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Recent Top Ajabu News & Reader Contribution
Over 300 Samburu girls protest female genital mutilation
Wanjohi & Muli Law: Detailed analysis of Obama’s Executive Order
Renowned Kenyan professor and first African headmaster of Mang'u High School  dies in Boston, body to be cremated
5 Years in USA, got children, no crimes, pay taxes, you can stay and work, says Obama in executive order
African immigrants in USA await executive order with abated breath, West Africans awarded TPS
Kenyan man launches towing recovery and car repair business in Lowell
Kenyan man from Springfield MA succumbs to cancer, memorial &funeral fundraiser tomorrow at CITAC  Church
Charlie Baker pips Martha Coakley 40,040 votes to become new Massachusetts Governor
Kenyan man found dead in Boston, body cremated to honor his wishes
Hundreds turn out for memorial service as Ugandan pastor in Boston mourns death of father
Kenyan pastor in Boston sues former church for $245,000 (KES 22 million), alleges fraud and deception
Nonini releases new hit in collaboration with Boston's BYK

Renowned Kenyan professor and first African headmaster of Mang'u High School  dies in Boston, body to be cremated

Professor Raphael Njoroge, a renowned Kenyan scholar who became the first black man to take over as headmaster of the prestigious  Mangu High school in Kenya has died. MORE >>


Woman claiming to be Otieno Kajwang’s wife causes a stir


Drama unfolded at the Lee Funeral Home in Kenya Friday after a woman who identified herself as the wife of Homa Bay Senator Otieno Kajwang’ was barred from viewing his body.FULL STORY >>

Kenyan pastor in Boston sues former church for $245,000 (KES 22 million), alleges fraud and deception
Pastor of the newly inaugurated PCEA Neema church in Lowell, Dr. Rev. Karimi Mumbui has filed a lawsuit against his former church, the Kenyan Community Presbyterian Church (PCEA Ushindi) for unpaid compensation close to a quarter million US dollars ( KES 22 million) for pastoral services offered between July 2011 to March 2014. MORE >>

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Hundreds turn out for memorial service as Ugandan pastor in Boston mourns death of father

Several hundred members of the Ugandan community in Boston turned out for a memorial service Tuesday night in honor of Mzeei Wamala Semakula (94), father to Rev. John Baker Katende, pastor of the Global Evangelical church based in  Burlington.FULL STORY >>

VIDEO: Forbiden Love; Luhya man marries Indian girl in Kenya

A couple in Kenya from a complete opposite cultural, social and economic backgrounds is causing ripples in the love world after they married despite objections from the girl’s family of Indian descent. WATCH VIDEO

Nonini releases new hit in collaboration with Boston's Beat Ya Keggah (BYK)
Popular Kenyan Genge music artiste, Nonini, is taking the Kenyan pop music scene to the next level with a brand new hot release featuring Wyre, the king of Dancehall for this Genge/Dancehall mash-up. More surprising is the fact that the new release, dubbed Mbele (forward) was made possible by a new collaboration with Beat Ya Keggah (BYK), a Boston based Kenyan music Production Company.FULL STORY >>

Fergusonic reaction by Kenyans in Boston as Diaspora Advisory Council moves to steal the thunder from Uhuru Kenyatta's visit

As widely expected, the first visit by Kenyan president, Uhuru Kenyatta last Friday was bound to cause a real impact in the social-political lives of Kenyans in Boston and beyond, pitting the Diaspora based ruling Jubilee coalition operatives on one hand,..FULL STORY >>


Bitter-Sweet moment as Kenyan man in Boston announces return to motherland


“Most of us who came to the USA arrive here with just a few belongings stuffed in a paper bag or small suitcase. If you are lucky, someone buys you a winter coat as you leave JKIA to the unknown world FULL STORY >>

Shot in-the-arm for Kenyan Association in Boston as well-wishers raise $6,000 and new members join


The old adage that “no one can stop a new idea whose time have come” came true last Sunday for the New England Kenyan Welfare Association (Nekwa) as well wishers raised $6,000 towards funding it’s obligations, with 10 guests at the event joining the 2 year old organization. FULL STORY



IN PICTURES:
Kenyans rub shoulders with leaders in D.C
It is not debatable whether Kenyans love their politicians or not. Based on the awe ordinary Kenyans hold their politicians with; it is not a surprise that any politicians visiting in the Diaspora attracts a lot of enthusiasm from Kenyans who are all too eager for the slightest opportunity to rub shoulders.FULL STORY & PICS

Big win for Diaspora Kenyans as Uhuru clears snag on second hand car importation...

Uhuru
In a dramatic turn of events, President Uhuru Kenyatta brought to a reality a long time dream by Kenyan in the Diaspora when he allowed them to sell off their used left-hand drive cars and purchase right hand cars of the same value from right hand drive countries duty-free upon return to their motherland. FULL STORY >>>


Nigerian in Lowell opens an ethnic foods restaurant
faiths kitchen
If you are looking for a quick meal of chicken, beef or Lamb Shawarma, a tasty Samosa, a whole tilapia fish with rice, plantains or Atieke (Ghanaian meal)or anything from goat curry to fried chicken as well as vegetarian Falafel, Faith’s Kitchen on 35 Bridge street in Lowell is the place to go--FULL STORY

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Pioneer Kenyan Diaspora clergyman launches new church back home; sets "record straight" on Kenyan community churches in Boston
Rubia“If you don’t know where you are coming from, you don’t even know where you are going,” says John Rubia a Kenyan clergyman who spent a great deal of time laying the foundations for the first Kenyan community church in Boston, and in the region.
FULL STORY >>


Kenyans in Boston urge more time for Uhuru government to deliver

kenyans
A few but highly patriotic Kenyans in Boston urged the Cord opposition back in their motherland to give the current Jubilee government reasonable time to deliver on its promises and sort out the current problems, instead of adding wood to the fire by holding endless and counter-productive political rallies.FULL STORY >>

Immigrant Children with Autism are Screaming in Silence

kids Who is affected by Autism? Autism can affect any family and any child. It knows no racial, ethnic or social boundaries, family income levels, lifestyle choices or education levels. The number of children diagnosed with autism continues to rise. READ MORE >>

Unconfirmed sightings for missing Kenyan raise hopes as search efforts continue
missing kenyan
Multiple Fall River residents told Kenyan volunteer searchers and a private investigator on the case that they had they had spotted Jennifer Mbugua walking in the streets since the news broke. Fearing the worst at the beginning of the search last Saturday, the unexpected good news buoyed family and friends eager to re-unite with their loved one.FULL STORY >>

Vigil for missing Kenyan in Boston to kick-off today
- check updates here >>
jennifer
A vigil for the missing Kenyan young woman in Boston has been planned for today starting 5pm in fall River, the city where Jennifer Mbugua (31) has been residing before her car was found abandoned at a gas station in North Attleboro. MORE HERE>

Big celebration as 3 Kenyans in one family graduate

graduation
Three members of a close knit Kenyan family in Boston found themselves graduating in the current graduating class of 2014 that continues to hold many ceremonies across the US. FULL STORY >>

Is there Western conspiracy to end Jubilee rule before its five-year term?

conspiracy throry
An ominous picture hit the front page of the New York Times newspaper last week.It captured a University of Nairobi student with a bewildered look, caught between baton-wielding police officers called in to quell a protest that had spilled onto the streets and turned ugly.
FULL STORY >>


Kenya allocates Sh28m only to fight terrorism against retired presidents’ Sh150m
The fight against terrorism is likely to take a hit in the next financial year unless the National Treasury shores up the budget for the Anti-Terrorism Police Unit (ATPU).FULL STORY

Police officer Linda Okello to headline carwash-for-pad, panty campaign

Internet sensation Linda Okello will be the main guest at a charity event to raise funds to buy sanitary towels and underwear for poor girls. FULL STORY >>

Pursue the "Kenyan Dream", Raila urges Kenyans in the Diaspora; blasts Robert Mugabe for corruption comments
Raila
Ever heard of the "Kenyan Dream"? Well, if you have not, it's now time to envision and pursue it instead of chasing the "American Dream" all the time, according to the visiting former Kenyan Prime Minister, Raila Odinga who is in USA for on sabbatical leave. FULL STORY

Dinner with Champions “Snub” : Details Revealed as Kenyans in Boston Defend Envoy
jEAN k
A serious bleach of protocol, lack of cooperation and inaccurate information fed to the Embassy of Kenya in Washington D.C regarding the lineup of all invited guest speakers, including former Kenyan Premier, Raila Odinga could be among the main reasons that contributed to the recent “snubbing” of the Dinner with the Champions event READ MORE

TBN's David Turner Kicks-Off Major Healing and Revival Conference at an African Church in Boston
TurnerA major "Healing and Revival" conference led by Trinity Broadcasting’s Gospel is The Power show host, Dr. David Turner kicked off in earnest last night at a predominantly African community church in Boston. FULL STORY

David Turner Returns to Boston For Another “Healing & Revival” Conference
David turner
World renowned televangelist, Pastor David Turner, founder of David Turner Ministries that is based in Phoenix, Arizona is set to lead another healing and revival conference at an African community church in Boston,... FULL STORY >>
nyans in Boston plan big marathon festival, new Ambassador to attend as top guest
AmbThe new Kenyan envoy to the US, Ambassador Jean Kamau is set to attend the inaugural Boston Kenyan Festival slated to take place over the Marathon weekend at the Westin Copley Hotel in downtown Boston starting Saturday April 19 to Monday April 21.FULL STORY

Healthy Nation Ministries officially launched in Lynn, MA
healthy N
Vowing to press on with her vision despite challenges that usually await any new undertaking, a Kenyan nurse in Boston officially launched her new healthy education non-profit organization Sunday at the St. Stephens Episcopal church in Lynn.FULL STORY >>

ishop reads adulterous pastors ‘The riot act'
bishop
Days after a pastor is found dead on a woman’s bed, All Africa Bishop’s Council Vice President Bishop Morris Mwarandu speaks to The Nairobian warning randy pastors that God will strike them hard in broad daylight. FULL STORY >>

Kenyan nurse in Boston set to launch a health education non-profit

healthy nation
Due to skills acquired in the course of duty and accompanying great work ethic, Kenyan nurses in the Diaspora can significantly influence better health awareness in the motherland, thereby reducing the current negative impact of easily preventable diseases.FULL STORY >>

African Diaspora entrepreneur offers funeral expense and mortgage protection programs

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Every now and then, news of a delayed burial for a deceased African immigrant in Boston as their family and community scramble to get burial funds has hit many with shock and disbelief. FULL STORY >>

Hundreds attend burial for Liberian national in Boston after 6 year battle with rare ALS disease
afri
Braving an unexpected heavy snowstorm in Boston last Saturday, several hundred Africans and friends attended memorial and funeral service for a Liberian motherof 7 who passed away early Christmas morning following a long illness from Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), commonly known as "Lou Gehrig's Disease".FULL STORY >>

Devastating road accident leaves Kenyan mother worried over injured children, 4 million ($50,000) hospital bill
kenya
As Kenyans in the Diaspora were busy celebrating and sending funds to loved ones back home to spice up their Christmas and New Year holidays, one mother was in extreme sorrow, wondering if her children would make it after a horrifying road accident in Kenya that left 8 people dead and many more seriously injured. FULL STORY >>

Gaylord Gitau: Dear Governor
Your face lights up on TV and the deep wrinkles that were your trademark during your campaigns are a thing of the past. Your straggly beard that looked like cactus thorns in the Sahara Desert is well trimmed. I cannot believe what power and money can do in a very short time.READ MORE

Grossman reiterates long-time support for in-state tuition for undocumented immigrants in Massachusetts
State Treasurer Steve Grossman published an op-ed in the Springfield Republican reiterating his longtime support for a bill providing undocumented immigrants with access to in-state tuition rates at public colleges and universities. FULL STORY

Africans in USA welcome New Year at churches, parades, and entertainment spots
Thousands of Africans in USA welcomed the New Year with visits to church services, entertainment spots and New Year parades especially at Copley square in Boston and Times Square in New York. FULL STORY >>

Kenyan Pastors’ Association holds Jubilee celebration in Lowell
Pastors
A fourth Kenyan Jubilee celebration to mark 50 years of independence in Boston that also doubled as a Christmas service was held Sunday hosted by the Kenyan American Pastors’ Association- KAPF at the Ushindi Church in Lowell. FULL STORY >>

Big party in Boston as hundreds of Kenyans mark 50 years of Independence
Mukarara

Finally, at long last, it happened for Kenyans in Boston.
 Not even 1 foot of snow coming down hard in the region could stop over 350 excited men, women and children ..
FULL STORY



Kenyans in Boston plan united 50 years celebration, massive gala slated for Sunday, December 15

Jamhuri day
In a clean break with the past, goodwill for the community and patriotism for the country prevailed as different Kenyan groups in Boston decided to unite and hold one, all-inclusive Jamhuri day celebration FULL STORY >>

Kenyan in Boston seeks help for ailing mother
Njenga
What would you do if you have been out of work to sickness, surviving on short term disability to pay bills in the US for about 6 months, only to receive news that your mother in Kenya who lives alone is spending days at a hospital, undergoing painful chemo and radiation therapy for stage 4 tongue cancer?
FULL STORY HERE

Friends plead for funds in aid of Kenyan held over immigration matter in Boston
CharlesThe friends and family of Charles Mwicigi, popularly known to his close friends as "Sharee", have come to his aid, following his recent detention over an immigration matter.
READ MORE

Kenyan NGO in US calls on GoK to adopt UN 5-year Diaspora engagement plan
KDDC
A Kenyan civil society group based in the US has urged the Kenyan Government to adopt the 5-year Civil Society Organizations-CSO global plan for development.FULL STORY

Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) a big boost for ethnic communities in Massachusetts, Health Secretary
Obamacare
Massachusetts Secretary of Health and Human Services John Polanowicz and Secretary of Administration and Finance Glen Shor have welcomed the opening of the State’s new exchange market.FULL STORY >>

David Turner, Renowned American Televangelist to visit Boston

Turner
Mega church founder, Pastor David Turner of David Turner ministries based in Phoenix Az  is set to lead a 3 day crusade at the Victory Family Church, an African community church in Newton Ma  near Boston. FULL STORY >>

Popular African entrepreneur in Boston goes showbiz, releases movie

Monica
“You will see the joy of loving the right way and the consequences of loving the wrong way, there is mischief, betrayal, faith in God and even laughter,” said Monica Swaida, a popular African Diaspora business woman based in Lowell describing her upcoming movie; “Faces of Love” set to premiere on Saturday September 9 at the Showcase Cinema in Woburn, MA.FULL STORY >>

Tribute to dead mother as Kenyans in Boston raise $25, 000 for burial funds
memorial
Many speakers called her “a steadfast Christian”, “a loving mother”, “a great story teller”, “a courageous woman”. Her eldest son performed a moving song dedicated to his late mother comparing the inevitable nature of death to a merciless thief.FULL STORY & VIDEO

Emotional send off for dead Kenyan as community raise $12,000 for burial
mournersEmotions ran high as friends  and family of the  late Ken Njuguna,  Kenyan  found dead in his apartment in Weymouth, recalled  moments shared together during a memorial and burial fundraiser...FULL STORY

 

A second Kenyan passes away in Boston in a week, calls for a burial & benevolent fund increase
Wanjiru

A second death occurred in the small Kenyan community in Boston in a week  when a  newly immigrated mother of 6 passed away in Lowell, prompting yet another fundraiser slated for next Sunday at the St. Stephens Church in Lowell at 3pm.
MORE >>

Kenyan man found dead in Boston, family appeals for burial funds
Ken
The Kenyan community in Weymouth, near Boston is in shock after a young man was found dead Tuesday evening in an apartment he shared with a girlfriend.According to close family sources, Kenneth Njuguna (36) was pronounced dead by paramedics who responded to a distress call by neighbors and friends who responded to a distress cries for help by the girlfriend, Jillian. FULL STORY >>

 

Lowell Folk Festival kicks off in style, Africans in low turnout
Lowell folk fest
Representatives of multiple cultures from around the world residing in the city of Lowell, MA staged a colorful parade last night as the Lowell Folk Festival, the largest free attendance folk festival in the US kicked off in earnest.FULL STORY >>

1,000 Ugandans ‘go missing’ in UK, Kenyans to be affected by new Visa requirements
 
About 1,000 Ugandans have vanished in the United Kingdom (UK), forcing London officials frustrated over failure to locate them to surrender their passports to Uganda government.FULL STORY >>

Be serious church goers, urges Bishop Muya as Grace Int’l Church raises $ 34,000
Bsp MuyaWorshippers from different races and backgrounds helped raise over $34,000 towards a church building project for the Grace international Church, a predominantly Kenyan community church based in Lowell.FULL STORY >>>

Kenyan among Greek 'Black Panthers' formed in response to race fuelled attacks
panthers
A group of Black and immigrant Greeks have banded together to form a self-defense group to counter the attacks of a gang that targets citizens of color in the country. FULL STORY

Vicky Kitonga, a Kenyan gospel artist hits Boston
Viky

A popular Nairobi based gospel musician, Vicky Kitonga has arrived in Boston for a vacation where she will attend a younger brother’s wedding slated for June 14th.
MORE >>



East Africans in USA gear up for massive Toronto Conference
Pst. mlongechaDozens of Tanzanians, Kenyans Ugandans, Rwandese and other nationals from the east African countries in Boston and other areas of the USA  are planning to attend a major Christian revival conference to be held in Toronto Canada... FULL STORY >>

Kenyan man scores a first at Umass Lowell with a Doctorate in Nursing
Practice
GK
With the annual graduation season well underway in the US, a Kenyan man has ventured into uncharted territory when he graduated with a doctorate degree in Nursing Practice.FULL STORY >>


Kenyans in Boston pay respect to young bomb victim

NEKWA
Several Kenyans and their children joined by friends and parents visited the Garvey Park in Dorchester Sunday where an 8 year old Boston marathon bomb victim used hang out before his life was snuffed out suddenly in terrorist violence.MORE

“US Kenyans Tuko Pamoja Show” planned for Worcester Sat May 11
pamoja show
A purely entertainment show dubbed “US Kenyans Tuko Pamoja show” has  been slated to take place in Worcester on Saturday May 11 at the Elks Lodge on 233 Mill St starting at 8pm. FULL STORY

Massive explosions disrupt marathon celebrations by Kenyans and Ethiopians in Boston
Marathon 
The increasingly popular Boston marathon celebrations by the Kenyan community in the Boston region were abruptly thrown into disarray today. Sudden heavy blasts reverberated at the finish line moments after Kenya’s Rita Jeptoo won the first position in the women's race. MORE HERE >>

Kenyatta Victory and the New African renaissance
Kenyatta
History has a way of repeating itself. Uhuru Kenyatta’s triumph in Kenya’s presidential election earlier last month has far-reaching implications for Kenya, Africa and the world.FULL STORY >>

7th Grade Kenyan student wins Cool Science Award in Lowell

Sam
Sam Mwea Ngare, a 13 year old Kenyan American boy in Lowell Massachusetts  is among  4 students who have won the 2013 Cool Science Award for his amazing drawing depicting the effects of science on our future life.FULL STORY

Kenyan Catholic community celebrates Palm Sunday in Boston

Palm sunday
Dozens of members of the Kenyan catholic community and friends turned out to celebrate Palm Sunday in remembrance of the day Jesus entered the City of Jerusalem on his way to be crucified.FULL STORY >>uru and Raila tyany of

NEKWA management restructured, plans new programs, elections
nEKWA
The difficult task of setting up and managing the all-inclusive and non partisan of the New England Kenyan Welfare Association (NEKWA) moved a notch further when a new managing committee was  installed to allow for faster progress.FULL STORY >>

 

Obama to Kenyans: US will not endorse any candidate
In a roughly 2 and a half minute video address to Kenyans that starts with  Habari yako ( How are you) and ends with Kwaheri (Bye bye), US President Barack  said that the US will not endorse any particular presidential candidate and hoped Kenya will conduct free and fair elections that reflects the will of the people.WATCH VIDEO >>

Ajabu Ventures re-launches a low fee, highly convenient tax filing service

Ajabu
After a one year pause, Ajabu Ventures has re-introduced its low fee, highly convenient and rapid tax preparation service in conjunction with Multi-Professional Consultants, a Ugandan owned tax Preparation Company based in Waltham, MA. FULL STORY >>

