DIASPORA NEWS

Fri, 03/27/2015 03:35 PM | By Mwakilishi

StartUpAfrica, a Delaware-based organization is partnering with University of Delaware to offer a truly remarkable opportunity to high-school age students in Kenya. Through the Diamond Challenge Africa for high school entrepreneurs program, youth develop new business idea...

Thu, 03/26/2015 12:27 PM | By Mwakilishi

Joseph Mutinda, a Kenyan runner who trains in Santa Fe, New Mexico, has been banned for three years after admitting to doping, the US Anti-Doping Agency said Wednesday.

In a release from its Colorado headquarters, USADA said that Mutinda admitted the use of various...

Wed, 03/25/2015 12:45 PM | By Mwakilishi

My name is Anthony Kinyanjui or Ras Anto as my peers know me and am a recovering Alcoholic.

I’ve been sober for almost 4yrs now,through nothing but by the grace of the most High God .

My addiction and dependency on Alcohol increased immediately after arrivin...

Wed, 03/25/2015 11:04 AM | By Mwakilishi

Dr. Jerono Rotich of North Carolina A&T State University has been selected by the UNC Board of Governors as one of 17 recipients of the board’s 2015 Awards for Excellence in Teaching.

Rotich is an associate professor in N.C. A&T’s department of human perfor...

Tue, 03/24/2015 04:34 PM | By Mwakilishi

Fourteen Kenyans have been arrested in Germany after attempting to remain in the country under false pretences.

A report by a diaspora site Mukenya Ujerumani said that two Kenyans arrived at the Frankfurt Airport in Germany on their way to Canvey Island claiming th...

Tue, 03/24/2015 03:06 PM | By Mwakilishi

The head of the Catholic Church in Kenya John Cardinal Njue is set to travel to the US for the Kenyan Catholic Community in America fourth anniversary celebrations.

Cardinal Njue will preside over a mass that will be conducted in Swahili at St Elizabeth Ann Seton C...

Tue, 03/24/2015 11:00 AM | By Mwakilishi

Former Maseno High School Student Tom Bush Wamukota is fast breaking through the ranks as a promising basketball star in the United States of America.Wamukota is son to former Kenyan Volleyball International Dan Wanyama who is now Member of Parliament for Webuye West and...

Sat, 03/21/2015 01:10 PM | By Mwakilishi

Before a picture of her face with the colours of the Kenyan flag first appeared on social media, nobody beyond her inner circle at the University of Tampa in Florida, US, knew who Irene Sidede was.

Then a long feature was published on the university junior’s plan t...

Sat, 03/21/2015 04:56 AM | By Mwakilishi

Fridays are popular in the Osman family’s Jumeirah household in Dubai. It’s the traditional weekend and after their prayers expatriate banker Ali Osman’s family of four head off to the malls to enjoy their evening.

Ali and his wife Ruksana have a shopping list of t...

Fri, 03/20/2015 04:00 PM | By Mwakilishi

Diasporan-owned natural hair care company Naturaz Hair will be exhibiting this weekend (March 21st and 22nd) at the Baltimore Natural Hair Care Expo in Baltimore, Maryland.

The expo takes place on Saturday (March 21st) from 11am to 7pm and Sunday (March 22nd) from...

Fri, 03/20/2015 03:24 PM | By Mwakilishi

Kenya’s diplomats will be in Kwale for the next one week starting Saturday during which the government will review means of achieving its foreign policy objectives.

“The meeting of ambassadors, high commissioners and other diplomats to Kenya’s missions abroad will...

Fri, 03/20/2015 12:44 PM | By Mwakilishi

The best college long-distance runner in the United States is not an American citizen. Not yet, anyway. But that technicality has not stopped Edward Cheserek of Kenya from making his mark.

In just 1½ years at Oregon, Cheserek has taken six individual titles, includ...

Fri, 03/20/2015 12:00 PM | By Mwakilishi

Customs officers at Dulles airport seized two large shipments of the drug khat, which they said would have had a street value of $21,000 to $41,000.

