OPEN LETTER TO HON SPEAKER: DIASPORA NI MKENYA AND SO ARE DUAL CITIZENS - NOT REASON TO DENY MWENDE MWINZI OPPORTUNITY TO BE KENYA'S AMBASSADOR.
For Immediate Release
The Kenya Diaspora Alliance (KDA) relays gratitude to H.E. the President and Ministry of Foreign Affairs for plucking out and considering Madam Mwende Mwinzi, an eminent Diasporan domiciled in the USA, as Nominee for Kenya’s Ambassador to Korea. Mwende is an avid, committed and engaged member of the diaspora community, and we take an early opportunity to congratulate her for...Read More
Mradi Bora or Bora Mradi? A Professional View on NIIMS – 3/4/2019
Over the last two months or so, there has been an ongoing public debate on the “Huduma
Namba” initiative, more formally referred to as the National Integrated Identity
Management System (NIIMS). The project is expected to cost the tax payer Six Billion Kenya Shillings, with some of the major human rights bodies seeking to block it through litigation.The High Court has given the greenlight to government to proceed with the project launch,but with caveats not to make it mandatory or tie it to access to public service. There is likelihood for appeal... Read More
Message of Condolences by the Kenyan Diaspora For 148 Students Killed At Garissa University
Members, affiliates and partners of the Kenya Diaspora Alliance (KDA) pass their heartfelt message of condolences to the families, relatives, friends, and the entire country for those students and security officers recently killed or wounded at Garissa University. These were young lives needlessly taken away from us too early by misguided and violent people... Read More
Open Letter on the Supreme Court Ruling on Diaspora Voting - Diaspora Call for Immediate, Honest & Transparent Action
We take note with satisfaction the last and final verdict by the Supreme Court on May 7, 2015 with regard to the above referenced petition. It is our considered view that it was quite uncalled for, unnecessary and indeed a misapplication of public resources for the Commission to drag Diaspora through this litigation in an unfair attempt to diminish and outright deny us our fundamental rights as citizens.
We hope this ruling brings to end all excuses to disenfranchise Diaspora. We ask of, and expect of you nothing less than faithful implementation of the court ruling. It is our hope that other concerned arms of government will expeditiously empower the Commission to fulfill the ruling. We also lay at your table abundant skills the Diaspora have that you could leverage to deploy cutting edge and reliable electoral technologies... Read More