April 17, 2014

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Ex-housekeeper sues Kenyan diplomat in US over pay -

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Four Kenyans sentenced to prison for marriage fraud in Houston, Texas -

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Kenya Airways announces first African female Dreamliner pilot -

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Italy holds Kenyan baby over mum’s poor health -

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

How Somalis are being detained in squalor in Kasarani -

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Kenyan scholar wins coveted global award in UK -

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

After heartache and struggling my whole life I have decided to start living again -

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Martin Wambora reinstated as Embu Governor -

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Kenyan mother who quit bakery job now a respected trucker -

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

[VIDEO] Lupita Nyong’o reacts to reaching 1 million followers on instagram -

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

How Somalis are being detained in squalor in Kasarani

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THE 300 Somalis held at Kasarani police station are living in squalid conditions of poor sanitation and overcrowding. The police station has a maximum capacity of 150 people. The 300 Somalis were screened at Kasarani stadium and found to be illegal immigrants. They will now be either taken to Dadaab refugee camp or deported to Somalia. Around 4,000 detainees have passed through Kasarani stadium since the huge cordon and search operation started in Eastleigh two weeks ago. Several hundred suspects are still being held at Kasarani stadium where they are being screened by Anti Terrorism Police, Immigration, National Intelligence Service…

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Kenyan scholar wins coveted global award in UK

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Mary Abukutsa Onyango, a professor of Horticulture at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, has won the prestigious 2014 Edinburgh Medal. Abukutsa was announced winner during the 26th Edinburgh Medal ceremony and address on Thursday in Edinburgh, United Kingdom. The steely willed academician won the award following her unique combination of science and social contribution in her search for practical solutions to Africa’s double burden of malnutrition, under-nutrition and obesity through sustainable production and utilisation of leafy African indigenous vegetables. As she rose to cheers and applause from some of the world’s best minds in science and technology at the 2014 Edinburgh International…

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After heartache and struggling my whole life I have decided to start living again

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Looking at Thitu Kariba, what you see is an attractive, glamorous, and confident young woman. What you do not see, however, is the heartache and pain she has had to struggle with almost her entire life. The fact that she can talk about it candidly, is a huge, bold step in her healing process, and she hopes that her story will encourage someone who has been through similar experiences to start living again. When she was only six years old, Thitu was sexually abused by someone she considered a friend, someone she trusted. The abuse, which went on for a…

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Martin Wambora reinstated as Embu Governor

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The High Court has reinstated Mr Martin Wambora as the governor of Embu County. The court nullified a Senate and Embu County Assembly decision to impeach Mr Wambora as governor, saying it was done in breach of a court order. Three Judges sitting at the Kerugoya High court Wednesday afternoon overturned the decision of the Senate to impeach Embu governor Martin Wambora. In a historic Judgement, Mr Wambora was reinstated back to office by the court which ruled that his removal by the Senate was null and void. WELCOMED RULING The landmark ruling was welcomed by county bosses present and…

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Kenyan mother who quit bakery job now a respected trucker

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How many women have you spotted driving a 22-wheel trailer? You probably have not, since driving these road monsters is still considered a man’s job. That is why Emma Nduta attracts stares wherever she goes. She has been driving these heavy duty trailers for five years. “The reversing and parking is easy,” she assures us with a chuckle when we note the ease with which she does it. “You simply take a curve twice the angle of a normal car,” she states. She works for Daqure Transporters in Nairobi. Interestingly, Nduta says that driving these heavy commercial vehicles is a…

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[VIDEO] Lupita Nyong’o reacts to reaching 1 million followers on instagram

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Kenyan actress and Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o hit a milestone last week when she hit the million mark with followers on her instagram account. The Oscar winner has been a hit on social media and it came as no surprise that she got to those many followers. She has about 850,000 followers on Facebook. On instagram she only follows 69 people. Her photos on the photo sharing site include those she has taken with various Hollywood starts with the latest being a “selfie” with Naomi Campbell. Watch her reaction after she saw the feat.

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National Identity (ID) Card Registration for Kenyans in Boston – April 18-20, 2014

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The Kenya Embassy in Washington, DC will carry out a National Identity (ID) card registration alongside the Boston Marathon. The registration will be conducted between April 18th and 20th, 2014. Kenyans in New England and Beyond are highly encouraged to take advantage of this exercise. Massachusetts/Boston Official schedule of Dates,Times & Locations Friday 04/18/14: Rapture Harvest Church 33 West Water Street,Wakefield,MA 01880 from 10Am to 4 Pm (Host Bishop Joshua Wambua) Saturday – 04/19/14 All Saints Community Church, 33 Grafton Street, Quincy MA 02169 From 9Am to 3 PM (Host Rev. Fredrick Thanji) Sunday – 04/20/14 (EASTER CONVENTION)St.Stephens Church,Lynn 74…

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Kenyan Anchor Zain Verjee leaves CNN after 14 years

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After 14 years at CNN,Kenyan born anchor  Zain Verjee is leaving the network to start her own production company. Verjee anchors “World One” on CNN International. “It’s been 14 years of friendship, growth, excitement and the greatest privilege anyone could ask for. From Nairobi to Atlanta, to Washington and New York to London and every major capital around the world in between,” Verjee wrote in a note sent to CNN staff this morning. “The assignments have been incredible.  I would like to thank each and every one of you for making it so special and so genuine for me.” Verjee says…

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Kenyan cop David Chumo honored for rejecting bribes

Officer Chumo

Mention the police force and what immediately springs to mind is corruption. Indeed, Transparency International in a recent report rated it as the most corrupt institution in Kenya. Worse still are officers in the Traffic Department who have been filmed taking bribes from drivers who flout road safety regulations. However, one officer at Ntulele Police Station in Narok County has gone against the grain and stood out in the force by doing the unimaginable. Corporal David Chumo has on several occasions turned down bribes offered by drivers ferrying forest and wildlife products illegally. In January last year, Chumo arrested a matatu driver ferrying giraffe meat…

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Kenyan born Chef Allan Wambaa Earns High Culinary Honor

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Chef Allan Wambaa has won the high culinary honor of ProChef III certification. The Kenyan-born Wambaa is the executive chef of the Oregon Convention Center (home of this year’s VenueConnect), Portland’5 Centers for the Arts, and the Portland Expo Center, all serviced by pacificwild catering co.,  a division of ARAMARK created for Metro venues. “Allan has shown that fine dining can be synonymous with venue food service,” Robyn Williams, an IAVM member and executive director of Portland’5 Centers for the Arts, told the Metro News. “Our food is as classy as our patrons.” The certification, awarded by the Culinary Institute of America, requires…

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