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Kenyans abroad to access government services online

| August 27, 2014 | Comments
Kenyans abroad to access government services online

The Kenyan government is launching an online platform to allow Kenyans living outside of the country to access government services. The Daily Nation reports the platform will be ready by the end of the year and will be a one-stop point for all government services for Kenyans in the diaspora. “There are a number of things […]

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Remains Of Kenyan Lady Killed In Saudi Arabia Brought Home

| August 27, 2014 | Comments
Remains Of Kenyan Lady Killed In Saudi Arabia Brought Home

The body of a Kenyan lady was brought back to the country two years after she was brutally murdered by her employer in Saudi Arabia. The body of the deceased Eunice Wanjiru who was allegedly hanged by her employer arrived at St Teresa hospital mortuary amidst cries from her relatives who had long waited to […]

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Police puzzled at fatal shooting of Kenyan immigrant in Ohio

| August 27, 2014 | Comments
Police puzzled at fatal shooting of Kenyan immigrant in Ohio

A man who was shot and killed on Monday night was identified yesterday as a North Linden resident. Meshack K. Mwangi was found with a gunshot wound in his upper body in front of 3526 Greenwich St. at 11:51 p.m. Monday. Columbus police said that Mwangi, 62, lived next door. He was taken to Ohio State […]

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Makau Mutua accused of lying in US Court

| August 27, 2014 | Comments
Makau Mutua accused of lying in US Court

A Kenyan law professor based in US has been accused of committing perjury in an American court. Makau Mutua, a human and civil rights activist, has been accused of lying in court. He is sued for allegedly irregularly laying off Jeffrey Malkan, a lecturer at Buffalo Law School where Mutua is a Dean. Malkan claims […]

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Kenyan Wins Coveted Fashion Award in Toronto

| August 26, 2014 | Comments
Kenyan Wins Coveted Fashion Award in Toronto

Everline Aboka, the Kenyan model based in Canada and winner of the prestigious Top Model Worldwide title has won another coveted award. Everline took home the African Canadian Model of the Year award at the African Fashion Industry Awards, after her sterling performance at the African Fashion Week in Toronto. She also bagged the Model […]

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Video/photos:Meet African German based Female Boxer Bintou Yawa Schmill

| August 26, 2014 | Comments
Video/photos:Meet African German based Female Boxer Bintou Yawa Schmill

Female Boxer Bintou Schmill “The VOICE” will fight on the ring on 26.September 2014 ,time 18.00 hour in Stadthalle/ Saalbau Frankfurt-Nied, in Germany  African ladies are otherwise known for other things than Boxing, except for this one who is changing and making the story looks different. Ms.Bintou Yawa Schmill, 29 years young, a totally black African breed […]

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PHOTOS:CAROLYNE WAINAINA AND SHANE MCADAM’S WEDDING IN OXFORD, UK

| August 26, 2014 | Comments
PHOTOS:CAROLYNE WAINAINA AND SHANE MCADAM’S WEDDING IN OXFORD, UK

A colourful wedding between Carolyne Njeri Wainaina and Shane McAdams took place on Sunday 24th August, 2014 in Oxford, UK. The ceremony took place at The Oxford Belfry, Milton Common, Thames, Oxford followed by a reception at the same venue. The bride is a daughter of Mr. Ayub Wainaina Njenga and Mrs. Irene Wainaina of […]

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Kenyan Man dies after shooting in Columbus Ohio

| August 26, 2014 | Comments
Kenyan Man dies after shooting in Columbus Ohio

A Northeast Side man died early this morning after he was shot in North Linden late last night. Meshack K. Mwangi, 62, of Julia Court, was discovered in front of 3526 Greenwich St. at 11:51 p.m by Columbus police responding to a report of a shooting. Mwangi, who had a gunshot wound to the upper […]

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Video:Kenyan Marriage Bill-Should a man marry more than one wife?

| August 25, 2014 | Comments
Video:Kenyan Marriage Bill-Should a man marry more than one wife?

