DIASPORA NEWS

Tue, 04/28/2015 11:30 AM | By Mwakilishi

A Kenyan has described the harrowing experience of landing in North Korea instead of South Korea after confusing Pyeongchang for Pyongyang.

Daniel Olomae Ole Sapit, 42, told the Wall Street Journal how he spent hours trying to convince immigration officers in North...

Mon, 04/27/2015 06:37 PM | By Mwakilishi

Kenyans living in the United States washed their dirty linen in public last week during a diaspora meeting that President Uhuru Kenyatta was expected to attend.

A question by one of the participants during the diaspora gathering in Los Angeles, California, revealed...

Mon, 04/27/2015 04:53 PM | By Mwakilishi

Kenya is set to cut charges on money sent home by citizens living abroad from September in yet another measure aimed at boosting remittances that have become an important source of hard currencies.

Treasury secretary Henry Rotich said the new rates are contained in...

Mon, 04/27/2015 12:52 PM | By Mwakilishi

Eunice Akoth made the journey to New York accompanied by Kennedy Odede, the visionary who’s making an education reality for her and many others

With the spotlight shining down on her 4-foot-something frame, 10-year-old Eunice Akoth stepped into character.

“E...

Mon, 04/27/2015 08:32 AM | By Mwakilishi

Kenyans in the United States are more likely to report having diabetes or hypertension than other African immigrants, a study has found.

The study, conducted by researchers from the University of Minnesota and published in the BMC Public Health journal, collected d...

Sun, 04/26/2015 08:54 PM | By Mwakilishi

The Kenyan  singing group Moipei Quartet on Sunday got the high honor of singing the US National Anthem at the NBA playoff game between San Antonio Spurs and the Los Angeles Clippers.

The three sisters, Mary Moipei , Magdalene Moipei and Marta Moipei, performe...

Sun, 04/26/2015 03:37 PM | By Mwakilishi

Major political parties have differed over a decision by the government to open more consulates which may be used as polling centres by Kenyans in the US in 2017.

Cord Sunday opposed the decision to open more consulates, saying it was meant to tilt the vote in favo...

Sun, 04/26/2015 06:31 AM | By Mwakilishi

The man behind the conference in the United States that President Uhuru Kenyatta decided on Friday not to attend is described on his website as a “philanthropist, financier, medical research innovator and public health advocate.”

Michael Milken, the 68-year-old hos...

Sun, 04/26/2015 06:16 AM | By Mwakilishi

In spite of the fact that the next big movie starring Kenya’s celebrated Hollywood actress Lupita Nyongo is still seven months away from its December 17 premiere, a Star Wars 7-The Force Awakens teaser is already causing ripples in the movie industry.

Just a week a...

Sat, 04/25/2015 08:34 PM | By Mwakilishi

Watch a full video of the the Kenya Diaspora Town Hall meeting that took place in Los Angeles, California on Saturday, April 25th.

President Uhuru Kenyatta had been scheduled to address the meeting, but following the cancellation of his trip, he was instead be repr...

Fri, 04/24/2015 01:12 PM | By Mwakilishi

President Uhuru Kenyatta’s trip to the United States starting this Friday has been cancelled, State House has confirmed.

Fri, 04/24/2015 12:25 PM | By Mwakilishi

In the aftermath of the Garissa University attacks, Kenyans in the Diaspora have come together and launched a campaign to help victims of the attacks. The campaign, dubbed #MbaoFriday, is in partnership with the Kenya Red Cross, and encourages members of the Diaspora to d...

Fri, 04/24/2015 12:09 AM | By Mwakilishi

A former MP who successfully obtained orders blocking his prosecution for being in the country illegally will now be arraigned to face the same charges.

Former Wajir South legislator Mohammud Sirat, who obtained orders restraining a magistrate's court from charging...

