DIASPORA NEWS

Sun, 02/1/2015 02:33 AM | By Mwakilishi

A US based Kenyan woman has started a preparatory school in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Princeton Preparatory school welcomes its first batch of pupils on Monday.

Ms Faith Wangunyu, the proprietor, told the Nation that she had to work multiple jobs to raise the start...

Fri, 01/30/2015 01:14 PM | By Mwakilishi

At least 11 Kenyans are stranded in Angola, where they had gone in search of jobs, after their employer confiscated their passports.

Most of them are working under deplorable conditions in construction sites. Although, they are professionals, they claim they have b...

Fri, 01/30/2015 08:21 AM | By Mwakilishi

Kenyans living in diaspora may take longer before enjoying their voting rights at the General Election.

The diaspora residents are concerned that after spirited efforts to have them registered as valid voters for the 2017 Presidential, gubernatorial, parliamentary...

Thu, 01/29/2015 08:05 PM | By Mwakilishi

A Kenyan woman who immigrated to the United States in the early 1990s has built a successful natural hair care business in the U.S. and she is now expanding that business to her country of birth, Kenya, East Africa.

Thu, 01/29/2015 04:32 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 LAS VEGAS, Nevada on Thurs., Feb 12. Fri, Feb 13, Sat, Feb 14 & Sun, Feb 15, 2015 (see locations below).

Requirements needed to qu...

Thu, 01/29/2015 11:49 AM | By Mwakilishi

A Kenyan woman who died in France on January 13 after five years in a coma was buried yesterday, the family said.

Leila Omar, 43, is said to have jumped from a two-storey building in 2010 while she was six months' pregnant.

Doctors saved the baby.

Oma...

Thu, 01/29/2015 12:08 AM | By Mwakilishi

McGill University student, Salima Visram, grew up just outside of Mombasa, Kenya next to the Kikambala village where 22,000 people live below the poverty line. From a very young age, Visram was taught to understand the complexities of poverty, and to do whatever she could...

Tue, 01/27/2015 08:30 AM | By Mwakilishi

Money sent home by Kenyans living abroad rose 10.68 percent last year to $1.43 billion, the central bank said on Tuesday, setting a new annual record and cushioning the weakening local currency.

Known as remittances, the cash is a major source of foreign exchange f...

Mon, 01/26/2015 08:45 PM | By Mwakilishi

A Qatari court ruled Sunday that the parents of an American teacher murdered in the Gulf state should decide whether her alleged killer is executed.

The Pennsylvania-based family of Jennifer Brown can choose between the death penalty, compensation -- "blood money"...

Sun, 01/25/2015 10:17 AM | By Mwakilishi

The government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) says 10,000 jobs will be on offer initially for Kenyans, subject to conditions to be announced later.

This will be the pioneer batch of a 100,000 jobs deal reached between the two governments.

UAE’s Interior m...

Sat, 01/24/2015 03:49 PM | By Mwakilishi

A Kenyan filmmaker is causing a stir in the US with her controversial documentary about tensions between African-Americans and Africans living in the US.

Ms Peres Owino recently won an award at the Seattle International Film Festival for Bound: Africans versus Afri...

Sat, 01/24/2015 12:05 AM | By Mwakilishi

A mum tonight made a heartbreaking appeal for her son to be allowed to stay in the UK - hours before he is due to be deported to Africa.

Little Rafeeq Atanda would “not be safe” if he was sent to Nigeria - a country he has never lived in - said his devastated mum....

Wed, 01/21/2015 12:21 PM | By Mwakilishi

A couple in Arizona is looking or a God fearing, loving Nanny for their 1 year 8 month old son. Their ideal Nanny must have at least a high school diploma and be able to communicate in English. The family lives in Arizona but travel a lot for business so the nanny must be...

