DIASPORA NEWS

Sun, 08/31/2014 08:57 AM | By Mwakilishi

An interesting phenomenon is taking place in Britain — many Kenyans are packing their bags to return home.

Decades ago, when Britain was a land of opportunity, everyone took a flight to London and to enjoy a share of the UK’s cake but times have changed.

The...

Sat, 08/30/2014 02:30 AM | By Mwakilishi

Leaders from Kabete in Kaimbu County have been asked to sensitise the residents over the dangers of working in Saudi Arabia.

This was after the mysterious death of Eunice Wanjiku, 38, in the country.

Wanjuku’s body remained in Saudi Arabia for nearly three y...

Fri, 08/29/2014 11:09 AM | By Mwakilishi

The United States government has reviewed fees for visa applications and for other consular services.

The Department of State will start charging the new fees from September 12, 2014.

A statement posted on the US Department of State website stated: “We have...

Wed, 08/27/2014 09:51 PM | By Mwakilishi

The Embassy of the Republic of Kenya in Washington, DC will be carrying out a National Identity Card registration exercise and Kenyan Passport renewals on Saturday, August 30th and Sunday, August 31st at the Kenyans Diaspora Homes Expo taking place in Edison, New Jersey....

Wed, 08/27/2014 10:57 AM | By Mwakilishi

Everline Aboka, the Kenyan model based in Canada and winner of the prestigious Top Model Worldwide title has won another coveted award.

Everline took home the African Canadian Model of the Year award at the African Fashion Industry Awards, after her sterling perfor...

Tue, 08/26/2014 07:53 PM | By Mwakilishi

A Northeast Side man died early this morning after he was shot in North Linden late last night.

Meshack K. Mwangi, 62, of Julia Court, was discovered in front of 3526 Greenwich St. at 11:51 p.m by Columbus police responding to a report of a shooting.

Mwangi,...

Tue, 08/26/2014 12:42 PM | By Mwakilishi

A Kenyan law professor based in US has been accused of committing perjury in an American court.

Makau Mutua, a human and civil rights activist, has been accused of lying in court.

He is sued for allegedly irregularly laying off Jeffrey Malkan, a lecturer at...

Sun, 08/24/2014 06:06 PM | By Mwakilishi

Kenyans living abroad will soon access government services through an online platform, a director of Diaspora Affairs has said.

Speaking at the commissioning of the Kenyans Diaspora Expo to be held in New York, the director, diaspora and consular affairs directorat...

Sun, 08/24/2014 11:37 AM | By Mwakilishi

Three Kenyan housemaids tried to commit a suicide in Saudi Arabia but were saved by the civil defence and a local man, a newspaper reported on Sunday.

The maids went up to the top of a building in the northwestern Tabuk town and tried to jump down before they were...

Sat, 08/23/2014 09:31 AM | By Mwakilishi

Local financial institutions are among exhibitors participating in a three-day homes expo in the US, looking to tap diaspora cash from those seeking to invest in real estate.

The expo, to be held in New York City from August 30 to September 1, is targeting to attra...

Fri, 08/22/2014 05:41 PM | By Mwakilishi

Three Kenyan diplomats are battling vicious multi-million law suits filed against them by the house helps they allegedly lured and conscripted into slavish service in the US.

A former Kenyan diplomat to the UN is facing charges of luring, human-trafficking and ensl...

Thu, 08/21/2014 04:53 PM | By Mwakilishi

Ad Astra, Inc is a full-service linguistics services agency that specializes in on-site interpreting. They are currently looking for professional individuals for their freelance interpreting positions. Some of the venues that Ad Astra currently works with are: hospitals...

Thu, 08/21/2014 08:49 AM | By Mwakilishi

The mother of the late Mary Achieng, a 28-year-old woman who left Kenya for greener pastures in Saudi Arabia, spoke to NTV's Yvonne Maingey in a bid to raise the flag on the unfortunate series of events surrounding her daughter’s death and her plight to the Ministry of Fo...

