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Lupita’s Sh14 Million Oscars Dress Stolen from Her Hotel Room

| February 26, 2015 | Comments
Lupita’s Sh14 Million Oscars Dress Stolen from Her Hotel Room

Remember that beautiful dress made of 6,000 white pearls Lupita wore to the Oscars..? It has been reported stolen. TMZ writes that the dress was stolen right from her Hollywood hotel room on Tuesday. Lupita was staying at the London hotel in West Hollywood and the theft is reported to have happened some time between 8 a.m. […]

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US & Kenyan professors develop app that catalogues history/culture of Kisumu

| February 26, 2015 | Comments
US & Kenyan professors develop app that catalogues history/culture of Kisumu

For most Americans, views of the African continent are rarely positive. Famine, disease, armed conflict — this is what typically comes to most minds when asked to consider African life. But such stereotypical assessments don’t capture the full essence of Africa, and certainly don’t reflect the continent’s beauty and rich history. Dr. Mark Souther, History […]

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Photos:Raila,Joho meets Diaspora Kenyans in Belgium

| February 24, 2015 | Comments
Photos:Raila,Joho meets Diaspora Kenyans in Belgium

Kenyans in the Diaspora should organise themselves, unite and speak with a common voice, Cord leader Raila Odinga has said. Raila said they are key to the country’s growth. “You’re economically, socially and industrially very significant to the future of the Republic of Kenya,” he said. He was speaking at the Association of Kenyans in […]

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Kenyan lawyer in Hong Kong helps his poverty-ravaged village through power of education

| February 24, 2015 | Comments
Kenyan lawyer in Hong Kong helps his poverty-ravaged village through power of education

As a poor village boy in western Kenya, Erick Komolo walked 10 kilometres a day to and from primary school. By the end of his final term, his toenails were so worn down from the daily trek that they have never grown back, he says. But it was all worthwhile. “I’m better-off by far than […]

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Foreign Affairs Forms Teams To Facilitate 2017 Diaspora Vote

| February 23, 2015 | Comments
Foreign Affairs Forms Teams To Facilitate 2017 Diaspora Vote

SOME three million Kenyans in the Diaspora may participate in the 2017 elections after the government last week set up a team to facilitate the process. The government, through the ministry of Foreign Affairs, gazetted a taskforce of 10 members to offer expert advice on the modalities of facilitating sensitisation, registration and voting by Kenyans […]

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Photos:Dazzling Lupita Looking So Colourful at Essence Luncheon

| February 23, 2015 | Comments
Photos:Dazzling Lupita Looking So Colourful at Essence Luncheon

Lupita Nyong’o looked marvelous in psychedelic dress at the 8th annual Essence Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon in Los Angeles on Thursday. She presented the Vanguard Award to the cast of Orange is the New Black, one of her favourite shows. Here are some pics. -nairobiwire.com

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Kenyan Hollywood Actor To Star Alongside Bradley Cooper in Star Studded Comedy

| February 23, 2015 | Comments
Kenyan Hollywood Actor To Star Alongside Bradley Cooper in Star Studded Comedy

Edi Gathegi, Kenyan born actor based in Hollywood has yet landed a role in a comedy drama with Hollywood bigwigs. Edi famed for his role in Twilight, will be starring alongside lead actor Bradley Cooper in a film titled Aloha. He will also be working alongside Emma Stone, Eric Baldwin, Rachel McAdams, Bill Murray and Danny […]

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Joseph Amenya wins the 2015 Mercedes Marathon in Alabama

| February 22, 2015 | Comments
Joseph Amenya wins the 2015 Mercedes Marathon in Alabama

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -36-year-old Joseph Amenya crossed the finish line to win the 2015 Mercedes Marathon on Sunday morning. Amenya, a native Kenyan who now resides in Grand Prairie, Texas, finished the race with a time of 2:19:09. “I feel happy,” said Amenya, after finishing the race and taking a moment to catch his breath. […]

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MARIGA RENDERED CLUBLESS AS PARMA FOLDS

| February 22, 2015 | Comments
MARIGA RENDERED CLUBLESS AS PARMA FOLDS

Kenya international midfielder MacDonald Mariga will be forced to shop for a new club in the June transfer window after his Serie A side Parma was dissolved on Sunday. The development may keep Mariga out of competitive football for at least six months before the 2015 European summer transfer window opens in July. According to […]