Wed, 01/21/2015 12:01 PM | By Mwakilishi

A Kenyan man who authorities described as homeless has died following an explosion that razed down the building he was in in Forest Park, about twenty miles South of the city of Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

The man has been identified as Daniel Kariuki Chege aka Kandith...

Tue, 01/20/2015 05:04 PM | By Mwakilishi

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday held talks with a visiting U.S. business official to discuss ways of boosting trade and direct flight between the two countries.

In a statement issued in Nairobi after the meeting, Executive Vice President of the U.S. Cham...

Tue, 01/20/2015 03:22 PM | By Mwakilishi

A family in Kitui was seeking the government's help to bring back their daughter whom they claimed was being held as a slave in Saudi Arabia.

Mzee Stephen Mulatya, Cathrine Mona's father, said his daughter was recruited to work as a house help by an agency, that sp...

Tue, 01/20/2015 03:04 PM | By Mwakilishi

The government has secured 100,000 jobs for Kenyans willing to work in the United Arab Emirates, Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohammed has said.

She said the deal was sealed during President Kenyatta’s trip to the Gulf country last year. The minister did...

Tue, 01/20/2015 02:54 PM | By Mwakilishi

Kenya has for the first time documented its foreign and diaspora policies.

President Uhuru Kenyatta launched the two documents, with expectations that they will unlock the massive economic potential from Kenyans abroad and international partners.
 

...
Mon, 01/19/2015 02:00 AM | By Mwakilishi

Hundreds of Kenyans living in Baltimore and Washington, DC descended on a Kenyan church in Baltimore on a cold Saturday evening where they raised approximately Sh3 million (USD 31,000) in one night to send the body of Josephat Mwebia Kobia back to Meru for burial.

...

Sun, 01/18/2015 04:19 PM | By Mwakilishi

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Trade of the Republic of Kenya through the Kenya Mission in Washington, D.C. is in the process of identifying candidates to represent Kenya as Honorary Consuls in Minnesota, Atlanta and Chicago.

Interested candida...

Sat, 01/17/2015 05:09 PM | By Mwakilishi

As a US based Kenyan DJ what are your thoughts on the reception of Kenyan music abroad?

Well, in the first place very little Kenyan music finds its way to the US nowadays simply because no one is sending us music.

What this means is that very few Kenyans in...

Fri, 01/16/2015 09:28 AM | By Mwakilishi

Police have obtained a warrant of arrest for a woman who fled to the US after allegedly assaulting her employee.

The warrant seeks to have American authorities arrest and send the woman back to Kenya to answer assault charges.

Nakuru Chief Magistrate Joel Ng...

Fri, 01/16/2015 02:42 AM | By Mwakilishi

The Kenyan embassy in Washington DC has proposed postal voting for Kenyans in the diaspora during the forthcoming general elections.

The embassy said it was ready to recommend vote-by-mail to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), for an effect...

Thu, 01/15/2015 03:59 PM | By Mwakilishi

The Kenya Embassy in Washington, DC wishes to invite members of the Diaspora to propose individuals whom they believe merit to be awarded the prestigious John W. Kluge Prize for the Study of Humanity. The prize is awarded by the Library of Congress, with the winner being...

Thu, 01/15/2015 03:10 PM | By Mwakilishi

President Uhuru Kenyatta has urged the Obama administration to lift travel advisories on Kenya, arguing the warnings have hurt Kenya’s tourism industry.

Kenya's ambassador to the US, Robinson Njeru Githae, on Tuesday said the Jubilee government had demonstrated its...

Thu, 01/15/2015 10:10 AM | By Mwakilishi

Viona Shina Leboo is a third-year student at the Harvard University where she is studying courtesy of Equity Bank’s Young Achievers programme. She wants to save fellow Maa girls from FGM and enable them excel in school as she did in her 2010 KCSE examinations in Uasin Gis...

Wed, 01/14/2015 11:13 PM | By Mwakilishi

Only Kenyans returning home permanently and have owned left hand drive cars abroad for at least one year will be allowed to replace and import right-hand vehicles without paying duty as the Treasury moves to seal off tax-evasion loopholes.

