DIASPORA NEWS

Fri, 12/5/2014 11:44 AM | By Mwakilishi

A unique corruption case which the government wanted heard in Kenya's embassy in the US has come to a close, with the accused civil servant acquitted.

Engineer Livingstone Ngare, the project manager of the Kenya government and World Bank-funded Kenya Urban Transpor...

Thu, 12/4/2014 01:33 PM | By Mwakilishi

The government has called off the much publicised Kenya Diaspora Conference which had been scheduled to take place on Dec 18th to Dec 19th at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC) citing lack of adequate time to prepare for the event.

 

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Wed, 12/3/2014 02:54 PM | By Mwakilishi

A 67-year-old homeless Kenyan, who wanted to return home after 46 years in North America, has been hospitalised in Atlanta, Georgia, in the United States.

Sources at Grady Memorial Hospital in downtown Atlanta told the Nation on Tuesday night that Mr Timothy Majanj...

Wed, 12/3/2014 11:20 AM | By Mwakilishi

Heading home for the holidays later this month? Don’t miss this year’s 254OPEN Golf Experience on Friday December 19, 2014 at Karen Country Club …Kenya's Premier Diaspora and Returnee Golf & Networking Event!

All Diaspora, Returnees and Friends are invited for...

Tue, 12/2/2014 04:17 PM | By Mwakilishi

By Vuyo T. Dunjwa - Worcester, MA: Family and friends bid farewell to iconic Professor Raphael Joseph Njoroge of Mang’u, Kenya over the weekend. They paid their last respects to the 75 year old academic, celebrating a life well lived, a life dedicated to the service of ot...

Mon, 12/1/2014 11:48 AM | By Mwakilishi

The Embassy of the Republic of Kenya in Washington, DC will be carrying out a National Identity (ID) card registration exercise in Oakland, California on Saturday, December 6th, 2014 and Sunday, December 7th, 2014.

All ID applicants are required to RSVP via email a...

Sun, 11/30/2014 02:44 PM | By Mwakilishi

A priest is now dead after a major collision with a Knutsford Express bus Thursday evening on the Melrose Bypass.

Dead is Kenyan Roman Catholic priest Joseph Waweru, of Santa Cruz in St Elizabeth.

According to police reports, about 8 p.m. the bus was travell...

Sat, 11/29/2014 04:25 PM | By Mwakilishi

When John Muruiki needs to buy milk and bread, he sneaks out of his single bedroom flat in London to the nearest shop furtively looking behind his shoulder to see if he is being followed by police officers.

John, 29, has overstayed his student visa since 2007 and s...

Sat, 11/29/2014 04:14 PM | By Mwakilishi

Kenya has signed an agreement that will help record the amount of money sent into the country by citizens living abroad, reduce remittance transfer costs and enable beneficiaries to be included in the financial system.

At the Kenya School of Monetary Studies yester...

Fri, 11/28/2014 02:46 PM | By Mwakilishi

Many young Kenyans dream of a rosy life working abroad, especially in the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia. But while many distressed women have narrated their ordeals at the hands of crude Saudi and other Arab employers, men have always kept quiet, until now. Stephe...

Fri, 11/28/2014 02:54 AM | By Mwakilishi

The Saudi Embassy in Nairobi Wednesday defended the country’s human rights records saying most of the domestic workers who claimed to have been mistreated had violated employment laws.

Thu, 11/27/2014 03:05 PM | By Mwakilishi

Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua and his estranged wife are embroiled in a custody dispute over their three children who are living in Australia.

The governor dragged his wife Ms Josephine Thitu Maundu to court Thursday seeking her to be compelled to return their thr...

Thu, 11/27/2014 11:34 AM | By Mwakilishi

Twenty seven-year-old Ann Njeri says she is lucky to be back home and happy to be alive.

The mother of two from Eldoret regrets travelling to Saudi Arabia with the hope of getting a good job to take care of her family. Within two months overseas, she got forlorn an...

Wed, 11/26/2014 03:57 PM | By Mwakilishi

Kenya’s apex bank said on Wednesday that remittance inflows to the country increased by 18.6 percent to 127.4 million U.S. dollars in September from 107.5 million dollars in the same period in 2013.

The Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) said in a statement issued in Nair...

Wed, 11/26/2014 12:05 PM | By Mwakilishi

On the occasion of the 51st anniversary of the independence of the Republic of Kenya, H.E Robinson Njeru Githae, Kenya’s ambassador to the US, requests the pleasure of your company at a reception to be held on Friday, December 12, 2014 from 6pm to 8pm at Kenya House in Po...

Tue, 11/25/2014 02:19 PM | By Mwakilishi

Kenyan midfielder Victor Wanyama was burgled while playing for Southampton during their match with Aston Villa on Monday evening.

A black Range Rover, worth around £60,000, three televisions and around 30 pairs of shoes were among the items stolen.

Police ha...

Tue, 11/25/2014 12:23 PM | By Mwakilishi

Bruce and Ian Kamau fell in love with soccer while watching the 1998 World Cup huddled around a TV in Kenya.

Inspired by the exploits of their heroes, the brothers would take to Nairobi’s streets to play scratch matches with mates into the night.

“That was h...

Sat, 11/22/2014 01:06 PM | By Mwakilishi

The mother to Alfred Mugo, a Kenyan who died about two weeks ago in an Atlanta hospital, is appealing to well wishers to come to her aid as she raises funds to ship her son’s body home.

At the time of his death, Mr Mugo did not have family members or relatives in t...

