Kenyans in US rally for Jeff Matemu as he launches Congress bid

Lawyer Jeff Matemu addresses hi supporters as he launches his campaign for House representative for 2nd District of North Carolina in Raleigh on April 29, 2018. PHOTO | CHRIS WAMALWA | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Though not popular among immigrants, especially Kenyans, by midday Sunday, a crowd of mostly Kenyans and Latinos had started streaming into Brentwood Park in Wake County.

  • By 4pm, the official time the event was scheduled to start, there was hardly any space left for parking.

In a rare show of unity, Kenyans living in Raleigh, North Carolina, turned up in impressive numbers Sunday afternoon to show support for their compatriot Jeff Matemu as he launched his campaign for House representative for 2nd District of North Carolina. 

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