An appeal to our readers
WAJIBU is now in its 14th year of continuous publication which we believe is a record for an independent, non-commercial journal of this kind in Kenya. In the past WAJIBU has been financed from subscriptions, the sale of single copies and the occasional advertisement. A donor (Misereor in Germany) gave some financial support to the journal for some three years. The Board has struggled very hard to make WAJIBU self-supporting. However, this has proved impossible so far. The publisher has therefore financed the shortfall from his own means. This additional financial burden is becoming increasingly difficult to sustain on account of the deteriorating social and economic situation in the country, occasioning numerous requests for financial help for immediate social needs: school fees, medical bills, etc. Printing costs have also gone up steadily as have bank charges, and it has proved difficult to recuperate these additional expenses from an increase in subscription fees.
In order to make WAJIBU self-supporting, the Board has decided to set up a Trust for the journal. This Trust fund, provided it is sufficiently well endowed, will make it possible for the journal to continue being published without financial worries.
We appeal to your generosity to help us build up the Wajibu Trust.
Please make your cheque payable to
P. O. Box 32440
All donations to the Trust fund above Kshs 1,000/- will be acknowledged by the mention of your name in the journal (unless you should wish your gift to remain anonymous.) Anyone donating Kshs 5,000/- or above, will receive a free subscription to the journal for one year.
The Online publishing of WAJIBU is by Koinonia Media Centre.