DIASPORA NEWS

Wed, 11/4/2015 04:40 PM | By Mwakilishi

Revealing the tribulations he has gone through in his successful 15 years of comedy, Kenya’s new-age father of comedy Churchill moved thousands as he confessed how he had given up on his American dream.

Wed, 11/4/2015 04:21 PM | By Mwakilishi

The launch of the first Real Estate Investment Trusts has come as a reprieve to Kenyans abroad who have, for years, been swindled.

Diaspora Services Ltd, a firm that promotes and markets local investment opportunities to citizens in foreign countries, said those re...

Tue, 11/3/2015 10:26 AM | By Mwakilishi

Francis Ireri, a 66 year old Kenyan man, was found dead and his body badly decomposed in his Roxbury apartment near Boston, with authorities struggling to find the next of kin to claim the body.

According to state authorities, the late Ireri was found dead by Bosto...

Mon, 11/2/2015 07:56 PM | By Mwakilishi

The Co-operative Bank of Kenya has partnered with digital money transfer provider SimbaPay to offer international money transfer services to its customers in the United Kingdom, highlighting increased competition in diaspora banking.

To send money via SimbaPay, Ken...

Sat, 10/31/2015 10:35 AM | By Mwakilishi

A video showing a Kenyan woman being verbally insulted by a Caucasian woman on the streets of Finland for being ‘black’ has gone viral on social media.

In the video which, appears to have been filmed by the Kenyan woman from her car, the Caucasian woman accosts her...

Fri, 10/30/2015 12:37 AM | By Mwakilishi

A Briton claims he was conned millions of shillings by his Kenyan lover. John Thorogood, has filed a complaint with the local police and Interpol, accusing Agnes Chepkonga Webermann of defrauding him close to Sh30 million.

John, who claims to be suffering from colo...

Thu, 10/29/2015 12:46 AM | By Mwakilishi

“The common view is that, education can take you places, but I also believe being opened minded is also a way to scale the heights of greatness,” says Mwenda Thuranira.

Now, one of the recognised names in real estate in Mombasa. His company manages property worth S...

Wed, 10/28/2015 08:37 AM | By Mwakilishi

Private equity firm Cytonn Investments has opened an office in Maryland, US, targeting the diaspora.

The office is located at 6411 Ivy Lane in Greenbelt, Maryland, a suburb of the DC Metro area, and was opened by Njeru Githae, Kenya’s ambassador to the US and forme...

Sun, 10/25/2015 11:21 AM | By Mwakilishi

Kenyans living abroad showed increased interest in property at the Coast between July and September, the region's branch of the Kenya Property Developers Association has said.

KPDA chairman for Coast Mwenda Thuranira said there was a rise in enquiries for land and...

Fri, 10/23/2015 08:57 PM | By Mwakilishi

On Saturday November the 28th, New Jersey will be set aflame as Africa's Top comedian Anne Kansiime comes to New Jersey for a single Tri-state family oriented show. The Ugandan comedian and star host of “Don’t mess with Kansiime” on Maisha Magic Channel 161  has won...

Thu, 10/22/2015 07:41 PM | By Mwakilishi

Cytonn Diaspora requests the pleasure of your company at events taking place Friday, October 30th to Sunday November 1st in New Jersey.

Come learn about Investment opportunities in East Africa over dinner, which is being sponsored by Cytonn Diaspora.

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Wed, 10/21/2015 05:12 PM | By Mwakilishi

Oscar Winner Lupita Nyong'o Was Left Speechless On Tuesday (20oct15) As She Was Honoured With Her Own Day In Harlem, New York.

The 12 Years A Slave beauty is currently in the Big Apple for her Off Broadway play Eclipsed, and she was invited to discuss her life and...

Tue, 10/20/2015 08:12 PM | By Mwakilishi

The 2015 Mashujaa Awards Gala was held on Saturday, October 17th in Houston, Texas. The annual event recognizes and celebrates the achievements of Kenyans both in the Homeland Kenya and the entire Diaspora at large.

Here is the list of winners of the-just concluded...

Mon, 10/19/2015 08:03 PM | By Mwakilishi

A high-ranking Sheppard Pratt employee and her husband pleaded guilty Friday to fraud charges based on invoices from 2007 to 2014 totaling more than $2.7 million, according to the U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland.

Lyneth Nyabiosi was the director of healt...

Mon, 10/19/2015 06:28 PM | By Mwakilishi

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Mon, 10/19/2015 02:32 AM | By Mwakilishi

Authorities in Brandenburg, Germany, are looking for relatives of a Kenyan man who died two weeks ago in the Northern German town of Hohenleipisch.

The body of Moses Sirma was discovered inside his house in Hohenleipisch on October 3, 2015 and has been lying in the...

Sun, 10/18/2015 01:00 PM | By Mwakilishi

The Nairobi Chamber Chorus is in the USA marketing Kenya as a safe place to visit.

The choir has been touring the southern states of Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and Florida, using their songs to highlight the integration and peace in their home country.

Th...

Sat, 10/17/2015 10:14 AM | By Mwakilishi

Theatre critics are virtually unanimous in praising Lupita Nyong’o’s stage debut in an Africa-focused play that opened in New York on Wednesday.

The New York Times hailed “Ms Nyong’o’s tremendously accomplished performance” in the drama, titled Eclipsed, that is se...

Thu, 10/15/2015 04:21 PM | By Mwakilishi

When most people leave the country to  study abroad, they usually do so with  the hopes that it would make finding a job once they return much easier.

And so, armed with their certificates — some of them from world’s highly regarded universities — they re...

