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HOPEFUL: Kenyans in Georgia set to vote for one of their own, Karen Gitau as a Councilwoman in Kennesaw

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BY BMJ MURIITHI

Kenyans in Georgia are excited that one of their own could soon become a Councilwoman for the City of Kennesaw. Ms Karen Gitau, an immigrant from the East African nation who was recently nominated  for the 6th annual Cobb County Community Service  award, will be on the ballot come November 5th this year.

She is banking on the thousands of Kenyans in the Atlanta Metropolitan area who have acquired  US citizenship as well as their children who are registered voters.

She is seeking the position in a city of approximately 32,000 residents and Kenyans who know her are reaching out to compatriots as well as Americans to come out and help her realize her dream. Below is the map of Kennesaw.

Map of Kennesaw, GA

According to Kenyanparentsinusa.com, Karen, through her Global Media Outreach,  has assisted  many people to find solace and comfort in the Christian faith.

She has also been reaching out to those in abusive marriages, kids with special needs as well as people struggling with suicidal thoughts, controlled substance abuse, depression, homelessness, and alcoholism.

 

In 2013, she authored the book: The Kid, the single mum and the Crazy Community, a collection of thought-provoking, yet funny stories about life of a single mom and how she pushes on, oblivious of the humiliation she is subjected to by the community around her. (The paperback and the kindle version are available here on Amazon).

Several Kenyan community leaders in Kennesaw and its vicinity  have embraced her in this new quest.”The only way we can show our love and support to this ambitious young lady is by coming out like safari ants and cast a vote for her as she truly deserves to continue serving the community in another capacity,” says Dr DK Gitau, the President of Kenyan Parents in the USA organisation.

Ms Christine Muchene, a well known and long standing Kenyan Community organizer in Georgia, has appealed to all eligible Kenyans of goodwill to register as voters and come out in big numbers to support one of their own.

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“What?💃🏽💃🏽💃🏽💃🏽 thuraku kumira kumira, minji minji, tiarara or tibim whichever fits you.😂😂😂😂
I am liking this. I request all Kenyan churches to call heaven for these two today,” she posted on a social media site.

The lead Pastor at Kenyan American Community Church (KACC) Rev Dr GG Gitahi echoed the same message.

“We can do great things in this community if we stick together and support those of us who seek elective positions. It is good for us as a community of immigrants. Even if you are not a voter, pass the word around,” he told an attentive congregation of about 500 Kenyans in Marietta on Sunday.

Fannuel Mugendi Murianki wrote: “Can’t wait to vote my dream come true! Let’s support Karen by showing up and casting votes.”

Although there is no known official fugure of Kenyans residing in metro Atlanta area, it is estimated that they run into tens of thousands, joining other cities like Dallas, TX, and Boston, MA, which are believed to have some of the highest concentrations of persons from the East African nation. Kennesaw City could be home to hundreds if not thousands of them.

The Council members in Kennesaw are elected “at large” and serve as liaisons to city departments as assigned by the Mayor. One Council member serves as Mayor Pro-Tem, determined by a vote of all five members.  The Mayor Pro-Tem assumes all the duties and powers of the Mayor in his/her absence.

According to information posted on the Council’s website, advance Voting will be available Monday through Friday from October 14, 2019 through November 1, 2019 during the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Elections and Registration office located at:
• West Park Government Center, 736 Whitlock Avenue, Marietta, GA 30064.

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Additional Advance Voting locations will be available October 28, 2019 through November 1, 2019 during the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Voters may vote at any of the following locations:
• Ben Robertson Community Center, 2753 Watts Rd., Kennesaw, GA, 30144
• Austell Community Center, 2625 Joe Jerkins Blvd., Austell, GA 30106
• Powder Springs Community Development Bldg., 4488 Pineview Dr., Powder Springs, GA 30127
• Smyrna Community Center, 200 Village Green Circle, Smyrna, GA 30080

Voters may apply to Vote-by-Mail by submitting an application to the Cobb County Elections Office at P.O. Box 649, Marietta, GA 30061-0649 or by faxing an application to 770/528-2458. Applications will be available at www.CobbElections.org. Mail-in ballots must be received by 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 5, 2019 either through the mail or personally delivered by the voter to the Cobb County Elections Office.

Are you 18 years old?  Have you moved? Have you had a name change?  Are you registered to vote?  It’s an election year in the City of Kennesaw and every vote counts.  For those who wish to have a voice in their community – this is your chance!  At the local level your vote truly does count in a significant way. Have your voices heard and register to vote!

For information about where to vote or how to vote early as well as sample ballots for any upcoming election, visit the Secretary of State’s website, called the My Voter Page.

 

By typing your name, birth date and county, you can get the following information:

  • Voter registration status
  • Polling place location for Election Day voting
  • Sample ballot customized by voting district
  • Early voting locations and times
  • Elected Officials for state-wide and state district offices
  • Mail-In absentee ballot application and ballot status

Voters who choose not to vote in person may apply to Vote-by-Mail by submitting an application to the Cobb County Elections Office at P.O. Box 649, Marietta, GA 30061-0649 or by faxing an application to 770-528-2458. Applications are available at www.cobbelections.org.

