National Day Celebration – The Kenyan Embassy in India
Envisioning a Colourful Future
Kenya is named after Mount Kenya – the second tallest mountain in Africa. The Kikuyu people, who lived around present-day Mt Kenya, referred to it as Kirinyaga or Kerenyaga, meaning mountain of whiteness because of its snow-capped peak. Once the British claimed the territory around the mountain as their colony, due to their inability to pronounce Kirinyaga, they re-named the country and the mountain as Kenya and Mt Kenya respectively.
The Kenya Vision 2030 is the country’s long-term development plan driven by a shared vision towards a better society. The goal of the vision is to create a nation that will offer a high quality of life to its citizens and a globally competitive and prosperous economy within the next decade. Aiming at high standards of living in clean and safe surroundings, the vision is being planned to be achieved through high participatory, informative and collaborative stake-holding by all communities within the political boundaries of Kenya.