DIASPORA NEWS

Fri, 04/18/2014 03:00 AM | By Mwakilishi

The number of nurses leaving the country for greener pastures abroad has significantly reduced in recent years, a new report has revealed.

The Kenya Nursing Workforce Report released in Nairobi yesterday, shows that between 2008 and 2012, at least 1,149 nurses appl...

Thu, 04/17/2014 02:16 PM | By Mwakilishi

A former housekeeper sued a Kenyan consular official this week alleging she took her passport, told her not to leave the house without permission and paid her a fraction of what she was promised after bringing her to work in Los Angeles.

Aqulina Mwelu George, 24, f...

Thu, 04/17/2014 11:50 AM | By Mwakilishi

Four Kenyan nationals residing in Houston have been sentenced for conspiracy to commit marriage fraud, marriage fraud and visa fraud, announced United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson. Herman Ogoti, 53, Alfonso Ongaga, 36, Andrew Mokoro, 36, and Rebmann Ongaga, 33, were a...

Thu, 04/17/2014 11:43 AM | By Mwakilishi

Premier League sides Arsenal and Liverpool are keenly watching Kenyan-Belgian footballer, Divock Origi. The 18 year old Lille striker has scored five goals in France this season and has been approached by the Kenyan national team to play for them.

Origi is the son...

Wed, 04/16/2014 09:40 PM | By Mwakilishi

Africans are losing $1.8 billion year due to high fees levied on funds sent from abroad by relatives, Britain’s leading think-tank on development said Wednesday.

The Overseas Development Institute (ODI) found that Africans face some of the highest charges in the wo...

Wed, 04/16/2014 03:29 PM | By Mwakilishi

Forty-six young Kenyans have been selected to participate in the inaugural Young African Leadership Initiative (Yali) Washington Fellowship.

US President Barack Obama said the Washington-based programme gives young Africans an opportunity to visit America and devel...

Wed, 04/16/2014 08:31 AM | By Mwakilishi

Mary Abukutsa Onyango, a professor of Horticulture at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, has won the prestigious 2014 Edinburgh Medal. Abukutsa was announced winner during the 26th Edinburgh Medal ceremony and address on Thursday in Edinburgh, United...

Wed, 04/16/2014 08:24 AM | By Mwakilishi

Kenyan youth living in diaspora have been urged to engage in thoughtful projects and invest back home in a bid to further strengthen the country’s cultural and economic integration.

Laviniah Karanja, a 28 year-old Kenyan living in the United Kingdom (UK) threw the...

Wed, 04/16/2014 03:56 AM | By Mwakilishi

After becoming the first Kenyan to win an Oscar, Lupita has now achieved another first. Yesterday, she became the first Kenyan to reach 1 million Instagram followers.

The actress is also by far the most followed Kenyan on the photos sharing site, with very few if a...

Tue, 04/15/2014 09:02 PM | By Mwakilishi

The chef responsible for food choices at the Oregon Convention Center has received a high industry honor. Allan Wambaa, who's executive chef for the convention center, the Portland'5 Centers for the Arts and the Portland Expo Center, has attained the ProChef III certifica...

Tue, 04/15/2014 08:48 PM | By Mwakilishi

The Kenya Embassy in Washington, DC will carry out a National Identity (ID) card registration alongside the Boston Marathon. The registration will be conducted between April 18th and 20th, 2014.

Kenyans in New England and Beyond are highly encouraged to take advant...

Tue, 04/15/2014 10:57 AM | By Mwakilishi

Celebrated CNN anchor Zain Verjee has officially hang her boots. The Kenyan Canadian journalist who was a host of CNN’s European daytime program is an inspiration to many and even with all her success in the journalism industry, she has maintained her humility and is stil...

Mon, 04/14/2014 03:22 PM | By Mwakilishi

Erick "The Eagle" Ochieng' is undoubtedly one of the fastest rising stars on the Kenyan boxing scene.

Born in Kaloleni estate in Nairobi's underprivileged area of Eastlands, Ochieng', 26, has caused ripples on the British boxing arena and many are referring to him...

Mon, 04/14/2014 11:15 AM | By Mwakilishi

Kenyans abroad sent home Sh700 million more in February this year compared to the same period in 2013.

The remittances rose by 8 per cent to Sh9.6 billion ($110.42 million) from Sh8.9 billion ($102.4 million) in February last year, with the Central Bank of Kenya (C...

Sun, 04/13/2014 08:15 PM | By Mwakilishi

Twenty-three-year-old Kenyan-born Londoner Stessy Nyaga is a young woman on a mission — to positively engage the energy and drive of her young compatriots in Britain. Together with like-minded Kenyans, she has established Diaspora Youth Empowerment (Dye), a charitable org...