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LUPITA NYONGO RETURNS TO THE OSCARS

| February 21, 2015 | Comments
LUPITA NYONGO RETURNS TO THE OSCARS

Kenya’s Lupita Nyongo is among the Hollywood stars expected to present awards at the 87th Oscar Awards ceremony on Sunday night in Los Angeles. The 12 Years a Slave actress, who won best supporting female actress during last year’s ceremony, has been selected alongside fellow reigning winners Jared Leto, Cate Blanchet and Matthew McConaughey to […]

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U.S.-Based Kenyan Singer to Set Up Studio in Mombasa

| February 21, 2015 | Comments
U.S.-Based Kenyan Singer to Set Up Studio in Mombasa

US-based Kenyan hip-hop artiste Barasa Onjwang’ aka Makeke is planning to set up a state-of-the-art music recording studio at his rural Mtongwe town in Mombasa as a way of giving back to society. The music career of the former KDF soldier, who is based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has been doing well in the US, where […]

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Gang-rape of Kenyan woman in India: Magisterial probe ordered

| February 21, 2015 | Comments
Gang-rape of Kenyan woman in India: Magisterial probe ordered

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Saturday ordered a magisterial inquiry into the alleged gang-rape of a Kenyan woman here in a moving car. A 35-year-old woman was found in an unconscious state near the toll plaza of the DND (Delhi-Noida-Direct) flyway in Mayur Vihar area of east Delhi early Friday. “The chief minister […]

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Kenya mulls ways of tapping Diaspora remittance

| February 21, 2015 | Comments
Kenya mulls ways of tapping Diaspora remittance

NAIROBI, (Xinhua) – Kenya plans to hold a three-day Diaspora investment conference next month to discuss ways of tapping the lucrative Diaspora remittances which has increased in the recent past, a government official said on Wednesday. Foreign Affairs and International Trade Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed said the Kenya Diaspora Easter Investment Conference 2015 which will […]

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Kenyan woman gang-raped in Delhi, four held

| February 20, 2015 | Comments
Kenyan woman gang-raped in Delhi, four held

A 35-year-old Kenyan woman was gang-raped in a moving car here, the police said Friday, adding that four people have been arrested. The woman was found in an unconscious state near the toll plaza of DND flyway (Delhi-Noida-Direct flyway) in Mayur Vihar area of east Delhi around 2.43 a.m. Friday. “Some passersby near the toll […]

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MILESTONES: What killed Jesse Kahora in Atlanta Georgia?

| February 20, 2015 | Comments
MILESTONES: What killed Jesse Kahora in Atlanta Georgia?

Jesse Kahora was born in Kenya in 1976, the son of a pastor and the first-born to his five siblings. He obtained a diploma from Ngenia High School, Limuru and proceeded to Australia where he graduated with an Associate degree in Information Technology. In 2005, Jesse Kahora migrated to the US on a green card […]

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Kenyan Diaspora Rapper Hangs Out With Hollywood Actor, Will Smith

| February 19, 2015 | Comments
Kenyan Diaspora Rapper Hangs Out With Hollywood Actor, Will Smith

Talk of Kenyans rubbing shoulders with international celebrities, then King Kanja will definitely be on that list. The fast rising UK-born Kenyan rapper/singer is keen to follow in the footstep of the like of Lupita Nyong’o who has already secured a niche on global stage of stardom. In 2009, Kanja cemented Kenya’s name on BET […]

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Diaspora Dual Citizenship:Changes to Immigration Rules in Kenya

| February 19, 2015 | Comments
Diaspora Dual Citizenship:Changes to Immigration Rules in  Kenya

Kenya immigration rules have drastically changed over  the last few months tightening previous loopholes. One of the key changes affecting those with dual citizenship or those who have acquired citizenship from foreign states. Whilst it was easy to walk through the Kenyan Air Port with an expired Kenyan passport and be allowed entry without being […]

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IEBC starts mapping voters in diaspora

| February 19, 2015 | Comments
IEBC starts mapping voters in diaspora

The electoral commission on Thursday launched an online portal for mapping and profiling potential voters in the diaspora ahead of the 2017 General Election. The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) is targeting to map over three million Kenyans across the world, from whom it expects to net over a million potential voters. IEBC officials […]

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