DIASPORA NEWS

Fri, 03/25/2016 05:37 PM | By Mwakilishi

Taking a trip to see family in the US, yup you know you need a visa to go.

Australia, China you name it, you probably need that sticker in your passport. Guess what? There are some pretty amazing countries Kenyans can visit without needing to shell out the bucks or...

Fri, 03/25/2016 09:33 AM | By Mwakilishi

Hollywood Kenyan actress, Lupita Nyong’o, felt “really connected to her onscreen wolf character in the upcoming film, Jungle Book.

The film, which will premiere on April 15, 2016, will star other Hollywood stars including Idris Elba, Scarlett Johansson, Ben Kingsle...

Fri, 03/25/2016 12:03 AM | By Mwakilishi

When one mention’s the Democratic Republic of Congo it is probably images of civil strife that come to many people’s mind. However the country’s economy is now looking up amid relative stability with Kenyan investors trooping there.

KTN special correspondent Alex C...

Thu, 03/24/2016 12:52 PM | By Mwakilishi

A Kenyan woman accused of forging documents in order to inherit a fortune in Switzerland has been arrested and charged in Mombasa.

Milcah Kimwende Kimako (above) allegedly forged her aunt Maria Mwikali Kimako’s death certificate in order to have access to her prope...

Thu, 03/24/2016 09:34 AM | By Mwakilishi

President Yoweri Museveni’s government has ordered its health officials to ensure all Kenyans entering the country have undergone mandatory vaccination against Yellow Fever.

Uganda’s Health Ministry ranked Kenya as a high risk country alongside Angola, Burkina Faso...

Wed, 03/23/2016 08:36 PM | By Mwakilishi

An international company wants the Communications Authority of Kenya to compel Safaricom, Airtel and Orange to partner with it.

GeoNet Communications, whose majority shareholders are Kenyans, says it paid Sh34.8 million licence fee in 2012 but has not been intercon...

Wed, 03/23/2016 01:55 PM | By Mwakilishi

The family of a Kenyan student in the UK who died last year has expressed their dissatisfaction with the Medical opinion given at the inquest set up to probe the death of their daughter Ms Linzie Mumbi Ngarari.

Wed, 03/23/2016 09:28 AM | By Mwakilishi

Award winning actress Lupita Nyong’o recently revealed why she decided to go bald.

Lupita, The Force Awakens cast member admitted in the April issue of InStyle Magazine that she wasn’t sure she could pull it off at first.

“I wasn’t sure if I could pull off t...

Tue, 03/22/2016 03:19 PM | By Mwakilishi

Foreign Affairs CS Amina Mohamed has defended the high-level visits and engagement by President Uhuru Kenyatta saying they have been invaluable to the country's economic growth.

“High-level engagement and visibility of the President is a central pillar of Kenya’s F...

Tue, 03/22/2016 12:38 PM | By Mwakilishi

One in four internally displaced persons (IDP) surveyed in Kenya has been a victim or witness of human trafficking, the majority lured to the Middle East but then forced to do menial work or sexually exploited, an anti-trafficking charity said on Tuesday.

People wh...

Sat, 03/19/2016 03:36 PM | By Mwakilishi

A model died from a rare stomach haemorrhage just hours after she felt unwell, an inquest has heard.

Linzie Mumbi Ngarari, 22, died at home on June 29 last year, less than seven hours after waking with severe stomach pains and sickness.

The student, who took...

Sat, 03/19/2016 02:10 PM | By Mwakilishi

First Lady Margaret Kenyatta received a standing ovation in the US on Friday when she explained why she chose to run marathons rather than enjoy the comfort and trappings of her status.

She told an attentive audience of corporates, investors and political leaders f...

Sat, 03/19/2016 12:07 PM | By Mwakilishi

A London-based church has been fined £7,740.50 (Sh1 million) for "disturbing neighbours with loud sermons" to exorcise believers of demons and spells.

