DIASPORA NEWS

Mon, 03/17/2014 08:25 AM | By Mwakilishi

Parents in Kenya are sending millions of shillings to Switzerland in their quest for internationally recognized education in the hospitality industry for their children.

International hotel brands and airlines recently travelled to Monteux, Switzerland in a recruit...

Sun, 03/16/2014 09:36 PM | By Mwakilishi

A section of Kenyans living in the United States has faulted the Jubilee government saying in the last one year, it has not done much to formulate policy which would encourage more participation in nation building.

NTV Atlanta-based correspondent, BMJ Muriithi repo...

Sun, 03/16/2014 02:40 PM | By Mwakilishi

A UK-based online money transfer company, WorldRemit, has set a target of reaching more Kenyans in diaspora after getting Sh3.2 billion funding from a venture fund to expand its geographical reach.

The firm becomes the latest global company targeting remittances to...

Sun, 03/16/2014 01:22 PM | By Mwakilishi

On Tuesday, April 1, 2014, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin accepting H1B cap-subject case filings for fiscal year 2015 (FY15).

Sun, 03/16/2014 02:42 AM | By Mwakilishi

Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga is set to discuss the future of county governments in Kenya with Kenyans living abroad in a televised interview to be broadcast live from Boston, Massachusetts in the US.

The Cord leader will make an official appearance on Nation...

Sat, 03/15/2014 06:18 PM | By Mwakilishi

In this week’s episode of Diaspora Notebook, NTV’s Chris Wamalwa interviews Julie Weche, founder of Elimu Tutoring and Training Center.

Elimu Tutoring and Training Center serves the Kenyan community in Baltimore, Maryland, providing after-school Math & Reading...

Sat, 03/15/2014 05:50 AM | By Mwakilishi

The Jubilee administration has come under fierce criticism from a section of Kenyans living in the United States for its performance record.

A random sampling has revealed that many of them feel the Uhuru Kenyatta-led government has performed dismally on issues rel...

Fri, 03/14/2014 06:20 PM | By Mwakilishi

You are invited to ‘Dinner with Champions’ on April 19, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. The event gives the attendees an opportunity to interact with elite Kenyan marathon runners who will be in town for Boston Marathon, which takes place April 21, 2014.

The event t...

Tue, 03/11/2014 03:07 AM | By Mwakilishi

As Kenyans gush over the meteoric rise of Lupita Nyong’o from the fringes to the helm of acting glory, numerous testimonials have cropped up in the press and each pretty much says the same thing. She was focused. She worked hard and followed through.

Tue, 03/11/2014 02:45 AM | By Mwakilishi

When Elizabeth Nabwire Ekakoro left Kenya on December 12, 2011 headed for further studies in Ukraine, her future could not have been any brighter.

She was one of the five Kenyan students selected that year to receive a scholarship to study in the Eastern European c...

Mon, 03/10/2014 08:11 PM | By Mwakilishi

Lost in the whole Lupita Nyong’o wave, a top Kenyan model and red carpet celebrity TV host Rachel Marete was at the Oscars awards where she also caused a stir with her glamorous image.

The former Miss Universe crown holder who has been working for a number of TV st...

Mon, 03/10/2014 01:57 PM | By Mwakilishi

Raila Odinga has designated Kisumu County Senator Anyang' Nyong'o as the ODM party leader during his absence in the country.

Raila is set to leave the country Monday night for a month long visit of the US.

The visit is coordinated by the African Presidential...

Mon, 03/10/2014 11:52 AM | By Mwakilishi

A delegation of Kenya county governors and other government officials is currently in the United States on an official visit.

As part of the visit, they would like to meet with Kenyans resident in the US tomorrow, Tuesday, March 11, 2014 from 4pm to 5:30pm at the K...

Sun, 03/9/2014 07:52 PM | By Mwakilishi

Kenyan gospel artiste Willy Paul is in the United States on a one-month tour.

Willy Paul arrived in the country last night and kicked off his tour today in Delaware, where he did his first performance to thrilled fans at Gospel Lighthouse Ministries.

His wi...