Sat, 11/22/2014 04:21 AM | By Mwakilishi

After 45 minutes of a torturous drive on pothole-riddled Nakuru-Nyahururu road, we finally arrive at Ezra Waweru’s farm at Ahero village, Bahati, Nakuru.

We are ushered into his compound by storey structures that occupy about 10 by 100 feet of his two-acre farm....

Fri, 11/21/2014 08:51 AM | By Mwakilishi

Kenyan women in the US have condemned the recent public stripping of women in Nairobi and Mombasa.

A group of Kenyan women plans to hold a demonstration in downtown Dallas to protest the stripping incidents.

The peaceful demonstration is organised by Ms Alic...

Fri, 11/21/2014 03:03 AM | By Mwakilishi

A lady who was stranded after being allegedly tortured by her employer in Saudi Arabia is back home after what she has described as a narrow escape.

Ann Njeri Mwaura’s plight in the Middle East country trended on social media after she posted a clip detailing the i...

Fri, 11/21/2014 02:27 AM | By Mwakilishi

A Kenyan runner ran five miles (eight kilometres) to evade police in Bergen County, New Jersey, in the United States.

Eric Kipkemei Chirchir, 31, was confronted by New Jersey police after they received a report that he had inappropriately touched a 15-year-old girl...

Thu, 11/20/2014 12:04 PM | By Mwakilishi

When Fulbright Scholar and KESSA (www.kessa.org) Executive Faith Maina realized her Kenyan post-graduate students and even some new faculty members in her class at Moi University would encounter difficulties publish...

Wed, 11/19/2014 09:26 PM | By Mwakilishi

A Kentucky fire chief is being criticized for racist comments after he refused to help a family of stranded motorists because they were black, and then suggested that an Asian-American television reporter did not understand English.

In a Bullitt County Sheriff’s de...

Wed, 11/19/2014 07:17 PM | By Mwakilishi

H.E. Ambassador Robinson Njeru Githae, Kenya’s new ambassador to the United States, formally presented his credentials to U.S. President Barack on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at an Ambassadors’ Credentialing Ceremony held at the Oval Office of the White House.

Below...

Wed, 11/19/2014 12:25 PM | By Mwakilishi

Professor Raphael Njoroge of Worcester has passed on after a short illness in Worcester, U.S Boston region. He was 75 years.

Professor Njoroge was teaching at the Worcester Consortium of colleges that include: Quinsigamond College, Worcester State University and Wo...

Wed, 11/19/2014 12:12 PM | By Mwakilishi

The Embassy of the Republic of Kenya in Washington, DC will be carrying out a National Identity (ID) card registration exercise in Bridgeton, Missouri on Saturday, November 22, 2014 and Sunday, November 23, 2014.

All ID applicants are required to RSVP via email at...

Wed, 11/19/2014 08:42 AM | By Mwakilishi

President Barack Obama formally welcomed Kenya’s new envoy to the US, Robinson Njeru Githae, to Washington on Tuesday afternoon when he presented his letters of credence at a ceremony in the White House.

Mr Githae was among ten ambassadors-designate who presented t...

Wed, 11/19/2014 12:33 AM | By Mwakilishi

Paul Jairus Ondieki, an upcoming Hollywood actor and standup comedian, recently made an appearance on the Churchill Show in Nairobi.

Paul lives in Dallas, Texas and recently had a debut acting role in a new film ‘Street of Harvest’ that is set to primer in early 20...

Tue, 11/18/2014 01:12 PM | By Mwakilishi

A young girl's body was flown back into Kenya on Thursday last week, and as her family wailed at the airport, their tears were just a drop in a sad, disconsolate ocean, for many more such families are going through the same ordeal.

A recent report by the Human Righ...

Tue, 11/18/2014 12:36 AM | By Mwakilishi

You know that things are thick when citizens living in the diaspora decide to intervene for wrongs committed in their countries in a bid to salvage a situation. The stripping incident not only affected women locally but also the Kenyan women who live abroad. Yes, when you...

Mon, 11/17/2014 06:52 PM | By Mwakilishi

Vile racist graffiti was daubed on a Merseyside school wall taunting the death of an “immensely popular” 15-year-old boy found dead at his home.

Devastated friends of Erick Maina were holding a vigil for the talented teen when the sick taunts were scrawled at his M...

Mon, 11/17/2014 01:32 AM | By Mwakilishi

A Kenyan woman has died in Lebanon where she had been employed as a househelp.

But her body cannot be brought home for burial due to lack of identification documents.

Ms Jane Njeri Kamau, 36, is said to have fallen sick while in police custody. Ms Kamau and...

Sun, 11/16/2014 12:42 PM | By Mwakilishi

Incidents of homelessness, violence, suicide and general destitution among Kenyans in the US remain a cause for concern. But many won't discuss these issues openly for fear that they might expose the Kenyan community abroad to judgment and social ridicule.

NTV's BM...

Sun, 11/16/2014 02:28 AM | By Mwakilishi

When Maggie Marikah, a Kenyan living in Atlanta, America, first read in the press that a homeless Kenyan had been admitted to a hospital in her neighbourhood with a lung infection, and that doctors were looking for the patient’s family, her curiosity was piqued.

Co...

Sat, 11/15/2014 09:14 AM | By Mwakilishi

Kenyans can still apply for their United Kingdom (UK) visas at the Nairobi office. British High Commissioner to Kenya Dr Christian Turner (pictured) said the South African office will only be used for other consular operations.

At a meeting with the Parliamentary C...

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A Kenyan scientist based in the USA has been recognized as one of the people across the globe who have helped shape black history by Malvern Daily Record, an Arkansas-based newspaper.

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