DIASPORA NEWS

Thu, 08/7/2014 02:16 AM | By Mwakilishi

President Uhuru Kenyatta has relaxed import rules to allow Kenyans abroad to sell their left-hand drive cars and get right-hand ones duty free when returning home.

The President directed Cabinet Secretaries Michael Kamau (Transport), Henry Rotich (National Treasury...

Thu, 08/7/2014 01:02 AM | By Mwakilishi

President Uhuru Kenyatta has said Kenya has not turned its back on the United States and other Western countries contrary to rumours around the international arena.

The President said Kenya, like many other countries, was taking advantage of business opportunities...

Wed, 08/6/2014 11:12 AM | By Mwakilishi

President Uhuru Kenyatta met with Kenyans residing in the United States on, Wednesday, August 6th at an event held at Washington Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, DC.


WATCH A RECORDED VIDEO OF THE WHOLE EVENT HERE....


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Wed, 08/6/2014 10:32 AM | By Mwakilishi

A group Kenyan-American children from Baltimore, Maryland will be performing for H.E. President Uhuru Kenyatta today in Washington, DC at a meeting with the Kenyan Diaspora.

The group, pictured below, also performed at the Madaraka Day Celebrations in Baltimore in...

Wed, 08/6/2014 01:12 AM | By Mwakilishi

President Uhuru Kenyatta yesterday joined other African leaders at a dinner hosted in the White House by US President Barack Obama.

The leaders are in Washington, DC attending the 3-day US-Africa Summit.

Tue, 08/5/2014 08:47 PM | By Mwakilishi

Diaspora remittances to Kenya increased by 16.3 percent to 10.2 billion shillings in June 2014 as compared 8.8 billion shillings received in the same period last year.

The Central Bank says remittances were most received from North America that accounted for 45.5 p...

Tue, 08/5/2014 02:16 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 is in the United States to attend the US-Africa Leaders Summit which is taking place in Washington D.C.

During this visit he will meet with Kenyans resi...

Tue, 08/5/2014 11:59 AM | By Mwakilishi

A Kenyan man who lost two appeals against being sent back to Kenya was on Tuesday the subject of a protest at West Yorkshire in the United Kingdom.

Parents at Lady Hastings School in Collingham, where Portas Ongondo works as a caretaker, staged a demonstration "to...

Tue, 08/5/2014 12:46 AM | By Mwakilishi

Purity Gikunju had a solid plan when she left Kenya for the United States through a cultural exchange programme. She had just completed her college studies and her mind was focused on establishing her own enterprise. In the US, she sought to identify business prospects fo...

Tue, 08/5/2014 12:25 AM | By Mwakilishi

President Uhuru Kenyatta arrived in the United States on Monday. He is in the country to attend the US-Africa Leaders Summit, which is taking place this week in Washington, DC.

Uhuru’s visit here “will focus on strengthening ties between the US and Kenya in trade,...

Mon, 08/4/2014 12:15 PM | By Mwakilishi

The Nakuru County Government plans to establish a partnership with the state of North Carolina in the United States of America that will focus on trade and educational investment opportunities.

Governor Kinuthia Mbugua is in North Carolina where he will attend seve...

Sun, 08/3/2014 05:55 PM | By Mwakilishi

Kenyan firms plan to use the Leaders Summit which begins in Washington Monday to cut business deals with US firms despite lingering queries over diplomatic relations with the world’s largest economy.

Through their lobby, Kenya Private Sector Alliance (Kepsa), the f...

Sun, 08/3/2014 11:31 AM | By Mwakilishi

President Uhuru Kenyatta Sunday afternoon left the country for Washington DC for the US-Africa Summit.

President Uhuru’s visit will focus on strengthening ties between the US and Kenya in trade, capital investment, infrastructure, energy and security. The US-Africa...

Sat, 08/2/2014 08:33 PM | By Mwakilishi

President Uhuru Kenyatta reduced the number of delegates to accompany him to the United States for the US-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington, DC, by about 80 to cut costs.

Sources indicate that the Head of State last Wednesday personally intervened to ensure that...

Sat, 08/2/2014 04:43 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 Washington, DC to attend the US-Africa Leaders Summit which is scheduled to take place in August, 2014.

During this visit he will meet with K...

Sat, 08/2/2014 01:56 PM | By Mwakilishi

Four young Kenyan leaders in the on-going Mandela Washington Fellowship in the US have won grants worth Sh8.7 million to start and expand their projects.

Ms Hope Mwanake, Ms Florence Kamaitha, Mr Mshila Sio and Mr Eric Muthomi were among 36 participants from sub-Sa...

Sat, 08/2/2014 11:40 AM | By Mwakilishi

In August 2008, Marko Cheseto, a budding long distance runner from the remote village of Tot in West Pokot, set out on a journey into the unknown.

A graduate of Egoji Teachers Training College, Cheseto had won an athletics scholarship from the University of Alaska...

Sat, 08/2/2014 02:09 AM | By Mwakilishi

The amount of money sent by Kenyans living abroad dropped slightly to Sh10 billion in June, from Sh10.4 billion in May. The Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) attributed the four per cent drop to a decline in inflows from North America and Europe. This is the second month this...

