DIASPORA NEWS

Fri, 04/17/2015 03:35 PM | By Mwakilishi

A Kenyan woman forced to work under inhumane conditions in the U.S. is entitled to some relief, but can't pursue human-trafficking claims against her employer, a federal judge ruled.    

Winfred Muchira said in a lawsuit filed in the Alexandria...

Fri, 04/17/2015 08:27 AM | By Mwakilishi

Hundreds of Kenyans living in South Africa have been moved to secure camps as the spate of xenophobic attacks that began in the port city of Durban spread to other regions causing fear among immigrants.

Foreign Affairs secretary Amina Mohamed said Kenya was ready t...

Thu, 04/16/2015 03:26 PM | By Mwakilishi

Popular Kenyan musician Charles Njagua Kanyi – popularly known by his stage name ‘Jaguar’ – is set to make two performances in the US this weekend.

On Friday April 17, he will be at the AR Lounge in Atlanta.

He will then fly out to Massachusetts the followin...

Thu, 04/16/2015 11:02 AM | By Mwakilishi

According to new World Bank figures released this week, the growth of remittances to Kenya hit 10.7 per cent last year, well above the global average increase of about six per cent.

Only South Africa (7.1 per cent) and Uganda (6.8 per cent) saw similar high levels...

Thu, 04/16/2015 08:20 AM | By Mwakilishi

The Government of Kenya on Thursday said it was making plans to evacuate Kenyans living in South Africa following xenophobic attacks.

Foreign Affairs Minister Amina Mohamed in an interview with Nation FM said so far there were no Kenyan casualties in the attacks th...

Wed, 04/15/2015 05:18 PM | By Mwakilishi

A Kenyan will be in the race for a parliamentary seat in the UK when the Britons go to the polls next month.

Independent candidate Daniel Munyambu is seeking to enter the British House of Commons as the representative for Thurrock constituency.

The constitue...

Wed, 04/15/2015 12:54 PM | By Mwakilishi

Untold suffering and misery continued to haunt many Kenyans who flock the Middle East, with a promise of fulfilling their dreams. For many it was a horrific experience of modern day slavery, where only a few manage to escape from it's jaws.

Kassim Heri Hassan, was...

Tue, 04/14/2015 08:21 AM | By Mwakilishi

A Kenyan security guard was on Tuesday sentenced to life in prison by a Qatari court for the murder of American teacher Jennifer Brown in 2012.

Alvine Moseti Anyona is expected to serve up to 20 years — a typical period for those sentenced to life in the Gulf state...

Mon, 04/13/2015 08:31 AM | By Mwakilishi

Kenyans In Boston came together to honor the victims of Garissa terror attack that happened early April 2014.

The vigil took place on Sunday, April 12th.
 

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Mon, 04/13/2015 01:15 AM | By Mwakilishi

Long-awaited direct flights from Kenya to the United States of America could take off by August.

Kenya Civil Aviation (KCAA) acting director general Joseph Chebungei on Tuesday said the final technical audit by American regulators would be done in July, after which...

Sun, 04/12/2015 04:02 PM | By Mwakilishi

Banks are set to reap a sizable chunk of remittance business following Wednesday’s suspension of licences for 13 hawala money transfer firms suspected of having links with Al-Shabaab terror group.

Half of diaspora remittances into Kenya come in through unofficial c...

Sat, 04/11/2015 05:35 PM | By Mwakilishi

Global Somali Diaspora has decried Kenya’s decision to close 13 Somali hawalas, terming the move as tragedy and called Kenyan government to reconsider its decision.

The group emphasized the importance of hawalas to Kenyan Somali community as well as Somali refugees...

Fri, 04/10/2015 11:12 AM | By Mwakilishi

The Kenyan government has arranged to have China and India help evacuate some of its citizens stranded in Yemen, where a conflict has been raging since last year.

Chinese and Indian naval vessels are currently in the region rescuing their nationals as well as those...

