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The Education Cabinet Secretary of Mombasa County, Mr. Tendai Lewa Mtana, while meeting Kenyan community leaders and politicians in Minnesota USA, challenged them to embrace the unity of purpose and preach patriotism in order to bring the much-awaited development and unity in Kenya. ” It does not benefit Kenyans when the enlightened lot especially in the Diaspora who have seen services and opportunities, turns a blind eye on matters related to ethnic/tribal animosity” he quoted.

He was speaking during a brief meet the community session in Minneapolis in the USA.

Flanked by the Mombasa county Senior Legal Counsel and Anti-Terrorism Expert Ms Ummi Bashir, he acknowledged the vital role the Diaspora plays in Kenya through yearly remittances, visits and real estate development across Kenya.

The County government of Mombasa is ready and willing to assist the Diaspora to invest in viable opportunities in the County through bilateral engagements on various areas from Technological, Infrastructure, Communication, Education, and Health.

He went ahead and encouraged more Kenyans to invest in the coastal region because they are very many opportunities the Diaspora can invest and get good returns. Governor Hassan Joho who was scheduled to visit the US over the weekend but could not manage due to political and work engagements sent an apology through him but is promising to engage the Diaspora in various forums and if possible will be visiting the US in the coming months before the forthcoming general elections.

Mombasa County has the Diaspora liaison officer who oversees and connects any diaspora issues with the county and can be reached through the Diaspora Desk at the Mombasa County Governor’s Office.