Its almost the 28th of February 2011. This is a significant date based on some online discussions I have been following for the last month or so. On this date, which has been shortened to the acronym “Kenya28Feb“, the plan is for Kenyans nationwide to join together in unity. More specifically, according to the Kenya28Feb web site, at 1.00 pm, Kenyans will sing all three verses of the National Anthem. The event is quite unique in that its been largely formulated and driven through Internet media.
As of this writing though, the Kenya28Feb Facebook Page has 1,080 “likes” and the Kenya28 Twitter Account has 672 followers. These are pretty low numbers and I suspect that the awareness levels for Kenya28Feb are not high enough to make a big impact. However, it will be interesting to see how well this initiative performs as “flashmobs” of people sing the National Anthem all over the country.
For more information and details on Kenya28Feb, go to the web site at http://www.28feb.co.ke.