DIASPORA NEWS

Wed, 10/1/2014 12:22 PM | By Mwakilishi

Registration for the 2016 U.S. Diversity Visa Program, popularly known as “Green Card Lottery”, is now open. Registration opened at 12: 00pm EDT and runs through November 3rd, 2014 at 12:00pm EST.

Wed, 10/1/2014 11:33 AM | By Mwakilishi

The National Bank of Kenya (NBK) has sealed mortgage deals worth Sh1 billion at the Diaspora Investment Expo held in August in New Jersey, United States of America.

NBK Executive Director for Retail and Business Banking Robert Kibaara said there is a lot of interes...

Tue, 09/30/2014 02:30 PM | By Mwakilishi

When Martin Ng’ang’a got an opportunity to work abroad, he thought he had earned his ticket to success. But he would later find his fortune back home when he returned to operate a makeshift beauty parlour located at Bus Station in Nairobi.

Martin’s story is not uni...

Mon, 09/29/2014 04:30 PM | By Mwakilishi

A fired Oklahoma City nursing home employee was arrested after a female coworker reported that he threatened to behead her, the Oklahoman said.

Jacob Mugambi Muriithi, 30, is behind bars on a terrorism complaint, the Oklahoman reported, adding that his bail is set...

Mon, 09/29/2014 08:53 AM | By Mwakilishi

Labour Cabinet Secretary Kazungu Kambi has revoked the licences of the more than 900 agencies recruiting workers for jobs in the Middle East and the Gulf region.

The CS also temporarily suspended the recruitment of domestic workers to these regions, citing the exis...

Mon, 09/29/2014 02:44 AM | By Mwakilishi

President Uhuru Kenyatta has personally taken up the negotiations for direct flights to United States of America.

This arrangement, if it succeeds, will see Kenya Airways and Amercia’s Delta fly directly between the two countries.

President Kenyatta revealed...

Sun, 09/28/2014 03:25 PM | By Mwakilishi

Top Kenyan singers can no longer attract the crowds they once did in central Europe, where in the first place, their population is small and spread out, forcing event organisers to think twice before inviting any artistes.

There are three main reasons for this. Fir...

Sun, 09/28/2014 03:19 PM | By Mwakilishi

When Dennis Langat heard that Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta was on his way to Lowell Memorial Auditorium, he knew he had to be there. "I live like five minutes away, so I didn't even ride my bike," he said. Langat, 25, draped in a Kenyan flag, brought a message for Keny...

Sat, 09/27/2014 06:48 PM | By Mwakilishi

A Kenyan truck driver was killed after his tractor-railer crashed on a highway in Scituate, Rhode Island. Joseph Kariuki Maina, of Clive, Iowa, was driving his truck on Route 6 in Scituate, RI early Friday morning when he lost control of the truck. The tractor-trailer str...

Sat, 09/27/2014 01:13 PM | By Mwakilishi

In the episode of #theTrend, Dr Auma Obama, U.S. President Obama’s half-sister speaks on life abroad, social activism, and Barack Obama.

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Sat, 09/27/2014 02:56 AM | By Mwakilishi

Kenya’s constitution is one of the most progressive in the world and those seeking to amend it should first allow its full implementation, President Uhuru Kenyatta has said.

The President said those calling for a review of the Constitution should spare Kenyans the...

Fri, 09/26/2014 02:37 PM | By Mwakilishi

WATCH a recorded video of H.E. President Uhuru Kenyatta's meeting with the Kenyan Diaspora in Lowell, Massachusetts.

The meeting took place at Lowell Auditorium, located at 50 E Merrimack St, Lowell, MA 01852 on Friday, September 26th.

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Fri, 09/26/2014 12:07 PM | By Mwakilishi

President Uhuru Kenyatta and First Lady Margaret Kenyatta were among world dignitaries that were hosted by US President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama at a reception in New York.

The reception, which took place on Tuesday, was for Heads of State and Government vis...