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VOTING PRECINCTS

All precincts have been approved by the Kennesaw City Council and the Cobb County Board of Elections & Registration; polls will be open November 5, 2019 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and the election will be held in the following precincts:

  • Kennesaw KE1A – Influencers Church Kennesaw, 1455 Ben King Road NW
  • Kennesaw KE2A – Kennesaw Mountain HS, 1898 Kennesaw Due West Rd
  • Kennesaw KE3A – Ben Robertson Community Center, 2753 Watts Drive
  • Kennesaw KE4A – Kennesaw First Baptist Church, 2958 N. Main Street
  • Kennesaw KE5A – Legacy Park Clubhouse, 4201 Legacy Park Circle

Cobb County Board of Elections & Registration will mail notices 30 days before the election to voters who will be assigned a new precinct.

VOTER REGISTRATION

There are several ways you can register to vote:

  • Register to vote when you get your driver’s license
  • Register at any Cobb County Library when you apply for a library card, or any time you are at a library you may pick up a blank application and mail it in yourself
  • Pick up an application at government service centers, city halls, or senior centers
  • Call the Cobb County Elections office at (770) 528-2581 and they will mail you an application
  • Come to the Board of Elections office, 736 Whitlock Ave., Suite 400, Marietta GA 30064, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

DUTIES

The City Council executes all rights and powers granted the city through its city charter under the self-governing provisions of the Constitution and laws of the State of Georgia. The duties of the City Council include approving all city expenditures, setting the mileage rate for property taxes, approving the city’s budget, passing ordinances, establishing policies and procedures, and hearing all rezoning and annexation requests.


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Deep-Dive Analysis: Studying Master’s At Alabama State University

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BY BOB MWITI

Have you ever wondered what it takes to study your master’s in America?. Well, in this episode of Success With Bob Mwiti Show, I take a deep-dive analysis of taking your master’s at Alabama State University. If you like my work, please subscribe to my YouTube channel.

A Little Bit About Me!

I am a former international student in USA and I am a senior IT consultant in the areas of Oracle EBS Financials and Robotics Process Automation (RPA) here in USA. I am the programs director of Appstec America – A consulting company based in Tampa, Florida, USA.

I’ve been blessed to have learned a lot in my career as an IT consultant. My life has truly changed, and I’ve made it my mission to give back and serve others beyond myself. Whether that be helping you to relocate to USA as an international student, train you as an IT consultant, help you start and build your own online business, creating your financial freedom, motivating you to pursue your goals and dreams, to being more productive, to inspiring you to constantly improve yourself.

My mission is to get you to wake up to the unlimited potential within you and achieve what you’re truly capable of through my various self-development training programs.On the internet, I openly and passionately share my life experiences and all of the very best concepts, strategies, tools, and resources that I continue to discover that have made a measurable difference to my life, and will do for you as well.

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Keep your dream alive and never give up! To learn about my company’s amazing programs, please go to;

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Deep-Dive Analysis: Studying Master’s At Alabama A&M University

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BY BOB MWITI

Have you ever wondered what it takes to study your master’s in America?. Well, in this episode of Success With Bob Mwiti Show, I take a deep-dive analysis of taking your master’s at Alabama A&M University. If you like my work, please subscribe to my YouTube channel

A Little Bit About Me!

I am a former international student in USA and I am a senior IT consultant in the areas of Oracle EBS Financials and Robotics Process Automation (RPA) here in USA. I am the programs director of Appstec America – A consulting company based in Tampa, Florida, USA.

I’ve been blessed to have learned a lot in my career as an IT consultant. My life has truly changed, and I’ve made it my mission to give back and serve others beyond myself. Whether that be helping you to relocate to USA as an international student, train you as an IT consultant, help you start and build your own online business, creating your financial freedom, motivating you to pursue your goals and dreams, to being more productive, to inspiring you to constantly improve yourself.

My mission is to get you to wake up to the unlimited potential within you and achieve what you’re truly capable of through my various self-development training programs.On the internet, I openly and passionately share my life experiences and all of the very best concepts, strategies, tools, and resources that I continue to discover that have made a measurable difference to my life, and will do for you as well.

READ ALSO:   VIDEO: Meet Hodgen Mainda, a Kenyan who has landed powerful State appointment in US

Keep your dream alive and never give up! To learn about my company’s amazing programs, please go to;

www.appstecamerica.com or www.successwithbobmwiti.com

Contact me at;
success@successwithbobmwiti.com
info@appstecamerica.com
+1 813-573-5619 ext 402


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In this 4th Industrial revolution, data is the new oil. Data Scientist has been dubbed “the sexiest Job of the 21st century”.

If you are smart and you would love to get into tech consulting as a data scientist, get in touch with us after watching this introduction lesson on data science.

You can download our data science program handbook from our website at www.appstecamerica.com

A Little Bit About Me!

I am a former international student in USA and I am a senior IT consultant in the areas of Oracle EBS Financials and Robotics Process Automation (RPA) here in USA. I am the programs director of Appstec America – A consulting company based in Tampa, Florida, USA.

I’ve been blessed to have learned a lot in my career as an IT consultant. My life has truly changed, and I’ve made it my mission to give back and serve others beyond myself. Whether that be helping you to relocate to USA as an international student, train you as an IT consultant, help you start and build your own online business, creating your financial freedom, motivating you to pursue your goals and dreams, to being more productive, to inspiring you to constantly improve yourself.

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My mission is to get you to wake up to the unlimited potential within you and achieve what you’re truly capable of through my various self-development training programs.On the internet, I openly and passionately share my life experiences and all of the very best concepts, strategies, tools, and resources that I continue to discover that have made a measurable difference to my life, and will do for you as well.

Keep your dream alive and never give up! To learn about my company’s amazing programs, please go to;

www.appstecamerica.com or www.successwithbobmwiti.com

Contact me at;
success@successwithbobmwiti.com
info@appstecamerica.com
+1 813-573-5619 ext 402


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