Twende Mbele - Going Forward

Kavi Pratt is an up and coming Kenyan singer, who is about to hit the big time. She has a growing legion of fans around the world, including President Obama whom she wowed with a beautiful rendition of the Eta James song, At Last, during his recent state visit to Kenya.

Kavi is part of a growing group of creative young Kenyans who are expressing their passion for their country through music, arts and culture. She has agreed to support Make It Kenya by providing her song Twende Mbele as the official campaign anthem.

“Twende Mbele means ‘going forward’, and it’s important for Kenya because I feel we are going so far, and we have so much potential.”

“The positivity of the Make it Kenya campaign reflects what I want for my country and why I am happy that the campaign has selected my song, Twende Mbele, as its anthem. 

“I originally wrote Twende Mbele to celebrate Kenya’s 50th independence anniversary. However, the lyrics reflect the vibrancy, togetherness and potential of Kenya, which is exactly what Make It Kenya is trying to achieve, which is why the song is such a great fit for the campaign.”

Kavi has kindly made Twende Mbele available as a free download. All that she is asks is that you pledge support or donate to the Kenya Wildlife Trust, a charity very close to Kavi’s heart.

“Kenya’s wildlife is unique and a huge part of what defines us as a country. It is important that we all play a part in protecting our wildlife because if we don’t we will lose an integral part of what it means to be Kenyan.”







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Pope Francis to Visit Kenya in First Ever Trip to Africa

Pope Francis will visit Kenya from 25 – 27 November in his first ever trip to Africa. Nairobi will be his first stop on a three-state visit of the continent to include Uganda and the Central African Republic.

The Catholic community in Kenya accounts for an estimated 33 percent of the population. While in Nairobi, Pope Francis will hold a Mass on the campus of the University of Nairobi which is expected to be attended by 1.4 million people from across the country.

The Pope will also meet other religious leaders to discuss inclusivity and how people of all denominations can co-exist. Key discussions will include matters around climate change, strengthening family ties, and inter-ethnic tolerance.

It has been 20 years since Kenya hosted a pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church which was marked by the visit of Pope John Paul II in 1995. The nation is prepared to welcome Pope Francis with blessings and joy.

For further information, and full details Pope Francis’ itinerary, please visit