Thu, 04/10/2014 07:23 PM | By Mwakilishi

The Kenya USA Diaspora Savings and Credit Society in partnership with Kenya's Largest Bank KCB cordially invite all our members, friends and interested members to join us at the Boston Marathon events that will be taking place on the weekend of the 19th to 21st of April 2...

Thu, 04/10/2014 01:04 PM | By Mwakilishi

President Uhuru Kenyatta has commissioned the Kenyan Embassy in Turkey and pledged to send an ambassador to the capital Ankara.

President Kenyatta who is on a state visit to the transcontinental Eurasian nation, noted that cooperation between the two countries has...

Wed, 04/9/2014 01:47 PM | By Mwakilishi

Edwin Mbugua told his attorney he lived with the alleged victim for four years and can't understand why she won't see him.

The alleged victim told prosecutors she and Mbugua move in the same circles, but said she never dated the 26-year-old Kenyan native and never...

Wed, 04/9/2014 01:36 PM | By Mwakilishi

A Kenyan woman, convicted for her role in a major multi-state marriage fraud ring, was sentenced Tuesday to one year in prison.

30-year-old Margaret Kimani, formerly of Massachusetts, was one of 28 defendants from Maine convicted for their participation in a scam t...

Wed, 04/9/2014 01:19 AM | By Mwakilishi

Kenya First Lady Margaret Kenyatta was this morning spotted training for the London Marathon at the city's Kensington Gardens.

Margaret Kenyatta, who turned 50 yesterday, will compete in the London Marathon on Sunday. She is competing in the marathon to raise funds...

Wed, 04/9/2014 12:46 AM | By Mwakilishi

A Nigerian pop singer has lashed at Oscar award-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o for accepting to be a brand ambassador for French beauty products manufacturer Lancome.

Controversial singer Dencia, in response to a provocation on Twitter, said Lancome manufactures bl...

Tue, 04/8/2014 08:55 PM | By Mwakilishi

Her already amazing year just keeps getting bigger and better. At the very least, more lucrative.

Best supporting actress winner Lupita Nyong'o, who gave a heartfelt speech after winning the Oscar for 12 Years a Slave, joins the ranks of Kate Winslet and Julia Robe...

Tue, 04/8/2014 01:31 PM | By Mwakilishi

A man will spend six months behind bars for secretly filming men in a mall washroom in Deira. He was caught after footage showed his face positioning the hidden camera.

The 35-year-old Kenyan, E.K., hid the camera in the duct of an air extractor.

Presiding j...

Tue, 04/8/2014 10:51 AM | By Mwakilishi

The aunt of USA President Barack Obama who has been sick for sometime, Zeituni Obama, has died in USA. According to family sources, Zeituni died last night in Boston.

Mama Sarah Obama is really devastated by the news of the death of her daughter. Former PM Raila Od...

Tue, 04/8/2014 08:47 AM | By Mwakilishi

First Lady Margaret Kenyatta arrived in London, United Kingdom early Tuesday morning ready for the 42 kilometre London Marathon this Sunday.

The plane carrying the First Lady and her entourage touched down at Heathrow Airport shortly before 7 am local time.

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Tue, 04/8/2014 01:01 AM | By Mwakilishi

The single largest trial of soldiers since the 1982 abortive coup is expected to kick off Monday when 27 soldiers appear before a court martial facing various charges.

Most of them will face charges of desertion of duty after they allegedly left the military unproc...

Tue, 04/8/2014 12:47 AM | By Mwakilishi

Kiswahili and Kikuyu are on the list of languages spoken in multi-lingual Britain. Some 500 languages are spoken here, and Eastern Africans are contributing to the cultural and linguistic diversity.

More than 100 languages are spoken in London alone, and Kiswahili...

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Kora Hardy has always been a private, soft-spoken person. She never anticipated taking part in a pageant until now.

“Many people who know me might not have expected me to participate in this, but I believed that my passion was worth a large...

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The chef responsible for food choices at the Oregon Convention Center has received a high industry honor. Allan Wambaa, who's executive chef for the convention center, the Portland'5 Centers for the Arts and the Portland Expo Center, has attained...

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The Kenya Embassy in Washington, DC will start accepting applications for Kenya National Identity Cards (IDs) from Kenyans resident in the United States of America beginning on Thursday March 27th, 2014 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm. With March 27th being...

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In this week’s episode of Diaspora Notebook, NTV’s Chris Wamalwa interviews Julie Weche, founder of Elimu Tutoring and Training Center.

Elimu Tutoring and Training Center serves the Kenyan community in Baltimore, Maryland, providing after-s...

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