Kenyan man launches Mizizi Design, a handcrafts business in Waltham, near Boston
Mizizi
An enterprising young Kenyan man in Boston has ventured into the world of business in the Diaspora, launching a new arts & crafts business that will also feature an impressive clothing line.Dubbed Mizizi Design,..FULL STORY >>

“Christian Atheism” rampant among Kenyans in Boston, declares Baltimore Pastor
IECM
The majority of Kenyans attending Kenyan community churches in Boston are mostly driven by the need for social comfort and security instead of building sound Christian character based on uncompromisable biblical principles.FULL STORY >>

Mary Munyiri, Kenyan in Lowel MA, set to release 2nd CD, 1st DVD

She narrowly cheated death twice, overcame multiple personal challenges, setbacks and disappointments.But in spite of all these, Mary Munyiri, a Kenyan gospel artist based in Lowell says that she is now stronger in Faith more than ever before and is set to release her second CD in 5 years, and her first ever DVD.FULL STORY >>


Young Kenyan woman makes gospel music debut in Seattle
Fay
Determined to give a shot to as many goals as possible  while in the US, a young Kenyan woman who graduated from high school in Uganda before immigrating to  Seattle, Washington has released two gospel music CD’s with  a third one in the works.FULL STORY

How to Spend the Xmass and New Year Holidays in the Diaspora

Betty
It’s quickly getting to the end of the year and it is an extremely exciting time for most people because of the Christmas and New Year holidays.READ MORE >>


Parallel Jamhuri Day celebrations held in Boston as pastor’s association plan prayer event

kenyans
Kenyans in Boston were treated to yet another drama when two parallel and competing Jamhuri (Independence) Day celebrations were held in the same city for the third year in a row, underscoring the bitter rivalry and intolerance among leaders of different groups competing for control over the already fractured community. MORE HERE >>

The Ugandan movie makes debut in Boston amid style and fashionThe Ugandan
Style and fashion was galore during the screening of The Ugandan, a film by a Ugandan national resident of Weymouth MA at the Embassy cinema in Waltham last Thursday in the presence of by the film’s main actress Edlyn Sabrina, a Ugandan of Indian descent, producer, Alvin Kasule and an MTV host, Sabrina Decarmo.FULL STORY

Kenyan mother passes away in Laconia NH, family pleads for burial funds

Annah Kavale
Tragedy struck a Kenyan family in Laconia, NH when a mother of two passed away following what family sources described as a “long period of failing health”. Shocked family members of the late Anna M. Kavale (52) are pleading with the Kenyan community in the region to assist in raising funds to help repatriate the body back home for burial.
FULL STORY >>


Kenyans in Boston set to launch Choice DTM, a deposit taking micro-finance business

DTM
A group of Kenyans in Boston has finalized plans for a new start up in the regulated micro financing business that will begin operations  in the motherland.FULL STORY

Kenyan opens auto garage in Nashua, New Hampshire
LeeLee Mwaura Karugu, a long time Kenyan native of Nashua New Hampshire has taken a big leap into the business world-
 he has opened an auto garage to serve clients with transmission replacement, engine troubleshooting, oil change, and general car maintenance services at competitive prices.
FULL STORY

 

Drama as Diaspora Advisor is held-up over child support in Boston
Maina johnDrama developed in a Boston family court last week when efforts by John Maina, the Kenya Diaspora Advisor at the Prime Minister's office to have the court compel his ex- girlfriend let him see his 4 year old son turned into a nightmare when he was instead held up for outstanding child support payments.FULL STORY >>

 

Stop over-dependency on churches, Kenyans told as welfare association picks up steam in Boston
NekwaOver-dependency on the clergy for leadership and solutions to all the problems has prevented the Kenyan community in Boston from achieving milestones that other immigrant communities easily achieve despite 3 decades of existence in New England. FULL STORY

 

Obama victory electrifies Kenyans, Africans in the Diaspora
Omama winsThe still fresh re-election of President Barack Obama for a second term as the 44th US president has caused widespread enthusiasm among Kenyans and virtually all descendants of Africa living in the Diaspora. MORE HERE >>

 

Africans Campaign for Obama, Warren as Election Day Approaches
Africans for obamaLed by a group dubbed "Africans for Obama and Warren", the African community in Boston is has come out big  to make it’s voice heard and count towards  efforts to re-elect US president, Barack Obama as well as  help him retain the senate  by electing Elizabeth Warren in her first time bid against incumbent  senator Scott Brown.FULL STORY

Prof. Mbogo on How the phrase Harambee was coined
Prof. MbogoAccording a Kenyan scholar based in Cromwell, CT, the popular Kenyan philosophy of Harambee, used widely to mobilize people or resources to achieve a common goal, originated from the  Hindu word  Har (to Praise) and Ambe  (an Indian goddess or deity) during  the construction of the Kenya-Uganda railway in the early 1900’s.FULL STORY

 

Hate Groups: Preparing for an Obama win?
ObamaWhen retired Army Col. Lawrence Wilkerson denounced the Republican Party as "full of racists" in a recent interview, he ignited a firestorm FULL STORY >>>

 

Fall Prophetic Conference ends on a high note in Boston
prophetic conf
The 4th annual Fall Prophetic Conference hosted by Apostle Darius Twagirayesu and his wife, Prophetess Mwaka Twagirayesu ended on a high note last Sunday (October 21) at the Crown Plaza hotel in Woburn.FULL STORY

Fight for unity and a better community, Kenyans in Boston urged on Mashujaa day
mASHUJAA
 
Kenyans in Boston were on Sunday challenged to step up and genuinely fight for unity to reduce the widening divisions and rivalry among many different groupings in the region. FULL STORY >>

Two cultures world apart united by an impromptu feast as Ecuadorians go gaga over Kenyan goat meat
Goat eatingWith the summer gone and the cold creeping in gradually, the rush for communities in New England to wide up their outdoor social activities are on the rise.FULL STORY


JP Muiruri, Kenyan from Lowell to run for Parliament
, raffles car for campaign funds
JPJP Muiruri Ndungu, a popular Kenyan music artist and entrepreneurfrom Lowell Mass has thrown his hat in the field to contest for the Member of Parliament seat in Lari constituency, central province during the upcoming general elections in 2013.FULL STORY


Winners Chapel pastor pastor accused of exploiting British worshipers
Winners
A church run by a controversial multi-millionaire African preacher has been accused of ‘cynical exploitation’ after its British branch received £16.7 million in donations from followers who were told that God would give them riches in return.FULL STORY

Five Mitt Romneys, none electable

Romney
Some experts are calling it a tie, while snap polls anoint President Obama as the winner. But the more accurate reading of the second presidential debate is to say simply: Mitt Romney lost. Yes, Obama was “much improved” as one CNN pundit put it, but his re-energised avatar would have been less impressive without Romney’s help.FULL


Kenyans in Boston to celebrate Mashujaa Day in Braintree, Diaspora Shujaa” to be honored

Mashujaa
Kenyans in Boston and surrounding states will hold a Mashujaa (Heroes) day celebration event on Sunday October 21 in Braintree, Massachusetts where Dr. F.George Njoroge, a Kenyan scholar in the US who recently discovered the first ever drug to treat Hepatitis- C  will be the top guest as a “Diaspora Shujaa”.FULL STORY

Kenyan Diaspora under-utilized, not registering to vote-MudavadiMudavadi in Boston
Kenya’s Deputy Prime Minister and presidential candidate, Hon.Musalia Mudavadi has said that the government of Kenya has not been taking good advantage of its intellectually endowed citizens in the Diaspora and their crucial networks in foreign countries for the improvement of the motherland. FULL STORY

Join an organization outside your church to reduce tribal & other differences, Diaspora Kenyans advised

Mambo
Kenyans in New England have been urged to join other organizations that bring people together outside of their church domains as an effective way to achieve community development and reduce tribal and sectarian biases. FULL STORY

Kenyan deaths in Tanzania hits the Diaspora community hard

mourning 
New updated information reaching AjabuAfrica.com indicate that the heartbreaking deaths of 13 Kenyan women in a grisly road accident while on their way to a mission trip in Tanzania hit the Diaspora community even harder than previously reported with 3 inter-related families in Boston involved as well as 3 more in and out of state.FULL STORY

I want to help reduce Diabetes in my village, Kenyan lady in Tennessee

Purity
"Many people in my village have no clue that diabetes can kill easily. However, very many deaths related to diabetes have many made people to fear diabetes more than HIV Aids," said Purity Waigwa during a telephone interview with AjabuAfrica.com.
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Enough is enough with false pastors in the Kenyan Diaspora , Rev. NjuruRev. njuru
Upright pastors and right thinking church members in the Kenyan Diaspora community need to rise up and say enough is enough with false prophets in preaching in their  churches where they are clearly serving their personal  interests  while they masquerade as serving God. FULL STORY



Shock as African boy is found dead in a swimming pool
at Lowell High
EddieA 17 year 12th grade student of African descent was found dead in a swimming pool at the Lowell High school in Lowell, Mass. on Monday in what family and friends call a very “shocking and suspicious” development.FULL STORY

 

The good, the bad and the ugly of olympics 2012
Olympics
Every four years, we marvel at and delight in acts of human endeavor on the world’s biggest sporting arena. Sadly, no Olympics is free from the occasional ugly moment, which, luckily, is heavily outweighed by the many wondrous ones.  Here’s our roundup of the Good, the Bad and the Ugly of London 2012.FULL STORY

Saint Stephen’s church tops in Kenyan churches’ music competition
MusicThe saint Stephen's community church from Lowell defeated two time champion, St. John’s Anglican Church from Leicester to scoop the top overall prize at the 2012 Kenyan churches music competition held Sunday at the St. James African church hall in Attleboro. FULL STORY >>

Excitement as artistes re-unite at Ruth Wamuyu gospel show
Wamuyu show
A gospel music show planned for popular visiting Kenyan artiste, Ruth Wamuyu turned into a highly entertaining, power filled Praise and Worship event, thanks to a magical re-union of visiting Kenyan artists and radio presenters, with their Diaspora based compatriots in Boston.MORE


Raila fights back over jobs for relatives claim

miguna
Prime Minister Raila Odinga’s advisers on Wednesday fought back on allegations that he influenced the appointment of his relatives to big public jobs.FULL STORY

Kenyan pastor jailed for attempted murder of colleague

priest
What on earth would make a priest attempt to kill his best friend and colleague? FULL STORY


Dissolve Diaspora Council, Ambassador, officials should resign

KDAC_NE
The Kenyan Diaspora Advisory Council, which has now clearly turned political, should be dissolved with immediate effect. Its Founder and Patron, His Excellency, Ambassador Elkanah Odembo, together with other officials involved in the unfolding scandal should resign from the Civil service as soon as possible. FULL OPINION

Ugandans in Boston celebrate Martyrs’ Day in color and style

Martyrs day
The Ugandan Catholic faithful and friends in Boston displayed a unique fusion of culture, community and faith Sunday when hundreds turned up for the Martyrs' day celebrations in Waltham and Burlington led by the Rt. Rev. Egidio Nkaijanabwo, Bishop of Kasese Diocese in Western Uganda. MORE >>

Secure your destiny and your future, Bishop Obonyo

Obonyo
Kenyans and other African immigrants in America today are so concerned about securing their present and their future here on earth, making them totally loose the fire they had for God before coming to America. FULL STORY


Medical  tourism  brings hope to patients in Kenya
AKGH
Abercrombie & Kent, more known for its world class travel  and tourism services has introduced an innovative service that promises families faced with medical challenges  easy and affordable access to world class medical  care in foreign countries like India.FULL STORYey re

NEKWA launched with pomp amd color

NEKWA
The launching of the New England Kenyan Association that took place last week has been hailed by many Kenyans and friends as a positive step that finally provides a legally established and recognized platform for improving the general welfare of Kenyans in the region and beyond.FULL STORY

Kenyan welfare organization launched amid pomp, color and big support

Nekwa
The first all-inclusive, non- partisan and independent Kenyan welfare organization in New England was officially launched on Saturday ..FULL STORY

New Kenyan family in Lowell hit by 4 deaths in 1 month

lOWELL FAMILY 
A Kenyan family that arrived in the USA recently and has not yet even settled down well has been hit with a tragedy not experienced before in the close knit community.FULL STORY

New England Kenyan Welfare Association set for historic launch

Nekwa
Kenyans in the New England region are preparing for the official launch of the first ever all inclusive, non partisan welfare organization....
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2012 Boston Marathon approaches fast as Kenyans gun for another sweep
mARATHON
A total of 26 high profile marathon runners from Kenya will participate in the forth coming world’s elite Boston marathon 2012.FULL STORY

Kenyans in Boston sue KCB

A group of 17 Kenyans in the United States has sued the Kenya Commercial Bank for allegedly reneging on an agreement to construct multi-million shilling houses in Athi River in 2007.FULL STORY

African families thrilled at church’s family night
Bihiga
A family gala night organized by the African Catholic Community of Worcester on Saturday Feb 18 left children, parents and friends thoroughly entertained while everyone got a shot to display their fun side.FULL STORY


Charges dropped against Kenyan arrested in church

Gichure

In an unexpected turn of events, trespass charges against a Kenyan man arrested in the middle of worship at the PCEA Ushindi church last year were dropped abruptly when the commonwealth of Massachusetts entered a nolle prosequi on the matter. FULL STORY

Liberty Church to set up 'Dream Center' in Kenya
Liberty
An American based international church frequented by a large group of Kenyans in Worcester has decided to launch a distribution center in Kenya for it's humanitarian, social and spiritual outreach programs. FULL STORY

Selfish mentality has led to breakdown of church and family- Pastor Ndungu
Ndungu
 
“In America is everybody is for themselves. People are so selfish.That’s the problem with churches and families.”
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African entrepreneur opens tax preparation franchise in Lowell
Waiyaki
An African businessman who is also a pastor in Lowell is now the proud owner of a tax preparation franchise known as SmartTax.
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Kenyan man denies suicide attempt reports; wants recognition of a street children group
Gichuki

A man who was recently reported in the Kenyan media to have attempted to kill himself by jumping from a 50 meter high telecommunications transmission mast has denied the suicide theory.

FULL STORY



Kenyan man upbeat after kidney donation from sister

Kagotho
Stephen Kenja Kagotho, a Kenyan man in Worcester who  faced a dim future with a mysterious kidney failure is back on his feet with a smile, thanks to a successful kidney transplant donated by his younger sister.FULL STORY

Make New Year resolutions that can last- Fr. Mwai

Father Mwai
Africans in Boston ushered in the New Year in different styles with several churches and clubs holding New Year's Eve events on Saturday night that saw hundreds of revelers and worshippers turn out in large numbers. FULL STORY >>




Raila affirms Migingo Island bel
ongs to Kenya

Prime Minister Raila Odinga has maintained that the disputed Migingo Island in Lake Victoria belongs to Kenya.FULL STORY

Bishop decries poor leadership

UG Bishop
The Bishop of Namirembe diocese has urged Ugandans to repent to save the nation from all its troubles.
FULL STORY


Community empowerment at the Worcester Jamhuri day celebrations

Jamhuri in Worcester
Powerful messages of community empowerment came in plenty at the Kenya’s Jamhuri day celebrations in Worcester last Sunday afternoon from several guest speakers. FULL STORY>>

Officials abruptly reveal “bank statement” after media report
Muite
A dark cloud hovers over the where about of over $1,000 raised by Kenyans for the hungry after a bank statement of the account appeared suddenly online.
FULL STORY


Kenyan female medical students should speak up against sex abuse
The Capacity Kenya, a non profit organization supporting the health workforce in Nairobi, recently released a report indicating that male lecturers in Kenya’s medical colleges are asking female students for sex in exchange for higher grades.FULL STORY

Ugandan pastor gets a surprise Thanksgiving gift

Cadillac
Worshippers at the Ugandan Global Evangelical church in Burlington, MA surprised their pastor and his wife with keys to a sleek white sport utility, fully loaded top of the line Cadillac Escalade ESV over the thanksgiving weekend.
FULL STORY

Moving Kenyan elections to December 2012 is a bad idea
The debate about rescheduling of Kenya’s first general elections under the new constitution from August to December next year has generated one of the most heated public debates. FULL STORY >>

Jubilation as Ugandan church celebrates 10 years and new sanctuary dedication
GEC
Pride and excitement rent the air on Saturday as hundreds of worshippers and guests congregated to mark 10 years since the inception of the Global Evangelical church, and a new sanctuary dedication, for one of the fastest growing Ugandan community churches in Boston. FULL STORY

Why Kagame should be East Africa’s President

Kenya must surely be in a good place corruption-wise.
A survey by the East African chapter of Transparency International found that Ugandan police were the most corrupt in East Africa.
FULL STORY


Broken black relashionships, where is the love?
Broken
Is there a systematic assault on Black marriage?
Seemingly every week a new poll, study or blog reports disheartening statistics
.

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Gaddafi falls while the Arab spring continues to bear deadly fruit
The overwhelming majority of Americans would be hard put to tell Oman apart from Amman; they confuse Iran with Iraq, thinking Iran is an Arab country. An informed electorate does not exist when it comes to forming American policy in Arab countries.FULL STORY

Al- Shabbab recruits train in Mombasa
A Yemeni terror suspect arrested by the Anti Terrorism Police Unit  in May has revealed how a Kenyan is recruiting both locals and foreigners to fight for Al Shabaab.FULL STORY>>

African migrants abandon the American dream

Frustrated by tough economic times in the United States, Sammy Maina is packed, ready and waiting to return to Kenya. "I'm fed up and finished with the US,"FULL STORY

Happy Birthday S. Sudan-Is this the beginning or the end of democracy
1:00AM at Boston City Hall, the flag of South Sudan was tied to one of three flag poles, ready to be hoisted for the first time ever in Boston.FULL STORY

Self -Proclaimed Pastors a Growing Problem-Rev. Kihato

Kenyans and Christians everywhere need to be wary of the increasing number of self- proclaimed pastors who pose a grave danger to the propagation of the true gospel of Jesus Christ and the correct spiritual stewardship of the flock.
FULL STORY >>


All Nations PEFA Church Opens New Sanctuary in Malden
The Kenyan Pentecostal Fellowship church (PEFA) on Sunday ( February 27)celebrated   relocation from the YMCA center in Malden.. . FULL STORY >>
























 











 



 

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Speaker splashed with water in House chaos
Kenyan MPs on Thursday shamed the National Assembly by fighting, hurling abuse at each other and one splashing water on Deputy Speaker Joyce Laboso. FULL STORY >>

Distrust: A Legacy of Media Segregation


Missing among the many reasons given for the enormous and unchanging racial divide regarding the fairness of the American judicial system is the legacy of the long history of media segregation. FULL STORY >>

Immigration official to applicants for temporary status: 'Don't worry'


One of the nation’s top immigration officials is urging those who are newly eligible for temporary legal status to apply for the program without fear. FULL STORY >>

ICC charges against Uhuru Kenyatta defended by Ocampo


The ex-chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) has defended his decision to charge Kenya's president, despite the case collapsing. FULL STORY >>

Kenyan runners Kimetto and Kiplimo fail drug tests


Two Kenyan runners, Viola Chelangat Kimetto and Joyce Jemutai Kiplimo, have failed drug tests and been banned for two years, Athletics Kenya has said.FULL STORY >>

Mugabe leaves new VP in charge as he goes on holiday

Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe has left newly installed Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa in charge as he began his annual holiday, state radio announced Monday. FULL STORY >>


Native American Council Offers Amnesty to 220 Million Undocumented Whites


A council of Native American leaders has offered partial amnesty to the estimated 220 million illegal white immigrants living in the United States. FULL STORY >>


Police abandon bid to rescue 31 FGM girls in Kenya as locals attack

A mission to rescue 31 girls who were forcibly circumcised in Marakwet East, Elgeyo Marakwet County, was yesterday met with stiff resistance after residents turned hostile and attacked security personnel.
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Kenyans in Boston set to celebrate Jamhuri Day with Kiharu MP, other Kenyan government officials

Kiharu Member of Parliament, Hon Irungu Kang'ata, Chairman of National Council for Persons with Disabilities, Dr. David Ole Sankok, Nandi County executive officer, David K Busienei, Peace Ambassador, Hon. Rose Githinji Kisama, an Uasin Gishu MCA, Dr. Sonkok and several other visiting Kenyan elders will be among the  dignitaries set to  speak during the Jamhuri day celebrations in Boston slated for tomorrow, Sunday at Elks Lodge in Lowell. FULL STORY >>


VIDEO: Kenyans in Boston praise Obama for Immigration Executive Order


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To Heaven and back again! - "New Jerusalem is Coming"- reports Kenyan woman in Boston in another supernatural encounter


In a new shocking report of another supernatural trip to Heaven and back, Jane Kuria of Lowell, near Boston said that God asked her to tell all people in the world she can reach that the biblical city of New Jerusalem is coming down as first revealed in the Revelations 21: 2. She said that Jesus also asked her to inform people that “a table is set ready for Supper” and that Him (Jesus) is nearby “at the door and the trumpet shall sound very soon”. FULL STORY >>


Labour and services to flow freely among five EAC states from 2015


You will now be able to work in any of the East African countries without incurring any extra costs starting in 2015.Currently, it is only in Rwanda where people from within the bloc obtain work permits without paying a fee. FULL STORY >>

Diaspora based real estate broker in
Boston diversifies into Kenyan properties

Timothy  Kihiko, a Kenyan real estate broker with Vision Group operating in Lowell near Boston is taking his business  a notch higher by helping Kenyan Diaspora investors purchase properties back in their motherland. The young entrepreneur is kicking off the new venture with a new sale of plots in Isinya, near Konza in Kajiado County.FULL STORY >>

The US - Kenya partnership in the 21st century

As Kenya nears its 51st Jamhuri Day, Kenyans have much to celebrate.  In recent years, Kenya has been on the move. FULL STORY >>

Majority of Kenyans do not trust each other, cohesion study shows

Majority of Kenyans do not trust their compatriots four years after enactment of the Constitution that was meant to foster ties, a report released by the National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) shows. FULL STORY >>

Life in America: Hazardous to Immigrants’ Health?

