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Mwanyagetinge Holds Elections


Sunday, January 1, 2006
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The Mwanyagetinge Association of Kenyans in
Minnesota
held its elections on November 26. Paul Morande was reelected chairman after garnering 78% of the vote. He beat Henry Kerongo who managed to get 19% of the votes cast. Naftali Makora trailed with a paltry 2%.

 

 

John Makori, the incumbent treasurer is now the Vice-President. His ascension to the VP spot however left a void in the treasury where no candidates offered themselves for one of the most challenging job in the leadership. The position of Secretary is also unfilled.

 

 

Interestingly, key positions have been left unfilled as the organization has stepped up its accountability endeavors and gained a much higher profile than before.

 

 

Other officials elected to the position of committee members are Peter Ndemo, Josephat Obino and Agnes Oburu.

 

 

Meanwhile, Mr. Morande sent out New Year greetings to all Kenyans and their friends. He also thanked the U.S.Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program -Twin Cities for the gift of toys that his organization received and distributed to the community’s children in celebrating the

 

last Christmas. In a statement, he said “This was a great support particularly to the families and children of our community who enjoyed the gift of a toy. It was also an opportunity to teach others

 

about sharing and motivate our youth on the power of sharing”.

 

 

He also expressed gratitude to the Brooklyn Center based Kenyan Community Church for offering space at its recently purchased facility to be used as a distribution center. “To Mwanyagetinge officials and members who worked to collect and distribute the gifts Mr. & Mrs. Peter Ndemo, Josephat Obino and George Mayieka, I say thank you”, the chairman said.

 

 

Mwanyagetinge is on the web at www.mwanyagetinge.org.

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One Response to Mwanyagetinge Holds Elections

  1. Anonymous

    March 16, 2010 at 1:26 PM

    Good afternoon:

    My name is Dave Panetti, and I am a social studies teacher at Prior Lake High School.

    In early May, a colleague and I are taking six students to Winnipeg, Canada for a Model United Nations Assembly, where we will meet with about 100 students from around Canada and the Upper Midwest.

    We have been assigned to represent the nations of Pakistan, Russia and Kenya, and in the course of our preparations, I was wondering if you (or someone you know) might be willing to visit with our students about the culture and economic and political situation in your home country.

    Our preference would be for an afternoon meeting, starting at about 315 pm, if possible. I would think an hour or hour and one half would be perfect.

    Please let me know if this is something you would be willing to do, and we can start looking at dates later in March or in April.

    Thank you very much for your time.

    Sincerely,

    Dave Panetti

    Civics & Geography Instructor

    Prior Lake High School

    7575 W. 150th Street

    Savage, MN 55378

    Voicemail 952.226.8722

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