DIASPORA NEWS

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...

Fri, 07/3/2015 06:13 AM | By Mwakilishi

Optiven Ltd, a leading Real Estate company in Kenya, is one of the exhibitors at the Kenya Diaspora Homes Expo taking place in Dallas, Texas on July 4th and 5th. Please stop by their booth for the showcase of their currently available properties.

Optiven, overall w...

Fri, 07/3/2015 03:15 AM | By Mwakilishi

The Kenyan envoy to the US has urged Kenyans living in the US to borrow money from banking institutions in the United States and invest in Kenya.

Speaking to the Nation by phone from Washington, DC Ambassador Robinson Githae said loan interest rates in the US are a...

Fri, 07/3/2015 03:08 AM | By Mwakilishi

The enthusiasm with which Oscar winner and Hollywood darling Lupita Nyong’o speaks about her works in the pipeline should leave movie enthusiasts counting days to release dates.

But it is perhaps the nostalgia in her voice and the glint in her eyes that put in pers...

Thu, 07/2/2015 08:10 PM | By Mwakilishi

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 cheating and transferring mon...

Thu, 07/2/2015 05:13 PM | By Mwakilishi

 Kenyan residing in the US has accused a private developer of grabbing her piece of land valued at Sh30 million in Tassia, Embakasi.

Jane Waigure has told Justice Pauline Nyamweya that she bought the piece of land from Falcon Properties Ltd in 2010 and a title...

Thu, 07/2/2015 10:16 AM | By Mwakilishi

Choice Microfinance Bank unveils the bank's attractive wide range of Products to the diaspora market in tour to meet Kenyans living in the U.S.

Choice Microfinance Bank has kicked off a tour to woo Kenyans living in the U.S. to open savings and loans products at th...

Wed, 07/1/2015 08:41 PM | By Mwakilishi

Come midnight tonight, July 2, 2015, major changes in Kenya’s visa policy will come into place. Unlike in the past when many nationalities were able to get their visa on arrival in Nairobi or Mombasa, intending visitors will now have to apply for an e-Visa in advance, wit...

Wed, 07/1/2015 05:01 PM | By Mwakilishi

Four-time national champion Anthony Rotich was named the Conference USA Male Athlete of the Year as announced by commissioner Britton Banowsky on Wednesday.

The ten-time All-American is the only athlete in the history of Conference USA to be named Athlete of the Ye...

Wed, 07/1/2015 03:35 PM | By Mwakilishi

A Manchester, NH man was sentenced to 40 years to life in prison for the murder of Randi Huntley of Danville on June 1, 2010.

Jackson Mwangi, 28, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in June in Rockingham County Superior Court, which allowed him to avoid trial an...

Wed, 07/1/2015 12:35 AM | By Mwakilishi

Two Kenyans have put Kenya on the global map once again after they were listed among world’s 100 most influential people in promoting biotechnology.

Africa Harvest founder and CEO Dr Florence Wambugu and Prof Calestous Juma of Harvard University were recognised by...

Tue, 06/30/2015 08:44 PM | By Mwakilishi

A Kenyan man was found dead of gunshot wounds on Monday morning in a motel room in Roanoke, Virginia.

Police say the body of Geoffrey Ndwiga, 37,  was found in Rodeway Inn room by a maid around 11 Monday.

Mon, 06/29/2015 11:59 AM | By Mwakilishi

Jeremiah Ndegwa Karanja used to arrive at Lowell High School early in the morning to run three or four miles with his track teammates before the school day began. It wasn't a requirement, but it showed his drive to improve at the sport and bring his workout to another lev...

Mon, 06/29/2015 09:11 AM | By Mwakilishi

Two high profile Kenyan Diaspora events opened in London, United Kingdom, over the weekend.

The Face of Kenya (UK) project brought together over 600 youthful participants from different corners of the country who gathered at the Royal Highway Hotel on Saturday.

Sun, 06/28/2015 11:17 AM | By Mwakilishi

For most Kenyans living abroad, the most valued investment back home is real estate.

Mr Cliff Nakitare, a Kenyan resident of Maryland, US, attributes this to the strong links most people living in the diaspora have with Kenya.

“We live in two worlds: the wor...

Fri, 06/26/2015 03:09 PM | By Mwakilishi

The family of Moureen Gathua-Carpenter spoke publicly Thursday for the first time since the 24-year-old was stabbed to death on Monday, along with her 6-month-old son.

As they spoke, the suspected killer and Gathua-Carpenter's husband, 24-year-old Kwame Carpenter,...

Thu, 06/25/2015 03:00 PM | By Mwakilishi

A fugitive captured in Kenya after being on the run for almost a decade has been sentenced in a drunken driving crash that killed a retired police officer in Montgomery County.

Prosecutors say Wilfred Olalo was sentenced Wednesday to three years in prison. He plead...

Wed, 06/24/2015 08:56 PM | By Mwakilishi

A gay Kenyan who lives in the United States has disclosed that he is, in fact, bisexual and has even fathered a child.

In an interview with Nation.co.ke in Atlanta, Georgia, Mwangi Mukami, 30, however said that he considers himself more of a homosexual than bisexua...

Wed, 06/24/2015 02:55 PM | By Mwakilishi

Award-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o will next week conduct a homecoming tour in Kenya in her first official visit since winning the Oscar Academy Award in 2014.

The homecoming tour will be held just days ahead of the planned visit by United States President Barack...

