Governors to Hold The Kenya Diaspora Unity Conference in Texas, US

Governors to Hold The Kenya Diaspora Unity Conference in Texas, US

An upcoming summit at Holiday Inn Dallas – Texas, hosted by members of the Council of Governors (CoG) including Nairobi’s Mike Sonko has ruffled a section of Kenyans.

The meeting dubbed The Kenya Diaspora Unity Conference which will be hosted by a team led by the Chairman of CoG Josphat Nanok aims at several objectives including the role of National and County Governments in enhancing investor confidence.

Although the meeting also aims at discussing the viable options that could be employed by the Kenya diaspora to foster unity both locally and abroad, a section of Kenyans feels that its a misplaced priority.


In particular, Kenyans noted that there has been relative peace and tranquillity in the country, hence no urgent need to take the peace agenda to the diaspora at the taxpayer’s expense.


The tickets to the meeting which also aims at providing a forum for Kenyans in diaspora “to engage with their duty bearers on the promotion of peace and cohesion” are retailing at Ksh2,000 per person.

The Summit which will also feature breakfast, lunch and dinner gala will also discuss how cultural and economic barriers are inhibiting the Kenyan development agenda.

Among the governors set to attend the meeting is Anyang’ Nyong’o (Kisumu), Francis Thuita Kimemia (Nyandarua), Charity Kaluki Ngilu (Kitui), and Joseph Ole Lenku (Kajiado).

Besides, Joyce Cherono Laboso (Bomet), Martin Nyaga Wambora (Embu), Ferdinand Ndungu Waititu (Kiambu), Stephen Sang (Nandi) and John Kinyua Nderitu (Laikipia Senator) are set to grace the occasion.

There have been concerns over unnecessary expenditure by different leaders including the recent trip by MPs to watch the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.


However, the leadership of the national assembly defended the trip to Moscow calling it “a benchmarking opportunity on how to host an international event”.

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