DIASPORA NEWS

Fri, 09/5/2014 07:34 PM | By Mwakilishi

If the world is a garden and the quality of people in a country are an indicator of its potential, the summation that Kenyan ground might be ‘up there’ in fertility indexes, might not be too much of an exaggeration.

Even away from the ‘Obama is ours’ jokes (he is),...

Fri, 09/5/2014 06:19 PM | By Mwakilishi

Celebrated Kenyan writer, Ngugi wa Thiong'o, has been tipped to win the 2014 Nobel prize in literature.

The prize, which is the world's most prestigious literary award, has eluded top writers such as the late Nigerian Chinua Achebe.

Only six Africans have sc...

Thu, 09/4/2014 09:09 PM | By Mwakilishi

A new Miss Kenya USA was crowned this past Labor Day weekend in Totowa, New Jersey.

Kora Hardy, a resident of Baltimore, MD won the Miss Kenya USA 2014-2015 title. Kora holds a Master's degree in Special Education Severe Disabilities from Simmons College in Massach...

Thu, 09/4/2014 10:58 AM | By Mwakilishi

A 29-year-old Kenyan woman lost her life while trying to save her uncle’s life.

The woman, Rehema Kanini, died at an Indian hospital on August 7th 2014 – three days after donating a kidney to her ill uncle, The Star reports. Her uncle survived the operation.

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Thu, 09/4/2014 03:12 AM | By Mwakilishi

Quincy Timberlake took a not guilty plea before an Australian court on Tuesday in answer to murder charges brought against him by police in Brisbane.

Timberlake who is the husband to former TV and radio personality Esther Arunga, was arrested on Tuesday following a...

Wed, 09/3/2014 12:15 AM | By Mwakilishi

Like the hummingbird that she was, Nobel Laureate Prof Wangari Maathai’s presence at Mount St Scholastica College, now Benedictine College, is still much felt. Her unwavering spirit in the college where she graduated in 1964, still flaps its wings, with each humming sound...

Tue, 09/2/2014 07:24 PM | By Mwakilishi

Esther Arunga and Quincy Timberlake’s life plays out like a spellbinding script in a drama series, with new episodes every month.

The latest is Quincy’s arrest over the death of their three-year-old son on June 18.

A young, beautiful, fashionable and stylish...

Tue, 09/2/2014 08:42 AM | By Mwakilishi

A Bill to protect Kenyans working in the Middle East from being mistreated by their employers is in the pipeline.

Kabete MP George Muchai and Kiambu County Women Representative Anna Nyokabi say they will use the Labour and Foreign Affairs parliamentary select commi...

Tue, 09/2/2014 02:30 AM | By Mwakilishi

Quincy Timberlake, husband to one-time television personality Esther Arunga was arrested Tuesday morning by Brisbane police in Australia in connection with the death of his three-year-old son Sinclair.

The arrest follows an initial charge of murder after police all...

Sun, 08/31/2014 08:57 AM | By Mwakilishi

An interesting phenomenon is taking place in Britain — many Kenyans are packing their bags to return home.

Decades ago, when Britain was a land of opportunity, everyone took a flight to London and to enjoy a share of the UK’s cake but times have changed.

The...

Sat, 08/30/2014 02:30 AM | By Mwakilishi

Leaders from Kabete in Kaimbu County have been asked to sensitise the residents over the dangers of working in Saudi Arabia.

This was after the mysterious death of Eunice Wanjiku, 38, in the country.

Wanjuku’s body remained in Saudi Arabia for nearly three y...

Fri, 08/29/2014 11:09 AM | By Mwakilishi

The United States government has reviewed fees for visa applications and for other consular services.

The Department of State will start charging the new fees from September 12, 2014.

A statement posted on the US Department of State website stated: “We have...

Wed, 08/27/2014 09:51 PM | By Mwakilishi

The Embassy of the Republic of Kenya in Washington, DC will be carrying out a National Identity Card registration exercise and Kenyan Passport renewals on Saturday, August 30th and Sunday, August 31st at the Kenyans Diaspora Homes Expo taking place in Edison, New Jersey....

