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Teen in brutal carjacking of a Kenyan man faces 50 years in prison

| October 31, 2014 | Comments
Teen in brutal carjacking of a Kenyan man faces 50 years in prison

Des Moines: Four years ago, Sandrah Nasimiyu reunited with her father Michael Wasike after he moved to the United States from Kenya. But the now 14-year-old only got to spend three years with her father, Nasimiyu told a Polk County District Court judge on Thursday. That’s because her father was violently beaten during a carjacking Feb. […]

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KENYA’S NEW DIASPORA WEB PORTAL – A HIT OR DUD?

| October 30, 2014 | Comments
KENYA’S NEW DIASPORA WEB PORTAL – A HIT OR DUD?

Mine is really simple, to keep them honest and accountable! On October 29, 2014, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs unveiled the long awaited web-portal for the diaspora.Actually the actual announcement of the portal was made a week or so ago by the Director of Diaspora Affairs H.E. Ambassador Zachary Muburi- Muita on Facebook and other […]

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‘Abuse of workers not behind Kenya maid ban’

| October 29, 2014 | Comments
‘Abuse of workers not behind Kenya maid ban’

The Saudi Ministry of Labor has rejected reports that Kenya has stopped sending domestic workers to the Kingdom because of the abuse of these workers by their employers. Ahmed Al-Faheed, Saudi Ministry undersecretary for international affairs, said the Kenyan government stopped sending workers to all Middle East countries because it is investigating its own recruitment […]

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Diaspora Advice:Your Top Five Diaspora Regrets

| October 28, 2014 | Comments
Diaspora Advice:Your Top Five Diaspora Regrets

I left Kenya for the first time 15 years ago and have lived in three different continents outside Africa since then.  I compiled a list of what your biggest regrets will be one day…not necessarily on your death bed but throughout your living abroad journey. Not managing your money wisely. This has been my deepest regret […]

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Slavery Is Real in Saudi Arabia, Prove Us Wrong

| October 28, 2014 | Comments
Slavery Is Real in Saudi Arabia, Prove Us Wrong

On October 11, I wrote in the Daily Nation about slavery in Saudi Arabia. On October 16, the Saudi Embassy spokesman Ali al Othman denied, through the same paper, that any Kenyan had been killed or mistreated by their employers. He also denied that there are Kenyans detained in immigration detention centres in his country. […]

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Photos:Kenyan man in a coma for 8 years in Atlanta Georgia

| October 28, 2014 | Comments
Photos:Kenyan man in a coma for 8 years in Atlanta Georgia

A Kenyan man, Gabriel Mubea has been in a come for eight years now in Atlanta Georgia. Gabriel and his wife,Cecilia Mburu came to the  US in  2004 after winning a green card.He is a father of four. In 2007 Gabriel had an accident during his daily activities where he fell off the ladder which was eighteen […]

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DEATH STRIKES HOME!-Virginia Kirigo Mwango dies in Lebanon

| October 28, 2014 | Comments
DEATH STRIKES HOME!-Virginia Kirigo Mwango dies in Lebanon

A Kenyan Diaspora in Seattle Washington has lost a close friend in unexplained circumstance in Lebanon.Virginia Kirigo Mwango Traveled to Lebanon on August 25th 2014 to start a new job but six weeks later she was dead.Upon arrival in Beirut,Virginia went through very bad and unexplained experience that two weeks later,she was reported to have […]

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Kenyans Rights in Gulf States-Ambassadors should act now

| October 27, 2014 | Comments
Kenyans Rights in Gulf States-Ambassadors should act now

A human rights lobby wants ambassadors of Kenya to Middle East countries to address immigrant workers’ issues. This follows increased cases of violence and harassment of Kenyans in the Gulf states. Haki Africa executive director Hussein Khalid met Kenyan ambassador to Oman, Sheikh Mohammed Dor, on Saturday and asked the embassies concerned to take action. […]

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Kiptoo wins Frankfurt Marathon in Kenyan sweep

| October 26, 2014 | Comments
Kiptoo wins Frankfurt Marathon in Kenyan sweep

FRANKFURT, Germany — Mark Kiptoo led a Kenyan sweep of the top three places at the 33rd Frankfurt Marathon on Sunday. In ideal conditions, the 2013 runnerup finished in 2 hours, 6 minutes, 49 seconds — 10 seconds ahead of Mike Kigen. Gilbert Yegon was a further nine seconds behind in third. Ethiopia’s Tebalu Zawude […]

