DIASPORA NEWS

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...

Sat, 09/13/2014 05:03 PM | By Mwakilishi

When Kenya Airways stopped flights to two West African destinations last month due to fears of Ebola, millions of Kenyans heaved a collective sigh of relief.

But some 5,354km away in Liberia, where Ebola is spreading like bush fire, according to the country’s Defen...

Sat, 09/13/2014 02:49 PM | By Mwakilishi

Wanjohi & Muli Law Firm PLLC invites everyone to a FREE IMMIGRATION SEMINAR on Sunday, September 28, 2014 in Lowell, Massachusetts.

The seminar will provide you with an opportunity to freely interact and learn from the firm’s Kenyan experienced Immigration Atto...

Sat, 09/13/2014 10:42 AM | By Mwakilishi

Unscrupulous agents in Kenya are trying to cash in as more Kenyans choose to work and live in the UAE, community leaders say.

The Kenyan Welfare Association (Kewa) in the UAE is trying to raise awareness in the community about such dishonest people.

“They [u...

Fri, 09/12/2014 02:08 PM | By Mwakilishi

Treasury Secretary Henry Rotich is next week set to release initial details of a sovereign bond targeting Kenyans in the diaspora.

The size of the diaspora bond, expected this financial year, will be dependent on new borrowing figures also to be announced next week...

Fri, 09/12/2014 08:43 AM | By Mwakilishi

Former television presenter Esther Arunga’s husband Quincy Timberlake accused of murdering his three-year-old son was trying to rid him of aliens and demons before paramedics found the boy dead, a court has been told.

According to Australian newspaper Brisbane time...

Thu, 09/11/2014 03:16 PM | By Mwakilishi

Kenyan scholars living in Canada and US have called on the Kenyan government to develop a policy that would minimise challenges associated with the discovery of oil and other natural resources.

The scholars said that many African countries where such resources have...

Thu, 09/11/2014 12:51 PM | By Mwakilishi

Attorney Japheth N. Matemu Esq., has been admitted to the Bar of the United States Supreme Court in Washington, DC.

Mr. Matemu was admitted to the Supreme Court of the United States on 29th, August 2014, at Washington, DC, possibly making history as the first and o...

Thu, 09/11/2014 12:00 PM | By Mwakilishi

A young Kenyan doctor in the US is running a Sickle Cell disease awareness exercise in the month of September.
Through her non-profit ‘Sickle Strong Initiative’, Dr Marie Ojiambo is encouraging others like her who suffer from the disease to speak out and tell their...

Thu, 09/11/2014 08:50 AM | By Mwakilishi

Esther Arunga was on Thursday charged with being an accessory to her son’s murder, nine days after her husband, Quincy Timberlake, was charged with murder.

Detectives from the Pine Rivers Child Protection and Investigation Unit charged Esther with the crime followi...

Wed, 09/10/2014 08:35 PM | By Mwakilishi

Collections by two Kenyan designers were featured at the African Fashion Week which took please in New York this week alongside New York Fashion Week.

Hilda Mauya, founder of Dahil Republic of Couture (DRC) and Sally Karago, CEO of Mcensal Fashion House showcased t...

Wed, 09/10/2014 06:13 PM | By Mwakilishi

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has appointed a team to look into three cases in which diplomats are accused of mistreating their employees in the US.

A source at the Ministry, who asked not to be named, said the cases have given Kenya a bad image. He said a commit...

Wed, 09/10/2014 02:29 PM | By Mwakilishi

Treasury intends to tap Kenyans living abroad for a diaspora bond to be issued by the end of next June.

Treasury secretary Henry Rotich disclosed the government had started structuring the debt paper but declined to give details of its size, tenure and return.

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Wed, 09/10/2014 01:16 PM | By Mwakilishi

Njeru Githae was today confirmed by the National Assembly as Kenya’s new ambassador to the United States.

Njeru, a former Finance Minister and MP for Ndia Constituency, will succeed Jean Kamau, the current acting ambassador in Washington, DC. Jean was today also co...

Wed, 09/10/2014 11:33 AM | By Mwakilishi

2014 has been a challenging year for the Dallas Kenyan Community. It began with the tragic loss of 24 year old Kenyan, Brian Gitenya, whom was only visiting Dallas to visit friends. Though he was unknown in this area, the African community gathered together in a massive f...

Tue, 09/9/2014 05:34 PM | By Mwakilishi

The Permanent Mission of the Republic of Kenya to the United Nations, wishes to inform that during his visit to New York for the 69th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, His Excellency Uhuru Kenyatta, CGH, President and Commander-in-Chief of the Defense Forces...

Tue, 09/9/2014 08:53 AM | By Mwakilishi

A healthy Kenyan student was quarantined at a Russian hospital for 11 days on suspicion she was infected with the Ebola virus. After 11 days in isolation, she was cleared and is now back in class.

