DIASPORA NEWS

Tue, 04/26/2016 04:41 PM | By Mwakilishi

A Kenyan woman was found dead at her home in Austell, GA

Anne Wambui Maina was found dead in her home and does not seem to have any relatives in the US. Efforts are ongoing to Locate any of her relatives including those in Kenya.

If you know any of her relat...

Mon, 04/25/2016 03:35 PM | By Mwakilishi

The world is raving about Beyonce after the release of her HBO special Lemonade, which premiered on the popular television network last Saturday night.

In the special, Beyonce opens up herself to the world, talks about cheating ,#blacklivesmatter among other issues...

Sat, 04/23/2016 08:14 AM | By Mwakilishi

East African economies received more than $3.5 billion in diaspora remittances in 2015, with the largest amounts being sent to Kenya and Uganda.

Uganda posted the highest growth at 21 per cent, receiving over $1.1 billion, followed by Kenya with an 8.6 per cent inc...

Wed, 04/20/2016 08:10 PM | By Mwakilishi

Florida State Women’s Basketball senior center Adut Bulgak has been selected by the New York Liberty with the 12th overall pick in the first round of the 2016 WNBA Draft.

The Edmonton, Canada, resident and Kenya native (born in Kenya to Sudanese parents) is the ten...

Wed, 04/20/2016 03:14 PM | By Mwakilishi

The Kenya Embassy in Washington, DC seeks the public’s help locating the relatives of Mr Kishan Arvind Gajja, a Kenya man who recently passed away in Lowell, Massachusetts.

Any relatives of the late Gajjar, or anyone who may have information on how to contact his r...

Wed, 04/20/2016 01:31 PM | By Mwakilishi

Two people were arrested on Monday morning after an armed robbery and a police pursuit.

Nash Muraya, 21, and Alex Ngatia, 20, are both charged in connection with an incident that spanned blocks of Southeast Portland on Sunday night.

Wed, 04/20/2016 10:59 AM | By Mwakilishi

Nyachae family-linked Credit Bank is seeking an additional Sh5.4 billion from an investment group for it to take control of the third-tier lender.

The bank is wooing Fountain Enterprises Programme (FEP) to buy 30 million newly created shares — equivalent to 70 per...

Wed, 04/20/2016 09:35 AM | By Mwakilishi

Ethiopian Airlines will launch three-times-a-week service July 3 to Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey, U.S., from Addis Ababa via Lomé in Togo.

Star Alliance member carrier Ethiopian has served Newark in the past but suspended service in 2004 in or...

Wed, 04/20/2016 12:07 AM | By Mwakilishi

It was a miracle for Stephen Chinga, a Kenyan who lives and works in the United Kingdom (UK), when he was presented with a title deed for land he has bought in Kajiado county last weekend.

Like thousands of Kenyans in the Diaspora, who trust relatives and by extens...

Tue, 04/19/2016 01:34 PM | By Mwakilishi

The cost of sending money back home to Africa is 25 per cent higher than anywhere else in the world according to a new World Bank report.

According to the Migration and Remittances Factbook for 2016 the global average cost of sending $200 home was about 7.4 per cen...

Tue, 04/19/2016 12:46 PM | By Mwakilishi

A Kenyan-American is running for a Town council seat in Delaware. Nick Oloo is one of three candidates seeking the Democratic Party nomination for two Clayton Town Council seats.

If elected, Nick hopes to establish policies and programs that will make the town of C...

Tue, 04/19/2016 08:44 AM | By Mwakilishi

This means the sector can play a more robust role in the economy if favourable measures are put in place.

Financial and legal hurdles have been cited as the stumbling block to the realisation of the huge potential of remittances. Analysts say the government should...

Mon, 04/18/2016 08:03 PM | By Mwakilishi

In keeping with the Kenya Diaspora Policy, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Trade is in the process of compiling a skills database of Kenyans in the Diaspora with the view to tapping into their skills and expertise for social and economic development of...