America is a nation of immigrants drawn from all parts of the world by the promise of freedom and a good life. But a substantial body of evidence suggests that for the newly arrived, life in the United States can be hazardous to their well-being. FULL STORY >>

Demands for justice, diplomatic pressure expected at New York forum

Demands for justice will contend with international politics as the 13th Assembly of States Parties (ASP) to the Rome Statute opens in New York on Monday, with lawyers, diplomats and activists struggling to strike a balance. FULL STORY >>

What drives people to join religious cults?


“The storm is rolling in and a man, quite ill, boards his boat planning on suicide. As he sets the scene to make his death look like an accident another man appears from below with a letter in one hand, a knife in the other. FULL STORY >>

PEFA CHURCH in Malden to Celebrate 14 years of existence, Sun Dec 14


Massachusetts based All Nations Pentecostal Evangelistic Fellowship in America (PEFA) church is set to hold a big celebration Sunday December 14 to mark 14 years of ministry work in the region with visiting pastor, Harrison Ndungu from PEFA church in Nairobi Kenya being the main speaker.READ MORE >>

ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda withdraws case against Uhuru Kenyatta


Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda has withdrawn the charges against Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta at the International Criminal Court.
FULL STORY >>

House Republicans Pass Anti-Immigration Bill To Make Deportations Easier

In the latest showdown over President Obama’s use of executive action on immigration relief, House Republicans voted through an anti-immigration bill Thursday that would prevent the president from giving deportation reprieve to some undocumented immigrants.
FULL STORY >>


Kenya Government cancels Diaspora “Homecoming” conference


The government has called off a conference for Kenyans living abroad that was set to start on December 18 at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC). FULL STORY >>


Family and Friends Bid Farewell to Professor Raphael J. Njoroge


Family and friends bid farewell to iconic Professor Raphael Joseph Njoroge of Mang’u, Kenya over the weekend. They paid their last respects to the 75 year old academic, celebrating a life well lived, a life dedicated to the service of others and the betterment of humanity.
FULL STORY >>


Uhuru’s ICC case on the verge of collapse

The ICC case against President Uhuru Kenyatta was on the verge of collapse Wednesday after the judges gave the prosecutor seven days to withdraw it if she does not have the evidence to go to trial.
FULL STORY >>


Pastor Ann Wanyoro arrested over mysterious death of Magu family


The Directorate of Criminal Investigations is holding a woman over last week's mysterious deaths of a family in Muthaiga Pipeline estate in Nairobi. FULL STORY >>

VIDEO: Kenyan activist speaks on HIV situation during World Aids Day


Dr. Pauline Muchina, Kenya's Representative in the USA at African Women & Youth Initiative talks about the HIV situation in Kenya during an interview with Voice of America. WATCH VIDEO

Kenyan president changes security officials after Al Shabaab kill 36 people in Mandera


Joseph Ole Lenku became a casualty of the rising insecurity in the country when he was fired after barely serving for 20 months.
FULL STORY >>


GOP aide resigns over criticism of Obama daughters


An aide to a Republican congressman resigned Monday after her Facebook post criticizing President Barack Obama's daughters touched off a backlash.FULL STORY >>

Nightmares of Kenyans living in Britain illegally


When John Muruiki needs to buy milk and bread, he sneaks out of his single bedroom flat in London to the nearest shop furtively looking behind his shoulder to see if he is being followed by police officers.
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Kenya's National Assembly Speaker issues strict foreign travel rules for MPs

Parliamentary committees will be required to give the House leadership three months’ notice whenever they intend to travel abroad, National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi has said. FULL STORY >>

Man of God lures 6-year-old girl with prayers, rapes and infects her with HIV

Residents of Kakamega County in Kenya are still reeling from shock after an African Divine church pastor allegedly coaxed and flattered a 6-year-old girl into his house, promising to pray for her, only to defile and infect her with HIV. FULL STORY >>

Obama’s Plan for Immigration Reform - What You Need to Know


On Nov. 20, 2014, President Barack Obama announced that he would take executive action to shield millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation. READ MORE >>

Ugandan traders threaten to boycott Mombasa port


Uganda traders under the Kampala City Traders Association (Kacita) have given the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) two weeks to unconditionally release Uganda-bound cargo or they would boycott the Mombasa port. FULL STORY >>

Homa Bay Senator Otieno Kajwang’ finally laid to rest

Senator Otieno Kajwang’ was finally laid to rest at 4.05pm in his Waondo Village home in Mbita, Homa Bay County. FULL STORY >>

Devoted husband told dying wife ''I'm coming with you'' then dies too

Doting pensioner died hours after he told his wife of 55-years "close your eyes, I'm coming with you" as she passed away. FULL STORY >>

Connecticut to offer driver's licenses for illegal immigrants

Connecticut said on Wednesday that it will provide special driver's licenses for illegal immigrants starting next week to help stop them from driving the state's roads unregistered and uninsured. FULL STORY >>

Unesco lists western Kenya dance Isikuti as endangered cultural heritage

A traditional dance practised by the Isukha and Idakho communities in western Kenya was listed on Wednesday by a United Nations agency as an “intangible cultural heritage in urgent need of safeguarding.”
FULL STORY >>

Kayole stripping suspects fail to take plea as one of them is deaf

Five men who were Thursday arraigned at Makadara Law Courts over the stripping of a woman in Kayole failed to take plea as one of them is deaf. FULL STORY >>

Obama Should Follow Bush Sr.'s Example, Support Federal Prosecution of Ferguson Cop


On March 22, 1991, a visibly shaken and angered President George H.W. Bush said he was sickened and "outraged" by what he saw on television. That was the beating of black motorist Rodney King by a swarm of LAPD cops. FULL STORY >>

Wanjohi & Muli Law: Detailed analysis of Obama’s Executive Order

President Barack Obama has finally delivered the eagerly awaited Executive Order and although masses were excited about the prospects of the Order solving their Immigration dilemma, Kenyans in the United States have experienced mixed reactions. Some are excited while others are very disappointed. Many believe that the President has gone way below their expectation and the ‘makaratasi’ (papers) struggle continues.
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PEP-Comm: A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing?

Obama announced last week that he is ending Secure Communities, the controversial program of cooperation between ICE and state and local police that claimed to focus on serious criminals but actually ended up deporting many people who had no criminal record. But the program the Obama administration wants to replace it with sounds suspiciously similar.FULL STORY >>

No charges for US policeman who shot black teen


Violent protests erupted in the US town of Ferguson on Monday after a grand jury chose not to press charges against a white officer who shot dead a black teen.FULL STORY >>

Will Uhuru act against Chirchir?


The naming of Energy Secretary Davis Chirchir in the elaborate ‘chicken’ bribes scandal engulfing the electoral commission has placed President Uhuru Kenyatta on the spot over his administration’s commitment to fighting corruption.FULL STORY >>

Police shoot dead 12-year- old boy holding toy gun

Police in the US city of Cleveland shot and killed a 12-year-old African American boy waving around what turned out to be a toy gun at a playground, officials and reports said Sunday. FULLSTORY >>

'We will not engage': Michelle Bachmann reveals GOP plans to ignore executive amnesty


Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn) revealed on Saturday that Republican leadership, led by Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Oh), has no intention of resisting President Obama’s executive amnesty that he ordered on Thursday. FULL STORY >>


European Union condemns Mandera bus
attack, pledges support to fight Al-Shabaab

The European Union (EU) has condemned the Saturday attack on a Nairobi-bound bus in Mandera in which 28 people were killed by Al-Shabaab militants.FULL STORY >>


In Wake of Obama’s Executive Action, Advocates Warn About Scams


President Obama announced on Thursday his plan to take executive action on immigration. His plan would revise enforcement priorities to focus on recent arrivals and those who had committed serious crimes. There is no new application available yet, however, and advocates are warning immigrants to stay tuned to trusted media sources and community groups to get accurate information. FULL STORY >>


Sarah Palin: Send Immigrants ‘Back Across Ocean’ to Mexico

Sarah Palin said today that illegal immigrants from Mexico should be put on boats and sent back across the ocean to their home country.
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Al-Shabaab gunmen 'celebrated' after killing 28 Kenyans- Survivor

Gunmen fired wildly in the air in jubilation after they killed 28 peopleperceived to be non-Muslims during the attack at Arabiya in Mandera near the Kenya-Somali border. FULL STORY >>


5 Years in USA, got children, no crimes, pay taxes, you can stay and work, says Obama in an historic immigration executive order


Undocumented immigrants who have lived in the USA for a period of 5 years or more, can meet some criteria and have no criminal records can now register with immigration authorities to get a temporary relief from the risk of deportation, while they can legally work in a field of their choice, according to an historic executive action announced by president Barack Obama last night.FULL STORY >>


African immigrants in USA await executive order with abated breath, West Africans awarded TPS as major celebrations planned

The long awaited, historic D-Day for immigrants in the USA has arrived. Tonight, at 8pm, US President Barack Obama will be announcing the much hyped executive order on immigration allowing close to 5 million or more undocumented immigrants to at least live and work within the US without fear of deportation.READ MORE >>

Homa Bay Senator Otieno Kajwang’ dies after suffering heart attack


Nairobi, Kenya: The outspoken Homabay Senator Gerald Otieno Kajwang has died. Kajwang' passed on Tuesday night at Mater Hospital in Nairobi due to cardiac arrest. According to family sources, the former immigration minister developed breathing complications at his Runda home and was rushed to his personal physician at Mater. He was 55 years old. READ MORE >>>

Serious Fraud Office asks for Kenya help on Smith & Ouzman case


However, DPP Keriako Tobiko said he was not aware of any investigations regarding bribery claims against electoral commission officials in awarding the contract for printing electoral materials to Smith & Ouzman (S&O). READ MORE >>>

Jubilee used extra ballots in 2013, says Raila Odinga

The Jubilee Coalition colluded with corrupt election officials to print extra ballot papers that were used to rig the 2013 presidential election, the Coalition for Reforms and Democracy has claimed. Cord leader Raila Odinga on Tuesday said the extra ballot papers were printed by Smith & Ouzman, a British firm, and smuggled into Kenya days before the March 2013 elections.READ MORE >>>

Kenyan man from Springfield MA succumbs to cancer, memorial &funeral fundraiser tomorrow at CITAC  Church


A Kenyan man  based in Springfield  Massachusetts has passed away from lung cancer, barely a few days before his scheduled return to USA for continued treatment after a short visit to the motherland.
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Kenyan man launches towing recovery and car repair business in Lowell


An enterprising Kenyan mechanic in Lowell has plunged his hard earned skills into the ever present world of car towing and recovery, with extra services including jumpstarts, unlocking car doors, engine repair as well as buying junk cars. The company goes by the name TMC Towing Recovery.FULL STORY >>

Wanted British 'White Widow' terrorist Samantha Lewthwaite 'shot dead by Russian sniper in Ukraine'
Lewthwaite, 30, who was said to be fighting for the Islamic State in Syria last month, was gunned down two weeks ago, reports claim.
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US Embassy dismisses reports that Washington DC has denied Njeru Githae credentials as US Ambassador

US Embassy Press Office has dismissed reports that Washington DC has denied Njeru Githae credentials as the United States Ambassador.
FULL STORY >>

Kenyan men sex boycott extended to Sunday


A men’s rights activist has called for the extension of a countrywide sex boycott to Sunday.FULL STORY >>

AG suspends registration of new religious organisations in Kenya

The government has now suspended the registration of new religious organisations indefinitely as it moves to streamline the regulation of such entities.FULL STORY >>

Kenya's diaspora affairs director Muburi-Muita transferred to head Middle East division


The director of Diaspora Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Ambassador Zachary Dominic Muburi-Muita, has been moved to the Middle East division at the ministry headquarters in Nairobi.
FULL STORY >>

Church leaders flock to the courts to fight legal battles as mediation fails

Informal justice systems of dispute resolution have been in existence worldwide since time immemorial.FULL STORY >>

Why wearing the same t-shirt everyday could be a sign of genius


Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg just revealed why he wears the same t-shirt everyday.FULL STORY >>

Kenyan man found dead in Boston, body cremated to honor his wishes


A Kenyan man was found dead in his apartment in the city of Lynn last week, shocking family and friends who then organized a quick funeral service Saturday followed by a cremation of the body a day later, and barely one week after the death and burial of his elder brother back in Kenya.FULL STORY >>

DPP Keriako Tobiko now orders Pastor Kanyari probed


Director of Public Prosecutions Keriako Tobiko has ordered controversial Salvation Healing Ministry preacher Victor Kanyari  investigated for allegedly obtaining money by false pretences.FULL STORY >>

Kanyari: All churches eat 'seed'

Preacher Victor Kanyari is having the time of his life. Other than for a certain fear of arrest and a general dodging of the law, the avuncular crook is lapping up the media attention.FULL STORY

Charlie Baker pips Martha Coakley 40,040 votes to become new Massachusetts Governor


A last minute concerted effort to get out the vote by Martha Coakley after falling behind in the polls in recent weeks proved too little too late when Charlie Baker managed to squeak-by with a just 40,040 votes (48%-47%) in the hotly contested race to become the new Massachusetts governor. FULL STORY >>

Race to replace the first African American Governor of Massachusetts gets underway, African community vote remains unpredictable


After serving a total of 8 years at the corner office, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, the first ever governor with African roots to serve as the head of the Commonwealth will be replaced by either Martha Coakley or Charlie Baker. The African immigrant community, with about 100,000 registered voters in the Commonwealth, is anxiously waiting for the verdict at the end of the mid-term elections vote casting today, with polls closing at 7pm.FULL STORY >>

Kenyans respond to Jicho Pevu and Inside Story's expose on Prophet Kanyari


When the shocking expose on fake prophets by Jicho Pevu and Inside Story aired on KTN, there was massive uproar.FULL STORY >>

Betty Bayo finally speaks out after Jicho Pevu's expose on 'Dr Prophet' Victor Kanyari

Just hours after the shocking expose on ‘Dr Prophet’ Victor Kanyari done by KTN’s Jicho Pevu and Inside Story, the prophet’s wife has spoken out.
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Fresh attacks against security in Kenya as president issues ultimatum to return stolen guns


President Uhuru Kenyatta has issued a 24-hour ultimatum to Pokot raiders who killed 21 Administration Police officers to return all official firearms stolen or face the Government's wrath.FULL STORY >>

American charged before Kenyan court with child pornography
An American man accused of sexually abusing Kenyan children and circulating the images on the Internet has been charged with child pornography.FULL STORY >>

Tom Menino, Boston's Longest-Serving Mayor, Dies at 71


Thomas Menino, Boston's longest-serving mayor whose mumbling and occasional bumbling belied his political ingenuity and endeared him to a scrappy city whose very skyline he helped reshape, died Thursday. He was 71. FULL STORY >>

Zambia gives Africa first white president in 20 years


Zambia's Guy Scott became Africa's first white head of state in 20 years on Wednesday after the president, "King Cobra" Michael Sata, died in a London hospital aged 77.FULL STORY >>

State opens web portal for registration of Kenyans in diaspora

The government has launched a web portal where Kenyans living abroad can register.FULL STORY >>

Ebola virus spreads to Halloween outfits
An online retailer in California is making no apologies for marketing Ebola-themed outfits for grown-ups looking to add some shock value to their Halloween party get-ups. FULL STORY >>


WHO tells 'the spectacular story' of how Nigeria ended Ebola

As widely anticipated, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has given Nigeria the all-clear on Ebola virus transmission.The lines on the tabular situation reports sent by WHO's Country Office in Nigeria to its headquarters each day, have now been full of zeros for 42 days. According to WHO, "This is a spectacular success story that shows that Ebola can be contained. FULL STORY >>

Artesia on our minds--Diary of an immigration detention camp
Earlier this month immigration attorney Helen Lawrence joined a team of 10 Bay Area lawyers for a week-long stint providing free legal aid to immigrant detainees being housed at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Artesia, New Mexico. The center holds between 400-500 inmates, all women and children who began arriving in July as part of a larger wave of migrants fleeing violence and poverty in Central America. FULL STORY >>

India Leads All Nations in Surge of Foreign-Born in U.S.


