All forms are verified by the relevant community organisations
as submission does not guarantee free admission.
application deadline is 18 June 2016 and about 10,000 have
reportedly applied for the expected 20,000 strong audience.
The venue in Nairobi has not been disclosed yet due to
security reasons as Kenya has suffered terror attacks in the
Kenya hosts one of Africa’s larger Indian Diaspora that waits
Indian Diaspora members from neighbouring countries are
expected to attend this event.
Kenya has an estimated 80,000 Indians with 50,000 in
Tanzania, around 20,000 in Uganda and 13,000 in Zambia.
Karibu Kenya Modiji
brings together the Indian community in Kenya from diverse
religious and social backgrounds, generations and regions.
Although Indians have sailed to East Africa for 2,000 years
and established shops on this coast, the modern migration
started with the building of the Uganda Railway in 1896 with
around 2,500 workers.
More joined them over the years.
The vast majority of Kenyan Indians came from Gujarat with
strong links with India.
Punjabis come next followed by other communities.
The Indian Diaspora in Kenya is diverse and there are several
associations representing different communities, which run
places of worship and schools.
The Hindu Council of Kenya is an umbrella body of Hindus and
Sikhs; organisations of other communities of Ismailis, Bohras
and Goans among others, are also part of South Asians in Kenya.
Indians are also expected from neighbouring countries of
Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi, Congo and Zambia.
The event is billed as ‘a must attend’ spectacle with a
cultural show featuring the best of Indian and Kenyan African
Of course, the highlight will be a landmark speech by Prime
Karibu Kenya Modiji
pays tribute to the deep ties between India and Kenya,
highlighting the important contribution made by members of the
Indian Diaspora in all walks of Kenyan life.
"Karibu Kenya Modiji
is honoured to host this new global visionary who will give
us a glimpse of India in the years to come as it forges new
paradigms of growth and success for not just Asia but also the
rest of the world," according to the organisers.