October 24, 2014

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[VIDEO] American woman who claimed Kenyan man threatened to behead her goes to jail -

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Homeland Security Department Gears Up For Obama Immigration Action -

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Doctor in New York tests positive for Ebola -

Thursday, October 23, 2014

How Kenyan International Cyclist John Njoroge Muya met his tragic death at Tour of Matabungkay -

Thursday, October 23, 2014

[VIDEO] Low cost Kenya made car goes on sale at Sh950,000 -

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Senator Moses Wetangula evicted from KQ flight after failing to show national ID -

Thursday, October 23, 2014

[VIDEO] Upendo charity in Oklahoma helping Kenyan kids is struggling after charges against volunteer -

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Family fun at Lake Lewisville on Saturday October 25 -

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Bishop moans low Nyanza church offerings, blames local politicians -

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Coming soon: Kenya’s world class metropolis -

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Elaine Wawira: First Kenyan to be named High School class Valedictorian in New England

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Worcester MA, The Kenyan community in Massachusetts has once more shown it’s determination to be at the top. Elaine Wawira graduated from Worcester Technical High School at the top of her class (of 300 graduates) with a 3.9 GPA marking her the class Valedictorian, the first Kenyan in New England to achieve this enviable honor. Addressing a crowd of over 4000 that included teachers, fellow students, parents and relatives attending the graduation ceremony at The DCU Center, Elaine encouraged her fellow classmates to aim for the stars and to work even harder as the journey has just began. Since Ms…

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Kenyan MPs win Sh1m monthly pay in backdoor deal

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Members of Parliament will earn more than Sh1 million a month under a ceasefire deal agreed with the Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) on Tuesday night. A tabulation of the perks and allowances agreed during the meeting chaired by Deputy President William Ruto shows that the MPs came out as the effective winners in the three-month row that has dominated public discourse since the March 4 election. Each of the 416 Members of the National Assembly and Senate will earn at least Sh1.1 million per month, including allowances. The legislators — 349 members of the National Assembly and 67 Senators…

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US Immigration Reform Bill: A call to action for Kenyans in US

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As we are all aware, there is a pending Immigration bill at Capitol Hill and it  needs the attention of all of us. This is an immediate CALL To ACTION. This bill was introduced in the Senate and is receiving some fast action. It will be introduced on the floor for debate as early as this week, maybe tomorrow. As Kenyans, we need to join other communities in support of this bill ( Senate Bill S.744 – The 2013 Immigration Reform Bill) Here are several things that you can do: 1. Contact your two Senators and ask for their support…

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Kenyan Film Makers Grace the Cannes Festival In France

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Kenya’s film industry recently got a boost when it was invited for the first time to grace the 66th edition of the annual Cannes Film Festival in the Cannes City along the Mediterranean coast of France. Cannes Film Festival, arguably the worlds’ most esteemed and largest film festival, is an annual festival, which offers a noble platform for filmmakers, producers, and professionals in the industry to showcase their work. While speaking to Pulse on Wednesday, Kenya Film Commission CEO, Peter Mutie, said, “The Kenya film industry needs to get exposed globally to compete effectively and earn reasonable returns. We are…

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Implement TJRC report, say Kenyans in diaspora

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Kenyans in the diaspora want the Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission report fully implemented. Kenya Diaspora Alliance conveners Shem Ochuodho and Hebron Mosomi said the implementation of the TJRC report will help reconciliation and national healing. “Like many other fellow citizens, KDA welcomes the recently released Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission (TJRC) Report, the culmination of over 4 years of testimony, investigation and analysis of the many acts of gross injustice that were committed in Kenya between 12 December 1963 and 28 February 2008,” the two said in a statement. They said as the country continues to celebrate 50 years…

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Tracing the bad blood between Kenyatta and Odinga dynasties

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Less than a month after independence, Prime Minister Jomo Kenyatta was convinced his Home Affairs Minister Oginga Odinga was planning to overthrow him. Western intelligence agencies had been filling his ear with talk of a radical plot to remove him from power by force. And when Kenya Army (former King’s African Rifles) soldiers in Lanet mutinied in January 1964 demanding better pay, Kenyatta reacted to the crisis by first calling Odinga and ordering him to remain at home until it was solved. Kenyatta and his allies feared Odinga would exploit the situation politically or, worse, was planning a coup. He…

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MPs lose fight over pay, agree to Sh532,500 set by SRC

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Parliament has finally agreed to the pay set by the Sarah Serem-led salaries commission, ending three months of agitation that set them against the President, the courts, public and media. The new deal for salaries and benefi ts was reached after talks between officials of the Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) and the Parliamentary Service Commission (PSC) headed by National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi. Deputy President William Ruto hosted the talks at his official residence in Karen that lasted from 4pm to 10pm on Monday. The 416 MPs — 349 members of the National Assembly and 67 Senators — will…

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Nduku Kilonzo drops out of Makueni senate race, backs Kethi Kilonzo

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Nduku Kilonzo will not be running for the vacant Makueni Senate seat after all, The Standard can now reveal. “I had a meeting on Monday night with members of my family including my children, brothers, sisters and close friends. They have advised me that this is not the right time and I am still mourning the loss of my husband. There will be another time,” she said yesterday. What is more, she will throw her full support behind her step-daughter, Kethi Kilonzo, should she decide to jump back into the race for the seat. “I will throw my support behind…

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Senate votes 82-15 to begin historic immigration reform debate

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In an initial victory for proponents of comprehensive immigration reform, the Senate on Tuesday easily passed a procedural vote to begin debate on the broad bipartisan measure, with just 15 senators – all Republicans – objecting. The 82-15 vote offers an initial show of strength for supporters of the legislation, although some Republicans who voted for the initial procedural measure say they will not support the final product unless amendments are added to strengthen the legislation’s requirements to secure the nation’s southern border. The vote came hours after President Barack Obama, flanked by a broad array of supporters in remarks…

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Kenyan family’s pain as rare disease strikes

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Four children from one family have been diagnosed with a rare disease that has baffled even doctors. The children aged between two and 13 years from Ciamburi village in Mbeere South district suffer from a disease scientifically called Xeroderma pigmentsum, a genetic condition that has left them with multiple skin tumours that have turned into deep-elongated wounds. Mbeere South district public health officer Gabriel Maina said they can only give them medicine to relieve the pain and dress their wounds. He said they had already held barazas in the area to ward off the notion that the condition was a…

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