DIASPORA NEWS

Wed, 03/18/2015 05:15 PM | By Mwakilishi

The Embassy of Kenya in Washington, D.C. intends to convene the 4th Kenya Diaspora Conference in the United States on 10-11 October 2015.

As you are aware, the ‘Annual’ Diaspora Conference is organized as a joint partnership between the Embassy, the Kenya Diasp...

Wed, 03/18/2015 09:40 AM | By Mwakilishi

A panel of immigration lawyers from the Esperanza Center will be holding a FREE informational session at St Matthew Catholic Church in Baltimore, Maryland on Thursday, March 19, 2015 starting at 7pm.

The session will address recent immigration policies announced by...

Tue, 03/17/2015 07:02 PM | By Mwakilishi

ABC Bank-Kenya has over 25 years experience in the banking arena with the last 6 years greatly focused on our Kenyan Diaspora worldwide. It’s for this reason that the bank launched ABC Global - which is our revamped array of tailor made banking products and services speci...

Mon, 03/16/2015 11:34 AM | By Mwakilishi

The Government is set to establish a data bank on the expertise of the Kenyan diaspora to tap its skills for the country’s development, President Uhuru Kenyatta has said.

He said there was no need to look for expertise that is not locally available elsewhere when t...

Sun, 03/15/2015 06:22 PM | By Mwakilishi

Kenyans living in New York have been lauded for their exemplary effort in bringing out the best of Kenya to an international audience.

Speaking during a reception hosted by the Ministry of Devolution and Planning and the Kenya Mission to the United Nations, speaker...

Sat, 03/14/2015 02:01 PM | By Mwakilishi

A Kenyan woman, identified only by her initials OS, 33, has been arrested at the Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Tangerang, Banten, for attempted drug-smuggling, having swallowed 68 capsules of methamphetamine weighing 654 grams.

Okto Irianto, the head of t...

Fri, 03/13/2015 07:30 PM | By Mwakilishi

One of the longest-serving immigrant detainees in the United States is now free. This week an immigration judge in California granted bond to Sylvester Owino, a 38-year-old Kenyan national, almost a decade after he was transferred into Immigration and Customs Enforcement...

Tue, 03/10/2015 08:42 PM | By Mwakilishi

The body of Esther Wangu, a Kenyan domestic worker who died in Saudi Arabia last year, has finally arrived in the country.

The body arrived on Saturday, more than three months after she died.

Wangu will be buried tomorrow at Kerwa village, Kikuyu subcounty i...

Tue, 03/10/2015 01:39 PM | By Mwakilishi

Kenya Christian Fellowship in America (KCFA) invites you to their Annual National Conference, taking place July 2nd to 5th at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

Join KCFA for great teaching, worship and fellowship!

Host: Dr...

Tue, 03/10/2015 11:01 AM | By Mwakilishi

Migrant African workers are increasingly turning to bitcoin to send money home.

BitPesa, a service that allows bitcoins to be transferred to Kenya and Ghana for a flat fee of 3 per cent, said its user base is growing by 60 per cent month-on-month. Elizabeth Rossiel...

Mon, 03/9/2015 02:24 PM | By Mwakilishi

A waiter who posed as a policeman and attempted to blackmail his employer out of BD5,000 has lost an appeal against his jail sentence.

The 28-year-old Kenyan national sent the restaurant owner a note threatening to expose his alleged affair with a married Bahraini...

Mon, 03/9/2015 12:55 PM | By Mwakilishi

American money transfer company, Trans-Fast has entered the Kenyan market through a partnership with ABC Bank.

Trans-Fast allows customers to send money through the online platform, mobile application or depositing directly into recipients’ bank accounts.

“T...

Mon, 03/9/2015 02:04 AM | By Mwakilishi

The government has directed its officials to abide by the rules on foreign travel which initially targeted counties.

Chief of Staff and Head of Public Service Joseph Kinyua said the changes would reduce the embarrassment on the government by ensuring visits were or...

Thu, 03/5/2015 07:09 PM | By Mwakilishi

A 36-year-old Kenyan flight coordinator at the airport has been sentenced to three months in jail for molesting an airlines employee.

The Court of First Instance also ordered that the defendant be deported after serving his jail time. The coordinator, identified as...

Wed, 03/4/2015 01:35 PM | By Mwakilishi

A hearing has been canceled on a Kenyan man's attempt to get key evidence against him thrown out in a U.S. case charging that he attempted to support foreign terrorist organizations using Internet chat rooms.

A Miami judge canceled Wednesday's hearing for 27-year-o...

Wed, 03/4/2015 01:19 AM | By Mwakilishi

A seven-year-old child has been upgraded to fair condition at a hospital after being hit by a car Sunday night – while in her own apartment.

Claire Matheri was seriously injured after being pinned underneath a car that crashed into her Hefner Hollow apartment, near...

Tue, 03/3/2015 04:37 PM | By Mwakilishi

The body of a Kenyan man has been discovered by police officers in Vinings, Georgia, about 7 miles West of the city of Atlanta.

According to Cobb County Sheriff’s Department, the body of Kennedy Mbugua Waireri was found in his apartment with a gaping gunshot wound...

Mon, 03/2/2015 12:42 PM | By Mwakilishi

Four tourists from Kenya who came to the country drowned Sunday afternoon at Macao beach, in eastern La Altagracia province.

The deceased were identified as Cushs Patel, 31; Cajal Patel, 31; Shivang Ramanbhi Jayendra Patel, 30, and Yay Patel, 32, all natives of Ken...

Sat, 02/28/2015 07:55 AM | By Mwakilishi

Authorities say they have recovered Lupita Nyong'o's stolen pearl-covered dress estimated to be worth $150,000.

