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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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PROPOSED PROCEDURES FOR IMPORTATION OF VEHICLES BY KENYAN DIASPORA

| October 21, 2014 | Comments
PROPOSED PROCEDURES FOR IMPORTATION OF VEHICLES BY KENYAN DIASPORA

Kenya Revenue Authority has come up with guidelines to be met by returning residents from countries that operate left hand vehicles from another country other than their country of residence. The guidelines are as follows: 1. The returning resident must meet all the conditions stipulated in the 5th Schedule of EACMMA, 2004 regarding the definition […]

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Sentencing for Kenyan carjacker in Des Moines Iowa delayed

| October 21, 2014 | Comments
Sentencing for Kenyan carjacker in Des Moines  Iowa delayed

A sentencing hearing for a Des Moines teen who participated in a carjacking that left a man with brain damage was continued this morning, partly due to new evidence about his behavior in jail. Leshaun Murray, 17, pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree robbery in April. Murray is one of three teens who carjacked […]

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Kenyan American cultural festival opens in Atlanta

| October 20, 2014 | Comments
Kenyan American cultural festival opens in Atlanta

This year’s Kenyan American cultural and drama festival opened in Atlanta over the weekend where performers showcased their artistic talents through theatre. The event, whose theme is “Living by God’s Promises” saw hundreds of Kenyans from different cities in United States gather at the Kenyan American Community Church in Marietta, some 15 kilometers West of […]

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Kenyan Cyclist dies after collision in Philippines

| October 20, 2014 | Comments
Kenyan Cyclist dies after collision in Philippines

Kenyan rider John Njoroge Muya has been killed after colliding with a car travelling in the opposite direction at the Tour of Matabungkay, his Kenyan Riders team have confirmed. The incident took place on Saturday at 10 am on stage two of the three-day amateur race, and while an ambulance was on the scene immediately, […]

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Kenyan housemaid caught on camera threatening to kill children in Dubai

| October 19, 2014 | Comments
Kenyan housemaid caught on camera threatening to kill children in Dubai

Maid threatened to kill children if they did not finish food, Dubai court hears. A Kenyan housemaid was filmed on a camera phone hitting her employer’s children and threatening them with a knife, the Criminal Court has heard. K A, 30, an Emirati mother-of-three, said on June 2 she returned home from college when another […]

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Ebola: UK Parents demand ban/quarantine on teachers after Kenya visit

| October 19, 2014 | Comments
Ebola: UK Parents demand ban/quarantine on teachers  after Kenya visit

PANICKING parents have demanded that two teachers at their children’s school be quarantined for Ebola after they visit Kenya – 3,000 miles from the disease-ridden zone. They have gathered a 60-name petition urging Berkeley Primary School to avoid “unnecessary risk” by keeping the pair away until they are shown to be uninfected. The staff members […]

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Kenyan children caught up in US Ebola scare

| October 19, 2014 | Comments
Kenyan children caught up in US Ebola scare

A group of Kenyan orphans on a trip to the US are facing a backlash from a section of Oklahoma residents who believe the children may be carrying the Ebola virus. But the sponsors and hosts of the 24 children from an orphanage in Kisumu have come out strongly to deny the suggestion. “Ever since […]

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MAYOR KANGETHE HOME COMING CELEBRATION IN LONDON

| October 18, 2014 | Comments
MAYOR KANGETHE HOME COMING CELEBRATION  IN LONDON

The Ceremony on 15th November 2014 to be conducted Kenyan way – food, dressing and dancing Mayor Elizabeth Kangethe of Barking and Dagenham,  will be holding her Home Coming Ceremony in London on Saturday 15th November, 2014. The colourful ceremony which the council want it done the Kenyan style will be one of the biggest […]

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Kenyan in Germany starts a Radio program

| October 18, 2014 | Comments
Kenyan in Germany starts a Radio program

The Internet and Technology age has opened up a lot of avenues for media and individuals to share good content in convenient ways. Today you don’t have to press your ear close to a physical radio while you turn the knob left and right looking for your favorite station. Neither do you have to adjust […]

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Ebola Profiling:Kenyan Nurse sent home because daughter visited from Kenya

| October 18, 2014 | Comments
Ebola Profiling:Kenyan Nurse sent home because daughter visited from Kenya

DALLAS– A Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) in Dallas claims her employer sent her home because her daughter, living in Kenya visited for two days last week. “I was surprised, I didn’t know what to say,” said Alice, a Kenyan native who asked we only use her first name. “I was in shock, I didn’t expect […]

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Kenyan councillor in UK says Basildon residents get raw deal

| October 18, 2014 | Comments
Kenyan councillor in UK says Basildon  residents get raw deal

AN IMMIGRANT councillor claims people born and bred in Basildon get a raw deal from the council when it comes to housing. Labour councillor Daniel Munyambu said: “Local residents we represent should be a priority. I have witnessed, and honestly myself being an immigrant, have seen a young mother with two children in a one-bedroom house, who […]

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Diaspora volunteering: ‘Brain circulation’ to offset ‘brain drain’

| October 17, 2014 | Comments
Diaspora volunteering: ‘Brain circulation’ to offset ‘brain drain’

“I was able to give the young girls hope,” says Dorothy Mwawasi, reflecting upon the impact of volunteering in her home country of Kenya. Though Mwawasi is a now a United States citizen, she is originally from Mombasa. In 2014 she spent three months as a volunteer there working with a local nongovernmental organization, Sauti […]

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Kenyan Immigrant mother/daughter spend 4 years living in hotels after she lost passport

| October 16, 2014 | Comments
Kenyan Immigrant mother/daughter spend 4 years living in hotels after she lost passport

An immigrant mother and her daughter spent four years living in hotels paid for by the taxpayer while she waited for the Home Office to find the paperwork which proved she was allowed to stay in the UK. The fiasco began after 32-year-old Lucille Wanjiru, from Kenya, lost her passport, which contained a Government-issued stamp […]

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Kenyan lady murdered in Saudi Arabia for dating Arabic man

| October 16, 2014 | Comments
Kenyan lady murdered in Saudi Arabia for dating Arabic man

Just a few days after Ghetto Radio exclusively released a video of a Kenyan lady in Saudi Arabia begging to be saved from her abusive employers, another lady has reportedly been murdered in the same country. The lady is said to have gone out with an Arabic man contrary to the employment regulations which prohibit any African lady from going out […]

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Lupita Nyongo’s mother speaks at Notre Dame College about cancer in Africa

| October 16, 2014 | Comments
Lupita Nyongo’s mother speaks at Notre Dame College about cancer in Africa

SOUTH EUCLID, Ohio — The mother of an Academy Award-winning actress took to the stage of the Regina Auditorium at Notre Dame College, but it wasn’t the movies or the theater Dorothy Nyong’o was in South Euclid to discuss. No, the topic of the Kenya native’s talk centered on the battle she and her professor husband, […]

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