DIASPORA NEWS

Mon, 06/23/2014 06:21 PM | By Mwakilishi

Kora Hardy is currently the Kenyan Delegate in this years’ Miss Africa USA pageant. Kora attained her Masters in Special Education Severe Needs and is currently a Lead Therapist at a behavioral service company, while also completing coursework towards becoming a Board Cer...

Mon, 06/23/2014 05:03 PM | By Mwakilishi

Preparations are almost complete for the Kenya Mambo Poa Smithsonian Folklife Festival, which takes place on the National Mall in Washington, DC from June 25th to June 29th and July 2nd to July 9th, 2014.

The festival seeks to celebrate Kenyan culture and enhance c...

Mon, 06/23/2014 09:45 AM | By Mwakilishi

Petworth’s restaurant landscape is a kaleidoscope of culture, with everything on the menu from Asia to Africa. Teeming with diversity, it can now boast another rare gem in its growing nightlife offerings – Safari DC, an East African restaurant that offers authentic East...

Sun, 06/22/2014 02:42 PM | By Mwakilishi

Kenyan-born Divock Origi scored a last gasp goal that gave Belgium a 1-0 victory over Russia on Sunday and secured them a place in the World Cup last 16.

The 19-year-old broke the deadlock with an 88th minute shot set up by Eden Hazard after a frustrating game in t...

Sun, 06/22/2014 09:17 AM | By Mwakilishi

Members of the Kenya USA Diaspora Sacco have welcomed a Sh10 billion deal signed over the weekend between the cooperative society and KCB.

The deal is meant to support their investment efforts in Kenya.

On Saturday, KCB's Managing Director, Samuel Makome, an...

Fri, 06/20/2014 11:04 AM | By Mwakilishi

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) says the Court of Appeal ruling earlier this month that it ensures Kenyans living in the Diaspora can immediately vote in all six elective positions is not realistic and will take time.

Speaking during the...

Fri, 06/20/2014 12:20 AM | By Mwakilishi

Kenyans living in the United Arab Emirates and the UK can now send money directly to their friends and family back home through the M-Pesa mobile cash transfer system.

Safaricom has signed a partnership deal with Abu Dhabi-based Xpress Money Services to offer direc...

Fri, 06/20/2014 12:04 AM | By Mwakilishi

As part of the 2014 Smithsonian Folklife Festival, the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage presents artists from Kenya in two performances that are part of the Kenya: Mambo Poa program.

These performances take place on June 27-28 and focus on the balance of protection...

Thu, 06/19/2014 07:43 PM | By Mwakilishi

It's official: Lupita Nyong'o is having the best year ever!

In March, she won an Oscar for her role in 12 Years a Slave. Three months later, the Yale University graduate joined the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII. And now, Nyong'o's landed her first Vogue cover.

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Thu, 06/19/2014 02:15 PM | By Mwakilishi

Kenyans living and working abroad have asked the government to put in place clear policies that will help their investments even as the African Union sets up a remittances advisory unit in Nairobi.

The union in February revealed plans to set up a Sh234 million secr...

Thu, 06/19/2014 08:31 AM | By Mwakilishi

The parents of a 20-year-old Kenyan woman allegedly being held in Saudi Arabia have petitioned the Government to intervene and have her brought back home.

Elly Opar, a mechanic in Likoni, Mombasa County, said his daughter, Princess Ulda Onyango Opar left for Saudi...

Mon, 06/16/2014 10:01 PM | By Mwakilishi

The Embassy of the Republic of Kenya will carry out a Kenya National Identity (ID) Card registration exercise in Baltimore, Maryland on Friday, June 27th, 2014 and Saturday, June 28th, 2014.

The exercise is aimed at granting National IDs to Kenyans who have never h...

Mon, 06/16/2014 04:11 PM | By Mwakilishi

Africa Underground returns Saturday, June 28 at the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art in in Washington, DC in celebration of Kenya on the National Mall with an evening of eclectic delights!

