DIASPORA NEWS

Tue, 10/7/2014 11:27 PM | By Mwakilishi

The health sector got a major boost after well-wishers from America, calling themselves Friends of Vihiga, donated medical equipment worth Sh15 million.

The equipment included dialysis gear, ultra sound machines, ICU unit, oxygen cylinders, physiotherapy machines a...

Tue, 10/7/2014 05:15 PM | By Mwakilishi

A Kenyan family in the US is grief stricken, after the body of their 19 year old son was discovered with a gunshot wound in a bush in Covington, Georgia, in the United States.

The teen was a Sophomore at Georgia University.

This latest incident happened at a...

Tue, 10/7/2014 03:53 PM | By Mwakilishi

Safaricom is edging towards ranking among Kenya’s top 10 largest international money transfer agents, beating 34 commercial banks in market share terms, less than five years since its foray into the cross-border cash remittance business.

The latest Central Bank of...

Mon, 10/6/2014 07:49 AM | By Mwakilishi

A 19-year-old Kenyan student was found dead by police in a bush in Covington, Georgia, in the US on Sunday afternoon.

Authorities said Felix Irungu, a second-year student at Mercer University in Georgia, died of a gunshot wound in the head.

The county corone...

Sun, 10/5/2014 05:31 PM | By Mwakilishi

A week after she escaped the clutches of the cruel life for a black, Christian house help in Saudi Arabia last June, Ms Salome Wairimu nearly went crazy.

She would speak incomprehensibly, scream, shout, tear down the sheets of newspapers pasted on the walls of her...

Sun, 10/5/2014 03:03 PM | By Mwakilishi

The family of Timothy Majanja, the elderly man who was stranded in the state of Georgia, USA eagerly awaited for his arrival home after the Kenyan embassy there promised to help him return.

The last time anyone in his family saw him was in 1968.

NTV’s Namuka...

Sun, 10/5/2014 08:29 AM | By Mwakilishi

A Kenyan television personality based in London, Pauline Akinyi Long (above), has received an award for her outstanding achievements and leadership skills.

Pauline, who is a TV presenter of the Pauline Long Show on Sky 182, was honoured with the major award at the...

Sat, 10/4/2014 04:10 PM | By Mwakilishi

Kenyan diplomats serving in Western countries are in trouble after their househelps, their countrywomen, turned on them in what some say is an attempt to remain and get citizenship of host countries.

The envoys who travel with their children stick with their local...

Sat, 10/4/2014 09:30 AM | By Mwakilishi

Deputy President William Ruto has told Kenyans living in diaspora that the government appreciates their contribution to the economy.

He added that the government is reviewing structures at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in order to make it easier for them to inves...

Fri, 10/3/2014 03:42 PM | By Mwakilishi

A fired Oklahoma City nursing home worker admitted that he told a co-worker he was going to cut her head off, News OK reported on Thursday.

Jacob Mugambi Muriithi, 30, was charged Thursday with staging a terrorism hoax, a violation of the state's anti-terrorism act...

Fri, 10/3/2014 12:52 PM | By Mwakilishi

The Kenyan Embassy in Washington DC has offered to help Mr Timothy Majanja, a homeless Kenyan who has been living in squalor in the US since relocating from Canada 21 years ago.

Mr William Mugo, a First Secretary and the head of the consular services at the embassy...

Thu, 10/2/2014 01:20 PM | By Mwakilishi

President Uhuru Kenyatta was in the United States last week for the 69th session of the UN General Assembly. While in the US, he met with the Kenyan Diaspora in New York City and Lowell, Massachusetts.

The president’s convoy was captured on video leaving the Lowell...

Thu, 10/2/2014 10:43 AM | By Mwakilishi

A man who has lived in North America for 46 years now says he has had enough and would like to come back to Kenya to be with his family.

Timothy Majanja, 67, left Kenya for Canada in 1968 and now lives in squalor in the United States after losing his job 21 years a...

Thu, 10/2/2014 08:05 AM | By Mwakilishi

The wife of Jacob Muriithi, the 30-year-old Oklahoma City man [and native of Kenya] who was arrested for allegedly threatening to behead his coworker last week, has created a GoFundMe account to free her husband—who she claims is not a Muslim but a devoted Catholic.

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Wed, 10/1/2014 11:22 AM | By Mwakilishi

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.

Wed, 10/1/2014 10:33 AM | By Mwakilishi

The National Bank of Kenya (NBK) has sealed mortgage deals worth Sh1 billion at the Diaspora Investment Expo held in August in New Jersey, United States of America.

NBK Executive Director for Retail and Business Banking Robert Kibaara said there is a lot of interes...

Tue, 09/30/2014 01:30 PM | By Mwakilishi

When Martin Ng’ang’a got an opportunity to work abroad, he thought he had earned his ticket to success. But he would later find his fortune back home when he returned to operate a makeshift beauty parlour located at Bus Station in Nairobi.

Martin’s story is not uni...

Mon, 09/29/2014 03:30 PM | By Mwakilishi

A fired Oklahoma City nursing home employee was arrested after a female coworker reported that he threatened to behead her, the Oklahoman said.

Jacob Mugambi Muriithi, 30, is behind bars on a terrorism complaint, the Oklahoman reported, adding that his bail is set...

