October 21, 2014

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Senior cop poisoned in Nairobi -

Monday, October 20, 2014

Migori MCA among students sitting for KCSE examinations -

Monday, October 20, 2014

Kenya in fresh bid to bring ICC cases back to country -

Monday, October 20, 2014

Kenyan national threatened to kill employer’s children, court told -

Monday, October 20, 2014

Kenya Airways runs out of fuel midair, makes emergency landing in Mombasa -

Monday, October 20, 2014

Death Announcement-Mrs. Mary Wanjiru Kinyanjui mom Patrick Warui of Dallas, TX -

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Police to charge James Orengo with land grabbing -

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Over 90,000 Kenyans live in the US, most in DFW, shows census -

Sunday, October 19, 2014

[VIDEO] House-help’s nightmare: I had to strip naked, act mad to end my misery in Saudi Arabia -

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Kenyan children caught up in US Ebola scare -

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Kenya Airways runs out of fuel midair, makes emergency landing in Mombasa

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A Kenya Airways plane with 38 passengers on board from Delhi, India, had to make an emergency landing at Moi International Airport in Mombasa on Monday. The plane was set to land at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport but had to be diverted to Mombasa. The initial explanation given was that the aircraft had run out of fuel. The airline’s incoming Chief Executive however explained in a subsequent statement that the plane had developed a mechanical fault in the fuel control system mid-air. “The aircraft developed a mechanical fault in the fuel control system and although it had enough fuel, it…

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Death Announcement-Mrs. Mary Wanjiru Kinyanjui mom Patrick Warui of Dallas, TX

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We regret to announce the sudden departure of our sister in Christ Mrs. Mary Wanjiru Kinyanjui of Nakuru, Kenya, which occurred on October 18th after a short illness in Mombasa, Kenya. She was the beloved wife to the Late Peter Kinyanjui, Mother to Damaris Gathoni Kariuki (Mombasa Kenya), Patrick Warui Kinyanjui (Dallas Texas), and Humphrey Mbugua Kinyanjui (Seattle, Washington). She was the sister to Bishop Mr & Mrs James Kimani (Tokoma Washington) , Reverend Mr & Mrs Samuel Muchai, Mr & Mrs Richard Gichuki (North Carolina), Pastor Mr & Mrs Leticia Gachara (Takoma, Washington), Pastor Mr & Mrs Jane Ngaruiya (Nairobi,…

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Police to charge James Orengo with land grabbing

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Police have recommended prosecution of former Lands minister James Orengo and six other peo- ple for abuse of office involving irregular allocation of 500,000 acres in Lamu county. The CID on Wednesday also recommended to Director of Public Prosecutions Keriako Tobiko that former Lands Commissioner Zablon Mabeya face similar charges. Also facing likely prosecution are former Lamu County Com- missioner Patrick Ikua , Chief Government title authenticating officer Muthomi Ndirangu and three private surveyors based at the Coast. Directors of 14 of the 22 ranches and firms that irregularly acquired large tracts of land will be charged alongside government officials,…

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Over 90,000 Kenyans live in the US, most in DFW, shows census

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A total of 95,125 Kenyans are living in the United States, the US Census Bureau has reported. That figure, based on a nationwide sampling of households between 2008 and 2012, is said to have a margin of error of four per cent, meaning the number of Kenyans in the US could range as high as almost 100,000 and as low as about 90,000. Kenya ranks fourth among sub-Saharan nations in the size of US immigrant population. About 221,000 Nigerians are living in the US, followed by 164,000 from Ethiopia and 121,000 from Ghana, according to the study titled “The Foreign-Born…

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[VIDEO] House-help’s nightmare: I had to strip naked, act mad to end my misery in Saudi Arabia

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When Mary Wanjiku boarded a Saudi Arabia-bound plane at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) one afternoon, she was hopeful that working abroad would enable her take care of her two sons and five siblings. But Wanjiku, 37, would get the shock of her life upon landing in the Arabian Kingdom. It was not long before she would regret leaving her homeland that sunny Sunday afternoon in January to what she thought was the promised land. Her misery begun immediately she reported to work. Her employer cut her salary by half from the Sh30,000 a month they had signed up with the…

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Kenyan children caught up in US Ebola scare

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A group of Kenyan orphans on a trip to the US are facing a backlash from a section of Oklahoma residents who believe the children may be carrying the Ebola virus. But the sponsors and hosts of the 24 children from an orphanage in Kisumu have come out strongly to deny the suggestion. “Ever since the children arrived last week, there have been fears from a small section of Oklahomans that some may be carrying the Ebola virus. A lot of these fears are out of ignorance of the geography and history of Africa. The Ebola outbreak is in West…

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Kenyan in Dallas launches petition to send HIV drug Lamivudine to West Africa to treat Ebola

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A Kenyan in the Dallas Fortworth has launched a petition seeking to have newly appointed Ebola Czar Ron Klain to immediately urge US drug companies to send HIV drug, Laminvudine to West Africa to help combat Ebola. Jenny Odhiambo launched the petition after she saw a video of a doctor in a rural village in Liberia who was using a drug used to treat HIV on Ebola patients. Dr. Gorbee Logan reported achieving a 93 percent success rate when using the drug Lamivudine . Out of the 15 patients he was working with, two died but the drug was successful on 13…

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Parents in a British school threatens to pull children out over teachers trip to Kenya fearing Ebola

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Parents from a British school have threatened to pull their children from school over a planned trip to Kenya by teachers for fear they will contract Ebola. The Mirror reports that a 60-signature petition has been circulated at Berkeley Primary School in Crewe in Cheshire demanding that the two teachers planning the trip to Kenya for an exchange programme. They want the teachers isolated for a three-week ebola incubation period. But the alarm has baffled the school because Kenya is far away from the ebola danger zone of West Africa. One mother said: “What we’re asking for is for the teachers…

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Kenyatta National Hospital unveils Kenya’s first Ebola isolation unit

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Kenya’s first Ebola isolation facility built at the Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) grounds is expected to be opened in two weeks. The facility built quietly in less than two months, has been under tight security reflecting the urgency of a specialised unit to prepare Kenya in the event of an Ebola outbreak. The Standard on Saturday learnt of the Sh100 million isolation unit as the government plans to send 115medical health staff to West Africa in a move to prevent Ebola spread into the country. But some medical health staff are already faulting the move, citing the capacity of the facility and its…

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Kenyan nurse in Dallas sent home because daughter visited from Kenya

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DALLAS– A Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) in Dallas claims her employer sent her home because her daughter, living in Kenya visited for two days last week. “I was surprised, I didn’t know what to say,” said Alice, a Kenyan native who asked we only use her first name. “I was in shock, I didn’t expect it.” Alice works as a CNA at Novus Health Services—according to its website the Frisco-based company provides end-of-life care. On Friday, Alice was seeing her last patient of the day when she received a phone call from the administration. They told her to go home….

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