Join emcee and comedian Baby J, Afro-rock jam band Jabali Afrika,...

Sat, 06/14/2014 10:16 AM | By Mwakilishi

The man at the centre of the Goldenberg scandal in Kenya during the 1990s has been found guilty of fraud at a trial at the Old Bailey in London.

Ketan Somaia, who is now based in London, presided over the collapse of the Delphis bank and is best known for his invol...

Fri, 06/13/2014 09:36 PM | By Mwakilishi

The Kenyan Community in Baltimore, Maryland invites all to a fun-filled Family Day in the Park on Saturday, July 5, 2014 at Cox’s Point Park located at 820 Riverside Drive, Essex, Maryland 21221 starting at 12pm.



Come enjoy plenty of Nyama Choma, games and other...

Fri, 06/13/2014 03:18 AM | By Mwakilishi

An Atlanta-based singer has teamed up with her sister to release a song titled “Pentecost” which has become an instant hit in the Kenyan Diaspora.

Sarah Mutuma and Ruth Njihia are the latest gospel artistes to enter the scene with their single which is part of an a...

Thu, 06/12/2014 06:03 PM | By Mwakilishi

Edward Cheserek, a freshman at the University of Oregon yesterday won the NCAA 10,000 meters tile at the ongoing NCAA Track & Field Championships.

Edward finished the race in a time of 28:30:18, finishing ahead of another student from Kenya, Shadrack Kipchirchi...

Thu, 06/12/2014 12:45 AM | By Mwakilishi

A Kenyan man suspected of orchestrating a string of burglaries in the Northern Governorate has been arrested.

At least 50 homes have been hit in the last four months and police believe the pharmacy security guard was behind the robberies.

The latest burglary...

Wed, 06/11/2014 10:40 PM | By Mwakilishi

Authorities in Worcester, Massachusetts have arrested a city man in connection with a weekend shooting that allegedly targeted a teenager on Genesee Street.

The 19-year-old wasn't injured in the early Sunday incident, but a 29-year-old suspect was taken into custod...

Tue, 06/10/2014 02:42 PM | By Mwakilishi

While Kenya continues to bask in the glory brought by celebrated actress Lupita Nyong’o, another Kenyan actor taking the Hollywood by storm Edi Gathegi, is said to be part of the four man cast which includes John Travolta, Michael Pitt and Dan Stevens.

Gathegi came...

Tue, 06/10/2014 01:04 PM | By Mwakilishi

A Kenyan artiste based in the US will perform in London next week during the anti-sexual violence summit co-chaired by Hollywood star Angelina Jolie.

Christine Mumbi Karanja will team up with other artists who include Fena Guru and two rappers Wangechi and Xtatic (...

Tue, 06/10/2014 01:10 AM | By Mwakilishi

A ruling by the Court of Appeal last Friday directing the national polls body to register all Kenyans abroad and allow them to vote has been praised by many Kenyans around the world.

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) is expected to put in p...

Mon, 06/9/2014 05:28 PM | By Mwakilishi

An increase in the volume of cash remitted by Kenyans working or living abroad has attracted the attention of local and international banks, telecommunication and money transfer firms; all keen to cash-in on this growing segment of the market.

Most of the money sen...

Mon, 06/9/2014 04:44 PM | By Mwakilishi

Prof Ngugi wa Thiong’o has congratulated and praised a Kenyan student studying in the UK for achieving an outstanding First Class honours degree in Aerospace engineering. The world-renowned writer said: “I would like to congratulate Jepleting for achieving the rare dist...

Mon, 06/9/2014 02:37 PM | By Mwakilishi

Caroline Wanjiku has the most unlikely of stories. She runs a business shining shoes on Nairobi's bustling streets. She once called Italy home and has a post-graduate degree in communication.

She shares her story of trial and persistence on this week's Women and Po...

Sun, 06/8/2014 11:38 AM | By Mwakilishi

A Canadian couple was killed Thursday when the vehicle in which they were driving was struck by a semi-trailer truck on Interstate 80 near Overton.

