DIASPORA NEWS

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...

Tue, 07/22/2014 05:14 PM | By Mwakilishi

A New York Stock Exchange-listed firm, Remax, has signed a deal with a Kenyan developer to tap diaspora cash from those seeking to invest in real estate.

The five-year deal is based on a revenue sharing agreement with Kings Pride, a local investment company.

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Mon, 07/21/2014 10:51 AM | By Mwakilishi

There are about 100,000 people born in Kenya who are now living in America. Over the last 50 years, there's been a growing number of Kenyans immigrating to America. In fact, the number is doubling.

They live in clusters in Boston, Atlanta, Washington D.C., Dallas a...

Sun, 07/20/2014 04:44 AM | By Mwakilishi

The UK government will from December 31 this year move its visa processing section in Nairobi to Pretoria, South Africa.

A document by UK Visa and Immigration (UKVI) seen by Capital FM News indicates all the visa processing operations will be done in South Africa,...

Sat, 07/19/2014 01:31 PM | By Mwakilishi

The British High Commission in Nairobi plans to scale down its operations starting December as London applies austerity measures in its foreign offices.

Visa applications by Kenyans and other residents in East and Central Africa will now be processed in Pretoria, S...

Fri, 07/18/2014 10:55 AM | By Mwakilishi

The Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) invites you to a Presidential Dinner with H.E. Uhuru Kenyatta, President of the Republic of Kenya, on Thursday, August 7, 2014 in Washington, DC.

The dinner will take place from 7pm to 9pm at Grand Hyatt Hotel, located 1000 H S...

Thu, 07/17/2014 08:28 AM | By Mwakilishi

A jealous Kenyan husband who stabbed his 33-year-old wife to death in a horrifying and savage attack was jailed for life at Old Bailey, the Central Criminal Court on Monday.

Royal Mail postman Richard Nyawanda Otunga, 37, of Taywood Road, Northolt, west London, wil...

Wed, 07/16/2014 03:28 PM | By Mwakilishi

Kenyans in Diaspora have raised concerns over what they see as a growing rift between Kenya and the West.

In a statement signed by Kenya Diaspora Alliance chairman Shem Ochuodho and Coordinator Peter Kerre, the alliance has warned the government against “alienating...

Wed, 07/16/2014 12:36 PM | By Mwakilishi

Point Pleasant, WV - A young man who once had a bright future in the world of football was found dead in his Mount Vernon Avenue home on Monday.

According to the Point Pleasant Police Department, Allan O. Wasonga, 21, of Point Pleasant, was found already deceased i...

Tue, 07/15/2014 12:25 AM | By Mwakilishi

It is easy for Kenyans to take the burgeoning arts scene for granted until you meet a successful artist who spent her childhood in the country at a time when expression of any nature was severely restricted.

Kenyan dancer and choreographer Wanjiru Kamuyu has just r...

Sun, 07/13/2014 09:25 PM | By Mwakilishi

A 32-year-old woman was struck and killed by a pickup truck in Dorchester on Saturday morning.

Officials say around 5:15 a.m. on Saturday, the woman was crossing near the intersection of River and Washington Streets when she was hit.

She was rushed to Carney...

Sat, 07/12/2014 05:53 PM | By Mwakilishi

Tourism Cabinet Secretary Phyllis Kandie has said the just-concluded Smithsonian Folk Life Festival in Washington DC was a great success despite earlier hitches.

In an interview with the Sunday Nation Saturday upon her return from the US, Ms Kandie said the number...

Sat, 07/12/2014 05:40 PM | By Mwakilishi

A woman in Nyahururu is appealing to the government to intervene and secure release of her daughter detained in Medina in Saudi Arabia. Margaret Wanjiku Nderitu claims that her daughter Teresia Njuguini, 25, was hoodwinked that she was headed for Dubai but landed in Saudi...

Sat, 07/12/2014 11:20 AM | By Mwakilishi

Kenya has advised its citizens to avoid transiting through UK’s Heathrow Airport because of “a substantial threat of possible attack” by Al-Qaeda operatives.

On Saturday, Foreign Affairs Principal Secretary Karanja Kibicho said the government had received reports o...

Sat, 07/12/2014 09:12 AM | By Mwakilishi

She is young, beautiful and well educated.

To a casual observer, Kora Hardy can easily pass for an African American woman thanks to her two exotic names and a matching North American accent. She however insists she is as Kenyan as it can get.

Ms Hardy, 27, i...

Fri, 07/11/2014 12:10 AM | By Mwakilishi

A family in Kisumu is mourning after their daughter died in Sweden mysteriously.

Jacktone Obong'o and his wife Scolastica Adhiambo say their daughter Vincencis Atieno died in Sweden last month and they learnt about her death through her sister, Diana, who lives in...

Thu, 07/10/2014 05:40 PM | By Mwakilishi

"In the fall of 2001, my family and I emigrated from Kenya to the United States, on my father's student visa. Later on, my mother was able to secure a green card but unfortunately, due to a discrepancy in the expiration date of my father's student visa and the beginning d...

