Two Kenyans Based in the US Receive 2012 Kenya National Awards

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David Karangu poses for a photo with Pres. Kibaki and PM Odinga after being awarded the Moran of the Order of the Burning Spear

Two Kenyans based in the United States were among 246 Kenyans awarded 2012 Kenya National Awards by President Mwai Kibaki last month during the 49th Jamhuri Day Celebrations.

David Karangu, a businessman based in Atlanta, Georgia was awarded the Moran of the Order of the Burning Spear (MBS) while Erastus Mong'are of Newark Delaware received the Head of State Commendation (HSC). Mong'are (pictured below) is the co-founder and Executive Director of Startup Africa, a non-profit that empowers African youth through entrepreneurship.

H.E. Elkanah Odembo, Kenya's ambassador to the US sent out a congratulatory message to the two, saying they have worked relentlessly to promote Kenya in the US while also working with Kenyans both in the US and in Kenya "for the development of the country."

Here is part of the message from the ambassador:

"Mr. Karangu and Mr. Mong’are have worked relentlessly to promote Kenya in the USA while at the same time, working with Kenyans both in the US and in Kenya without any prejudice, for the development of the country. We take a lot of pride in their achievement.

While acknowledging that there are many other Kenyans who are working equally hard for the benefit of Kenya, I urge you all to keep up the good work. We are all ambassadors of our good country and should continue to advance the interests of Kenya in all circumstances. As I have promised in the past, my office and I are always ready to support your endeavors, whenever necessary, to ensure that Kenya is recognized as a model of a thriving Diaspora population.
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