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Photos:Kiambu County officials tours Norristown in Pennsylvania

| January 29, 2015 | Comments
Photos:Kiambu County officials tours Norristown in Pennsylvania

NORRISTOWN > A small delegation of government officials from Kiambu County, Kenya, visited Norristown’s municipal hall Wednesday, toured Main Street, waterfront and neighborhoods by bus and met informally with members of municipal council and Montgomery County government in the evening. As Kenya’s national government has transferred countrywide responsibilities to county governments in Kenya, local officials […]

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Kenya Diaspora woman buried in France

| January 29, 2015 | Comments
Kenya Diaspora woman buried in France

A Kenyan woman who died in France on January 13 after five years in a coma was buried yesterday, the family said. Leila Omar, 43, is said to have jumped from a two-storey building in 2010 while she was six months’ pregnant. Doctors saved the baby. Omar was divorced from Frenchman Fabrice Pradie at the […]

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INVITATION TO SUBMIT SUBJECT MATTER IDEAS FOR DIASPORA POLICY

| January 29, 2015 | Comments
INVITATION TO SUBMIT SUBJECT MATTER IDEAS FOR DIASPORA POLICY

On January, 21 2015 President Uhuru Kenyatta presided over the launch of Kenya’s Foreign Policy and Diaspora Policy. Many in the Diaspora did not participate in the meeting for a myriad of reasons including insufficient notice to attend and frankly, lack of invitation. Whether intentional or not, the Diaspora was left out in this launch. […]

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Kenyan hospice patient from Arizona arrives in Kenya safely

| January 28, 2015 | Comments
Kenyan hospice patient from Arizona arrives in Kenya safely

The Family of Josphat Ngugi Gichini,a hospice patient from Arizona are happy to announce that Josphat arrive in Kenya safely. They had  wanted so much to have him travel back home and  their prayers were answered. Many Kenyans turned out on Saturday,January 25th 2015 for prayers  and support which was a big encouragement and help […]

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Kenya’s Diaspora remittances jump 10.7 pct in 2014, help cushion currency

| January 28, 2015 | Comments
Kenya’s Diaspora remittances jump 10.7 pct in 2014, help cushion currency

NAIROBI – Money sent home by Kenyans living abroad rose 10.68 percent last year to $1.43 billion, the central bank said on Tuesday, setting a new annual record and cushioning the weakening local currency. Known as remittances, the cash is a major source of foreign exchange for east Africa’s biggest economy alongside tea, horticulture and tourism. […]

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Qatar court tells US family to decide on execution of Kenyan man

| January 28, 2015 | Comments
Qatar court tells US family to decide on execution of Kenyan man

A Qatari court ruled Sunday that the parents of an American teacher murdered in the Gulf state should decide whether her alleged killer is executed. The Pennsylvania-based family of Jennifer Brown can choose between the death penalty, compensation — “blood money” under Islam law — or a pardon for the Kenyan security guard charged with […]

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Diaspora Drama:Bride dumped 24 hours after marriage ceremony

| January 28, 2015 | Comments
Diaspora Drama:Bride dumped 24 hours after marriage ceremony

A young bride has claimed her husband was only interested in her to get a visa. 38-year-old dog lover Michelle’s marriage ended the day after she and her husband renewed their vows when she discovered he had fathered someone else’s child. After the pair got together they had a whirlwind romance which soon saw them […]

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Family of a Kenyan hospice patient in Arizona seek help

| January 26, 2015 | Comments
Family of a Kenyan hospice patient in Arizona seek help

The Family of Mr.Josphat Ngugi Gichini who is in banner hospice in Mesa Arizona is asking for help and prayers to enable him to travel back to Kenya. Mr Gichini has responded well to medication and the family feels he is strong enough to travel. There were  Farewell prayers yesterday at 7231 E. Broadway road Mesa […]

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Miss Kenya wows audience at Miss Universe Pageant in Florida

| January 26, 2015 | Comments
Miss Kenya wows audience at Miss Universe Pageant in Florida

Although Ms Gaylyne Ayugi did not win this year’s Miss Universe crown on Sunday night, she received a rousing welcome at the premium event held at the FIU Arena in Doral-Miami, Florida, in the United States. Ms Ayugi, a journalism student at Zetech University in Nairobi, was among the finalists at the colourful ceremony. The […]

