Sunday, January 31, 2010

Against an MP with Air Miles

An article published in the Daily Nation brought one John Maina to national attention when he mooted the idea of Kenyans living abroad – the diaspora – having their own representative in government. According to the article, the Kenya Community Abroad (KCA), a US-based Kenyan advocacy group, is lobbying the Committee of Experts to create an “Abroad Constituency” who would then have an MP to represent the interests of Kenyans living abroad.

My instant reaction, as I posted to my Twitter account, was a resounding “Hell to the no!”

Stephanie Migot explains her position.