Dr Frank Mwaniki
I am a management scientist practicing in the healthcare and pharmaceutical consulting field. My concentration in academic enquiry is in management science and the practical incorporation of statistical concepts in evolving technology for business decision-making. I completed my undergraduate and graduate education at the University of Texas.
I have also been conducting, and continue pursuing research in immigrant remittances, their impact on host and recipient countries and the future of remittances especially as more shifts from the informal to the formal sector in mode of transmission in response to technological developments. For developing countries we also need to understand the factors that are significant in converting the purpose of remittances from subsistent consumption to long-term Investments.
I have been an active participant, organizer and leader in Kenyan organizations for the past 20+ years. Of particular note is the leadership role as General Secretary and then President of the Kenyan Community Abroad and our team efforts to enshrine Dual Citizenship into the Constitution of the Republic of Kenya, while at the same time highlighting the plight of Kenyans living abroad who cannot exercise their right to vote (Voting Rights). We recognize that it is a journey, but KCA played a critical role in the various drafts of the constitution (Bomas of Kenya, Naivasha, etc.) and the final adopted version through universal suffrage in 2010. We still need all hands on deck to fully realize this dream.