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Diaspora, Kenyan Leadership & Our Country Beyond 2013

NB: Part of my remarks to a Town Hall meeting hosted by President Mwai Kibaki for Kenyans in the Diaspora – September 25, 2012, New York City, NY. —————- Your Excellency President Mwai Kibaki, Deputy Prime Minister Musalia Mudavadi, Honorable Ministers of the Government of Kenya, Kenyan Ambassadors and the entire diplomatic corps, ladies and […]

On the Culture of Reading & Development

On the Reading Culture[1] click here for a .pdf version of this speech. Accept greetings from Canada and my sincere apologies as I cannot be present at this very important event that has to do with our community, and especially on the subject of knowledge. I want to congratulate Kemomo Foundation and the Kenya National […]

Kenya Diaspora Conference 2011

By Matunda Nyanchama October 15, 2011 The recently concluded Kenya Diaspora Conference held in Washington, DC was a watershed moment for the Government of Kenya (GoK) and Kenyan Diaspora. For many of us that have been in this game for a while, this was a pleasant surprise: GoK embracing the Kenyan Diaspora. This is not […]

Challenge to Kenyan Youth

Tweet Click here for a .pdf version of this speech To the ODM youth convention attendees, all Kenyan youth and the Kenyan people: Accept my greetings from the land of the Canucks, as some people call Canada. I salute you in the name of Kenyan patriots, young and old, men and women, boys and girls, […]

The Launch of Micii-ini iitu

Toronto, Ontario May 28, 2011 Related Articles Khainga O’Okwemba’s Take in The Star Advert in the Daily Nation Download a .pdf version of this document. Greetings from Canada Let me state that we are very proud of what is happening today: the launch of Micii-ini iitu, an initiative of Marjory Kimani. We are even more […]

Nyamira County & Choice Ahead of Us

Our Collective Role in County & National Development[1] Tweet click here to download a.pdf version of this document We have an opportunity of a life time! Accept our greetings from Canada where, unlike Kenya at the moment, we are in freezing winter temperatures. Like Mogusii said: ‘ngongo n’ibere. I am glad that you have convened […]

Sports & Its Potential for Development

by Matunda Nyanchama Nyamira, Kenya, November 27, 2010 [1] Ukiona vyalea, vimeundwa I greet you in the name of national development of our national and common good. I bring you greetings from the Kenyan Diaspora and affirm that they are watching our country with deep engagement. They are part of the re-awakening of the developments […]

Speaking About Kenya – II

On October 13, 2010, I spoke with Denzel Musumba on East Africa Blogtalk Radio; we covered extensive topics with respect to Kenya’s condition, development challeges and solutions thereof. I answered a lot of questions put forth by listeners. Subjects ranged from the hopes for the new dispensation, the Kenyan Community Abroad (KCA) & the role […]

The case for Publishing & (with) Nsemia Inc. Publishers

By Matunda Nyanchama Download the .pdf version of this speech October 1st, 2010[1] “I put forward formless and unresolved notions, as do those who publish doubtful questions to debate in the schools, not to establish the truth but to seek it.” – Michel de Montaigne (1533–1592), French essayist. I want to thank Professor Njoki Wane […]

Nyamira Youth Leadership Workshop

We must be creative lest we perish! By Matunda Nyanchama December 22, 2009 Remarks from the Patron (read at workshop) Click here for a .pdf version of the full speech It is with great pleasure that we launch the inaugural series of workshops focusing on our community and country. These workshops, which will run bi-annually, […]

Metropolitan Nairobi – Some Thoughts on Development

Metropolitan Nairobi – Some Development Suggestions[i] By Matunda Nyanchama [i] Remarks to meeting of Kenyans in Canada and a Kenyan delegation from the Nairobi Metropolitan Ministry visiting Canada. February 2009 Saturday February 28, 2009 The Hon. Elizabeth Ongoro Masha, MP and the Metropolitan Nairobi Ministry Delegation, acting Kenyan High Commissioner to Canada, KCO President and […]

Education, its Value & Examinations – A Perspective

By Matunda Nyanchama Nyamira, Gusii, Kenya. December 27, 2008 Speech to students attending counseling session on examination performance in Nyamira, Gusii, Kenya. Pastor Mouko, convenor of this examination counseling session, fellow panellists, invited guests, examination counselees, ladies and gentlemen. I am pleased to be here today, as part of this distinguished panel on the matter […]

Heroism (Ushujaa) & Kenyan Madaraka

Heroism (Ushujaa) & Kenyan Madaraka[1] By Matunda Nyanchama;mnyanchama@aganoconsulting.com June 7, 2008 Madaraka in Kiswahili means responsibility. In the Kenyan historical context, this is the day our country obtained internal self-government; Madaraka was one of the last steps towards full independence, Uhuru. Madaraka happened in June of 1963 following competitive elections in May of the same […]

Kenya – Roots of Election Conflict & Hope for the Future

Kenya: Roots of Conflict & Hope For The Future By Matunda Nyanchama Speech made at Brock University, ON, Canada March 6, 2008 Kenya a shocking mayhem On December 27, 2007, Kenyans trooped to the polling stations to elect a president as well as civic and parliamentary representatives. The turnout was massive and, perhaps when all […]

The Kenyan Diaspora Agenda – Address in Toronto

The Kenyan Diaspora Agenda[1] By Matunda Nyanchama Toronto, Ontario, November 10, 2007 The Honourable Minister for Livestock & Fisheries, Joseph Munyao Your Excellency, the High Commissioner of Kenya to Canada, Prof. Judith Mbula Bahemuka and esteemed High Commission Staff Mr. Ben Ondoro, President of the Kenyan Community in Ontario The Kenyan delegation from the Ministry of Livestock […]