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Kenyan man says he was Sexually Abused in Dubai

| November 28, 2014 | Comments
Kenyan man says he was  Sexually Abused in Dubai

Many young Kenyans dream of a rosy life working abroad, especially in the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia. But while many distressed women have narrated their ordeals at the hands of crude Saudi and other Arab employers, men have always kept quiet, until now. Stephen Kinyanjui, 32, from Muchatha in Kiambu County, talks bitterly […]

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Photos:Women stripping,negative publicity abroad

| November 27, 2014 | Comments
Photos:Women stripping,negative publicity abroad

In support of poor women in Kenya who have become victims of stripping and rape,Mzungus are joining the protest and urging tourist to stay away from Kenya.Here are the photos. Photos courtesy of Diaspora Says NO To Kenyan Men Striping And Raping Women

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Police recover Wanyama’s Sh8m Range Rover

| November 26, 2014 | Comments
Police recover Wanyama’s Sh8m Range Rover

Police in England have recovered Victor Wanyama’s stolen Range Rover SUV, we can now exclusively report. The Nairobi News had reported how robbers broke into the Southampton home of the Harambee Stars captain Monday night and stole property worth millions of shillings. The thugs stole house accessories plus his top-of-the-range car valued at Sh8 million. […]

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I abandoned American dream to rear pigs back home in Kenya

| November 22, 2014 | Comments
I abandoned American dream to rear pigs back home in Kenya

After 45 minutes of a torturous drive on pothole-riddled Nakuru-Nyahururu road, we finally arrive at Ezra Waweru’s farm at Ahero village, Bahati, Nakuru. We are ushered into his compound by storey structures that occupy about 10 by 100 feet of his two-acre farm. The wooden structures are sties in which pigs are chewing away on […]

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DETAILED ANALYSIS OF OBAMA’S EXECUTIVE ORDER

| November 21, 2014 | Comments
DETAILED ANALYSIS OF OBAMA’S EXECUTIVE ORDER

President Barack Obama has finally delivered the eagerly awaited Executive Order and although masses were excited about the prospects of the Order solving their Immigration dilemma, Kenyans in the United States have experienced mixed reactions. Some are excited while others are very disappointed. Many believe that the President has gone way below their expectation and […]

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Kenyan Diaspora:Job Training That Works

| November 21, 2014 | Comments
Kenyan Diaspora:Job Training That Works

Janet Murumba wasn’t always handy with a power drill. The Kenyan immigrant arrived in Seattle at age 30 with a high school education and no skills to speak of. What she did have was ambition. After a couple of years toiling in nursing homes, she set her sights onBoeing (BA). Last year she enrolled in […]

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Obama Announces Deportation Relief for undocumented immigrants

| November 21, 2014 | Comments
Obama Announces Deportation Relief for undocumented immigrants

President Barack Obama announced broad executive action to offer temporary relief from deportation to millions of undocumented immigrants on Thursday, saying that the separation of families or the oppression of low-wage immigrant workers is “not who we are as Americans.” “If you’ve been in America for more than five years; if you have children who […]

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NEW KENYAN AMBASSADOR TO US EYES PARTNERSHIP AND TRADE

| November 20, 2014 | Comments
NEW KENYAN AMBASSADOR TO US EYES PARTNERSHIP AND TRADE

Kenya’s new ambassador to the US Robinson Njeru Githae will not be focusing on aid and grants during his tour but will instead focus on developing partnerships and trade. He outlined his vision at a reception Tuesday after presenting his credentials to President Barack Obama at the White House. The reception, held at the Kenya […]

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Kenyan Diaspora trains Kenyan scholars, publishes their work

| November 20, 2014 | Comments
Kenyan Diaspora trains Kenyan scholars, publishes their work

When Fulbright Scholar Faith Maina realized her Kenyan post-graduate students and even some new faculty members in her class at Moi University would encounter difficulties publishing the research papers they had prepared for her class, she took matters into her own hands. The result is a new book, “Nurturing Reflexive Practice in Higher Education: Educators […]