Thu, 04/9/2015 10:06 PM | By Mwakilishi

Kenyans in the DMV (DC, Maryland & Virginia) area will on Saturday, April 18th hold a reception to welcome to Washington, DC H.E. Robinson Githae, Kenya's new ambassador to the United States.

The reception will offer the ambassador an opportunity to inform Keny...

Thu, 04/9/2015 10:46 AM | By Mwakilishi

Kenyan flags waved in the breeze over Paris’s Place de la République Wednesday as several hundred people gathered for a memorial service for the 148 Kenyan people, mainly students, killed last Thursday by al Shabaab militants.

It took more than 15 minutes for atten...

Wed, 04/8/2015 03:58 PM | By Mwakilishi

The Hennepin County medical examiner's office on Tuesday released the identities of two people found dead in an apparent murder-suicide in Savage last month.

Savage police say Rodney Terrell Dobie, 41, shot his wife, Esther Nyambura Muchina, 39, in the head before...

Tue, 04/7/2015 07:45 PM | By Mwakilishi

Tears continue to freely flow down the cheeks of Kenyans both at home and around the world mourning the senseless killing of 147 innocent Kenyans at the Garissa University College by blood thirsty terrorists.

In an emotional tribute in memory of the slain Garissa 1...

Tue, 04/7/2015 08:36 AM | By Mwakilishi

A 19 year-old college freshman, Trina Wambui Njoroge of Bakersfield, California beat other ten contestants to win the inaugural Face of Kenya Pageant held at the Courtyard Marriot, Sherman Oaks in Los Angeles, California over the weekend.

Ms. Njoroge, an America bo...

Sun, 04/5/2015 09:07 PM | By Mwakilishi

As our beloved motherland continues to mourn the loss of 147 of our very own at the hands of mind-twisted individuals, Kenyans around the world congregated on this Easter Sunday to pray for peace, healing and blessing on the nation of Kenya and to stand in the gap for the...

Sun, 04/5/2015 12:56 PM | By Mwakilishi

A number of incentives will be rolled out to enable Kenyans living abroad send more money home. They will be in form of investment packages in production ventures and management services for specific countries.

The government will also make it easy for them to buy...

Sun, 04/5/2015 08:32 AM | By Mwakilishi

Scores of Kenyans living in the US and UK assembled in Los Angeles, California, Saturday and observed a minute’s silence in honour of the Garissa University students who were massacred by Al-Shabaab terrorists.

The Kenyans who gathered at Courtyard Marriot in Sherm...

Sat, 04/4/2015 11:34 AM | By Mwakilishi

The Embassy of the Republic of Kenya in the United States released the following statement on the terrorist attacks on Garissa University College in Eastern Kenya:

The Embassy is deeply saddened by the horrific news that terrorists have killed and wounded scores of...

Fri, 04/3/2015 01:16 PM | By Mwakilishi

Families of Kenyans living in Yemen are calling on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade to help their relatives leave the war-torn Middle East state.

Haki Africa, a Mombasa-based human rights group, on Friday said it had received statements from...

Fri, 04/3/2015 01:08 PM | By Mwakilishi

Every night, Dagobert Restaurant & Pizzeria, a Turkish-owned establishment in Stockholm, Sweden, transforms into a Kenyan club. Named after Kenya’s second-largest city, Club Mombasa Stockholm is now the meeting point for Kenyans living in Sweden.

On a cold late...

Fri, 04/3/2015 12:14 AM | By Mwakilishi

Kenyans working abroad sent home Sh11 billion ($123.2 million) last month even as the government said nearly half of the amount remitted is not captured in the official figures.

The Treasury estimates that Kenyans in the diaspora sent Sh108 billion ($1.2 billion) t...

Thu, 04/2/2015 11:54 AM | By Mwakilishi

Kenya has lodged a complaint through its Beirut, Lebanon consulate against a controversial Mothers’ Day maid ad for "special offers" on Kenyans, which caused an uproar on social media last month.