Nearly one in six adults in the U.S. is now foreign-born and India led all countries in a record increase of new immigrants to the country, according to a new report by the Washington, D.C.-based Center for Immigration Studies.FULL STORY >>

Raila, clergymen in talks on vote

Cord leaders Raila Odinga and Kalonzo Musyoka Thursday reached out to religious leaders for support in their push for a referendum.
FULL STORY >>

Kenya in Talks With Banks to Cut Mortgage Rates to Spur Housing
The Kenyan government is negotiating with local banks to reduce the interest lenders charge on mortgages to single digits, as authorities try to make purchasing a home affordable in East Africa’s biggest economy.FULL STORY >>

Ebola outbreak threatens food crisis in West Africa


The widespread outbreak of Ebola in West Africa, which has resulted in over 4,500 deaths so far, is also threatening to trigger a food crisis in the three countries already plagued by poverty and hunger.FULL STORY >>

First Lady named United Nations Kenya Person of the Year

First Lady Margaret Kenyatta was on Friday named the 2014 United Nations in Kenya Person of the Year.
FULL STORY >>

Two Kenyans admit stealing Sh270m from schools in Dallas, Fort Worth


Two Kenyans have pleaded guilty to defrauding schools in two districts in the United States of $3.1 million (Sh270 million).FULL STORY >>

Kenya trains 30,000 to keep Ebola at bay

Kenya is training 30,000 health workers to screen and manage suspected Ebola cases to ensure the disease does not enter the country. FULL STORY >>

Pat Robertson apologizes to Kenyans for “Aids from Towels” gaffe

Facing withering criticism for a gaffe last week that any western tourists visiting Kenya might catch the Aids virus from using towels in Kenyan hotels, Dr. Pat Robertson, through his Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) has apologized for what has been viewed widely as ignorant and embarrassing coming from a clergyman of his stature and global recognition.FULL STORY >>

Africa Diaspora response to the Ebola Crisis: Time for Action


In an unprecedented reaction, the African Diaspora is launching a coordinated response to the Ebola crisis in a major way. FULL STORY

VIDEO: Obama threatened by jealous boyfriend; 'Don't touch my girlfriend'

Obama received a rather mild warning from a ‘ jealous’ boyfriend on Monday as he cast his vote during the re-election of Governor Pat Quinn, who is facing a re-election.  During the voting process in Chicago on Monday, Obama was voting at a booth next to a lady by the name Aia Cooper, whose fiancé, Mike Jones,  passed in front of the voting booth and ‘warned’ the president of the United States; "Mr. President, don't touch my girlfriend," FULL STOR


Liberia president writes letter to the World: Ebola has brought Liberia to a standstill


Dear World,
In just over six months, Ebola has managed to bring my country to a standstill. We have lost over 2,000 Liberians. Some are children struck down in the prime of their youth. Some were fathers, mothers, brothers or best friends. Many were brave health workers that risked their lives to save others, or simply offer victims comfort in their final moments. FULL LETTER >>

Uhuru Kenyatta leads Kenyans in marking Mashujaa Day

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday led the country in marking the fifth Mashujaa Day celebrations with a promise of the country's potential to achieve the Vision 2030 by 2020 but only through politics of unity.
FULL STORY >>

Kenya Scholars Mourn Prof Ali Mazrui

The Kenya Scholars and Studies Association (KESSA) is saddened to join the world in mourning the death of Prof Ali Mazrui (24 February, 1933 – October 13, 2014) who until his death was the Director of the Institute of Global Cultural Studies and Albert Schweitzer Professor in the Humanities and Professor in Political Science, African Studies and Philosophy, Interpretation and Culture at State University of New York at Binghamton. FULL STORY >>

Palliative care means dignity for Ethiopian American elders


Until last spring, Tesfaldey Meshesha and his wife, who came to the United States from Ethiopia in 2008, used to be regulars at Hayim Tovim Adult Day Health Care center located in the heart of the Little Ethiopia along Fairfax Avenue in Los Angeles. Here, they joined in aerobic dancing, socialized, lunched with friends and received medical check ups. FULL STORY >>

Jomo Kenyatta’s troubled years in London that drove him to greatness


It was a marriage in which each partner needed the other nearly as much as the other. Jomo Kenyatta had arrived in Britain in 1929 desperate to secure audience with government officials in London to tell them of the considerable political, economic and cultural impact of colonialism. FULL STORY >>

Uhuru says those culpable in Karen land to face the law

President Uhuru Kenyatta n Saturday waded into the Sh8 billion Karen land scandal and declared that anyone found to have fraudulently acquired the 134 acres of the land will be prosecuted.FULL STORY >>

Liberia minister in quarantine after driver dies


A Liberian minister said Thursday she had gone into quarantine voluntarily after her driver died of the Ebola virus sweeping west Africa.
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African Diaspora urged to step up in
fight against Ebola, major rally, benefit concert planned in Boston

As the four corners of the world continue to reel from the shocking spread of the Ebola outbreak, the African community in the Diaspora has been urged to step up and join the world community in proactively fighting the deadly virus by raising more awareness and donating medical equipment, in addition to prayers taking place in many community churches.FULL STORY & VIDEO >>

The Liberianization of Ebola
Since the outbreak of Ebola in Liberia, the international media has
associated the spread of the virus with local culinary habits.
The source of the outbreak isn’t entirely clear, but the association
has stuck.Thus is stigma created.
FULL STORY >>>

Second health worker in Texas tests positive for Ebola


A second health worker at the Texas hospital where the first case of Ebola contamination on US soil occurred has tested positive for the disease, the state government said Wednesday.FULL STORY >>

Where Ebola Meets Concerns Over Race, Class and the Uninsured

It’s a question that’s left people scratching their heads: How does a fully equipped hospital send an Ebola-infected man home—right after he arrived from West Africa and complained about being sick? FULL STORY >>

Kenya male MPs want a men-only fund similar to Women and Youth Fund
Male MPs in Kenya want a special enterprise fund, similar to that currently enjoyed by women and the youth, created for men.
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Boston hospital monitoring patient for possible Ebola case

(Reuters) - A man in Massachusetts who recently returned from Liberia is being evaluated at a Boston hospital for a potential case of Ebola after complaining of a headache and muscle aches, health officials said on Sunday.FULL STORY >>

Prof Ali Mazrui dies in US,Top leaders pay tribute

Renowned Kenyan scholar Ali Mazrui died Monday morning in Binghamton, New York, in the United States, after several months of illness.
FULL STORY >>

Kenya's Rita Jeptoo and Eliud Kipchoge rule the roost at Chicago Marathon
Eliud Kipchoge won the Chicago Marathon on Sunday to lead a 1-2-3 finish for Kenyan men. Kipchoge pulled away over the last two miles for his first major marathon victory, finishing in 2 hours, 4 minutes, 11 seconds. He was followed by Sammy Kitwara in 2:04:28 and Dickson Chumba in 2:04:32.
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VIDEO: New England pastor urges help for his homeland stricken with Ebola

People are paying a lot more attention to the Ebola outbreak now that this country has seen its first diagnosed case here.In Liberia, Ebola has been a growing concern since March when the first cases broke out. Now it is spreading quickly there. A New England pastor and his friend from Maine are now on a mission to spread the word about what's happening in his homeland and what people here can do to help.FULL STORY >>

Diaspora talks aim to double remittances to Sh240 billion
The government has organised a diaspora conference in Nairobi that seeks to entice Kenyans living abroad with investment opportunities in a bid to double remittances to more than Sh240 billion.FULL STORY >>


Ala. Pastor Tells Congregation That He Has AIDS and Slept With Church Members

A few Sundays ago, a now-former Montgomery, Ala., pastor, Juan Demetrius McFarland, who had led his church for 23 years, walked up to the pulpit and told his congregation that he has full-blown AIDS and that he had slept with church members who never knew his health status.FULL STORY >>

Uganda's President Museveni calls for Africa to review its ties with ICC

African countries should at the next heads of state summit review their membership in the State Parties to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has said.FULL STORY >>

I quit ODM long time ago, says Bishop Margaret Wanjiru

Former Starehe MP Bishop Margaret Wanjiru has said she quit Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) a long time ago and is now shopping for a new political party. FULL STORY >>

Push on referendum agenda, Raila Odinga urges MPs


Even as his chief rival President Uhuru Kenyatta was putting on an explicit show of might with his supporters in Nairobi, former Prime Minister and CORD leader Raila Odinga urged Opposition MPs to press on with grassroots campaigns for a referendum.FULL STORY >>

Massive crowds turn out to welcome President Uhuru Kenyatta


Massive crowds turned out to welcome President Uhuru Kenyatta back home on arrival from The Hague, this morning.FULL STORY >>

Texas Ebola patient Thomas Eric Johnson passes away


We’re sad to report that Thomas Eric Duncan, the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital patient being treated for Ebola, has passed away. According to ABC News, hospital officials confirmed Duncan’s passing this morning. Their official statement reads: CLICK HERE

ICC judges to consider five options in Uhuru Kenyatta’s case

Judges have retreated to make a critical decision that will determine the fate of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s case at the International Criminal Court
( ICC).FULL STORY >>



Lupita Nyong'o Listed Among 22 Most Successful Yale Graduates

Founded in 1701, Yale University continues to be one of the top universities not just in the U.S., but in the world. And its reputation is only enriched by the famous and successful people who come out of this Ivy League institution.  We've put together a list of the most successful Yale alumni ranging from Revolutionary War patriot Nathan Hale to Academy Award-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o.MORE HERE

Deadlock as President Uhuru Kenyatta arrives in The Hague

A status conference at the International Criminal Court on the Government of Kenya’s co-operation with the ICC ended in a deadlock yesterday ahead of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s historic appearance before the court today.
FULL STORY >>

Raila Odinga leaves for US and Mozambique


CORD leader Raila Odinga will Tuesday evening leave the country for a visit to the US where he will deliver a lecture on economy at Yale University then proceed to Mozambique for an election observation mission.FULL STORY >>

Q&A: Ebola and Africa's untold stories
As chair of the African Union Commission, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma directs the staff and the work of the African Union (AU), the alliance of nations on the continent. In that role, Dr. Zuma – a physician – manages AU initiatives on education, the environment, economic development and health. She is currently overseeing the deployment of AU volunteers to help halt the spread of the deadly Ebola virus in the West African nations of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. MORE HERE >>

Fergusonic reaction by Kenyans in Boston as Diaspora Advisory Council moves to steal the thunder from President Uhuru Kenyatta's visit

As widely expected, the first visit by Kenyan president, Uhuru Kenyatta last Friday was bound to cause a real impact in the social-political lives of Kenyans in Boston and beyond, pitting the Diaspora based ruling Jubilee coalition operatives on one hand, well known Cord opposition operatives on the other as well as others angling to promote their private self-interests. FULL STORY >>


Uhuru Kenyatta summons Parliament ahead of ICC Status Conference
President Uhuru Kenyatta has summoned the National Assembly and the Senate for a special sitting on Monday afternoon, just two days before his date with the judges of the International Criminal Court ( ICC).
FULL STORY >>

FOTOS:
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta visits Boston

The photos are here. Check out Mr. President, Uhuru Kenyatta, the First Lady, Margaret Kenyatta, Lowell Mayor, other leaders and of course, spot yourself at the Uhuru Kenyatta event in Boston.Venue, Lowell Auditorium, Lowell, MA. PICS HERE

Eric Holder was our firewall against GOP bigotry


One of the most poignant moments in Attorney General Eric Holder Jr.’s six year tenure heading the Justice Department came in February 2009 barely a month after he had been confirmed as Attorney General. He told an overflow crowd celebrating Black History Month at the Justice Department that America was “cowardly” when it came to facing race and racism.That did it.FULL STORY >>  

Kenya's economy increases by a quarter to join Africa's top 10

Kenya's gross domestic product was estimated to be 25 percent bigger after the authorities changed the base calculation year to 2009 from 2001, sending the east African nation into the continent's top 10 economies.FULL STORY >>

Historic moment as Kenyan president visits nationals in Boston, pledges to honor recent promises to the Diaspora


Wild cheers, shouts and ululations greeted new Kenyan president, Uhuru Kenyatta last night as more than 1,500 excited Kenyan nationals welcomed him at the Lowell Memorial Auditorium in Lowell, a few miles North of Boston for his maiden visit to the historic city of Boston as a sitting president.READ MORE >>


Relief for Kenyans in Ebola-hit region

Twenty Kenyans stranded in Ebola-plagued countries will be brought home at a cost of Sh5 million.The director of diaspora and consular affairs at the Foreign Affairs ministry Zachary Muburi-Muita said the government has spent about Sh260,000 to buy air tickets for each of them.FULL STORY >>


President Uhuru Kenyatta to visit Kenyans in Boston


Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta will visit the Kenyan Diaspora community in Boston this Friday September 26th in a move expected to generate tons of excitement among nationals in the region.FULL STORY >>


Yoweri Museveni hit by Texas hotel snub over anti-gay law


Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni has been blocked from staying at a hotel in Texas due to a campaign by gay rights activists, his office said Monday.FULL STORY >>

Jobs or slavery? Kenyans speak of abuse in the Middle East


Three weeks after burying her last born daughter, Lenah Masai still harbours questions about circumstances surrounding her death. The daughter, Carris Chepkirui, fondly known as Totoh by her Mosoriot-based family, died just three days after travelling to Lebanon for work.FULL STORY >>>

Feds probing alleged use of bad informants in Lowell, Mass.

A federal investigation is looking into allegations that confidential informants used by Lowell police planted evidence on suspects whose charges were later dropped.FULL STORY >>

Democrat Coakley leads Republican Baker in Mass. governor's race: poll

Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley, a Democrat, leads Republican businessman Charlie Baker in the state's governor's race, according to the first poll released since last week's party primaries.
FULL STORY >>

Kenya to host Africa's biggest convention centre


The Ministry of Tourism has announced plans to build Africa's biggest convention centre as it seeks to diversify tourism products.
FULL STORY >>

British businesses to invest 50 billlion in Kenya

President Uhuru Kenyatta has welcomed the rising wave of British investment in Kenya and urged British and Kenyan investors to forge a mutually beneficial relationship.FULL STORY >>

President Uhuru Kenyatta: World ignored Africa in time of need

President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya has called for concerted efforts in the fight against Ebola.Speaking in Equatorial Guinea where he is on a two-day official visit, President Kenyatta said the global reaction to the Ebola outbreak in Africa would not have been the same if it had happened in Europe or America.FULL STORY >>


Q&A: What is the American Dream?


In some way, the immigrant created the American Dream. It wasn't a native-born idea. It began in the 19th century as immigrants -- mainly Irish and German -- began coming to the United States and describing their experience as transformative. They were no longer living the lives of their parents and grandparents. They could separate themselves from their past.FULL STORY >>

The rise of devil worship in Kenya
Incidents of devil worship are on the rise in Kenya, with members of the occult claiming that the recent cases of road accidents are their latest acts aimed at ‘harvesting blood.’In one of the confessions aired by a local radio station, a confessed devil worshipper claimed she was being taken to the mortuary when she rose “from the dead.” FULL STORY >>



Chinese city launches lane for cell phone fanatics
As cell phones become part of daily lives for many people, there are those unable to put them aside when doing other duties that require equal or more concentration such as driving or walking.FULL STORY >>

Comcast VP touts broadband for low- income families

When Libier Gonzalez first arrived to the United States from Mexico three years ago, her family could not afford Internet access at home. A mother of three, she says not having Internet impacted everything from her ability to find work to her children’s education.
FULL STORY >>

Russian hackers leak 5 million Google usernames, passwords

Russian hackers Wednesday posted usernames and passwords of close to five million Google accounts online.FULL STORY >>

Politically instigated conflicts keeping away American tourists from Kenya

Politically instigated conflicts are to blame for the falling number of American tourists on cruise ships wishing to visit Kenya, among other countries.FULL STORY >>

Ugandan, four Kenyans deny stealing State House car, released on Sh5m bond each


Five suspects among them a Ugandan national were on Monday charged in a Nairobi Court with the theft of a presidential escort car.
FULL STORY >>

Chaos mars President Uhuru Kenyatta’s rally in Migori

Youths hurled shoes at the presidential dais on Monday, causing security tension at a meeting addressed by President Uhuru Kenyatta in Migori County.FULL STORY >>

The Deportation Strategy

In the end, it is another promise followed by disappointment that will cost about 70,000 deportations, and that is in the best of cases. That's if the new deadline is met for President Obama to take executive action on immigration to ease deportations after the legislative elections. FULL STORY >>

How some crafty MPs are taking home millions


The scramble for enrichment in Kenya has become ugly to the extent that some some MPs are falsifying claims and arranging attendance in multiple committees to rake in millions of shillings in questionable allowances, The Standard can report.FULL STORY >>

Bensouda: Postpone Uhuru's trial


International Criminal Court chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda has admitted she does not have enough evidence to commence trial against President Uhuru Kenyatta for crimes against humanity.FULL STORY >>

Uhuru dons military fatigues to AU forces fete in Isiolo

President Uhuru Kenyatta is officiating a validation exercise of Kenya’s force pledged to the Eastern African Standby Force at Archers Post, Isiolo county.FULL STORY >>


Boston’s Ebola Preparedness Fails to Prepare Boston

On August 20, 2014, the Boston Department of Public Health failed in its Ebola preparedness by excluding Boston’s West African Diaspora communities from its Ebola preparedness strategy. If Ebola strikes Boston in the future, it will begin within Boston’s Liberian, Guinean and Sierra Leonean communities-countries ravaged by the deadly disease.
FULL STORY >>


ICC witness tells judges he lied against William Ruto

A witness who had refused to testify against Deputy President William Ruto Thursday admitted lying to International Criminal Court investigators.
FULL STORY >>

Do we need to reasses our immigration reform strategy?
ISIS beheadings. The Putining of the Ukraine. The Ebola pandemic. The police killings of Michael Brown and Eric Garner. The 2014 midterm elections. And then there is immigration reform.FULL STORY >>

Kid's health suffers when parents go to jail


The U.S. has the highest incarceration rate in the world, with more than 2 million people currently behind bars. How this affects their families is the subject of a new UC Irvine study, which found significant health and behavioral problems in children of incarcerated parents.FULL STORY >>

Church puts up a 'God loves SEX' controversial billboard on busy highway
A church in Pennsylvania has taken the unusual step of putting up a billboard which preaches God's love for sex. The Restored Church in the city of Wilkes-Barre erected the huge message, which reads: "'I Love SEX' - God".
FULL STORY >>

Moi celebrates 90th birthday at Kabarak, dismisses Cord referendum calls


Retired President Daniel arap Moi celebrated his 90th birthday at Kabarak University at a fete attended by family, friends and dignitaries.
FULL STORY >>

Kenya to hold talks with West over travel advisories

Kenya plans to hold talks with the United Kingdom and the United States to review the travel advisories slapped on it by Western countries.
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Kenyans in the UK are trooping back home


An interesting phenomenon is taking place in Britain — many Kenyans are packing their bags to return home.
FULL STORY >>

US-Africa Summit Flashback:
Leaders praise Diaspora Kenyans; urge Obama to visit motherland

Kenyan political and business leaders accompanying President Uhuru Kenyatta to the recent US-Africa summit showered praises for Kenyans in the Diaspora, while at the same time urging President Barack Obama to visit the land of his father before his term expires.FULL STORY >>

President Uhuru Kenyatta witnesses destruction of Sh1bn heroin at sea

President Uhuru Kenyatta Friday sent a clear signal to drug traffickers that they will not be allowed to continue the illegal trade at the expense of the Kenyan youth.FULL STORY >>

Ferguson opened the door to a discussion of black equality

Suddenly the nation is talking about black equality.
It took Molotov cocktails in Ferguson, Mo., to forcefully penetrate our slumbering racial consciousness.
FULL STORY >>

Jose Antonio Vargas applies for Deferred Action

Pulitzer Prize-winning Filipino American journalist Jose Antonio Vargas, who is arguably the most visible undocumented immigrant in America right now, has joined 10 other fellow undocumented immigrants in applying for temporary relief from deportation proceedings under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
FULL STORY

Busoga now has a king


The royal drums sounded throughout the weekend as Basoga put to back years of waiting that kingdom at the source of River Nile has not had a Kyabazinga (king).FULL STORY >>

Holder has a compelling case in the Brown killing

Attorney General Eric Holder has a compelling federal case in the Michael Brown killing if he decides to bring civil rights charges against Ferguson, Missouri cop, Darren Wilson.FULL STORY >>

Security chiefs fault Western countries for hyping terror threats


Western countries were on Monday accused of exaggerating the extent of terrorism threats in Africa.
FULL STORY >>

US courts expose shocking cruelty of Kenyan diplomats

Three Kenyan diplomats are battling vicious multi-million law suits filed against them by the house helps they allegedly lured and conscripted into slavish service in the US.
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CORD divisions laid bare after Raila Odinga announces he is in 2017 race


The Coalition for Reforms and Democracy ( CORD) is headed for more storms after two co-principals declared they are firmly in the race for the presidency, a week after former PM Raila Odinga, made remarks widely interpreted to suggest he would be the sole flag bearer for the coalition in 2017.FULL STORY >>


VIDEO:
Can Kenyans in Boston live up to Uhuru Kenyatta, Raila Odinga challenge?

