DIASPORA NEWS

Thu, 09/25/2014 05:14 PM | By Mwakilishi

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 Street, New York, NY 10017....

Thu, 09/25/2014 03:50 PM | By Mwakilishi

Kenya’s First Family, pictured at the ongoing 69th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York.

President Uhuru Kenyatta has spoken at various sessions at the UNGA, including the 2014 Climate Summit and a meeting on Health Financing. He also addressed the Ge...

Thu, 09/25/2014 09:50 AM | By Mwakilishi

The Diversity Visa (DV) Lottery Registration for 2016 opens Wednesday, October 1, 2014. Entries must be submitted electronically between noon on October 1, 2014, and noon on November 3, 2014, Eastern Standard Time. Qualified applicants are strongly encouraged to register...

Wed, 09/24/2014 03:34 PM | By Mwakilishi

SUNY Buffalo Law School Dean Makau Mutua has resigned. The resignation comes amid allegations that he lied in federal court and in a state administrative proceeding.

The alleged lying under oath stems from a 2011 case filed by Jeffrey Malkan who says the dean wrong...

Wed, 09/24/2014 01:59 PM | By Mwakilishi

Address by His Excellency Uhuru Kenyatta, President and Commander-in-Chief of the Defence Forces of the Republic of Kenya at the general debate of the 69th Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations (New York, 24-30 September 2014).

Video Courtesy of UN...

Wed, 09/24/2014 11:52 AM | By Mwakilishi

A group representing Kenyans living in the United States has urged President Uhuru Kenyatta to implement promises he has made to the Kenyan diaspora so that “Kenyans abroad can take his government seriously”.

In a statement sent to the Nation on Wednesday, the Keny...

Tue, 09/23/2014 02:12 PM | By Mwakilishi

By scoring the winning goal against Swansea City on Saturday Victor Wanyama not only registered his first goal in Southampton colours but became the first Kenyan to score in the Barclays Premier League.

Tue, 09/23/2014 08:08 AM | By Mwakilishi

A family from Gitothua village in Ruiru is appealing the government intervene in helping bring back their daughter who is being held in a Saudi Arabian jail.

Jane Wangari said her daughter Virginia Wanja, 24, who went to Saudi Arabia in June this year in search for...

Mon, 09/22/2014 11:11 PM | By Mwakilishi

When Kenya’s envoy-designate to Canada, Lucy Chelimo, 35, walked into County Hall’s mini chamber to face a committee of MPs during the vetting process, she was expecting to be questioned on her marital status.

Working in human resources at DHL Kenya since 2012, she...

Sat, 09/20/2014 05:07 PM | By Mwakilishi

Three weeks after burying her last born daughter, Lenah Masai still harbours questions about circumstances surrounding her death. The daughter, Carris Chepkirui, fondly known as Totoh by her Mosoriot-based family, died just three days after travelling to Lebanon for work....

Sat, 09/20/2014 01:24 PM | By Mwakilishi

President Uhuru Kenyatta has arrived in New York, US, to attend the 69th United Nations General Assembly and other bilateral meetings.

Before attending the UNGA, President Kenyatta, who arrived in New York shortly after 9am (4pm Kenyan time) together with First Lad...

Thu, 09/18/2014 12:01 AM | By Mwakilishi

President Uhuru Kenyatta returns to the US tomorrow, barely six weeks after he visited Washington, this time to attend and address the 69th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York.

In an unprecedented turn in UN protocol in dealing with Ke...

Wed, 09/17/2014 11:08 PM | By Mwakilishi

The 2nd Annual Mashujaa Awards Gala organized by BOSI International will be held on October 18th, 2014 at Rim Jhim Hall, 14639 Beechnut Street, Houston, Texas 77083.

You are all welcome to vote the nominees for this year's Mashujaa Awards Ceremony by September 20th...

Wed, 09/17/2014 11:52 AM | By Mwakilishi

The principle secretary in the ministry of foreign affairs Karanja Kibicho has warned Kenyans intending to work in foreign countries to register with the ministry of foreign affairs before making the move.

He was speaking after opening a 3 weeks induction training...

Wed, 09/17/2014 11:19 AM | By Mwakilishi

Kenyan writer Jackson Biko, who is a columnist with Saturday Nation among other publications, took to his blog on Tuesday to vent about the bureaucracy he experienced at the UK Embassy in an article aptly titled “Visa Denied”.

Here is an excerpt from his post;

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Wed, 09/17/2014 10:31 AM | By Mwakilishi

Newly appointed diplomats have been ordered to change the “bad habits” of extravagant expenditure by foreign missions.

Foreign Affairs PS Karanja Kibicho on Wednesday told the 25 new ambassadors in Nairobi that embassies have been taking advantage of the distance f...

Tue, 09/16/2014 11:06 PM | By Mwakilishi

Kenyan businesses with operations in South Sudan are faced with a human resource crisis after Juba ordered foreigners workers holding key positions in private businesses and NGOs to be replaced by locals within one month.

This means that Kenyan multinationals such...

Tue, 09/16/2014 09:55 AM | By Mwakilishi

All hope is not lost for Esther Arunga as Kenyans have come out with a campaign to bring the once TV darling home.

The campaign which is moving quickly on a Facebook page has garnered more than 6,500 page likes with pictures of Arunga’s family and latest stories be...

Mon, 09/15/2014 01:29 AM | By Mwakilishi

“I gambled everything and lost” - those are the words of the speaker of the Nakuru county assembly Susan Kihika as she looks back to when she first delved into politics, as an aspirant for the Bahati parliamentary seat ahead of the March 2013 elections.