Wed, 08/27/2014 10:57 AM | By Mwakilishi

Everline Aboka, the Kenyan model based in Canada and winner of the prestigious Top Model Worldwide title has won another coveted award.

Everline took home the African Canadian Model of the Year award at the African Fashion Industry Awards, after her sterling perfor...

Tue, 08/26/2014 07:53 PM | By Mwakilishi

A Northeast Side man died early this morning after he was shot in North Linden late last night.

Meshack K. Mwangi, 62, of Julia Court, was discovered in front of 3526 Greenwich St. at 11:51 p.m by Columbus police responding to a report of a shooting.

Mwangi,...

Tue, 08/26/2014 12:42 PM | By Mwakilishi

A Kenyan law professor based in US has been accused of committing perjury in an American court.

Makau Mutua, a human and civil rights activist, has been accused of lying in court.

He is sued for allegedly irregularly laying off Jeffrey Malkan, a lecturer at...

Sun, 08/24/2014 06:06 PM | By Mwakilishi

Kenyans living abroad will soon access government services through an online platform, a director of Diaspora Affairs has said.

Speaking at the commissioning of the Kenyans Diaspora Expo to be held in New York, the director, diaspora and consular affairs directorat...

Sun, 08/24/2014 11:37 AM | By Mwakilishi

Three Kenyan housemaids tried to commit a suicide in Saudi Arabia but were saved by the civil defence and a local man, a newspaper reported on Sunday.

The maids went up to the top of a building in the northwestern Tabuk town and tried to jump down before they were...

Sat, 08/23/2014 09:31 AM | By Mwakilishi

Local financial institutions are among exhibitors participating in a three-day homes expo in the US, looking to tap diaspora cash from those seeking to invest in real estate.

The expo, to be held in New York City from August 30 to September 1, is targeting to attra...

Fri, 08/22/2014 05:41 PM | By Mwakilishi

Three Kenyan diplomats are battling vicious multi-million law suits filed against them by the house helps they allegedly lured and conscripted into slavish service in the US.

A former Kenyan diplomat to the UN is facing charges of luring, human-trafficking and ensl...

Thu, 08/21/2014 04:53 PM | By Mwakilishi

Ad Astra, Inc is a full-service linguistics services agency that specializes in on-site interpreting. They are currently looking for professional individuals for their freelance interpreting positions. Some of the venues that Ad Astra currently works with are: hospitals...

Thu, 08/21/2014 08:49 AM | By Mwakilishi

The mother of the late Mary Achieng, a 28-year-old woman who left Kenya for greener pastures in Saudi Arabia, spoke to NTV's Yvonne Maingey in a bid to raise the flag on the unfortunate series of events surrounding her daughter’s death and her plight to the Ministry of Fo...

Wed, 08/20/2014 08:39 PM | By Mwakilishi

Are you thinking of investing in Kenya? Here's your chance. Family Bank is currently offering mortgages at 8% interest rates and other investment products of interest to the Diaspora. The Family Bank team will be visiting Dallas, Texas from Friday, August 21st to Sunday,...

Wed, 08/20/2014 01:12 PM | By Mwakilishi

The Embassy of the Republic of Kenya is pleased to inform that it will carry out a National Identity Card Registration exercise in Delaware and Pennsylvania from August 30th to August 31st, 2014.

All ID applicants must RSVP via email at...

Tue, 08/19/2014 12:04 AM | By Mwakilishi

Morgan State University has settled a lawsuit contending that it did not do enough to protect a student who was beaten by Alexander Kinyua just days before Kinyua committed a cannibalistic murder.

Joshua Ceasar sued the college after he was beaten by Kinyua with a...

Mon, 08/18/2014 09:38 AM | By Mwakilishi

Delta Airlines said on Monday it has no “near-term” plans to begin direct flights between the United States and Kenya.