Thu, 10/15/2015 01:12 PM | By Mwakilishi

An American national sobbed in a Nairobi court on Thursday as he narrated how his Kenyan wife, with whom they have two children, fleeced him.

Mr John Eugene Bennet, with a pitched voice stated: “I have limited funds. All my accounts are in the name of my Kenyan wif...

Wed, 10/14/2015 12:53 PM | By Mwakilishi

King County officials have suspended the license of a nursing assistant after he was charged with raping a blind, deaf and mentally disabled person in his care.

Washington state Department of Health officials say Samuel K. Njuguna was charged with second-degree rap...

Tue, 10/13/2015 06:01 PM | By Mwakilishi

When an employment agent approached 23-year-old Rosebella Akoth one year ago with an offer for a job paying Sh30,000 per month, among other benefits, she couldn’t resist it.

She packed her bags in July 2014 and left for Saudi Arabia with the hopes that her new job...

Mon, 10/12/2015 03:01 PM | By Mwakilishi

A Kenyan diplomat was attacked during a home invasion in Queens, sources said.

Evans Maturu, 48, told police he was on the first floor of his Kew Gardens Hills home, on 73rd Ave. near 147th St., about 8 p.m. on Saturday when he heard a loud noise on the second floo...

Sun, 10/11/2015 04:38 PM | By Mwakilishi

Ever dream of starting a major business or bringing a top-rated franchise back to your motherland, but you are hamstrung by lack of capital or technical support? If so, a major investment forum in Boston next week (October 13-14) is your answer.

Sun, 10/11/2015 04:32 PM | By Mwakilishi

President Uhuru Kenyatta’s frequent foreign trips cost taxpayers more than Sh1 billion in the financial year ended June, adding to the national budget strain that has seen public servants’ wages and allowances eat deeply into development expenditure.

The Controller...

Sun, 10/11/2015 03:04 PM | By Mwakilishi

DJ Simple Simon was the sole Kenyan winner at the 2015 African Muzik Magazine Awards (AFRIMMA), which took place Saturday night in Dallas, Texas. Simple Simon won in the Best DJ (US) category, in which fellow Kenyan Deejay Shinski was also a nominee.

AFRICA is the...

Sat, 10/10/2015 10:58 AM | By Mwakilishi

It seems like yesterday Lupita Nyong'o won an Oscar for her breakthrough role in 12 Years a Slave, but that wasn't the only big moment for the Nyong'o family that night. Her little brother, Peter, also made history by joining in Ellen DeGeneres's break-the-Internet group...

Fri, 10/9/2015 08:22 AM | By Mwakilishi

A Kenyan who unsuccessfully vied for a political seat in the UK has blamed Kenyan authorities for ‘manufacturing’ criminal lies against him.

Mr Daniel Munyambu who, this year, failed in a bid to be elected to the House of Commons is fighting extradition from the Un...

Tue, 10/6/2015 12:47 AM | By Mwakilishi

The Kiambu county government has secured a direct market for their coffee in the US in a deal that will enable farmers increase their production with a view to capitalising on the same.

Governor William Kabogo who made the disclosure after a tour of the US challeng...

Mon, 10/5/2015 03:11 PM | By Mwakilishi

Africans have the highest educational attainment rates of any immigrant group in the United States with higher levels of completion than the stereotyped Asian American model minority. It is not only the first generation that does well, as estimates indicate that a highly...

Mon, 10/5/2015 01:20 PM | By Mwakilishi

A third person charged in connection to the murder of a man at a Roanoke hotel in June is now in custody, police say.

Brea Ann Belcher, 20, of North Carolina, is currently being held in the Roanoke City Jail without bond.

Online court records show Belcher is...

Mon, 10/5/2015 11:45 AM | By Mwakilishi

Money sent home by Kenyans living abroad rose by 3.2 percent in the month of August, to $132.9 million, from the same month last year, the central bank said on Monday.

Known as remittances, the cash is a major source of foreign exchange for east Africa's biggest ec...

Thu, 10/1/2015 12:18 PM | By Mwakilishi

Every year, thousands of Kenyans pass through Jomo Kenyatta international airport either on their way out of the country or as they come back home from foreign trips.

And although there is general consensus that a lot at the airport has changed for the better in re...

Thu, 10/1/2015 12:07 AM | By Mwakilishi

Registration for the US Green Card Lottery for FY 2017 (DV-2017) begins today, Thursday October 1st at 12noon EDT.

The Diversity Visa Program is administered annually by the Department of State and provides for a class of immigrants known as “diversity immigrants”...

Wed, 09/30/2015 08:35 PM | By Mwakilishi

Kenyans living in the Diaspora are being offered a penalty waiver of 80% on loans they owe the Higher Education Loans Board (HELB). The waiver period runs through October 31, 2015, says HELB officials.

Wed, 09/30/2015 09:23 AM | By Mwakilishi

A Kenyan child pornography producer was sentenced late Monday to life in prison for participating in the Dreamboard child sexual exploitation website, said United State Attorney Stephanie A. Finley and Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell of the Justice Departmen...

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Servano and his wife, Salvacion, have lived in the United States as legal permanent residents for over 30 years. Their four children are Americans, having been born in this country.

But when the Filipino couple applied for US citizenship in...

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You have finally taken that step of courage and decided to return home. Back to the motherland full of opportunities and where you are determined to make a change.

Armed with your degree, you are convinced that you wi...

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There are about three million Kenyans in the diaspora. Some have travelled legally, but many others have moved via perilous illegal routes, often putting their lives in danger. Some spend months or years in transit before they arrive at their fina...

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When most people leave the country to  study abroad, they usually do so with  the hopes that it would make finding a job once they return much easier.

And so, armed with their certificates — some of them from world’s highly regard...

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