CREP Programme initially started as a relief and rehabilitation C. B.O. during the ethnic clashes that characterised Kenya in 1992 and 1993 at the onset of multiparty politics. Originally going by the name Muhoroni Central Development Project (M.C.D.P), the organization was mainly involved in provision of relief items and counselling the communities affected and displaced by the clashes.
OSIENALA (Friends of Lake Victoria) was established in 1993 as a national NGO with its head office in Kisumu City in Western Kenya. OSIENALA’s has created awareness locally and internationally about the problems facing Lake Victoria while at the same time creating structures that would support local communities to become responsible custodian of their environment and the lake. OSIENALA endeavours to strengthen capacities within the communities for sound management, optimization of resource utilization and improvement of the social and economic status in the region