London-based Delta spokeswoman Olivia Cullis made the confirmation in response to DailyNation's query about the recent suggestion by Transport Sec...

Sun, 08/17/2014 11:43 AM | By Mwakilishi

Two Kenyan women who died recently in different circumstances in the US were given warm send offs during two memorial services held simultaneously on Saturday.

Tears flowed freely as Kenyans in Georgia and Ohio eulogised Ms Wanja Mbatia who died shortly after deliv...

Fri, 08/15/2014 09:27 AM | By Mwakilishi

Direct flights to the US from Kenya will commence next year, Transport Cabinet Secretary (CS) Michael Kamau has indicated.

Mr Kamau said Kenya was on course to attain “Category 1” status at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, which will allow direct flights to...

Thu, 08/14/2014 03:45 PM | By Mwakilishi

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. Githae replaces the Amb....

Thu, 08/14/2014 12:16 AM | By Mwakilishi

A Kenyan family is seeking answers after their daughter died moments after giving birth to a bouncing baby girl in an Atlanta hospital.

Two weeks ago, nine months pregnant Wanja Mbatia developed labour pains and was rushed to the nearby Kennestone hospital for what...

Tue, 08/12/2014 02:40 PM | By Mwakilishi

When Capital Group Chairman Dr Chris Kirubi declined US President Barack Obama’s invite to dinner in Dar-es-Salaam last year, he attracted both pats on the back and criticism for his stand but he is nothing if not one to speak his mind.

However, when the opportunit...

Tue, 08/12/2014 12:36 PM | By Mwakilishi

You are invited to the FREE Kenyans Diaspora Homes Expo taking place August 30th to September 1st in Edison, New Jersey.

The Expo gives Kenyans in the Diaspora a chance to sample various investment options back home, and connecting them top industry players includi...

Tue, 08/12/2014 12:40 AM | By Mwakilishi

A Kenyan woman taken to Oman by a recruitment agency with the promise of a job with an international airline is on hunger strike after being forced instead to work as a housemaid, Kenyan media reported on Wednesday.

Winnie Juma, from the Kenyan coast city Mombasa,...

Mon, 08/11/2014 09:44 PM | By Mwakilishi

It’s been more than two months since Jennifer Mbugua disappeared.

The 31-year-old woman, who turns 32 this week and had been living in Fall River for more than a year, was last seen in late May.On May 28, her car, a gray Toyota Camry, was found abandoned and parked...

Mon, 08/11/2014 04:36 PM | By Mwakilishi

Kenya has signed a customs information exchange pact with the US in a campaign that seeks to tighten the noose on tax evasion and curb financing of terrorist activities.

The Customs Mutual Assistance Agreements (CMAAs) signed last week between Treasury secretary He...

Mon, 08/11/2014 03:00 AM | By Mwakilishi

Sam, a Kenyan Pharmacy student is stranded in Manhattan, New York and is seeking help from a good samaritan.

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Registration for the 2016 U.S. Diversity Visa Program, popularly known as “Green Card Lottery”, is now open. Registration opened at 12: 00pm EDT and runs through November 3rd, 2014 at 12:00pm EST.

The program is run the by U.S. State Depart...

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For six years Adarsh Shah worked at Bank of America in Philadelphia. But although he had a good job and had climbed the ladder to become a vice president, a short visit to Kenya a few years ago prompted him to quit his secure job and relocate to N...

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First Lady Margaret Kenyatta was on Friday named the 2014 United Nations Person of the Year.

Mrs Kenyatta received the award for her efforts in the Beyond Zero campaign during the United Nations Day celebrations at Gigiri, Nairobi.

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An Atlanta-based Kenyan businessman took the Ice Bucket challenge Friday and donated Sh1 million to the Beyond Zero Campaign which is spearheaded by First Lady Margaret Kenyatta.

Mr David Karangu, the CEO of Ivory Chevy Auto Sales Company,...

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