Mon, 04/18/2016 02:58 PM | By Mwakilishi

A growing roster of developing states are turning to their compatriots abroad to raise cash by marketing "diaspora bonds", a funding strategy successfully pioneered by India and Israel but sometimes tricky to imitate.

Some 250 million people, around 3 percent of th...

Sun, 04/17/2016 04:10 PM | By Mwakilishi

Cooperative Bank has launched a 24-hour service centre dedicated to handling banking needs of diaspora customers.

The one-stop shop, named Diaspora Banking Centre, is seeking to boost the amount of money Kenyans living abroad bring into the country.

Fri, 04/15/2016 12:21 AM | By Mwakilishi

A Daytona Beach man was charged with misusing a 911 system after police say he claimed a convenience store accused him of stealing a $1 beer.

Daytona Beach police said Philip Chege, 51, called 911 nine times on Sunday afternoon after claiming that the J Food Store...

Thu, 04/14/2016 04:18 PM | By Mwakilishi

Co-operative Bank has partnered with Gulf-based remittances firm UAE Exchange that will allow Kenyans in the UAE to send cash into own accounts at the bank.

Under the partnership which kicked off at the end of last year, UAE Exchange will remit money into accounts...

Thu, 04/14/2016 01:46 PM | By Mwakilishi

The Webster, MA man charged with driving into State Trooper Thomas Clardy's vehicle, killing him, has had his initial court hearing pushed back.

David Njuguna, 30, of Webster had his show cause hearing moved, said Worcester District Attorney's office spokesperson T...

Thu, 04/14/2016 12:41 PM | By Mwakilishi

A long-time auto shop in east Dallas must close its doors, and soon.

The Dallas City Council voted to accept the city planning commission’s recommendation to deny Hinga Mbogo a special use permit. Mbogo, 62, was fighting to keep Hinga Auto Repair open for another t...

Thu, 04/14/2016 08:41 AM | By Mwakilishi

Judy Nzeki from California is the new Face of Kenya USA 2016.

Judy, who is currently pursuing her Masters in public health with an emphasis on global leadership beat 12 others and raised $4,200 towards Tumaini International, a charity organization started in 2002 t...

Wed, 04/13/2016 08:48 PM | By Mwakilishi

By Ron Imanene - Watching this impressionable young woman juggle her different hats whether as a gospel singer/songwriter, praise and worship leader, actor, screenplay writer, youth impactor etc, one would be mistaken to think that hers has been a rosy journey from her ch...

Tue, 04/12/2016 04:04 PM | By Mwakilishi

SawaPay is a smart phone application currently available on Android OS that lets you send money instantly and at zero fees to a recipient in Kenya. The money can be sent via MPesa, to a PayBill number or directly to a Kenyan Bank Account. In effect, SawaPay offers instant...

Sat, 04/9/2016 10:21 AM | By Mwakilishi

President Uhuru Kenyatta has pledged free and credible elections next year on the back of an entrenched democratic culture in Kenya.

The government will find cash to finance registration of all eligible Kenyans as voters—at home and abroad—ahead of next year’s gene...

Sat, 04/9/2016 02:31 AM | By Mwakilishi

Politicians are strategising to capture the diaspora vote — the 48th county — of around three million Kenyans abroad, most of them voting for the first time.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs emphasises that the three million figure is an estimate but says the majori...

Sat, 04/9/2016 02:23 AM | By Mwakilishi

Kenyans in the diaspora, some of whom banked with the fallen Chase Bank, have reacted angrily to the news of its insolvency, with most wondering why the customers were not warned of the impending closure in good time.

Chase Bank, which was placed under receivership...

Fri, 04/8/2016 06:13 PM | By Mwakilishi

The “Daring Abroad” show takes you to The Thatched House in East London. You may be wondering which thatched house. Well, it is a name of a famous restaurant-cum-pub owned and operated by Kenyans.

KTN special correspondent Alex Chamwada visited the place and filed...

