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Are Kenyans in America Members of the NAACP? Are we African Americans?

| May 22, 2015 | Comments
Are Kenyans in America Members of the NAACP? Are we African Americans?

When black people are classified, those who do the math include all black people. It does not matter where one comes from, black people in America are classified as African American. I have taken issue with this classification since I arrived at Trinity College in 1988. At the college, I was invited to speak during […]

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Kenyan man to return home, after American dream ends tragically

| May 22, 2015 | Comments
Kenyan man to return home, after American dream ends tragically

Thursday was Pius Koskei’s birthday, but the date on the calendar — like the passage of years itself —seems to make little difference. A man in his 30s is supposed to be in the prime of his life. But Koskei has passed each of the last four birthdays with little ability to celebrate, even if […]

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Dr.Githua Kariuki’s son graduates with Masters’ Degree in Electrical Engineering

| May 21, 2015 | Comments
Dr.Githua Kariuki’s son graduates with Masters’ Degree in Electrical Engineering

Dr. Githua Kariuki and Family are extremely pleased to announce that their son, Kariuki Githua, graduated with a Masters’ Degree in Electrical Engineering last week, Saturday May 16, 2015, at Morgan State University, Baltimore, Maryland. Kariuki, 26, currently holds a Teaching Assistant  position at the School of  Engineering at Morgan State University, and he is […]

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Diaspora happy over vote verdict

| May 18, 2015 | Comments
Diaspora happy over vote verdict

KENYANS in the diaspora have welcomed the Supreme Court ruling affirming their right to vote. The court last week ruled unanimously that every Kenyan, including those with dual citizenship, should be granted the opportunity to vote. The judges upheld a decision by the Court of Appeal, which ordered the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission to […]

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Visa problems:Native Kenyan with adopted American family reunites with biological parents

| May 15, 2015 | Comments
Visa problems:Native Kenyan with adopted American family reunites with biological parents

Alex Maina graduated from the University of Kentucky on Saturday with a degree in geography, which was fitting, as he was surrounded by family from different corners of the globe. Maina boasts two families — one in Africa and one right down the road in Jessamine County. He was born in Kenya in 1992. “We […]

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Amazing Video:Meet Kenyan beef farmer in Botswana

| May 15, 2015 | Comments
Amazing Video:Meet Kenyan beef farmer in Botswana

Wow! 9,ooo hectares of land abroad:Now, it is common to hear that kenyans abroad are shining in areas like medicine and teaching, if not working, doing consultancy or investing in real estate. But there is a Kenyan who has taken daring abroad to a whole new level. Willy Kathurima is one of the best commercial […]

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KENYANS LAUNCH CAMPAIGN TO SAVE WOMAN SET TO BE HANGED-#FreeMSOwino

| May 15, 2015 | Comments
KENYANS LAUNCH CAMPAIGN TO SAVE WOMAN SET TO BE HANGED-#FreeMSOwino

Kenyans on social media have launched a campaign to rescue Ms Floviance Razan Owino who is set to be hanged in China after she was convicted of a drug-related offence. Using the hash tag #FreeMSOwino on Twitter and a Facebook page “Let’s Bring Floviance Owino Back Home”, Kenyans said it was undeserved for Chinese government […]

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#SaveKenyansinBurundi: Kenyan trapped in Burundi? Talk to us

| May 14, 2015 | Comments
#SaveKenyansinBurundi: Kenyan trapped in Burundi? Talk to us

The Standard Group Limited, the publishers of The Standard, The Nairobian, KTN, Radio Maisha and Standard Digital is mounting a campaign to identify and help Kenyans stranded in Bujumbura and link them with evacuation agencies. This campaign is aimed at linking those trapped in the City of Bujumbura and any other parts of Burundi and […]

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Kenyan joins the race for city council seat in Federal Way, Washington

| May 13, 2015 | Comments
Kenyan joins the race for city council seat in Federal Way, Washington

A Kenyan man has declared his candidacy for a seat as a member for the Federal Way City Council in Washington State. Mr. P.K Thumbi announced this week that he would be running for the county position with jurisdiction over position 7 In his announcement, Thumbi asked residents to support him as he is committed to […]

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Deaf Kenyan Lady:My American Education Story-Photos

| May 13, 2015 | Comments
Deaf Kenyan Lady:My American Education Story-Photos

I am Margaret Akinyi Odhiambo. I am the eleventh child of my parents, in a family of twelve. At the age of seven, I had an attack of meningitis that was supposed to rob me of my hearing and sight. Luckily for me, the only untoward situation was the loss of my hearing. That culminated […]

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Kenyans do nothing Good in America. Is this a Joke?

| May 13, 2015 | Comments
Kenyans do nothing Good in America. Is this a Joke?