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How I got pregnant from a hug

| November 20, 2014 | Comments
How I got pregnant from a hug

I have a confession to make. I Have a problem. I ask too many questions, sometimes. Others too silly, especially to the answerer. I was told things like; babies were gotten from the supermarket. Grandma warned me from whistling my favorite song at night, that it called the night runners to come by. She also […]

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Obama welcomes Kenyan ambassador Githae to the US

| November 19, 2014 | Comments
Obama welcomes Kenyan ambassador Githae to the US

President Barack Obama formally welcomed Kenya’s new envoy to the US, Robinson Njeru Githae, to Washington on Tuesday afternoon when he presented his letters of credence at a ceremony in the White House. Mr Githae was among ten ambassadors-designate who presented their papers to President Obama in the Oval Office at a traditional credentialing event, […]

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Protester With Anti-Kenyan Banner Spotted in Sweden-Stripping

| November 18, 2014 | Comments
Protester With Anti-Kenyan Banner Spotted in Sweden-Stripping

Whatever we do in Kenya, we should be sure that the outside world is watching closely. The stripping issue has received lots of coverage from many international media, including CNN, BBC, Al Jazeera, FOX etc. This photo was allegedly taken at a Swedish Subway yesterday. If its true, then we can start saying RIP Tourism. […]

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Young Kenyans affected by HIV/AIDS unmask feelings through art in Richmond VA

| November 18, 2014 | Comments
Young Kenyans affected by HIV/AIDS unmask feelings through art in Richmond VA

The plaster mask on the gallery wall is a face without eyes. Lest this work of art leave too much to interpretation, a handwritten sentence beneath it is an eye-opener: The future is blurred when you have HIV. The mask is part of “Never Walk Alone,” an exhibit at ART 180, a local nonprofit organization […]

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Beyond broke: Dark side of ‘American dream’

| November 17, 2014 | Comments
Beyond broke: Dark side of ‘American dream’

When Maggie Marikah, a Kenyan living in Atlanta, Georgia, in the United States, first read in the press that a homeless Kenyan had been admitted to a hospital in her neighbourhood with a lung infection, and that doctors were looking for the patient’s family, her curiosity was piqued. Considering that Kenyans living in the area […]

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Kenyan woman dies in Lebanon

| November 16, 2014 | Comments
Kenyan woman dies in Lebanon

A Kenyan woman has died in Lebanon where she had been employed as a househelp. But her body cannot be brought home for burial due to lack of identification documents. Ms Jane Njeri Kamau, 36, is said to have fallen sick while in police custody. Ms Kamau and a friend — 22-year-old Margaret Nyakeru — […]

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DIASPORA KENYAN AUTHOR RE-WRITING HISTORY AWAY FROM HOME

| November 16, 2014 | Comments
DIASPORA KENYAN AUTHOR RE-WRITING HISTORY AWAY FROM HOME

Carole Njeru Kawira is a budding author, poet and a storyteller who has used her magical words to describe her childhood experiences to help the youth in Kenya and in the diaspora focus on their African roots. She tells incredible stories reflecting on her childhood memories at the foot of Mount Kenya while marvelling at […]

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Wow: Kenya’s New Kid on the Block at CNN

| November 15, 2014 | Comments
Wow: Kenya’s New Kid on the Block at CNN

Blink and you could miss Soni Methu. She stands at just a little over 5 feet tall and, as she darts across the room to the water cooler, you would be forgiven for thinking she was a schoolgirl on holiday at the end of a strenuous academic year. If you look close enough you will […]

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Kenya ambassador to US Githae to present credentials to Obama on Tuesday

| November 13, 2014 | Comments
Kenya ambassador to US Githae to present credentials to Obama on Tuesday

Kenya’s new envoy to the US, Robinson Njeru Githae, is set to present his credentials to US President Barack Obama on Tuesday, during a scheduled ceremony at the White House in Washington DC. A statement from the White House Press office says Mr Githae will be among new ambassadors-designate from several countries who will present […]

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