Ambassador Githae of Kenya to keynote Books for Africa luncheon

Robinson Njeru Githae, Ambassador of the Republic of Kenya to the United States and Mexico, will keynote the annual Books for Africa fundraising luncheon in Saint Paul, Minnesota on Thursday, May 19, 2016. He is seen here when he presented his credentials to president Barack Obama on November 18, 2014 at the white House. Photo: Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson

Ambassador Robinson Njeru Githae of Kenya and that country’s former Minister for Finance will keynote the annual Books for Africa fundraising luncheon in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

The luncheon with a theme of “Books Change Lives” will be held at the Town & Country Club in St. Paul at 11:30am on Thursday, May 19. The address is 300 Mississippi River Blvd. N., St. Paul, MN 55109.

The luncheon is the organization’s main fundraising event and is sponsored by Thomson Reuters, Atomic Data and Frank Babka. Hotel 340 is the hotel and hospitality sponsor, Patrick Plonski, BFA’s executive director said in a statement. Mshale returns as the media sponsor.

Githae has been Kenya’s ambassador to the United States since 2014.

Attendance at the luncheon is free but RSVPs are required. RSVP details are posted here.

Attendees, as in previous luncheons, will be solicited for a free will donation.

About Faiza Abbas Mahamud, Mshale Associate Editor

Faiza Abbas Mahamud is Associate Editor at Mshale having started as a Staff Reporter. She has a BA in Journalism and Women's Studies from Augsburg College. She is author of the documentary "Somali Women’s Education”. She is based in Minneapolis.

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