DIASPORA NEWS

Wed, 07/29/2015 07:59 PM | By Mwakilishi

A Seattle family's journey to save their young daughter who suffers from a severe form of sickle cell anemia has taken many heartbreaking turns.

Joey Onchiri was diagnosed with sickle cell anemia when she was just an infant. It's a blood disorder that can lead to l...

Wed, 07/29/2015 02:56 PM | By Mwakilishi

Kenya’s permanent representative to the United Nations was on Tuesday night feted for his exemplary contribution to global environmental diplomacy.

Mr Macharia Kamau received the 2014 Elizabeth Haub gold medal during an event attended by the UN Secretary General Ba...

Tue, 07/28/2015 09:29 AM | By Mwakilishi

Kenyans living abroad sent $754 million back home in remittances during the first half of this year, 9.2 per cent higher than the same period last year, the central bank said on Tuesday.

Remittances are a leading source of foreign exchange along with exports like f...

Mon, 07/27/2015 08:49 PM | By Mwakilishi

I went to America when I was very young. I remember wearing shoes for the first time on my way to the Embakasi Airport. They were small and very uncomfortable but I couldn’t tell anyone.

I studied for a Bachelor of science degree in geophysics, with a major in geot...

Sun, 07/26/2015 12:00 PM | By Mwakilishi

The Kenya Diaspora Special Homecoming Conference which was to take place on Monday July 27 has been moved to Saturday August 1st, 2015. This has been necessitated by difficulties of movement and communication due to President Obama's visit of Kenya. The conference is bein...

Sat, 07/25/2015 05:35 PM | By Mwakilishi

US President Barack Obama has assured his host President Uhuru Kenyatta that his government is finalising plans to introduce direct flights to the United States.

President Obama says his bilateral talks with host President Kenyatta were mainly centred on deepening...

Wed, 07/22/2015 12:39 PM | By Mwakilishi

Kenyans living in diaspora advocate for political offices despite their dual citizenship

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Wed, 07/22/2015 11:55 AM | By Mwakilishi

Nation Media Group and Equity Bank have launched an electronic paper mobile application to boost diaspora investments.

The NMGEquity ePaper platform enables the two corporates work together in reaching out to their target groups for news and banking products.

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Tue, 07/21/2015 05:21 PM | By Mwakilishi

Dondosa singer Christian Longomba has successfully undergone surgery to remove a brain tumour, his family has reported.

Christian, who is based in the United States, suffered a seizure on May 18th 2015. Paramedics rushed him to hospital where he was diagnosed with...

Tue, 07/21/2015 01:56 AM | By Mwakilishi

Kenyans in diaspora intend to file a constitutional petition to repeal sections of the constitution which bars Kenyans with dual citizenship from holding State offices.

The Kenya Movement for Democracy and Justice (KMDJ) argued that Article 78(2) of the Kenya Const...

Tue, 07/21/2015 01:05 AM | By Mwakilishi

The fight for a share of the diaspora inflows market in Kenya is set to intensify with a new company opening its doors to customers. Continental Money has unveiled an online money transfer service that operates round-the-clock.

“We offer an unprecedented convenienc...

Mon, 07/20/2015 11:22 AM | By Mwakilishi

By the time they were crossing the Atlantic heading to the US in early spring this year, Sauti Sol’s breakout song, Sura Yako was already a hit among the Kenyan community in the US. The song, done mostly in Kiswahili, was enjoying unparalleled airplay in clubs, pre-weddin...

Sun, 07/19/2015 10:02 AM | By Mwakilishi

A businessman who was among the 302 persons appointed to various boards of state corporations is a fugitive wanted in the United States.

It has now emerged that Bootsy Musyoka Mutiso, appointed to Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) carried in a Special Issue of the Ken...

Sat, 07/18/2015 09:05 PM | By Mwakilishi

As it prepares for the 2017 General Election, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) is grappling with the herculean task of registering an estimated three million Kenyan voters in the diaspora.

The headache arises from the fact that about 80 pe...

Sat, 07/18/2015 11:24 AM | By Mwakilishi

The UK Government is investigating allegations that a Kenyan woman irregularly obtained asylum in the United Kingdom.

In a letter addressed to Mr Ali Omar, outgoing British envoy to Kenya Dr Christian Turner assured him that relevant authorities are investigating h...

Fri, 07/17/2015 05:13 PM | By Mwakilishi

An association representing Kenyans working abroad now wants the Government to be pro-active in protecting its citizens in the Middle East.

Diaspora Welfare Association Chairman David Njogu asked the Government to formulate policies that will address working condit...

Fri, 07/17/2015 12:45 PM | By Mwakilishi

There is a traumatising porn clip doing the rounds featuring a black girl and two white men.

In the four-minute clip, which has caused an online uproar, Laura Imali, a Kenyan, is shown being sexually abused by two white men.

Laura appears to be in pain as sh...

Fri, 07/17/2015 11:06 AM | By Mwakilishi

A local real estate investment firms has moved to tap the Kenyan diaspora in the US.

Cytonn Investments Management Friday announced the establishment of its US based affiliate company to deliver real estate solutions to Kenyans living in the diaspora.

Dubbed...

Wed, 07/15/2015 04:14 PM | By Mwakilishi

Kenyans in the UK gathered for a memorial service of Linzie Mumbi Ngarari, a 22 year old Kenyan, who passed away after a short illness on Monday 29th June, 2015 in Birmingham, UK.

She is daughter to Eliezer Njue Ngarari, Nakuru County Government Director of Procure...

Wed, 07/15/2015 03:14 PM | By Mwakilishi

Bharti Airtel and IDT Corporation, an American remittance company, have signed a deal that will allow Kenyans in the diaspora to directly send money through Airtel’s mobile money transfer service.

