DIASPORA NEWS

Fri, 05/27/2016 08:51 AM | By Mwakilishi

Comedian Eric Omondi on Thursday evening landed a rare opportunity to be hosted by Oscar winning Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong’o at her New York home.

Omondi, who once brought a Lupita look-alike to one of his comedy shows, shared the moment on Instagram captioning i...

Thu, 05/26/2016 11:42 PM | By Mwakilishi

The US Kenya Diaspora Investment Tour 2016, a tour that offers investment opportunities to Kenyans living in the US, will commence on May 27th and end on June 6th. The tour is organized by the Kenya Professional Realtors Association (KPRA) in conjunction with The Kenya Em...

Thu, 05/26/2016 04:48 PM | By Mwakilishi

Popular Kenyan DJ Crème de la Crème landed at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport on Tuesday, all hyped to entertain Kenyans in the DFW area over Memorial Day weekend. US Customs and Border Protection officials however had other news for him. On arrival at the port of...

Thu, 05/26/2016 03:35 PM | By Mwakilishi

Kevin Onyona, chef and owner of Swahili Village, is convinced he has been losing customers because of his address on Baltimore Avenue in Beltsville, Maryland. The problem isn't limited to the Kenyan restaurant's unfortunate location, which is situated behind a Shell gas s...

Thu, 05/26/2016 02:49 PM | By Mwakilishi

The Kenya Diaspora Alliance (KDA) has called upon the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Chairman Ahmed Issack Hassan and other commissioners and staff named in the chickengate scandal to step aside and allow for investigations to restore confidence an...

Thu, 05/26/2016 10:52 AM | By Mwakilishi

Popular Kenyan deejay, Creme De La Creme, has found himself in the thick of things in the USA.

The award-winning spin doctor was a really excited chap as he geared up to his performance in Dallas, Texas, next month.

Thu, 05/26/2016 12:26 AM | By Mwakilishi

African diplomats in New Delhi are set to boycott an event organised by the Indian government to protest what they called renewed “racism and Afro-phobia” against African students.

In a protest to the Indian government, the envoys argued they will not attend the Af...

Wed, 05/25/2016 11:11 AM | By Mwakilishi

An illegal migrant with a long criminal history has brutally murdered a 54-year-old woman on a Vienna street while she was on her way to work.

News headlines in Austria Wednesday morning were focused on one topic, the brutal killing of a 54-year-old woman by an ill...

Tue, 05/24/2016 03:06 PM | By Mwakilishi

Long before the aspiring musician signed his first record contract, Mark Mbogo moved with his family to U.S. when he was 9 years old.

Born in Kenya, he was a big Michael Jackson fan early on.

He said his love for music started at his church in Kenya when he...

Tue, 05/24/2016 01:57 PM | By Mwakilishi

For the commencement ceremony held on May 19th, the 2016 graduating class of the Philip Merrill College of Journalism selected Kenyan-American Jessie Karangu as their student speaker.

Jessie delivered a rousing speech that received a standing ovation from the gradu...

Mon, 05/23/2016 10:03 PM | By Mwakilishi

Celebrating Womens Empowerment... Njambi Gishuru helps ‎African Immigrants start and run businesses through the Starzone program ran by Highline College in Des Moines, WA where she serves as a coach and ‎mentor. She is also the founder and director of Kenyan Women Associa...

Mon, 05/23/2016 02:35 AM | By Mwakilishi

Two Kenyan students were among the top innovators in the just concluded 2016 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Arizona, USA. Mansi Apte and Vishal Vekaria, both Year 10 (Form Three) students at the Shree Cutchi Leva Patel Samaj School in Nairobi West won...

Sun, 05/22/2016 05:52 PM | By Mwakilishi

Dr. Bonyo S. Bonyo feels like he has two homes.

The first is Akron, where he lives with his wife, Sharon, and six children and runs his family medical practice on Vernon Odom Boulevard.

The second is Masara — the village in western Kenya where he was born, w...

Sun, 05/22/2016 04:45 PM | By Mwakilishi

In a trend where Kenyan men are getting married to other men in countries whose laws allow it, a Nakuru man has tied the knot to his American mathematics professor.

Mr Ben Gitau, 33, and Mr Steve Damelin got married at Ann Arbor, Michigan in the US on Saturday afte...

Sat, 05/21/2016 11:17 AM | By Mwakilishi

A former director at Sheppard Pratt Health Systems and her husband were sentenced to federal prison time and ordered to pay $2.7 million restitution for a billing scam, prosecutors said.

U.S. District Judge James K. Bredar sentenced Lyneth Nyabiosi, 50, the directo...

Sat, 05/21/2016 10:43 AM | By Mwakilishi

At the University of Hartford commencement Sunday, faculty and speakers warned the roughly 1,000 graduating students of a crossroads they might soon face.

Sat, 05/21/2016 09:06 AM | By Mwakilishi

UNiKK, a dance group comprising 15 young Kenyan, has qualified to represent country at this year’s The World Hip Hop Dance Championship in Las Vegas, Nevada USA in August (3rd-15th).

According to Kennedy Makau, the group leader and founding member, UniKK is the fir...

Sat, 05/21/2016 02:10 AM | By Mwakilishi

Kenya United Nations Ambassador Macharia Kamau was appointed on Friday as one of two UN special envoys on El Niño and climate.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon also named former president of Ireland Mary Robinson to the newly created post.

Fri, 05/20/2016 08:09 PM | By Mwakilishi

After coming to India and learning about attacks on African students in Bengaluru, 29-year-old Himaya from Kenya, pursuing her graduate degree at a college in Yelahanka, was extremely cautious. She even hired a trusted auto driver to ferry her around. Despite this, she go...

