DIASPORA NEWS

Fri, 06/24/2016 11:46 AM | By Mwakilishi

Tottenham have completed the £11m signing of midfielder Victor Wanyama from Southampton on a five-year deal.

The move will see him reunited with Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino, who managed the 24-year-old Kenya captain during his spell as Saints manager.

Fri, 06/24/2016 08:55 AM | By Mwakilishi

Four Kenyan women have gone missing in Saudi Arabia after officials intercepted them on their way to the airport for deportation.

The four, who have been living in Saudi as domestic workers, had prior to their ‘disappearance’ reached out for help from Mombasa Count...

Wed, 06/22/2016 03:56 PM | By Mwakilishi

The Kenyan community in Baltimore, Maryland invites you to the “Annual Independence Day Celebration/Family Fun BBQ” on Saturday, July 2nd, 2016.

The family event takes place from 1pm to 7pm at Gunpowder Falls State Park, located at 7200 Graces Quarters Rd, Middle R...

Wed, 06/22/2016 01:05 AM | By Mwakilishi

Mohamud Warfa Hirsi is a long way from home. From a dusty Kenyan refugee camp, he has reached the sticky heat of the Caribbean, and his journey is not over.

The 27-year-old Somali has travelled nearly 13,000 kilometres (8,000 miles) from East Africa. His hoped-for...

Wed, 06/22/2016 12:10 AM | By Mwakilishi

A journey for greener pastures in South Sudan has turned into a nightmare for four Kenyans.

When they left Kenya to go and work for a small technology company in Africa’s youngest nation, Anthony Keya, Boniface Muriuki, Ravi Ghaghda and Anthony Mwadime never knew t...

Tue, 06/21/2016 04:40 PM | By Mwakilishi

A Kenyan has just landed a big job at one of the biggest film studios in the world.

Hezron Karanja has been appointed Vice President of Finance at Paramount Pictures Corporation. Karanja, who lives in California, has been with Paramount since 2007 starting as a Sr....

Tue, 06/21/2016 03:47 PM | By Mwakilishi

“Walk out of abusive marriages before things get worse,” is a message Nungari Muchai, a Kenyan woman in Washington gives to people who are victims of domestic violence.

Nungari, who was herself a victim of domestic violence which led to divorce, says people stay in...

Tue, 06/21/2016 08:32 AM | By Mwakilishi

Diaspora-backed Choice Microfinance Bank has unveiled a mobile app which allows Kenyans living in the US to send money back home for free directly to M-Pesa or a bank account.

The Android app dubbed Instapay does not levy users a fee and has a saving module where f...

Mon, 06/20/2016 11:36 AM | By Mwakilishi

The journey towards direct flights between Kenya and the US has reached the homestretch with the government opening up Jomo Kenyatta International airport for a final safety audit. Kenyans seeking to travel to the US for leisure and businessmen will, however, have to wait...

Sat, 06/18/2016 10:20 AM | By Mwakilishi

Barack Matite has an enviable record with the city of Eudora.

“I’ve been here four years and have been promoted every year,” he said.

Fri, 06/17/2016 08:28 AM | By Mwakilishi

All Kenyan embassies must bring all those in the diaspora together and identify their needs, President Uhuru Kenyatta has said.

Uhuru said the missions are also required to update the diaspora on important developments in Kenya.

Thu, 06/16/2016 06:35 PM | By Mwakilishi

The Kenya USA Diaspora SACCO extends to you a warm welcome to the 2016 Annual General Meeting, which will be held on Saturday, July 16th, 2016 in Baltimore, Maryland.

Venue: Embassy Suites by Hilton Hotel Baltimore at BWI Airport, located at 1300 Concourse Dr, Lint...

Wed, 06/15/2016 04:42 PM | By Mwakilishi

US First Lady Michelle Obama gave a special mention to Kenyan entrepreneur Ciiru Waithaka Waweru for her industriousness and innovation in a sector that has traditionally been a preserve of men.

A UK-trained interior architect, Ciiru has been at the forefront of en...

Wed, 06/15/2016 04:20 PM | By Mwakilishi

Elimu is glad to announce the opening of Elimu Driving School, the first Kenyan-owned driving school in Maryland.

Elimu Driving School, licensed and certified by Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration, is currently enrolling evening and weekend classes and offers th...

Wed, 06/15/2016 12:31 AM | By Mwakilishi

Diaspora remittances to Kenya stood at 143 million dollars in April 2016, the highest monthly inflow so far into the year.

With real estate being one of the best performing sectors in Kenya in the recent past, CNBC Africa's Charles Gitonga spoke to Gideon Ngure, Re...

Tue, 06/14/2016 08:35 AM | By Mwakilishi

Four Kenyans are among 16 people jailed in South Sudan on Monday after they were convicted of stealing Sh1.4 billion ($14 million) from President Salva Kiir’s office.

The convicted officials include the former chief administrator in the office of the president, May...

Mon, 06/13/2016 08:23 PM | By Mwakilishi

A Kenyan based in South Africa on Monday told the court how she was conned out of Sh400,000 by a man she met on Facebook.

Ms Mary Wangari Mwangi said Mr Nathan Ochieng introduced himself as one of Kenya’s youngest billionaires.

Sun, 06/12/2016 06:02 PM | By Mwakilishi

The High Court has declared that one cannot divorce in a foreign country, but remain married in the native land.

Justice William Musyoka declined to lift a divorce order that was issued by a US court, noting that it is binding locally.

