As of November 2013, we have suspended the print edition of Kenya Yetu while we focus on developing other aspects of our business. See the full story here. However, we’re really proud of our achievement with the magazine, and the thinking behind it, which is outlined below and which remains as valid as ever:
Kenya today represents so much of what is exciting about Africa. It is abuzz with opportunity and it abounds with energetic, creative, tolerant, hard-working and aspirational people who are living life with pride, honour and commitment, doing their best to build a better future. People who believe in themselves.
There’s much the ‘developed world’ can learn from Africa’s young nations, and you just have to look at Kenya to feel that something exciting is happening in the country.
We thought it would be fun to create a magazine that attempted to capture the spirit of Kenya; the energy that is driving this progressive and exciting country.
We’re not seeking to appeal to a particular demographic or section of society. Kenya Yetu is a magazine for all Kenyans. We hope it will embrace the varied interests and activities that shape who each of us are – building a career, supporting family, contributing to the community, healthy living, music, friends, technology, fashion, sport…
This exciting new magazine is written by Kenyans, for Kenyans, and it needs to reflect who you are. The publication will aim to give voice to your own stories. We want you to engage with Kenya Yetu as much as possible, to help shape your magazine. Tell us what you would like to read about. Recommend writers and photographers. Tell us what interests you, and what makes you proud to be Kenyan. Tell us about the unheralded hero on your street.
Let’s really celebrate being Kenyan, and share that with as many people as possible. Let’s shout it out to each other and the rest of the world.
For Kenya Yetu to be true to its mission, it is important that it is available to as many people as possible, that access is not restricted by a price. So we are distributing Kenya Yetu as a free publication.
We’re working with a range of companies who recognise the value of the magazine and want to help by making it available through their organisation. A full list of these stockists will be updated on kenyayetu.net. Please visit them and support their businesses.
Without our advertisers Kenya Yetu will not be possible. The companies participating in Kenya Yetu have all embraced the concept of Kenya Yetu and want to be part of it. We think that vision and commitment is pretty special, and we hope you’ll show your appreciation by using their services and products.