July 2, 2015

Uhuru wins Africa’s President of the Year Award by continental student body


President Uhuru Kenyatta has been voted Africa’s President of the Year 2014/2015 for his outstanding leadership. Uhuru was recognised for his ability to build consensus locally and abroad, and efforts to improve policies and supervise solutions to Kenya’s problems. Thousands of members of the All-Africa Students Union picked him for the Africa Education and Leadership Award, which celebrates “outstanding leadership and educational excellence”. The students from hundreds of higher learning institutions in Africa, who are part of AASU, also honoured him for initiating progressive economic programmes aimed at uplifting lives. AASU student leaders drawn from 12 local universities presented the…

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Uhuru unveils Africa’s biggest wind power project in Marsabit


President Uhuru Kenyatta broke ground to start Africa’s biggest wind power project in Laisamis, Marsabit county on Thursday. The 623 million-euro-project (Sh70 billion) is the first of its kind in Africa and the biggest single private sector initiative. Uhuru said the new power plant will reduce the cost of electricity and enable Kenya reduce the amount of thermal energy used. He said the government will give cheaper tariffs to industries that will open in Marsabit, and companies set up near the Ol Karia geothermal plants. The project will consist of 365 turbines which will make it the most efficient wind…

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Are you a US citizen or a permanent resident and have assets in Kenya? You may want to read this IRS requirement


By ANTONY KARANJA in DALLAS, TX Tax filing season just got more interesting now that a new law, the Federal Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), has kicked in. The law requires banks to report foreign accounts held by Americans. This law was aimed at preventing fat cats from cheating and transferring money overseas to avoid paying tax but it is now affecting even regular Americans living abroad, and their children. The provisions became law in March 2010 but went into effect on October 2014. U.S. citizens, U.S. individual residents, and a very limited number of nonresident individuals who own certain foreign…

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Kenyan owned clothing store “Fab Klawzet ” to open in DFW on July 4th


A Kenyan clothing store is set to open in Arlington, Texas on Saturday July 4th, 2015. The clothing store owned by Ms Susan Njenga specializes in handbags, women and men’s shoes and prides in offering  everything you need to complement your wardrobe. The shop only works with high quality manufacturers, providing you with designer styles at affordable prices. The grand opening for the store will be from 10 am to 8pm. Visit the shop’s website here. http://www.fabklawzet.com/

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[VIDEO] Country Music Finds a Home Far From Home, in Kenya


NAIROBI, Kenya — Sir Elvis, dressed in a yellow and black plaid shirt, jeans, boots and a black cowboy hat, tuned his guitar under the wooden roof and neon beer advertisements of the Reminisce Bar and Restaurant. With a signal to the band, he began singing the Don Williams country hit “It Must Be Love” in a purring baritone. Patrons got up to dance, rocking back and forth. This would not be an unusual sight for Nashville or just about any country tavern in the United States. Except this was not East Texas, but Nairobi in East Africa, where American…

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Central Bank boss Dr Patrick Njoroge, says No to posh house and ride in a motorcade.


The man in charge of Kenya’s money has turned down the offer to live in an expansive home in Nairobi’s Muthaiga and ride in a motorcade. Dr Patrick Ngugi Njoroge, who took over as Central Bank of Kenya governor last week, will instead be housed in communal accommodation in Nairobi’s Loresho estate with his fellow members of Opus Dei (Latin Work of God), an institution of the Catholic church. The institution teaches that everyone is called to holiness and that ordinary life is a path to sanctity. Most of its members are lay people, with secular priests under a bishop….

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No visa – no entry as Kenya launches new rules


Come midnight tonight, July 2, 2015, major changes in Kenya’s visa policy will come into place. Unlike in the past when many nationalities were able to get their visa on arrival in Nairobi or Mombasa, intending visitors will now have to apply for an e-Visa in advance, with processing days taking as much as a week. Upon vehement intervention from tourism stakeholders, a grace period has been extended but only for two months, during which time tourists and business travelers arriving at one of the two international airports can still get their visa on arrival, but effective September 1, this…

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President Kenyatta bans second generation drinks in Central Kenya


President Uhuru Kenyatta has directed the Members of Parliament from Central Kenya to lead the war against illicit brews in their constituencies. In a directive issued when he met MPs, Senators and Women Representatives from Central Kenya at State House on Wednesday, the president also revoked all licences of bars and other outlets selling second generation brews in the region. President Kenyatta said the fight against the illicit brew would begin in Central Kenya because it is the most affected. “We cannot allow this (sale and consumption of the illicit brews) to continue”, said the President. The president further directed the launch…

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Lupita Nyong’o weeps over insecurity in Kenya


Oscar Award winner Lupita Amondi Nyong’o was on Wednesday moved to tears by a poem on insecurity in Kenya. The choral verse in Dholuo by pupils from Mariwa Primary School highlighted the high number of Kenyans who have lost their lives to terrorist attacks. The choral verse named Magenga narrated how a young man who promised to build her mother a house was killed by terrorist. “You had the ambition of being a doctor. Why did you die before putting on the graduation gown? Why did they kill you before you build me a nice house that you promised? Why…

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Let’s Talk Family, Diaspora: Three Deadly Foes and How to Combat Them


By Pastor Patrick Kariuki If you are a follower of Jesus Christ, you have three deadly enemies that you face on a continuous basis.  The scriptures have not left you to figure out on your own how to deal with these enemies and victory is assured if you utilize the battle arsenal that is already provided for you. The three enemies that every believer has to battle on a continuous basis are the Devil, the World and the Flesh. Let us examine each of these diabolical foes in more detail and learn the weapons available for each type of adversary….

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