Thu, 04/23/2015 02:29 PM | By Mwakilishi

President Uhuru Kenyatta has left for Los Angeles in California, USA to discuss investment opportunities at the 2015 Milken Institute Global Conference.

World leaders will explore solutions to challenges in financial markets, industry, health, government and educat...

Thu, 04/23/2015 12:00 AM | By Mwakilishi

Granted, there are many other things that we do that mess up our credit scores. However, these three mistakes have the greatest impact on your credit score.

1) Always making late payments

2) Missing payment - where you pay one month and miss out the ne...

Wed, 04/22/2015 08:22 AM | By Mwakilishi

Six new consulates to be opened in the United States will be used as polling centres for Kenyans to vote in the 2017 general elections.

The Kenyan ambassador to the US, Robinson Githae, said the six consulates will be located in Dallas, Boston, Atlanta, Chicago, Mi...

Wed, 04/22/2015 01:02 AM | By Mwakilishi

Kenyan traders based in South Africa have lost property worth millions following anti-migrant attacks that have rocked several cities.

The Kenyan ambassador to South Africa Jean Njeri Kamau said on Tuesday that several businesses owned by Kenyan nationals in the ho...

Mon, 04/20/2015 02:59 PM | By Mwakilishi

H.E. Hon. Uhuru Kenyatta, C.G.H. President and Commander-in-Chief of the Defence Forces of the Republic of Kenya will be in Los Angeles, CA to attend the Milken Institute Global Conference which is scheduled to take place in April, 2015.

During this time, he will m...

Sun, 04/19/2015 10:45 AM | By Mwakilishi

Kenya has recorded the highest growth in diaspora remittances in Africa, helped by the convenience and low cost of its mobile money transfer innovation, latest World Bank report shows.

The report shows that the 10.7 per cent increase in remittances that Kenya recor...

Sat, 04/18/2015 08:04 PM | By Mwakilishi

When she stood up to give her acceptance speech soon after being declared the winner of the inaugural Face of Kenya USA Pageant, Trina Wambui Njoroge, 19, of Bakersfield, California, was clear about her source of inspiration: The election of Barack Obama as the first blac...

Fri, 04/17/2015 03:35 PM | By Mwakilishi

A Kenyan woman forced to work under inhumane conditions in the U.S. is entitled to some relief, but can't pursue human-trafficking claims against her employer, a federal judge ruled.    

Winfred Muchira said in a lawsuit filed in the Alexandria...

Fri, 04/17/2015 08:27 AM | By Mwakilishi

Hundreds of Kenyans living in South Africa have been moved to secure camps as the spate of xenophobic attacks that began in the port city of Durban spread to other regions causing fear among immigrants.

Foreign Affairs secretary Amina Mohamed said Kenya was ready t...

Thu, 04/16/2015 03:26 PM | By Mwakilishi

Popular Kenyan musician Charles Njagua Kanyi – popularly known by his stage name ‘Jaguar’ – is set to make two performances in the US this weekend.

On Friday April 17, he will be at the AR Lounge in Atlanta.

He will then fly out to Massachusetts the followin...

Thu, 04/16/2015 11:02 AM | By Mwakilishi

According to new World Bank figures released this week, the growth of remittances to Kenya hit 10.7 per cent last year, well above the global average increase of about six per cent.

Only South Africa (7.1 per cent) and Uganda (6.8 per cent) saw similar high levels...

Thu, 04/16/2015 08:20 AM | By Mwakilishi

The Government of Kenya on Thursday said it was making plans to evacuate Kenyans living in South Africa following xenophobic attacks.

Foreign Affairs Minister Amina Mohamed in an interview with Nation FM said so far there were no Kenyan casualties in the attacks th...

Wed, 04/15/2015 05:18 PM | By Mwakilishi

A Kenyan will be in the race for a parliamentary seat in the UK when the Britons go to the polls next month.

Independent candidate Daniel Munyambu is seeking to enter the British House of Commons as the representative for Thurrock constituency.