Tue, 06/23/2015 03:30 PM | By Mwakilishi

Kenyans seeking to travel to the US have been hit by a global visa processing delay attributed to a technical problem on a security verification system at consular sections.

The system has been down from June 9, affecting Visa applicants worldwide, including those...

Tue, 06/23/2015 08:39 AM | By Mwakilishi

A 24-year-old man sought by police in Anaheim, California in connection with the killings of his Kenyan girlfriend and 6-month-old son has been arrested.

Police say Kwame Carpenter was arrested early Tuesday morning in Fountain Valley.

Maureen Wanjiku and he...

Tue, 06/23/2015 08:16 AM | By Mwakilishi

US-based Kenyan ‘MotoMoto Kitchen’ TV show host Linda Stewart Jalang'o knows first-hand the meaning of “hustling” to survive in America.

As a single mother of a seven-year-old son, Walter Ologi, Linda has to wake up very early in the morning to get him ready for sc...

Tue, 06/23/2015 12:11 AM | By Mwakilishi

Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) is optimistic the country will attain Category One Status (Cat 1) that will allow direct flights to and from the US after an audit slated for October.

“In our last assessment in 2013, we attained 78 per cent, just two per cent...

Mon, 06/22/2015 07:50 PM | By Mwakilishi

A Kenyan woman and her six-month son died on Monday afternoon of apparent murder in Anaheim, California.

According to police reports, the woman, later identified as Maureen Wanjiku, was found dead inside her Kimberly Terrace apartment located in the 2600 block of B...

Mon, 06/22/2015 06:44 PM | By Mwakilishi

Baltimore, Maryland – A federal grand jury has indicted Lyneth Nyabiosi, age 49, and her husband, Willie Evans III, a/k/a “James Davies” and “James Davis,” age 53, both of Bear, Delaware, on charges arising from a scheme to falsely bill Nyabiosi’s employer, Sheppard Pratt...

Mon, 06/22/2015 12:31 PM | By Mwakilishi

A Kenyan man is recuperating in hospital after he was beaten unconscious in what is believed to be a racist attack in Melbourne, Australia on Sunday.

The 33-year-old was leaving a nightclub when when a group of men made racial remarks then attacked him at the car p...

Sun, 06/21/2015 11:30 AM | By Mwakilishi

Kenya is set to hold talks with South Africa over the tough rules imposed on Kenyans seeking to visit South Africa.

Speaking at the launch of the report of the 2014 East Africa Business Summit, the Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed said the South Afri...

Sat, 06/20/2015 05:32 PM | By Mwakilishi

In its Spring 2015 issue, the University of Baltimore Magazine featured Catherine Karita, a native of Kenya who graduated from the university’s MBA program in 2007.

Catherine, 34, relocated back to Kenya in 2009 and is currently General Manager, NIC Societies divis...

Sat, 06/20/2015 11:35 AM | By Mwakilishi

Dispatch is from Ghana, formerly known as Gold Coast, where Kenyans have also dared invest.

KTN special correspondent Alex Chamwada brings us the story of Caroline Ochieng who makes a living from selling shoes in Accra city.

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Sat, 06/20/2015 05:38 AM | By Mwakilishi

Watch here the full recorded video of the burial for the late Prof Samson Mwangi Kimenyi, which took place in Ndakaini, Murang'a County on Saturday, June 20th.

Prof. Kimenyi was a world renowned economist and former Director and Senior Research Fellow at the Africa...

Sat, 06/20/2015 03:15 AM | By Mwakilishi

Fresh political realignments have kicked off in earnest in Nakuru County ahead of 2017, with the entry of Speaker Susan Kihika’s into the senatorial race.

Ms Kihika’s entry into the fray could ruffle feathers, coming in the wake of a standoff between Governor Kinut...

Sat, 06/20/2015 03:07 AM | By Mwakilishi

A Kenyan living in the US has been shortlisted in the top 20 final list out of over 2,400 contestants in a college loan pay off competition.

Jeremiah Gitiha, 31, who was a medicine student at Truman State University and originally from Kiambu, Kenya, has a chance t...

Fri, 06/19/2015 03:26 PM | By Mwakilishi

Kenya's president ordered Thursday the central bank to issue regulations and then lift restrictions on key money transfer services vital for Somalia suspended over suspected links to the Al-Qaeda-allied Shebab.

Kenya in April froze transfer companies as part of a c...

Fri, 06/19/2015 02:52 AM | By Mwakilishi

The Memorial Service for the late Prof Samson Mwangi Kimenyi will be streamed live from Nairobi, Kenya on Mwakilishi.com starting at 5am EDT on Friday, June 19th.

Prof. Kimenyi was a world renowned economist and former Director and Senior Research Fellow at the Afr...

Thu, 06/18/2015 05:16 PM | By Mwakilishi

Diaspora Entertainment Awards and Recognition (DEAR) invite you to the first-ever DEAR Award Ceremony, to be held in Dallas, Texas on September 5th, 2015.

This prestigious red carpet annual event will attract Kenyans from all 50 states. Some nominees will also come...

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Fresh political realignments have kicked off in earnest in Nakuru County ahead of 2017, with the entry of Speaker Susan Kihika’s into the senatorial race.

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When Faith Karimi set out to the US as a student, nothing could have prepared her for the agonising ride she would endure. But the former Menengai High School student would soon realise that she needed a lot of faith to thrive; and that may be her...

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As viewers all over the world watched in horror a video showing a cop using excessive force and foul language on a group of black teenagers, Kenyans in the DFW area rallied around a familiar face who children lived the horror on Friday night.

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