[5th November 2018]

MISSION JOINS KIJA IN CELEBRATING MASHUJAA DAY DIASPORA PARTY

Group Photo during the BBQ Mashujaa day anniversary

The Mission staff, on Sunday, 27th October,2018, joined the Diaspora residing in Kanto region during a get together ‘Nyama Choma’ Party to mark the Mashujaa Day held in Saitama in the outskirts of Tokyo city. The Party was organized by KIJA (Kenyans in Japan Association), Kanto chapter.

Addressing members, families and friends present, KIJA Chairman, Dr. Emmanuel Mutisya underscored the importance of the Diaspora remaining united and working in solidarity in order to make positive contribution to the national development agenda. He emphasized the need to create linkages with Japanese organizations and companies where they work or have ties and woo them to partner or invest in Kenya as well as rendering skills and expertise to that end. He announced he will convene AGM before end of the year to hold new elections for new office bearers of the Diaspora Association to usher in new leadership to further revitalize and re-energize the association.

He also informed that there will be a Global Diaspora side event at the University of Nairobi during the forthcoming Sustainable Blue Economy Conference to be held in November 26-28, 2018 in Nairobi. He invited the Diaspora and Japanese friends to register to participate in this event. He also issued the Association members that he had already shared with Kenya Embassy the challenge they faced in acquiring the next generation of Passports as they are required to travel to Kenya. KIJA appealed for establishment of an Asian center to cater for Diaspora in Asia so that they could acquire the new Passports before the August, 2019 Deadline.

The Meeting was also addressed by Paul Kaliih, Minister Counselor/Deputy Head of Mission who appealed to the Diaspora who had not registered with the Embassy to do so. This will provide the Mission with updated data base to enable it to easily communicate with Diaspora in case of emergencies, Natural Disasters and for other consular services provided by the Mission. He also seized the opportunity to introduce the new Minister Counsellor in charge of Trade and economic affairs, Mr. Festus Wangwe and other Mission staff Present.

Participants enjoying ‘Nyama Choma’

P. M. Kaliih (Head of Chancery) and Mr. F. Wangwe with some of Kenya Diaspora

KIJA Chair, Dr. Mutisya preparing ‘Nyama Choma’ assisted by other members

Dr. Emmanuel Mutisya. Chair, KIJA with staff of the Embassy

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