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Italy holds Kenyan baby over mum’s poor health

| April 16, 2014 | Comments
Italy holds Kenyan baby over mum’s poor health

A family from Mutomo village in Gatundu South district has asked the government to help bring back their daughter and her son from Italy. The family is involved in a legal tussle with Italian authorities over the adoption of their daughter’s son without the legal consent of his mother. Thirty-year-old Teresia Mukuhi went to Italy […]

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Europe Relax:Not All Africans Are Dying to Come to Europe

| April 15, 2014 | Comments
Europe Relax:Not All Africans Are Dying to Come to Europe

Auma Obama during a recent speech in Hamburg , spoke about African migrants and the current fear in Germany especially, that every poor African is on their way here for social welfare. Truth be told, very few Africans actually make it to Europe. Those that actually make it to Europe are usually not poor neither […]

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VISA DENIED:Grandfather Cannot Attend Grand-daughter’s Christening

| April 15, 2014 | Comments
VISA DENIED:Grandfather Cannot Attend Grand-daughter’s Christening

Ten years ago, I did not need to beg for a date for my baby to be christened. Back then, my father was 74 years old, a widower with Sh1,500 pension. His other sources of finance were small-scale coffee and tea farms, which brought in about Sh3,000 per month. However, when my daughter was born, […]

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Celebrated Kenyan Anchor Zain Verjee Explains Why She Is Leaving CNN After 14 Years

| April 15, 2014 | Comments
Celebrated Kenyan Anchor Zain Verjee Explains Why She Is Leaving CNN After 14 Years

Celebrated CNN anchor Zain Verjee has officially hang her boots. The Kenyan Canadian journalist who was a host of CNN’s European daytime program is an inspiration to many and even with all her success in the journalism industry, she has maintained her humility and is still one of the most down to earth celebrities. Zain […]

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Photo:How Octopizzo’s Germany Concert Went Down

| April 15, 2014 | Comments
Photo:How Octopizzo’s Germany Concert Went Down

Rapper Octopizzo has been having the time of his life in Germany for almost a week now. He has been in the European country to promote his latest album My Chocolate City. Over the weekend, he performed his last show in Berlin and will be heading to Paris on Tuesday before ending his tour in Barcelona. Octopizzo […]

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Kenyan Diaspora:From Volunteering in Serbia to Finding Love in Germany

| April 14, 2014 | Comments
Kenyan Diaspora:From Volunteering in Serbia to Finding Love in Germany

After the war in Kosovo, she found herself travelling from Kenya to Serbia to help in the rebuilding of the nation as a humanitarian volunteer. What started as a simple trip led to a whole new journey to her life. The sassy 40 year old, mother of one, Ivy Kinyanjui sits relaxed in her home […]

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Kenyan student in Wyoming hopes to improve Kenyan agriculture

| April 14, 2014 | Comments
Kenyan student in Wyoming hopes to improve Kenyan agriculture

Dozens of men lounge together and chat on the side of dusty, red dirt city roads lined with palm trees and fruit bushes. Miles away, their wives and families clean the house, plow the fields and attend school. This is the norm in Kenyan society, said Judith Odhiambo, University of Wyoming agroecology doctoral student from […]

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Lupita Nyong’o Attends Gay and Lesbian Media Awards

| April 14, 2014 | Comments
Lupita Nyong’o Attends Gay and Lesbian Media Awards

Award winning actress Lupita Nyong’o on Saturday attended the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation Media Awards, held at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles. Lupita rocked a Grace Jones inspired flat top, to the event that was also graced by Naomi Campbell and Jennifer Lopez. The awards are aimed at supporting LGBT rights, and Lupita’s attendance really […]

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Kenyans Diaspora send home Sh10 billion

| April 14, 2014 | Comments
Kenyans Diaspora send home Sh10 billion

Kenyans abroad sent home Sh700 million more in February this year compared to the same period in 2013. The remittances rose by 8 per cent to Sh9.6 billion ($110.42 million) from Sh8.9 billion ($102.4 million) in February last year, with the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) saying the inflows remained resilient despite month-on-month slowdown from […]