IDT Corporation, through its international money transfer service Bo...

Sun, 07/12/2015 07:30 PM | By Mwakilishi

The Higher Education Loans Board (Helb) is set to hire representatives to track down loan defaulters abroad in its latest bid to boost collections from past graduates.

The team – HELB Brand Ambassadors – to be recruited on part time contracts and paid on commission...

Sun, 07/12/2015 02:47 PM | By Mwakilishi

A man indicted by a grand jury for first degree murder is wanted by police.

The Roanoke Police Department said officers are looking for Jamal D. Daniels, 26, of Seneca, South Carolina. He was indicted for the murder of Geoffrey M. Ndwiga.

The grand jury also...

Sun, 07/12/2015 01:52 PM | By Mwakilishi

Beverly Munga is among many young people whose dream is to get the best education, get a good paying job and of course, live happily ever after.

She was privileged to go and study Law in the UK and after eight years, came back with a Masters of Art Degree in Law....

Sat, 07/11/2015 10:43 AM | By Mwakilishi

Dr Cathy Mwangi has been appointed CEO and Principal Investigator of mHealth Kenya, a mobile health technologies and solutions provider.

Prior to joining, mHealth Kenya, Dr Mwangi, had been working with CDC Foundation as the Country Director for more than 4 years....

Fri, 07/10/2015 10:30 PM | By Mwakilishi

Kenyans in the Diaspora who are traveling home for the Global Entrepreneurial Summit (GES 2015), will hold a conference on Monday July 27 in Nairobi, a day after the global event.

Organized by the International Confederation of Kenyan Diaspora Organizations (ICKDO)...

Thu, 07/9/2015 03:51 PM | By Mwakilishi

For many years now Kenyans have wanted to get access to the developed countries in order to get better lives ,this despite stringent laws put in place by the developed countries on acquiring visas and work permits. But To what extent can one go to became a citizen of a de...

Thu, 07/9/2015 02:52 PM | By Mwakilishi

A group of governors and some MCAs from the Rift Valley are travelling to the US to attend key investment and social forums.

Uasin Gishu Governor Jackson Mandago said they will be in the US for a week, hosted by members of the Kalenjin community and other groups....

Thu, 07/9/2015 01:21 PM | By Mwakilishi

A team from the BBC show Pop Up will be heading to Kenya later this month, ahead of President Obama’s trip to attend the 2015 GES. While in Kenya, the team would like to film several episodes on various topics.

They are seeking ideas of stories they should cover in...

Wed, 07/8/2015 03:09 PM | By Mwakilishi

South Africa’s top immigration officials are expected in Nairobi in the next three weeks to review bilateral visa rules that could pave the way for issuance of free passes at major airports from September.

Foreign Affairs secretary Amina Mohamed said the South Afri...

Tue, 07/7/2015 11:11 PM | By Mwakilishi

The International Confederation of Kenyan Diaspora Organizations (ICKDO) has announced an Entrepreneurship and Innovation Contest for Kenyan.

Under the auspices of the Kenya Entrepreneurial and Innovation Project (KEIP) , the contest seeks proposals that promote in...

Mon, 07/6/2015 07:17 PM | By Mwakilishi

A Kenyan government official is the recipient of this year’s prestigious Gilbert S. Omenn (PhD) student award for academic excellence conferred on him by a US university.

Dr Peter Cherutich, a deputy director of medical services in the Ministry of Health who was pu...

Mon, 07/6/2015 03:05 PM | By Mwakilishi

MPs want President Uhuru Kenyatta to put on the agenda the issue of direct flights to the US during his forthcoming meeting with President Barack Obama.

National Assembly Transport Committee member Maina Kamanda said on Monday that direct flights from Kenya to the...

Mon, 07/6/2015 12:25 PM | By Mwakilishi

Kenyans in the US will be protected from double taxation, the Kenyan ambassador to the US, Mr Robinson Githae, has said.

Mr Githae said he understood the concerns of Kenyans in the US after a provision of a federal law requiring US citizens and permanent residents...

Sun, 07/5/2015 02:05 PM | By Mwakilishi

Police late last night arrested a Kenyan man at Phuket Airport after suspecting him of using a fake passport to illegally enter the kingdom with more than 4,500 pills of pharmaceuticals on his person.

The man, answering to the name typed into the passport, Josphat...

Sat, 07/4/2015 05:15 PM | By Mwakilishi

Stima Savings and Credit Co-operative Society Limited (Stima Sacco) is a leading Kenyan, fast growing and licensed DTS (Deposit Taking Sacco) with an asset base of Kshs17.6 billion and a membership of 45,000.

Stima Sacco's vision is to be a market leader in the pro...

Fri, 07/3/2015 05:23 PM | By Mwakilishi

Kenyans abroad sent home Sh12.8 billion in May, a 7.6 per cent increase from the Sh11.9 billion that was remitted in a similar period in 2014, new Central Bank data released Friday shows.

A month earlier in April 2015, remittance inflows stood at Sh12.3 billion. “T...

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A new agreement has been signed between Kenya and the United States increasing Visa validity period for Kenyans travelling to the US to five years.

This will be welcome news to students, temporary visitors, business people and tourists trav...

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Tax filing season just got more interesting now that a new law, the Federal Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), has kicked in. The law requires banks to report foreign accounts held by Americans. This law was aimed at preventing fat cats from chea...

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Watch aggregated videos here, updated hourly, surrounding US President Barack Obama’s trip to Kenya.

President Obama is expected to jet into the country, for the first time as US president, some time on Friday.

He will be in the coun...

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Beverly Munga is among many young people whose dream is to get the best education, get a good paying job and of course, live happily ever after.

She was privileged to go and study Law in the UK and after eight years, came back with a Master...

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