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Kenyan runner’s shoes stolen but wins big in last minute donation

| March 30, 2015 | Comments
Kenyan runner’s shoes stolen but wins big in last minute donation

Alabama:Mobile’s Azalea Trail Run is well known in the elite community, because it is one of the fastest 10K courses in the world. The 38th annual race on Saturday saw 15 elite runners cross the finish line, including one who had never raced in America before. “We don’t have the money of a big run […]

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KENYAN TEAM ARRIVE IN GERMANY TO PROMOTE BOXING TIES

| March 30, 2015 | Comments
KENYAN TEAM ARRIVE IN GERMANY TO PROMOTE BOXING TIES

A team of officials recently elected to the Kenya Professional Boxing Commission (KPBC) is determined to resurrect Kenya boxing from the doldrums. The team led by its Secretary General Mr. Franklin Ibanzi and the former Makadara MP. Reuben Ndolo arrived in Germany on March 10 and traversed the country holding talks with different German boxing […]

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Ministry targets diaspora to drive investments

| March 30, 2015 | Comments
Ministry targets diaspora to drive investments

The government will this week play host to Kenyans living abroad in a three-day conference it hopes will encourage them to invest back home. The meeting kicks off Tuesday, with a golf tournament at the Windsor Golf Hotel & Country Club before it is officially opened on Wednesday by President Uhuru Kenyatta at the same […]

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Video:The real story of Charity Achieng saga in Saudi Arabia

| March 29, 2015 | Comments
Video:The real story of Charity Achieng saga in Saudi Arabia

Recently a post went viral to bring back Charity Achieng home on social media. Charity Achieng Ombogo, a Kenyan lady alleged to be under hostage in Saudi Arabia as her boss demanded a refund of 3,500 US Dollars equivalent to Ksh. 360,000 the amount her boss claimed he used to recruit her from Kenya under […]

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Kenyan student in ICU for more than a month needs help

| March 29, 2015 | Comments
Kenyan student in ICU for more than a month needs help

Maryland:We would appreciate your assistance in meeting Mr.Vincent Wafula a.k.a BIG Warf medical need. Vincent (Warf) came to the US to pursue education unfortunately he was taken ill and admitted since February 11th 2015. Vincent “Warf” Wafula is currently a patient at the Intensive Care Unit at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, […]

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Kenyan Man Hangs Himself at a Mental Health Facility in Texas

| March 29, 2015 | Comments
Kenyan Man Hangs Himself at a Mental Health Facility in Texas

A 33-year-old Kenyan man is dead after hanging himself Friday at the Psychiatric Emergency Treatment  Center in Conroe. Police officials said the man is homeless and as of late Friday afternoon, authorities were still trying to locate his family members. Conroe police responded to the scene at 706 Old Montgomery Road next to the CPD headquarters […]

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Kenyan Nationals Among Those Killed in Mogadishu Hotel Attack, One Rescued

| March 28, 2015 | Comments
Kenyan Nationals Among Those Killed in Mogadishu Hotel Attack, One Rescued

Two Kenyan nationals working at the Hotel Maka al Mukarama as waiters were confirmed among those killed by Al-Shabab attackers who raided the hotel on Friday afternoon and continued to hold hostages until Saturday morning, Somaliupdate reports. According to Col. Ahmed Wali, Somalia National Security, the bodies of the two Kenyan waiters were recovered on […]

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Kenyans win gold at World Cross Country Championships in China

| March 28, 2015 | Comments
Kenyans win gold at World Cross Country Championships in China

Kenya strode to gold in both the men’s and women’s races at the World Cross Country Championships in China on Saturday with 19-year-old Agnes Tirop and Geoffrey Kipsang taking their first titles. Tirop produced an impressive start-to-finish victory over the 8,010m course in Guiyang in a time of 26 minutes and one second, leaving behind […]