At a news conference Friday evening, officials displayed the dress and said they were continuing to investigate who stole it.

"We believe this dre...

Fri, 02/27/2015 09:05 PM | By Mwakilishi

The body of a Kenyan man was on Friday found at Münster’s harbor in Germany. Police say William, 22, may have drowned after accidentally slipping and falling into the water last weekend.

After the body was recovered, the prosecutor’s office ordered an autopsy which...

Fri, 02/27/2015 04:23 PM | By Mwakilishi

What appeared to be a turning point of good fortune for two men on a plane to Angola was, in fact, the beginning of their one year of slavery.

Mr Jacob Odungu Okoth and Mr Fredrick Kiprotich say they were promised good jobs but ended up as slaves.

They were...

Thu, 02/26/2015 02:10 PM | By Mwakilishi

Los Angeles County sheriff’s detectives are investigating the theft of what is believed to be the $150,000 pearl-adorned dress worn by actress Lupita Nyong’o to the Academy Awards on Sunday.

Sheriff’s officials received a call about 11:30 p.m. Wednesday that a dres...

Thu, 02/26/2015 12:44 AM | By Mwakilishi

A Kenyan scientist based in the USA has been recognized as one of the people across the globe who have helped shape black history by Malvern Daily Record, an Arkansas-based newspaper.

Wed, 02/25/2015 07:05 PM | By Mwakilishi

Kenyan-born actor based in the US, Edi Gathegi , has been cast in a star-studded comedy drama with the top Hollywood names.

Edi, who is famed for his role in the popular franchise movies Twilight, will be back on the big screens beside leading man Bradley Cooper in...

Wed, 02/25/2015 05:38 PM | By Mwakilishi

Kenyans in the diaspora are likely to vote in the 2017 General Election.

This comes after the Ministry of Foreign Affairs began an exercise to map eligible voters.

Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed has also appointed a 10-member task force to a...

Mon, 02/23/2015 12:56 PM | By Mwakilishi

The Government is committed to working with all stakeholders in the Diaspora in order to enhance investment into the country among other issues.

Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed said the government recognised the importance of Diaspora in national de...

Mon, 02/23/2015 10:32 AM | By Mwakilishi

Hollywood's A-list actresses oozed old-school elegance in white and glittering silver on the Oscars red carpet Sunday, even as rain tumbled down on Tinseltown's top fashion parade.

Beyond the icy color palette, another trend for the ladies was lots of pearls and be...

Mon, 02/23/2015 03:49 AM | By Mwakilishi

Some three million Kenyans in the Diaspora may participate in the 2017 elections after the government last week set up a team to facilitate the process.

The government, through the ministry of Foreign Affairs, gazetted a taskforce of 10 members to offer expert advi...

Sun, 02/22/2015 10:24 AM | By Mwakilishi

Kenya plans to hold a three-day Diaspora investment conference next month to discuss ways of tapping the lucrative Diaspora remittances which has increased in the recent past, a government official said on Wednesday.

Foreign Affairs and International Trade Cabinet...

Sun, 02/22/2015 01:38 AM | By Mwakilishi

US-based Kenyan hip-hop artiste Barasa Onjwang' aka Makeke is planning to set up a state-of-the-art music recording studio at his rural Mtongwe town in Mombasa as a way of giving back to society.

The music career of the former KDF soldier, who is based in Pittsburg...

Fri, 02/20/2015 04:44 PM | By Mwakilishi

A 35-year-old Kenyan woman was gang-raped in a moving car here, the police said Friday, adding that four people have been arrested.

The woman was found in an unconscious state near the toll plaza of DND flyway (Delhi-Noida-Direct flyway) in Mayur Vihar area of east...

Thu, 02/19/2015 05:17 PM | By Mwakilishi

IEBC can now collect data from Kenyans in diaspora. This follows the launch of an online portal for mapping Kenyans living in the diaspora by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission.

IEBC Deputy Chairperson Lilian Mahiri Zaja who presided over the laun...

Thu, 02/19/2015 11:12 AM | By Mwakilishi

The electoral commission on Thursday launched an online portal for mapping and profiling potential voters in diaspora ahead of the 2017 General Election.

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) is targeting to map over three million Kenyans acros...

Thu, 02/19/2015 01:10 AM | By Mwakilishi

WorldRemit, a UK company facilitating Kenyans in the diaspora to directly send money to M-Pesa accounts, has raised Sh9.13 billion to fund its global expansion.

The remittances firm said it would use the funds to allow users send cash from 50 countries to recipient...

Wed, 02/18/2015 01:15 PM | By Mwakilishi

The money transfer logistics is set for radical transformation as commercial banks battle to control how 600,000 Kenyans living abroad send hard currency worth billions of shillings to businesses and relatives back home.

The local banks are racing to upgrade their...

Tue, 02/17/2015 05:12 PM | By Mwakilishi

Divock Origi, son of former Harambee Stars player Mike Okoth, is one of several top Belgian footballers accused by Belgian authorities for tax evasion, according to a Belgian newspaper.

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Beginning Tuesday, May 5th, 2015 at 12pm EDT, entrants for the DV-2016 (Green Card lottery) can check at the U.S. State Department’s “Electronic Diversity Visa” Entrant Status Check (ESC) website to see if they won.

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P.K. (Paul Kirehu) Thumbi recently announced he will run for Federal Way City Council Position 7, the seat currently occupied by Councilwoman Dini Duclos.

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The Kenyan  singing group Moipei Quartet on Sunday got the high honor of singing the US National Anthem at the NBA playoff game between San Antonio Spurs and the Los Angeles Clippers.

The three sisters, Mary Moipei , Magdalene Moipei a...

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