The constitue...

Wed, 04/15/2015 12:54 PM | By Mwakilishi

Untold suffering and misery continued to haunt many Kenyans who flock the Middle East, with a promise of fulfilling their dreams. For many it was a horrific experience of modern day slavery, where only a few manage to escape from it's jaws.

Kassim Heri Hassan, was...

Tue, 04/14/2015 08:21 AM | By Mwakilishi

A Kenyan security guard was on Tuesday sentenced to life in prison by a Qatari court for the murder of American teacher Jennifer Brown in 2012.

Alvine Moseti Anyona is expected to serve up to 20 years — a typical period for those sentenced to life in the Gulf state...

Mon, 04/13/2015 08:31 AM | By Mwakilishi

Kenyans In Boston came together to honor the victims of Garissa terror attack that happened early April 2014.

The vigil took place on Sunday, April 12th.
 

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Mon, 04/13/2015 01:15 AM | By Mwakilishi

Long-awaited direct flights from Kenya to the United States of America could take off by August.

Kenya Civil Aviation (KCAA) acting director general Joseph Chebungei on Tuesday said the final technical audit by American regulators would be done in July, after which...

Sun, 04/12/2015 04:02 PM | By Mwakilishi

Banks are set to reap a sizable chunk of remittance business following Wednesday’s suspension of licences for 13 hawala money transfer firms suspected of having links with Al-Shabaab terror group.

Half of diaspora remittances into Kenya come in through unofficial c...

Sat, 04/11/2015 05:35 PM | By Mwakilishi

Global Somali Diaspora has decried Kenya’s decision to close 13 Somali hawalas, terming the move as tragedy and called Kenyan government to reconsider its decision.

The group emphasized the importance of hawalas to Kenyan Somali community as well as Somali refugees...

Fri, 04/10/2015 11:12 AM | By Mwakilishi

The Kenyan government has arranged to have China and India help evacuate some of its citizens stranded in Yemen, where a conflict has been raging since last year.

Chinese and Indian naval vessels are currently in the region rescuing their nationals as well as those...

Thu, 04/9/2015 10:06 PM | By Mwakilishi

Kenyans in the DMV (DC, Maryland & Virginia) area will on Saturday, April 18th hold a reception to welcome to Washington, DC H.E. Robinson Githae, Kenya's new ambassador to the United States.

The reception will offer the ambassador an opportunity to inform Keny...

Thu, 04/9/2015 10:46 AM | By Mwakilishi

Kenyan flags waved in the breeze over Paris’s Place de la République Wednesday as several hundred people gathered for a memorial service for the 148 Kenyan people, mainly students, killed last Thursday by al Shabaab militants.

It took more than 15 minutes for atten...

Wed, 04/8/2015 03:58 PM | By Mwakilishi

The Hennepin County medical examiner's office on Tuesday released the identities of two people found dead in an apparent murder-suicide in Savage last month.

Savage police say Rodney Terrell Dobie, 41, shot his wife, Esther Nyambura Muchina, 39, in the head before...

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In its Spring 2015 issue, the University of Baltimore Magazine featured Catherine Karita, a native of Kenya who graduated from the university’s MBA program in 2007.

Catherine, 34, relocated back to Kenya in 2009 and is currently General Man...

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Fresh political realignments have kicked off in earnest in Nakuru County ahead of 2017, with the entry of Speaker Susan Kihika’s into the senatorial race.

Ms Kihika’s entry into the fray could ruffle feathers, coming in the wake of a stando...

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When Faith Karimi set out to the US as a student, nothing could have prepared her for the agonising ride she would endure. But the former Menengai High School student would soon realise that she needed a lot of faith to thrive; and that may be her...

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As viewers all over the world watched in horror a video showing a cop using excessive force and foul language on a group of black teenagers, Kenyans in the DFW area rallied around a familiar face who children lived the horror on Friday night.

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