DIASPORA NEWS

Wed, 03/4/2015 12:35 PM | By Mwakilishi

A hearing has been canceled on a Kenyan man's attempt to get key evidence against him thrown out in a U.S. case charging that he attempted to support foreign terrorist organizations using Internet chat rooms.

A Miami judge canceled Wednesday's hearing for 27-year-o...

Wed, 03/4/2015 12:19 AM | By Mwakilishi

A seven-year-old child has been upgraded to fair condition at a hospital after being hit by a car Sunday night – while in her own apartment.

Claire Matheri was seriously injured after being pinned underneath a car that crashed into her Hefner Hollow apartment, near...

Tue, 03/3/2015 03:37 PM | By Mwakilishi

The body of a Kenyan man has been discovered by police officers in Vinings, Georgia, about 7 miles West of the city of Atlanta.

According to Cobb County Sheriff’s Department, the body of Kennedy Mbugua Waireri was found in his apartment with a gaping gunshot wound...

Mon, 03/2/2015 11:42 AM | By Mwakilishi

Four tourists from Kenya who came to the country drowned Sunday afternoon at Macao beach, in eastern La Altagracia province.

The deceased were identified as Cushs Patel, 31; Cajal Patel, 31; Shivang Ramanbhi Jayendra Patel, 30, and Yay Patel, 32, all natives of Ken...

Sat, 02/28/2015 06:55 AM | By Mwakilishi

Authorities say they have recovered Lupita Nyong'o's stolen pearl-covered dress estimated to be worth $150,000.

At a news conference Friday evening, officials displayed the dress and said they were continuing to investigate who stole it.

"We believe this dre...

Fri, 02/27/2015 08:05 PM | By Mwakilishi

The body of a Kenyan man was on Friday found at Münster’s harbor in Germany. Police say William, 22, may have drowned after accidentally slipping and falling into the water last weekend.

After the body was recovered, the prosecutor’s office ordered an autopsy which...

Fri, 02/27/2015 03:23 PM | By Mwakilishi

What appeared to be a turning point of good fortune for two men on a plane to Angola was, in fact, the beginning of their one year of slavery.

Mr Jacob Odungu Okoth and Mr Fredrick Kiprotich say they were promised good jobs but ended up as slaves.

They were...

Thu, 02/26/2015 01:10 PM | By Mwakilishi

Los Angeles County sheriff’s detectives are investigating the theft of what is believed to be the $150,000 pearl-adorned dress worn by actress Lupita Nyong’o to the Academy Awards on Sunday.

Sheriff’s officials received a call about 11:30 p.m. Wednesday that a dres...

Wed, 02/25/2015 11:44 PM | By Mwakilishi

A Kenyan scientist based in the USA has been recognized as one of the people across the globe who have helped shape black history by Malvern Daily Record, an Arkansas-based newspaper.

Wed, 02/25/2015 06:05 PM | By Mwakilishi

Kenyan-born actor based in the US, Edi Gathegi , has been cast in a star-studded comedy drama with the top Hollywood names.

Edi, who is famed for his role in the popular franchise movies Twilight, will be back on the big screens beside leading man Bradley Cooper in...

Wed, 02/25/2015 04:38 PM | By Mwakilishi

Kenyans in the diaspora are likely to vote in the 2017 General Election.

This comes after the Ministry of Foreign Affairs began an exercise to map eligible voters.

Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed has also appointed a 10-member task force to a...

Mon, 02/23/2015 11:56 AM | By Mwakilishi

The Government is committed to working with all stakeholders in the Diaspora in order to enhance investment into the country among other issues.

Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed said the government recognised the importance of Diaspora in national de...

Mon, 02/23/2015 09:32 AM | By Mwakilishi

Hollywood's A-list actresses oozed old-school elegance in white and glittering silver on the Oscars red carpet Sunday, even as rain tumbled down on Tinseltown's top fashion parade.

Beyond the icy color palette, another trend for the ladies was lots of pearls and be...

Mon, 02/23/2015 02:49 AM | By Mwakilishi

Some three million Kenyans in the Diaspora may participate in the 2017 elections after the government last week set up a team to facilitate the process.

The government, through the ministry of Foreign Affairs, gazetted a taskforce of 10 members to offer expert advi...

Sun, 02/22/2015 09:24 AM | By Mwakilishi

Kenya plans to hold a three-day Diaspora investment conference next month to discuss ways of tapping the lucrative Diaspora remittances which has increased in the recent past, a government official said on Wednesday.

Foreign Affairs and International Trade Cabinet...

Sun, 02/22/2015 12:38 AM | By Mwakilishi

US-based Kenyan hip-hop artiste Barasa Onjwang' aka Makeke is planning to set up a state-of-the-art music recording studio at his rural Mtongwe town in Mombasa as a way of giving back to society.

The music career of the former KDF soldier, who is based in Pittsburg...

Fri, 02/20/2015 03:44 PM | By Mwakilishi

A 35-year-old Kenyan woman was gang-raped in a moving car here, the police said Friday, adding that four people have been arrested.

The woman was found in an unconscious state near the toll plaza of DND flyway (Delhi-Noida-Direct flyway) in Mayur Vihar area of east...

Thu, 02/19/2015 04:17 PM | By Mwakilishi

IEBC can now collect data from Kenyans in diaspora. This follows the launch of an online portal for mapping Kenyans living in the diaspora by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission.

IEBC Deputy Chairperson Lilian Mahiri Zaja who presided over the laun...

