DIASPORA NEWS

Sat, 12/20/2014 03:25 AM | By Mwakilishi

1. ‘The American Scream’

Most Kenyans go overseas with lofty dreams inspired by movie story lines, but after crossing the Atlantic or Mediterranean, reality dawns. For those in the US, the American Dream turns into the ‘American Scream’ for they st...

Fri, 12/19/2014 12:59 AM | By Mwakilishi

A British teenager who smeared racist graffiti on items at a memorial of a Kenyan boy in the UK was on Thursday sentenced to two years in jail.

James Coleman, 18, and his accomplice, a minor, had painted messages of the Ku Klux Klan (KKK), a Swastika and other raci...

Thu, 12/18/2014 04:37 PM | By Mwakilishi

A microfinance institution (MFI) backed by a group of Kenyans living in the US has engaged a former Equity Bank manager as chief executive and an ex-international banker as her deputy.

Choice Microfinance Bank, currently in formation, has appointed Lydiah Maingi Ma...

Thu, 12/18/2014 01:37 AM | By Mwakilishi

The allure of leaving Kenya to reside in Europe or the US is a bug that bites young people quite aggressively.

But if they knew the reality of living in these foreign lands, most would shelve the lofty ideas of paradise in developed countries.

Despite these...

Wed, 12/17/2014 08:59 PM | By Mwakilishi

When the world met in Asuncion Paraguay for the sixth Global Peace Convention (GPC) recently, Kenya once again left its mark as the land of great achievers, and those of us who were fortunate to be in what South Americans prefer to call “The Mother City” walked tall with...

Wed, 12/17/2014 08:43 PM | By Mwakilishi

A Kenyan teen was killed on Sunday morning after he crashed into a traffic signal pole in Irvine California.

Michael Kwabi, 18, of Irvine, was killed when his Infinity Q45 struck a signal pole just before 7am at the intersection of Orchard Hills and Wolf Trail. Det...

Tue, 12/16/2014 12:54 PM | By Mwakilishi

Police say a future priest was shot after volunteering to serve the homeless in Milwaukee.

38-year-old Simon Muema is a first-year Salvatorian candidate who will eventually join the Seminary to become a priest. He had volunteered at a downtown Milwaukee meal progra...

Sun, 12/14/2014 09:47 AM | By Mwakilishi

A 29-year-old student is stranded in Cuba for lack of money for air ticket to return home.

Zena Ana Mohamed, went to Cuba after securing a scholarship to study psychology at Martzas University, but has been living as a refugee since she completed her studies last y...

Fri, 12/12/2014 07:47 PM | By Mwakilishi

Christmas season is here, the time for long lost Kenyans to return home for the holidays. Some have been in the Diaspora for almost a year, others for years, they all come to spend the festive season with their families. You will recognise them by their fresh faces, big h...

Fri, 12/12/2014 11:32 AM | By Mwakilishi

A decade ago, Kenyans woke up to shocking news. More than 125 people in Eastern Kenya had lost their lives after consuming maize contaminated with a poisonous substance known as aflatoxin.

For one young scientist at the Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (Kari),...

Fri, 12/12/2014 08:42 AM | By Mwakilishi

One the 16 Kenyan women who have been stranded in Libya since November has died.

She is understood to have been ailing for some time, according to her colleagues.

The women have been trying to leave Libya through a neighbouring country since the airport in T...

Thu, 12/11/2014 11:48 AM | By Mwakilishi

Many Kenyans living in Belgium will miss the 2014 Jamhuri Day celebrations after the Kenyan embassy announced its move to a smaller venue due to budgetary and logistical constraints.

"Jamhuri Day celebrations will be held at the ACP House which has a maximum capaci...

Sun, 12/7/2014 02:51 PM | By Mwakilishi

A Kenyan family living in Seattle, Washington is searching for a bone marrow donor for their daughter Joey.

Sun, 12/7/2014 10:06 AM | By Mwakilishi

The family of Timothy Majanja, the Kenyan man stranded in the USA was appealing to the government to help them either bring Majanja home or travel to the USA.

This was after Majanja was reported to be critically ill and in need of kidney surgery.
 

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Sat, 12/6/2014 10:29 AM | By Mwakilishi

Teresia Wairimu Evangelistic Ministry (TWEM) invites you to the Dallas Meeting on Sunday, December 21st, 2014 at 5pm.

Venue:
Embassy Suites Dalls (DFW International Airport South)
4650 West Airport Freeway
Irving, TX 75062

For more informatio...

Fri, 12/5/2014 11:44 AM | By Mwakilishi

A unique corruption case which the government wanted heard in Kenya's embassy in the US has come to a close, with the accused civil servant acquitted.

Engineer Livingstone Ngare, the project manager of the Kenya government and World Bank-funded Kenya Urban Transpor...

Thu, 12/4/2014 01:33 PM | By Mwakilishi

The government has called off the much publicised Kenya Diaspora Conference which had been scheduled to take place on Dec 18th to Dec 19th at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC) citing lack of adequate time to prepare for the event.

 

Sp...

