February 5, 2016

Kenyan student found dead in US with gunshot wound in the head

A 19-year-old Kenyan student was found dead by police in a bush in Covington, Georgia, in the US on Sunday afternoon. Authorities said Felix Irungu, a second-year student at Mercer University in Georgia, died of a gunshot wound in the head. The county coroner said a bullet had gone through his head, shattering the skull. Irungu’s body was discovered by a team of police officers from the Newton County Sherriff’s department who had been dispatched to comb the bushy area. The teenager’s parents told the Nation that Irungu left home on Friday evening without telling his younger brother where he was going. “When his…

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How Chinese Orientals stifled dreams of a Kenyan

After his first business trip to China, Mwaniki Muriithi was convinced that he was on his way to riches. Profit margins were good and the business was promising. But those are memories and his dream never came to be. He is among thousands of young entrepreneurs who moved from grass to grace, then from grace to ashes. Mwaniki blames Chinese supremacy in electronics and other merchandise in the country as a trend that has pushed local wholesalers and retailers out of business. Mwaniki has now resigned to farming at his Wahundura village, and nothing or nobody can convince him to…

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Ministry assessing diplomats alleged mistreatment cases in the US


THE Ministry of Foreign Affairs has appointed a team to look into three cases in which diplomats are accused of mistreating their employees in the US. A source at the Ministry, who asked not to be named, said the cases have given Kenya a bad image. He said a committee will look into the cases and advise on the way forward. The move comes after two Senators questioned the ministry’s silence in the cases involving domestic workers and three diplomats. Senators Beatrice Elachi and Zipporah Kittony questioned why the ministry was not defending its employees amid claims of glaring inconsistencies…

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Elderly Kenyan man shot dead in Columbus Ohio


A Northeast Side man died early this morning after he was shot in North Linden late last night. Meshack K. Mwangi, 62, of Julia Court, was discovered in front of 3526 Greenwich St. at 11:51 p.m by Columbus police responding to a report of a shooting. Mwangi, who had a gunshot wound to the upper body, was transported to Wexner Medical Center at Ohio State University, where he was pronounced dead at 12:56 a.m. There were initial reports that the assailant was seen running toward the nearby Northern Lights Shopping Center. Detectives said they have no known suspect or motive in this shooting. Mwangi’s death is the…

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[VIDEO] Trailer of Kenya-Set Political Thriller ‘Veve’

A new Kenyan political thriller has been in the works for the last few years and is definitely primed to entertain. The new film “Veve” is a project between  German filmmaker Tom Tykwer’s One Fine Day Films, and Nairobi -based Ginger Ink. The movie is written by Natasha Likimani, and directed by Simon Mukali. The word “Veve” is a slang word for what is internationally known as khat or miraa – a mild narcotic drug. The film “Veve” follows the lives of multiple characters caught up in a world of political intrigue set against the backdrop of the thriving yet unregulated veve business. Amos, an ambitious politician, is running for…

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Alfred Mutua threatens to leave Wiper, strips his deputy of county executive role


Machakos, Kenya: Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua has threatened to abandon the Wiper party if he is pushed to the ‘wall’. Dr Mutua made the announcement Monday after holding hours-long meeting with delegates from two sub-counties of Yatta and Masanga, where his deputy Benard Kiala, comes from. The governor noted that the bad working relations between him and his deputy have been built by the party’s top brass. He accused party leader, Kalonzo Musyoka, of failing to mediate between the two even after he sought his help. Mutua said he had approached Mr Kalonzo and asked him to talk to Mr Kiala…

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Korean Air suspends flights to Kenya over Ebola risk

Korean Air Lines Co Ltd said on Thursday it will suspend flights to and from Nairobi from August 20, 2014 to prevent the spread of the deadly Ebola virus. Korean Air said it had been operating three return flights from Incheon, South Korea, to the capital of Kenya a week. The company said it would determine whether to resume the flights based on a change in conditions. It did not elaborate.

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Delta Air Lines announces enhanced partnership with Kenya Airways


MONROVIA, 24 July 2014 – Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL) today announced that it has reached  agreement on an enhanced partnership with SkyTeam partner Kenya Airways to offer convenient connecting flights between Monrovia, Liberia, and Accra, Ghana. The services will begin effective September 1, 2014, operating three times a week on a Boeing 737 aircraft operated by Kenya Airways. The Kenya Airways flight will offer seamless and convenient connections with Delta’s nonstop flights between Accra’s Kotoka International Airport and New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport. “Delta has had a presence in Liberia for four years and we are pleased to be…

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Cord officially replaces Mung’aro as Minority Whip

The leadership of the Opposition in Parliament has officially replaced Kilifi North MP Gideon Maitha Mung’aro as Minority Whip in the National Assembly. Wundanyi MP Thomas Ludindi Mwadeghu will take over immediately, Minority Leader Francis Nyenze said in a letter delivered to Speaker Justin Muturi on Thursday morning. The letter states: “Following a Cord Parliamentary Group meeting held on July 22 at the Boma Hotel, it was resolved that Hon Thomas Ludindi Mwadeghu replaces Hon Gideon Maitha Mung’aro.” IMMEDIATE CHANGES Mr Nyenze says in the letter that the changes were made in accordance with the standing orders, which state in…

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Kenyans in Diaspora warn State against isolating the west


Kenyans in Diaspora have raised concerns over what they see as a growing rift between Kenya and the West. In a statement signed by Kenya Diaspora Alliance chairman Shem Ochuodho and Coordinator Peter Kerre, the alliance has warned the government against “alienating” certain parts of the world saying that it only serves to harm relations that could promote trade, tourism and other exchanges. The statement comes days after the government on Saturday issued a travel advisory warning Kenyan citizens against travelling through London’s Heathrow airport. Foreign Affairs Secretary Ambassador Amina Mohammed said however that the advisory was not a retaliation…

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