Sun, 06/12/2016 02:02 PM | By Mwakilishi

A man is standing trial on the charge of drowning a compatriot by forcing his head in the sea waters. However, the 30-year-old Kenyan defendant claimed he was just playing and was under the influence of alcohol.

He denied a premeditated murder charge in the Court o...

Sun, 06/12/2016 09:30 AM | By Mwakilishi

Some may question why an Air Force general needs one personal chef, let alone a staff of three, but Tech. Sgt. Jennifer Medeiros is quick to defend why her work, cooking for the second-highest-ranking officer in the U.S. military, is important: "Food is a common ground fo...

Sat, 06/11/2016 07:30 PM | By Mwakilishi

Kenyan diplomats abroad are forced to pretend that they are not Kenyans so as not to bring shame to the country, a parliamentary committee was told.

That's because even with the country's big name as a result of the world-beating athletes, posh tourism sites and vi...

Sat, 06/11/2016 05:24 PM | By Mwakilishi

Kenyans in the diaspora continue to grapple with challenges that have seen most members either defrauded or lose confidence that they can actually invest in Kenya and get good returns.

A section of Kenyans abroad who greatly desire to invest at home, opt to rely on...

Sat, 06/11/2016 02:52 AM | By Mwakilishi

The Kenya Consulate in Los Angeles, US, is on the spot over the sacking of six local staff at the mission, only to “hurriedly” engage two non-citizens for the position of drivers.

In a baffling disclosure by Auditor General Edward Ouko, the Consul General, whose na...

Sat, 06/11/2016 02:24 AM | By Mwakilishi

Kenya’s missions and embassies abroad have lost Sh767 million collected from visas, consular fees and rental charges, according to an audit report on the Foreign Affairs ministry. However, the figure is just an estimation, states Auditor General Edward Ouko’s report for y...

Fri, 06/10/2016 08:03 PM | By Mwakilishi

Congratulations to Kenyan-born Millicent Mbua, RN, DNP, who recently earned her Doctorate of Nursing Practice. She works as an RN Case Manager for Wesley Homes At Home, the Medicare- and Medicaid-certified division of Wesley Homes Home Health. She has gone above and beyon...

Fri, 06/10/2016 04:13 PM | By Mwakilishi

Helva Matungulu took a wrong turn on campus one day as a freshman and walked into a new world. It was a life-altering case of lost-and-found.

In 2011, he left his home in Nairobi, Kenya, to study molecular biology at Western Carolina University, a few hours from an...

Fri, 06/10/2016 08:53 AM | By Mwakilishi

A family in Nyandarua wants the government to assist in investigating the death of their kin in Iceland.

The family from Gathanji village says Susan Mwihaki died under mysterious circumstances with reports suggesting she committed suicide.

Fri, 06/10/2016 08:32 AM | By Mwakilishi

A family in Githurai 45 wants the government to assist in tracing their daughter who has disappeared in Saudi Arabia.

Peter Mwangi says her daughter, Esther Muthoni, left the country two years ago after she got a job as a house help.

Thu, 06/9/2016 07:55 PM | By Mwakilishi

Kenyans in the diaspora have been urged to invest back home as there are many opportunities being offered in the 47 counties.

The Kenyan High Commissioner to Canada John Lenyasunya told the Kenyans living abroad the devolved unites provide equal opportunity for the...

Thu, 06/9/2016 07:39 PM | By Mwakilishi

The African presence in Dallas has largely gone unrecognized both culturally and socially; however, the African community has put forth great lengths to sustain their cultural heritage in the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex. Kelly Ochieng, also known as DJ Kelz, has been putti...

Thu, 06/9/2016 12:54 PM | By Mwakilishi

Wealthy Kenyans who have stashed cash abroad will get a blanket amnesty to repatriate the money tax-free, with no questions asked about the origin of such riches.

Treasury Secretary Henry Rotich granted the amnesty in his budget speech with the aim attracting Kenya...

Wed, 06/8/2016 03:13 PM | By Mwakilishi

The Kenya diaspora community in Dallas will for the second time hold a fundraising walk for Jane Mwangi. The event – Grand Finale for Jane Mwangi – will take place on Saturday June 11th at the Bachman Park in Dallas and seeks to raise an additional 50,000 dollars towards...

Wed, 06/8/2016 12:13 AM | By Mwakilishi

The Kenya Civil Aviation Authority says Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) has complied with safety and management reforms required to facilitate direct flight to the US.

The agency’s director general Gilbert Kibe said the Federal Aviation Administration’s...

Tue, 06/7/2016 05:17 PM | By Mwakilishi

A Nairobi man is appealing for Sh3 million to bring back his family that is stranded in India where one of his daughters had gone for a liver transplant.

Benson Wanjau Muchoki from Umoja estate says his two daughters and wife are stranded in India after a successfu...

Mon, 06/6/2016 08:17 PM | By Mwakilishi

Francis Mwangi, a sophomore studying actuarial science at Georgia State University, is one of over 250 American undergraduate students from 140 colleges and universities across the U.S. selected to receive the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, spon...

Mon, 06/6/2016 08:02 PM | By Mwakilishi

Prosecutors lost their appeal against a worker, who will have to spend three months in jail for raping his friend in his car although she had pardoned him.

The 28-year-old Kenyan worker, W.M., dined and had liquor with his 24-year-old countrywoman friend before he...

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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 Stude...

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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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A Kenyan has just landed a big job at one of the biggest film studios in the world.

Hezron Karanja has been appointed Vice President of Finance at Paramount Pictures Corporation. Karanja, who lives in California, has been with Paramount sin...

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