DIASPORA NEWS

Tue, 02/10/2015 04:46 PM | By Mwakilishi

Rapid Communications Limited (RCL) has partnered with several partners in the Diaspora – in the UAE and in the UK, as well as locally in provision of a money transfer service named M- Hela.

MHela is a secure, fast and inexpensive ways for Kenyans living in the Dias...

Tue, 02/10/2015 01:36 PM | By Mwakilishi

In less than four months, President Barack Obama is due to roll out one of the most ambitious and controversial programs of his presidency: an effort to grant a reprieve from deportation for millions of adult immigrants living in the country illegally.

Mon, 02/9/2015 04:47 PM | By Mwakilishi

The government of Saudi Arabia has said the Kenyan woman who died there last December committed suicide.

Saudi Arabia embassy deputy head of mission Ali Othman yesterday said the family of Ansila Charo is aware of the truth but has instead chosen to criminalise her...

Mon, 02/9/2015 10:48 AM | By Mwakilishi

Many U.S. cities aren't waiting for the federal government to determine how to deal who with people who enter the country illegally. New York, for instance, is issuing municipal ID cards that are available to all city residents, including undocumented immigrants.

T...

Fri, 02/6/2015 10:19 AM | By Mwakilishi

Capital FM’s DJ Joe Mfalme will not be on the line-up of artistes and DJs performing in the Las Vegas Sevens after party next weekend as earlier announced.

Instead DJ Joe will be heading to Kampala, where he will be performing at the Airtel Trace Star competition a...

Fri, 02/6/2015 03:33 AM | By Mwakilishi

US aviation officials will conduct a final review of security arrangements at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in March or April pending a decision on whether to allow direct flights between Kenya and America, an official has said.

US Chamber of Commerce directo...

Thu, 02/5/2015 09:33 AM | By Mwakilishi

Remittances from Kenyans in the diaspora rose by 11 per cent last year over 2013, with North America retaining its position as the key source of foreign cash inflows for Kenya.

The data released on Friday by the Central Bank of Kenya, shows that Kenyans living abro...

Wed, 02/4/2015 11:41 PM | By Mwakilishi

The eldest son of a slain Houston pastor was arrested in Mississippi and is the prime suspect in the brutal murders of his father, mother and their 5-year-old son.

Isaac Tiharihondi was taken into custody around 2:30 a.m. Wednesday in Jackson, Mississippi, by FBI a...

Wed, 02/4/2015 08:24 PM | By Mwakilishi

A number of prisoners serving jail sentences in foreign countries might be transferred to Kenya to complete their terms if a Bill sponsored by National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale is passed.

The Transfer of Prisoners Bill, which is to be tabled for the thir...

Wed, 02/4/2015 09:30 AM | By Mwakilishi

The remains of Kenyan immigrant worker who died in Saudi Arabia in unclear circumstances late last year was flown into Mombasa on Tuesday afternoon to a sombre reception by family members, relatives and human rights activists.

Ms Anscilla Kafedha Charo of Kakanjuni...

Tue, 02/3/2015 11:54 PM | By Mwakilishi

A Houston priest, his wife and their young son were found dead in their apartment Monday, victims of a homicide that has shaken the city's Episcopal community as police search for the killer, and a motive.

Tue, 02/3/2015 08:05 PM | By Mwakilishi

He once lived a fairy tale life, by his definition. He had most of what he wanted in life and it looked like nothing would stand in his way. Well, something did and from a life of opulence in the US, he lives from hand to mouth in London Estate, an informal settlement in...

Tue, 02/3/2015 04:12 PM | By Mwakilishi

Kenya has launched its first-ever diaspora policy, to encourage investment, keep track of Kenyans abroad and involve them in the country’s development, but members of the diaspora have concerns about the policy.

When Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta announced at the...

Tue, 02/3/2015 10:12 AM | By Mwakilishi

US based music company, Next Level Music Production Company, will be opening a studio in Nairobi in October this year.

The music label, owned by producer Joash Okore, will be opening the Nairobi studio as part of its expansion strategy.

The 31 year-old produ...

Mon, 02/2/2015 09:47 PM | By Mwakilishi

Said Osman found his life's calling after witnessing a tragic scene as a young boy that still haunts him decades later.

The pioneering Kenyan doctor was just nine years old when a girl was rushed across the border from southern Ethiopia to northern Kenya. A few yea...

Mon, 02/2/2015 07:56 PM | By Mwakilishi

With the launch of its first diaspora policy, the Kenyan government is seeking to harness the financial and investment power of around three million Kenyan expatriates to grow the economy and create jobs.

The policy, rolled out by President Uhuru Kenyatta on Januar...

Mon, 02/2/2015 05:22 PM | By Mwakilishi

The bodies of three family members -- a Houston priest, his wife and son -- were found inside an apartment Monday morning in west Houston, according to Houston police.

The police investigation is underway in the 800 block of Strey Lane, just south of Memorial City...

Sun, 02/1/2015 11:48 AM | By Mwakilishi

USA Rugby Sevens, the most-anticipated annual event by Kenyans living in the United States, takes place this weekend, February 13th to 15th. As has been the case over the years, thousands of Kenyans are expected to gather in Las Vegas for what is as much a party event as...

