Thirty thousand Kenyans are at risk of
deportation from the United States after
President-elect Donald Trump enters
office on January 20, 2017.
They are illegal
immigrants and President-elect Trump
pledged to rid the US of all unregistered
foreigners on Sunday.
What is to be done? Government
Spokesman Eric Kiraithe remarked yesterday
that the state does not take anyone
anywhere on an illegal basis, signalling that
the Jubilee administration has washed its
hands of the 30,000.
Those who have committed crimes among
these Kenyans should not expect a warm
welcome back, but the rest of them deserve
a second chance and the skills and expertise
they have acquired in their years in the US
could come in useful.
Kenyan Diaspora remittances from the US
are our largest source of foreign exchange.
is regrettable that so many Kenyans should
be expelled from America in one fell swoop.
But they should expect no preferential