Fri, 05/20/2016 07:07 PM | By Mwakilishi

Jeff Koinange, one of Kenya’s most renowned Kenyan journalists and host of ‘Jeff Koinange Live’ TV show, is currently in the US.

As part of his trip to the US, Jeff will be taping his popular show in Gaithersburg, Maryland on Saturday, May 21st at 10:30am. This is...

Fri, 05/20/2016 12:24 PM | By Mwakilishi

Kenyans living in Canada have planned to award outstanding youths in different fields, as part of this year’s Madaraka Day celebrations.

The inaugural Madaraka Day Youth Awards ceremony is expected to be presided over by officials from the Kenyan High Commission in...

Wed, 05/18/2016 09:01 PM | By Mwakilishi

The man who slammed into Massachusetts State Police Trooper Thomas Clardy's cruiser, causing the trooper's death, has been charged with manslaughter after authorities say he was high on marijuana and speeding at the time of the crash.

David Njuguna, 30, of Webster,...

Wed, 05/18/2016 09:58 AM | By Mwakilishi

Fast-rising Kenyan singer and poet Sylvia Barasa aka Rawbeena is attracting tremendous attention in Europe thanks to her music.

The young but talented artiste has mastered to blend poetry into real acoustic sound that translates to her new art of music.

Wed, 05/18/2016 01:18 AM | By Mwakilishi

The Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) have released the new Skilled Occupations List (SOL) for 2016-17.

This list will come into effect from 1st July, 2016.

Tue, 05/17/2016 03:39 PM | By Mwakilishi

Legal action has been dropped against the notorious Kingdom Church in Camberwell, which previously faced fines from the council for its noisy mid-night sermons.

The church and its leader, Bishop Climate Irungu Wiseman (pictured), had been fined £7,500 after Southwa...

Mon, 05/16/2016 11:19 AM | By Mwakilishi

Faith and Grace Worship Center in Baltimore, Maryland invites you to Cultural Sunday on June 5th, 2016. H.E. Robinson Githae, Kenyan Ambassador to the U.S. will be the Special Guest of Honor.

Theme: Jer. 17:7 – But Blessed is the one who trusts in the LORD, whose c...

Sun, 05/15/2016 02:31 PM | By Mwakilishi

Kenya has taken yet another step to securing direct flights to the United States with the tabling in Parliament of a Bill that addresses key concerns such as security and the independence of the aviation sector regulator.

The Civil Aviation Amendment Bill, sponsore...

Fri, 05/13/2016 01:51 PM | By Mwakilishi

Waves of Joy International Ministries, together with their Pillars invite you to a 3-Day conference to celebrate their 2nd anniversary.

The conference will take place June 10th – 12th in Beltsville, Maryland.

- Hosts: Minister Sam Kariuki...

Fri, 05/13/2016 09:18 AM | By Mwakilishi

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Thu, 05/12/2016 04:42 PM | By Mwakilishi

Here's how dictionaries tend to define a dreamer: one who lives in a world of fantasy; one who is impractical and unrealistic; a person whose ideas or projects are considered audacious or highly speculative; someone guided more by ideals than by practical considerations....

Thu, 05/12/2016 12:53 PM | By Mwakilishi

“I said I was going to transact my business of teaching very differently,” stated Klein Oak [in Spring, Texas] biology teacher Albert Kisangi. “I took my summer break to do a lot of intense reading and to reflect on how I was going to conduct my learning environment.”

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Thu, 05/12/2016 09:47 AM | By Mwakilishi

Dr Jerono Phylis Rotich, a native of Kenya and professor at North Carolina A&T State University, has received two awards for her outstanding leadership.

At a Gala event held on April 20, 2016, the North Carolina A&T University Student Organizations presente...

Tue, 05/10/2016 04:42 PM | By Mwakilishi

A Kenyan man who has been held at the U.S. base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, since 2007 made his first appearance Tuesday before a review board deciding whether he can be released from custody.

Mohammed Abdul Malik Bajabu spoke by video-link from the base to Periodic R...

Tue, 05/10/2016 12:02 PM | By Mwakilishi

A Kenyan man, James Waweru Thotho was shot on Thursday May 5th in Houston Texas. It was a robbery at gun point and he was shot twice, in the chest and on the neck. James is conscious but he is paralyzed from chest down.

He is Currently admitted at Herman Memorial H...

Tue, 05/10/2016 11:23 AM | By Mwakilishi

A Kenyan pastor in the United States has won a global award for her efforts to fight HIV/AIDS in Kenya.

Rev Anne Kiome-Gatobu, who lectures at Asbury Theological Seminary in North Carolina, received the United Methodist Global AIDS Leadership Awards on Monday in Po...

Mon, 05/9/2016 08:43 AM | By Mwakilishi

The 6th of May was not a usual night in Dubai. Kenyans living in the emirates converged at the Spree club based at the Royal Ascott hotel in Dubai for the much anticipated KEDIA awards. The awards were meant to recognise outstanding personalities and companies and also cr...

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Petty Officer 1st Class Frida Karani, a Navy culinary specialist and 2016’s Armed Forces Chef of the Year, has a secret: she doesn’t like a kitchen that’s too peaceful.

The enlisted aide to the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff ear...

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“Wanjugu the Global Citizen”, a Kenyan in the Diaspora and the owner of the popular Youtube channel “Demystifying the Diaspora” addresses the issue of mental health in the Kenyan Diaspora community.

In the video below, Wanjugu discusses the...

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Starting March 15th, 2016, USA Permanent Residents visiting or transiting through Canada by air will be required to have an eTA (Electronic Travel Authorization) prior to traveling.

The new requirement only applies to visa-exempt foreign na...

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Why are Kenyans in the US isolating themselves from their own community, living like loners and sometimes even dying without anyone knowing about it?

A fellow Kenyan has some sound advice for you in the video below:

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