DIASPORA NEWS

Thu, 10/30/2014 01:14 PM | By Mwakilishi

A Kenyan has been appointed as deputy secretary-general (political) at the Commonwealth secretariat.

Dr Josephine Ojiambo, daughter to politician and scholar Professor Julia Ojiambo, will manage the political, human rights, rule of law and communications docket at...

Wed, 10/29/2014 06:23 PM | By Mwakilishi

President Uhuru Kenyatta has asked Kenyan ambassadors to advance the Government's agenda and interests throughout their service.

Addressing newly appointed envoys when he hosted them for a luncheon at State House, Nairobi, President Kenyatta said patriotism is expe...

Wed, 10/29/2014 08:46 AM | By Mwakilishi

The government has launched a web portal where Kenyans living abroad can register.

Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohammed said the portal, http://diasporaportal.euro...

Tue, 10/28/2014 01:20 PM | By Mwakilishi

With unemployment high in the country, many young Kenyans dream of building a new life abroad.

Could this be a problem for Kenya's economy in the future?

Watch the report, courtesy of BBC News.
 

Mon, 10/27/2014 11:34 AM | By Mwakilishi

Central Bank of Kenya has issued a letter of intent to Kenya’s Choice Microfinance institution that will capitalise on business opportunities within the marginalised communities and proceeds from the Diaspora.

Sat, 10/25/2014 03:01 PM | By Mwakilishi

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 Nairobi.

“I came ba...

Sat, 10/25/2014 09:25 AM | By Mwakilishi

According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s latest American Community Survey 41% of the African-born population in the United States obtained bachelor’s degrees or higher between 2008 and 2012 compared with 28% of the overall foreign-born U.S. population.

Fri, 10/24/2014 02:33 PM | By Mwakilishi

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, also nominated two other...

Fri, 10/24/2014 12:20 AM | By Mwakilishi

About 50 Kenyan women are languishing in Saudi Arabian police cells after being arrested by the authorities for varying reasons, a non-governmental organisation (NGO) has claimed.

Another 100 other Kenyans have been sentenced to between one and 10 years for alleged...

Thu, 10/23/2014 11:49 PM | By Mwakilishi

Witnesses are coming forward saying a nursing home worker who threatened to behead his female coworker was only joking.

Now, the victim herself is behind bars for a not so innocent past.

Bellevue Nursing Home in Northwest Oklahoma City is where the alleged v...

Thu, 10/23/2014 09:33 PM | By Mwakilishi

Real estate and private equity investments firm Cytonn Investments has launched a digital platform for Kenyans in the Diaspora.

'Diaspora Solutions by Cytonn' is a platform that addresses three key impediments Kenyans abroad face when looking to invest in Kenya — l...

Thu, 10/23/2014 10:57 AM | By Mwakilishi

A family in Limuru is seeking help to repatriate their kin who went to Saudi Arabia for work but now says she is suffering at the hands of her employer. Nancy Kuini’s family has been unable to bring back home their 23-year-old daughter who went to Saudi Arabia two months...

Wed, 10/22/2014 05:31 PM | By Mwakilishi

Two individuals who ran a tutoring business from offices located in Hurst, Texas, appeared in federal court yesterday, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Paul D. Stickney, and pleaded guilty to federal offenses stemming from their fraudulent operation of that business, announce...

Tue, 10/21/2014 09:00 PM | By Mwakilishi

The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) has formulated guidelines that will need to be met by Kenyan citizens returning from countries that drive left-hand vehicles.

The guidelines, proposed to take effect November 1st, follow an earlier directive by President Uhuru Keny...

Tue, 10/21/2014 10:50 AM | By Mwakilishi

Kenyans who have been stranded in Liberia following the Ebola outbreak will be flown in next week, the Foreign Affairs ministry said on Tuesday. The ministry said evacuation arrangements had been finalised, but noted that the process had taken long because "necessary prec...

Tue, 10/21/2014 12:39 AM | By Mwakilishi

Dozens of Kenyans stranded in Liberia and Sierra Leone following the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa have called on the government to facilitate their evacuation. Desperate, desolate and feeling hopeless, the affected Kenyans have made another appeal, more than a month a...

Mon, 10/20/2014 11:07 AM | By Mwakilishi

A Kenyan housemaid was filmed on a camera phone hitting her employer’s children and threatening them with a knife, the Criminal Court has heard.

K A, 30, an Emirati mother-of-three, said on June 2 she returned home from college when another maid in the house reveal...

Sun, 10/19/2014 09:49 AM | By Mwakilishi

A total of 95,125 Kenyans are living in the United States, the US Census Bureau has reported.

That figure, based on a nationwide sampling of households between 2008 and 2012, is said to have a margin of error of four per cent, meaning the number of Kenyans in the U...

Sun, 10/19/2014 02:11 AM | By Mwakilishi

When Mary Wanjiku boarded a Saudi Arabia-bound plane at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) one afternoon, she was hopeful that working abroad would enable her take care of her two sons and five siblings.

Sat, 10/18/2014 06:34 PM | By Mwakilishi

A group of Kenyan orphans on a trip to the US are facing a backlash from a section of Oklahoma residents who believe the children may be carrying the Ebola virus.