Beatrice Mutave, a 21-year-old medical student from Nairobi, was sai...

Mon, 09/8/2014 02:30 AM | By Mwakilishi

Money sent by Kenyans in the diaspora rose by 0.9 per cent in July to Sh10.3 billion ($117 million) compared to Sh10.2 billion wired in the previous, latest data from Central Bank shows.

Year-on-year inflows registered 3.8 per cent jump from Sh9.9 billion ($112.8 m...

Sun, 09/7/2014 04:01 PM | By Mwakilishi

You are all invited to the 2014 Seattle Praise Power Ablaze Conference, which takes place October 8-12, 2014 in Seattle, Washington.

Venue: JBM Fullness of Joy Center - 14550 Westminster Way, N. Shoreline, WA 98133.

Hosts: A...

Fri, 09/5/2014 08:25 PM | By Mwakilishi

NFL outside linebacker Daniel Adongo of the Indianapolis Colts will miss the entire 2014 NFL season after the team placed him on injured reserve on August 11, 2014 with raptured biceps.

Fri, 09/5/2014 07:34 PM | By Mwakilishi

If the world is a garden and the quality of people in a country are an indicator of its potential, the summation that Kenyan ground might be ‘up there’ in fertility indexes, might not be too much of an exaggeration.

Even away from the ‘Obama is ours’ jokes (he is),...

Fri, 09/5/2014 06:19 PM | By Mwakilishi

Celebrated Kenyan writer, Ngugi wa Thiong'o, has been tipped to win the 2014 Nobel prize in literature.

The prize, which is the world's most prestigious literary award, has eluded top writers such as the late Nigerian Chinua Achebe.

Only six Africans have sc...

Thu, 09/4/2014 09:09 PM | By Mwakilishi

A new Miss Kenya USA was crowned this past Labor Day weekend in Totowa, New Jersey.

Kora Hardy, a resident of Baltimore, MD won the Miss Kenya USA 2014-2015 title. Kora holds a Master's degree in Special Education Severe Disabilities from Simmons College in Massach...

Thu, 09/4/2014 10:58 AM | By Mwakilishi

A 29-year-old Kenyan woman lost her life while trying to save her uncle’s life.

The woman, Rehema Kanini, died at an Indian hospital on August 7th 2014 – three days after donating a kidney to her ill uncle, The Star reports. Her uncle survived the operation.

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Thu, 09/4/2014 03:12 AM | By Mwakilishi

Quincy Timberlake took a not guilty plea before an Australian court on Tuesday in answer to murder charges brought against him by police in Brisbane.

Timberlake who is the husband to former TV and radio personality Esther Arunga, was arrested on Tuesday following a...

Wed, 09/3/2014 12:15 AM | By Mwakilishi

Like the hummingbird that she was, Nobel Laureate Prof Wangari Maathai’s presence at Mount St Scholastica College, now Benedictine College, is still much felt. Her unwavering spirit in the college where she graduated in 1964, still flaps its wings, with each humming sound...

Tue, 09/2/2014 07:24 PM | By Mwakilishi

Esther Arunga and Quincy Timberlake’s life plays out like a spellbinding script in a drama series, with new episodes every month.

The latest is Quincy’s arrest over the death of their three-year-old son on June 18.

A young, beautiful, fashionable and stylish...

Tue, 09/2/2014 08:42 AM | By Mwakilishi

A Bill to protect Kenyans working in the Middle East from being mistreated by their employers is in the pipeline.

Kabete MP George Muchai and Kiambu County Women Representative Anna Nyokabi say they will use the Labour and Foreign Affairs parliamentary select commi...

Tue, 09/2/2014 02:30 AM | By Mwakilishi

Quincy Timberlake, husband to one-time television personality Esther Arunga was arrested Tuesday morning by Brisbane police in Australia in connection with the death of his three-year-old son Sinclair.

The arrest follows an initial charge of murder after police all...

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President Uhuru Kenyatta was for the first time in his presidency pictured wearing military uniform.

The president, who is also the Commander-in-Chief of the Kenya Defense Forces (KDF), wore the military uniform as he headed to a military f...

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A young Kenyan doctor in the US is running a Sickle Cell disease awareness exercise in the month of September.
Through her non-profit ‘Sickle Strong Initiative’, Dr Marie Ojiambo is encouraging others like her who suffer from the disease to...

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Attorney Japheth N. Matemu Esq., has been admitted to the Bar of the United States Supreme Court in Washington, DC.

Mr. Matemu was admitted to the Supreme Court of the United States on 29th, August 2014, at Washington, DC, possibly making h...

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On Saturday, September 20th, Kenyans in Baltimore will come together for a dinner event to honor three Kenyans whose exemplary service to the community is remarkably exceptional.

Pastor Maina Mugwe, Thomas Mwaura and Julie Weche are but a f...

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