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Kenya Students in Diaspora (KESID) Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization registered in the United States of America.


This organization was established to advance the academic success and career growth of Kenyan students living in the United States, USA.


KESID’s mission is to empower students to expand their horizons as global professionals and community change agents. Through mentoring, cross-cultural training, networking, scholarship empowerment, scholarship, service learning, and community engagement, students are empowered to become future leaders who will change communities at the local, national and international levels. 

Our Vision

Students will be empowered and equipped to achieve their academic and professional goals and contribute to a global and diverse workplace.

Our Mission

To empower Kenyan and Kenyan American students to expand their horizons as global professionals and community change agents.

Providing mentorship, advisement, career coaching, and scholarship support

Spearheading cross-cultural training to promote acculturation, global connections and study abroad

Providing scholarship support for research collaborations, study abroad, service learning and community engagement

Facilitating workshops, symposiums, local and international collaborative academic trips and conferences

KESID foundation activities target the following student groups:

  • Kenya international students in Diaspora
  • Kenya International student-athletes in Diaspora
  • Kenyan American students in Diaspora
  • Partnership with American students interested in studying abroad and collaborative research projects
  • Collaborative community cultural and service-learning projects and joint summer study abroad project for Kenyan and American students. Kenya students and their American counterparts will work together on collaborative community projects in the United States or Kenya.d

The activities provided include and are not limited to mentoring, providing basic emergency needs for students, facilitating students to travel and participate in educational conferences, community service and service-learning activities, and summer study abroad projects in Kenya.

Your kind sponsorship/donations will help students with the above activities. 

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H.E. Ambassador Lazarus O. Amayo

Ambassador of the Republic of Kenya to the United States of America

Ambassador Nabukwesi,

Principal Secretary, State Department for University Education and Research, Kenya

Geoffrey M. Muluvi, Ph.D,

Vice-Chancellor, South Eastern Kenya University

Dr. Darius Ogutu Mogaka,

Director University Education at Ministry of Education, State Department of University Education and Research - Kenya

Mr. Charles Ringera,

Chief Executive Officer & Board Secretary at Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)

Dr. Tony Omwansa,

CEO, Kenya Innovations Agency (KeNIA), Kenya

Laban O. Opande,

MBA, JD Principal, Managing Partner The Opande Law Firm

Wangui Gathua, Ph.D.,

LPSC4. Counseling Faculty, Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, Arizona Coordinator & Multilingual Advocate., Nisaa African Family Services Commissioner. Iowa City Ad Hoc Truth & Reconciliation

Erastus Karanja, Ph.D.

Department of Computer Information Systems, North Carolina Central University

Lyna Nyamwaya

DEI Education Consultant | Keynote Speaker | Leadership Coach | Award-Winning Immigrant RN | Financial Education

Sammy Ngetich

MA, LPC, NCC-Counselor Ph.D Student, Andrews University · Department of Teaching, Learning and Curriculum

Jerono Rotich., Ph.D

Professor, CEO & Founder of KESID

Jesse G. Muchai, Ph.D

CFO of KESID Engineer at Cummins Inc. Indianapolis, IN

Peter Theuri. Ph.D

Professor in the Accounting department, North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University

Emma (A) Mitchell,PMP,MIS

Sustainable Technology - InspireHER - STEM Mentoring Program - Rural Digital Inclusion - Girls Education Empowerment - Black Women in Tech - International Learning Exchange.

Janet M. Mmbaha-Zarnesky, Ph.D

Associate Professor at Alabama A&M University

Asha Sigei, MD, MMCi

Chief Pathologist and Medical Director of the Iredell Memorial Hospital Laboratory.

Vidah A. Otieno MSW, LCSWA


Patrick Ochieng, Ph.D.

Chair & Associate Professor of Chemistry at Oakwood University

Dr. Agnes Mercy Wahome,

Chief Executive Officer The Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS)

Dr. Peter Ndiang'ui,

Professor, Department of Education, Florida Gulf Coast University