Pinnacle of Praise Show on Sayare TV: Pastor Patrick Kuchio and Irene Thuku interviewed by Beatrice Ndura on the Kenyan Marriage Bill. Should a man marry more than one wife? What is the stand of the church. www.pinnacleofpraiseshow.com

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Kenyan family urgently needs help in Sarasota, Florida

| August 25, 2014 | Comments
Kenyan family urgently needs help in Sarasota, Florida

I hope this letter finds you doing very well. I am coming to you on behalf of my friends and family, the Luvavali’s, who are in need of your help. I have known Johnnie and Alina for over 10 years. They are among some of the most loving and welcoming people I know. They live […]

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Local Banks To Exhibit In US Real Estate Expo

| August 25, 2014 | Comments
Local Banks To Exhibit In US Real Estate Expo

Local financial institutions are among exhibitors participating in a three-day homes expo in the US, looking to tap diaspora cash from those seeking to invest in real estate. The expo, to be held in New York City from August 30 to September 1, is targeting to attract 300,000 people from all over the United States. […]

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Three Kenyan maids try to commit suicide in Saudi Arabia

| August 24, 2014 | Comments
Three Kenyan maids try to commit suicide in Saudi Arabia

Three Kenyan housemaids tried to commit a suicide in Saudi Arabia but were saved by the civil defence and a local man, a newspaper reported on Sunday. The maids went up to the top of a building in the northwestern Tabuk town and tried to jump down before they were persuaded not to do so. […]

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Diaspora Experience:My encounter with overt racism in America

| August 23, 2014 | Comments
Diaspora Experience:My encounter with overt racism in America

When the news broke recently about the shooting to death by police of an unarmed 18-year-old black youth in Ferguson, Missouri, in the United States, I couldn’t help but think back to the time I spent in another state in that country, which I had believed was a place where everything and everyone was perfect. […]

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US courts expose shocking cruelty of Kenyan diplomats

| August 22, 2014 | Comments
US courts expose shocking cruelty of Kenyan diplomats

Three Kenyan diplomats are battling vicious multi-million law suits filed against them by the house helps they allegedly lured and conscripted into slavish service in the US. A former Kenyan diplomat to the UN is facing charges of luring, human-trafficking and enslaving a countrywoman in the US for over a year. Former legal adviser at […]

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Photos:Hosea and Ruth Koech’s wedding in South Carolina

| August 22, 2014 | Comments
Photos:Hosea and Ruth Koech’s wedding in South Carolina

A wonderful and colorful wedding between  Hosea and Ruth Koech took place on Saturday August 10th. 2014 at Saluda Shoals Columbia South Carolina.It was presided by Bishop Manasseh P. Mankuleiyo who  joined them together in holy matrimony. The two young Kenyan Christians while furthering their studies in the US have given the community pride for setting a good example […]

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Politician Envoy Is Vital in Washington DC

| August 22, 2014 | Comments
Politician Envoy Is Vital in Washington DC

As expected, last week’s appointment of politicians as Kenya’s envoys to various diplomatic posts around the world has attracted quite a bit of condemnation. Some have rightly called it rewarding political allies. Others, who are most likely to deny that the sky is blue as long as President Uhuru says it is, have got an […]

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The art piece Uhuru gave George Bush

| August 22, 2014 | Comments
The art piece Uhuru gave George Bush

While President Uhuru was visiting the US recently, greater focus was, understandably, on the details of the trade talks as well as the fact that Kenya was trying to mend fences with cousin Barry’s country, seeing as ‘choices have consequences.’ The focus later dramatically shifted to President Kagame’s daughter. Much later, Uhuru was pictured in […]

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US university pays Sh16.3 m to man brutally attacked by Kenyan student

| August 20, 2014 | Comments
US university pays Sh16.3 m to man brutally attacked by Kenyan student

A university in the United States has opted for an out-of-court settlement in a lawsuit filed by a man who was beaten unconscious by his Kenyan friend. Morgan State University will pay Joshua Ceasar, who was attacked by a fellow student, Alexander Kinyua, a sum of US$185,000 (Ksh 16.3M). In 2012, Kinyua made headlines internationally […]

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