The series, titled “AWEsome” highlights engineering contributions and hallmarks that currently reflect Kenya’s heritage.
The TV series will capture the construction of Kenya’s outstanding buildings, defining agricultural projects, ICT, Housing, Education, Transport and Financial technologies among other developments.
Speaking in Nairobi when he confirmed plans to unveil the new docu-drama series on Wednesday, The Institution of Engineers of Kenya Chairman, Engineer Julius Riungu said this was to celebrate the industry achievements since Independence.
“Engineers in Kenya have made significant milestones since independence and it is imperative to showcase them, as Kenya comprises different generations that need to appreciate their history,” he said.
He noted that the Engineer Institution has been instrumental in the development projects cumulatively valued at more than Sh900billion in various economic sectors.
The ten AWEsome episodes will cover diverse topics such as energy, water, industry, roads, communication, transport, agriculture, business & finance, housing and education.
He says that all episodes have been carefully scripted to educate and entertain, while providing inspiration on the possibilities available to make better lives for all Kenyans.
“Kenya has celebrated engineering minds that have developed game changing solutions that are slowly but surely pushing us towards becoming a middle income economy. We have come of age to showcase our engineering developments as the world economies become more competitive and innovative,” he stated.
He also added that “As an engineering institution, we are ecstatic to be part of Kenya@50 celebrations and we will use the TV series to showcase the developments that the engineering sector has achieved thus far.”
“I am optimistic that with sound national development blueprints such as Vision 2030, we will undoubtedly achieve our growth plans especially with the current level of government allocated resources towards improving infrastructure in counties, cities and urban centres,” he said.
As the saying goes, ‘Everything around you has been engineered in some way,’ so it applies even in Kenya.
The TV series, AWEsome; the Amazing World of Engineering, will premiere its first season with ten episodes about the impact of engineering in Kenya, across everyday lives of Kenyans and how we can continue to use science and available innovations to solve our social problems.