Thu, 02/19/2015 10:12 AM | By Mwakilishi

The electoral commission on Thursday launched an online portal for mapping and profiling potential voters in diaspora ahead of the 2017 General Election.

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) is targeting to map over three million Kenyans acros...

Thu, 02/19/2015 12:10 AM | By Mwakilishi

WorldRemit, a UK company facilitating Kenyans in the diaspora to directly send money to M-Pesa accounts, has raised Sh9.13 billion to fund its global expansion.

The remittances firm said it would use the funds to allow users send cash from 50 countries to recipient...

Wed, 02/18/2015 12:15 PM | By Mwakilishi

The money transfer logistics is set for radical transformation as commercial banks battle to control how 600,000 Kenyans living abroad send hard currency worth billions of shillings to businesses and relatives back home.

The local banks are racing to upgrade their...

Tue, 02/17/2015 04:12 PM | By Mwakilishi

Divock Origi, son of former Harambee Stars player Mike Okoth, is one of several top Belgian footballers accused by Belgian authorities for tax evasion, according to a Belgian newspaper.

Mon, 02/16/2015 04:14 PM | By Mwakilishi

The Government is finalising the process of recruiting former National Youth Service (NYS) recruits for jobs outside the country.

This follows an agreement between Kenya and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for 100,000 jobs openings. The UAE government offered 10,000...

Sun, 02/15/2015 06:00 PM | By Mwakilishi

Kenyan won the Bowl at the 2015 USA Sevens Rugby in Las Vegas on Sunday, beating Argentina 24-21.

Kenya bagged 8 points in the fifth leg of the 2015 HSBC Sevens World Series tournament, ahead of the sixth leg of the tournament, the Hong Kong Sevens, which takes pla...

Sun, 02/15/2015 03:37 PM | By Mwakilishi

Kenya advanced to the Bowl Final at the USA Rugby Sevens in Las Vegas on Sunday after beating Samoa 19-5 in their semi-final match.

The team was relegated to Bowl contention after winning only one match in Pool B, and losing the remaining two. In their opening Pool...

Fri, 02/13/2015 12:40 PM | By Mwakilishi

A Kenyan woman died in a car crash in South Bend, Indiana around 7:30am Thursday. According to police, Dorcas Kariuki, 37, was driving westbound on the city’s Bypass between SR23 and Mayflower exits, appeared to have left the roadway, and upon re-entering, her vehicle was...

Thu, 02/12/2015 10:59 PM | By Mwakilishi

A 25-year-old Kenyan woman died on the spot after a water scooter she was riding crashed into the rocks on Al Mamzar Corniche in Sharjah on Wednesday evening.

A hospital official said that she suffered severe damage in the head and skull and had internal bleeding....

Thu, 02/12/2015 09:28 PM | By Mwakilishi

Cameron is an 8-year-old Kenyan boy living in the United States. Cameron suffers from severe autism, sensory processing disorder, and a rare genetic disorder called PTLS. He has low muscle tone, balance and coordination challenges, delays in speech and overall development...

Thu, 02/12/2015 02:28 PM | By Mwakilishi

A Kenyan man has passed away at a US medical facility as doctors deliberated on how best to carry out a surgery.

George Wahagi Kimani died early Tuesday morning at the Gwinnett Medical Centre in Gwinnett County, Georgia where he had been taken after complaining of...

Wed, 02/11/2015 09:10 PM | By Mwakilishi

The Nairobi Dev School equips youth in East Africa with computer programming skills and helps them build technology-based solutions to everyday challenges. The school was established in 2012 by Martha Chumo, a 21-year-old self-taught programmer, after she was denied a vis...

Tue, 02/10/2015 03:46 PM | By Mwakilishi

Rapid Communications Limited (RCL) has partnered with several partners in the Diaspora – in the UAE and in the UK, as well as locally in provision of a money transfer service named M- Hela.

MHela is a secure, fast and inexpensive ways for Kenyans living in the Dias...

Tue, 02/10/2015 12:36 PM | By Mwakilishi

In less than four months, President Barack Obama is due to roll out one of the most ambitious and controversial programs of his presidency: an effort to grant a reprieve from deportation for millions of adult immigrants living in the country illegally.

Mon, 02/9/2015 03:47 PM | By Mwakilishi

The government of Saudi Arabia has said the Kenyan woman who died there last December committed suicide.

Saudi Arabia embassy deputy head of mission Ali Othman yesterday said the family of Ansila Charo is aware of the truth but has instead chosen to criminalise her...

Mon, 02/9/2015 09:48 AM | By Mwakilishi

Many U.S. cities aren't waiting for the federal government to determine how to deal who with people who enter the country illegally. New York, for instance, is issuing municipal ID cards that are available to all city residents, including undocumented immigrants.

T...

Fri, 02/6/2015 09:19 AM | By Mwakilishi

Capital FM’s DJ Joe Mfalme will not be on the line-up of artistes and DJs performing in the Las Vegas Sevens after party next weekend as earlier announced.

Instead DJ Joe will be heading to Kampala, where he will be performing at the Airtel Trace Star competition a...

Fri, 02/6/2015 02:33 AM | By Mwakilishi

US aviation officials will conduct a final review of security arrangements at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in March or April pending a decision on whether to allow direct flights between Kenya and America, an official has said.

US Chamber of Commerce directo...

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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.

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A Kenyan scientist based in the USA has been recognized as one of the people across the globe who have helped shape black history by Malvern Daily Record, an Arkansas-based newspaper.

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