DIASPORA NEWS

Sun, 02/28/2016 09:05 PM | By Mwakilishi

Actress Lupita Nyong'o has said she was teased and called awful names such as 'black mamba' before making it to Hollywood.

Lupita said her complexion made it harder for boyfriends to attend social gatherings with her.

"I got stood up at my prom. He did not s...

Sun, 02/28/2016 03:12 PM | By Mwakilishi

A welcome reception in honor of the visiting Kenya Rugby Sevens team and fans attending the USA Sevens tournament in Las Vegas will be held on Thursday, March 3rd, 2016. The welcome reception, organized by Kenyans Connect and WATU & Co in collaboration with the Embass...

Sun, 02/28/2016 02:40 PM | By Mwakilishi

The teenager shot by Salt Lake City police on Saturday night has been identified by the family as 17-year-old Abdi Mohamed.

Mohamed is in a coma at local hospital after getting shot three times, according to family.

Police say two officers were involved in t...

Sun, 02/28/2016 08:23 AM | By Mwakilishi

A 17-year old Kenyan teenager is fighting for his life after he was shot four times by a police officer on Saturday night in what authorities described as an altercation in a Mall in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah in the US.

At a press briefing shortly after the inc...

Sat, 02/27/2016 07:53 PM | By Mwakilishi

Reports out of Kenya claim that Arsenal are looking to make a move for Kenyan international Victor Wanyama in the next summer transfer window.

Replacements for the departing duo of Mathieu Flamini and Mikel Arteta have been top of the Gunners’ minds and they seem t...

Sat, 02/27/2016 03:21 AM | By Mwakilishi

Kenya’s award-winning actress, Lupita Nyong’o, has been named one of the best dressed black women in the world.

In the latest issue of The Daily Beast, Lupita has also been named among some of the most influential black female fashion icons.

The magazine des...

Fri, 02/26/2016 12:05 PM | By Mwakilishi

Kenyans living in Israel are law-abiding, the President has said, noting this is one of the reasons the country has allowed more locals to work there.

Uhuru Kenyatta urged Kenyans in the Diaspora to obey the laws of the countries they are in to make it easier for m...

Fri, 02/26/2016 11:35 AM | By Mwakilishi

Police say a hidden camera set up by the family of a Hopkins nursing home resident captured an aide repeatedly beating the woman.

The resident's daughter set up a camera at the Glenn Hopkins senior home after finding unexplained bruising on her mother. The family s...

Fri, 02/26/2016 09:42 AM | By Mwakilishi

Nothing could have better prepared Juliette Akinyi, the American-born daughter of Daily Nation columnist Philip Ochieng, for the grand reception that awaited her on her first reunion with her father after 54 years.

Apparently, the first-time visitor to Kenya suffer...

Thu, 02/25/2016 09:14 PM | By Mwakilishi

The Kenyan Embassy in Washington, DC will be accepting registration to Kenya National Identity Cards (IDs) from March 4th to March 6th in Las Vegas, Nevada, to coincide with the 2016 USA Rugby Sevens.

Venue: Rumor Boutique Resort, located at 455 E Harmon Ave, Las V...

Thu, 02/25/2016 01:32 AM | By Mwakilishi

A Kenyan family is appealing to the government to help them repatriate their kin so that she can seek medical attention after she was hurt in Saudi Arabia while looking after her employer’s children.

Catherine Wambui Wanyoike, aged 36, is a single mother who left b...

Wed, 02/24/2016 09:26 AM | By Mwakilishi

Kenya has up to three months to draft a framework for exporting labour to Israel, one of the main deals agreed to during President Uhuru Kenyatta’s state visit.

Kenya's foreign ministry will have to come up with the draft proposal to reverse the declining number of...

Mon, 02/22/2016 04:59 PM | By Mwakilishi

A Worcester home health care agency that is the target of a fraud investigation says it laid off most of its workers, disrupting services for hundreds of patients, after the state cut off payments.

The Massachusetts attorney general’s office is investigating Compas...

Mon, 02/22/2016 02:10 PM | By Mwakilishi

Kenyans who have defaulted on repaying their loans from the Higher Education Loans Board (Helb) will not be allowed to renew their driving licences this year.

This follows a deal struck between the National Transport and Safety Authority and Helb that would require...

Sat, 02/20/2016 06:57 PM | By Mwakilishi

On April 18, 1995, in Ostend, Belgium, one of Kenya’s most successful football families ushered in a newborn. A baby boy. His mother, Linda Adhiambo and father Mike Okoth, name him Divock Origi.

Like every other child, Origi went to school and spent most of his tim...

Sat, 02/20/2016 06:44 PM | By Mwakilishi

A Kenyan student has made history after being elected the president of one of the largest, oldest and most famous American universities.

Bradley Opere, in his early 20s, studied at Nairobi’s Sunshine Secondary School where he scored a mean grade A in his national e...

Fri, 02/19/2016 05:39 PM | By Mwakilishi

The rolling plains and lush tropical shrubs that are a common feature after branching off the Nairobi-Mombasa highway at Emali give way to a gentle slope in the descent into Loitokitok.

The farm at Kimana has a shiny gate and is now the talk of Kajiado County becau...

Thu, 02/18/2016 05:05 PM | By Mwakilishi

Kenyans in the diaspora have moved to court seeking to stop the ongoing voter registration on grounds that the process has left out eligible citizens living outside the country.

The diaspora is demanding to be registered by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries...