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South Korea to offer citizenship to Kenya marathoner

| March 27, 2015 | Comments
South Korea to offer citizenship to Kenya marathoner

The South Korean government is planning to offer citizenship to a Kenyan marathon runner who has twice won the Seoul International Marathon and served a two-year doping ban. Wilson Loyanae Ekupe won the 2012 Seoul race in his personal best time of 2:05:37 before testing positive for EPO in an out-of-competition test, according to the […]

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President Uhuru Nation address speaks to Kenyans in Diaspora

| March 27, 2015 | Comments
President Uhuru Nation address speaks to Kenyans in Diaspora

Kenyans living in the diaspora were not left out in the 66 minutes state of the nation address by President Uhuru Kenyatta. President Uhuru said Kenya had launched a Foreign and Diaspora Policy for the first time since Independence. He said this during his state of the nation address at the Kenya parliament buildings, a […]

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Kenya woman among winners of teaching awards in North Carolina

| March 25, 2015 | Comments
Kenya woman among winners of teaching awards in North Carolina

CHAPEL HILL — A health and wellness specialist at N.C. A&T and a math expert at the Nanoschool in Greensboro are among the winners of the annual Awards for Teaching Excellence, the UNC system’s top teaching awards. The 2015 winners, announced today, come from each of the system’s 17 campuses. Among this year’s winners are […]

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Kenyan student brings rugby skills to California

| March 25, 2015 | Comments
Kenyan student brings rugby skills to California

For many Southern Californians, rugby is a new sport. But for Kenyan native Paul Maingi, it is business as usual. The 19-year-old Pierce College freshman moved to the United States with his family in November 2013 from Nairobi, Kenya to pursue his athletic and educational goals. He is currently enrolled in his first semester at […]

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Fourteen Kenyans arrested in Germany after using ‘fake’ passport story to stay in the country

| March 24, 2015 | Comments
Fourteen Kenyans arrested in Germany after using ‘fake’ passport story to stay in the country

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 they had misplaced their passports and had to stay in Germany saying […]

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Video:7-Foot Kenyan star fast rising in American Basketball

| March 24, 2015 | Comments
Video:7-Foot Kenyan star fast rising in American Basketball

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 Nancy Siboe who also played for the women national Volleyball team. Born […]

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Kenyan help Wichita State advance to NCAA sweet 16 basketball tournament

| March 23, 2015 | Comments
Kenyan help Wichita State advance to NCAA sweet 16 basketball tournament

Tom “Bush” Wamukota played 14 minutes of Sunday’s NCAA men’s tournament second-round game against Kansas. And now, he’s got the chance to earn a few minutes in the round of 16. Wamukota, a post player that comes off the bench for Wichita State University in Kansas, helped little brother beat big brother on Sunday afternoon, […]

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A Kenyan’s struggle with Alcohol in the US, sought for help in Diaspora

| March 22, 2015 | Comments
A Kenyan’s struggle with Alcohol in the US, sought for help in Diaspora

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 arriving here from Kenya back in 2001. I enrolled  with CHL […]

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Kenyans sweep New Taipei Marathon

| March 22, 2015 | Comments
Kenyans sweep New Taipei Marathon

Taipei, March 22 (CNA) Kenyan runners dominated the 2015 New Taipei City Wan Jin Shi Marathon held on Sunday in Wanli District, with Eluid Kiplagat Barngetany and Gladys Kipsoi winning the men’s and women’s races and the other two podium spots in the men’s race also going to Kenyans. New Taipei Mayor Eric Chu (朱立倫) […]

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Kenyan native takes over Canadian’s top radio job

| March 20, 2015 | Comments
Kenyan native takes over Canadian’s top radio job

Seven seconds into my conversation with Canadian rapper Shad — poised to replace the disgraced Jian Ghomeshi as the new host of CBC Radio’s “Q” — it becomes clear a question about his stint studying business at Wilfrid Laurier University will result in something more than folksy reminiscences designed to curry favour with local readers. […]

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