Fri, 04/8/2016 02:00 PM | By Mwakilishi

Popular gospel DJ Alemba is packing his bag and coming back home. The Star had jetted off to The USA to try and seek greener pastures. He left at the height of his success under the System Unit entertainment clique that was run by himself, DJ Mo and DJ Sadic.

Alemb...

Thu, 04/7/2016 07:58 PM | By Mwakilishi

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) will February next year register Kenyans living in foreign countries in time for them to vote in the August General Election.

President Uhuru Kenyatta made the commitment while addressing Kenyans living in...

Thu, 04/7/2016 07:15 PM | By Mwakilishi

Troubled lender Chase Bank irregularly advanced Sh16.6 billion to various entities, many of them associated with insiders, putting billions of shillings belonging to 55,000 depositors at risk.

Half of the irregular loans went to the bank’s insiders, the Central Ban...

Thu, 04/7/2016 05:01 PM | By Mwakilishi

The redrawn 4th Congressional District in Virginia now has a fourth congressional candidate.

Jackee K. Gonzalez, a Kenyan-born, married Chesterfield County mother of two, has filed to run as a Republican in the upcoming June 14 primary with a view toward representi...

Thu, 04/7/2016 12:48 PM | By Mwakilishi

President Uhuru Kenyatta continued with his drive to woo European investors when he met members of the German business community and asked them to invest in Kenya.

Uhuru invited the German investors to Kenya assuring them the country, the fourth largest economy in...

Wed, 04/6/2016 04:57 PM | By Mwakilishi

A Kenyan-American businessman in Dallas, Texas says the city of Dallas is cutting his dream short by forcing him to close his auto repair shop.

Hinga Mbogo, who immigrated to Dallas from Kenya in 1974, opened Hinga’s Automotive Company in 1985 along Ross Avenue and...

Wed, 04/6/2016 11:05 AM | By Mwakilishi

In a rare case with a happy ending, a single mother of four, who has been stranded in Saudi Arabia for the past two months has finally arrived home.

Catherine Wambui Wanyoike, 36, whose plight was highlighted by Nairobi News in February 2016, arrived in Nairobi on...

Wed, 04/6/2016 08:41 AM | By Mwakilishi

Kenya must be allowed to heal, reconcile and look into the future with hope without being dragged into the past, President Uhuru Kenyatta has said.

Expressing his joy following the collapse of the cases against Deputy President William Ruto and Joshua Sang at the I...

Wed, 04/6/2016 12:48 AM | By Mwakilishi

Finding the right words has always come easy for Jane Mwangi, 31.

"I fell in love with writing at the age of 12,” she said.

Mwangi is a journalist who used to write for a Kenyan magazine.

"Everybody's always asking 'Where are you from?' They say 'Oh m...

Tue, 04/5/2016 09:46 PM | By Mwakilishi

The New Orleans Saints, according to The Advocate, will be holding a workout for Boise State offensive lineman Rees Odhiambo, one of many incoming rookies to visit with the team prior to the NFL Draft.

With a guard arguably being the New Orleans Saints‘ b...

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Dr Jerono Phylis Rotich, a native of Kenya and professor at North Carolina A&T State University, has received two awards for her outstanding leadership.

At a Gala event held on April 20, 2016, the North Carolina A&T University Stude...

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“Wanjugu the Global Citizen”, a Kenyan in the Diaspora and the owner of the popular Youtube channel “Demystifying the Diaspora” addresses the issue of mental health in the Kenyan Diaspora community.

In the video below, Wanjugu discusses the...

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Starting March 15th, 2016, USA Permanent Residents visiting or transiting through Canada by air will be required to have an eTA (Electronic Travel Authorization) prior to traveling.

The new requirement only applies to visa-exempt foreign na...

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A Kenyan has just landed a big job at one of the biggest film studios in the world.

Hezron Karanja has been appointed Vice President of Finance at Paramount Pictures Corporation. Karanja, who lives in California, has been with Paramount sin...

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