Under the new guidelines...

Tue, 01/13/2015 10:54 PM | By Mwakilishi

Following His Excellency the President’s directive that returning residents from the Diaspora who cannot enjoy duty free facility on their left hand vehicles be allowed to import into Kenya vehicles of similar category duty free, The National Treasury and the Kenya Revenu...

Mon, 01/12/2015 07:55 PM | By Mwakilishi

The Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) could soon start receiving direct flights from America once the ongoing audit by US authorities is completed by March, Transport and Infrastructure Cabinet Secretary Michael Kamau has said.

Eng Kamau said already, a te...

Sat, 01/10/2015 01:24 AM | By Mwakilishi

Kenyan women in the Diaspora have a problem with Kenyan men.

Romantic relationships between Kenyans in the US, for instance, are beset with untold challenges.

The Nairobian spoke to a number of women of different ages and careers who concur that relationship...

Fri, 01/9/2015 09:47 AM | By Mwakilishi

Dr Cathy Mwangi has an ambitious dream. She envisions the day when Kenya’s healthcare system will be seamless. When, she says, it will be possible to rush to the nearest health centre, see a doctor within minutes, who can then access your medical history within seconds an...

Fri, 01/9/2015 09:37 AM | By Mwakilishi

Family and friends are being proactive to help the Nyutu Family,(Pastor Dominic Nyutu & Pauline Nyutu)who lost their home and personal belongings to a fire that started on Sunday while they were in Church.

To all friends and well wishers,this is a very trying,s...

Thu, 01/8/2015 03:15 AM | By Mwakilishi

Former Kenyan ambassador to France and Spain, Dan Jonathan Karobia, has passed away in his home in Stone Mountain, Georgia, USA.

Mr Karobia, 75, collapsed in his house on January 3, 2015 and died.

“By the time the paramedics arrived, he was no more,” said Ms...

Tue, 01/6/2015 12:23 AM | By Mwakilishi

Baltimore police have arrested and charged a woman and a teenager in a fatal shooting Saturday.

Around 6:14 a.m. Saturday, police were called to the 500 block of Queensgate Road in southwest Baltimore, where Josphat Kobia, 40, was shot in the head. He was pronounce...

Mon, 01/5/2015 10:45 AM | By Mwakilishi

Police in Baltimore, Maryland, are investigating a case in which a Kenyan man was shot to dead in his house over the weekend.

The Kenyan, Josephat Kobia popularly known as Joe or Vaity by his friends, was fatally shot on the head on Sataurday 3rd 2015.

Accor...

Sun, 01/4/2015 12:07 PM | By Mwakilishi

Alcohol and drug abuse have become so prevalent in our society today that very few families can claim not to have a member or too or maybe a family friend that is completely taken over. What’s true too is that while society has accepted drinking as a social past time, the...

Featured Article

Alcohol and drug abuse have become so prevalent in our society today that very few families can claim not to have a member or too or maybe a family friend that is completely taken over. What’s true too is that while society has accepted drinking a...

5710 reads

Featured Article

Domestic violence is a subject that is considered a private affair if not a conversational taboo amongst many individuals, communities and especially in african cultures.

Yet, this is a social vice that if left unresolved threatens to maint...

6176 reads

Featured Article

Kenyan women in the Diaspora have a problem with Kenyan men.

Romantic relationships between Kenyans in the US, for instance, are beset with untold challenges.

The Nairobian spoke to a number of women of different ages and careers who...

6902 reads

Featured Article

A Kenyan woman who immigrated to the United States in the early 1990s has built a successful natural hair care business in the U.S. and she is now expanding that business to her country of birth, Kenya, East Africa.

Mumbi Dunjwa is Founder...

7209 reads

SYNDICATED NEWS FEEDS

Aggregated Feeds