DIASPORA NEWS

Sat, 11/22/2014 04:21 AM | By Mwakilishi

After 45 minutes of a torturous drive on pothole-riddled Nakuru-Nyahururu road, we finally arrive at Ezra Waweru’s farm at Ahero village, Bahati, Nakuru.

We are ushered into his compound by storey structures that occupy about 10 by 100 feet of his two-acre farm....

Fri, 11/21/2014 08:51 AM | By Mwakilishi

Kenyan women in the US have condemned the recent public stripping of women in Nairobi and Mombasa.

A group of Kenyan women plans to hold a demonstration in downtown Dallas to protest the stripping incidents.

The peaceful demonstration is organised by Ms Alic...

Fri, 11/21/2014 03:03 AM | By Mwakilishi

A lady who was stranded after being allegedly tortured by her employer in Saudi Arabia is back home after what she has described as a narrow escape.

Ann Njeri Mwaura’s plight in the Middle East country trended on social media after she posted a clip detailing the i...

Fri, 11/21/2014 02:27 AM | By Mwakilishi

A Kenyan runner ran five miles (eight kilometres) to evade police in Bergen County, New Jersey, in the United States.

Eric Kipkemei Chirchir, 31, was confronted by New Jersey police after they received a report that he had inappropriately touched a 15-year-old girl...

Thu, 11/20/2014 12:04 PM | By Mwakilishi

When Fulbright Scholar and KESSA (www.kessa.org) Executive Faith Maina realized her Kenyan post-graduate students and even some new faculty members in her class at Moi University would encounter difficulties publish...

Wed, 11/19/2014 09:26 PM | By Mwakilishi

A Kentucky fire chief is being criticized for racist comments after he refused to help a family of stranded motorists because they were black, and then suggested that an Asian-American television reporter did not understand English.

In a Bullitt County Sheriff’s de...

Wed, 11/19/2014 07:17 PM | By Mwakilishi

H.E. Ambassador Robinson Njeru Githae, Kenya’s new ambassador to the United States, formally presented his credentials to U.S. President Barack on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at an Ambassadors’ Credentialing Ceremony held at the Oval Office of the White House.

Below...

Wed, 11/19/2014 12:25 PM | By Mwakilishi

Professor Raphael Njoroge of Worcester has passed on after a short illness in Worcester, U.S Boston region. He was 75 years.

Professor Njoroge was teaching at the Worcester Consortium of colleges that include: Quinsigamond College, Worcester State University and Wo...

Wed, 11/19/2014 12:12 PM | By Mwakilishi

The Embassy of the Republic of Kenya in Washington, DC will be carrying out a National Identity (ID) card registration exercise in Bridgeton, Missouri on Saturday, November 22, 2014 and Sunday, November 23, 2014.

All ID applicants are required to RSVP via email at...

Wed, 11/19/2014 08:42 AM | By Mwakilishi

President Barack Obama formally welcomed Kenya’s new envoy to the US, Robinson Njeru Githae, to Washington on Tuesday afternoon when he presented his letters of credence at a ceremony in the White House.

Mr Githae was among ten ambassadors-designate who presented t...

Wed, 11/19/2014 12:33 AM | By Mwakilishi

Paul Jairus Ondieki, an upcoming Hollywood actor and standup comedian, recently made an appearance on the Churchill Show in Nairobi.

Paul lives in Dallas, Texas and recently had a debut acting role in a new film ‘Street of Harvest’ that is set to primer in early 20...

Tue, 11/18/2014 01:12 PM | By Mwakilishi

A young girl's body was flown back into Kenya on Thursday last week, and as her family wailed at the airport, their tears were just a drop in a sad, disconsolate ocean, for many more such families are going through the same ordeal.

A recent report by the Human Righ...

Tue, 11/18/2014 12:36 AM | By Mwakilishi

You know that things are thick when citizens living in the diaspora decide to intervene for wrongs committed in their countries in a bid to salvage a situation. The stripping incident not only affected women locally but also the Kenyan women who live abroad. Yes, when you...

