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 too short. Once again, it’s the kind of very important workshop for which Diaspora should have been given ample time to get any one of our diaspora-based representatives there.
Nonetheless, you all may recall a number of diaspora groups submitted feedback to the draft policy last year, and all of it will be discussed. Let’s plan a PolicyWatch that will engage more/all of us so we can push it through legislation. “Final” stretches can sometimes end up being the real battleground.
By Mkawasi Mcharo Hall