Report reaching to our newsroom indicate that the two Kenyans who contested the Kennesaw and Acworth Council seats in Georgia namely Karen Gitau and Salome Sandera never won in both Cities.
In Kennesaw the incumbent 80 year old Doc Eaton proved that age is no barrier when it comes to leadership by winning the seat with a landslide.
Kenyans however, have been circulating messages to our four whatsapp groups congratulating them for their bold move.
The President of Kenyan Parents in USA likened the same just like the Boston Marathon where every finisher is a winner. Their names will always remain in the books of history as two young immigrants who tried their luck to clinch the seats.
Mr. Mutuma from Atlanta congratulated them for a worthwhile cause while saying “If you don’t try you can’t win, one battle does not define the war, way to greater heights. “There has to be a pioneer” he continued “and that is the individual who has the courage, the ambition to overcome the obstacles that always develop when one tries to do something worthwhile, especially when it is new and different.
This is a good beginning for Kenyans to emulate and as Apostle David Karanja put it, we need more and more Kenyans to consider vying for elective posts in Government.
The Kenyan community in Georgia is in excess of 5,500 according to estimates carried out in 2018 by Kenyan Parents in USA and that is a large number that can create a whole city and eventually have a Mayor of Kenyan origin.
The defeat in not getting the seat is not the end, for it has aroused an interest that many were not aware of and come next election, we may see many Kenyans joining the race.
The two ladies knocked on the doors and just like competitors in any race, they should not give up but to continue aiming higher as there is always a next time and as Christine put it, they have engraved their names in the corridors of history and that is not a small feat for an immigrant.
History can be erased at times but “time” is everlasting and therefore we here at Kenyan Parents in USA conclude that they have engraved their names in the corridors of time, just like joining the constellation of stars in the universe.
Karen Gitau when reached for comment said that it was a wonderful experience that has changed and made her wiser.
Salome thanked all those that assisted and concluded “We are indeed one family”
Kudos Karen and Kudos Salome we all envy you.
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