Mon, 11/17/2014 06:52 PM | By Mwakilishi

Vile racist graffiti was daubed on a Merseyside school wall taunting the death of an “immensely popular” 15-year-old boy found dead at his home.

Devastated friends of Erick Maina were holding a vigil for the talented teen when the sick taunts were scrawled at his M...

Mon, 11/17/2014 01:32 AM | By Mwakilishi

A Kenyan woman has died in Lebanon where she had been employed as a househelp.

But her body cannot be brought home for burial due to lack of identification documents.

Ms Jane Njeri Kamau, 36, is said to have fallen sick while in police custody. Ms Kamau and...

Sun, 11/16/2014 12:42 PM | By Mwakilishi

Incidents of homelessness, violence, suicide and general destitution among Kenyans in the US remain a cause for concern. But many won't discuss these issues openly for fear that they might expose the Kenyan community abroad to judgment and social ridicule.

NTV's BM...

Sun, 11/16/2014 02:28 AM | By Mwakilishi

When Maggie Marikah, a Kenyan living in Atlanta, America, first read in the press that a homeless Kenyan had been admitted to a hospital in her neighbourhood with a lung infection, and that doctors were looking for the patient’s family, her curiosity was piqued.

Co...

Sat, 11/15/2014 09:14 AM | By Mwakilishi

Kenyans can still apply for their United Kingdom (UK) visas at the Nairobi office. British High Commissioner to Kenya Dr Christian Turner (pictured) said the South African office will only be used for other consular operations.

At a meeting with the Parliamentary C...

Fri, 11/14/2014 02:25 AM | By Mwakilishi

Kenya's new envoy to the United States, Robinson Njeru Githae, is set to present his credentials to US President Barack Obama on Tuesday, during a scheduled ceremony at the White House in Washington, DC.

A statement from the White House Press Office says Mr Githae...

Wed, 11/12/2014 07:10 PM | By Mwakilishi

On the night of October 17, Jackline Wangari, her friend Mary Njeri and a third Kenyan only identified as Grace made a bold decision to run away from their employer.

When no one was watching, they stole away from the building where they had been confined by an empl...

Wed, 11/12/2014 01:21 PM | By Mwakilishi

US Embassy Press Office has dismissed reports that Washington DC has denied Njeru Githae credentials as the United States Ambassador.

“Reports that the United States Government has denied credentials for Ambassador Robinson Njeru Githae are inaccurate. The United S...

Wed, 11/12/2014 12:13 PM | By Mwakilishi

The body of a Kenyan man was discovered in his apartment in the city of Lynn last week shocking family and friends. Soon after, they organized a quick funeral service Saturday followed by cremation of the body a day later. According to family members, this happened bar...

Tue, 11/11/2014 09:18 AM | By Mwakilishi

The director of Diaspora Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Ambassador Zachary Dominic Muburi-Muita, has been moved to the Middle East division at the ministry headquarters in Nairobi.

The directorate will now be headed by Washington Edwin Anyang...

Sun, 11/9/2014 12:26 PM | By Mwakilishi

A Kenyan who was fighting for his life in the Intensive Care Unit of a US hospital has passed away.
According to a spokesperson at Kennestone Hospital in Marietta, Georgia, Alfred Mugo Kimonye, 39, passed away Sunday at 4am EST.

On Thursday, the hospital had s...

Sat, 11/8/2014 04:16 PM | By Mwakilishi

KTN's Dennis Onsarigo delves into the saga that was the miracle babies nine years ago.

The actors at the centre of the saga, televangelist Gilbert Deya and his wife Mary Deya. Dozens of children are believed to have been stolen from delivery rooms and from their u...

Sat, 11/8/2014 09:20 AM | By Mwakilishi

The mother of a Kenyan who is critically ill and admitted to a US hospital telephoned the medical facility Friday and spoke to doctors.

This was after Nation.co.ke reported that medical staff at the hospital were urgently seeking to contact relatives of the patient...