The crash occurred around 2:30 p.m., Thursday, June 5, on westbound I-80, approximately four miles west of the Overto...

Sun, 06/8/2014 10:54 AM | By Mwakilishi

In Kenya, May Lebo and Lavender Wachira never would have met, let alone become business partners. They were from different ethnic groups, different social classes and different parts of the country.

But in Pittsburgh, where they attended school, the two Kenyan immi...

Sat, 06/7/2014 08:57 PM | By Mwakilishi

The Kenyan Community in Baltimore, Maryland invites all to the 2014 Madaraka Day Celebrations. The celebrations will take place on Saturday, June 28th starting at 5pm at 8420 Belair Rd, Baltimore, Maryland 21236.

Talent Show, Dances, Fashion Show, Business Expo and...

Sat, 06/7/2014 06:16 PM | By Mwakilishi

Companies in East Africa are to increase their search for top executives from the Diaspora.

A study by EY, the consulting firm, shows demand for talent from Diaspora will rise to 29 per cent from the current 23 per cent.

The study said firms are increasingly...

Sat, 06/7/2014 05:43 PM | By Mwakilishi

Oscar award-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o was today named World’s Best Personality of the Year at the MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA).

The awards were held on June 7, 2014 at the Durban International Convention Centre in Durban, South Africa. and aired live across...

Sat, 06/7/2014 09:56 AM | By Mwakilishi

Elizabeth Wanjiru Kengethe was on Friday, June 6th inaugurated as Mayor of Barking & Dagenham, a borough located in East London, UK.

Mayor Kangethe, a former school teacher in Kiambu, Kenya, was elected unopposed as Mayor on a Labor party ticket back in Februar...

Fri, 06/6/2014 08:26 PM | By Mwakilishi

Kenya will be featured at the upcoming 2014 Smithsonian Folklife Festival, taking place June 25-29 and July 2-6 on the National Mall in Washington, DC.

As part of the festival programming, discussion sessions will be held each day, focusing on the Kenyan Diaspora....

Fri, 06/6/2014 07:44 PM | By Mwakilishi

Kenya is among the few countries selected to showcase their cultural diversity at the US fete dubbed 2014 Smithsonian Folklife Festival.

The event slated for June 25 to July 6, at the National Mall, Washington DC in the US, will offer opportunities to showcase Keny...

Fri, 06/6/2014 11:41 AM | By Mwakilishi

Canada’s Information Technology (IT) sector is currently growing. Faced with the need for more IT workers, the Canadian government has taken steps to attract leading IT companies and industry professionals from around the world. Currently, IT professionals in a wide range...

Fri, 06/6/2014 08:50 AM | By Mwakilishi

Kenyans in the Diaspora will now fully participate in the general elections beginning 2017.

This was after the Court of Appeal ruled that IEBC should set more facilities and infrastructure in the Diaspora to allow voter registration in preparation for the next elec...

Thu, 06/5/2014 08:10 PM | By Mwakilishi

The Kenyan Community Abroad (KCA), a Kenyan Diaspora advocacy group is announcing 2014 Summer Internships, available to Kenyans in the Diaspora. The internships last June 15, 2014 to September 15, 2014 with an opportunity to extend.

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H.E. Hon. Uhuru Kenyatta, C.G.H. President and Commander-in-Chief of the Defense Forces of the Republic of Kenya visited Dallas, Texas on Friday, 8th August, 2014.

He addressed Kenyans living in the Dalls/Fort Worth diaspora at the Irving C...

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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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President Uhuru Kenyatta has announced the appointment of new ambasadors at various Kenyan missions around the world. Among the newly appointed is former Cabinet Minister Robinson Githae, who becomes the new Kenyan ambassador to the United States....

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On Saturday, September 20th, Kenyans in Baltimore will come together for a dinner event to honor three Kenyans whose exemplary service to the community is remarkably exceptional.

Pastor Maina Mugwe, Thomas Mwaura and Julie Weche are but a f...

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