The khat, shipped from Kenya, was dried — unlike the moist leaves wrapped in banana leaves that customs officers hav...

Fri, 03/20/2015 12:28 AM | By Mwakilishi

On April 1, 2015, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin accepting H-1B petitions subject to the fiscal year (FY) 2016 cap. U.S. businesses use the H-1B program to employ foreign workers in occupations that require highly specialized knowledge in fie...

Thu, 03/19/2015 02:37 PM | By Mwakilishi

The family of 41 year old Nancy Nduta is in shock after receiving news that their daughter had passed on in Saudia Arabia barely two months after leaving the country in search for greener pastures.

Margaret Wanjiku, the mother to the 41 year old mother of three, s...

Thu, 03/19/2015 12:34 PM | By Mwakilishi

Police are looking for a North Attleboro woman who has been missing since last year.

Jennifer Mbugua, 31, was last seen on March 28, 2014 at her apartment in Fall River. Her gray Toyota Camry was later found at Shell Gas Station in North Attleboro. Her keys were fo...

Wed, 03/18/2015 05:15 PM | By Mwakilishi

The Embassy of Kenya in Washington, D.C. intends to convene the 4th Kenya Diaspora Conference in the United States on 10-11 October 2015.

As you are aware, the ‘Annual’ Diaspora Conference is organized as a joint partnership between the Embassy, the Kenya Diasp...

Wed, 03/18/2015 09:40 AM | By Mwakilishi

A panel of immigration lawyers from the Esperanza Center will be holding a FREE informational session at St Matthew Catholic Church in Baltimore, Maryland on Thursday, March 19, 2015 starting at 7pm.

The session will address recent immigration policies announced by...

Tue, 03/17/2015 07:02 PM | By Mwakilishi

ABC Bank-Kenya has over 25 years experience in the banking arena with the last 6 years greatly focused on our Kenyan Diaspora worldwide. It’s for this reason that the bank launched ABC Global - which is our revamped array of tailor made banking products and services speci...

Mon, 03/16/2015 11:34 AM | By Mwakilishi

The Government is set to establish a data bank on the expertise of the Kenyan diaspora to tap its skills for the country’s development, President Uhuru Kenyatta has said.

He said there was no need to look for expertise that is not locally available elsewhere when t...

Sun, 03/15/2015 06:22 PM | By Mwakilishi

Kenyans living in New York have been lauded for their exemplary effort in bringing out the best of Kenya to an international audience.

Speaking during a reception hosted by the Ministry of Devolution and Planning and the Kenya Mission to the United Nations, speaker...

Sat, 03/14/2015 02:01 PM | By Mwakilishi

A Kenyan woman, identified only by her initials OS, 33, has been arrested at the Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Tangerang, Banten, for attempted drug-smuggling, having swallowed 68 capsules of methamphetamine weighing 654 grams.

Okto Irianto, the head of t...

Fri, 03/13/2015 07:30 PM | By Mwakilishi

One of the longest-serving immigrant detainees in the United States is now free. This week an immigration judge in California granted bond to Sylvester Owino, a 38-year-old Kenyan national, almost a decade after he was transferred into Immigration and Customs Enforcement...

Tue, 03/10/2015 08:42 PM | By Mwakilishi

The body of Esther Wangu, a Kenyan domestic worker who died in Saudi Arabia last year, has finally arrived in the country.

The body arrived on Saturday, more than three months after she died.

Wangu will be buried tomorrow at Kerwa village, Kikuyu subcounty i...

Tue, 03/10/2015 01:39 PM | By Mwakilishi

Kenya Christian Fellowship in America (KCFA) invites you to their Annual National Conference, taking place July 2nd to 5th at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

Join KCFA for great teaching, worship and fellowship!

Host: Dr...

Tue, 03/10/2015 11:01 AM | By Mwakilishi

Migrant African workers are increasingly turning to bitcoin to send money home.

BitPesa, a service that allows bitcoins to be transferred to Kenya and Ghana for a flat fee of 3 per cent, said its user base is growing by 60 per cent month-on-month. Elizabeth Rossiel...