3 weeks ago, during a meeting with Kenyans in Washington D.C  after  the conclusion of the US-Africa Summit, President Uhuru Kenyatta urged Kenyans in the Diaspora to organize themselves into collective groups that would make it easier to engage with the government on development projects and other community issues.FULL STORY >>

The second slaying of Michael Brown

The instant the news broke that 18-year old Michael Brown was slain by a Ferguson, Missouri cop the inevitable happened. Police officials dusted off a well-worn cover themselves template. FULL STORY >>

Kenya seals deals worth Sh50b in the US

When the African delegation landed in the United States recently for the US-Africa Summit, Tanzanian business leaders were supposed to lead the group in all the negotiations. President Barack Obama had visited Tanzania recently in his African tour, skipping Kenya, his father’s birthplace. FULL STORY >>

Delta dampens talk of direct US-Kenya flights

Delta Airlines said on Monday it has no “near-term” plans to begin direct flights between the United States and Kenya.FULL STORY >>

I will visit Kenya, Obama tells Uhuru


AMERICAN President Barack Obama has finally decided to visit Kenya.He however has not given a date, but Washington and Nairobi are working on the finer details of the proposed visit, the Star has learnt from multiple sources.FULL STORY >>

Arts courses are useless - Museveni


President Museveni has criticised humanity courses at universities as useless, saying graduates from such departments can hardly solve anything to steer national development.
FULL STORY >>

Stay alive black men, stay alive

This is what I do whenever I see flashing lights in my rearview mirror: I put on my hazard lights and pull over as soon as safely possible. Then I put the car in park, roll down both front windows fully, turn off the engine, take the keys out of the ignition and dangle them high in the air out the driver’s side window before placing them on the roof of the car. FULL STORY >>

Unarmed black man, Ezell Ford, murdered by police in Los Angeles

While the country is still reeling from the news and aftermath of the fatal shooting by police of unarmed Ferguson, Mo., teen Michael Brown, KTLA is reporting that a 25-year-old mentally challenged man was shot and killed in Los Angeles while lying on the ground. His family says he was complying with officers. He was also unarmed.
FULL STORY >>

Kenya Airways temporarily suspends flights to Liberia, Sierra Leone


The national carrier Kenya Airways has temporarily suspended its commercial flights to Liberia and Sierra Leone.The two West African countries have been hit by an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus disease (EVD) which has claimed the lives of 1,145 people in Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone, as of August 13, 2014.FULL STORY

Robinson Githae appointed Kenyan envoy to US as Uhuru makes changes to the government


Former Finance minister Njeru Githae is Kenya’s new ambassador to Washington while Intelligence chief Major-General Michael Gichangi resigned Thursday evening in a big shake-up to the Kenya government announced by president Uhuru Kenyatta. FULL STORY >>

What it's like to lose your best friend to suicide

The suicide this week of actor and comedian Robin Williams seems to have taken many by surprise. For Alma Rodriguez, 17, who lost her best friend to suicide two years ago, the tragedy reminds her of the importance of knowing the signs to look for when a friend is struggling with depression.READ MORE >>

Robin Williams-A genius who named everything, except his own depression

Robin Williams once joked that death is “nature’s way to let you know that your table is ready.” It’s not funny now that the comedian overrode nature by grabbing the table without waiting for the maître d’. But if his suicide has any silver lining, it’s that depression and mental illness are now being talked about more openly. FULL STORY >>


Rev. Willie Bodrick II: There Will Be One


The debate continues over Governor Patrick’s announcement that Massachusetts would temporarily aid in the humanitarian emergency to shelter refugee children at our country’s southern borders. This came weeks after celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 at the Museum of African American History, and the timing of such events prompted me to ponder about the upcoming elections in September.FULL STORY >>


U.S media fall short in covering African Summit

For decades, the mainstream American media has depicted Africa as a tortured continent beset by disease, famine and poverty. That image hasn’t changed despite dramatic changes sweeping the region – rapid economic growth, cutting-edge innovation and shifting perceptions of Africa in the rest of the world. FULL STORY >>

Death of a Kenyan woman during childbirth in US leaves family in shock

A Kenyan family is seeking answers after their daughter died moments after giving birth to a bouncing baby girl in an Atlanta hospital.
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WHO warns Kenya of Ebola spread risk

Kenya has been classified as a high-risk country as the government Wednesday pledged to increase efforts to keep Ebola away from the country. FULL STORY


U.S plays catch-up in Africa, after China gains new ground

As the 49 African heads of state return to their respective cities – after a three-day U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington D.C., the breaking news across Africa should to be the $14-billion trade and investment pledge by private U.S. corporations. FULL STORY >>

Africa activists urge Obama to act on extractive industries law
As the three-day U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit got underway here Monday, anti-corruption activists urged President Barack Obama to prod a key U.S. agency to issue long-awaited regulations requiring oil, gas, and mining companies to publish all payments they make in countries where they operate.FULL STORY >>

President Uhuru Kenyatta meets former US President George W Bush


President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday met with former President of the United States George W Bush.
FULL STORY >>


Referendum call is against Kenya's interest, President Uhuru says

President Uhuru Kenyatta has asked politicians agitating for a referendum to switch their focus to help Kenya use its resources in a more useful manner.FULL STORY >>

World Bank says Kenya is a giant and cannot be ignored
World Bank President Jim Yong Kim has said Kenya is a giant that the United Nations financial institution cannot ignore.FULL STORY >>


The Return of the Titans Match in RI


The stage is set for yet another round of the yearly “Newport Waterfront Reggae Festival” where various reggae artistes are scheduled to entertain fans at the Newport yachting center located at the heart of the downtown Newport, Rhode Island. FULL STORY >>


Obama outlines steps to boost US – Africa trade

President Barrack Obama has outlined a series of steps he believes will take US-Africa trade “to the next level.”
FULL STORY >>

Kenyan Diaspora clergyman and former Air force soldier bags a Doctorate degree while in Boston


Holding tight onto his unwavering vision for top education spanning many years with a goal to serve God more effectively, Retired Kenya Airforce Major and pastor, Rev. Major Francis Gikonyo has finally graduated with a Doctorate of Theology degree, assuming a new title of Rev. Dr. Major Francis Gikonyo. FULL STORY >>

Nigerian Diaspora turns Mandarin Hotel into Town hall debate
Sandra Dafiaghor made sure that Sunday breakfast at theMandarin Oriental (MAND) hotel inWashington had a Nigerian feel to it. She led a group of about 30 Nigerians yesterday who commandeered a dining room at the luxury hotel to make sure that President Goodluck Jonathan heard what they had to say ......FULL STORY >>  

Why low-income urban dwellers define themselves by ethnicity

When Jackson Anyore’s uncle invited him to Nairobi in 1995 to come and look for a job, the young man, who had just completed primary school, was apprehensive.However, on arrival in Kawangware from Vihiga, his fears quickly melted away, as life in the shanty-town was like an extension of the village.FULL STORY >>

President Uhuru Kenyatta ranks third in sub-Saharan Africa job approval ratings
Gallup has ranked President Uhuru Kenyatta third best performing leader in Sub-Saharan Africa among 26 African leaders surveyed. President Uhuru received 78 per cent job approval ratings beating other leaders who have been in power for over two decades.FULL STORY >>>


Uhuru Kenyatta leaves for US-Africa summit, as Embassy announces Diaspora meeting venue


President Uhuru Kenyatta Sunday afternoon left the country for Washington DC for the US-Africa Summit. Meanwhile, the planned Wednesday August 6 meeting where the president  will address Kenyans in the US will take place at the Washington Marriot Wardman Park Hotel, Thurgood Marshall Ballroom 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008. According to an announcement from the Dispora Desk at the embassy, doors will open at 4.30pm with registered guests required to be seated by 5.30pm. READ MORE >>


Diaspora remittances drops by Sh400m

The amount of money sent by Kenyans living abroad dropped slightly to Sh10 billion in June,  from Sh10.4 billion in May. The Central Bank of Kenya ( CBK) attributed the four per cent drop to a decline in inflows from North America and Europe.FULL STORY >>

Mount Kenya University Confers Honorary Degree on Scientist Njoroge


Mount Kenya University on Friday conferred a honorary Doctorate Degree in Pharmaceutical Science to a renowned Kenyan Global Scientist, Dr Frank Njoroge, during the 6th graduation ceremony.FULL STORY

Mixed reactions over President Uhuru’s directive on Lamu land

Mixed reactions greeted the cancellation of land title deeds by President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday evening. Many Lamu residents welcomed the cancellations saying it was a good beginning in tackling historical land injustices in the north coastal county.FULL STORY >>

Military reshuffle in Kenya a succession game plan as old guard retired

The recent changes to the military top brass were effected to fill vacant positions as a result of sickness, retirements, appointments to other positions of various senior officers and also as part of a succession game plan, The Standard has established.FULL STORY >>

Obama cites Kenya’s Luo culture in talk on polygamy


President Barack Obama on Monday cited the example of Kenya's Luo community in criticising the contemporary practice of polygamy.
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Former President Daniel Moi questions Obama's youth mentorship programme

Former President Daniel Moi has questioned US President Barack Obama's Young African Leaders Initiative.FULL STORY >>


VIDEO:
Abu Cnear releases a new music video in Boston, set to feature on MTV Africa this Thursday


Two years since releasing the widely popular hit single Chuki Za Nini, CNear of Worcester, near Boston, is back at it. This time, the Tanzanian born artiste whose father is Kenyan has released a new music video dubbed: You Don’t Love Me, which is a commentary on theatrics of a sweet love gone wrong. The new hot video will feature on MTV Africa this Thursday, July 31 at 5pm. FULL STORY & VIDEO HERE >>


Uhuru Kenyatta calls for unity, tells Raila to respect presidency


President Uhuru Kenyatta has condemned what he termed as confrontational politics of the opposition led by former Prime Minister Raila Odinga.FULL STORY

Samba Mapangala and  Orchestre Virunga thrill crowds at the Lowell Folk Festival

Legendary east African dance artiste, Samba Mapangala of the Orchestre Virunga band brought the house down last night with a high energy performance during a fully packed opening day of the 3 day Lowell Folk Festival that continues today and tomorrow.FULL STORY >>

New Update: Search for for Missing Kenyan in Boston
jenniferWe the family and the Organizing Committee of Jennifer Mbugua, would like to thank Kenyans and friends of Kenya for the continued over whelming show of support, love and prayers that we have received since our dear Jennifer went missing on May 28.MORE HERE

ONYEANI’S LETTER TO AFRICAN PRESIDENTS:Don't Disappoint your most important constituency during your Summit with President Obama


I am writing you this letter as you prepare to honor the United States President Barack Obama’s invitation to to come to Washington, DC, for what is billed as the U.S.-African Leaders Summit, which according to the announcement, is aimed at strengthening ties with “one of the world’s most dynamic and fastest growing regions, as well as highlight America’s commitment to Africa’s security, its democratic development and its people.” READ MORE >>

African immigrants have the highest academic achievement in the US

Here is a headline you see on Fox news or national news station..
Africans have the highest educational attainment rates of any immigrant group in the United States with higher levels of completion than the stereotyped Asian American model minority.READ MORE >>

Kenyan man dies of gunshot wound in California, US
A Kenyan man has died of a gunshot wound in California, US.Randy Kamau Kimani, 22, had been rushed to Riverside County Regional Medical Center in critical condition but succumbed to his injury. READ MORE

Kenya’s airports unsafe, warns US
A United States aviation agency has designated Kenya as a hostile region for US aircraft in its latest advisory and prohibition notice.FULL STORY


Kenya@50 launches Sanaa Sacco for artistes


In a move that has been seen as long overdue, Kenya@50 has launched Sanaa Savings and Credit Co-operative Society that seeks to encourage a savings culture within the entertainment industry.FULL STORY >>

San Francisco considers resolution to aid migrant children


A city that has made a name for itself as a sanctuary city for immigrants could become a model city for how to deal with the refugee crisis of migrant children.FULL STORY >>

South African schoolboy aged nine marries 62-year-old woman - for second time


Nine-year-old Saneie Masilela has become the world's youngest groom for the second time after remarrying the 62-year-old woman he tied the knot with last year.FULL STORY >>

Kenyans ‘burning’ millions on unusual routines to get size 8

Imagine living with an inflated balloon in your stomach to regulate how much you eat. Or having your stomach stapled because you are unable to control your eating habits. Desperate to cut weight and have slender bodies, this is what some Kenyans have resorted to.FULL STORY >>

Kibera court summons Raila on hate speech

FORMER Prime Minister Raila Odinga has been summoned to appear before a Kibera court over an allegedly inflammatory statement.
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Five killed, eight injured in Lamu bus attack

Five people including one policeman were killed while eight others were injured when armed gunmen attacked a Tahmeed bus near Witu in Lamu County.FULL STORY >>


The African Health Cup is Five Years Strong!

The African Health Cup gives Africa a second chance at winning after disappointing defeats in the World Cup in Brazil.  As stated by Augustus Woyah, Program Coordinator at the Africans for Improved Access (AFIA) and visionary for the African Health Cup (AHC), “Despite the disappointments, Africans’ love for soccer remain unconditional and endless.”  On Saturday, July 19th from 8:00am to 8:00pm come and enjoy classic soccer! READ MORE >>


Underground networks spring up to help immigrant kids in U.S.

Priests, shopkeepers, doctors, lawyers, activists and even artists are among those who make up a network that is starting to spring up in the United States to help migrant kids – but they must keep the network underground to avoid attacks by anti-immigrant groups. FULL STORY

NYC offers IDs to undocumented immigrants
Beginning next year, no New Yorker will be undocumented who doesn't want to be, at least in the Big Apple.READ MORE >>

From the Beast to the Fridge, a Salvadorian youth's journey to the

From the moment I woke up, I realized there was something unusual about the morning. The sun wasn’t out, the birds weren’t singing, and instead of the school bus my dad would be taking me to school. FULL STORY >>

Expectant Kenyan woman struck and killed in a truck accident in Boston

Nancy Kombe, an expectant 32 year old Kenyan native who lived in Somerville, was struck and killed by a truck in Dorchester, a neighborhood of Boston early Saturday morning.
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Mario Gotze strikes as Germany win World Cup
Mario Gotze scored a superb extra-time winner as Germany beat Argentina 1-0 to become the first European team to win a World Cup held in South America on Sunday.FULL STORY >>

From a corporate attorney to business owner, Kenyan in Lowell launches new medical supplies business


Switching from a corporate attorney to a business entrepreneur, Catherine Karuga-Ndivo is on a mission to serve families with elderly or medically challenged relatives with high quality and easily affordable home medical equipment, pain management and wellness supplies that make peoples’ lives easier, safer and more comfortable.FULL STORY >>  


Family's agony over daughter's death in Sweden

A family in Kisumu is mourning after their daughter died in Sweden ysteriously.FULL STORY >>

Come invest in Kenya, Amina tells US forum

Kenya is wooing American businesses to invest in key national facilities and to boost trade volumes between the two countries.FULL STORY

Booming black businesses fuel Brazils new middle class


Just 12 years ago Adriana Barbosa was unemployed and selling clothes at tiny street bazaars. It was the 21st century, but Barbosa realized that much of the country’s Afro-Brazilian population was still unable to find products and services designed for them. So she created Feira Preta, a cultural fair where hundreds of black exhibitors showcase various products,.. FULL STORY >>

Why Cord’s referendum quest faces major hurdles


The Cord alliance faces major hurdles in its quest for a public referendum on key national issues as outlined in the 13-point declaration made during the Saba Saba rally on Monday.FULL STORY >>


Sarah K, Ben Githae and local artistes ready to go for the Kenyan night and peace prayers

Reigning Kenyan Gospel Artist of the year, Sarak Kiarie, popularly known as Sarak K will join Ben Githae, another popular visiting Kenyan gospel artiste as well as several other local artistes during to entertain Kenyans during the Kenyan night and peace prayers later tonight in Lowell.
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Raila Odinga claims Jubilee planning to cause chaos, blame it on CORD
Just two days to the deadline set by CORD for President Uhuru Kenyatta to accept national dialogue over key national matters, the opposition coalition talked of unspecified consequences.
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Open Letter to Kenyans in Boston: Why your Country is messed up

This is a letter I am writing to Kenyans in New England who will be holding a vigil of prayers for Kenya.Fellow Kenyans thank you very much for standing in solidarity with your fellow countrymen during this very trying moment for our nation.I'm a poor man languishing beneath the yoke of perennial unemployment but I’m not appealing for alms from you.FULL LETTER >>

Kenyans in Boston to meet for prayers & dialogue as ominous Saba Saba Rally draws near


Concerned members of the Kenyan community in Boston have planned to hold a town hall style prayer meeting cum Kenyan night at the Elks Lodge in Lowell this Saturday to come up with a unified response to the planned Saba Saba (July 7th)  Rally in Nairobi.FULL STORY >>

The Obama Dilemma: When rebels aare true friends, who needs an enemy?
-Krua

On Thursday June 25, 2014, the 11th anniversary of the evacuation of Americans from Liberia, the Obama Administration asked Congress for US$500 million dollars to fund Syrian Rebels. FULL OPINION

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MPs form group to push for talks as diplomats ask Cord to call off rally


Members of Parliament from the Government and Opposition have formed a group to spearhead national dialogue in the wake of the political stand-off between Jubilee and Cord.FULL STORY

UK expels five KDF soldiers as row with Kenya escalates

The diplomatic row that has left over 700 British soldiers stranded in Nairobi has taken a new twist with reports that the UK has hit back by expelling five senior military officers.FULL STORY >>

Kenyan musicians boycott US fete over unpaid perks

Kenyan musicians on Saturday refused to perform at the ongoing Smithsonian Folklore Festival in Washington DC to protest alleged breach of contract by the ministry of Culture and Arts.
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Court sets Governor Timamy free on Sh20m bond
Mombasa Court on Monday set Lamu Governor Issa Timamy free on allegations of mass murder, terrorism and deportation. The court set the Governor free on Sh5Million cash bail, a bond of Sh20 million and two Kenyan sureties; case to be mentioned on July 16. FULL STORY >>

Renewed Coast violence blamed on historical injustices outlined by Akiwumi, TJRC reports
The Coast region in Kenya is going through another cycle of bloody violence, whose exact architects and reason, are still unclear. Huge parts of the Coast, including sections of key towns, are becoming lawless and ungovernable due to the rise of militia and terror groups.FULL STORY

Methuen boy's wheelchair apparently stolen


A Methuen woman is pleading with whoever stole her son's wheelchair to return it to the family.Margaret Kamau said she doesn't have a wheelchair ramp at her house, so she took the chair outside before heading back into her home to get her son.FULL STORY >>


Archbishop Kitonga, Bishop Omae visit Boston, to lead ordination ceremony for new pastor


Two top leaders from the fast growing Redeemed Gospel Churches International, a Kenyan church network based in Nairobi are in Boston to lead several church events on Sunday, including a consecration service for a new pastor.
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Uhuru snubs Raila Odinga’s calls for dialogue at rare meeting of leaders

President Uhuru Kenyatta and Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD) leader Raila Odinga Saturday shared a podium for the first time since the latter’s sustained push on the government to dialogue with the Opposition began.
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Internal rebellion stalks Cord as anti-Saba Saba sentiment grows
Despite attracting huge rallies in Eldoret and Narok over the weekend, Cord leadership is increasingly concerned that the number of members among its rank growing cold feet ahead of Saba Saba Day is growing. FULL STORY >>

Some U.S Latinos turned off by Univision's World Cup coverage

Felix Sanchez has caught a little World Cup fever this year. Sanchez, co-founder of the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts, says that although he's primarily an English speaker, he has been tuning in to the Spanish language network Univision to watch the games and catch the commentary.FULL STORY >>


US agency pulls out Kenya staff “permanently”
The United States Agency for International Development is “permanently” relocating some staff members from Kenya, an official has said. FULL STORY >>

Kenyan nun who photographed God is headed for sainthood

A Kenyan nun who died two years ago may follow in the footsteps of former Catholic Archbishop Maurice Cardinal Otunga on the road to sainthood if the revelations about her life and activities are anything to go by, The Standard has learnt.FULL STORY >>


U.S. has no plans for leniency with unaccompanied migrant children
Migrants fleeing Central America for the U.S. will not be greeted with open arms, the Obama administration wants to make clear. In fact, to deal with the influx of an expected 90,000 migrants this year, the Obama administration will be funneling immigration officers and judges to the region to accelerate processing—and deportations—of migrants, reports the New York Times.FULL STORY >>

Open letter to Raila Odinga


I would like to take a moment to inform Mr Raila that he has been in the 'cloud-cuckoo-land' for far too long.FULL STORY >>

Five killed as militants launch fresh attacks in Lamu
Residents of a remote village in Lamu County are fleeing towards Witu for safety following the gruesome murder of five men on Monday night, days after the massacre of more than 60 in Mpeketoni.FULL STORY


Governor Declares African Week in Boston, Traces Roots to Nigeria

Outgoing Massachusetts Governor, Deval Patrick declared the week of June 18th through 21st to henceforth be celebrated as an African week throughout the entire Commonwealth in honor of the massive and growing contributions by African immigrants to the cultural diversity and economic development of the Bay State.FULL STORY >>


Aladwa arrested over 'swearing in Raila' on Saba Saba day

Nairobi ODM Chairman George Aladwa is being held at the Central police station after calling for the swearing in of Raila Odinga on Saba Saba.FULL STORY


