DIASPORA NEWS

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...

Wed, 10/8/2014 12:27 AM | By Mwakilishi

The health sector got a major boost after well-wishers from America, calling themselves Friends of Vihiga, donated medical equipment worth Sh15 million.

The equipment included dialysis gear, ultra sound machines, ICU unit, oxygen cylinders, physiotherapy machines a...

Tue, 10/7/2014 06:15 PM | By Mwakilishi

A Kenyan family in the US is grief stricken, after the body of their 19 year old son was discovered with a gunshot wound in a bush in Covington, Georgia, in the United States.

The teen was a Sophomore at Georgia University.

This latest incident happened at a...

Tue, 10/7/2014 04:53 PM | By Mwakilishi

Safaricom is edging towards ranking among Kenya’s top 10 largest international money transfer agents, beating 34 commercial banks in market share terms, less than five years since its foray into the cross-border cash remittance business.

The latest Central Bank of...

Mon, 10/6/2014 08:49 AM | By Mwakilishi

A 19-year-old Kenyan student was found dead by police in a bush in Covington, Georgia, in the US on Sunday afternoon.

Authorities said Felix Irungu, a second-year student at Mercer University in Georgia, died of a gunshot wound in the head.

The county corone...

Sun, 10/5/2014 06:31 PM | By Mwakilishi

A week after she escaped the clutches of the cruel life for a black, Christian house help in Saudi Arabia last June, Ms Salome Wairimu nearly went crazy.

She would speak incomprehensibly, scream, shout, tear down the sheets of newspapers pasted on the walls of her...

Sun, 10/5/2014 04:03 PM | By Mwakilishi

The family of Timothy Majanja, the elderly man who was stranded in the state of Georgia, USA eagerly awaited for his arrival home after the Kenyan embassy there promised to help him return.

The last time anyone in his family saw him was in 1968.

NTV’s Namuka...

Sun, 10/5/2014 09:29 AM | By Mwakilishi

A Kenyan television personality based in London, Pauline Akinyi Long (above), has received an award for her outstanding achievements and leadership skills.

Pauline, who is a TV presenter of the Pauline Long Show on Sky 182, was honoured with the major award at the...

Sat, 10/4/2014 05:10 PM | By Mwakilishi

Kenyan diplomats serving in Western countries are in trouble after their househelps, their countrywomen, turned on them in what some say is an attempt to remain and get citizenship of host countries.

The envoys who travel with their children stick with their local...

Sat, 10/4/2014 10:30 AM | By Mwakilishi

Deputy President William Ruto has told Kenyans living in diaspora that the government appreciates their contribution to the economy.

He added that the government is reviewing structures at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in order to make it easier for them to inves...

Fri, 10/3/2014 04:42 PM | By Mwakilishi

A fired Oklahoma City nursing home worker admitted that he told a co-worker he was going to cut her head off, News OK reported on Thursday.

Jacob Mugambi Muriithi, 30, was charged Thursday with staging a terrorism hoax, a violation of the state's anti-terrorism act...

Fri, 10/3/2014 01:52 PM | By Mwakilishi

The Kenyan Embassy in Washington DC has offered to help Mr Timothy Majanja, a homeless Kenyan who has been living in squalor in the US since relocating from Canada 21 years ago.

Mr William Mugo, a First Secretary and the head of the consular services at the embassy...

Thu, 10/2/2014 02:20 PM | By Mwakilishi

President Uhuru Kenyatta was in the United States last week for the 69th session of the UN General Assembly. While in the US, he met with the Kenyan Diaspora in New York City and Lowell, Massachusetts.

The president’s convoy was captured on video leaving the Lowell...

Thu, 10/2/2014 11:43 AM | By Mwakilishi

A man who has lived in North America for 46 years now says he has had enough and would like to come back to Kenya to be with his family.

Timothy Majanja, 67, left Kenya for Canada in 1968 and now lives in squalor in the United States after losing his job 21 years a...

Thu, 10/2/2014 09:05 AM | By Mwakilishi

The wife of Jacob Muriithi, the 30-year-old Oklahoma City man [and native of Kenya] who was arrested for allegedly threatening to behead his coworker last week, has created a GoFundMe account to free her husband—who she claims is not a Muslim but a devoted Catholic.

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Wed, 10/1/2014 12:22 PM | By Mwakilishi

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.

Wed, 10/1/2014 11:33 AM | By Mwakilishi

The National Bank of Kenya (NBK) has sealed mortgage deals worth Sh1 billion at the Diaspora Investment Expo held in August in New Jersey, United States of America.

NBK Executive Director for Retail and Business Banking Robert Kibaara said there is a lot of interes...

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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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Watch the entire “TERROR AT THE MALL” documentary, which weaves together footage from over 100 CCTV cameras from the mall and witness accounts on the September 21, 2013 terrorist attack of the Westgate Mall in Nairobi. The siege left 71people dea...

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Uhuru Kenyatta attended the Status Conference at the International Criminal Court at The Hague on Wednesday.

The prosecution argued that the Kenyan government had failed to provide the prosecution with relevant evidence needed for the case...

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WATCH a recorded video of the reception of H.E. President Uhuru Kenyatta with Kenyans living in the Diaspora, which took place on Thursday, September 25th in New York.

The event took place Grand Hyatt New York, located at 109 East 42nd Stre...

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