Gerald Baraza

Gerald Baraza

10 July 2016 » Gerald Baraza

Facts, Statistics & Observations: Why Asia is eating everybody's lunch. Speaking before the MBA students at Stanford University, the former World Bank President, James Wolfensohn, highlights some very interesting facts, statistics & observations on dramatic changes that have been happening in the world and their consequences on each continent. The most notable observation that he makes is that Asia, specifically China and India are eating everyone's lunch and the rest of the world...

09 June 2016 » Gerald Baraza

Kenyan Diaspora Pro-democracy Movement: ROTATING PRESIDENCY: THIS IS WHAT KENYA NEEDS.

26 May 2016 » Gerald Baraza

– The calls by the CORD for reconstituting of IEBC have received a boost after Kenyans in the diaspora joined to demand the same.– The Kenya Diaspora Alliance (KDA) also wants the CORD and Jubilee to sit and sort out their differences amicably.Kenyans in the diaspora have called upon the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) officials to vacate office as demanded by the Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD).Through a statement wired to newsrooms, the Kenyans through their...

09 May 2016 » Gerald Baraza

Kenyan Diaspora Pro-democracy Movement: Dr. EKURU AUKOT IN MICHIGAN-JUNE

09 May 2016 » Gerald Baraza

Gerald Baraza,  PresidentKDPM Am happy to inform you that Kenya's 2017  Presidential candidate, Dr. EKURU AUKOT will be in Michigan in June this year. He will speak on: CONSTITUTIONALISM AND THE RULE OF LAW AS A GROUND FOR FUNCTIONAL STATES &  THE SEARCH FOR LEADERSHIP IN AFRICA. Stay tuned for details. If you are interested in participating in this event or hosting Dr. Ekuru for coffee after the event please get in touch ASAPEmail: kdpm2000@gmail.comTel: 616-965-5735

07 April 2016 » Gerald Baraza

31 March 2016 » Gerald Baraza

KENYA DIASPORA 2017 (The Forgotten Kenyans): __________________________________ You are invited to participate in an online survey about the political engagement of diaspora Kenyans. Participation in the study typically takes about 20 minutes and is strictly confidential. The survey collects several types of information: basic demographic data; information about which media sources you consult; your logistical preferences for diaspora voting; factors you are likely to consider when voting; and...

20 December 2015 » Gerald Baraza

http://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/council-eu/presidency-council-eu/Kenya needs to have a Rotating Presidency System.  This will ensure that each region of Kenya gets its chance to produce a President. The term limit can be increased so that one President serves for 6 or 7 years. That is enough time for one to deliver on his vision and promises. Under the current system one region or ethnic group can occupy the presidency forever.  This explains why only two ethnic groups have ruled Kenya since...

20 December 2015 » Gerald Baraza

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19 December 2015 » Gerald Baraza

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18 December 2015 » Gerald Baraza

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13 December 2015 » Gerald Baraza

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13 December 2015 » Gerald Baraza

45 Kenyans banned from US over corruption1.Deputy President William Ruto2. Anne Waiguru. 3. Moses Wetangula4. Ababu Namwamba5. Cecily Mbarire6 Ijara MP- Ahmed Abass7. Davis Chirchir8. Felix Koskei9. Kazungu Kambi10 .Charity Ngilu11. Engineer Michael Kamau12 Gladys Shollei13. Silas Simiyu14. Francis Kimemia15. Prof Njuguna Ndungu16. Mutea iringo17. Peter Mangiti18. Nelson Githinji 19. Jane Waikenda20. Mary Anne Keittany21. Lillian Ndegwa22. Nduva Muli23. Jimmy Kiamba24. Caroli Omondi25. Dr...

13 December 2015 » Gerald Baraza

Full Statement from IEBC - UPDATE ON PREPARATIONS FOR 2017 GENERAL ELECTIONThis has been a busy year at the Commission. After the post-election evaluation, the Commission refocused its strategic direction and instituted structural, programmatic and staff changes to enhance its capacity in preparation for 2017 General Election and beyond.As we come to the end of the year, the Commission would like to announce and update the country on the preparations for the next General Election.1. ELECTION...