Kenyan-born UK councillor wants to be Kenya's next President

Kenyan-born Daniel Munyambu, a councillor in the UK, is determined to be Kenya’s next President in 2017. He came to the UK in 2007 to join his wife and was elected a councillor for Vange Ward in Basildon, Essex, four years later on a Labour Party ticket.FULL STORY >>

Proposed New England Kenyan Diaspora Sacco, Commissioner to hold a meeting in Lowell

The Kenyan community in the Diaspora has been repatriating millions of dollars to the homeland for various formal and informal projects. For most Kenyans the concern has always been funding or access to affordable financial instruments.In Kenya various co-operative societies (aka Saccos) have become the vehicle of choice for many people in realizing their financial dreams.FULL STORY >>


'Just be Kenyans', Makau Mutua tells the Akamba as he blasts Kenyan tribal groupings in the Diaspora


Distinguished SUNY Professor and outspoken Kenyan law scholar, Makau Mutua blasted tribal based Kenyan Associations in the Diaspora, indicating that they help perpetuate tribalism in the pretext of bringing “their people together for development”. FULL STORY >>


Search for Jennifer Mbugua, family releases statement
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As the search for Jennifer Mbugua, the missing Kenyan in Boston continues, fast spreading rumors in the close knit Kenyan community have threatened to complicate the mission.  As such, Mbugua’s family released a statement last Friday to address the issues that have come up.
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The African Week Awards, nominations still going on

On June 18th, Governor Deval Patrick, will issue a proclamation officially declaring June 18th - June 24th, Africa Week. A ceremony to celebrate this proclamation is scheduled to begin at 4pm on June 18th at the State house.DETAILS >>

Gunmen kill at least 48 in Mpeketoni, Kenya

Police have confirmed at least 48 people dead in Mpeketoni, Lamu County, Kenya following an attack by gunmen last night and warned the toll could rise.
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CORD piles pressure on Jubilee for talks
The Coalition for Reforms and Democracy led by Raila Odinga Sunday declared mass mobilisation won’t stop until Jubilee leaders open up to talks.FULL STORY >>

Raila faulted over July 7 'holiday call'


Jubilee coalition leaders in Parliament have criticised opposition Cord leader Raila Odinga for asking Kenyans not to go to work on July 7.
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Mexico down Cameroon 1-0 as officials flop again

Mexico overcame the setback of having two early goals harshly disallowed to beat Cameroon 1-0 with a second-half strike by Oribe Peralta and join Brazil at the top of World Cup Group A with three points on Friday. FULL STORY >>

Harambee Stars land Brazillian trip- Uhuru to sponsor

Kenyan State House on Thursday announced President Uhuru Kenyatta will today meet the national football team – Harambee Stars – which he has sponsored to travel to Brazil to watch the World Cup.FULL STORY >>


Cantor's defeat could put immigration reform in Obama's court

The defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor was quickly interpreted by national media as a signal that immigration reform was dead on arrival. But for immigration reform advocates, the strategy has not changed and hope for reform is not dead: It may just be in the hands of President Obama.FULL STORY >>

VIDEO: President Barack Obama to Worcester Tech grads: 'You're already leading'
Touting the school's success and community support, President Barack Obama said that Worcester Technical High School is what high schools across the nation should aspire to become.
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Kenyan Woman wins mayor seat in UK

Her composure depicts that of an ordinary Kenyan woman, one that betrays her ability to do the extraordinary, at least considering her humble background.But Elizabeth Wanjiku Kang'ethe has broken political barriers abroad to hold among the highest positions in East London and for her sky is the limit.FULL STORY >>

Video: Worcester Tech student Lois Dwira sings the National Anthem in front of President Barack Obama
As a junior at Worcester Technical High School, Lois Dwira has performed a feat few in her city have done before; she sang the National Anthem in front of the president of the United States.
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Obama motorcade route is readied as graduates rehearse
in Worcester

The Police Department has released the motorcade route for President Barack Obama's visit to the city Wednesday. The city will have more than 250 officers on duty for the visit, at a cost of about $100,000.
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With deeper learning, students learn from past to prepare for future

Hawlatu Sowe was only 8 years old when she and her family fled the civil war in her native Sierra Leone. After several years in a refugee camp in Guinea the family eventually gained asylum and settled in the United States.FULL STORY >>


Unconfirmed sightings reported for missing Kenyan woman in Boston

Hopes of finding Jennifer Mbugua, the Kenyan woman reported missing in Boston rose Saturday when several residents told volunteer searchers that they had spotted Mbugua on walking in the streets of Fall River at least three times  since the news broke. MORE >>


Stop insulting me, Uhuru tells Cord

President Uhuru Kenyatta Monday asked Cord leaders to stop insulting the office of the presidency.FULL STORY >>

CORD behind my political woes, says Nairobi Gov., Evans Kidero
Members of the Coalition for Reforms and Democracy ( CORD) have been urged to explain to opposition supporters on the need for Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero to cooperate with both sides of the political divide for the sake of development in the City.
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Major ground search planned for missing Kenyan in Boston


A major ground search has been planned for tomorrow, Saturday June 7 at 10am for Jennifer Mbugua, a 31 year old Kenyan woman who went missing two weeks ago woman in Fall River, 51 miles south of Boston.According to new information, the search area has been changed back to Fall River from North Attleboro.FULL STORY >>

Court allows diaspora Kenyans to vote in all elections
The Court of Appeal has directed the electoral commission to register Kenyans abroad as voters and allow them to vote in all elective positions.FULL STORY >>

Pastor says 'Holy Spirit' led him to have sex with daughter

Peter Kyengo, the Njiru pastor who allegedly defiled and impregnated his 15-year-old daughter, has been arrested.
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Linda Okello challenges disciplinary action over dressing

Corporal Linda Okello is seeking a declaration that the disciplinary proceedings against her alleged “untidy mode of dressing” were unprocedural and aimed at embarrassing her.
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MP calls for probe into US spying claims
Investigations into claims that the United States has been spying on communication involving President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto could be headed for the National Assembly after a member proposed that US ambassador Robert Godec be asked to explain the claims.
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Christina Shusho, Tanzania’s Top Gospel Artiste to Perform at Rapture Harvest


Visiting renowned Tanzanian gospel musician, Christina Shusho will hold a live gospel concert this Sunday, June 8, at the Rapture Harvest Mission church at 33 West Water Street in Wakefield starting at 11am to 1pm.MORE >>


Smithsonian Celebrates Kenya at the 2014 Folklife Festival

The Smithsonian celebrates the diversity and traditions of Kenya and its people with the 2014 Folklife Festival program “Kenya: Mambo Poa.” The program will feature more than 80 participants, including athletes, wildlife experts, archeologists and artists highlighting the East African country’s rich cultural heritage.FULL STORY >>


Kenya to Appoint Honorary Consuls in Boston and Dallas- Apply Now!

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Trade of the Republic of Kenya through the Kenya Mission in Washington DC is in the process of identifying candidates to represent Kenya as Honorary Consuls in Boston and Dallas.READ MORE >>

Pomp and color as Tanzanian pastor celebrates 25 years of marriage

Hitting a 25 year milestone is not an easy feat for most couples nowadays especially in this Diaspora. So for Rev. Jared Mlongecha, pastor of the mixed east African community International Gospel Church in Chelsea, throwing a surprise 25 wedding anniversary party for his wife, Gisele Mlongecha was just the right thing to do.FULL STORY >>

Kenyan woman goes missing in Boston


A young Kenyan girl has gone missing in North Attleboro, near Boston, leaving family and friends worried. A search mission has been launched with Kenyans in the area meeting today to distribute missing person flyers North Attleboro, Fall River and nearby towns. MORE HERE








Maya, Marquez, Mandela: The disease of fakebook

I have never read a book by Maya Angelou.However I must confess when Maya Angelou died I immediately felt I needed to Google “inspirational quotes Maya Angelou.” I knew my social media timeline would be flooded with them and I didn't want to be caught empty-handed with my cultural pants down as it were.FULL STORY >>


IEBC messed elections, Raila says as he urges Diaspora Kenyans to get organized, stop repatriating dead bodies


During a final interview with Ajabu Media last week before leaving the US after a 3 month sabbatical leave, former Kenyan Prime Minister, Raila Odinga insisted that he never lost the 2013 general elections, blaming an “incompetent electoral body (IEBC)”, and the high court for dismissing his appeal "without looking" at the evidence presented.
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Envoy to US defends staff in ethics row

Kenya’s ambassador to the US has dismissed allegations that embassy staff in Washington DC were inefficient, rude and unprofessional.FULL STORY >>

Thousands travel to city for Raila rally
Scores of buses have been hired to ferry Cord supporters to Nairobi to welcome home their leader and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga.
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Celebrated US poet Maya Angelou dies at 86

Celebrated African-American author, poet and civil rights activist Maya Angelou has died, the North Carolina university where she taught said Wednesday. She was 86. FULL STORY >>

Jubilee cancels weekend rallies, warns Kimaiyo against taking Kenya 'backward'
President Uhuru Kenyatta’s jubilee alliance has suspended its rallies scheduled for this weekend ostensibly to avert a bitter confrontation with the opposition Coalition for Reforms and Democracy ( CORD).
FULL STORY >>


Kenya Eurobond Sale defies terror driving up costs
Kenya is forging ahead with plans for a debut Eurobond sale, betting a spate of bombings and legal delays won’t deter investors attracted by the East African nation’s growth prospects.
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Odinga ends 3 month leave in US, thanks Kenyans for great hospitality and renews calls for death threat investigations

Former Kenyan Prime Minister, Raila Odinga  ended his 2 and a half month sabbatical leave in the USA with special appreciations to Kenyans who made his stay comfortable and those he met and discussed on various issues.
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Kenyan children shine during Memorial Day celebrations in Boston

3 first generation Kenyan American children  were among dozens of proud Americans taking part  in a US Memorial Day parade for the city of  Malden, an outskirt of Boston. MORE HERE >>


Ugandan wins prestigious US award


Dr Denis Akankunda Bwesigye (Pictured) has been recognised with the 2014 Lavender Award at the State University of New York, at Albany during the May 17 commencement ceremony.
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Latino immigrants give up dream of home ownership in U.S
A poster in the window of a Queens, NY real estate office proclaims: “Immigration reform is coming, so buy your house in your country, Colombia.” FULL STORY >>


Ex-Mungiki leader Maina Njenga shot and wounded in Kenya


Former leader of the outlawed Mungiki group Maina Njenga Saturday survived a gun attack that left five people in his two-car motorcade dead.
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Nigeria's abducted girls..Too little too late

“When we look at the logistic issues there are plenty—the primary being geography and how technology interprets it when drones are used to seek out humans.”
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Somalia's Shabaab chief say war 'shifting to Kenya'
Somalia's Al-Qaeda linked Shabaab vowed Thursday to move their war to neighbouring Kenya, one of the top commanders said in broadcast urging fighters to launch attacks.
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TelexFree co-owner to stay in custody until trial

TelexFree Inc. co-owner James M. Merrill will remain in custody pending trial, a federal judge in Worcester ordered on Tuesday. FULL STORY >>

House GOP blocks immigration proposals

House GOP leaders formally blocked a pair of immigration measures from getting a vote on a critical defense policy bill early Wednesday, dealing another blow to the prospects of legislation to rewrite the immigration system this year.
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Nashville immigrants too scared to call the police
For years Claudia lived a clandestine life in Nashville’s Clairmont Apartment complex – a clutch of buildings on the city’s south side that had become home to hundreds of low-income immigrants. Claudia rarely ventured outside the lines of daily routine, prepping her three children for school, getting herself to work, and then quickly back home in the evening. An undocumented immigrant, Claudia lives in fear of US authorities. She is desperate to remain in the United States,.FULL STORY

United Kingdom denies claims it’s evacuating citizens
The British government has denied claims that it is evacuating  its citizens from Kenya over terror threats.FULL STORY >>

Christianity in Kenya under severe attack, says Apostle James Ng'ang’a of Neno Church

Frequent grenades hurled inside churches, hard to discern false prophets commercializing the gospel, mainstream pastors tolerating sin in church in order to attract or maintain parishioners, and inaccurate media reporting have now become major threats to Christianity as we know it back in Kenya, said Apostle James Maina Nganga of Nene Evangelistic ministries while leading a deliverance service in Worcester.FULL STORY >>

VIDEO:Michael Jackson hologram performs, gets standing ovation at Billboard Music Awards

 
He died in June 2009 but Michael Jackson's music is still having audiences everywhere on their feet. And on Sunday night a hologram of the late King Of Pop rocked the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas.FULL STORY


How Emmy Kosgei and Kenyan fans spiced up the 2014 Boston marathon

Nothing unites Kenyans in Boston more than the recently concluded annual Boston Marathon. This is a time when tribal and class lines melt into nothing, and any Kenyan coming out in national colors to cheer the runners becomes an instant friend and a compatriot to behold.FULL STORY


US ambassador Robert Godec requests more security, reduces Nairobi embassy staff
The U.S. ambassador in Kenya has requested additional Kenyan and American security personnel and is reducing the size of the embassy staff because of an increase in terrorist threats in Kenya.
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Cross-border M-Pesa transfer likely in 2015
Next year, it may be possible for M-Pesa users in Kenya to send money to other network mobile subscribers outside the country.
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Twelve killed in Gikomba market blasts in Nairobi

Twelve people were killed and over 80 wounded in two bomb attacks in Gikomba market, Nairobi, on Friday.According to police, the blasts were caused by Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) that were about 70 metres apart. The interval between the blasts was two minutes.FULL STORY

Lupita Nyong'o and boyfriend show off their romance
Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o and boyfriend K'naan may have initially been shy about taking their relationship public, but the world seems to have caught up with them.FULL STORY


Miracles will not get Ugandans out of poverty, says Museveni


President Museveni has called upon residents of Pader District to work hard to get out of poverty.FULL STORY

Kenyan Supreme Court reinstates Gov. Evans Kidero pending hearing of case
The Supreme Court has given Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero a new lease of life after suspending the Tuesday Court of Appeal decision to remove him from office.
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Why i cant get behind the #BringBack Our Girls

I am not against online activism. In fact, I believe in it and have been moved by its power. From typhoon relief fundraisers to voter-recruitment efforts, I have participated in these Internet-based campaigns and have seen the power that lies in we Americans when we are aligned to create change from behind our computers.FULL STORY >>

First wife’s consent backed in Kenyan marriage law

Six out of 10 Kenyans would like husbands to seek their first wife’s approval before bringing in a second spouse, according to a new research published by Ipsos Synovate.
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6,000 international visitors to attend inauguration of revamped Unep in Nairobi

Kenya’s profile in the international community is set to rise as a UN agency hosted in Nairobi formally opens its membership to all nations worldwide.FULL STORY >>

Daddy's home; But what comes next?


Black men locked up in Illinois prisons make up more than half the population and 63 percent of them are fathers with minor children.Wesley Cooke was one of them. He was just a teenager when he became a father to a baby girl. And when she was only five-months-old, he found himself incarcerated for what he described as “young reckless” behavior. FULL STORY >>

UK hosts the first ever naked table tennis tournament
The balls were not the only things bouncing at the home of social ping-pong when it hosted UK's first ever naked tournament.FULL STORY

China opens multi-billion-shilling purse for Kenyan projects
China has opened a multibillion-shilling purse to fund various trade deals that will culminate in the signing of 17 memoranda of understanding and agreements.
FULL STORY >>>


EAC leaders plotting to kill Raila Odinga — Oburu Oginga

Nominated MP Oburu Oginga on Friday sensationally accused some East African Community leaders of plotting to assassinate his brother Raila Odinga for allegedly undermining them.FULL STORY

Death toll of killer brew rises to 94

More people have succumbed to the illicit brew in Central Kenya, making the region the hardest hit in the tragedy that has claimed 94 lives.FULL STORY >>



Q&A: Nigeria Kidnappings--Who Are the Boko Haram?


First of all, those individuals who are identified with Boko Haram do not refer to themselves as Boko Haram. Boko Haram, in the local Hausa language, means something along the line of, “Western education is forbidden.”FULL STORY >>

Boko Haram: Why have you taken our girls?

Less than 24 hours after an explosion ripped through the Nyanya Motor Park in Nigeria's capital, Abuja, reports of another act of terror filtered in from the country's north east. On the morning of 15 April, a group of unidentified gunmen attacked Chibok, a settlement located near the Cameroonian border in Nigeria's Borno state. FULL STORY >>

Minnesota Somalis heading home

When the civil war in Somalia broke out more than 20 years ago, Jaylani Hussein and his family were among the first to move to the United States.FULL STORY >>

VIDEO:Kenyan man in Boston charged with abusing patients at a group home

Cosmas Mbugua made a brief appearance in Haverhill District Court after prosecutors asked a judge to move his dangerousness hearing to a court accessible to his alleged victims.FULL STORY >>

Kenyan suspect in attempted murder arrested on firearms charges in Lowell


A 20-year-old Lowell man, who is free as he faces trial on charges that include armed assault with intent to murder a 16-year-old boy, was arrested Sunday in Lowell and charged with unlawful possession of a firearm.FULL STORY >>

Uhuru Kenyatta gets a Hero's welcome in Nigeria


President Uhuru Kenyatta was accorded a hero’s welcome by his host President Goodluck Jonathan who officially received him in Nigeria on Monday.MORE HERE >>

Kenya to Shabbab: No Retreat no Surrender
Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto Monday described the weekend terrorist attacks as acts of desperation by Al-Shaabab fighters who are on the run as the noose tightens around their necks.
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VIDEO:
Terror Attack near Thika Road Mall ( Warning: Graphic content;Viewer discretion advised)


US reviewing Kenya’s polygamy law


The United States refrained on Wednesday from flatly opposing Kenya's new law permitting men to have multiple wives.FULL STORY >>

67 people injured in Thika Road twin blasts discharged

Some 67 people out of the 86 who were admitted in hospital following twin blasts on buses along Thika Road have been discharged, authorities say.FULL STORY >>



Uhuru Kenyatta to lead Kenyan delegation for 3-day State visit to Nigeria
President Uhuru Kenyatta will Monday lead a delegation from Kenya to Abuja, Nigeria for a three-day state visit.The delegation comprising of diplomats and businessmen will among other things discuss how Kenya and Nigeria can collaboration on oil exploration according to statement from Gina Din-Kariuki who is part of the Nigeria/Kenya trade mission.FULL STORY >>


Q&A: A Clippers season ticket holder weighs in on Sterling

New America Media’s Reyna Olaguez spoke to Antonio Gallo, a Chicano Studies Professor at Cal State, Northridge about the scandal. In addition to teaching, Gallo is also an immigration attorney and a Los Angeles Clippers season ticket holder. FULL INTERVIEW >>


NBA bans Donald Sterling for life, fines him $2.5 million for racial comments

The NBA has banned Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling for life and fined him $2.5 million for racial comments he made to his reported girlfriend. The NBA will immediately begin working to try to force him to sell the team.FULL STORY >>

RANTING VIDEO & STORY

Donald T. Sterling is No Aberration

Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald T. Sterling is no aberration. On an audio recording that allegedly captures Sterling telling a girlfriend that he doesn’t want African-Americans at “my games”  and it ignited a furor. But it’s part and parcel of an increasingly rotten and ugly saga that has become all too familiar in recent days.FULL STORY & VIDEO HERE >>  

President Uhuru Kenyatta assents to Marriage Bill 2014
President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya has signed into law the Marriage Bill 2014.FULL STORY >>

Police woman reprimanded for her dressing

There was outrage on social media following reports of a female policewoman   reprimanded by her seniors over her dressing.  The police woman had been pictured wearing a skirt which was considered tight and the picture went viral on social media.
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VIDEO
: Kenya's Future is Bright, Raila Tells Kenyans in Boston



VIDEO:
Emmy Kosgei, Eric Omondi entertain fans in Lowell, Mass.




