DIASPORA NEWS

Thu, 01/15/2015 04:10 PM | By Mwakilishi

President Uhuru Kenyatta has urged the Obama administration to lift travel advisories on Kenya, arguing the warnings have hurt Kenya’s tourism industry.

Kenya's ambassador to the US, Robinson Njeru Githae, on Tuesday said the Jubilee government had demonstrated its...

Thu, 01/15/2015 11:10 AM | By Mwakilishi

Viona Shina Leboo is a third-year student at the Harvard University where she is studying courtesy of Equity Bank’s Young Achievers programme. She wants to save fellow Maa girls from FGM and enable them excel in school as she did in her 2010 KCSE examinations in Uasin Gis...

Thu, 01/15/2015 12:13 AM | By Mwakilishi

Only Kenyans returning home permanently and have owned left hand drive cars abroad for at least one year will be allowed to replace and import right-hand vehicles without paying duty as the Treasury moves to seal off tax-evasion loopholes.

Under the new guidelines...

Tue, 01/13/2015 11:54 PM | By Mwakilishi

Following His Excellency the President’s directive that returning residents from the Diaspora who cannot enjoy duty free facility on their left hand vehicles be allowed to import into Kenya vehicles of similar category duty free, The National Treasury and the Kenya Revenu...

Mon, 01/12/2015 08:55 PM | By Mwakilishi

The Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) could soon start receiving direct flights from America once the ongoing audit by US authorities is completed by March, Transport and Infrastructure Cabinet Secretary Michael Kamau has said.

Eng Kamau said already, a te...

Sat, 01/10/2015 02:24 AM | By Mwakilishi

Kenyan women in the Diaspora have a problem with Kenyan men.

Romantic relationships between Kenyans in the US, for instance, are beset with untold challenges.

The Nairobian spoke to a number of women of different ages and careers who concur that relationship...

Fri, 01/9/2015 10:47 AM | By Mwakilishi

Dr Cathy Mwangi has an ambitious dream. She envisions the day when Kenya’s healthcare system will be seamless. When, she says, it will be possible to rush to the nearest health centre, see a doctor within minutes, who can then access your medical history within seconds an...

Fri, 01/9/2015 10:37 AM | By Mwakilishi

Family and friends are being proactive to help the Nyutu Family,(Pastor Dominic Nyutu & Pauline Nyutu)who lost their home and personal belongings to a fire that started on Sunday while they were in Church.

To all friends and well wishers,this is a very trying,s...

Thu, 01/8/2015 04:15 AM | By Mwakilishi

Former Kenyan ambassador to France and Spain, Dan Jonathan Karobia, has passed away in his home in Stone Mountain, Georgia, USA.

Mr Karobia, 75, collapsed in his house on January 3, 2015 and died.

“By the time the paramedics arrived, he was no more,” said Ms...

Tue, 01/6/2015 01:23 AM | By Mwakilishi

Baltimore police have arrested and charged a woman and a teenager in a fatal shooting Saturday.

Around 6:14 a.m. Saturday, police were called to the 500 block of Queensgate Road in southwest Baltimore, where Josphat Kobia, 40, was shot in the head. He was pronounce...

Mon, 01/5/2015 11:45 AM | By Mwakilishi

Police in Baltimore, Maryland, are investigating a case in which a Kenyan man was shot to dead in his house over the weekend.

The Kenyan, Josephat Kobia popularly known as Joe or Vaity by his friends, was fatally shot on the head on Sataurday 3rd 2015.

Accor...

Sun, 01/4/2015 01:07 PM | By Mwakilishi

Alcohol and drug abuse have become so prevalent in our society today that very few families can claim not to have a member or too or maybe a family friend that is completely taken over. What’s true too is that while society has accepted drinking as a social past time, the...

Sat, 01/3/2015 08:31 AM | By Mwakilishi

Domestic violence is a subject that is considered a private affair if not a conversational taboo amongst many individuals, communities and especially in african cultures.

Yet, this is a social vice that if left unresolved threatens to maintain its dragon head in a...

Fri, 01/2/2015 07:14 AM | By Mwakilishi

"It’s no longer business as usual at the Kenyan Embassy in Washington, DC”. This was stated by the newly appointed Kenyan Ambassador to the US, Ambassador Robinson Njeru Githae while speaking to KENYA360 TV on his maiden interview with the Diaspora Media since arriving in...

Thu, 01/1/2015 08:07 AM | By Mwakilishi

Kenyans living in the United States welcomed 2015 with festivities at different venues in various cities across the country early Thursday.

In New York, frigid temperatures did not stop those residing in and around the city from joining an estimated one million peo...

Tue, 12/30/2014 07:55 AM | By Mwakilishi

Money sent by Kenyans in Diaspora is one of the major contributors to the growth of the building industry, according to Mabati Rolling Mills.

The company says many Kenyans living abroad prefer investing in residential and other property, which can give a good retur...

Mon, 12/29/2014 05:16 PM | By Mwakilishi

The Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) has awarded Safaricom a cash remittance operating licence, enabling the telecoms giant to transfer money out of the country and opening new markets for its popular mobile money transfer service, M-Pesa.

Safaricom’s acquisition of the...

Thu, 12/25/2014 03:05 AM | By Mwakilishi

Money sent by Kenyans in the Diaspora is one of the major contributors to the growth of the building industry. Mabati Rolling Mills (MRM) says many Kenyans living abroad prefer investing in residential and other property, which gives good returns on investment.

