Our services

We are dedicated to offer these services to Kenyans in Malaysia

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Unity in diversity

To harness and engage the intellectual, financial, philanthropic and entrepreneurial capacity of Kenyans and friends of Kenya in support of economic and social development across Kenya and the communities we live in.

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Planning

To take the lead in organizing and facilitation of all major events (conferences,cocktails, breakfast meetings, workshops, etc.) that involves the Diaspora that will promote our Kenyan culture and togetherness

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Consultancy

Offer consultation services for Kenyans in Malaysia. These also provide the diaspora with a platform to discuss skills for employability, entrepreneurial skills and investment opportunities in Kenya/Malaysia.

Who are we?

A group of Kenyan professionals working in Malysia dedicated to offer services to our very own with a touch of innovation and creativity!

Vision

A vibrant, dynamic and engaged diaspora group in Malaysia.

Mission

To empower, validate and amplify the contributions of Kenyan diaspora in Malaysia for Kenya’s growth, security and prosperity.

Strategic Objectives

  • Promote and project Kenya’s image and prestige in Malaysia.
  • To harness and engage the intellectual, financial, philanthropic and entrepreneurial capacity of Kenyans and friends of Kenya in support of economic and social development across Kenya and the communities we live in.
  • To promote our Kenyan culture and togetherness.
  • To coalesce and fuel a community of Kenyans and friends of Kenya connected by a common purpose.
  • To accelerate economic, political, and social welfare of Kenyans in Malaysia and Kenya.
  • To organize events to celebrate our national days in Kenya as part of building unity and sharing our culture.
  • To actively contribute in the political processes in our country Kenya
  • To work closely with the Kenya High Commission in Malaysia in pursuit of fulfilling our mandates.
  • To render any possible support to our fellow Kenyans in distress in Malaysia.

Core Values

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Unity in diversity

Bring together Kenyans of all race, religion and ethnic backgrounds.

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Transparency

Ensure information disclosure, clarity, and accuracy in our communications with Kenyans in Malaysia

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Equality

Everyone deserves a fair chance regardless of gender.

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Integrity

Uphold strong moral principles

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Accountability

Be responsible for one another as a Kenyan Community in Malaysia.

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Professionalism

Uphold a professional work ethic on Kenlaysia's initatives.

What people say about us?

Testimonials from friends and members of the diaspora community

  • Great team at Kenlaysia. Member s are very committed to offer the best they can to Kenyans in Malaysia

    Ben Agango

    Kenya High Commission

  • The Kenyan spirit of bringing people together is what motivated us to form this Society for the common purpose: to accelerate economic, business, and social welfare of Kenyans in Malaysia and Kenya.

    Eric Kimathi

    UNISEL

  • This will be a great opportunity to get involved and actively participate with other Kenyans living in Malaysia.

    Joseph Chweya

    SCICOM

Our Team

Meet the people that drive Kenlaysia's Vision & Mission.

Member

Fiona Kirubi

Chair Lady & Chief Strategist

Fiona (Farha) Kirubi is a managing partner at Awal Consulting and an International finance practitioner. She has vast experience in advising on asset management, insurance, strategic planning, business development and marketing in the GCC, Europe and Africa. With a global academic background from Harvard, Richmond, The American International University in London, the American University in Dubai and INCEIF in Malaysia, Fiona has developed into an Islamic finance and Halal economy specialist.

She initiates, organises and contributes to global events on Islamic finance and best Halal practices, including the first International Islamic finance conference (IIFCAi) in January of 2016 which had great traction and success and was attending by delegates from the African continent, GCC, Malaysia Europe and the US. She is also very passionate about impact investments, education and community development and empowerment and currently sits on the board of 2 charity foundations in Kenya.

Member

Lilian Ndinda

Assistant Chair Lady

Lillian is a devoted mother, wife and former international freight forwarder with 15 years’ experience. Upon arriving in Malaysia, she saw an opportunity to be part of a group that will bring together the Kenyan diaspora fraternity in Malaysia.

Her expectation for the Diaspora group is to have forums/conferences and workshops to discuss our socio- economic challenges and how to mitigate them for students, athletes and experts.


Member

Eric Kimathi

Expatriates Representative

Eric Kimathi Buantai came to Malaysia 12 years ago, he did his Bachelor’s degree in Biotechnology and life sciences in University Selangor (UNISEL), then proceeded for Masters at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences UPM.

Currently Eric is the Director of International office in University Selangor (UNISEL) which is a state fully owned University by the richest state in Malaysia which is Selangor. Eric has been involved with various activities to promote and Market Malaysia since the time he landed in Malaysia.

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Hamza Abdiwahab

Student Representative

Hamza Mohamed Abdiwahab is the founder and current chairman of INTERNATIONAL ISLAMIC YOUTH DIPLOMACY and head of public relations in ENSANY GLOBAL AID. Hamza has been active in humanitarian issues in ASEAN region. He has been in Malaysia for the last 7 years. In December 2016 he was awarded peace ambassador for the republic of Kenya by “ONE NATION UNDER GOD”.

He hopes to communicate with universities and other educational institutions on how we can engage Kenyan students and what they can offer for Kenyans who are studying in their particular institution.

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Joseph Chweya

Treasurer

Joseph Chweya has vast experience in customer service. Having been involved in customer service in the palm oil industry and telecommunications in Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines over the past 4 years. He is currently a Payment Associate at SCICOM ( Msc Berhad) . He has also been involved in project management, recruitment and planning.

He will provide transparency in managing the groups financial affairs in an integral manner, so as to create and foster accountability in this role. Through this he hopes to see the success of this group by creating a platform for Kenyans to come together, interact, share ideas and create opportunities.

Our Recent Events

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Madaraka Day 2018

Kenya is celebrating 55 years of internal self rule!

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Africa Day KL!

Africa Day event was help on the 22nd May to celebrate the African Union.

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Diaspora Day

Meeting to plan Diaspora Day

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Initial Meeting

This was the first meeting of the Committee members

Latest News

Check out the latest news and blogs across the region between Kenya & Malaysia

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Why I love Kenya

3 Jan 68 comments

I’m so excited this week to share one of my all-time favorite travel destinations on the blog - Kenya! This country has the “wow” factor that really leaves you speechless most of the time Continue Reading

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Contact us

We have offices in Kuala Lumpur and Sabah. You can drop by our offices or send enquiries to our contacts below.

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Get in touch

Drop by our offices based in the following locations.

Kuala Lumpur

Address:
No.8, Jalan Taman U-Thant,
57 000 Kuala Lumpur,
Malaysia
Phone:
03-2233-4455
Fax:
03-2233-4455

Kota Kinabalu

Address:
26 Sabah Street,
Code 36780 Kota Kinabalu,
Sabah, Malaysia
Phone:
03-6677-8899
Fax:
03-6677-8899
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General Inquiries

Make an inquiry about Kenlaysia's activities and services in Kenya and Malaysia.