President Uhuru Kenyatta Meets with Kenyans in Dallas, Texas

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President Uhuru Kenyatta has said that the government has put resources in place to ensure Kenyans in Diaspora participate in the 2017 general elections. Speaking at a meeting with Kenyans in Dallas, Texas on Friday, the president said the government has launched National ID issuance for Kenyans in the Diaspora, and encouraged Kenyans to apply for IDs to ensure they get a chance to participate in the elections.

The president also announced that the Foreign Affairs ministry will be opening new consuls in various cities around the world with high Kenyan populations, such as Dallas, Texas. This, he said, will help bring government services closer to the people.

He also said the Treasury Ministry is working on various mechanisms to enhance investments in the country by the Diaspora. Among this is a Diaspora Bond which he said will be launched soon. He urged Kenyans to participate in the bond it is launched, as it will offer favorable and guaranteed returns.

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