September 2, 2015

[VIDEO] Swahili Village- Running Business Abroad

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NTV’s AM LIVE features Kevin Onyona, owner of a Kenyan restaurant Swahili Village in Washington, DC. The interview by Sheila Mwanyigha is by Sheila Mwanyigah. The restuarant serves Bhajias, fish, samosas and even Tusker beers. There is also a great carry-out menu. They are located at 10606 Baltimore, Avenue, Beltsville, Maryland 20705.

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Kenya’s security forces caught unawares as Australians seize massive drug haul

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A heroin haul estimated to be worth Sh25 billion seized on Thursday by the Australian Navy off the Kenyan coast, is by far the biggest found in Africa. There was no mention of any arrests of suspects. The heroin was promptly destroyed. Anti-narcotics officials said if sold at the current street value, the heroin would have raised enough money to fund the Jubilee government’s primary school laptops. It was seized after a three-day surveillance by the Australians, who had been patrolling the Indian Ocean. They had been monitoring the movement of a dhow that was carrying cement and the more…

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The late Zeituni Onyango was my wife, now claims farmer

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A 69-year old man on Friday claimed to be the legally married husband of Zeituni Onyango, US President Barack Obama’s aunt, and demanded the right to bury her. Mr Ebel Mboya Okoko, who claims to have married Zeituni in 1969, accused Mama Sarah Obama, Zeituni’s mother, of trying to sideline him in the burial arrangements and vowed to fight for his rights. The former employee of Nairobi City Council told the Saturday Nation from his home in Rachuonyo, Homa Bay, that reports that he was dead had distressed him and that he had tried to keep in touch with his…

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Kenyan gospel artist Emmy Kosgei to perform in Dallas over the weekend

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Kenyan gospel artist Emmy Kosgei will be performing in Dallas over the weekend. Emmy will be performing on Saturday night 4/26/2014 at the Yembol Hall beginning 8pm to 5am. She will also be performing at the Upendo Baptist Church in Garland on Sunday beginning 11 am. The award winning artist performing her hit songs, taunet nelel, ololo, sobei cheiso, Jerusalem n more.

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Kenyan family to debut on new US reality show on Lifetime channel

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A Kenyan family will be featured on a new reality television show to debut on Lifetime channel today. Upcoming actor and model Kelly Wairimu Davis and her family will be on the show Relative Insanity which will air on the channel at today Friday 4/25/2014 at 9pm CST/10pm EST. The show pits family against family, in a 36-hour power struggle for the chance to win up to $25,000. The show is produced by Fly on the Wall Entertainment, the production company behind CBS’s hit summer staple Big Brother. Kelly’s mum Cecilia Wambugu-Davis and her siblings will all feature in the show. Mrs…

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Two Kenyans make Time’s list of most influential people

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Two Kenyans have been named by a top US magazine among the 100 most influential people in the world. Time magazine on Thursday named author Binyavanga Wainaina and former Google executive Ory Okolloh alongside wealthy and influential individuals from across the world in its annual “The 100 Most Influential People” list. Ms Okolloh, a former Google Africa policy manager, was named on account of her continuing quest to improve the continent through fighting corruption and promoting entrepreneurship. The holder of a law degree from Havard University, Ms Okolloh is renowned for co-founding Ushahidi, a pioneering free open source platform for crowd-sourcing…

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Dealer in Nairobi ships in Sh18million luxury Jaguar

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The local reseller of Jaguar cars has introduced a luxury two-seater model that retails for up to Sh18 million, targeting rich motor enthusiasts. RMA Kenya, which holds the exclusive resale franchise for Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles, unveiled the Jaguar F-Type convertible on Wednesday. Three models of the car priced between Sh14 million and Sh18 million will be available in its Westlands show room. “The Jaguar F-Type is targeted at Kenya’s upper middle class and rich households that typically own several cars,” said Sanjiv Shah, RMA’s chief executive. “These models will meet the needs of people seeking a fun driving…

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Eric Omondi’s Baltimore show ends in chaos

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Comedian Eric Omondi was in the US for a tour where he was to perform at a series of shows in the states. However, his fans in Baltimore never had the chance to laugh at his jokes as mayhem ensued when fans requested Eric to go on stage but he declined. The comedian who arrived back home yesterday (Wednesday) spoke to Off The Hook in a phone interview and explained that the fans had grown impatient of waiting for him to come on stage. “The problem was that the promoter was late and as per our agreement, he had to…

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[VIDEO] Meet ‘Mama Africa’, the Kenyan artiste reciting her way into a fortune in US

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A talented Ann Mwalagho had been a culture vulture in her days as a schoolgirl. She has now grown up to become a passionate poet, dancer, actress, singer and songwriter, all rolled into one. Ann’s career on stage hit the fast lane when she landed in the US in 2000 after she won the International Arts Achievement Award for being the best actress in all the universities in Kenya. But she had to overcome a setback, as she could not twang to rhyme with the American audience. First experience “I was ready to take Hollywood by storm and share my…

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Cash and prizes for Kiambu girl with golden voice

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When six-year-old Emily Wanjiru took to the stage to present her solo poem at last week’s National Drama Festival, little did her young mind perceive that this performance would be the key to unshackle her family from the bonds of poverty. And as the title of her poem Mvua Hii (this rain) depicts, goodwill and fortune have since not ceased to rain upon Emily and her family that has known no other aspect of life but squalor. Despite her tender age – she is only six – Emily fully deployed her talent in the festivals, her shrill voice captivating the audience, drawing…

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