A judicial source told The Daily Star the consulate filed a complaint...

Thu, 04/2/2015 12:32 AM | By Mwakilishi

Kenyans languishing in foreign prisons may be brought back home to serve their sentences, if MPs pass a Bill currently before the National Assembly.

The Transfer of Prisoners Bill 2014 proposes laws that will make it possible for Kenyan prisoners in foreign jails t...

Wed, 04/1/2015 03:16 PM | By Mwakilishi

Kenyans living in the diaspora have asked the government to create a more conducive investment environment to enable them increase their capital outlays back home.

During an inaugural diaspora investment conference held on Wednesday in Nairobi, the group asked for...

Wed, 04/1/2015 12:43 PM | By Mwakilishi

Kenya's in the Diaspora remitted $1.5 billion in 2014, President Uhuru Kenyatta disclosed on Wednesday as he opened Kenya Diaspora Easter Investment Conference 2015, the first national investment conference of its kind.Speaking in Nairobi, he said there was need for the r...

Tue, 03/31/2015 12:23 AM | By Mwakilishi

The Dental Smiles for Kid, a clinic at Nairobi’s Yaya is like a children’s playground. The dental clinic with colourful decor, a playroom, Spongebob cartoon-themed small chairs is where Dr Joyce Gitangu turned her passion into a business.

The doctor trained in Tuft...

Mon, 03/30/2015 09:38 AM | By Mwakilishi

The government will this week play host to Kenyans living abroad in a three-day conference it hopes will encourage them to invest back home.

The meeting kicks off Tuesday, with a golf tournament at the Windsor Golf Hotel & Country Club in Nairobi before it is o...

Sat, 03/28/2015 05:31 PM | By Mwakilishi

A 33-year-old Kenyan man is dead after hanging himself Friday at the Psychiatric Emergency Treatment Center in Conroe.

Police officials said the man is homeless and as of late Friday afternoon, authorities were still trying to locate his family members.

Conr...

Fri, 03/27/2015 03:35 PM | By Mwakilishi

StartUpAfrica, a Delaware-based organization is partnering with University of Delaware to offer a truly remarkable opportunity to high-school age students in Kenya. Through the Diamond Challenge Africa for high school entrepreneurs program, youth develop new business idea...

Thu, 03/26/2015 12:27 PM | By Mwakilishi

Joseph Mutinda, a Kenyan runner who trains in Santa Fe, New Mexico, has been banned for three years after admitting to doping, the US Anti-Doping Agency said Wednesday.

In a release from its Colorado headquarters, USADA said that Mutinda admitted the use of various...

Wed, 03/25/2015 12:45 PM | By Mwakilishi

My name is Anthony Kinyanjui or Ras Anto as my peers know me and am a recovering Alcoholic.

I’ve been sober for almost 4yrs now,through nothing but by the grace of the most High God .

My addiction and dependency on Alcohol increased immediately after arrivin...

Wed, 03/25/2015 11:04 AM | By Mwakilishi

Dr. Jerono Rotich of North Carolina A&T State University has been selected by the UNC Board of Governors as one of 17 recipients of the board’s 2015 Awards for Excellence in Teaching.

Rotich is an associate professor in N.C. A&T’s department of human perfor...

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My name is Anthony Kinyanjui or Ras Anto as my peers know me and am a recovering Alcoholic.

I’ve been sober for almost 4yrs now,through nothing but by the grace of the most High God .

My addiction and dependency on Alcohol increased...

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He once lived a fairy tale life, by his definition. He had most of what he wanted in life and it looked like nothing would stand in his way. Well, something did and from a life of opulence in the US, he lives from hand to mouth in London Estate, a...

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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.

The Nairobian spoke to a number of women of different ages and careers who...

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There is good news for Kenyans before US President Barrack Obama, son of a Kenyan man, sets foot in the country for the first time as leader of the world’s super power nation.

Ahead of the visit in July, it emerged his administration has pl...

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