But the sponsors and hosts of the 24 children from an orphanage in Kisumu have come out strongly to de...

Sat, 10/18/2014 04:24 PM | By Mwakilishi

Tales of women who have been unable to return back home from Middle East countries after the Promised Land becomes unbearable have become the order of the day.

With Mary being one of the many who are still trapped in the foreign lands with little help from the agen...

Sat, 10/18/2014 03:53 PM | By Mwakilishi

She describes herself as a young woman who loves God, who loves people and is driven to pursue her purpose in life be it in ministry or business and excel in it while still enjoying God’s gift of life.

Meet Sharon Njuguna aka Penzi Amani. A Seattle-based gospel art...

Sat, 10/18/2014 10:18 AM | By Mwakilishi

A Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) in Dallas claims her employer sent her home because her daughter, living in Kenya visited for two days last week.

"I was surprised, I didn't know what to say," said Alice, a Kenyan native who asked we only use her first name. "I...

Fri, 10/17/2014 12:55 PM | By Mwakilishi

The Embassy of the Republic of Kenya will carry out a National Identity Card Registration exercise in Houston, Texas on Saturday, October 18th and November, 19, 2014 as follows:

Saturday, October 18th from 9:30am to 4pm
Rim Jhim Hall
14639 Beechnut St, Ho...

Fri, 10/17/2014 12:31 AM | By Mwakilishi

An immigrant mother and her daughter spent four years living in hotels paid for by the taxpayer while she waited for the Home Office to find the paperwork which proved she was allowed to stay in the UK.

The fiasco began after 32-year-old Lucille Wanjiru, from Kenya...

Thu, 10/16/2014 12:28 AM | By Mwakilishi

Just a few days after Ghetto Radio exclusively released a video of a Kenyan lady in Saudi Arabia begging to be saved from her abusive employers, another lady has reportedly been murdered in the same country.

The lady is said to have gone out with an Arabic man cont...

Wed, 10/15/2014 08:47 AM | By Mwakilishi

A restaurant owned by a Kenyan has been voted the best African eatery in the state of Minnesota, United States.

Jambo Africa Restaurant, which is located at the Brooklyn Centre on Shingle Creek Parkway, beat other African eateries in the Midwestern region to emerge...

Wed, 10/15/2014 01:31 AM | By Mwakilishi

Boston and surrounding area residents are invited to a Special Dinner on Sunday, October 19th with Architect Lee Karuri and other Executives of Longonot Gate Resort City.

Come learn about the investment opportunities available at Longonot Gate Resort City on Sunday...

Tue, 10/14/2014 12:28 PM | By Mwakilishi

Kenyans living abroad sent home 11.5 billion shillings in the month of August this year, compared to 10.4 billion shillings in the month of July.

The increase in the amount of inflows was mainly driven by the remittance inflows from North America which by 22 percen...

Mon, 10/13/2014 04:19 PM | By Mwakilishi

Renowned Kenyan scholar Ali Mazrui died Monday morning in Binghamton, New York, in the United States, after several months of illness.

President Kenyatta, Cord leader Raila Odinga, Chief Justice Willy Mutunga and retired President Mwai Kibaki were among national le...

Mon, 10/13/2014 02:23 AM | By Mwakilishi

Renowned Kenyan scholar Ali Alamin Mazrui passed away Monday morning in Binghamton, New York in the United States.

Prof Mazrui passed away at the age of 81 and family members say he was unwell for a couple of months.

Muslims for Human Rights (Muhuri) chairpe...

Sun, 10/12/2014 12:56 PM | By Mwakilishi

Even as his chief rival President Uhuru Kenyatta was putting on an explicit show of might with his supporters in Nairobi, former Prime Minister and CORD leader Raila Odinga urged Opposition MPs to press on with grassroots campaigns for a referendum.

Raila is on a t...

Sat, 10/11/2014 12:32 PM | By Mwakilishi

The government has organised a diaspora conference in Nairobi that seeks to entice Kenyans living abroad with investment opportunities in a bid to double remittances to more than Sh240 billion.

Mr Zachary Muburi-Muita, the Director of Diaspora and Consular Affairs...

Fri, 10/10/2014 12:34 PM | By Mwakilishi

Prof Calestous Juma, the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Visiting Professor at MIT, has yet again bagged another trophy when the Ghana-based Millennium Excellence Foundation awarded him a Lifetime Africa Achievement Prize (LAAP) for his leadership in socioeconomic development...

Fri, 10/10/2014 12:20 AM | By Mwakilishi

Simon Nyagah lived in the United States for 14 years studying and doing business. He is one the founders of the US Diaspora Sacco Society Limited.

After attaining a business and marketing degree, Nyagah was employed by J P Morgan where he worked for eight years bef...

Thu, 10/9/2014 03:22 PM | By Mwakilishi

You might remember her from this newspaper’s coveted list of Top 40 Under 40 Women.

If you are in the banking and financial services industry, you’ll certainly know her as the former head of NIC’s Corporate and Institutional Sales at CFC Stanbic Financial Services...

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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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