The church headed by a Kenyan, Bishop Climate Irungu, was fined at Camberwell Green Magistrates on February 22, af...

Sat, 03/19/2016 02:48 AM | By Mwakilishi

Kenyans with professional qualifications can once again apply for work in the Middle East after the government on Friday lifted a ban on the exportation of labour to countries such as Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Kuwait.

This means that Kenyans with skills such as acco...

Thu, 03/17/2016 08:28 PM | By Mwakilishi

The Embassy of the Republic of Kenya in Washington, DC will be holding a Kenyan National ID/Passport Event in Jersey City, New Jersey on Saturday, April 2nd, 2016 and Sunday, April 3rd, 2016.

The following services will be provided:

Application of Keny...

Thu, 03/17/2016 07:36 PM | By Mwakilishi

The body of Massachusetts State Police Trooper Thomas L. Clardy was returned Thursday afternoon to a funeral home here, where residents lined Central Street in his honor.

Some held American flags while others stood quietly as a police motorcade pulled up to Tighe H...

Thu, 03/17/2016 01:17 PM | By Mwakilishi

The driver’s license for David Njuguna was revoked on Thursday by the state of Massachusetts. He has also been served with criminal summons charging him with negligent operation of a motor vehicle and failing to stay within marked lanes, according to police.

Thu, 03/17/2016 12:08 AM | By Mwakilishi

Anastasia Kanini grew up in poverty in what is today known as Makueni County. She died Sister Judith in the faraway land of Yemen, a martyr and victim of the merchants of terror.

News of her death was broken delicately to her relatives by nuns at the Missionaries o...

Wed, 03/16/2016 06:04 PM | By Mwakilishi

A vehicle being driven by a Kenyan man on the Massachusetts Turnpike in Chalton, MA today around noon struck a Massachusetts State Police cruiser and killed the State Trooper.

According to police, 30-year-old David Njuguna of Webster, MA was driving a Nissan Maxima...

Tue, 03/15/2016 06:27 PM | By Mwakilishi

Kenya is just three steps away from securing direct flights to the United States, the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority has confirmed.

KCAA Director General Gilbert Kibe says a team from the Federal Aviation Administration is expected in the country next month to asce...

Mon, 03/14/2016 01:37 PM | By Mwakilishi

It all began in July 2012 at the Maasai Mara for this young lady Valentine Waithera where she met a Maasai man named "John" who inspered her to begin her life long passion and mission to provide education to the young generation in all of Africa.

Since then she has...

Sat, 03/12/2016 06:07 PM | By Mwakilishi

Kenya is this week set to make two crucial steps in its bid for direct flights to the US with the opening of two terminals at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) and the introduction of a Bill in Parliament that will integrate international standards with the c...

Sat, 03/12/2016 12:43 PM | By Mwakilishi

Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua jetted back to the country on Friday and immediately held meetings with some members of the county assembly and his executive members in the afternoon.

The governor, who has been away for a month, said the executive meeting resolved t...

Sat, 03/12/2016 12:32 PM | By Mwakilishi

A Kenyan man died after he was hit by a train on Thursday in Richmond, Texas.

Police say Jesse Sagiroi was hit by the train around 11am in the 400 block of Highway 90 as he walked along the railroad tracks. He died on the scene. Police say it is unclear why Sagiroi...

Sat, 03/12/2016 09:45 AM | By Mwakilishi

The mother of a 20-month-old girl who was found dead three years ago has been arrested on suspicion of her murder.

Angela Whitworth was held in Uganda on Wednesday morning in a joint operation by authorities there and Thames Valley police.

She is suspected o...

Fri, 03/11/2016 01:05 PM | By Mwakilishi

Kenyans serving jail terms in foreign countries are set to be repatriated if bilateral agreements and treaties with the sentencing countries are put in place. This follows the drafting of the Model Agreement for Negotiation on the Transfer of Prisoners.

The Model A...

