Almost all of the White Kenyans are within the upper class, owning farming or livestock land, businesses but also there are those in white collar jobs like finance, conservation, hospitality, air or water transport. There is a very small minority who have moved back to Kenya making it there retirement home.
There is still talk of slavery in white owned farms and stories of ill treatment of workers, even murder, like the recent homicide involving the Delamare family. These cases make it worse for the common mwananchi, living below poverty line, to engage and relate with the white Kenyan.
Example of prominent Kenyan Mzungu include the Leakey family, Ian Duncan (Rally Driver), Jason and David Dunford (swimmers) and many more still living there. Others moved back to their country of Origin like Rogger Whitaker, the Folk artist who proudly sang the hit `My Land is Kenya'. It sometimes sound odd when the Dunford brothers are called Kenyans; but they are Kenyans, and people need to start looking and treating them as so.
The time during campaign and election is a lonely time for white Kenyan apart from some well charismatic and elonquent individuals like Richard Leakey who is heavily involved in the political system. There is a dire need for representing of the highly increasing group in public service and goverment owned parastatals. This is a scary concept, the common Mwananchi have not been mentally prepared to vote in a `mzungu', which might bring memories of colonial times. The colonial system has not been too far from where we are. The wounds for some, like Mau Mau fighters, are still fresh, so what is the goverment plan for the Kenyan Mzungu?
It is important to remember they have right too. Many native Kenyan Immigrant in Britain have been able to engage in politics, Like councillor Elizabeth Kangethe and the likes. It would be good thinking that the white Kenyan, who have agreed to get involved in the country political process can be given an equal chance like all the others deserving Kenyans. Many of those in Kenya and away from Kenya have also invested heavily in Kenya as Kenyans, and their investments are at stakes just like yours and mine.
Globally, immigration has become very common. Previously it was mostly from Africa to the western countries like USA, UK or Germany but recently immigration of able citizens to african greener pastures is at an increase. Even within Africa. In Kenya now we have a great number of Nigerians and Congolese who are highly enterpreneural, not forgeting those refugees from Somali and Sudan that settled and became Kenyans eventually, paying tax and living legally, adding to the country GDP.
There is a call for Kenyans abroad who had lost their citizenship to start applying for their citizenship due to fact that Kenya allows Duo nationality. Does this call extend to the white Kenyan?