Mohammed Hassan comes from a family of eight children in Kwale County. Their father is a fishmonger at Shimoni. The money he earns from selling fish is hardly enough for the family’s needs and he has always to keep the children in school. After high school, Mohammed was admitted for a diploma course in Fisheries
KEMFSED National Project Coordinator Patrick Kiara joined Kilifi County Executive Committee Member (CECM) in charge of fisheries, Dr. C, local leaders and the community in a mangrove tree-planting event at Sita Landing Site in the county. The event was organized by the county jointly with Sita Umoja Creek Self-Help Group, which received a KEMFSED grant
Zahra Ahmed, a Form 2 student at Matuga Girls Secondary School, in Magarini sub-county Kilifi, has a burning ambition to create a better future for herself and her community. Growing up in a single-parent household, Zahra has witnessed her mother’s struggles to provide for their family, especially their education. The girl could often miss classes
Amos, the youngest of three siblings, was born into a family in Kilifi that knew the harsh realities of financial struggle all too well. He recalls many times when his parents, who rely on seasonal casual work on farms, could not afford regular meals. Despite adversity, Amos’ resolve to succeed in school never wavered. He
KEMFSED grants to common interest groups for community projects have reached just over Sh1.5 billion for 671 community projects. This was after President William Ruto on November 2023, presented a cheque for Sh691 million for common interest groups spread across Kilifi, Mombasa, Kwale, Tana River, and Lamu counties. The President presented the cheque at Shimoni
Engaging communities to get their views is important as it provides the KEMFSED project with feedback to ensure it delivers maximum benefits. This also ensures accountability and transparency. KEMFSED teams continuously reach out to project beneficiaries at all levels up to the grassroots to give them an opportunity to share their concerns and ideas on
Kenya joined the global community to mark World Oceans Day on June 8, 2023. The national celebrations were held at the Jomo Kenya Public Beach in Bamburi, Mombasa County. Kenya Marine Fisheries and Socio-Economic (KEMFSED) Project was among the main sponsors of the annual event that creates awareness about the need for conserving and sustainably
Mama Rukia Pamba has made it her mission to improve lives in her community. A mother of eight and fish trader, Rukia dropped out of school after basic education and got married. But in 2018, at years of 46 age, she defied the odds and she joined high school in her home County of Kilifi.
His Excellency President William Ruto presided on February 24th, 2023 over the national launch of the community project grants awarded by the Kenya Marine Fisheries and Socio-Economic Development (KEMFSED) in Mombasa at a ceremony attended by governors of all the five participating counties of Kilifi, Mombasa, Kwale, Tana River and Lamu as well as Mining,
As a young man growing up on the Kenyan coast, Mwangome Salim, now 52, made good money selling sea shells to tourists on Diani beach in Ukunda, Kwale County. Life was good and he made enough money to settle down and start a family. However, life changed drastically in the late 1990s. The authorities banned
Blue Economy and Fisheries PS Betsy Njagi visited various sites of activities supported by the KEMFSED Project in Mombasa, Kwale, and Kilifi counties between January 23rd and 26th 2023. Accompanied by KEMFSED National Project Coordinator Patrick Kiara and other officials, the PS paid courtesy calls to the respective County Commissioners before holding talks with Governors
Following the award of grants to community common interest groups for various sub-projects, KEMFSED is training local committees to strengthen the project’s Grievance redress mechanism (GRM). The training equips the committees with knowledge and skills to address issues raised by communities and stakeholders regarding the implementation of the sub-projects that include productive livelihood, social welfare,
My name is Jane Kadzo Sulubu. I am a student at the Equip Africa Institute pursuing a certificate course in social work and community development. I am the firstborn in a family of six. Two sisters are in high school, one is not learning, and the other two are in primary school. My life before
Local capacity building is a key objective of KEMFSED. The project provides training to improve the abilities of common interest groups to effectively manage sub-projects to improve that increase access to complementary livelihood options for coastal communities that largely depend on fisheries. The capacity building targets groups shortlisted to receive KEMFSED grants for sub-projects that
Joseph Yaa Kahindi is the firstborn in a family of five. He is the son of a widower, a fisherman in Mtwapa, Kilifi County. Joseph says his father is hardworking, but he can no longer make enough money from fishing to provide for the family. He struggles to keep the children in school and meet
The NPCU presented the 2022/2023 project annual workplan and procurement plan to the Project Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC).
Training of Matuga and Kinango sub-counties management committees on procurement and financial management
Kwale CPIU conducted procurement and financial management training to Project Management Committees for Sub-Projects that were proposed by beneficiaries in Matuga and Kinango sub-counties.
Preparation of 2022/23 FY Performance Contract for KEMFSED Project as part of broader public sector reforms to improve efficiency and effectiveness in the management of the public service.
Assisting the community in pond preparation and collection of wild seeds for stocking by the Mariculture team
Under Component 1, the project is supposed to capacity-build mariculture farmers in finfish and shellfish production. In order to support some of the existing farmers to stock their ponds in the move to enhance mariculture production, the project has mobilized finfish and shellfish farmers in Kilifi county to collect prawns and milkfish seeds to stock
The project under Component 1, Fisheries Monitoring, Control and Surveillance (MCS) inducted Fisheries Observers (from KMFRI and KeFS) on observer guidelines and data collection. The activities included both theory and practical session onboard a prawn trawler in the Malindi-Ungwana Bay fishing ground. This capacity building will not only improve on compliance and data collection but