DIASPORA NEWS

Fri, 05/29/2015 12:52 AM | By Mwakilishi

A Kenyan man pleaded guilty to supporting three different terrorist organizations Thursday, admitting to providing money and recruits in Syria and Somalia, the US Justice Department said.

The suspect, 27-year-old Mohamed Hussein Said, is accused of providing materi...

Thu, 05/28/2015 07:05 PM | By Mwakilishi

The government interfered with the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) by advising it to establish certain polling stations in the United States, Cord senators said Thursday.

The senators Thursday termed the move as interfering with the independe...

Thu, 05/28/2015 05:33 PM | By Mwakilishi

A 5 year old Kenyan boy has drowned in unclear circumstances in Roswell, Georgia, some 15 Miles North of State Capital, Atlanta.

A distraught Kenyan couple was Thursday mourning the death of their only child, whose body was retrieved from the apartment complex swim...

Thu, 05/28/2015 04:36 PM | By Mwakilishi

Bowie State University biology professor Dr. Anne Osano will get the opportunity to travel to Kenya for a month this summer after being awarded a Carnegie African Diaspora fellowship.

Thu, 05/28/2015 09:07 AM | By Mwakilishi

Contrary to the popular African belief that money grows on trees in America, a number of Africans in the diaspora have worked extremely hard and have been very successful in various areas including Academic, Entertainment, Entrepreneurship, Community Organization, non pro...

Thu, 05/28/2015 08:40 AM | By Mwakilishi

A ruling by the United States Court of Appeals that rejected the Barack Obama administration's request to lift a ban on measures to protect four million undocumented immigrants has rattled Kenyans living in the country illegally.

President Obama had in November use...

Wed, 05/27/2015 08:47 AM | By Mwakilishi

In Lebanon, a Kenyan maid has bleach poured over her head as punishment for cleaning the bathroom too slowly by an employer who threatens to send her home in a box.

In Saudi Arabia, another domestic worker from Kenya is given a grim choice: sex with the boss or dea...

Tue, 05/26/2015 05:19 PM | By Mwakilishi

Senate Speaker Ekwe Ethuro has directed the committee on National Security and Foreign Relations to probe in three weeks President Uhuru Kenyatta's aborted trip to Los Angeles, US, last month.

He ordered the investigations after senators yesterday poked holes in a...

Tue, 05/26/2015 08:40 AM | By Mwakilishi

Kenya may have to wait until October to get clearance for direct flights to the United States.

This is when the final audit by American regulators to give the green light to the country’s airports will be conducted.

Direct flights are subject to attaining a...

Mon, 05/25/2015 09:48 PM | By Mwakilishi

Massachusetts State Police were investigating a rollover crash that killed a woman on Interstate 95 in Wakefield on Monday morning.

Troopers from the Danvers barracks responded to a 6:39 a.m. report of a crash in the northbound lane of I-95 near Exit 42.

A p...

Sun, 05/24/2015 02:23 AM | By Mwakilishi

The anticipated conference that was being organized by the Kenyan Embassy in Washington, DC in conjunction with the Diaspora community has been postponed.

In a statement, the embassy cited the Kenya Diaspora Investment Conference held in Nairobi in March 31st to Ap...

Fri, 05/22/2015 08:50 PM | By Mwakilishi

Thursday was Pius Koskei's birthday, but the date on the calendar — like the passage of years itself —seems to make little difference. A man in his 30s is supposed to be in the prime of his life. But Koskei has passed each of the last four birthdays with little ability to...

Thu, 05/21/2015 08:39 AM | By Mwakilishi

The lawyer of the family of the Kenyan woman facing execution in China for drug trafficking has said that it was “highly unlikely” she would be executed.

Speaking to the Nation on Thursday, advocate Okweh Achiando said that Ms Floviance Razan Owino was likely to ha...

Thu, 05/21/2015 12:27 AM | By Mwakilishi

The Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) is expected to license a diaspora-linked micro-lender as the eleventh deposit-taking microfinance bank.

Communication to shareholders by the chairman of Choice Microfinance Bank seen by the Business Daily states that the institution...

Wed, 05/20/2015 11:11 AM | By Mwakilishi

America has long been scrutinized for its policies and legislation surrounding immigration, and it seems like African immigrants from sub-Saharan countries are carrying some of the heaviest burdens.

When making the journey across the Atlantic, many African immigran...

Tue, 05/19/2015 04:24 PM | By Mwakilishi

Forty-eight years after leaving the US, Samuel Obura recently returned to graduate with a a Master’s degree in Political Science.

Now, isn’t that a story you would want to read? Samuel Obura’s story is an unlikely one - 48 years after completing his Master’s degree...

Mon, 05/18/2015 12:48 PM | By Mwakilishi

The government has begun negotiations with the Chinese government to secure the release of a Kenyan national sentenced to death for drug trafficking.

Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery revealed on Monday that the government was approaching China through it...

Mon, 05/18/2015 08:58 AM | By Mwakilishi

Kenyans in the diaspora have welcomed the Supreme Court ruling affirming their right to vote.

The court last week ruled unanimously that every Kenyan, including those with dual citizenship, should be granted the opportunity to vote.

The judges upheld a decis...

Mon, 05/18/2015 08:40 AM | By Mwakilishi

Kenya is set to take advantage of the Pan-African Parliament summit in South Africa to lobby for a review of tough visa rules imposed on Kenyans last year.

Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed told the Nation on Saturday that she had secured an appointme...

Sun, 05/17/2015 08:01 PM | By Mwakilishi

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Trade of the Republic of Kenya through the Kenya Mission in Washington, D.C. is in the process of identifying a candidate to represent Kenya as Honorary Consul in Seattle, Washington State.

