DIASPORA NEWS

Thu, 09/3/2015 12:24 PM | By Mwakilishi

Wycliff Nduati works the room of his yellow- and orange-walled restaurant with the ease of an old habit. He flashes a smile at every customer who walks in the door and happily describes every dish on the Wycliff’s Kitchen menu to first-time diners.

“Everything is g...

Thu, 09/3/2015 12:07 PM | By Mwakilishi

A Kenyan man was ordered detained Wednesday after he appeared in federal magistrate’s court on a charge of marriage fraud in connection with an immigration law violation.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeffrey C. Manske ordered Edwin Mureithi Itune to remain in federal cust...

Wed, 09/2/2015 09:35 PM | By Mwakilishi

The family of Newtown Njuguna Githiri, a Kenyan man accused of sexually assaulting a 7-year-old girl in Hoover, Alabama disputes police claims that Newton committed the alleged offenses.

Wed, 09/2/2015 04:29 PM | By Mwakilishi

The Kenyan international, who has been with Southampton FC for the past two seasons, had set his heart to the London club.

But Southampton refused to budge, despite Tottenham placing in two offers, with the latest believed to be worth 20 million pounds (Ksh 3.2 bil...

Wed, 09/2/2015 02:47 PM | By Mwakilishi

An annual event celebrating Kenyan beauty will be held on Saturday, September 12, 2015 in Newark, New Jersey.

Miss Kenya USA 2015/2016 beauty pageant will be held on Sept. 12th from 6pm to 10pm at Essex County College (Mary Burch Theater), located at 303 University...

Wed, 09/2/2015 12:53 AM | By Mwakilishi

Friends of Cyrus Kiurire are in shock that they have lost such a light in their lives.

Kiurire, 26, died in a hit-and-run crash Sunday morning near Interstate 235 and N 10 Street, where he had been walking.

“He was the most amazing person I’ve ever known, wi...

Wed, 09/2/2015 12:28 AM | By Mwakilishi

A 22-year-old man scaled a balcony at his Hoover apartment complex and sexually assaulted a little girl in an upstairs unit, authorities said today.

The 7-year-old girl’s father caught the suspect, and held him until police arrived. The attacker now is being held i...

Tue, 09/1/2015 12:16 AM | By Mwakilishi

Kenyan-born, US-based Owuor Arunga is flat out a wild man on stage and the third cog in Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’s musical machine. People Daily's Cheptoek Boyo caught up with the Grammy Award star to talk music

and Coke Studio Africa

Who is O...

Mon, 08/31/2015 04:40 PM | By Mwakilishi

Recently licensed Choice Microfinance Bank has entered into an agreement with London-based digital money transfer firm SimbaPay that will see Kenyans living in the UK transfer money home for free.

Money transfers made to Choice MFB by Kenyans living abroad using Si...

Mon, 08/31/2015 03:52 PM | By Mwakilishi

Kenya has agreed to share details of every financial transaction worth at least Sh1 million ($10,000) with the US government in the latest bid to curb money laundering and combat terrorism financing.

The information, which financial institutions, cash dealers and p...

Mon, 08/31/2015 11:42 AM | By Mwakilishi

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett will kick off African Heritage Month on September 2nd with a special celebration from 6 – 9 p.m. at the Silver Spring Civic Building at One Veterans Place.

Did you know that Montgomery County is the first in the nation to p...

Mon, 08/31/2015 11:20 AM | By Mwakilishi

A 26-year-old Kenyan man was killed early Sunday morning in Oklahoma after being struck by a vehicle on Interstate 235 at Northeast 10th Street, officials said.

Cyrus Njuki Kiurire was struck by a 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier at about 2:45 a.m. Sunday as he was walking...

Mon, 08/31/2015 09:43 AM | By Mwakilishi

For the first time in history of Pittsburgh, the Kenyan Ambassador to the US Njeru Githae joined the Kenyan Community at a Pittsburgh Park Pavilion to mingle and sample Kenyan dishes. It was a great day that also had ACK Bishop of Bondo Diocese join the party.

Key...

Sat, 08/29/2015 05:46 PM | By Mwakilishi

A Kenyan teenager was last week killed in an accident in Böblingen.

According to the police report, the 19 year old Kenyan was riding his bike without paying any attention to the traffic. The report goes further to say, the young man had no helmet on and was wearin...

Sat, 08/29/2015 11:12 AM | By Mwakilishi

As the September 18 date of the first Kenyan Diaspora Global Summit, New Jersey, the organizers are beginning to reveal some of the main issues on the agenda. One of the game-changing discussion will be on what has been simply called “Devolving the Diaspora”. 

Sat, 08/29/2015 10:45 AM | By Mwakilishi

A court in the United States has jailed a Kenyan for 15 years for conspiring to provide money and recruits to three terrorist organisations.

According to a statement by the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), Mohamed Hussain Said aged 27, pleaded guilty to the...

Sat, 08/29/2015 03:05 AM | By Mwakilishi

A 31-year-old IT professional was pronounced dead at the scene when London`s Metropolitan Police from the Islington Station forced their way into his flat and found his lifeless body in the bathtub where it is believed he suffered electrocution.

The late Mr Felix O...

Fri, 08/28/2015 12:14 PM | By Mwakilishi

Perception is that when you come to America you are set for good life. What you do not realize is that you have to start all over again. Look for work, adapt to a new lifestyle new extreme weather changes winter, summer different atmosphere and different culture.

P...

Thu, 08/27/2015 07:23 PM | By Mwakilishi

Following numerous reports of Kenyans being mistreated in the Middle East, Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko has decided to open a United Arab Emirates chapter of Sonko Rescue Team.

Sonko, who is on a family holiday in Dubai, made the announcement on his Facebook page on...