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PHOTOS:KENYAN STUDENT WINS BEST YOUNG FILM MAKER AWARD IN UK

| October 26, 2014 | Comments
PHOTOS:KENYAN STUDENT WINS BEST YOUNG FILM MAKER AWARD IN UK

17 year old A-levels student, from Kenya and currently living in the UK, received an award as BEST YOUNG FILM MAKER at the Unchosen Film Awards in London earlier this month. The award-winning student, Phoebe Ruguru, was recognised for her short film, SAIDIA, which reflected the effects of forced labour through the eyes of the […]

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Photos:Longonot Gate Development Dinner in Silver Spring MD

| October 25, 2014 | Comments
Photos:Longonot Gate Development Dinner in Silver Spring MD

There was a big turn out for the Longonot Gate development dinner in Silver Spring Maryland.Many people came excited to learn more about the idea of owning a dream holiday/retirement home in Kenya and the team of Lee Karuri and Longonot gate development directors did not disappoint the the enthusiastic crowd as the presentation was […]

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An Encounter With Snow-Bring some back to Kenya

| October 25, 2014 | Comments
An Encounter With Snow-Bring some back to Kenya

“Please bring me some snow when you come back to Kenya..” A friend said to me as he wished me a safe flight. I promised to do so. As white as snow. I remember using the expression countless number of times. Though used appropriately, I had little or no idea of what snow was. My […]

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Kenya stops export of domestic workers to Saudi Arabia

| October 24, 2014 | Comments
Kenya stops export of domestic workers to Saudi Arabia

A senior official at the Ministry of Labor said the Kenyan government’s decision to halt the export of domestic workers to Saudi Arabia was due to problems with the Kenyan government’s recruitment offices, and the desire of officials to monitor those offices after they were found to be involved in human trafficking. Ahmed Al-Fuhaid, undersecretary […]

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Kenyan woman gets probation for New York marriage fraud

| October 24, 2014 | Comments
Kenyan woman gets probation for New York marriage fraud

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) – A woman from Kenya has been given one year of probation for paying an American man to marry her so that she could stay in the United States. U.S. Attorney William Hochul (HOH-kuhl) says 40-year-old Pauline Gichuri of Buffalo was sentenced Thursday on her conviction of conspiring to commit marriage fraud. […]

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Video:Woman who claims Kenyan man threatened to behead her goes to jail

| October 24, 2014 | Comments
Video:Woman who claims Kenyan man threatened to behead her goes to jail

Alleged terrorist claim was just a lie:Witnesses are coming forward saying a nursing home worker who threatened to behead his female coworker was only joking. Now, the victim herself is behind bars for a not so innocent past. Bellevue Nursing Home in Northwest Oklahoma City is where the alleged victim, Monique Garrett, the alleged terrorist […]

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Quincy Timberlake mentioned in the World’s Craziest Politicians book

| October 23, 2014 | Comments
Quincy Timberlake mentioned in the World’s Craziest Politicians book

This book is really about lifting the lid on the mad and bad that the world doesn’t yet know, like Quincy Timberlake who says he plans to stand in the 2017 Kenyan presidential elections, but has been charged with the murder of his three year old son.” Boris Johnson, Brooks Newmark, Nigel Farage, Alex Salmond […]

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Let us Talk About Suicide Prevention In Diaspora

| October 23, 2014 | Comments
Let us Talk About Suicide Prevention In Diaspora

Heightened Concern over the rise in the number of cases of young Kenyan adults dying in the United States. One young person dying because of a preventable cause is one too many.It is time to talk about suicide in Diaspora. Disclaimer-This article deals with a serious and sensitive subject, suicide. It is meant for the community […]

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Kenyan tutoring firm owners plead guilty to defrauding school district in Texas

| October 22, 2014 | Comments
Kenyan tutoring firm owners plead guilty to defrauding school district in Texas

Florine Mati and David Mbugua ran tutoring companies that promised to help poor kids from Dallas-area schools. On Tuesday, the pair pleaded guilty to defrauding the Dallas and Fort Worth school districts. They did so by billing the school districts about $3.1 million for tutoring that never occurred, according to the U.S. attorney’s office. Mati, […]

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