Interested candidates m...

Sat, 05/16/2015 02:10 PM | By Mwakilishi

Kenyan residents in the Baltimore/DC metropolitan invite you to the annual 4th of July family get together celebration in Baltimore, Maryland. 

This year’s event will take place on Saturday, July 4th, 2015 starting at 2pm at Gunpowder Falls State Park. The add...

Fri, 05/15/2015 07:23 PM | By Mwakilishi

Kenyans trapped in Burundi and those escaping from chaotic scenes occasioned by the failed coup attempt narrated bitter ordeals they encountered in search of safe escape routes.

Dozens of Kenyan families trapped in Burundi sent a ‘Save Our Souls’ cry seeking evacua...

Fri, 05/15/2015 02:47 PM | By Mwakilishi

Kenyans on social media have launched a campaign to rescue Ms Floviance Razan Owino who is set to be hanged in China after she was convicted of a drug-related offence.

Using the hash tag #FreeMSOwino on Twitter and a Facebook page “Let’s Bring Floviance Owino Back...

Thu, 05/14/2015 08:57 AM | By Mwakilishi

A journalist from Mombasa is stranded in Jordan where she was lured to with false promises of a job in a news organisation.

Emma Cadii Nzai allegedly sneaked out to Amman, Jordan, with the help of a relative and employment agency in February. But she now works as a...

Thu, 05/14/2015 12:54 AM | By Mwakilishi

P.K. (Paul Kirehu) Thumbi recently announced he will run for Federal Way City Council Position 7, the seat currently occupied by Councilwoman Dini Duclos.

“[Duclos] is a very fine Councilwoman but we need some new leadership,” Thumbi said in a phone interview. “She...

Wed, 05/13/2015 12:23 AM | By Mwakilishi

AN electoral institute has raised the red flag that the anticipated diaspora voting could provide a window for massive rigging of the 2017 presidential polls and plunge the country into chaos.

The Institute for Education and Democracy sounded the alarm just days af...

Tue, 05/12/2015 03:56 PM | By Mwakilishi

A 26-year-old Kenyan woman is facing execution in China after she was found guilty of drug trafficking.

Floviance Owino, who was a house help, was arrested in May 2013 when she travelled to Beijing from Nairobi.

The Chinese consulate in Kenya confirmed that...

Mon, 05/11/2015 10:50 PM | By Mwakilishi

Are you a US-based Kenyan professional engineer, engineering student, or a parent of future engineers? The members of the Association of Kenyan-American Professional Engineers (AKAPE) invites you and all well-wishers to the association’s inauguration and election of board...

Sun, 05/10/2015 02:52 PM | By Mwakilishi

Kenyans working in the Middle East say they are tempted to move abroad by the lucrative job offers available, despite the well publicized risks that come with their stay in the Gulf nations.

These risks include increasing cases of verbal and severe body harm inflic...

Sat, 05/9/2015 03:06 AM | By Mwakilishi

The Supreme Court on Friday directed the Electoral Commission to register Kenyans in the diaspora to participate in all the six sets of the 2017 general election.

The court dismissed the IEBC’s appeal to limit voting to the presidential poll only.

Five judge...

Fri, 05/8/2015 08:59 AM | By Mwakilishi

Many Kenyans are killed in suspicious circumstances in this Arab country while many others are stranded in detention camps. Last year alone, the Kenyan embassy came to the rescue of more than 800 people languishing in Saudi jails. This has however not stopped Kenyans from...

Thu, 05/7/2015 11:11 AM | By Mwakilishi

Kenyans living in the Diaspora will have to wait longer to be able to fully participate in local elections.

Presently, they can only vote in the presidential election and referendum at select embassies and High Commissions.

The Supreme Court has ruled that i...

Wed, 05/6/2015 04:51 PM | By Mwakilishi

Kingspride’s first of its kind Kenya Diaspora Homes Expo 2014 hit the USA with a big bang! Over 20 Exhibitors enrolled and got that first key touch point with the Diaspora for instance: Afya SACCO, KCB, and Equity Bank have firsthand testimonials of their face to face vol...

Wed, 05/6/2015 11:54 AM | By Mwakilishi

A Saudi princess was scheduled to appear in a California courtroom Friday to answer to charges that she took her Kenyan maid’s passport and forced her to work long hours for meager pay.

Meshael Alayban, 42, was expected to be arraigned on one count of human traffic...

Wed, 05/6/2015 10:42 AM | By Mwakilishi

A Kwale family claims a Kenyan man was killed in the recent wave of attacks targeting foreigners in South Africa.

Mr Hassan Stima from Mwembe Ngoma Village yesterday told the Daily Nation that his son Mohammed Stima, was killed in his house in Johannesburg.

...

Tue, 05/5/2015 12:59 AM | By Mwakilishi

One Regina resident says distance won’t play a factor in his pursuit to become the next president of Kenya thanks to technology and volunteers.

Joseph Mburu, associate professor of politics and international studies at the University of Regina, believes he has what...

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Beginning Tuesday, May 5th, 2015 at 12pm EDT, entrants for the DV-2016 (Green Card lottery) can check at the U.S. State Department’s “Electronic Diversity Visa” Entrant Status Check (ESC) website to see if they won.

The following informatio...

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P.K. (Paul Kirehu) Thumbi recently announced he will run for Federal Way City Council Position 7, the seat currently occupied by Councilwoman Dini Duclos.

“[Duclos] is a very fine Councilwoman but we need some new leadership,” Thumbi said i...

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At least 84.1 per cent of Kenyans are against same-sex unions, a new study has shown.

A survey conducted by Nairobi-based firm Spectrum Research says a majority of Kenyans want the government to rein in the spread of homosexuality “before i...

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