Thu, 02/18/2016 12:22 PM | By Mwakilishi

Medical supplies agency has revamped its e-mobile application meant to ease service provision to local hospitals, in a fresh attempt to woo counties to adopt the platform.

The Kenya Medical Supplies Authority (Kemsa) had launched an earlier version in 2013, but its...

Thu, 02/18/2016 10:03 AM | By Mwakilishi

Baltimore County police on Wednesday named a man and woman who died in a murder-suicide in Middle River Tuesday.

Muhammadu S. Igomigoh, 49, a security guard, shot his estranged girlfriend, Nnenna L. Ogbonna, 44, and then turned the gun on himself, police said.

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Wed, 02/17/2016 08:01 PM | By Mwakilishi

Kenyan-American artist Naomi Wachira has been in the music industry for only about 6-7 years. She has performed on many big stages across many major cities in the U.S.A. Her music has also taken her through Europe in countries like Britain, France and Germany.

Wed, 02/17/2016 02:23 PM | By Mwakilishi

A Kenyan man has been charged in the Worcester District Court with possession of drugs with intent to distribute.

Kevin Mwangi, 23, of 10 Fourth Street in Worcester, Massachusetts, has been charged with possession of oxycodone with intent to distribute.

His...

Wed, 02/17/2016 10:08 AM | By Mwakilishi

The government plans to train and export at least one million workers in the next two years in a labour migration programme devised to ease unemployment in the country.

Cabinet Secretary for Labour and East African Affairs Phyllis Kandie said the National Industria...

Tue, 02/16/2016 10:32 PM | By Mwakilishi

The Cosmos announced Tuesday that Kenyan center back David Ochieng has signed with the North American Soccer League team.

As per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The 6-2 Ochieng made his debut with Kenya’s senior national team in 2012 and h...

Tue, 02/16/2016 10:14 PM | By Mwakilishi

A Kenyan native is on several NFL teams radar as a potential draft pick in the 2016 NFL draft in the spring.

Rees Odhiambo, 6’ 4”, 309 pounds, played four seasons for the Boise State Broncos as an Offensive Lineman. Odhiambo, who only started playing playing footba...

Mon, 02/15/2016 01:24 PM | By Mwakilishi

A Kenyan man in Boston, Massachusetts in the US cannot find a wife because he is a great cook. Albert Kiage is not your average ‘hustler’. He has everything going for him. He has a good job, a string of real estate properties in the United States and Kenya and drives top-...

Mon, 02/15/2016 12:21 PM | By Mwakilishi

You have seen the images — Kenyan entertainers returning from their sojourn in foreign lands looking shattered, their dreams of a better life having been dealt a crippling reality check.

While their sendoff was marked with fanfare and partying, their return is only...

Fri, 02/12/2016 05:09 PM | By Mwakilishi

Juliette Akinyi Ochieng, the American daughter of renowned journalist Philip Ochieng, is coming home.

The journalist and former US Air Force Reserve officer arrives in Nairobi from Los Angeles on February 22.

Announcing the visit on her blog last week, Akiny...

Fri, 02/12/2016 11:58 AM | By Mwakilishi

Do you know patients’ realisation that they are not being handled well can make their condition deteriorate?

This is the message from a community health worker from Limuru, Kiambu, who has served in hospitals in the diaspora for more than 40 years.

Margaret...

Thu, 02/11/2016 05:15 PM | By Mwakilishi

The father of a lawyer who fled Kenya in the wake of a fierce family feud over a prime building in Nairobi’s Westlands has accused his daughter of cheating him into transferring to her most of his shares in the property.

Anil Mandevia reckons that his daughter, Aks...

Wed, 02/10/2016 08:26 PM | By Mwakilishi

A Houston-area couple forced a Nigerian woman to care for their five children and home without pay during a two-year period in which she was physically and verbally abused, made to work nearly 20 hours a day and told to sleep on the floor, federal authorities say.

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Tue, 02/9/2016 03:26 PM | By Mwakilishi

Two airport porters have been accused of abusing their jobs and stealing chewing gum worth Dh3 and a chocolate bar worth Dh5 from two different planes.

The Kenyan porters, 24-year-old A.M. and 37-year-old J.K., were said to have opened luggage and stolen items that...

Tue, 02/9/2016 01:04 AM | By Mwakilishi

KENYANS in the diaspora have launched a scathing attack on IEBC for locking them out of the mass voter registration exercise that starts next week.

Through their umbrella body, the Kenya Diaspora Alliance, they said the IEBC is gate-keeping for partisan political i...

Mon, 02/8/2016 04:50 PM | By Mwakilishi

Financial services firm Unaitas has become the first Sacco in Kenya to directly partner with MoneyGram, giving it access to the foreign exchange business.

Unaitas will directly earn commissions from transactions unlike other micro-lenders who have to part with comm...

Sun, 02/7/2016 09:56 PM | By Mwakilishi

A Kenyan woman in the Diaspora is candidly telling friends and relatives back home to go easy especially when demanding or expecting too much from those who live abroad because – in her own words – contrary to popular belief, money “does not grow on trees” and that they s...

Sun, 02/7/2016 09:03 PM | By Mwakilishi

NEWS JUST IN: Diamond Platinumz, East Africa’s #1 recording artiste and award winner, will be performing live in concert for the first time in Las Vegas on Saturday, March 5th.  The concert coincides with the USA Sevens Rugby, taking place March 4th to 6th.

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