31 August 2014 » Gerald Baraza

Greetings to the family and friends, and good health and best wishes for 2063. I write to you from the beautiful Ethiopian city of Bahir Dar, located on Lake Tana, as we finalize preparations for the Centenary celebrations of the Organisation of African Unity, which evolved to the African Union in 2002 and laid the foundations for what is now our Confederation of African States (CAS). Yes, who would have thought that the dream of Kwame Nkrumah and his generations, when they called in 1963 on...

31 July 2014 » Gerald Baraza

Hello, the Clan! I was asked to forward. I did because I agree with the spirit of the organizers. Prof. Horace Campbell spoke at an event I organized within 4 day's notice. Emira Woods is a force to contend with. Both are proven and seasoned in African Affairs. I agree with the planners, the US-Africa Summit heralds much of the same with unbridled profiteers on one hand and bleeding hearts, apron-string philanthropists on the other hand. Then you have the jokers scrambling for a piece. If you...

30 July 2014 » Gerald Baraza

Dear All, The African Union Commission wishes to inform the African Diaspora Community that the Town Hall meetings designed as side-events of the Africa-US Leaders Summit to engage the African Diaspora media on the implementation of the AU Communication strategy and Agenda 2063 in Washington and New York on 4 and 8 August 2014 has been postponed. The events will be rescheduled to take place on the margins of the UN General Assembly in September 2014. The event has been postponed because...

26 July 2014 » Gerald Baraza

Dr.Shem Ochuodho: Good people, Exactly 10 years ago, I was unceremoniously hounded out of the Kenya Pipeline (KPC) and dragged to court, for reasons that were a confluence of political and business interests, disguised as 'abuse of office' or simply corruption charges. After 10 very painful years of ostracization and pariah-hood that almost destroyed my professional career, the High Court in Nairobi recently dismissed the charges against me. I want to thank the good Lord who allowed me to...

17 July 2014 » Gerald Baraza

AS THE 48TH COUNTY, THE KENYAN DIASPORA DEMANDS BETTER LEADERSHIP, AN END TO INSECURITY, INSTITUTIONALIZED CORRUPTION, NEPOTISM, AND ANIMOSITY WITH THE “WEST” July 16, 2014: The catastrophic and escalating levels of insecurity in Kenya continue to appall the Kenyan Diaspora Community. We believe that this situation is indicative of underlying failures in our beloved country including but not limited to inequality, sky-rocketing cost of living, an inept and reactive security system,...

17 July 2014 » Gerald Baraza

BY LYDIA MATATA Kenyans in Diaspora have raised concerns over what they see as a growing rift between Kenya and the West. In a statement signed by Kenya Diaspora Alliance chairman Shem Ochuodho and Coordinator Peter Kerre, the alliance has warned the government against “alienating” certain parts of the world saying that it only serves to harm relations that could promote trade, tourism and other exchanges. The statement comes days after the government on Saturday issued a travel advisory...

06 June 2014 » Gerald Baraza

This was after the Court of Appeal ruled that IEBC should set more facilities and infrastructure in the Diaspora to allow voter registration in preparation for the next election.While delivering the ruling, Justice Roselyn Nambuye directed the IEBC to ensure that Kenyans in Diaspora vote for all positions vied for in the next general elections.During the last general election, the question whether voters in the Diaspora were eligible to vote or not generated heated debate. In the end, scores...

04 June 2014 » Gerald Baraza

By Antony Karanja Kenya’s ambassador to the US has dismissed allegations that embassy staff in Washington DC were inefficient, rude and unprofessional. Ms Jean Kamau was responding to reports in the Kenyan media that the embassy ignored calls. There have also been concerns on under- staffing and inadequate resources to cater for Kenyans in the US. Ms Kamau, who spoke to the Nation in Dallas, denied the reports. She said Kenyans were treated well whether living in the diaspora or as visitors...