Wed, 12/3/2014 02:54 PM | By Mwakilishi

A 67-year-old homeless Kenyan, who wanted to return home after 46 years in North America, has been hospitalised in Atlanta, Georgia, in the United States.

Sources at Grady Memorial Hospital in downtown Atlanta told the Nation on Tuesday night that Mr Timothy Majanj...

Wed, 12/3/2014 11:20 AM | By Mwakilishi

Heading home for the holidays later this month? Don’t miss this year’s 254OPEN Golf Experience on Friday December 19, 2014 at Karen Country Club …Kenya's Premier Diaspora and Returnee Golf & Networking Event!

All Diaspora, Returnees and Friends are invited for...

Tue, 12/2/2014 04:17 PM | By Mwakilishi

By Vuyo T. Dunjwa - Worcester, MA: Family and friends bid farewell to iconic Professor Raphael Joseph Njoroge of Mang’u, Kenya over the weekend. They paid their last respects to the 75 year old academic, celebrating a life well lived, a life dedicated to the service of ot...

Mon, 12/1/2014 11:48 AM | By Mwakilishi

The Embassy of the Republic of Kenya in Washington, DC will be carrying out a National Identity (ID) card registration exercise in Oakland, California on Saturday, December 6th, 2014 and Sunday, December 7th, 2014.

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

Sun, 11/30/2014 02:44 PM | By Mwakilishi

A priest is now dead after a major collision with a Knutsford Express bus Thursday evening on the Melrose Bypass.

Dead is Kenyan Roman Catholic priest Joseph Waweru, of Santa Cruz in St Elizabeth.

According to police reports, about 8 p.m. the bus was travell...

Sat, 11/29/2014 04:25 PM | By Mwakilishi

When John Muruiki needs to buy milk and bread, he sneaks out of his single bedroom flat in London to the nearest shop furtively looking behind his shoulder to see if he is being followed by police officers.

John, 29, has overstayed his student visa since 2007 and s...

Sat, 11/29/2014 04:14 PM | By Mwakilishi

Kenya has signed an agreement that will help record the amount of money sent into the country by citizens living abroad, reduce remittance transfer costs and enable beneficiaries to be included in the financial system.

At the Kenya School of Monetary Studies yester...

Fri, 11/28/2014 02:46 PM | By Mwakilishi

Many young Kenyans dream of a rosy life working abroad, especially in the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia. But while many distressed women have narrated their ordeals at the hands of crude Saudi and other Arab employers, men have always kept quiet, until now. Stephe...

Fri, 11/28/2014 02:54 AM | By Mwakilishi

The Saudi Embassy in Nairobi Wednesday defended the country’s human rights records saying most of the domestic workers who claimed to have been mistreated had violated employment laws.

Thu, 11/27/2014 03:05 PM | By Mwakilishi

Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua and his estranged wife are embroiled in a custody dispute over their three children who are living in Australia.

The governor dragged his wife Ms Josephine Thitu Maundu to court Thursday seeking her to be compelled to return their thr...

Thu, 11/27/2014 11:34 AM | By Mwakilishi

Twenty seven-year-old Ann Njeri says she is lucky to be back home and happy to be alive.

The mother of two from Eldoret regrets travelling to Saudi Arabia with the hope of getting a good job to take care of her family. Within two months overseas, she got forlorn an...

Wed, 11/26/2014 03:57 PM | By Mwakilishi

Kenya’s apex bank said on Wednesday that remittance inflows to the country increased by 18.6 percent to 127.4 million U.S. dollars in September from 107.5 million dollars in the same period in 2013.

The Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) said in a statement issued in Nair...

Wed, 11/26/2014 12:05 PM | By Mwakilishi

On the occasion of the 51st anniversary of the independence of the Republic of Kenya, H.E Robinson Njeru Githae, Kenya’s ambassador to the US, requests the pleasure of your company at a reception to be held on Friday, December 12, 2014 from 6pm to 8pm at Kenya House in Po...

Tue, 11/25/2014 02:19 PM | By Mwakilishi

Kenyan midfielder Victor Wanyama was burgled while playing for Southampton during their match with Aston Villa on Monday evening.

A black Range Rover, worth around £60,000, three televisions and around 30 pairs of shoes were among the items stolen.

Police ha...

Tue, 11/25/2014 12:23 PM | By Mwakilishi

Bruce and Ian Kamau fell in love with soccer while watching the 1998 World Cup huddled around a TV in Kenya.

Inspired by the exploits of their heroes, the brothers would take to Nairobi’s streets to play scratch matches with mates into the night.

“That was h...

Sat, 11/22/2014 01:06 PM | By Mwakilishi

The mother to Alfred Mugo, a Kenyan who died about two weeks ago in an Atlanta hospital, is appealing to well wishers to come to her aid as she raises funds to ship her son’s body home.

At the time of his death, Mr Mugo did not have family members or relatives in t...

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...

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

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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...

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A British blogger has characterized Kenyans as lazy and non-progressive compare to our East African neighbors. ‘Mzungu MKenya’ says he has been traveling the the East African region frequently for the ten years, but says that in those ten...

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