Sun, 02/1/2015 03:33 AM | By Mwakilishi

A US based Kenyan woman has started a preparatory school in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Princeton Preparatory school welcomes its first batch of pupils on Monday.

Ms Faith Wangunyu, the proprietor, told the Nation that she had to work multiple jobs to raise the start...

Fri, 01/30/2015 02:14 PM | By Mwakilishi

At least 11 Kenyans are stranded in Angola, where they had gone in search of jobs, after their employer confiscated their passports.

Most of them are working under deplorable conditions in construction sites. Although, they are professionals, they claim they have b...

Fri, 01/30/2015 09:21 AM | By Mwakilishi

Kenyans living in diaspora may take longer before enjoying their voting rights at the General Election.

The diaspora residents are concerned that after spirited efforts to have them registered as valid voters for the 2017 Presidential, gubernatorial, parliamentary...

Thu, 01/29/2015 09:05 PM | By Mwakilishi

A Kenyan woman who immigrated to the United States in the early 1990s has built a successful natural hair care business in the U.S. and she is now expanding that business to her country of birth, Kenya, East Africa.

Thu, 01/29/2015 05:32 PM | By Mwakilishi

The Embassy of the Republic of Kenya is pleased to inform that it will carry out a National Identity Card Registration exercise in LAS VEGAS, Nevada on Thurs., Feb 12. Fri, Feb 13, Sat, Feb 14 & Sun, Feb 15, 2015 (see locations below).

Requirements needed to qu...

Thu, 01/29/2015 12:49 PM | By Mwakilishi

A Kenyan woman who died in France on January 13 after five years in a coma was buried yesterday, the family said.

Leila Omar, 43, is said to have jumped from a two-storey building in 2010 while she was six months' pregnant.

Doctors saved the baby.

Oma...

Thu, 01/29/2015 01:08 AM | By Mwakilishi

McGill University student, Salima Visram, grew up just outside of Mombasa, Kenya next to the Kikambala village where 22,000 people live below the poverty line. From a very young age, Visram was taught to understand the complexities of poverty, and to do whatever she could...

Tue, 01/27/2015 09:30 AM | By Mwakilishi

Money sent home by Kenyans living abroad rose 10.68 percent last year to $1.43 billion, the central bank said on Tuesday, setting a new annual record and cushioning the weakening local currency.

Known as remittances, the cash is a major source of foreign exchange f...

Mon, 01/26/2015 09:45 PM | By Mwakilishi

A Qatari court ruled Sunday that the parents of an American teacher murdered in the Gulf state should decide whether her alleged killer is executed.

The Pennsylvania-based family of Jennifer Brown can choose between the death penalty, compensation -- "blood money"...

Sun, 01/25/2015 11:17 AM | By Mwakilishi

The government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) says 10,000 jobs will be on offer initially for Kenyans, subject to conditions to be announced later.

This will be the pioneer batch of a 100,000 jobs deal reached between the two governments.

UAE’s Interior m...

Sat, 01/24/2015 04:49 PM | By Mwakilishi

A Kenyan filmmaker is causing a stir in the US with her controversial documentary about tensions between African-Americans and Africans living in the US.

Ms Peres Owino recently won an award at the Seattle International Film Festival for Bound: Africans versus Afri...

Sat, 01/24/2015 01:05 AM | By Mwakilishi

A mum tonight made a heartbreaking appeal for her son to be allowed to stay in the UK - hours before he is due to be deported to Africa.

Little Rafeeq Atanda would “not be safe” if he was sent to Nigeria - a country he has never lived in - said his devastated mum....

Wed, 01/21/2015 01:21 PM | By Mwakilishi

A couple in Arizona is looking or a God fearing, loving Nanny for their 1 year 8 month old son. Their ideal Nanny must have at least a high school diploma and be able to communicate in English. The family lives in Arizona but travel a lot for business so the nanny must be...

Wed, 01/21/2015 01:01 PM | By Mwakilishi

A Kenyan man who authorities described as homeless has died following an explosion that razed down the building he was in in Forest Park, about twenty miles South of the city of Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

The man has been identified as Daniel Kariuki Chege aka Kandith...

Tue, 01/20/2015 06:04 PM | By Mwakilishi

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday held talks with a visiting U.S. business official to discuss ways of boosting trade and direct flight between the two countries.

In a statement issued in Nairobi after the meeting, Executive Vice President of the U.S. Cham...

Tue, 01/20/2015 04:22 PM | By Mwakilishi

A family in Kitui was seeking the government's help to bring back their daughter whom they claimed was being held as a slave in Saudi Arabia.

Mzee Stephen Mulatya, Cathrine Mona's father, said his daughter was recruited to work as a house help by an agency, that sp...

Tue, 01/20/2015 04:04 PM | By Mwakilishi

The government has secured 100,000 jobs for Kenyans willing to work in the United Arab Emirates, Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohammed has said.

She said the deal was sealed during President Kenyatta’s trip to the Gulf country last year. The minister did...

Tue, 01/20/2015 03:54 PM | By Mwakilishi

Kenya has for the first time documented its foreign and diaspora policies.

President Uhuru Kenyatta launched the two documents, with expectations that they will unlock the massive economic potential from Kenyans abroad and international partners.
 

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