Jomo Kenyatta Legacy Continues To Be Felt In The USA Diaspora


Kenyans have taken to social media to express mixed reaction after a twanging black American man with the founding father Mzee Jomo Kenyatta’s name, won an election in the United States of America.

A politician by the name Malcolm Kenyatta, was declared the winner in the just-concluded Pennsylvania State Representative election.

Citizen TV’s journalist Linus Kaikai has since plunged Kenyans into social media debates after he shared a photo of the politician on his Twitter handle.

He also linked the politician in the dynasty and hustler comparison that has been going on for a while now.

“MEET US Pennsylvania State Representative Malcolm Kenyatta! Some Kenyans would be like “hayiaa DYNASTY YA DIASPORA!” Kaikai captioned the photo.

According to Wikipedia, Malcolm Kenyatta is not related to the first family of President Uhuru Kenyatta, or rather to Mzee Jomo Kenyatta’s family.

Wikipedia describes Malcolm Kenyatta as “a community activist and American politician from North Philadelphia, Pennsylvania who currently serving as a State Representative for the 181st District in the Pennsylvania General Assembly.”

More so, he was born in 1990 to the late Kelly Kenyatta, a nurse and home healthcare aide, and the late Malcolm J. Kenyatta, a social worker, at Temple University Hospital in North Central Philadelphia.

There are many Americans across USA named after the pioneers of Pan-Africanism and all got names from the famous men like Kenyatta, Nyerere, Kwame Nkrumah all that are remembered for the role they played during the independence struggles in Africa.

The name however is shared by men and women and you can even come across a lady named Kenyatta.

Its however good to note that Jomo Kenyatta name will never be forgotten for the great role he played during the independence struggle in Kenya.

We may also hear future politicians in Kenya named after Kenyatta and the same not even related to President Uhuru.

Part excerpts from Diaspora Messenger

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