January 22, 2017

[VIDEO] US church sends $1,000 collection notice to single mom for not tithing


A Florida church sent a delinquency notice to a new member reminding her that worshipers were expected to pay $1,000 in required fees or face possible removal. Candace Petterson said she started attending the Greater Mount Moriah Primitive Baptist Church about six months ago after moving to a new home in the Tampa area, but she received a troubling letter last week from the church, reported WFTS-TV. The single mother said she received what amounted to a delinquency notice from her new church asking her to contribute $50 a month, along with other assorted fees, to remain a member in…

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Jubilee regimes accused of threatening journalists


By AFP The Jubilee regime is undermining press freedom amid what a media rights group said Wednesday is a “deteriorating climate” in the country. The report by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) paints a grim picture of a media industry under siege with journalists “vulnerable to legal harassment, threats, or attack, while news outlets are manipulated by advertisers or politician-owners”. Compared to neighbouring Somalia, where more than 40 journalists have been killed since 2009, or Ethiopia, where journalists and bloggers are regularly jailed on terrorism charges, Kenya’s assault on the press is more subtle but still worrying. The CPJ…

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Death Announcement/Fundraiser for the Late Mr Bernard Ndwara of Baltimore, MD


It is with deep pain and sorrow that we announce the death of Mr. Bernard  Ndwara of Seme Korango, Kenya, that occurred at Sinai Hospital, Baltimore  (MD) after a long battle with multiple illnesses. Mr. Ndwara arrived in the US in 2007 and soon after within 2 days was  admitted to Sinai Hospital; he suffered a heart attack that left him with  many medical complications. Furthermore, while rehabilitating at Levindale  Rehab facility in Baltimore, he was diagnosed with cancer.  On July 6th. 2015   he suffered a fatal cardiac arrest and was promoted to be with the Lord. Mr. Ndwara was…

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Kenyan man Christopher Voni Mutua dies in Irving Texas


A Kenyan man passed away this weekend in Irving Texas. Christopher Voni Mutua met his untimely demise after falling alseep on Sunday July 12, 2015. Chris worked at AT&T, he leaves behind two sisters Grace Mwende Mutua and Purity Mutheu his parents are Joash Voni Mutua and Esther Mbinya Mutua. There will be daily meetings every evening at 7.00 PMat his residence of 3379 Esters Rd, Irving TX. A go fund me account has also been set up and you can contribute here http://www.gofundme.com/z9z5rk. A fundraiser will be held on 7/18/15 from 2pm at the Harrambee Hall 714 N Watson Rd…

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Kenyan woman Winnie “Chemu” Chemutai Bennett passes away in Fortworth, TX


A Kenyan woman passed away over the weekend in Dallas, TX. Winnie “Chemu” Chemutai passed away on Saturday July 11, 2015 after feeling unwell while she was at home. Chemu had earlier that day complained of migraines and she took some pills to relieve them. However her conditioned worsened after taking the pills. She was taken to a nearby hospital where she was declared dead. Chemu was a Pharmacist at the Cooks Children’s Hospital in Fort worth Texas Chemu leaves behind her husband Datrail Bennett and her two kids Kim, 6 and Mandy, 3. Following her passing, there will be…

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Texas now denies children of Immigrants birth certificates, US Citizenship


For nearly 150 years, the United States, under the 14th Amendment, has recognized people born here as citizens, regardless of whether their parents were citizens. But Texas has other plans. In the last year, the state has refused to issue birth certificates to children who were born in Texas to undocumented parents. In May, four women filed a civil rights lawsuit against the Texas Department of State Health Services alleging constitutional discrimination and interference in the federal government’s authority over immigration. Jennifer Harbury, a lawyer with Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, who is representing the women, said the deluge of birth certificate…

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Mr President, here is Sh55,000 ($562) left by your father Obama snr


US President Barack Obama’s visit has coincided with the news that a government agency is still holding money left by his Kenyan father. President Obama will be in Nairobi to attend the Global Entrepreneurship Summit next week. The Unclaimed Financial Assets Authority (UFAA) is holding Sh55,933 that belongs to the family of the late Barack Hussein Obama. Obama senior died in a car accident in 1982 and the money is from a life insurance cover that was never paid to his beneficiaries upon his death. UFAA chairman Vincent Kimosop was quoted yesterday in the Business Daily confirming that the agency…

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Revealed: How Nairobi wanted to impress Obama with artificial flowers but lacked funds


City Hall had planned to place artificial plants on some sections of Mombasa Road during the visit by United States President Barack Obama but this was shelved due to a shortage of funds. Environment chief officer Leah Oyake said that they did not get the full amount of Sh107 million that they had requested from the national government for the beautification works. Instead, they were given Sh25 million which they have now combined with the county’s Sh23 million for for the works. “Part of the works that we were supposed to do is to place artificial plants especially on Mombasa…

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Shark tank billionaires come hunting at Kenyan Summit


Attention to all budding entrepreneurs. The Sharks will be in town for the Global Entrepreneurship Summit next Friday. Three billionaires, who are part of the cast of the American television series ‘Shark Tank‘, will be in Nairobi to join other entrepreneurs in hunting for trade and investment opportunities in Kenya. The three, Barbara Corcoran, founder of Barbara Corcoran Venture Partners, Mark Cuban, owner of theDallas Mavericks basketball team and Daymond John, founder of FUBU fashion line, will be among the key speakers at the summit. The sixth Global Entrepreneurship Summit is co-hosted by Kenya and United States, with President Barack…

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Obama advance team takes over hotels


Major hotels in Nairobi are fully booked as Kenya prepares to welcome US President Barack Obama in 10 days. A spot check by the Nation showed that most of the five-star hotels in the city had already been taken over by Mr Obama’s advance security teams, with surveillance enhanced. Serena Hotel, Hotel InterContinental, Laico, Safari Park, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn, Norfolk, Sankara and Kempinski registered full bookings, with most of the guests said to be Americans. “We can’t make reservations up to July 27. You are welcome to make bookings after this date,” said a reservation officer at the Serena…

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