Mon, 09/29/2014 07:53 AM | By Mwakilishi

Labour Cabinet Secretary Kazungu Kambi has revoked the licences of the more than 900 agencies recruiting workers for jobs in the Middle East and the Gulf region.

The CS also temporarily suspended the recruitment of domestic workers to these regions, citing the exis...

Mon, 09/29/2014 01:44 AM | By Mwakilishi

President Uhuru Kenyatta has personally taken up the negotiations for direct flights to United States of America.

This arrangement, if it succeeds, will see Kenya Airways and Amercia’s Delta fly directly between the two countries.

President Kenyatta revealed...

Sun, 09/28/2014 02:25 PM | By Mwakilishi

Top Kenyan singers can no longer attract the crowds they once did in central Europe, where in the first place, their population is small and spread out, forcing event organisers to think twice before inviting any artistes.

There are three main reasons for this. Fir...

Sun, 09/28/2014 02:19 PM | By Mwakilishi

When Dennis Langat heard that Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta was on his way to Lowell Memorial Auditorium, he knew he had to be there. "I live like five minutes away, so I didn't even ride my bike," he said. Langat, 25, draped in a Kenyan flag, brought a message for Keny...

Sat, 09/27/2014 05:48 PM | By Mwakilishi

A Kenyan truck driver was killed after his tractor-railer crashed on a highway in Scituate, Rhode Island. Joseph Kariuki Maina, of Clive, Iowa, was driving his truck on Route 6 in Scituate, RI early Friday morning when he lost control of the truck. The tractor-trailer str...

Sat, 09/27/2014 12:13 PM | By Mwakilishi

In the episode of #theTrend, Dr Auma Obama, U.S. President Obama’s half-sister speaks on life abroad, social activism, and Barack Obama.

Watch the video…

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Sat, 09/27/2014 01:56 AM | By Mwakilishi

Kenya’s constitution is one of the most progressive in the world and those seeking to amend it should first allow its full implementation, President Uhuru Kenyatta has said.

The President said those calling for a review of the Constitution should spare Kenyans the...

Fri, 09/26/2014 01:37 PM | By Mwakilishi

WATCH a recorded video of H.E. President Uhuru Kenyatta's meeting with the Kenyan Diaspora in Lowell, Massachusetts.

The meeting took place at Lowell Auditorium, located at 50 E Merrimack St, Lowell, MA 01852 on Friday, September 26th.

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Fri, 09/26/2014 11:07 AM | By Mwakilishi

President Uhuru Kenyatta and First Lady Margaret Kenyatta were among world dignitaries that were hosted by US President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama at a reception in New York.

The reception, which took place on Tuesday, was for Heads of State and Government vis...

Fri, 09/26/2014 08:34 AM | By Mwakilishi

The amount of hard currency sent into Kenya by its citizens living abroad, known as remittances, jumped 20.34 percent in August from the same month last year, the central bank said on Friday.

Like other African economies, Kenya sees funds sent home for various reas...

Fri, 09/26/2014 07:55 AM | By Mwakilishi

United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced on Thursday the appointment of a Kenyan as assistant secretary-general for human resources management.

Carole Wainaina brings to her new post “a wealth of global experience at various senior leadership lev...

Thu, 09/25/2014 09:51 PM | By Mwakilishi

A new Diaspora web portal that will bring Kenyan government services closer to the Diaspora will be launched in a few weeks, said Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed.

Government services from various ministries will be available from the central web por...

Thu, 09/25/2014 08:56 PM | By Mwakilishi

Starting in November, 2014, Kenyans living in countries such as the United States where cars are left-hand and returning back home permanently will have an opportunity to import right-hand cars into Kenya duty-free.

This was announced by President Uhuru Kenyatta a...

Thu, 09/25/2014 05:14 PM | By Mwakilishi

WATCH a recorded video of the reception of H.E. President Uhuru Kenyatta with Kenyans living in the Diaspora, which took place on Thursday, September 25th in New York.

The event took place Grand Hyatt New York, located at 109 East 42nd Street, New York, NY 10017....

Thu, 09/25/2014 03:50 PM | By Mwakilishi

Kenya’s First Family, pictured at the ongoing 69th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York.

President Uhuru Kenyatta has spoken at various sessions at the UNGA, including the 2014 Climate Summit and a meeting on Health Financing. He also addressed the Ge...

Thu, 09/25/2014 09:50 AM | By Mwakilishi

The Diversity Visa (DV) Lottery Registration for 2016 opens Wednesday, October 1, 2014. Entries must be submitted electronically between noon on October 1, 2014, and noon on November 3, 2014, Eastern Standard Time. Qualified applicants are strongly encouraged to register...

Wed, 09/24/2014 03:34 PM | By Mwakilishi

SUNY Buffalo Law School Dean Makau Mutua has resigned. The resignation comes amid allegations that he lied in federal court and in a state administrative proceeding.

The alleged lying under oath stems from a 2011 case filed by Jeffrey Malkan who says the dean wrong...

Wed, 09/24/2014 01:59 PM | By Mwakilishi

Address by His Excellency Uhuru Kenyatta, President and Commander-in-Chief of the Defence Forces of the Republic of Kenya at the general debate of the 69th Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations (New York, 24-30 September 2014).

Video Courtesy of UN...

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Early this week, a group of men pounced on a middle-aged woman and stripped her naked for allegedly being inappropriately dressed.

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