Thu, 03/10/2016 05:16 PM | By Mwakilishi

Diaspora-owned Choice Microfinance Bank will pump Sh60 million to open new branches in Kitengela and Ngong in Kajiado County.

The financier with one branch in Rongai, Kajiado, that serves as its headquarters, is betting on the expansion to grow its loan book sevenf...

Thu, 03/10/2016 02:44 PM | By Mwakilishi

May 28, 2012 saw a terrorist attack in the Nairobi, Kenya which left 33 people injured. Caroline Wanjiru was one of them. In the time since then, not only was she left critically mutilated, traumatised and broke but was also stranded in Ahmedabad till last week.

Thu, 03/10/2016 11:58 AM | By Mwakilishi

As Madison and Cheryl aged four (4) play around their home in Seattle Washington overly excited at all these people visiting each day and especially at the company of other kids, nothing could prepare them to the reality that their dad and the rock of their home; the appl...

Thu, 03/10/2016 09:48 AM | By Mwakilishi

Kenya’s super-rich are stashing their money abroad and might relocate there in just under ten years to safeguard the interest of their children according to the report on global wealth.

Mr Andrew Shirley, editor of the Knight Frank Wealth report says there is an in...

Wed, 03/9/2016 02:07 PM | By Mwakilishi

Doline Wanjiku Maina, an 11-year-old girl, was diagnosed with Leukemia last year in Kenya. She recently came to the US, where she is receiving treatment at Riley Hospital in Indiana. She received infusion chemotherapy on March 1st, and is doing well. Her next chemo infusi...

Mon, 03/7/2016 08:11 PM | By Mwakilishi

Starting March 15th, 2016, USA Permanent Residents visiting or transiting through Canada by air will be required to have an eTA (Electronic Travel Authorization) prior to traveling.

The new requirement only applies to visa-exempt foreign nationals such as USA green...

Mon, 03/7/2016 05:56 PM | By Mwakilishi

Diaspora remittances to Kenya increased by 19.9 per cent to Sh14 billion ($137.5 million) in January 2016, up from Sh11.6 billion ($114.6 million) in January 2015.

Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) attributed the increase to more money coming in from the rest of the worl...

Sat, 03/5/2016 03:59 PM | By Mwakilishi

Kenya will phase out issuance of its national passports from next year and adopt the East Africa travel permit in the quest by the six countries to harmonise business and regulatory processes.

The phase-out period will last two years and the six countries including...

Sat, 03/5/2016 03:24 PM | By Mwakilishi

The man accused of murdering a young Kenyan woman cold blood  in Dubai has been identified as Watson Njiiri. Njiiri is accused of storming into Catherine Waithera Njogu’s work place and stabbing her several times, killing her on the spot. He was arrested on Friday, M...

Fri, 03/4/2016 07:38 PM | By Mwakilishi

A young Kenyan woman was murdered in cold blood by her male platonic friend in Dubai after she allegedly turned down his romantic advances. The woman, Catherine Waithera Njogu, was reportedly murdered by the friend (a fellow Kenyan) after he stormed her workplace, beat he...

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Petty Officer 1st Class Frida Karani, a Navy culinary specialist and 2016’s Armed Forces Chef of the Year, has a secret: she doesn’t like a kitchen that’s too peaceful.

The enlisted aide to the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff ear...

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“Wanjugu the Global Citizen”, a Kenyan in the Diaspora and the owner of the popular Youtube channel “Demystifying the Diaspora” addresses the issue of mental health in the Kenyan Diaspora community.

In the video below, Wanjugu discusses the...

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Starting March 15th, 2016, USA Permanent Residents visiting or transiting through Canada by air will be required to have an eTA (Electronic Travel Authorization) prior to traveling.

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Why are Kenyans in the US isolating themselves from their own community, living like loners and sometimes even dying without anyone knowing about it?

A fellow Kenyan has some sound advice for you in the video below:

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