04 June 2014 » Gerald Baraza

By RAWLINGS OTINI The government plans to establish a body that will make it easy for Kenyans in the diaspora to do business and help them harness more gains from their earnings abroad. The director for diaspora and consular affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Zachary Muburi-Muita disclosed that plans are at an advanced stage to establish the National Diaspora Council of Kenya (NADICOK). The body will help to champion policies that will help the Kenyan diaspora to do business more...

04 June 2014 » Gerald Baraza

By BMJ MURIITHI When Ambassador Zachary Dominic Muburi-Muita was appointed as head of the Directorate of Diaspora Affairs, not many Kenyans noticed. In fact, few knew that such a post existed within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. By appointing a seasoned diplomat to the post, the President must have been trying to send a subliminal message to his critics that he is serious about engaging with the Diaspora. However, Kenyan media largely snubbed the news of the appointment,...

08 August 2013 » Gerald Baraza

From a much-publicized 2005 Jerry Okungu dismissal of diaspora Kenyans as distant relatives who remain irrelevant to the development of Kenya, we are now discussing the merits of diaspora appointments in Presidential offices in 2013. Between 2001 and 2005, there was an unstructured restlessness building up over a growing diaspora that wished to be counted in all matters Kenyan. Then something vibrant, structured and noteworthy happened between 2006 and 2013; the diaspora began to rise up as...

04 April 2012 » Gerald Baraza

Hon.Mr. Ahmed Isaak, Greetings from the Kenyan Diaspora Pro-Democracy Movement-KDPM. First, let me congratulate you and the IEBC for the work that you have done so far in carrying out the mandate entrusted to you by Kenyans. We especially are grateful for the effort that the IEBC has made to reach out to a few Kenyans in different parts of the world to collect their views on various issues that touch on their democratic right to participate in the electoral process. However, we note that...

22 March 2012 » Gerald Baraza

Fellow Diasporians & Friends of Diaspora, Further to a resolution from last week’s Kenya Diaspora Alliance (KDA) teleconference, we now proceed to constitute the Task Committees agreed. This process shall be on merit, equitable, inclusive, and transparent to the extent possible. We call upon as many eligible Kenyans (Diasporians or Diaspora friends) to offer themselves and/or be nominated to serve on the committees. Please circulate this call as widely as possible across your networks....

12 March 2012 » Gerald Baraza

Friends, At yesterday's milestone Diaspora teleconference, it was resolved that Diaspora will explore all acceptable lawful means to ensure their constitutional rights are not trampled on, including but not limited to litigation. Read on statement:- March 11, 2012 “We will not be left out” – Diaspora Say The Kenyan Diaspora has said that they are not going to left out of Kenya's political process ever at a 3 hour virtual meeting on Sunday March 11, 2012, that brought together over 100...

01 December 2011 » Gerald Baraza

Members of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) will be in the United States to learn and share views on the issue of Diaspora registration and voting. They will meet with the International Foundation of Elections Systems (IFES), representatives of embassies of countries whose Diaspora in the US votes, Maryland State Board of Elections, Federal Elections Commission (FEC). In addition, they will meet with Kenyans in the Diaspora in the following areas: Washington DC, Los...

26 November 2011 » Gerald Baraza

December 4 – 15, 2011: Members of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) will be in the United States to learn and share views on the issue of Diaspora registration and voting. They will meet with the International Foundation of Elections Systems (IFES), representatives of embassies of countries whose Diaspora in the U.S. votes, Maryland State Board of Elections, Federal Elections Commission (FEC). In addition, they will meet with Kenyans in the Diaspora in the following...

21 November 2011 » Gerald Baraza

By VITALIS KIMUTAIThe fight for Diaspora votes appears to be gaining pace as Kenyans head into an election year with a Constitution that guarantees citizens leaving abroad the right to cast their ballots.Among those already seen strengthening links with Kenyans living in foreign lands are Prime Minister Raila Odinga and Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka.The PM has retained strong networks in the Diaspora going back to the campaigns for the ill-fated 2007 elections, when his presidential bid was...

