Kenya attained independence on 12 Dec 1963 as a Commonwealth realm with Queen Elizabeth II as Head of State. In 1964 Kenya became a republic, and constitutional changes further centralized the government.
Theme: 50 Years Onwards: Enhancing the Role of the Diaspora in Kenya’s Future Development
When: December 14 – 15, 2013
Where: Hilton Crystal City
2399 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, VA 22202
Please visit www.kenyaembassy.com for updates, registration and conference information.
Click here for the GE Student Scholarship to the Diaspora Conference.
GENERAL ELECTRIC (GE) to sponsor the first twenty (20) full-time Kenyan students to participate in the 2013 Kenya Diaspora Conference
We would like to extend a sincere thank you for the support we received during our annual dinner event, October 5th, 2013. The event was great fun, with fabulous music, delicious food, and a wonderful collection of silent auction items. Together with your support we raised funds that will be used to provide school fees for children in need.
A special thanks goes to out to all of our generous donors: Spotless Services, LLC, Carol Mulwa, The Mafazy family, Daniel & Nancy Odipo, David & Maggie Githuku, Dj Boni Sounds & Entertainment, POA Systems, Kilimanjaro African Heritage, Miller Brewing Company, Oscar Ochieng, Green Township Senior Center, Kenyan Embassy in Washington, Dosoan, LLC.
Members come out to the Support the Andrew B. Foundation which was formed by Mason resident Maggie Githuku (Andrew’s sister) in 2012 in memory of Andrew B. Masinde, who passed away following a tragic road accident in Kenya.
The foundation was formed with the primary objective of providing educational scholarships to talented and financially needy Kenyan students for high school and college education in Kenya. In addition, these students would be provided mentorship and internship opportunities to ensure that they are successful in their education and that they become productive members of their communities.
The race was held Sunday, September 29 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The 5K course ran through Mason’s beautiful Pine Hill Lakes Park and Corwin M. Nixon Park.
Why is it important to have a valid passport?
Possession of a valid passport enables you to travel in and out of the country and is a valid form of identification.
The Embassy has stopped renewing 5-year passports. Anyone whose passport has expired should therefore apply for a new 10-year passport. This will take approximately 4-6 weeks to issue.
Please note for international travel, passports must be valid for six months or more.
Why is it important to register with the Embassy?
We encourage Kenyans in USA and Mexico to register with the Embassy in order to effectively and efficiently provide the following services:
• locating Kenyan nationals in cases of emergencies;
• relaying important information about developments in Kenya and the USA, as well as details that may be of importance through the Embassy mailing list; and
• arranging evacuation transportation in cases of natural disaster or civil unrest.
Click here to register. All information given will be kept private and confidential.
Bring your friends and family to participate a run/walk to benefit education efforts in Kenya. The race will take place on Sunday, September 29, 2013 at 9 a.m. at the Mason Community Center.
Come run/walk the 5k course through Mason’s beautiful Pine Hill Lakes Park and Corwin M. Nixon Park. Awards will be given based on age groups and for overall top runner & walker.
Click here to register. 564100 – 5k Run/Walk for Kenya.