Wed, 11/5/2014 03:00 PM | By Mwakilishi

M-Pesa customers can now receive cash directly to their phones from more than 90 countries after Safaricom signed a deal with an American money transfer firm.

The partnership, signed on Wednesday by Safaricom chief executive Bob Collymore and MoneyGram global chair...

Tue, 11/4/2014 04:02 PM | By Mwakilishi

Texas-based money transfer firm MoneyGram will Wednesday sign a deal with Safaricom that will allow Kenyans in the diaspora to send money directly to M-Pesa accounts.

MoneyGram, the world’s second-largest money transfer company, is banking on the partnership with S...

Tue, 11/4/2014 02:08 PM | By Mwakilishi

A Kenyan man is missing in the UK. The family of Mr. George Ngethe says that the last known address for George was Merseyside, Liverpool, UK.

He has not been seen for sometine now and the mother is very sick back in Kenya.

If you know his whereabout, kindly...

Tue, 11/4/2014 08:38 AM | By Mwakilishi

Sixteen Kenyan women stranded in Tripoli, Libya for the last four months have appealed to the government to evacuate them.

They want to return home after Kenya closed its embassy in Libya due to the ongoing fighting.

The women were working in various fields...

Mon, 11/3/2014 07:45 PM | By Mwakilishi

While Kenya evokes thoughts of world class marathon runners, Princeton University’s Kevin Manyara is the exception, instead opting for American football.

Growing up in Eldoret, a town known for internationally renowned long-distance runners in the Rift Valley Provi...

Mon, 11/3/2014 02:33 PM | By Mwakilishi

Lupita Nyong'o is one of Glamour magazine's Women of the Year.

That's no surprise to most people: The actress won an Oscar for "12 Years a Slave" this year and has been popping up on "best dressed" and "most beautiful" lists ever since.

Nevertheless, she tel...

Mon, 11/3/2014 09:07 AM | By Mwakilishi

It's up to Kenyans to exercise self discipline when looking for employment outside the country.

Labour cabinet Secretary Kazungu Kambi and Foreign Affairs secretary Amina Mohamed are asking Kenyans to help them in the war against rogue employment agencies by refrai...

Sun, 11/2/2014 09:13 AM | By Mwakilishi

A Kenyan expatriate in West Africa was among foreigners trying to flee Burkina Faso on Sunday after the situation became uncertain following the resignation of President Blaise Campaore on Friday.

Dr Julius Gatune got caught up in the chaos that rocked Burkina Faso...

Sat, 11/1/2014 03:50 PM | By Mwakilishi

Many Kenyans apply for the American Green Card every year hoping to go for greener pastures in the US.

However, the difficult part after winning the lottery is settling in a new place, in this case, America.

Notbeook's Chris Wamalwa talks to some Kenyans who...

Sat, 11/1/2014 01:57 PM | By Mwakilishi

A judge has sentenced the third and final teen involved in a brutal carjacking.

Leshaun Murray received a 50-year sentence with a requirement to serve at least 17 years on the two counts of first degree robbery.

Last year Murray, Terrance Cheeks, and Kenneth...

Featured Article

H.E. Ambassador Robinson Njeru Githae, Kenya’s new ambassador to the United States, formally presented his credentials to U.S. President Barack on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at an Ambassadors’ Credentialing Ceremony held at the Oval Office of the...

1967 reads

Featured Article

Early this week, a group of men pounced on a middle-aged woman and stripped her naked for allegedly being inappropriately dressed.

The incident which has since attracted the attention of the Director of Public Prosecution, Keriako Tobiko ha...

4088 reads

Featured Article

You know that things are thick when citizens living in the diaspora decide to intervene for wrongs committed in their countries in a bid to salvage a situation. The stripping incident not only affected women locally but also the Kenyan women who l...

6227 reads

Featured Article

US President Barack Obama on Thursday delivered a speech on the steps he will be taking on immigration using his executive authority. The president announced temporary relief from deportation of some undocumented immigrants - those who have lived...

2045 reads

SYNDICATED NEWS FEEDS

Aggregated Feeds