Wed, 12/24/2014 04:15 AM | By Mwakilishi

A church in Albemarle County received one of the best Christmas presents from an unknown gift-giver. An anonymous donor wrote a big check that helped the congregation pay off the property.

Pastor Peter Chege of Africa Lighthouse Baptist Temple says it would have ta...

Tue, 12/23/2014 05:22 AM | By Mwakilishi

Kenya ambassador to the United States Robinson Njeru Githae has said recent criticism of security law by Barack Obama-led administration may be based on the legislation before it was amended

Mr Githae defended the controversial new security law in a 45-minute inter...

Mon, 12/22/2014 07:40 AM | By Mwakilishi

Elgeyo Marakwet Senator, Hon Kipchumba Murkonen, has said the Legal Affairs Committees of the Senate and the National Assembly will at the beginning of the new year summon IEBC to explain why they have not yet started registering the Diaspora as provided for in the consti...

Mon, 12/22/2014 04:40 AM | By Mwakilishi

United Kingdom-based controversial televangelist Gilbert Deya has been acquitted of rape and sexual assault charges.

The London Crown Court comprising 12 jury members on Friday ruled there was no evidence to support allegations that Mr Deya of the miracle babies sa...

Sat, 12/20/2014 04:25 AM | By Mwakilishi

1. ‘The American Scream’

Most Kenyans go overseas with lofty dreams inspired by movie story lines, but after crossing the Atlantic or Mediterranean, reality dawns. For those in the US, the American Dream turns into the ‘American Scream’ for they st...

Fri, 12/19/2014 01:59 AM | By Mwakilishi

A British teenager who smeared racist graffiti on items at a memorial of a Kenyan boy in the UK was on Thursday sentenced to two years in jail.

James Coleman, 18, and his accomplice, a minor, had painted messages of the Ku Klux Klan (KKK), a Swastika and other raci...

Thu, 12/18/2014 05:37 PM | By Mwakilishi

A microfinance institution (MFI) backed by a group of Kenyans living in the US has engaged a former Equity Bank manager as chief executive and an ex-international banker as her deputy.

Choice Microfinance Bank, currently in formation, has appointed Lydiah Maingi Ma...

Thu, 12/18/2014 02:37 AM | By Mwakilishi

The allure of leaving Kenya to reside in Europe or the US is a bug that bites young people quite aggressively.

But if they knew the reality of living in these foreign lands, most would shelve the lofty ideas of paradise in developed countries.

Despite these...

Wed, 12/17/2014 09:59 PM | By Mwakilishi

When the world met in Asuncion Paraguay for the sixth Global Peace Convention (GPC) recently, Kenya once again left its mark as the land of great achievers, and those of us who were fortunate to be in what South Americans prefer to call “The Mother City” walked tall with...

Wed, 12/17/2014 09:43 PM | By Mwakilishi

A Kenyan teen was killed on Sunday morning after he crashed into a traffic signal pole in Irvine California.

Michael Kwabi, 18, of Irvine, was killed when his Infinity Q45 struck a signal pole just before 7am at the intersection of Orchard Hills and Wolf Trail. Det...

Tue, 12/16/2014 01:54 PM | By Mwakilishi

Police say a future priest was shot after volunteering to serve the homeless in Milwaukee.

38-year-old Simon Muema is a first-year Salvatorian candidate who will eventually join the Seminary to become a priest. He had volunteered at a downtown Milwaukee meal progra...

Sun, 12/14/2014 10:47 AM | By Mwakilishi

A 29-year-old student is stranded in Cuba for lack of money for air ticket to return home.

Zena Ana Mohamed, went to Cuba after securing a scholarship to study psychology at Martzas University, but has been living as a refugee since she completed her studies last y...

Fri, 12/12/2014 08:47 PM | By Mwakilishi

Christmas season is here, the time for long lost Kenyans to return home for the holidays. Some have been in the Diaspora for almost a year, others for years, they all come to spend the festive season with their families. You will recognise them by their fresh faces, big h...

Fri, 12/12/2014 12:32 PM | By Mwakilishi

A decade ago, Kenyans woke up to shocking news. More than 125 people in Eastern Kenya had lost their lives after consuming maize contaminated with a poisonous substance known as aflatoxin.

For one young scientist at the Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (Kari),...

Fri, 12/12/2014 09:42 AM | By Mwakilishi

One the 16 Kenyan women who have been stranded in Libya since November has died.

She is understood to have been ailing for some time, according to her colleagues.

The women have been trying to leave Libya through a neighbouring country since the airport in T...

Thu, 12/11/2014 12:48 PM | By Mwakilishi

Many Kenyans living in Belgium will miss the 2014 Jamhuri Day celebrations after the Kenyan embassy announced its move to a smaller venue due to budgetary and logistical constraints.

"Jamhuri Day celebrations will be held at the ACP House which has a maximum capaci...

Sun, 12/7/2014 03:51 PM | By Mwakilishi

A Kenyan family living in Seattle, Washington is searching for a bone marrow donor for their daughter Joey.

Sun, 12/7/2014 11:06 AM | By Mwakilishi

The family of Timothy Majanja, the Kenyan man stranded in the USA was appealing to the government to help them either bring Majanja home or travel to the USA.

This was after Majanja was reported to be critically ill and in need of kidney surgery.
 

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