Wed, 08/20/2014 08:39 PM | By Mwakilishi

Are you thinking of investing in Kenya? Here's your chance. Family Bank is currently offering mortgages at 8% interest rates and other investment products of interest to the Diaspora. The Family Bank team will be visiting Dallas, Texas from Friday, August 21st to Sunday,...

Wed, 08/20/2014 01:12 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 Delaware and Pennsylvania from August 30th to August 31st, 2014.

All ID applicants must RSVP via email at...

Tue, 08/19/2014 12:04 AM | By Mwakilishi

Morgan State University has settled a lawsuit contending that it did not do enough to protect a student who was beaten by Alexander Kinyua just days before Kinyua committed a cannibalistic murder.

Joshua Ceasar sued the college after he was beaten by Kinyua with a...

Mon, 08/18/2014 09:38 AM | By Mwakilishi

Delta Airlines said on Monday it has no “near-term” plans to begin direct flights between the United States and Kenya.

London-based Delta spokeswoman Olivia Cullis made the confirmation in response to DailyNation's query about the recent suggestion by Transport Sec...

Sun, 08/17/2014 11:43 AM | By Mwakilishi

Two Kenyan women who died recently in different circumstances in the US were given warm send offs during two memorial services held simultaneously on Saturday.

Tears flowed freely as Kenyans in Georgia and Ohio eulogised Ms Wanja Mbatia who died shortly after deliv...

Fri, 08/15/2014 09:27 AM | By Mwakilishi

Direct flights to the US from Kenya will commence next year, Transport Cabinet Secretary (CS) Michael Kamau has indicated.

Mr Kamau said Kenya was on course to attain “Category 1” status at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, which will allow direct flights to...

Thu, 08/14/2014 03:45 PM | By Mwakilishi

President Uhuru Kenyatta has announced the appointment of new ambasadors at various Kenyan missions around the world. Among the newly appointed is former Cabinet Minister Robinson Githae, who becomes the new Kenyan ambassador to the United States. Githae replaces the Amb....

Thu, 08/14/2014 12:16 AM | By Mwakilishi

A Kenyan family is seeking answers after their daughter died moments after giving birth to a bouncing baby girl in an Atlanta hospital.

Two weeks ago, nine months pregnant Wanja Mbatia developed labour pains and was rushed to the nearby Kennestone hospital for what...

Tue, 08/12/2014 02:40 PM | By Mwakilishi

When Capital Group Chairman Dr Chris Kirubi declined US President Barack Obama’s invite to dinner in Dar-es-Salaam last year, he attracted both pats on the back and criticism for his stand but he is nothing if not one to speak his mind.

However, when the opportunit...

Tue, 08/12/2014 12:36 PM | By Mwakilishi

You are invited to the FREE Kenyans Diaspora Homes Expo taking place August 30th to September 1st in Edison, New Jersey.

The Expo gives Kenyans in the Diaspora a chance to sample various investment options back home, and connecting them top industry players includi...

Tue, 08/12/2014 12:40 AM | By Mwakilishi

A Kenyan woman taken to Oman by a recruitment agency with the promise of a job with an international airline is on hunger strike after being forced instead to work as a housemaid, Kenyan media reported on Wednesday.

Winnie Juma, from the Kenyan coast city Mombasa,...

Mon, 08/11/2014 09:44 PM | By Mwakilishi

It’s been more than two months since Jennifer Mbugua disappeared.

The 31-year-old woman, who turns 32 this week and had been living in Fall River for more than a year, was last seen in late May.On May 28, her car, a gray Toyota Camry, was found abandoned and parked...

Mon, 08/11/2014 04:36 PM | By Mwakilishi

Kenya has signed a customs information exchange pact with the US in a campaign that seeks to tighten the noose on tax evasion and curb financing of terrorist activities.

The Customs Mutual Assistance Agreements (CMAAs) signed last week between Treasury secretary He...

Mon, 08/11/2014 03:00 AM | By Mwakilishi

Sam, a Kenyan Pharmacy student is stranded in Manhattan, New York and is seeking help from a good samaritan.

