In a notable gathering at Dublin Clayton Hotel on the 27th September 2023, the Principal Secretary, State Department for Diaspora Affairs Roseline Njogu engaged in a pivotal meeting with members of the Kenyan diaspora. The session was characterized by an interactive and insightful question-and-answer segment, focusing on the challenges faced by the diaspora and exploring avenues for their contributions to Kenya’s nation-building efforts.
The Principal Secretary, at the heart of the discussion, addressed a range of issues affecting the diaspora community, delving into topics such as cultural integration, legal concerns, and financial matters. The meeting provided a platform for the diaspora to voice their concerns and seek clarity on various challenges they encounter while living abroad.
Importantly, the session was not just about identifying problems; it also served as a forum for brainstorming solutions and discussing how the diaspora could actively participate in the nation-building process. Ideas were exchanged on potential initiatives, collaborations, and strategies to harness the skills, expertise, and resources of the diaspora for the development of Kenya.
The question-and-answer session proved to be a constructive dialogue, fostering a sense of connection and shared responsibility between the diaspora and the government. As the Principal Secretary outlined plans for further engagement and collaboration, there was an evident commitment to building stronger ties between the diaspora and Kenya, emphasizing the diaspora’s role as a valuable asset in contributing to the nation’s progress. The meeting in Dublin’s Clayton Hotel marked a significant step towards bridging the gap and creating a more inclusive platform for the diaspora to actively participate in the nation-building endeavours of Kenya.
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