons in Kilimani met on Saturday 11th February 2017 at Prestige Plaza mall for a civic education meeting on the Public Participation and Ward Development Framework.
The meeting was jointly organized by The Institute of Social Accountability (TISA), Nairobi City County Government (NCCG), Private Sector Development Trust (PSDT), Kilimani Project Foundation (KPF) and hosted by Prestige Plaza.
The attendants got insights and explanations into the functions of Development Committees and Forums at both ward and sub-county level. These are important in ensuring that the views of the people are received and understood by the county executive. These cover the planning, budgeting, implementation and oversight stages of county development.
Attendants were able to brainstorm on how views and opinions of residents and business people at local levels can be obtained and channeled upwards. Various ideas came out including possibilities of street representatives, sector representatives and court representatives.
Residents emphasized on the need for public participation prior to projects and not after projects. They also noted some of the challenges that the ward faces like lack of public toilets, lack of support for informal traders, lack of rubbish collection points, noise from night clubs and construction sites, water shortage and no understanding the process of construction.
On Monday 9th January over 40 residents of Apple Cross Road, Lavington, with support from the Kilimani Project Foundation, took a “citizen’s action” against public nuisance caused by a new club within their neighbourhood.
The residents peacefully asked the patrons to leave the premises as the social activities at the premise were causing public nuisance and disturbance. Many patrons left peacefully and apologized to the residents. The residents informed the OCPD that he must enforce the law: 11 pm rule, no roadside parking and no loud music.
The event was also captured in a press item which can be viewed here
The following day, after discussions and filing complaints at the Nairobi City County, the establishments’ liquor license and single business permit were withdrawn.
Residents along Galana Road, Kindaruma Road and other parts of Nairobi still continue with their struggle against noise pollution and public nuisance.
‘Collective action is power. Courage is a language we all need to speak.’
For more information you can get in touch with the officers in charge of the Southern Region.
Regional Personnel in Charge
Southern Regional Zones
As we continue to work towards creating a cohesive environment in Kilimani and Nairobi as a whole, our fight against public nuisance continues. In the past month, our campaign has caught the attention of the mass media who have covered several features on noise pollution in Nairobi with a focus on Kilimani.
NTV Feature:WATCH HERE
K24 Feature: WATCH HERE
Nairobian Feature: Pardon me? Nairobi Churches and Pubs are Driving us Deaf
Kilimani Rising Street reclamation project was presented at #CreativeNations as a case study of transformation of public space. This was a forum organized by the Embassy of Sweden and the Swedish Institute in partnership with the Ministry of Sports, Culture and the Arts. Here, Swedish and Kenyan leaders from the creative and cultural industries met to exchange knowledge and ideas. Kilimani Rising was used as a case study of how a street can be transformed into a public space taking into consideration the multiple uses along the street – informal traders, personal vehicles, public service vehicles, formal uses like shopping malls, residences, transport etc.
The Kilimani Project Foundation, KEPSA Foundation, The National Police Service, Nairobi City County and the Embassy of the Peoples Republic of China have come together to work on the redevelopment of Kilimani Police Station.
Security and Safety are one of the pillars of the foundation. The project, which falls under the theme ‘Investing in Community Security and Welfare’ works towards giving the security officers a conducive environment to work and live.
The partners held the project fundraising launch on Tuesday 15th November. At the launch, KPF Chairperson, Irungu Houghton explained the importance of active partnership between the police and the community through mutual trust and information sharing.
Over the coming weeks and months, the Kilimani Project Foundation shall actively raise public awareness on how the police works and the role that residents and businesses can play. We shall actively invite those who can, to give generously to the renovation of these very old buildings.
The police station shall be designed as a model public police station for Nairobi City County and East Africa Region. The project shall be developed in order to invest in community security and welfare.
Board members spent Saturday meeting and listening to residents and business owners. 36 new members joined the Foundation. The Foundation welcomes Ajdu Deng, James Mwaura, Geraldo, Matilda Musumba, Njeri Mwangi, Caroline Njeri, Felicity Biriri, Lloyd Muposhi, Linda Kigera, Rose Catherine, Njagi Gakunju, Carol Musyoka, Jane Houghton, Shueb Eltaff, Eme and Milton Lore, Rose Rabar, Vincent Ogolo, Shamla Fernandez, Parni Vohra, Judy, Barbara Kamuna, L.Thomas, Cornelia, Sheila, Ann, Faith Silmantoi, Maureen Kambona, Mumbi, Janice, Edith and Natalie Tendwa. We also welcome Kilimani businesses Chinese Kitchen/DimSim and Hardware Homecare. Thank you for stopping by and helping us to map possible #Elnino hotspots. Would you like to join your community Foundation? Download the membership pack and get in touch https://www.dropbox.com/s/y4gubphnnv7m6rn/KPF%20Membership%20Brochure%202015.pdf?
Ever wondered what Korogocho and Kilimani have in common? Or what the kids of Koch call the Kids of Kili? Eighteen Kilimanians visited Korogocho in our very first exchange between these communities. We laughed and danced together. and played football and basketball against each other. One of the funniest moments was to hear that Koch kids call Kilikids “yogo yogo” (yoghurt) or wheatbix. The visit was organised with Koch based sister organisation “HopeRaisers” and sponsored by HYPE energy drinks
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Executive Director: Constant Cap
Membership and Communications Assistant: Martha Wamuyu
The Kilimani project began as a garden conversation by a few individuals who live, work and play in Kilimani in the middle of 2012. The original set of questions we asked were:
What makes Kilimani unique? Why is it a community of choice for the 43,000 people that live or work here? With massive private investment, where is the community heading?
