Kenya Diaspora Leadership Assembly Takes Shape (List of Assembly Members)
The first globally elected representative body for the Kenyan Diaspora is finally taking shape. Since its election on July 14th , 2012, the elected members have been meeting every week. In the 11 sessions it has met, it has formatted itself into a viable structure that is capable of maximizing the aspirations of Kenyans in the Diaspora.
The Assembly has identified nine projects to be implemented in Kenya and the Diaspora. The first one being rolled out on October 21st is the much awaited Home Link Services for Kenyans Abroad (dubbed Holiska). They describe Holiska as “world-class project support system helping you to start/manage family, business and community projects in Kenya without leaving your desk. Holiska will also have an e-commerce section called “Diaspora Duka”, which will have a nationwide home delivery component, the first one of its kind.
List of Members
Duly elected and sworn in members are: William Yimbo, Jane Konditi (Texas, USA), Alex Momanyi, Tony Mithiga, Prof. Kefa Otiso (Ohio, USA), Robert Chiuri, Benson Metho (Minessota, USA), Rosemary Segero (District of Columbia, USA), Boniface Mweu (Ontario, Canada), Wanja Njuguna (Namibia), Rebecca Nyutu (Washington, USA), Eric Waiyaki (UK), John Kamau (Arizona, USA),Waweru Ndungu (Ohio, USA), Dr. Joe Karogi (North Carolina, USA), Koissaba B.R Ole (Washington, USA), Alfred Mairura (United Arab Emirate), Patrick Odoyo (Indiana, USA).
Others are Jane Wanja Bromberg (Massachusetts, USA), Benjamin Waigwa (Uganda), Ochieng’ Okeyo (South Africa), Ed Maina (Alberta, Canada), Enock Nyasimi (Uganda), Dr. John Nyachieo (Florida, USA), Christopher Sirengo Menya (Denmark), James Mugo (UK), Dr. Charles Wambulwa (Nova Scotia/PEI, Canada), Susan Mudasia (France), Peter Mutuneh Ndiritu (United Arab Emirate), Sarah Richson (UK), Joel Kipwambok (Kansas), Meeli Kitok’enterit (DC, USA), Geoffrey Ongubo (Trustee Midwest, USA),Sam Nyabiosi (Delaware, USA), Beffon Nyamosi (Indiana, USA), Tsihugwa Kikuyu (Arizona, USA), Steve Waweru (Delaware, USA), Comfort Munoru Mwangi (South West USA), Tegi Obanda (Eastern Canada), Henry Miheso ( Rwanda), Geofred Osoro (Massachusetts, USA), Churchill Audi (UK), Bernard Onyango (Afghanistan), Juma Kinyamkera (New Jersey, USA), Kennedy Ambundo ( Colorado, USA).
By-elections to fill vacant positions is slated for October 27th, 2012. Those interested in representing their areas are invited to fill application form at http://kenyadiasporadev.org/kenya-diaspora-leadership-assembly.
If interested, you are encouraged to go ahead and apply even if their area has a rep. This is because there are 22 sectoral secretary and 24 Board Trustee positions yet to be filled .