The government has launched a web portal where Kenyans living abroad can register.
Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohammed said the portal, http://diasporaportal.eurocom.co.ke , will also work as a notice board where the government can communicate major events, changes in programmes and ask those in diaspora for suggestions on policies.
The portal will also act as a platform to advertise investment opportunities in Kenya which those in the diaspora could be interested in.
Users will be required to create accounts by giving information such as passport and national ID numbers, as well as full names.
Deputy President William Ruto, who launched the portal, said the platforms fulfills part of the Jubilee manifesto.
“Diaspora is a very important component. They contribute immensely to the socio-economic development of our country. This means we can now harness their potential and expertise to grow this nation,” he said.
“We did promise we will have one (portal). I am happy to say that we can now start using it.”
At the event, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs also launched its four-year strategic plan with seven objectives that include how the diaspora will be involved in marketing the country abroad.