DIASPORA NEWS

Wed, 04/23/2014 11:05 PM | By Mwakilishi

The expansion of local universities has seen the number of Kenyans sitting for the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) remain flat over the last decade as learners choose to pursue post-graduate studies locally.

Statistics show that Kenyans have shunned the e...

Wed, 04/23/2014 10:52 AM | By Mwakilishi

A Kenyan rapper living in the UK found himself in trouble after his neighbours protested about the loud music emanating from his apartment.

With booming bass and heavy hip hop beats thundering through their walls 24-hours a day, the neighbours of Elvis Turasinze, a...

Wed, 04/23/2014 09:41 AM | By Mwakilishi

It sure is Lupita Nyong'o's year to shine! The first-time Oscar winner was crowned as this year's "Most Beautiful" by People magazine.

The mag announced who was awarded their prestigious honor Wednesday morning.

"It was exciting and just a major, major compl...

Wed, 04/23/2014 08:50 AM | By Mwakilishi

The government will work with banks to reduce the cost of sending money back home for Kenyans in the diaspora, President Uhuru Kenyatta has said.

“The technology is available. What we need is to ensure that our (Kenyan) banks can work with other countries where Ken...

Wed, 04/23/2014 08:44 AM | By Mwakilishi

Kenya is keen on establishing mutually beneficial ties with Qatar to accelerate its economic growth. President Uhuru Kenyatta says the country seeks to attain a middle income status in the next two decades hence the need to form strategic partnerships with countries shari...

Tue, 04/22/2014 06:27 PM | By Mwakilishi

Kenya's biggest name in comedy, the funniest man in the laugh industry and arguably the most sought after Kenyan comedian Eric Omondi on his USA TOUR 2014 dubbed ERIC OMONDI GOES UNTAMED.

And true to his reputation, the comedian left this audience in Seattle Washin...

Tue, 04/22/2014 05:18 PM | By Mwakilishi

Des Moines, Iowa — Opening statements are underway Tuesday in the trial of Terrance Cheeks. Cheeks, 17, is one of three men accused of robbing Mike Wasike and leaving him brutally beaten in the street last February. Cheeks is charged with two counts of first-degree robbe...

Tue, 04/22/2014 08:32 AM | By Mwakilishi

A team of 46 Kenyans have been selected to take part in the first ever Young African Leadership Initiative Washington Fellowship.

The group that was selected from over 5,000 Kenyan applicants, will travel with over 450 other young African leaders for a six-week pro...

Tue, 04/22/2014 02:59 AM | By Mwakilishi

Former Kenya Prime Minister Raila Odinga, Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho, Mombasa Senator Hassan Omar and an aide to Raila, who are all currently visiting the US, were over the weekend spotted enjoying a meal at a KFC restaurant in Boston, Massachusetts.

"The down to...

Mon, 04/21/2014 07:25 PM | By Mwakilishi

Kenya’s long distance running legend Lorna Kiplagat was over the weekend honored with a “Bingwa” Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2014 "Dinner with Champions", an event held annually by Kenyans in Boston, Massachusetts in the run-up to the Boston Marathon.

Mon, 04/21/2014 04:23 PM | By Mwakilishi

Third-graders joyously sang traditional songs in Swahili and danced to the music for thrilled members of the Kenyan running team in the elaborately decorated gymnasium at the Elmwood Elementary School in Hopkinton on Thursday morning, just as students have been doing here...

Mon, 04/21/2014 02:41 AM | By Mwakilishi

Kenyans in the diaspora are calling home less often as they turn to free Internet apps such as Whatsapp and Skype to communicate with their friends and relatives, new data shows.

Data from the Communications Authority of Kenya (CAK) shows that international incomin...

Sun, 04/20/2014 03:18 PM | By Mwakilishi

A real estate developer Karanja Karau, owner of Kings Pride, has entered into a joint venture with local banks targeting Kenyans abroad seeking mortgage deals.

Mr Karau told Business Daily he intends to launch a two-week ‘Kenyans Diaspora Homes Expo’ in New York in...

Sun, 04/20/2014 12:06 PM | By Mwakilishi

Kenya stands with the US government in the fight against terrorism, former Prime Minister Raila Odinga has said.

Speaking in Boston on Saturday evening during the Dinner with Champions, an event held in honour of the Kenyan marathon team, Mr Odinga said Kenya just...

Sat, 04/19/2014 05:53 PM | By Mwakilishi

A Kenyan Woman identified as Elizabeth W. was in court on Thursday over trying to kill her daughter. The 34 year old mother of two had tried killing her daughter twice before she was arrested.

On the day of her arrest in August 2013, Elizabeth was strangling her da...

Fri, 04/18/2014 06:09 PM | By Mwakilishi

Gov. Martin O'Malley announced today that the Baltimore City Detention Center will no longer automatically honor requests from the federal government to hold immigrants for deportation — making it one of only a handful of jurisdictions in the country to take a more discer...

Fri, 04/18/2014 01:13 PM | By Mwakilishi

Diaspora Notebook Show launches Diaspora Talent Search on Sunday April 20, 2014 in Lowell, Massachusetts. The talent search will provide a good forum the the youth to showcase their various talents.

A live discussion by former Kenya Prime Minister Raila Odinga and...

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...

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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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