Kenya Vision 2030 is the country’s development programme (Strategy) covering the period 2008 to 2030. It was launched on 10 June 2008 by President Mwai Kibaki. Its objective is to help transform Kenya into a “newly industrializing, middle-income country providing a high quality of life to all its citizens by the year 2030 in a clean and secure environment.” Developed through “an all-inclusive and participatory stakeholder consultative process, involving Kenyans from all parts of the country,” the Vision is based around three “pillars”: Economic, Social, and Political. And Foundation as an enabling Pillar. The Vision’s adoption comes after the country’s GDP growth, from 0.6% in 2002 to 6.1% in 2006, under Kibaki’s Economic Recovery Strategy for Wealth and Employment Creation (ERS).
The Kenya Vision 2030 is to be implemented in successive five-year medium-term plans, with the first such plan covering the period 2008–2012. The second medium-term plan covers the period 2012–2017, and so until 2030. Under the Vision, Kenya expects to meet its Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by the deadline in 2015.