Thu, 08/27/2015 05:41 PM | By Mwakilishi

Breakthrough Community Church in Shawnee, Kansas invites all to Sermon Series on Relationships, on Sunday August 30th and Sunday, September 6th, 2015.

Services: 10:30am and at 6pm.

Breakthrough Community Church is located at 11411 W. 71st Terrace, Shawnee, K...

Thu, 08/27/2015 08:39 AM | By Mwakilishi

The parents of a Kenyan woman who was found abandoned in the intensive care unit (ICU) of a Saudi Arabian hospital with her passport on her bedside are now seeking the government’s assistance to bring her back home.

Speaking to Nation.co.ke in Kiandemi, Nyeri Count...

Thu, 08/27/2015 12:35 AM | By Mwakilishi

Eddy Mwangi's ancestral village in central Kenya is renowned for producing intellectual heavy weights thanks to abundance of well equipped modern schools.

The 19-year-old son of career civil servants was privileged to study in national schools that encourage hard w...

Wed, 08/26/2015 03:52 PM | By Mwakilishi

Seventy of the 200 Kenyans languishing in Saudi Arabian jails have been convicted of pimping, which is the procuring of prostitutes.

Another 30 in the group the government has reportedly distanced itself from, have been charged with prostitution, 20 misconduct and...

Wed, 08/26/2015 11:28 AM | By Mwakilishi

The World Bank Group is launching a recruitment drive aimed at increasing the number of Sub Saharan Africans in its work force. This commitment to hire Sub Saharan Africans reflects the Bank Group’s senior leadership commitment for a diverse workforce in which African nat...

Wed, 08/26/2015 09:00 AM | By Mwakilishi

The government yesterday distanced itself from 200 Kenyans languishing in Saudi Arabian jails, saying they have only themselves to blame.

“Those convicted should carry their own cross,” said an officer from the ministry of Foreign Affairs, who did not want to be na...

Tue, 08/25/2015 08:40 PM | By Mwakilishi

Diaspora Entertainment Award Recognition (DEAR) awards, an event honoring Kenyans in the Diaspora excelling in various areas, takes place in Dallas, Texas on Saturday, September 5th, 2015.

The event will honor Diaspora Kenyans excelling in various areas including A...

Tue, 08/25/2015 04:59 PM | By Mwakilishi

The Saudi Government yesterday blamed Kenyan authorities for failing to guide job seekers going to the kingdom.

The Saudi Embassy in Nairobi insisted that only people who break laws find themselves in trouble.

Tue, 08/25/2015 03:08 PM | By Mwakilishi

A Kenyan man who admitted that he provided thousands of dollars in cash and recruits to foreign terror organizations in Africa and the Middle East should get the maximum 15-year sentence in U.S. prison, federal prosecutors said Tuesday.

Mon, 08/24/2015 08:47 AM | By Mwakilishi

A Kenyan woman who had been working in Jordan was last week found dead even as 17 others cry out for help to be brought back home.

Jordani newspaper reports indicate that the woman, whose name was not given but aged 22, jumped from the second floor of a building at...

Sun, 08/23/2015 04:28 PM | By Mwakilishi

A Kenyan who was once elected a councillor in the United Kingdom is fighting extradition.

Mr Daniel Munyambu, who failed in his bid to be elected to the House of Commons this year, will know his fate this week.

Sun, 08/23/2015 04:03 PM | By Mwakilishi

The second edition of the Kenya2U Diaspora networking dinner was held on Saturday in Nairobi.

The event brought together Kenyans in the Diaspora to discuss Kenya’s business environment and how they can invest in Kenya.

Sun, 08/23/2015 06:34 AM | By Mwakilishi

A deal struck by President Uhuru Kenyatta and his US counterpart Barack Obama in July to increase the validity of visas will take effect on September 22.

In a statement on Thursday, the US embassy said this will cover tourist business and student visas.

Sun, 08/23/2015 06:30 AM | By Mwakilishi

The national government is trying to rescue the 130 girls detained in Saudi Arabia, Foreign Affairs CS Amina Mohamed has said.

She told the press in Nairobi yesterday the government has opened talks with its Saudi Arabia counterpart.

Sat, 08/22/2015 05:04 PM | By Mwakilishi

Plans are underway for Kenyans in the Diaspora to get training from the Government of Kenya through the Public Procurement Oversight Authority (PPOA) at the forthcoming Kenya Diaspora Summit, scheduled for September 18th-20th in Newark, New Jersey USA.

Kenyans in t...

Sat, 08/22/2015 12:31 PM | By Mwakilishi

Tears of joy flowed freely when villagers from Bartolimo in Kabartonjo, Baringo County, gathered to bid farewell to one of their sons who was headed to the United States for higher education.

It was about four years ago when family, friends and well-wishers were se...

Sat, 08/22/2015 10:14 AM | By Mwakilishi

The Kenyan government is facing growing pressure to intervene in the increasing cases of mistreatment of Kenyan citizens working in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Nominated Senator Emma Mbura is in the forefront of a campaign for the repatriation of more than 130 Ken...

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Nairobi Catholic Archbishop John Cardinal Njue has called on Kenyans living abroad to shun foreign influences that run counter to their traditional and religious beliefs.

Speaking to Kenyans living in the US in the state of Delaware over th...

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Tax filing season just got more interesting now that a new law, the Federal Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), has kicked in. The law requires banks to report foreign accounts held by Americans. This law was aimed at preventing fat cats from chea...

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Kenya has agreed to share details of every financial transaction worth at least Sh1 million ($10,000) with the US government in the latest bid to curb money laundering and combat terrorism financing.

The information, which financial institu...

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Beverly Munga is among many young people whose dream is to get the best education, get a good paying job and of course, live happily ever after.

She was privileged to go and study Law in the UK and after eight years, came back with a Master...

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