Sun, 08/10/2014 05:53 PM | By Mwakilishi

The Nairobi County Senator Mike Sonko was mobbed by Kenyans as he looked to exit the building following President Kenyatta. Kenyans looked to take pictures with the Senator who shaves his hair to create the word “Peace.” As the senator was mobbed some wondered aloud, “Wha...

Sun, 08/10/2014 03:53 PM | By Mwakilishi

On Saturday, September 20th, Kenyans in Baltimore will come together for a dinner event to honor three Kenyans whose exemplary service to the community is remarkably exceptional.

Pastor Maina Mugwe, Thomas Mwaura and Julie Weche are but a few of the growing number...

Sat, 08/9/2014 08:36 PM | By Mwakilishi

A Kenyan national was arrested by responding policemen Tuesday night after he allegedly raped a sales agent at his rented house at Sto. Nino Village in Barangay Talamban, Cebu City.

The suspect, Eliud Kiplimo Lelei, was detained at the Mabolo District Police Statio...

Sat, 08/9/2014 05:06 PM | By Mwakilishi

President Uhuru Kenyatta’s directive that Kenyans returning home from countries whose vehicular traffic keeps to the right side of the road should be allowed to purchase motor vehicles from left-hand-drive countries and ship them to Kenya duty-free has been received with...

Sat, 08/9/2014 04:13 PM | By Mwakilishi

A Kenyan-American woman was struck and killed by a train in Sharon Township, Ohio on Thursday.

Victoria Muchiri, 22 and a fourth-year Biology student at Ohio State University, died instantly at 1:30am after being struck by a Norfolk Southern train.

Authoriti...

Sat, 08/9/2014 01:04 PM | By Mwakilishi

H.E. Hon. Uhuru Kenyatta, C.G.H. President and Commander-in-Chief of the Defense Forces of the Republic of Kenya visited Dallas, Texas on Friday, 8th August, 2014.

He addressed Kenyans living in the Dalls/Fort Worth diaspora at the Irving Convention Center in Irvin...

Fri, 08/8/2014 08:22 PM | By Mwakilishi

The US-Africa leaders’ summit has just ended in the United States. It is a conference that appears to have triggered a renewed approach to the relationship between the two blocks.

A point of concern has always been the perceived tension between the west and Kenya i...

Fri, 08/8/2014 05:02 PM | By Mwakilishi

President Uhuru Kenyatta earlier today held a meeting with former US president Gorge W. Bush. The two met at the George W Bush Institute in Dallas, Texas where they discussed business opportunities in energy and other sectors for Texas businessmen in Kenya.

Uhuru a...

Fri, 08/8/2014 03:25 PM | By Mwakilishi

President Uhuru Kenyatta has said that the government has put resources in place to ensure Kenyans in Diaspora participate in the 2017 general elections. Speaking at a meeting with Kenyans in Dallas, Texas on Friday, the president said the government has launched National...

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Registration for the 2016 U.S. Diversity Visa Program, popularly known as “Green Card Lottery”, is now open. Registration opened at 12: 00pm EDT and runs through November 3rd, 2014 at 12:00pm EST.

The program is run the by U.S. State Depart...

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Watch the entire “TERROR AT THE MALL” documentary, which weaves together footage from over 100 CCTV cameras from the mall and witness accounts on the September 21, 2013 terrorist attack of the Westgate Mall in Nairobi. The siege left 71people dea...

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First Lady Margaret Kenyatta was on Friday named the 2014 United Nations Person of the Year.

Mrs Kenyatta received the award for her efforts in the Beyond Zero campaign during the United Nations Day celebrations at Gigiri, Nairobi.

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An Atlanta-based Kenyan businessman took the Ice Bucket challenge Friday and donated Sh1 million to the Beyond Zero Campaign which is spearheaded by First Lady Margaret Kenyatta.

Mr David Karangu, the CEO of Ivory Chevy Auto Sales Company,...

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