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23-year-old Kenyan making a big impact in Britain

| April 13, 2014 | Comments
23-year-old Kenyan making a big impact in Britain

Twenty-three-year-old Kenyan-born Londoner Stessy Nyaga is a young woman on a mission — to positively engage the energy and drive of her young compatriots in Britain. Together with like-minded Kenyans, she has established Diaspora Youth Empowerment (Dye), a charitable organisation engaging the youth in the Diaspora. “I cannot express the level of joy it has […]

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Photos:Uhuru arrives in London to Support 1st Lady Margaret Kenyatta

| April 12, 2014 | Comments
Photos:Uhuru arrives in London to Support 1st Lady Margaret Kenyatta

President Uhuru Kenyatta  arrived in London today ahead of  The Virgin Money London Marathon to support Margaret and her team who will be running to raise awareness about the Beyond Zero Campaign.

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WOW PHOTOS:KEVIN KIOI&JEMIMA WAIRIA WEDDING IN LONDON

| April 12, 2014 | Comments
WOW PHOTOS:KEVIN KIOI&JEMIMA WAIRIA WEDDING IN LONDON

A colourful wedding between Miss Jamima Wambui Wairia and Mr. Kevin Gichanga Wambugu Kioi took place in London on Friday 11th April, 2014. The well attended ceremony took place at St. Paul’s Church, Woodford Bridge, London. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ayub Manje Wairia of Githunguri, Kenya and the bridegroom is […]

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Kenyan Marine one step closer to achieving dreams

| April 11, 2014 | Comments
Kenyan Marine one step closer to achieving dreams

Cpl. Cecil Otieno always wanted to be a military officer, but growing up in Kenya, he faced many challenges. “Back at home I was thinking of joining the military and my aim was to become an officer,” said Otieno. “But at home I couldn’t join the military because it was too corrupt, and only certain […]

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Kenyan man pleads not guilty to abuse-prevention charges in Lowell MA

| April 9, 2014 | Comments
Kenyan man pleads not guilty to abuse-prevention charges in Lowell MA

Edwin Mbugua told his attorney he lived with the alleged victim for four years and can’t understand why she won’t see him. The alleged victim told prosecutors she and Mbugua move in the same circles, but said she never dated the 26-year-old Kenyan native and never lived with him. “The defendant says he is love with the […]

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Kenyan Woman Sentenced for Role in Marriage Fraud Ring in Maine

| April 9, 2014 | Comments
Kenyan Woman Sentenced for Role in Marriage Fraud Ring in Maine

A Kenyan woman, convicted for her role in a major multi-state marriage fraud ring, was sentenced Tuesday to one year in prison. 30-year-old Margaret Kimani, formerly of Massachusetts, was one of 28 defendants from Maine convicted for their participation in a scam that paid American citizens to marry African immigrants so they could become legal […]

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Kenyan Man jailed in Dubai for filming other men in washroom

| April 8, 2014 | Comments
Kenyan Man jailed in Dubai for filming other men in washroom

Dubai: A man will spend six months behind bars for secretly filming men in a mall washroom in Deira. He was caught after footage showed his face positioning the hidden camera. The 35-year-old Kenyan, E.K., hid the camera in the duct of an air extractor. Presiding judge Mohammad Jamal said the defendant will be deported […]

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Photos/Video:Octopizzo,16 Kenyan artists from Nairobi Performing in Berlin.

| April 8, 2014 | Comments
Photos/Video:Octopizzo,16 Kenyan artists from Nairobi Performing in Berlin.

As part of the Nairobi meets Berlin project, also known as the Spoken Wor:l:ds project, 16 artists from Nairobi and Berlin will be performing in Berlin this week. This is the sequel to the event that was held in Nairobi in November last year. The project aims to celebrate art and creativity from both cities. […]

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KENYA TOURISM: UNCHECKED INEPTITUDE

| April 8, 2014 | Comments
KENYA TOURISM: UNCHECKED INEPTITUDE

Exhibitors attending the annual International Tourist exhibition (ITB) in Berlin which began on March 2and ended on 9 March returned to their respective countries to evaluate the benefits of the strenuous marketing week. The Travel Trade show is the largest world-wide, bringing together tour operators, hotels, travel systems, suppliers, carriers even potential travellers. This year 11 […]

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