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OUT IN THE COLD: Why the Kenyan diaspora must be allowed to vote

| August 4, 2017 | 0 Comments
OUT IN THE COLD: Why the Kenyan diaspora must be allowed to vote

The crisp sting of the November cold hugged me tight as I waited for the polling station at a Baltimore precinct to open up. It was four o’clock in the morning; the darkness of the just concluded campaigns still had its uncertain grip over the land. As I waited for the chief election judge to […]

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Kenyans In Washington DC Planning A Welcome Reception For Ambassador Githae

| February 11, 2015 | 0 Comments
Kenyans In Washington DC Planning A Welcome Reception For Ambassador Githae

Kenyans in the Washington DC area are preparing to officially welcome Ambassador Robinson Githae. A team of community leaders, influencers, and well-meaning Kenyans have formed a committee that has been organizing the reception. At the heart of this effort is also the need to set the diaspora agenda that would allow for Ambassador Githae and […]

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From blasts to lethal brew, what can diaspora do?‏

| May 10, 2014 | 0 Comments
From blasts to lethal brew, what can diaspora do?‏

We’re all watching disasters unfold at home and perhaps feel a little helpless. From mass consumption of lethal alcohol to increasing acts of terror that are killing people going about their daily lives, we are left weaker as a nation bit by bit. I ask myself, what have I done to help? Nothing. I’m not […]

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Brief History of the Struggle for Diaspora Representation and Why We Must Rise Again‏

| August 8, 2013 | 0 Comments
Brief History of the Struggle for Diaspora Representation and Why We Must Rise Again‏

From a much-publicized 2005 Jerry Okungu dismissal of diaspora Kenyans as distant relatives who remain irrelevant to the development of Kenya, we are now discussing the merits of diaspora appointments in Presidential offices in 2013. Between 2001 and 2005, there was an unstructured restlessness building up over a growing diaspora that wished to be counted […]

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Diaspora representation on its last stretch

| May 20, 2013 | 0 Comments
Diaspora representation on its last stretch

The push for diaspora representation is hopefully on its last stretch. A workshop on the Diaspora Policy, in readiness for submission to Cabinet, is currently underway with various Ministry stakeholders in attendance.    Diaspora is ably represented by KCA’s (Kenyan Community Abroad) Kenya-based BoT member, Gichane Muraguri. We shot for additional representation, but time was […]

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