DIASPORA NEWS

Tue, 07/1/2014 01:03 AM | By Mwakilishi

A Kenyan woman in the US recently got into an ugly verbal confrontation with a group of young African American men at an unidentified train station.

She got enraged after noticing the men videotaping her and hurling insults at her.

Watch the exchange...

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Tue, 07/1/2014 12:35 AM | By Mwakilishi

East or West, home is the best! This cliche resonates well with 21-year-old Princess Ulda Opar who has just returned home from Saudi Arabia.

The Kenyan mother of one who was lured to Saudi Arabia with promises of a well-paying job could not hide her joy after The S...

Mon, 06/30/2014 12:24 PM | By Mwakilishi

One of the most difficult decisions that Ahmed Yusuf had to make was to leave Kenya with his family in 1998 and head to Australia to start life afresh.

Life in Kenya then was uncertain and the business environment was very difficult.

The Kakamega born Yusuf...

Mon, 06/30/2014 09:56 AM | By Mwakilishi

An extradition case against a Kenyan wanted in the US for operating an Internet-based child pornography syndicate has begun.

The Milimani Law Court in Nairobi on Monday heard that an international warrant of arrest has been issued against Mr Brian Musomba Maweu....

Sun, 06/29/2014 06:40 PM | By Mwakilishi

After refusing to play for eight hours yesterday at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival on the National Mall, Kenyan musicians are back today with music scheduled through 8 p.m. The musicians claimed yesterday that they were not being paid as had been promised by the Kenyan...

Sun, 06/29/2014 08:47 AM | By Mwakilishi

Kenyan musicians on Saturday refused to perform at the ongoing Smithsonian Folklore Festival in Washington DC to protest alleged breach of contract by the ministry of Culture and Arts.

Thousands of American and foreign guests, who spent over seven hours waiting for...

Sat, 06/28/2014 07:37 PM | By Mwakilishi

We are delighted to inform you that Equity Bank Ltd has proudly sponsored this year’s edition of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival: Kenya Mambo Poa program in Washington D.C. USA where Kenya culture, Music and heritage is being show cased alongside China. This is a great...

Fri, 06/27/2014 04:03 PM | By Mwakilishi

A 10-day festival of Kenyan culture, that is expected to attract one million visitors, opened in Washington with the singing of “Tushangillie Kenya” and a plea for peace.

Kisii stonecutter Elkana Ong’esa, who was introduced by the festival curator as “one of Kenya’...

Fri, 06/27/2014 03:17 AM | By Mwakilishi

William Kamau, 10, is disabled and now he doesn’t have a wheelchair. It was stolen from outside his home on Tuesday.

Margaret Kamau said she and her son were going for a routine trip out of the house, going through the same process she goes through nearly every day...

Thu, 06/26/2014 05:06 PM | By Mwakilishi

Two friends who claim they bought a Powerball ticket worth $1 million at a Mahwah convenience store last year sued the New Jersey Lottery Commission yesterday, claiming they tossed out the ticket because the state was too slow to update its website with the winning number...

Thu, 06/26/2014 07:51 AM | By Mwakilishi

Esther Arunga, a former TV presenter in Kenya and her husband Quincy Timberlake have been questioned by police in Queensland, Australia over the circumstances surrounding last week's tragic death of their 3-year-old son.

According to police, the parents said the b...

Thu, 06/26/2014 02:18 AM | By Mwakilishi

Police in Queensland, Australian are investigating the circumstances surrounding last week's tragic death of a 3-year-old boy whose parents hail from Kenya.

According to police, the parents said the boy fell down the stairs while playing with his sibling. They say...

Wed, 06/25/2014 08:32 PM | By Mwakilishi

Kenyan-born model Malaika Firth has been featured by Porter Magazine for the magazine’s Summer 2014 issue.

The 20-year-old beauty has made a name for herself in European fashion, having landed on the cover of Vogue magazine last year. She was also featured in an ad...

Tue, 06/24/2014 05:11 PM | By Mwakilishi

City University London has played an important role in the development of Dr James Njuguna's burgeoning academic career.

From 1999 to 2006, he successfully pursued MSc and PhD degrees in Aeronautical Engineering in the School of Engineering & Mathematical Scien...

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...

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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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