Kenyan Ambassador, Jean Kamau, Hassan Warrio visit Boston bombings Memorial


Acting Kenyan envoy to the US, Ambassador Jean Njeri Kamau, together with the Kenyan Cabinet Secretary for Sports, Culture and the Arts, Dr. Hassan Warrio were among thousands of guests who visited the Boston Marathon memorial exhibit last Saturday, two days before the marathon race took place.FULL STORY >>

Minister Farrakhan says he is ill
Minister Louis Farrakhan, who spoke at a reparations conference over the weekend at Chicago State University, told the audience that he is ill.FULL STORY >>

Big mistake costs Kenyan male runners the marathon title as Rita Jeptoo saves the day

Withstanding stiff competition in the fastest women’s race to date at the Boston marathon, Kenya’s Rita Jeptoo took the coveted title for the third time to salvage the pride of Kenyan runners and fans alike who watched in utter disbelief when Meb Keflezighi of USA outpaced Kenya’s Wilson Chebet .FULL STORY

People Magazine names Lupita 'World's Most Beautiful Person'
People magazine’s '50 most Beautiful People' issue, which hits newstands this Friday, will carry award-winning Kenyan-Mexican actress, film and music video director Lupita Nyong’o on the cover, according to an announcement made on the Today Show on American television.
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Emmy Kosgei Rocks Cultural and Fashion Night as Boston Kenyan Festival Kicks Off

The eagerly awaited Kenyan and African gospel sensation now residing in Nigeria, Emmy Kosgei lit up the innaugural Kenyan Cultural and Fashion Night event at the Boston Sheraton Hotel, leaving both Kenyan marathon runners and fans in awe and delight, before heading to the CCF church in Lowell tonight for an Easter Sunday family concert along Eric Omondi, a renowned Kenyan stand-up family entertainer.FULL STORY

Alert Emmy Kosgei Fans- Performance at Sheraton Hotel not Dinner with Champions

Following many calls from Emmy Kosgei and Eric Omondi fans, officials of the New England Kenyan Association (NEKWA) would like to clarify that the award winning Taunet Nelel star will be performing at the Kenyan Cultural and fashion Night show at the Sheraton Boston Hotel starting from 8pm.
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Kenyan Ambassador to visit marathon bombs memorial exhibit tomorrow 1pm, Venue- Boston Public Library

With the buzz in Boston focused on the marathon race and security and the bombing memorial activities, it may be easy to disregard the painful and scary moments that the Kenyan community marathon fans in Boston endured when the bombs struck last year.
But for Kenyans who were there, the experience was nothing short of a nightmare.FULL STORY >>


Emmy Kosgei, Eric Omondi, K-Nel, Karizman all-set for the Boston Kenyan Festival, Embassy to renew IDs on site

It’s now official. Award winning Kenyan and African Gospel queen, Emmy Kosgei and hilarious standup comedy king, Eric Omondi will lead a battery of other entertainers at the Boston Kenyan Festival and Marathon bombs memorial starting this weekend at the Sheraton Boston Hotel located at 39 Dalton Street in Boston.FULL STORY >>

'We are America, we own the finish line,' Biden says at Boston bombing memorial

A moment of silence at the finish line, the tolling of church bells and a solemn flag-raising ceremony capped the first anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing on Tuesday.
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Kenyans to apply for digital identity cards, says Ruto


Kenyans will soon be issued with new identity cards in fresh registration.
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Uganda's ID card project starts amid irregularities
The mass registration of Ugandan citizens for issuance of national identity cards kicked off yesterday amid several irregularities and complaints from the public.FULL STORY >>

Uhuru Kenyatta meets British MP in London


President Uhuru Kenyatta Sunday evening met British Labour Party Member of Parliament Keith Vaz.
FULL STORY >>

TelexFREE files for bankruptcy

TelexFREE, an international telecommunications and multi-level marketing company that has its American headquarters in Marlborough, today announced it has filed for relief under the U.S. bankruptcy code to address “certain operational challenges.” FULL STORY >>

TelexFree not regulated by government, Says Bank of Uganda
Uganda’s Central Bank Bank of Uganda (BOU) has issued a warning against engaging in financial dealings with unlicensed and unregulated financial schemes as they expose the public to risk of financial loss.FULL STORY >>

Big surge at Neema church
as Ushindi vows to press on after recent break -up

The newly minted Kenyan community church in Boston reaffirmed their conspicuous presence when over 300 parishioners thronged the church on Sunday, March 30 to mark the second week of worship away from their former church, PCEA Ushindi.FULL STORY >>

Honeymoon is over for Mainers, Africans part of sham marriage scheme

One of the country’s most sophisticated marriage fraud schemes officially ended Tuesday when a federal judge sentenced the last defendant to a year in prison.FULL STORY >>

Obama's aunt, Zeituni Onyango, dies at 61

President Obama's half-aunt, Zeituni Onyango, died in Boston last night, according to the law firm that represented her during her asylum case in Boston's immigration court.
FULL STORY >>


Emmy Kosgei, Eric Omondi to attend Marathon Memorial Prayers and Kenyan Cultural Night; tickets go on sale

Renowned Kenyan and African Award winning gospel artiste, Emmy Kosgei and top Kenyan comedian, Eric Omondi are  among top Kenyan entertainers expected in Boston next week for the eagerly awaited weekend of fun, patriotism and family taking place during the first  marathon since  the shocking bomb blasts last year.

The Kenyan community events dubbed the Boston Kenyan Festival slated to take place over 3 days include a marathon memorial, a community forum with the acting envoy to the US, Ambassador Jean Kamau, a dinner with the Champions, a Cultural and fashion Night, an Easter Cruise, a Sunday Night of Worship and Entertainment all culminating into the all popular Boston marathon the next day. FULL STORY




Can President Obama stop deportations?

Since President Barack Obama took office in 2009, almost 2 million people have been deported – more than under any other president. That’s not just a steady drumbeat; it’s a full-on marching band. FULL STORY >>

Here, at last! High-flying KQ acquire Dreamliner


National Carrier, Kenya Airways on Saturday received its first of the nine Dreamliner aircraft it has ordered.
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Gutierrez challenges Republicans to act on immigration reform

Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) on Wednesday warned his Republican colleagues in the House of Representatives that if they don't hold a vote on immigration reform before the July 4 recess President Barack Obama will take matters into his own hands.FULL STORY >>


Technology changing classrooms, some more than others
Education in the United States is vaulting into the digital era. Students today can use Facebook to create book report-related author pages, while teachers can Skype in experts for in-class science lessons.FULL STORY >>

Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda envoys jointly woo US tourists

Envoys representing Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda on Monday launched a Single Tourist Visa in the US capital in a joint effort to woo prospective tourists from the North American nation.FULL STORY >>

Muchuma & Tilton Lauded by Liberty League

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) student-athletes Ivy Muchuma (from Kenya) and Grace Tilton have been chosen for weekly Liberty League awards in track & field. Muchuma was selected as the Women's co-Field Performer of the Week, while Tilton was tabbed as the Women's co-Track Performer of the Week.FULL STORY >>  

Man arrested for scaling White House fence


A man was arrested Sunday after he climbed over a fence at the White House, the Secret Service said.
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Avoid your ex with new GPS phone app complete with escape routes
A new mobile phone app has been developed that helps you avoid people. Split uses location technology to track those you deem ‘undesirable’ and gives you an alert when they are nearby.
FULL STORY >>


Ushindi Church breaks up; gives rise to a new Kenyan church in Boston

Reacting to a sudden resignation of their pastor Rev. Dr. Mumbui Karimi two weeks ago after a court ruling that upheld a decision by the Presbytery of New England (PNNE) to defrock the previously affiliated clergyman, over 250 parishioners failed to show up for Sunday service at the old church, only to congregate in a newly leased building next  door.FULL STORY >>

Dancehall Reggae Sensation, MR. Vegas, to hit Lowell Saturday


Renowned reggae music artiste popularly known as Mr. Vegas will be turning things up in Lowell tomorrow Saturday March 29th at Brian's Ivy Hall (Club) located at 74 Merrimack Street.FULL STORY >>

Talk of immigration reform fuels spike in fraud cases

Cecilia, an undocumented Mexican immigrant, never anticipated that her life in the United States would turn into a real-world telenovela, the popular Spanish language dramas.FULL STORY >>

Lift sanctions now, Mugabe party tells Europe
Zimbabwe’s ruling party Zanu-PF has challenged Europe to unconditionally drop sanctions against President Robert Mugabe ahead of next week’s Africa-European Union summit in Brussels, Belgium.FULL STORY >>

Outrage as MPs Vote to protect Polygamy in Kenya

The place of a woman in the family was weakened on Thursday when Parliament passed a law opening the floodgates of polygamy.Men will be free to marry as many women as they please, and they will not have to consult their wives before doing it.FULL STORY >>

Boy, 13, rescues one-year-old brother after gun attack
For 13-year-old Moses Gift and his 12-month-old brother, Sunday was like any other Sunday. They woke up very early in the morning and prepared for the church service at Joy Repentance and Holiness Church in Likoni, Mombasa as is routine since their mother died a year ago.
FULL STORY >>


Suspected terrorists kill four people at Mombasa church
The death toll following a suspected terrorist attack at a Church in Likoni, Mombasa rose to four after two more people succumb to injuries while receiving treatment at the Coast General Hospital.
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Boston City Council Hails Raila Odinga as a ‘Great African Leader’

Boston City Councilor, Charles Yancey hailed visiting Kenyan former Prime Minister, Raila Odinga as a 'great African leader' and issued him with an official recognition from the city for his service to the Kenya people and his role in ensuring peace prevailed over chaos after gracefully accepting defeat in the recent General elections. FULL STORY >>

US centre defends Raila invitation as 'badge of honour'
Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga was invited to the US as a “statesman and a representative of the democratisation trend in Africa,” the head of his hosting institution said on Thursday.
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Defrocked Kenyan Pastor Resigns, Ushindi Church on the Brink of Break-Up

Barely two weeks after a Massachusetts court upheld a decision by the Presbytery of Northern New Hampshire’s decision to defrock a Kenyan clergyman following sex abuse allegations by a young female parishioner;the pastor abruptly announced his resignation from his position in front of his congregation on Sunday.FULL STORY


Museveni asks Obama to respect African societies and values


How missing Flight MH370 exposes human weakness

What has been most astonishing about the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 are the images that have come out of that tragedy. Or rather the images that have not come out of it. FULL STORY >>


Raila Odinga Visits Kenyans in Boston; Denies ICC Speculations


Former Kenyan Prime Minister and the current opposition leader, Raila Odinga is in the US on two months sabbatical leave at the invitation of the African Presidential Center (APC) based in Boston University.
FULL STORY >>


Pastor's confession to his flock becomes a final act-Dies on the spot

A Connecticut pastor seeking to cleanse his soul for a long-past infidelity met fire and brimstone, then forgiveness from his flock before reportedly keeling over from a suspected heart attack.FULL STORY

Boston City Council celebrates Black History Month

Boston City Councillors Charles C. Yancey, Ayanna Pressley, and Tito Jackson hosted the Boston City Council’s 4th Annual Black History Month celebration on February 27, 2014, at Boston City Hall in the Iannella Chambers.
FULL STORY >>

Federal Guide Warns: Don't discriminate against job applicants with background checks
On Monday two U.S. agencies issued joint guidelines for employers and job seekers on the proper use of criminal background checks.
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Over 100,000 African American parents are now homeschooling their children
We hear so much about the plight of Black children and their low test scores. We have
not heard that African American children who are homeschooled are scoring at the 82% in reading and 77% in math. FULL STORY >> 

Odinga designates Anyang’ Nyong’o as ODM leader as he tours USA


Raila Odinga has designated Kisumu County Senator Anyang' Nyong'o as the ODM party leader during his absence in the country.
FULL STORY >>


Ugandan women in miniskirts jailed for three hours

Two women who appeared in court dressed in mini-skirts were imprisoned after a Ugandan judge said their dress code disrupted the session.FULL STORY >>

MP wants 47 counties reduced to 14

An MP has proposed the merging of the 47 counties into 14 units to cut the sky-rocketing wage bill which has seen President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto direct that their salaries be cut by 20 per cent.FULL STORY >>

Spotlight Diaspora Athlete: Kenya's Ivy Muchuma

Ivy
Why not change the world? That’s the charge Rensselaer students are given and Ivy Muchuma is planning on doing just that! When she is not competing in multiple events in track and field, she is making plans to provide sustainable infrastructure developments for impoverished areas.
FULL STORY >>

Eight lesser known benefits of U.S Citizenship

If you asked someone to explain the benefits of becoming a U.S. citizen, the likely response would be that it affords people the right to vote. And while that is true, voting is certainly not the only benefit of naturalization.FULL STORY

Uganda accuses World Bank of blackmail over its anti-gay law

Uganda has accused the World Bank of blackmail after the lender stalled a $90 million loan over the East African nation’s adoption of a draconian anti-gay law.
FULL STORY >>

Lupita’s favourite lip balm sells out in stores across US
Kenyan actress and Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o sparked an immediate sellout of a lip balm brand across the US.The sales of Clarins HydraQuench Moisture Replenishing lip balm skyrocketed overnight after Lupita dropped a tube into Ellen Degeneres hat which the host was using to collect money to pay a pizza delivery man. FULL STORY >>

Why 2014 is a good year for Africa at the Oscars

When South African film Tsotsi won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film in 2006, it felt like the entire continent was up on that stage, crying and thanking the ancestors. It is not all the time that Africans take centre stage in the global entertainment industry.
FULL STORY >>

Selfie of the Year

Selfie of the year: Kenya's Oscar winning Actrtess, Lupita Nyong'o and her brother, Peter Nyong'o, (right next to Angelina Jolie), join other Hollywood stars for a selfie at the invitation of the 2014 Academy Awards host, Ellen Degeneres. Click for larger view >>>


Lupita Nyong’o Bags an Oscar,
Kenyan’s Everywhere Go Gaga


Kenyan Diaspora Actress, Lupita Nyong'o made history last night when she beat a seasoned star studded lineup to bag a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her role in the 12 years a slave movie, sending Kenyans and Africans the world over into a joyful frenzy.FULL STORY >>


US Judge dismisses Kenyan pastor’s claims against Presbytery of Northern New England, upholds PNNE’s right to sanction the clergyman

A superior court judge in Boston upheld the Presbytery of Northern New England’s (PNNE) ecclesiastical jurisdiction over the Kenyan Community Presbyterian church (Ushindi church) when he dismissed a lawsuit brought by defrocked pastor,  Rev. Dr. Karimi Mumbui.
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Black British presence will share spotlight at Academy Awards

The 2014 Academy Awards will be broadcast Sunday, and one of the world's most-watched television shows also will feature a strong black British presence in American films.
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Obama's my brother's keeper initiative has promise

Today at the White House, President Obama will formally launch his promising new initiative to effectuate meaningful change in the Black community, something I had hoped for since that first euphoric moment when I learned that a Black man had been elected President of the United States.FULL STORY >>

President Yoweri Museveni on gays: 'you can get worms'

The mouth is made for eating and kissing, and gay oral sex will give you worms: Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on Monday gave a detailed explanation of why he believed homosexuals should be jailed for life.FULL STORY >>

US to review relationship with Uganda following enactment of Anti-gay law

The United States has began an internal review of its relationship with the government of Uganda following the signing into law a Bill outlawing homosexuality in the East African nation.FULL STORY >>

Uganda president signs anti-gay law despite pressure from West


Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed into law on Monday a controversial Bill that will see homosexuals jailed for life, defying international pressure and criticism.FULL STORY >>

Nairobi activists launch Anti-Gay Day in Kenya as Museveni beats about-turn, signs Bill

Anti-gay activists in Nairobi have launched a day to spread gospel against the practice.The activists led by Maendeleo ya Wanaume chairperson Nderitu Njoka Monday termed homosexuality a foreign culture and noted that they will use Anti-Gay Day, which they will mark every February 24, to curb the habit that is spreading fast.
FULL STORY

Diaspora largest asset outside Kenya, says President Uhuru Kenyatta


The Government is developing instruments of engagement to bolster relationship with the Kenyan Diaspora to enable them invest in key projects in the country, President Uhuru Kenyatta has assured.
FULL STORY >>

Scientists reveal mystery behind the female orgasm

Research has revealed the reason why some women struggle to reach climax regardless of size. it's about finding the 'C' not the 'G' spot.
FULL STORY >>



Clergies urged to enrol in theological schools
The Deliverance Church Kenya Council has urged clergy in the country to enrol into theological school to master the art of leadership in ministry to avoid the theatrics facing the country.FULL STORY >>


Pastor found dead in a woman's house-VIDEO

A popular pastor with a protestant church collapsed and died in a woman’s house in mysterious circumstances in Buruburu estate, Nairobi.FULL STORY >>

US church allows nude worship

A church in the United States is encouraging members of its congregation to attend services in the nude.FULL STORY >>

Living in the shadows: Detention centers deaths raise immigrant rights questions


Editor's Note: In our Living in the Shadows series, news organizations from around the country joined together to bring to light the interplay between immigration status and health. Many immigrants feel isolated and alone in America – suffering that can turn toxic over time.
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Obama warns Museveni over anti-gay Bill


President Barack Obama has criticised the anti-homosexuality Bill that is set to become law in Uganda warning that it will “complicate” Washington’s relations with Kampala.FULL STORY

A diagnosis for kids who don't want to go to school

I met Ryan, 10, when his parents brought him into the emergency room one day. He had no physical injuries to treat. Rather, his parents said he was refusing to attend school. They said it started about two months earlier, when he wouldn’t go to his English class. FULL STORY >>

I was paid to fix DP, ICC ‘witness’ claims ( Mix up corrected- Feb 18 )
A man claiming to be a witness at the International Criminal Court on Monday withdrew from the ongoing case in The Hague saying his conscience forced him to pull out.FULL STORY >>

Kenyan arrested with Sh44m illegal sex-enhancing drugs

A Kenyan has been arrested at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi with 440,000 libido-boosting tablets valued at Sh44 million.FULL STORY >>

UK sets terms for Bishop Deya extradition


The United Kingdom will extradite self-proclaimed miracle evangelist Gilbert Deya on the condition that he is held at either of the two Kenyan maximum prisons.FULL STORY >>

Kenyan in US charged with sexual assault
Police in the United States have arrested and charged a 26-year-old Kenyan man with sexual assault.FULL STORY >>

Black quaterback wins superbowl: Where's the fuss?
Disney couldn't write a better story: A short kid, much too short to play quarterback, won't let that fighting spirit in him die. So he plays in high school, both ways: quarterback on offense and cornerback on defense. Hell, he even punted the ball.FULL STORY >>

Forgert Uhuru Kenyatta bank records, AG tells ICC

Attorney General Githu Muigai Thursday dismissed claims that the Kenya Government has refused to co-operate with the prosecution in providing critical evidence, particularly in the case against President Uhuru Kenyatta.FULL STORY >>


Kenya lashes out at US over demonstrations

Kenya on Thursday accused a US development agency of trying to "destabilise" the country by financing anti-government demonstrations.
FULL STORY >>

University of Nairobi ranked the best learning institution in Kenya
The University of Nairobi has pushed the rivalry among the local universities a notch higher by consolidating its position as the leading institution of higher learning in Kenya.FULL STORY >>


Cheating pastor asks church forgiveness

A clergyman from a church in Embu town who was allegedly busted in a hotel room with a faithful’s wife, On Sunday addressed his congregation and asked for forgiveness.FULL STORY >>

Shani Davis: Skating for History, not Love

Speed skater Shani Davis will go down in history for his succession of Winter Olympic firsts, most notably as the first African-American athlete to win an individual gold at the Winter Games. But in his own sport, he is celebrated for his extraordinary record of sustained excellence.FULL STORY >>

How I caught pastor with my wife, man reveals

More information has emerged about how a Nyeri husband in Kenya laid a trap to catch his wife with her local church pastor.
FULL STORY AND VIDEO >>


Uganda to US: We won’t leave South Sudan

Uganda will not withdraw its troops from South Sudan as demanded by the US government, military and foreign affairs officials have said.FULL STORY >>

Controversial Kisumu monument pulled down
The controversial Sikh monument in Kisumu County has finally been brought down.The Sikh community removed the statue that saw former Prime Minister Raila Odinga booed in his home turf, due to pressure from the locals.FULL STORY >>


Former PM Raila Odinga heckled in Kisumu


Christian faithful on Saturday heckled former Prime Minister leader Raila Odinga in Kisumu during protests against the erection of a Sikh monument in the town.FULL STORY >>

New Americans campaign to counteract tougher path to citizenship
Immigration officials announced on Tuesday a new application form for U.S. citizenship that makes the form a total of 21 pages, twice as long as the old form. The change goes into effect May 5.FULL STORY >>