Fri, 09/26/2014 09:34 AM | By Mwakilishi

The amount of hard currency sent into Kenya by its citizens living abroad, known as remittances, jumped 20.34 percent in August from the same month last year, the central bank said on Friday.

Like other African economies, Kenya sees funds sent home for various reas...

Fri, 09/26/2014 08:55 AM | By Mwakilishi

United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced on Thursday the appointment of a Kenyan as assistant secretary-general for human resources management.

Carole Wainaina brings to her new post “a wealth of global experience at various senior leadership lev...

Thu, 09/25/2014 10:51 PM | By Mwakilishi

A new Diaspora web portal that will bring Kenyan government services closer to the Diaspora will be launched in a few weeks, said Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed.

Government services from various ministries will be available from the central web por...

Thu, 09/25/2014 09:56 PM | By Mwakilishi

Starting in November, 2014, Kenyans living in countries such as the United States where cars are left-hand and returning back home permanently will have an opportunity to import right-hand cars into Kenya duty-free.

This was announced by President Uhuru Kenyatta a...

Thu, 09/25/2014 06:14 PM | By Mwakilishi

WATCH a recorded video of the reception of H.E. President Uhuru Kenyatta with Kenyans living in the Diaspora, which took place on Thursday, September 25th in New York.

The event took place Grand Hyatt New York, located at 109 East 42nd Street, New York, NY 10017....

Thu, 09/25/2014 04:50 PM | By Mwakilishi

Kenya’s First Family, pictured at the ongoing 69th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York.

President Uhuru Kenyatta has spoken at various sessions at the UNGA, including the 2014 Climate Summit and a meeting on Health Financing. He also addressed the Ge...

Thu, 09/25/2014 10:50 AM | By Mwakilishi

The Diversity Visa (DV) Lottery Registration for 2016 opens Wednesday, October 1, 2014. Entries must be submitted electronically between noon on October 1, 2014, and noon on November 3, 2014, Eastern Standard Time. Qualified applicants are strongly encouraged to register...

Wed, 09/24/2014 04:34 PM | By Mwakilishi

SUNY Buffalo Law School Dean Makau Mutua has resigned. The resignation comes amid allegations that he lied in federal court and in a state administrative proceeding.

The alleged lying under oath stems from a 2011 case filed by Jeffrey Malkan who says the dean wrong...

Wed, 09/24/2014 02:59 PM | By Mwakilishi

Address by His Excellency Uhuru Kenyatta, President and Commander-in-Chief of the Defence Forces of the Republic of Kenya at the general debate of the 69th Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations (New York, 24-30 September 2014).

Video Courtesy of UN...

Wed, 09/24/2014 12:52 PM | By Mwakilishi

A group representing Kenyans living in the United States has urged President Uhuru Kenyatta to implement promises he has made to the Kenyan diaspora so that “Kenyans abroad can take his government seriously”.

In a statement sent to the Nation on Wednesday, the Keny...

Tue, 09/23/2014 03:12 PM | By Mwakilishi

By scoring the winning goal against Swansea City on Saturday Victor Wanyama not only registered his first goal in Southampton colours but became the first Kenyan to score in the Barclays Premier League.

Tue, 09/23/2014 09:08 AM | By Mwakilishi

A family from Gitothua village in Ruiru is appealing the government intervene in helping bring back their daughter who is being held in a Saudi Arabian jail.

Jane Wangari said her daughter Virginia Wanja, 24, who went to Saudi Arabia in June this year in search for...

Tue, 09/23/2014 12:11 AM | By Mwakilishi

When Kenya’s envoy-designate to Canada, Lucy Chelimo, 35, walked into County Hall’s mini chamber to face a committee of MPs during the vetting process, she was expecting to be questioned on her marital status.

Working in human resources at DHL Kenya since 2012, she...