But her los...

Sat, 09/13/2014 04:03 PM | By Mwakilishi

When Kenya Airways stopped flights to two West African destinations last month due to fears of Ebola, millions of Kenyans heaved a collective sigh of relief.

But some 5,354km away in Liberia, where Ebola is spreading like bush fire, according to the country’s Defen...

Sat, 09/13/2014 09:42 AM | By Mwakilishi

Unscrupulous agents in Kenya are trying to cash in as more Kenyans choose to work and live in the UAE, community leaders say.

The Kenyan Welfare Association (Kewa) in the UAE is trying to raise awareness in the community about such dishonest people.

“They [u...

Fri, 09/12/2014 01:08 PM | By Mwakilishi

Treasury Secretary Henry Rotich is next week set to release initial details of a sovereign bond targeting Kenyans in the diaspora.

The size of the diaspora bond, expected this financial year, will be dependent on new borrowing figures also to be announced next week...

Fri, 09/12/2014 07:43 AM | By Mwakilishi

Former television presenter Esther Arunga’s husband Quincy Timberlake accused of murdering his three-year-old son was trying to rid him of aliens and demons before paramedics found the boy dead, a court has been told.

According to Australian newspaper Brisbane time...

Thu, 09/11/2014 03:01 PM | By Mwakilishi

You are all invited to the 2014 Seattle Praise Power Ablaze Conference, which takes place October 8-12, 2014 in Seattle, Washington.

Venue: JBM Fullness of Joy Center - 14550 Westminster Way, N. Shoreline, WA 98133.

Hosts: A...

Thu, 09/11/2014 02:16 PM | By Mwakilishi

Kenyan scholars living in Canada and US have called on the Kenyan government to develop a policy that would minimise challenges associated with the discovery of oil and other natural resources.

The scholars said that many African countries where such resources have...

Thu, 09/11/2014 11:51 AM | By Mwakilishi

Attorney Japheth N. Matemu Esq., has been admitted to the Bar of the United States Supreme Court in Washington, DC.

Mr. Matemu was admitted to the Supreme Court of the United States on 29th, August 2014, at Washington, DC, possibly making history as the first and o...

Thu, 09/11/2014 11:00 AM | By Mwakilishi

A young Kenyan doctor in the US is running a Sickle Cell disease awareness exercise in the month of September.
Through her non-profit ‘Sickle Strong Initiative’, Dr Marie Ojiambo is encouraging others like her who suffer from the disease to speak out and tell their...

Thu, 09/11/2014 07:50 AM | By Mwakilishi

Esther Arunga was on Thursday charged with being an accessory to her son’s murder, nine days after her husband, Quincy Timberlake, was charged with murder.

Detectives from the Pine Rivers Child Protection and Investigation Unit charged Esther with the crime followi...

Wed, 09/10/2014 08:53 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 69th Session of the United Nations General Assembly. During this visit he will meet with Kenyans resident in Lowell, Mass...

Wed, 09/10/2014 07:35 PM | By Mwakilishi

Collections by two Kenyan designers were featured at the African Fashion Week which took please in New York this week alongside New York Fashion Week.

Hilda Mauya, founder of Dahil Republic of Couture (DRC) and Sally Karago, CEO of Mcensal Fashion House showcased t...

Wed, 09/10/2014 05:13 PM | By Mwakilishi

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has appointed a team to look into three cases in which diplomats are accused of mistreating their employees in the US.

A source at the Ministry, who asked not to be named, said the cases have given Kenya a bad image. He said a commit...

Wed, 09/10/2014 01:49 PM | By Mwakilishi

Wanjohi & Muli Law Firm PLLC invites everyone to a FREE IMMIGRATION SEMINAR on Sunday, September 28, 2014 in Lowell, Massachusetts.

The seminar will provide you with an opportunity to freely interact and learn from the firm’s Kenyan experienced Immigration Atto...

Wed, 09/10/2014 01:29 PM | By Mwakilishi

Treasury intends to tap Kenyans living abroad for a diaspora bond to be issued by the end of next June.

Treasury secretary Henry Rotich disclosed the government had started structuring the debt paper but declined to give details of its size, tenure and return.

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Wed, 09/10/2014 12:16 PM | By Mwakilishi

Njeru Githae was today confirmed by the National Assembly as Kenya’s new ambassador to the United States.

Njeru, a former Finance Minister and MP for Ndia Constituency, will succeed Jean Kamau, the current acting ambassador in Washington, DC. Jean was today also co...

Wed, 09/10/2014 10:33 AM | By Mwakilishi

2014 has been a challenging year for the Dallas Kenyan Community. It began with the tragic loss of 24 year old Kenyan, Brian Gitenya, whom was only visiting Dallas to visit friends. Though he was unknown in this area, the African community gathered together in a massive f...

Tue, 09/9/2014 04:34 PM | By Mwakilishi

The Permanent Mission of the Republic of Kenya to the United Nations, wishes to inform that during his visit to New York for the 69th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, His Excellency Uhuru Kenyatta, CGH, President and Commander-in-Chief of the Defense Forces...

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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...

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Early this week, a group of men pounced on a middle-aged woman and stripped her naked for allegedly being inappropriately dressed.

The incident which has since attracted the attention of the Director of Public Prosecution, Keriako Tobiko ha...

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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 l...

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A British blogger has characterized Kenyans as lazy and non-progressive compare to our East African neighbors. ‘Mzungu MKenya’ says he has been traveling the the East African region frequently for the ten years, but says that in those ten...

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