Over 2012, the Kilimani Project has organized an online and physical photographic exhibition entitled Kilimani speaks: Jana and Leo (November) 2 and the first Kilimani Festival and two public Kilimani Cares community talks on issues of topical interest (December)
In 2013, we developed the Kilimani Voters Guide and held conversations with County and Parliamentary aspirants (February). Over May and June, we convened several community conversations to chart a new vision for Kilimani (May and June) and co-hosted Nelson Mandela Day with the Kilimani Primary School and the South Africa High Commission (July). This event generated funding, voluntary action and new relationships committed to renovating this public school. We co-organised the very first Police Open Day with the office of the OCPD. Over 200 people attended the community dialogue, played 7 side football with police officers and discussed community policing strategies (October).
Over 2014, the Foundation partnered with twenty organisations among them local businesses, NGOs, local public schools and the Nairobi County Government to organise six events. The events included consultations on the County of Nairobi draft Master Plan for Nairobi (January), clean ups in schools (June) and along Argwings Kodhek street (March), a medical camp for the public (May), the renovation of the Kilimani Primary School canteen (January) and the poetry performance “Silence is a Woman” by Sitawa Namwalie (March).
These activities were only possible with the contribution of tens of residents across Nairobi offering their time and expertise to serve the community. In addition, over fifty businesses and organisations have given in-kind support to the Foundation over 2013. All of these volunteers and contributions are driven by the vision of creating Kilimani as an inclusive and vibrantly alive community for all.
The Project is now registered as the Kilimani Project Foundation, not for profit company limited by guarantee. We welcome individuals and agencies to take up individual or corporate membership.
Kilimani is located at the southern part of Westlands constituency;
stretches from Lavington in the north; to Kileleshwa in the east;
Ngong Road to the west and Upper Hill to the South.
Diversity: All Kenyan communities as well as Ethiopians,
Sudanese, Somalis, Chinese, European and Latin .
Set Up: Apartments, Restaurants, Shopping Malls,
Embassies, Schools, Art Galleries & Offices.
Green & Recreational Spaces: Kilimani Primary School
and the Arboretum Kilimani Police Station.
Green & Recreational spaces offer venues for community gatherings where neighbours form social ties that produce stronger, safer neighbourhoods. When families gather publicly and establish relationships, kids feel comfortable leaving the house and being active outside, and community events and activities are held in the said green spaces. Our Approach is to emphasise the importance of green & Recreational spaces, assist with renovations and maintenance and use them for community activities and events.
Crime can negatively affect a community’s sense of togetherness, security, and trust. Once a neighbourhood can return to a feeling of safety, a world of possibilities begins to open up. Families begin to interact; businesses open for longer hours and there is a general sense of safety and belonging. Our approach is to help to establish open, respectful communication with Kilimani Police & Private Security firms.
Thriving and vibrant communities are driven by citizens who are invested in their neighbourhood and take responsibility for its future. That is what we mean by community ownership. Whether an initiative is focused on education, public safety, or planned development, we recognize that it must be rooted in what residents identify as important to making Kilimani a place where people love to live Our Approach is to bring the community together to celebrate diversity, art, music and culture.
More than any other element, education is the cornerstone for creating a more thriving and self-sustaining The young adults in the community must develop the knowledge and skill sets needed to succeed personally and to create economic opportunities for others in the future. Our approach reflects the reality that education happens everywhere; with partners and volunteers as leaders for change.
A key element of any thriving neighbourhood is the availability of safe and affordable housing. Well planned and Well-kept homes, apartments and buildings provide better living and learning environments, inspire pride and offer a positive vision for the neighbourhood´s future. Our Approach is to educate and assist the community on laws and by-laws that will avoid unplanned development.
Our Vision for Kilimani
Thanks! Small or big donations are always welcome to support the Foundation´s work.
Apex Porto Novelli- Dennis Pritt Residential Association – Willart Productions – Yaya Centre
Kuona Trust -Eric Wainaina – Kilimani Primary School – Irungu Houghton – 3Mice – Ric Francis
Nadia Mussani – Kwani Trust – Ted Kwaka and The Main Event Company – Kiko Romeo
Lorna Irungu – Dr. Hasmukh Dawda – Nairobi Baptist Church – Kenya Property Developers Association – Buddha Blaze – Black Butterfly – DJ Adrian – Jerry Okungu – PAWA254
Protus Nyamweya – Kahare Miano – Screen on the Green – Afrimop – Naipolitans
Chandarana Supermarkets – ShiftEye Gallery – Prestige Plaza – Go Down Arts Centre – Capital FM Bikram Yoga Nairobi – Suzanna Owiyo – Atemi – Yaya Towers -Bamba Rewards Ltd
Daystar University students and teachers – Global Fund for Community Foundations – House of Manji, Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) – Kenya Association of Family Physicians – Kilimani Police – Kilimani Primary School students, teachers and parents – Masjid Rahma Mosque management – Milimani Primary School students, teachers and parents – Mother and Child Hope Organisation – Nairobi City County – Radar Security Firm – Sitawa Namwalie, Alice Karunditu and the cast of “Silence is a Woman” – St Georges Secondary School students and teachers – Stand Up and Shout Organisation -volunteers on the Resource Mobilisation committee (Sarah Waithera, Fatou Samba) -Current and former staff and volunteers (Zahra Kassam, Njeri Mburu, Otieno Owino, Tim Munene, Joseph Waithuki, Bianca Corazón, Nemmy Ngige and Douglas Gakere) -among others