Sat, 03/8/2014 03:38 PM | By Mwakilishi

In thus week's edition of Diaspora Notebook, NTV's Chris Wamalwa looks ahead to the start of the Diaspora 254 Star Talent Search Auditions.

The auditions will be held in the US, Canada and the UK starting April 19th, providing a forum for young people to express th...

Fri, 03/7/2014 09:02 PM | By Mwakilishi

A Kenyan lady found herself on the wrong side of the law, leading to her arrest and eventually to imprisonment.

The lady identified as Grace M. was found guilty of abandoning her new born baby and sentenced to 18months imprisonment. Grace had given birth at home on...

Fri, 03/7/2014 02:28 PM | By Mwakilishi

Africa’s strong economic growth and business opportunities have attracted the attention of multinational companies and investors in recent years. The continent has also started to see a trend of the African diaspora returning back to the continent, many of whom are using...

Fri, 03/7/2014 02:11 PM | By Mwakilishi

MTV on Thursday announced the nominees for the “2014 MTV Movie Awards,” setting the stage for an epic showdown between critically-acclaimed films The Wolf of Wall Street, American Hustle, comedic hits We’re the Millers and This Is The End, blockbuster franchises The Hunge...

Fri, 03/7/2014 03:36 AM | By Mwakilishi

Puppetry is slowly gaining acceptance in Kenya as a method of entertainment, and as a tool for behaviour change communication.

A two man group, called Krystal Puppeteers, has been telling Kenyan and also African stories in Europe.

The two, Fedelis Kyalo and...

Thu, 03/6/2014 04:10 PM | By Mwakilishi

Aside from being an Oscar winner and a style star, Lupita Nyong'o clearly stands out all on her own with her natural beauty. So when the award-winning actress dropped her lip balm into Pharrell Williams's famous hat that was used to collect money for the pizza deliveryman...

Thu, 03/6/2014 12:33 PM | By Mwakilishi

The Kenya Scholars and Studies Association cordially invites you to its 2014 Annual Conference at the University of North Alabama, Florence, Alabama, USA.

The Conference will be held on September 5 and 6, 2014.

The theme of the conference is "Environment...

Thu, 03/6/2014 09:52 AM | By Mwakilishi

Apostle Evans Murungaru of Jesus Prophetic Church in Nairobi was arrested on Tuesday night and has been charged in court with obtaining Sh2.5 million under false pretense.

14 people have accused Apostle Murungaru of having paid up to Sh200,000 each for the apo...

Tue, 03/4/2014 09:33 AM | By Mwakilishi

A US based Kenyan pastor who was defrocked following allegations of sexual misconduct will not be reinstated, a Massachusetts court has ruled.

Judge Joseph M Walker III of Middlesex County Superior Court dismissed claims filed by Rev Dr Anthony Karimi Mumbui to cou...

Tue, 03/4/2014 02:01 AM | By Mwakilishi

Transition Authority has warned county governments from violating the constitution in undertaking functions that are yet to be devolved, after two counties posted their own ambassadors abroad.

TA chairman Kinuthia Wamwangi said counties can only fund and undertake...

Mon, 03/3/2014 01:46 AM | By Mwakilishi

Soon after learning of Lupita’s big win at the Academy Awards Monday, many Kenyans took to the social media to compliment her.

Messages of goodwill came from across the globe following her fete of winning the Best Supporting Actress Award during the 86th Academy aw...

Sun, 03/2/2014 11:33 PM | By Mwakilishi

Lupita Nyong’o tonight made history by becoming the first Kenyan to win an Oscar award. Lupita won the Best Supporting Actress award at the 86th Academy Awards held at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles for her role in the film ’12 Years a Slave’.

Lupita has won...

Sun, 03/2/2014 08:29 PM | By Mwakilishi

Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong’o fashion sense was again a major talk of a red carpet, this time at the biggest night in Hollywood - the Oscars. Fashoin critics were stunned by Lupita’s blue silk dress by Prada. “It's a blue that reminds me of Nairobi and so I wanted to have...

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In this week’s episode of Diaspora Notebook, NTV’s Chris Wamalwa interviews Julie Weche, founder of Elimu Tutoring and Training Center.

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