For several months, the Peter Kenneth Diaspora Team has been engaged in organizing and coordinating the campaign activities for Assistant Minister for Planning, National Development and Vision 2030, Hon. Peter Kenneth.Â In an emergency meeting of Chapter Leaders across the Diaspora this week, the Team urged Kenyans in the Diaspora to contact their friends, relatives and colleagues at in the country to register to vote. The meeting was attended by leaders of the Team from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Australia, Japan and South Africa.
Given that the IEBC decided to lock out a majority of Kenyans from the 2013 elections, the leaders expressed optimism that in the remaining week, those yet to register have a window of opportunity to usher in a brighter Kenya.
The Team approved the modified strategy of â€œOne for Tenâ€ (an improvement of the normal â€œOne for Fiveâ€) â€“ meaning for every Kenyan resident in North America, Europe, Australia, Japan and the rest of Africa, contacting at least ten eligible voters and urging them to register before the deadline. The program is dubbed TUNAWESREGISTER and runs through the voter registration deadline.
The Diaspora is an undeniably critical constituency as Kenya prepares for the 2013 general elections. It is estimated there are three million Kenyans abroad. These Kenyans have contributed immensely to the development of our beloved Kenya especially during tough economic times.Â For months now, the Peter Kenneth Diaspora Team has been working to reach and engage with these voters.
The team resolved that the collective voice of Kenyans abroad can and will still be heard on matters of governance in the motherland. According to the Director of Communications, all chapters will use social media, telephone, print media. The Team has also designated the period from December 15-17 as the TUNAWESREGISTER weekend.
The team invited all Kenyans of goodwill to help usher in a new era in Kenya under a proven, tested, corruption-free, tribal-free and development-minded leadership of Peter Kenneth, noting that the starting point is registration as a voter.