Jersey City, NJ Saturday 03/22/2014.
The meeting which had been planned for many days was well attended. Kenyans this time arrived on time that made organizers of the event happy.
Ambassador Jean N Kamau addressing the gathering said she was honored and comfortable to be among Kenyans.
She told Kenyans that she came to celebrate and recognize achievements they have made since they left Kenya to succeed in America. She told the attentive gathering that Kenyan Embassy in Washington DC has made it possible for speedy passport renewal; by next week the embassy has embarked into issuing Kenya National identity cards for Kenyans whose Identity cards have expired and their children who were born in America and who hold USA passports will be able to get Kenyan National Identity cards. She urged Kenyans in various places to make group applications for economic reasons to the embassy so to have consular services come to their local areas.
She requested Kenyans to visit Kenyan embassy website for updates. She stressed that Kenyans must live for unity because they come from same country and Kenyan passports are designed for national identity not village identity. She asked Kenyans in the Diaspora to celebrate being Kenyans because they work hard, they struggle hard, they are achievers; they’re ambassadors of trade, education and not because of remittance only. She told Kenyans to celebrate being Kenyan.
She reminded Kenyans that America is a good country with all resources to use where late professor. Wangari Mathari who received Nobel Prize studied, where Lupita Nyongo Oscar award winner went to school and where president Obama is because he is a relative of Kenya.
She notified Kenyans that Kenyan Embassy in Washington DC is so busy receiving all government officials from 47 county governments and Kenyan government officials and making sure that they are received in various localities while visiting USA. She reminded kenyans that there are three offices in USA where they can get consular services from whereby washington DC is the main, UN mission and LA.
She reminded Kenyans that they immigrated to USA to succeed. She thanked elders and students from Hopewell valley community school for their connection ties between Kenya and USA and for finding Hopewell –Keroka Alliance Foundation.
Jersey City Municipal Council President Rolando R. Lavarro.Jr represented Jersey City Mayor and introduced Kenyan ambassador to speak to the gathering. This meeting was organized by Hopewell valley schools and Dr. David Angwenyi. End.
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