Fri, 08/1/2014 09:58 PM | By Mwakilishi

It kicked off with a theatre of the absurd, crystalised into a scandal of the white elephant and now the Saturday Nation can reveal how the government shortchanged artists at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington, DC last month.

The scheme saw the ministr...

Fri, 08/1/2014 12:41 AM | By Mwakilishi

A Kenyan-born musician is charming audiences across the US and making a name for herself with powerful guitar melodies about social and civil change. Naomi Wachira is based in Seattle, in the State of Washington, and her music is borne out of the tension that she feels ev...

Thu, 07/31/2014 08:30 PM | By Mwakilishi

Two Kenyan expatriates succumbed to high tides at Al Wakrah Beach on Tuesday.

According to a Kenyan embassy official, they were swimming when the high tides struck. The deceased are Paul Ngugi Karoki and Joyce Wairimu Gitau. Karoki, who was born on August 28, 1984,...

Thu, 07/31/2014 05:43 PM | By Mwakilishi

Dr George Njoroge, a world renowned scientist originally from Kenya and based in the US, was recently feted by Mount Kenya University (MKU).

Dr Njoroge was last week awarded an honorary Doctor of Pharmacy degree by the University for his exemplary work in the field...

Tue, 07/29/2014 08:54 PM | By Mwakilishi

In honor of the 2014 Madaraka Day celebrations in Baltimore, Maryland, a group of Kenyan-American teenagers and young adults conceptualized and filmed various Kenyan skits and a mini-documentary to celebrate their culture.

Watch the videos...

 

Tue, 07/29/2014 03:01 PM | By Mwakilishi

(AFP) - Liverpool announced on Tuesday the signing of 19-year-old Belgium striker Divock Origi from Lille, but said they will loan him back to the French side for the 2014-15 campaign.
Jose Mourinho's exclusive World Cup analysis

"I am very happy and delighted...

Tue, 07/29/2014 02:34 PM | By Mwakilishi

A leading Kenyan scientist whose 16-year research led to the discovery of a drug that treats hepatitis C is urging African governments to fund scientific research.

Through Plough Pharmaceutical Company in the US, Dr George Njoroge, alongside his team of researchers...

Tue, 07/29/2014 08:36 AM | By Mwakilishi

Roaming traffic fell between January and March this year as Kenyans sought alternatives to the high cross-border calling rates offered by telecom players.

Communications Authority statistics released Monday indicate that usage of SIM cards issued in the country by...

Mon, 07/28/2014 08:35 PM | By Mwakilishi

A Kenyan woman working for an American private military contractor was killed last Tuesday in the latest suicide bombing targeting a US military base in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Lilian Boit is a former Kenya Air Force officer, who was based at Moi Air Base Eastleigh bef...

Mon, 07/28/2014 08:46 AM | By Mwakilishi

Government officials are this week scheduled to hold a meeting with the South Sudan ambassador to Kenya to address safety of Kenyans in Juba. The move follows increased mysterious killings of Kenyans in the volatile South Sudan in the recent past. The Director of Politica...

Sun, 07/27/2014 01:18 PM | By Mwakilishi

When the head of diaspora banking at KCB arrived in Boston, Massachusetts, in mid-April to tap into the lucrative market of Kenyans living in the United States, he was under no illusion that the task would be easy.
After all, Mr Vincent Aberi and his team were making...

Sun, 07/27/2014 02:43 AM | 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 Washington, DC to attend the US-Africa Leaders Summit which is scheduled to take place in August, 2014.

During this visit, he will meet with...

Fri, 07/25/2014 12:59 PM | By Mwakilishi

A 25-year-old Midland man died Wednesday morning after a rollover on State Highway 349 in Martin County, Texas.

George Liberty Mutua was driving a pickup about 20 miles north of Midland when another pickup, traveling in the opposite direction, had a tire blowout....

Fri, 07/25/2014 12:39 PM | By Mwakilishi

When Daniel Adongo runs out onto the practice field this Friday it will mark the one-year anniversary of his initial arrival to the United States.

A few hundred yards south of the Anderson practice fields is a dormitory parking lot where Adongo first addressed an N...

Thu, 07/24/2014 01:09 AM | By Mwakilishi

Ketan Somaia lived and dined like a king, globetrotted in private jets, struck deals in the skies as he popped expensive champagne and dazzled even Kenya‘s rich club with his billionaire tastes, looks and exhibitionism. But he will now face his 50s behindbars alongside so...

Wed, 07/23/2014 12:29 PM | By Mwakilishi

They can’t sing their country’s national anthem, they can’t take the wildest guess on who their Head of State is and they can hardly speak a word of their national language, Arabic.

Yet a strong team of athletes is in TrackTown USA, ready to represent their “belove...

Wed, 07/23/2014 10:36 AM | By Mwakilishi

The family and organizing committee of Jennifer Mbugua, a Kenyan woman who lives in Fall River, Massachusetts and has been missing since May, has released an update on her disappearance and ongoing efforts to find her. The family and organizing committee is offering a $5,...

Wed, 07/23/2014 08:29 AM | By Mwakilishi

A Kenyan business tycoon who fleeced wealthy investors in the United Kingdom of £14 million (about Sh2 billion) was jailed for eight years Tuesday.

Ketan Somaia, 52, was recently found guilty of fraud after the largest ever private prosecution in English legal hist...

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

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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 Stre...

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