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Kenyan makes a name in US film industry

| January 24, 2015 | Comments
Kenyan makes a name in US film industry

A Kenyan filmmaker is causing a stir in the US with her controversial documentary about tensions between African-Americans and Africans living in the US. Ms Peres Owino recently won an award at the Seattle International Film Festival for Bound: Africans versus African-Americans. It was honoured by attendees at the West Coast city’s festival as the […]

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For Kenyan native, GED is first step toward hoped-for nursing career

| January 24, 2015 | Comments
For Kenyan native, GED is first step toward hoped-for nursing career

Lancaster PA:Take Antonella Murkuria: She wants to be a nurse so she can help people in her native Kenya. Murkuria joined her husband in Lancaster in 2010, bringing their three sons with her. He came here in 2003 and works as a nurse at Garden Spot Village in New Holland. She has a job making […]

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Diaspora Kenyan man going for an MP seat in UK

| January 23, 2015 | Comments
Diaspora Kenyan man going for an MP seat in UK

Basildon Councillor Daniel Munyambu is vying for parliamentary seat in Thurrock constituency, Essex, UK. He was first elected as a councillor in year 2011 where he won by 52% of total votes; he has been serving the community, making difference in their lives. He now feels it’s the high time to deal with bigger issues […]

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Video:Kenyan woman stranded in Lebanon

| January 23, 2015 | Comments
Video:Kenyan woman stranded in Lebanon

The story of Kenyans being subjected to hostility in foreign countries where they have gone in search of greener pastures is not new. The latest victim is 21 year old Georgina Wambui who is stranded in Lebanon where she is allegedly facing brutal treatment from her employers. Her family now wants the government to help […]

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FRESH TWIST ON LUPITA’S SNUB ON ACTRESS KENYA MOORE

| January 23, 2015 | Comments
FRESH TWIST ON LUPITA’S SNUB ON ACTRESS KENYA MOORE

Lupita Nyong’o apparently has no clue who Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kenya Moore is. Lupita has reportedly broken her silence on the Golden Globes awards after-party snub that saw the internet go abuzz. American showbiz site Naughty Gossip on Tuesday reported that the Oscar award winning actress was asked at an event about the […]

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PHOTOS:LIONESSES DREAM TICKET TO AFRICA-KENYA AIRWAYS NEW B787 DREAMLINER

| January 23, 2015 | Comments
PHOTOS:LIONESSES DREAM TICKET TO AFRICA-KENYA AIRWAYS NEW B787 DREAMLINER

From Tuesday’s inaugural Dreamliner B787 flight from London to Nairobi with H.E Mr. Lazarus O. Amayo, MBS, The High Commissioner of Kenya to the United Kingdom cutting the ribbon to launch the flight. International wildlife charity, the Born Free Foundation have announced that two rescued circus lionesses, sisters Maggie and Sonja, will embark on an […]

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Sad Photo:Kenyan girl in isolation room in Arab central hospital

| January 22, 2015 | Comments
Sad Photo:Kenyan girl in isolation room in Arab central hospital

As many of our Kenyan men and women are killed, assaulted and abused, It’s so painful to think that the rogue agents who are sending them to the Middle East are operating with total impunity, enjoying the great weather and Kenyan hospitality.Also it is sad to think how long this have been going on without […]

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Kenyan family in Dallas seeks financial help to secure kin’s release from immigration detention

| January 22, 2015 | Comments
Kenyan family in Dallas seeks financial help to secure kin’s release from immigration detention

A Kenyan family in Dallas is seeking assistance in securing the release of their kin who is held bu the Unites States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Njeri Waithaka’s is being detained by immigration authorities and family & friends are raising money to assist in her release from an immigration detention center. The funds will […]

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Video:Kenyan to be buried in France over lack funds to bring her body home

| January 22, 2015 | Comments
Video:Kenyan to be buried in France over lack funds to bring her body home

A family in Mombasa has decided to let their relative be buried in France after failing to raise the money to bring her body home. The 42 year old Kenyan woman died in a French hospital after being in coma for five years.   ———————————————————– Message from Stephen Kinuthia,Chairman of  Kenya Community in Diaspora First of […]

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