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WHERE WOULD KENYA TODAY BE IF IT ENGAGED
IT’S FINEST: AN OPINION PIECE,

Kenya is reputed to be Silicon Savanna, and for good measure. But is that reason enough to sit on our laurels, celebrate and relax? When we wake up we’ll be at the bottom of the pack. Especially in this fast-paced 4th Industrial Revolution, when time waits for none.

We live in a knowledge and data-driven world. Tech-savvy and data sovereign nations chart trends. It is no wonder the fierce salient tech-war between today’s biggest global economies 5G revolution. And why should Kenya or Africa by extension pay attention?

OPEN LETTER TO HON SPEAKER: DIASPORA NI MKENYA AND SO ARE DUAL CITIZENS – NOT A REASON TO DENY MWENDE MWINZI OPPORTUNITY TO BE KENYA’S AMBASSADOR

This is further to our earlier communication dated 30th May, 2019, on the same subject matter.

Firstly, we wish to compliment and thank the Hon Chair and Members of the Defence and Foreign Relations Committee for approving appointment of a dual citizen, Madam Mwende Mwinzi as Ambassador, even though with a rider to renounce her other citizenship.

OPEN LETTER TO HON SPEAKER: DIASPORA NI MKENYA AND SO ARE DUAL CITIZENS – NOT A REASON TO DENY MWENDE MWINZI OPPORTUNITY TO BE KENYA’S AMBASSADOR

The Kenya Diaspora Alliance (KDA) considers the matter to renounce other citizenship no longer a “Mwende issue”, but an affront on all diaspora, dual citizens, women, children of diasporas and all future generations of Kenyans residing abroad. Would the same questions being raised pertain if she were a man? Allowed to stand, this decision would have immeasurable negative consequences in the future. It is with that seriousness that we have elected to beseech Hon Members of Parliament (The Whole House) to reconsider and expunge this requirement on Madam Mwende to renounce her other citizenship.

MRADI BORA OR BORA MRADI? A PROFESSIONAL VIEW ON NIIMS

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…….

KENYANS CANNOT AFFORD TO SQUANDER THE ‘HANDSHAKE’ OPPORTUNITY: OPINION PIECE

Kenyans and Friends of Kenya must cease the moment to move the country to greatness. We have a once in a life-time opportunity to do so. The only two other that come to mind were at independence and in 2002 when the country literally united to send KANU home. In both cases, especially the latter, the opportunity was sadly squandered…….

PROPOSAL FOR UNITED STATES INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY–AFRICA (USIU-AFRICA) PARTNERSHIP AND FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN IN THE USA

INTRODUCTION
As part of the university strategic goal towards being a leading research institution in the region, USIU-Africa envisions to raise funds to support university priorities by developing and fostering strong external partnerships with various entities in Kenya and abroad.

USIU-Africa Vice Chancellor, Professor Paul Tiyambe Zeleza and Director of University Advancement, Mr. James Ogolla are scheduled to conduct a six week partnership and fundraising campaign in the USA between April 11, 2018 and May 18, 2018 to raise funds to support critical growth areas of the university in line with the USIU-Africa Strategic Plan 2015-2020, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of 2015/2030 and Kenya’s Vision 2030……

HEFTY COURT PETITION FINES WILL ONLY FURTHER ENCOURAGE ELECTORAL MALPRACTICES

The Kenya Diaspora Alliance (KDA) has observed with dismay the huge fines meted out on election petition losers. The highest pronounced so far was KSh 12,000 million, and the majority being between KSh 3-10 million. These figures are double injury to persons already aggrieved by petition loss, and a great disincentive to people who in future my wish to take complaints to court. The likely unintended effect is elections becoming a ‘do or die’ that must be won at any cost, because redress in court by ‘losers’ will be anathema…..

KENYA DIASPORA ALLIANCE HAILS LEADERS’ UNITY OF PURPOSE AND REITERATE CALL FOR STRUCTURED, INCLUSIVE NATIONAL DIALOGUE

The Kenya Diaspora Alliance (KDA) hails the bold and statesmanlike step President Uhuru Kenyatta and Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga have taken to reunite the country, heal wounds and take back the nation onto a path of justice, cohesion, greatness and shared prosperity. We welcome this development with guarded optimism, though…..