19 November 2011 » Gerald Baraza

Why Diaspora vote could be game-changerUpdated 22 min(s) agoRelated StoriesDonors pledge support for IEBCSharawe appointment to IEBC questionedLobby for special Diaspora seat, Kalonzo urges Kenyans abroadVice President Kalonzo Musyoka. Photo: File/StandardThe men and women at IEBC helmVice-President Kalonzo Musyoka, former VP Moody Awori (right), Standard Group Deputy Chairman and Chief Executive Paul MBy Alex NdegwaPresidential aspirants are competing to woo the Diaspora voting-bloc...

24 September 2011 » Gerald Baraza

Droughts and Famines in East Africa: From man-made problems to man-made solutionsSubmitted by Wolfgang Fengler on Tue, 2011-09-20 10:32How can droughts and famines be avoided? This is the big question many conferences and summits have grappled with in recent weeks. Unfortunately, it will be very difficult to avoid droughts in future because climate change will put more pressure on scarce land and extreme climate events, both rains and floods, will likely occur much more frequently — and even...

19 July 2011 » Gerald Baraza

By MUNA WAHOME Posted Tuesday, July 12 2011 at 00:00The Central Bank of Kenya is for the first time targeting the diaspora with a Sh36 billion infrastructure bond with the twin aims of boosting currency reserves and plugging State budget deficit.With what is expected to be double-digit returns, the product is likely to force banks to raise yields on hard currency accounts of Kenyans living abroad and attract larger inflows.World Bank recently noted that countries, including Kenya, had...

16 July 2011 » Gerald Baraza

On behalf of fellow Kenyans, you are hereby cordially invited to partner with fellow Kenyans in Washington DC at Kenyan Embassy, on Tuesday July 26th, 2011 at 1:00pm. The main objective of the meeting is to register our protest to the continued refusal by Members of Kenyan Parliament to pay their taxes like all other Kenyan do. It is with great concern that Kenyans have noted the MPs unrelenting stubbornness, arrogance and total disregard of the welfare of fellow citizens. As they continue to...

13 July 2011 » Gerald Baraza

Kent County/Grand Rapids Grassroots Planning Session and Training (Grassroots Planning Session)Grassroots Planning Sessions are starting now—and we need you to join us for these critical strategy meetings. Your input will shape our roadmap to victory, since it’s going to take meetings all over our state to spread the word about this campaign and our movement. Now is the time to get involved to take real action for President Obama and democrats up and down the ticket, since your ideas and...

22 May 2011 » Gerald Baraza

For any democracy to thrive there must be justice. For justice to thrive there must be impartiality within the justice system. For impartiality to thrive there must be men and women who understand the law and are capable of applying it while asserting their independence from executive control.Kenya, like most developing countries, lacks an independent judiciary mainly because of the lack of judges who are incorruptible, firm and independent. Time and again atrocities have been seen to be...

15 May 2011 » Gerald Baraza

"How many deaths will it take till they know that too many people have died?" sang Bob Dylan of the civil rights struggle and the war in Vietnam. But the same might be said of efforts to cut, curtail or curb the rate of growth in Medicare.Count the corpses:1. Hillary Clinton's healthcare proposals led to the Democrats' loss of Congress in 1994.2. Newt Gingrich's proposed cuts in the rate of growth in Medicare led to Bill Clinton's reelection in 1996.3. Obama's and Pelosi's cut of $500 billion...

15 May 2011 » Gerald Baraza

Kenyans in the Diaspora will field a presidential candidate in the 2012 general election, a forum has announced. More than three million Kenyans who have attained the age of voting, but live outside the country, have never participated in elections.The co-convener of New Vision Kenya Movement Shem Ochuodho said the Kenya Diaspora Alliance is supporting former MP Bonny Khalwale in the May 23 Ikolomani by-elections.Speaking at a Nyeri Hotel during a sensitization workshop attended by youth,...

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