Tue, 07/8/2014 02:55 PM | By Mwakilishi

Kora Hardy, the reigning Miss Kenya USA, is the Kenyan delegate in this year’s Miss Africa USA pageant, which takes place August 9, 2014 in Rockville, Maryland.

Born in Kenya and raised in Maryland, Kora Hardy is running on the platform of spreading more awareness...

Tue, 07/8/2014 11:48 AM | By Mwakilishi

When one looks at Nicholas Karinge,they may see a young man who walks with a walker and feel sorry for him.They might look at first and see his physical hindrances and have pity on him.But if you look closer, you won't see a boy who takes pity; he's a joyful young man who...

Tue, 07/8/2014 08:45 AM | By Mwakilishi

The government has published the country's foreign policy and a national diaspora policy with the final drafts awaiting ratification by the Cabinet. The new foreign policy document focuses more on regional partnership, trade and peace with priority being the East Africa C...

Mon, 07/7/2014 08:43 PM | By Mwakilishi

Kingspride Properties Ltd, a member of the Telagen Group of Companies is a prestigious real estate developer led by a dynamic executive team, with years of experience and acclaimed success in property development, new development sales and marketing, leasing and property...

Mon, 07/7/2014 02:30 PM | By Mwakilishi

White people are leaving Europe in droves for economic opportunities in Africa.

If you think you are better off in the US, wait until you hear how easy these Europeans make money in Africa.

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Mon, 07/7/2014 02:25 AM | By Mwakilishi

A multi-million-shilling scandal has rocked Kenya’s cultural and heritage show that ends today (Sunday) in Washington DC, the Nation can reveal.

The scam involves a series of barren plans and decisions that resulted in a white elephant— a 13-tonne monolithic granit...

Sun, 07/6/2014 03:45 PM | By Mwakilishi

When Kevin Onyona took a flight to the US on September 23, 1999, his heart was pulsating, blood throbbing and mind racing for only one thing: his girlfriend in Maryland.

But upon touching down at Washington Dulles International Airport two days later, his heart fel...

Sat, 07/5/2014 08:54 AM | By Mwakilishi

The Kenyan pavilion at the ongoing Smithsonian folklore festival in Washington DC has been a major attraction to visitors.

On Friday, thousands thronged the stand on the day the Americans celebrated their independence.

They came in big numbers ready to sampl...

Thu, 07/3/2014 02:33 PM | By Mwakilishi

Kenyan-born human rights activist, Isaac Newton Kinity today took his campaign against corruption to the United Nations headquarters in New York.

Mr. Kinity is upset that developed economies such as the United States are not doing enough to rein in on leaders of em...

Thu, 07/3/2014 10:27 AM | By Mwakilishi

The Kenyan artistes currently performing at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington DC are excited about the prospects of being hosted by US First Lady Michelle Obama after word went around among the Kenyan delegates that an invite had come through from White Hous...

Thu, 07/3/2014 08:47 AM | By Mwakilishi

Before a PR debacle hit Kenya at the ongoing Smithsonian cultural festival in Washington DC last weekend, its participants had had a good run for three days.

Kenyan music, crafts, dances, food, narratives, languages and other soups in its melting pot of culture had...

Wed, 07/2/2014 05:13 PM | By Mwakilishi

Ketan Somaia, who was last month convicted of swindling wealthy investors in the UK Sh1.6 billion, now claims his life will be in danger if he is jailed in UK’s Belmarsh high security prison.

The 52-year-old former Kenya resident was at the centre of the Goldenberg...

Wed, 07/2/2014 08:57 AM | By Mwakilishi

Barack Obama, Lupita Nyong’o, Divock Origi, Daniel Adongo are just some of Kenya’s sons (and daughter) representing Kenya capably at the international stage. However, there’s another hero that most Kenyans need to know about.

Meet Pauline Long, a Kenyan woman livin...

Tue, 07/1/2014 05:02 PM | By Mwakilishi

The diplomatic row that has left over 700 British soldiers stranded in Nairobi has taken a new twist with reports that the UK has hit back by expelling five senior military officers.

Kenyan government sources Tuesday told The Standard that London had ordered the of...

Tue, 07/1/2014 12:24 PM | By Mwakilishi

East African Affairs, Commerce and Tourism Cabinet Secretary Phyllis Kandie is in the United States to market Kenya as a safe tourist destination.

Ms Kandie was accompanied by Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) Managing Director Muriithi Ndegwa and met tour operators in New...

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President Uhuru Kenyatta was for the first time in his presidency pictured wearing military uniform.

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A young Kenyan doctor in the US is running a Sickle Cell disease awareness exercise in the month of September.
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Attorney Japheth N. Matemu Esq., has been admitted to the Bar of the United States Supreme Court in Washington, DC.

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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.

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