Sat, 09/20/2014 06:07 PM | By Mwakilishi

Three weeks after burying her last born daughter, Lenah Masai still harbours questions about circumstances surrounding her death. The daughter, Carris Chepkirui, fondly known as Totoh by her Mosoriot-based family, died just three days after travelling to Lebanon for work....

Sat, 09/20/2014 02:24 PM | By Mwakilishi

President Uhuru Kenyatta has arrived in New York, US, to attend the 69th United Nations General Assembly and other bilateral meetings.

Before attending the UNGA, President Kenyatta, who arrived in New York shortly after 9am (4pm Kenyan time) together with First Lad...

Thu, 09/18/2014 01:01 AM | By Mwakilishi

President Uhuru Kenyatta returns to the US tomorrow, barely six weeks after he visited Washington, this time to attend and address the 69th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York.

In an unprecedented turn in UN protocol in dealing with Ke...

Thu, 09/18/2014 12:08 AM | By Mwakilishi

The 2nd Annual Mashujaa Awards Gala organized by BOSI International will be held on October 18th, 2014 at Rim Jhim Hall, 14639 Beechnut Street, Houston, Texas 77083.

You are all welcome to vote the nominees for this year's Mashujaa Awards Ceremony by September 20th...

Wed, 09/17/2014 12:52 PM | By Mwakilishi

The principle secretary in the ministry of foreign affairs Karanja Kibicho has warned Kenyans intending to work in foreign countries to register with the ministry of foreign affairs before making the move.

He was speaking after opening a 3 weeks induction training...

Wed, 09/17/2014 12:19 PM | By Mwakilishi

Kenyan writer Jackson Biko, who is a columnist with Saturday Nation among other publications, took to his blog on Tuesday to vent about the bureaucracy he experienced at the UK Embassy in an article aptly titled “Visa Denied”.

Here is an excerpt from his post;

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Wed, 09/17/2014 11:31 AM | By Mwakilishi

Newly appointed diplomats have been ordered to change the “bad habits” of extravagant expenditure by foreign missions.

Foreign Affairs PS Karanja Kibicho on Wednesday told the 25 new ambassadors in Nairobi that embassies have been taking advantage of the distance f...

Wed, 09/17/2014 12:06 AM | By Mwakilishi

Kenyan businesses with operations in South Sudan are faced with a human resource crisis after Juba ordered foreigners workers holding key positions in private businesses and NGOs to be replaced by locals within one month.

This means that Kenyan multinationals such...

Tue, 09/16/2014 10:55 AM | By Mwakilishi

All hope is not lost for Esther Arunga as Kenyans have come out with a campaign to bring the once TV darling home.

The campaign which is moving quickly on a Facebook page has garnered more than 6,500 page likes with pictures of Arunga’s family and latest stories be...

Mon, 09/15/2014 02:29 AM | By Mwakilishi

“I gambled everything and lost” - those are the words of the speaker of the Nakuru county assembly Susan Kihika as she looks back to when she first delved into politics, as an aspirant for the Bahati parliamentary seat ahead of the March 2013 elections.

But her los...

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Registration for the 2016 U.S. Diversity Visa Program, popularly known as “Green Card Lottery”, is now open. Registration opened at 12: 00pm EDT and runs through November 3rd, 2014 at 12:00pm EST.

The program is run the by U.S. State Depart...

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Watch the entire “TERROR AT THE MALL” documentary, which weaves together footage from over 100 CCTV cameras from the mall and witness accounts on the September 21, 2013 terrorist attack of the Westgate Mall in Nairobi. The siege left 71people dea...

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United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced on Thursday the appointment of a Kenyan as assistant secretary-general for human resources management.

Carole Wainaina brings to her new post “a wealth of global experience at vari...

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WATCH a recorded video of the reception of H.E. President Uhuru Kenyatta with Kenyans living in the Diaspora, which took place on Thursday, September 25th in New York.

The event took place Grand Hyatt New York, located at 109 East 42nd Stre...

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