Mon, 03/9/2015 02:24 PM | By Mwakilishi

A waiter who posed as a policeman and attempted to blackmail his employer out of BD5,000 has lost an appeal against his jail sentence.

The 28-year-old Kenyan national sent the restaurant owner a note threatening to expose his alleged affair with a married Bahraini...

Mon, 03/9/2015 12:55 PM | By Mwakilishi

American money transfer company, Trans-Fast has entered the Kenyan market through a partnership with ABC Bank.

Trans-Fast allows customers to send money through the online platform, mobile application or depositing directly into recipients’ bank accounts.

“T...

Mon, 03/9/2015 02:04 AM | By Mwakilishi

The government has directed its officials to abide by the rules on foreign travel which initially targeted counties.

Chief of Staff and Head of Public Service Joseph Kinyua said the changes would reduce the embarrassment on the government by ensuring visits were or...

Thu, 03/5/2015 07:09 PM | By Mwakilishi

A 36-year-old Kenyan flight coordinator at the airport has been sentenced to three months in jail for molesting an airlines employee.

The Court of First Instance also ordered that the defendant be deported after serving his jail time. The coordinator, identified as...

Wed, 03/4/2015 01:35 PM | By Mwakilishi

A hearing has been canceled on a Kenyan man's attempt to get key evidence against him thrown out in a U.S. case charging that he attempted to support foreign terrorist organizations using Internet chat rooms.

A Miami judge canceled Wednesday's hearing for 27-year-o...

Wed, 03/4/2015 01:19 AM | By Mwakilishi

A seven-year-old child has been upgraded to fair condition at a hospital after being hit by a car Sunday night – while in her own apartment.

Claire Matheri was seriously injured after being pinned underneath a car that crashed into her Hefner Hollow apartment, near...

Tue, 03/3/2015 04:37 PM | By Mwakilishi

The body of a Kenyan man has been discovered by police officers in Vinings, Georgia, about 7 miles West of the city of Atlanta.

According to Cobb County Sheriff’s Department, the body of Kennedy Mbugua Waireri was found in his apartment with a gaping gunshot wound...

Mon, 03/2/2015 12:42 PM | By Mwakilishi

Four tourists from Kenya who came to the country drowned Sunday afternoon at Macao beach, in eastern La Altagracia province.

The deceased were identified as Cushs Patel, 31; Cajal Patel, 31; Shivang Ramanbhi Jayendra Patel, 30, and Yay Patel, 32, all natives of Ken...

Sat, 02/28/2015 07:55 AM | By Mwakilishi

Authorities say they have recovered Lupita Nyong'o's stolen pearl-covered dress estimated to be worth $150,000.

At a news conference Friday evening, officials displayed the dress and said they were continuing to investigate who stole it.

"We believe this dre...

Fri, 02/27/2015 09:05 PM | By Mwakilishi

The body of a Kenyan man was on Friday found at Münster’s harbor in Germany. Police say William, 22, may have drowned after accidentally slipping and falling into the water last weekend.

After the body was recovered, the prosecutor’s office ordered an autopsy which...

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My name is Anthony Kinyanjui or Ras Anto as my peers know me and am a recovering Alcoholic.

I’ve been sober for almost 4yrs now,through nothing but by the grace of the most High God .

My addiction and dependency on Alcohol increased...

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He once lived a fairy tale life, by his definition. He had most of what he wanted in life and it looked like nothing would stand in his way. Well, something did and from a life of opulence in the US, he lives from hand to mouth in London Estate, a...

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Kenyan women in the Diaspora have a problem with Kenyan men.

Romantic relationships between Kenyans in the US, for instance, are beset with untold challenges.

The Nairobian spoke to a number of women of different ages and careers who...

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A Kenyan scientist based in the USA has been recognized as one of the people across the globe who have helped shape black history by Malvern Daily Record, an Arkansas-based newspaper.

In celebration of Black History Month in February, the n...

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