A number of white Americans were having a conversation about US President, Barack Obama. They were making analysis of what good he has done as president. “When we voted for him, we expected him to be different, not to favor black people or white people.” They expressed their hope that being from Kenya, they thought […]

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Kenyan woman facing execution in China over drug trafficking

| May 12, 2015 | Comments
Kenyan woman facing execution in China over drug trafficking

A 26-year-old Kenyan woman is facing execution in China after she was found guilty of drug trafficking. Floviance Owino, who was a house help, was arrested in May 2013 when she travelled to Beijing from Nairobi. The Chinese consulate in Kenya confirmed that Floviance could be executed any time this year as her two year […]

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Kenyan songbird Emmy Kosgei becomes a grandmother

| May 12, 2015 | Comments
Kenyan songbird Emmy Kosgei becomes a grandmother

Kenya’s songbird Emmy Kosgei is now a grandmother! Nigerian televangelist Anselm Madubuko, Emmy’s husband, took it to social media to express his joy after his daughter gave birth to a beautiful baby girl. Madubuko’s daughter gave birth yesterday, on Monday. Emmy got married to Anselm in 2013 after a lavish wedding in Kenya before moving […]

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FIRST KENYAN WOMAN IN UK TO ACT IN NOLLYWOOD MOVIES

| May 11, 2015 | Comments
FIRST KENYAN WOMAN IN UK TO ACT IN NOLLYWOOD MOVIES

Miss Margaret Wambui is the first Kenyan in UK to join Nollywood (Nigerian films). Wambui is acting with a stage name of Wendy. She is the daughter of Kenyan Gospel Singer in Nottingham Rachel Njeri currently in USA. The film entitled “Ibu and Adaoku in London” is one of the latest Nollywood Movie Drama in […]

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WHY KENYANS ‘WOULD RATHER DIE’ IN SAUDI ARABIA THAN STAY UNEMPLOYED BACK AT HOME

| May 10, 2015 | Comments
WHY KENYANS ‘WOULD RATHER DIE’ IN SAUDI ARABIA THAN STAY UNEMPLOYED BACK AT HOME

Kenyans working in the Middle East say they are tempted to move abroad by the lucrative job offers available, despite the well publicized risks that come with their stay in the Gulf nations. These risks include increasing cases of verbal and severe body harm inflicted on them by their employers. This hasn’t deterred hundreds of […]

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BALTIMORE RIOTS: DID THIS REALLY HAPPEN IN THE U.S.?

| May 9, 2015 | Comments
BALTIMORE RIOTS: DID THIS REALLY HAPPEN IN THE U.S.?

FREDDIE GRAY, 25, took a walk in his Baltimore, Maryland neighborhood on April 12, 2015 when police spotted him. He apparently locked eyes with the police and then made what turned out to be a very costly decision – he run away. Why he did that shall never be known. But police gave chase and […]

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KENYAN WOMAN’S NIGHTMARISH ORDEAL IN SAUDIA ARABIA

| May 9, 2015 | Comments
KENYAN WOMAN’S NIGHTMARISH ORDEAL IN SAUDIA ARABIA

Yet another video has been released of a Kenyan woman in Saudi Arabia being assaulted by her employers. This time, the worst form of assault is displayed in a one-minute video where the woman can be seen with a bare bottom. She has her mouth, hands and feet tied and all you can hear are […]

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Ory Okolloh to Join Reuters Founders Share Company Board of Directors

| May 8, 2015 | Comments
Ory Okolloh to Join Reuters Founders Share Company Board of Directors

NEW YORK – Thomson Reuters Founders Share Company today announced that it has appointed Ory Okolloh to its Board of Directors. The Thomson Reuters Founders Share Company acts as a guardian of the Thomson Reuters Trust Principles. Created in the midst of World War II in 1941, the Trust Principles apply to the entire Thomson […]

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