Pastor caught with man's wife in Karatina, Kenya
Drama erupted on Wednesday afternoon in Nyeri after a pastor was caught pants down with a another man's wife at a lodging.
FULL STORY >>

Ocampo: Envoys wanted Uhuru and Ruto out of polls
Former International Criminal Court prosecutor Luis Moreno- Ocampo Friday disclosed for the first time the intrigues and behind-the-scenes activities around investigations into the 2007/08 post-election violence and what he thinks of Kenyan politics.FULL STORY >>

Uhuru Kenyatta's case has 'collapsed', defence tells ICC

President Uhuru Kenyatta's defence team said on Wednesday his crimes against humanity case before the International Criminal Court "has collapsed", as judges mulled dropping the high-profile trial. FULL STORY >>

Man charged with the murder of Kenyan in US

Police in the United States have arrested and charged a man in connection with the murder of a Kenyan who was shot dead on December 28, last year.
FULL STORY >>

Coast Police seized ‘key items from mosque’
Police in Mombasa say it may take them two months to sift through the treasure trove of information seized from the controversial Musa Mosque after Sunday’s violent clashes.FULL STORY >>

U.S. immigration bill 'in doubt' this year, Republican Ryan says


Republicans will be unlikely to compromise on immigration reform unless U.S. borders are first secured, and the possibility of a broad immigration bill reaching President Barack Obama's desk this year is "clearly in doubt," Representative Paul Ryan said on Sunday.FULL STORY >>

Bensouda warns of new cases against top PNU leaders

The fate of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s case in The Hague is likely to be determined on Wednesday when the status of the charges facing him are discussed.FULL OPINION


Muslim leaders ask police to take stern action against radicalised youth
The Muslim leadership in Kenya wants police to take stern action against radicalised youth in Mombasa out to cause chaos in mosques in the name of Islam. FULL STORY>>


Red Cross ordered to suspend Sudan work

Sudanese authorities have ordered the Red Cross to suspend its activities, the organisation said Saturday, in the latest restriction to be placed on foreign aid workers in the country.
FULL STORY >>


Kenya pledges Sh130m to Africa’s heritage preservation

Kenya has pledged Sh130 million to support the African World Heritage Fund (AWHF).FULL STORY >>

Two Kenyans in UK to pay Sh3.6m for defamation
Two Kenyans living in the UK have been ordered by a London court to pay over Sh3.6 million (£26,516) in damages for defaming a lawyer through their community online social website known as www.misterseed.com.FULL STORY >>

2014--Best year to become US Citizen

Every year, millions of immigrants celebrate the New Year with their own traditions. For our family, it is a ham, kielbasa, horseradish, stuffed cabbage, sauerkraut and pierogis, which are a traditional Polish dishes. And each year, like billions of people around the world, we look forward to the new year with a list of hopes, dreams and resolutions. FULL STORY >>

Helb targets Kenyans in diaspora for cash


The Higher Education Loans Board is targeting Kenyans in the diaspora who received funds to study but have not yet repaid the money.
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Former US envoy Michael Rannerberger ‘fixed’ DP William Ruto at ICC
A defence lawyer at the International Criminal Court ( ICC) Monday implicated a former US envoy to Kenya in an alleged plot to fix Deputy President William Ruto in the on-going trial at The Hague.FULL STORY >>

Kenyan woman arrested in US for smuggling quail eggs
A Kenyan woman has been arrested in Arizona for smuggling of quail eggs.The woman was intercepted on Monday evening at the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. FULL STORY >>

The Face of Prostrate Cancer
During one of our outreaches, a lady in her early 50s walked over to our table then broke in tears after seeing our education materials about prostate Cancer. She later revealed to us that she had just lost her husband few months ago to prostate cancer. According to this lady, her husband was in good health she did not recall him complaining about health related issues. FULL STORY

Obama invites Uhuru to African leaders’ summit in Washington


President Uhuru Kenyatta is among leaders said to be invited to the first US-Africa Leaders’ Summit in Washington.FULL STORY >>

 

Gov. Patrick announces investments to enhance community services for individuals with disabilities

As part of his FY15 budget proposal, Governor Deval Patrick this week announced investments to help individuals with disabilities live with greater independence in the community, and increased support for fair and adequate payment rates for health care and social welfare providers.FULL STORY >>


ICC vacates Uhuru Kenyatta's trial date

The International Criminal Court has suspended the trial commencement date for President Uhuru Kenyatta that was slated for February 5 and set up a status conference.FULL STORY >>

Kenyans converge in Vegas for Sevens
The trip from the coastal city of Victoria, British Columbia in Canada to Las Vegas, Nevada in the US, is by all means a long and expensive journey but for the Kenyan born Salim Amusala, it is a small prize to pay for the country he loves and the game he enjoys.FULL STORY >>

Briton in Uganda gay sex case to be deported


A retired British man at the centre of a gay sex case in Uganda will be deported Wednesday, a court ruled.FULL STORY >>

Trauma on arrival, --Enhancing refugee mental health services

On a Sunday morning in December, nearly a hundred people gathered in a West End church to dedicate their prayers to Claudine Mukankindi, a 36-year-old Congolese refugee who died of a heart attack earlier in the year.
FULL STORY >>

Catherine Samba-Panza elected Central African Republic’s interim president
The mayor of Bangui, Catherine Samba-Panza, has been elected the interim president of the Central African Republic, making her the first woman to hold the post.
FULL STORY >>

Infighting the biggest threat to devolution, say Kenyan governors

Governors in Kenya have cited the constant fighting from institutions of government and by politicians as the biggest emerging threats to the devolution they are supposed to implement.FULL STORY >>

Kenyan baby born at Heathrow airport


A woman who flew back to Kenya over Christmas gave birth at Heathrow Airport just minutes after the plane touched down. FULL STORY >>

Church prosecutes clergyman for performing his son’s gay wedding

The United Methodist Church has formally charged another clergyman for presiding at the same-sex wedding of his son. FULL STORY >>

Lupita Nyong’o’s rising star and the global economics of ‘blacknes

Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong’o has been collecting many gongs for her role in the Hollywood film, 12 Years A Slave.FULL STORY >>


U.S deported 369,000 immigrants in 2013

The U.S. government deported about 369,000 immigrants, including a number of Filipinos, during fiscal year 2013, according to new statistics from the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) released last month, showing a 10 percent drop from the previous year — the first since President Barack Obama took office in 2008.FULL STORY >>

Jamaicans among top 10 nationals deported in 2013
The United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency said Jamaicans were among the top 10 groups of nationals deported in 2013.
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Kenyans raise funds to cover funeral funds deficit, body of Late compatriot released for burial
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In response to the urgent plea for funds to cater for a serious deficit of funeral funds for a deceased Kenyan man whose body had been held up at a funeral home, Kenyans in the region donated to cover the deficit during a meeting last Sunday at the family’s home in Lowell.
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Kenyan author wins global literary prize
Renowned writer Ngugi wa Thiong’o has been picked for a literary award organised by the Caribbean Philosophical Association.FULL STORY >>

Ruto's International Criminal Court trial rescheduled
The trial of Deputy President William Ruto and former radio presenter Joshua Arap Sang at the International Criminal Court that was slated to resume on Monday has been rescheduled.
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Pastor's jilted wife storms, airs dirty linen at the pulpit

Members of a church in Vihiga County were treated to a shocking incident during a recent Sunday sermon, when their pastor’s wife stormed the church — two kids in tow, and scandalised him.
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Man’s attempt to please his wife in bed nearly kills him
A youthful man in Kericho County is coming to terms with what hit him after a supposed sexual stimulant caused him a dreadful stomach upset.FULL STORY >>


Kenyan killed in Atlanta while preparing to return home

A 37-year-old Kenyan man has been killed in mysterious circumstances in the US just as he was preparing to relocate home after 15 years abroad.
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Kenyan man in UK who murdered wife arraigned in court
The Kenyan community in the United Kingdom is still trying to come to terms with the shocking reports that a man of Kenyan descent had allegedly brutally murdered his wife.
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Plan to integrate cash deals in EAC unveiled

East Africa’s financial services industry could soon operate as a single market.The East African Community (EAC) secretariat is scouting for consultants to undertake a regional financial services sector integration project with a view of establishing a single market. FULL STORY >>


Serious difficulty for Kenyan family in Boston as burial fundraiser comes up short, late father’s body still lying at funeral home

A Kenyan family is in serious distress after a burial fundraiser for their late father held at the St. Stephens church on Sunday December 29 raised $7,000 a figure short of the $15,000 required to ship the body back to Kenya for burial accompanied by 1 or 2 of the dead father’s children. FULL STORY >>


Kenyan Diaspora to form unified body


A section of Kenyans living abroad have announced the formation of a single umbrella body that is intended to unify the Kenyan Diaspora.
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Kenyan tow truck driver in Texas shot on New Year's day, now fighting for his life
A Kenyan tow truck driver in Texas is fighting for his life on New Year’s Day after getting shot while responding to a call from a group of stranded motorists. 
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Oprah Winfrey to finally wed?

Oprah Winfrey's fiancé is preparing for them to finally marry, more than 20 years after they got engaged, after they made an emotional trip to Nelson Mandela's funeral together.
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Kenyan Pastors in Boston respond to all-inclusive jubilee celebration event, remain hopeful for a better community in 2014

Kenyan clergymen in Boston under the aegis of the Kenyan American Pastors Association (KAPF) have hailed the just concluded all-inclusive Jubilee celebration put together by the civil society as big success and the right thing to do towards reconciling a divided community.
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All set for major roll-out of single EAC customs territory

Countries in the East African Community are Wednesday expected to roll out the Single Customs Territory in a plan that could potentially cut down the cost of doing business in the region.FULL STORY

Immigration reform hopes for 2014: Column

For supporters of immigration reform, 2013 was a roller coaster of hope and frustration. In February, President Obama declared in his State of the Union address that "the time has come to pass comprehensive immigration reform." FULL STORY >>

Everything that could go wrong in Murang'a County has done so
According to Murphy’s Law “Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong.” In Murang’a County, Kenya, everything that can go wrong has happened.
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Kenyan mother passes away, family appreciates Diaspora contributions

Despite concerted efforts by her Boston based children to save her life through enhanced treatment after grim tongue cancer diagnosis in a Nairobi Hospital, passed away on the week just before Christmas. READ MORE >>>


All-inclusive Jubilee celebration in Boston hailed as ground breaking- a turning point for better community (WATCH FULL EVENT VIDEO HERE
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The Average income for Kenyans in Boston is now around $60,000, and More Kenyans are now operating small business in various fields. Also plans are underway to take to Kenya the effective US model of health care for treatment in Kenyan homes as well as establishing a Kenyan cultural center in Boston.FULL STORY >>

Kenyan in UK jailed for more than 7 years for sexual assault
Joseph Innocent Mwaura was jailed for seven years and four months after being convicted of sexual assault and trespassing with intent to rape.
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Uhuru seeks urgent solution to South Sudan crisis


President Uhuru Kenyatta wants antagonists in the South Sudan conflict to use the available “small window of opportunity” to reach a peace solution.FULL STORY >>

Police seek youths after Christmas Day church burnings in Kenya
Youths threw petrol bombs at two Kenyan churches on Christmas day, police said on Thursday, in the latest bout of violence against Christians on the country's predominantly Muslim coast.FULL STORY >>


Murder in the family


Violence in the home has taken a dramatic twist: an ever-increasing number of husbands are dying at the hands of their wives.
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Why Machar has no hope of removing Kiir from power 
The coup attempt against South Sudan President Salva Kiir did not come as a surprise.Such an eventuality was always on the horizon, with the July sacking of Vice-President Riek Machar and several Cabinet ministers being the real turning point.
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No longer illegal--Good Morning America drops the 'i-word'

The ABC news show Good Morning America has dropped use of the term “illegal” when describing immigrants in the country who have no documents to establish their legal residency. Earlier this week, anchors for the popular morning program opted instead for “undocumented Americans.” 
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Kenyans, Britons among 3,000 still stranded in Juba

Civilian helicopters evacuated U.S. citizens from a violent South Sudan city seeing bouts of heavy machine gun fire, but 3,000 citizens from countries like Canada, Britain and Kenya remain trapped there, a top U.N. official said Monday.FULL STORY >>

US executive fired for her racist tweet
A racist tweet deemed to degrade the status of Africa and amplify the effects of HIV/Aids on the continent has cost its originator her job.
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Kenyan Jamhuri Day: The Pursuit of Freedom and Prosperity, by Prof. Nicholas Mbogo

On this day of December 15, 2013 the community of Kenyans in the Diaspora of Lowell, Massachusetts, USA, comes together as one people of one ancestry and origin, either by birth or by descent or even by registration, to celebrate the torch of Freedom.FULL MESSAGE


Lack of evidence:Bensouda wants case against President Uhuru adjourned

International Criminal Court prosecutor Fatou Bensouda admitted Thursday she no longer had enough evidence to try Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta for crimes against humanity, calling for a delay after witnesses pulled out.FULL STORY

Major Gen. Ali: ICC case against Uhuru will collapse
Major-General Hussein Ali now says the case at the International Criminal Court against President Kenyatta will collapse and suggest witnesses who lied against the latter should be charged.FULL STORY

Bensouda: I have no evidence on President Uhuru Kenyatta

President Uhuru’s case at ICC is facing imminent collapse after Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda admitted she has no evidence to sustain the President’s full trial.FULL STORY >>

If Mandela was on FBI's terrorist watchlist, who else could be?

This week, as people around the world reflected on the legacy of Nelson Mandela as a human rights icon, an uncomfortable piece of truth emerged: The U.S. government had once listed him on its terrorist watch list.
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Riek Machar denies South Sudan coup attempt
South Sudan's wanted opposition leader Riek Machar on Wednesday denied government accusations he tried to stage a coup, saying the president was using the claim as an excuse to purge political rivals.
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At least 19 killed in new South Sudan clashes
South Sudan's Red Cross reported at least 19 civilians killed in new clashes between rival army factions which have spread outside the capital, the United Nations said Wednesday.MORE >>>

Panic grips Kenyan traders after South Sudan coup bid
Kenyan businesses on Monday scrambled to secure their assets in South Sudan amid heavy fighting in what the government described as a failed coup.
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Burial ends 95 glorious years with Nelson Mandela

Global icon and anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela received a heroic send-off during a State funeral at his ancestral home in Qunu, Eastern Cape town, South Africa.
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US-Kenya relations 'strong' says envoy
Kenya's relations with the United States remain "strong" despite the two countries' disagreement over the ICC cases, the chief of mission at Kenya’s embassy in Washington DC, Jean Kamau, said in Washington on Saturday.FULL STORY >>


Harvard University evacuates four buildings after report of explosives
Harvard University on Monday evacuated four buildings at the heart of its centuries-old campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts, after warning students of unconfirmed reports that explosives had been planted.FULL STORY >>


Kenyan Jubilee celebration to go on despite heavy snow in Boston

Just like the 60,000 patriotic Kenyans back home who braved heavy rainfall and still attended the 50 years celebration at the Safaricom International Sports Center in Nairobi, ...READ MORE >>

Tutu 'not invited' to Mandela burial
South African peace icon Desmond Tutu said Saturday he was not invited to the burial of his friend Nelson Mandela, amid allegations he was snubbed for political reasons.FULL STORY

Uhuru reaches out to Africa as Kenya marks 50 years in colourful fete
Celebration of the heroism of Kenyan and African freedom fighters dominated speeches during yesterday’s Jamhuri Day ceremony to mark 50 years of independence.
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Kenya marks 50 years of independence


Kenya celebrated 50 years of independence in a ceremony that was held at the Safaricom Stadium in Kasarani, Nairobi on Thursday.FULL STORY >>

Remembering Nelson Mandela and his legacy to Africans- Moses Kirori
It was the film Sarafina that sparked my interest in Nelson Mandela. Sure I‘d heard my middle school history teacher mention his name several times in class, but my short attention span at the time often found its way out of the classroom way before I could learn anything about him.
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Pingo.com offers $4,000 in free tickets for Kenyans in Boston to the upcoming Jubilee celebrations


Up to 200 Kenyans will get free entry to the eagerly awaited Kenya @ 50 Boston Jubilee celebrations this Sunday courtesy of Pingo.com, an international calling service company.FULL STORY

Songs, rain as world leaders pay respect to Nelson Mandela
Thousands of South Africans from all walks of life together with world leaders converged at FNB Stadium in Soweto to pay homage to fallen Africa’s greatest statesman, Nelson Mandela.FULL STORY >>

Africans in Lowell to Honor Mandela this Friday Dec 13

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The African community in Lowell will hold a celebration for the life of the late  legendary African freedom fighter and Anti-Apartheid revolutionary,  Nelson Mandela .The ceremony will take place at the Lowell Public Charter School located on 206 Jackson St this Friday from 5pm to 7pm. MORE HERE >>


Over $25,000 raised in aide of ailing mother of Kenyan in Boston

Responding to the news story on the family’s predicament, several hundred Kenyans and friends braving the cold, windy weather and turned out for the charitable gesture to a family going through a difficult patch.FULL STORY >>


Yancey's Anti-Apartheid Legislation drew Nelson Mandela to Boston


Boston City Councillor Charles C. Yancey, following last Thursday’s death of South Africa’s Nelson Mandela, recalled the City of Boston’s innovative, anti-apartheid legislation that attracted Mandela to Boston after he was released from prison in 1990.
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Nelson Mandela 1932-2013: South Africa prepares it's goodbye

How do you bury a man whose life has had a profound impact on just about every world leader, sports hero, politician, college student, professor and Hollywood star? How do you capture the impact that life has had in a ceremony?
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Obama to give speech at Nelson Mandela memorial

US President Barack Obama is to give a speech at Tuesday's memorial service in South Africa for anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela, an official traveling with Obama said.FULL STORY >>

Woman attacks tout seducing her daughter in matatu
Passengers aboard a matatu in Nyeri town, got a rare treat of entertainment when an elderly woman whacked a tout for attempting to seduce her daughter in her (the mother) presence. FULL STORY >>

Global leaders celebrate life and times of Nelson Mandela

Flags in the country will fly at half-mast after President Kenyatta announced three days of mourning in honour of former South African President Nelson Mandela, who died on Thursday night aged 95.FULL STORY >>


Kenyan President declares 3 days of mourning Mandela
President Uhuru Kenyatta has declared three days of mourning following the death of former South African President Nelson Mandela.FULL STORY >>


Anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela dies aged 95

Nelson Mandela, the revered icon of the anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa and one of the towering political figures of the 20th century, has died aged 95. FULL STORY >>

Obama’s uncle can stay in US, Judge says

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A federal immigration judge ruled Tuesday that President Obama’s uncle can remain in the United States, sparing him deportation to his native Kenya in a case that riveted attention on the elderly man who had lived under the radar in this country for 50 years. For most of that time, he was here illegally.FULL STORY >>

Hola: Boehner prepares to push amnesty bill through House
House Speaker John A. Boehner announced Tuesday that he has hired a longtime advocate of legalizing illegal immigrants to be an adviser, signaling that the Republican is still intent on trying to pass an immigration bill during this congressional session.
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The Central African Republic and Africa's impotence

Where are Africa's leaders today?
Three years ago, NATO defied the will of Africa and launched an invasion of Libya that destroyed the country and reduced it to a patchwork of militia-controlled enclaves today.FULL STORY >>

Western world using ICC to undermine Africa, says Uganda President Yoweri Museveni
Uganda President Yoweri Museveni claims western countries are using the two Kenyan cases at the International Criminal Court in The Hague, to undermine Africa’s sovereignty.FULL STORY >>


Kibera residents protest over title deeds
Angry Kibera residents in Kenya held protests on Tuesday following reports that title deeds would be issued in the area.
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Canada gives Kenyan scientist $100,000 research grant

A post-doctoral researcher at Kemri-Wellcome Trust Research Programme (KWTP), Kilifi has won ‘Stars in Global Health’ grant award.FULL STORY >>


To Heaven and back, CNN to air program

In a development reminiscent of a recent Kenyan woman in Lowell who reported to have been mysteriously taken to heaven and hell then back to earth with a message to all, an almost similar experience by 3 Americans will be aired tonight on CNN.READ MORE


Tension thaws as EAC states give nod to single currency

Relations between Kenya and Tanzania, which had grown cold in past weeks, appeared to be thawing Saturday after the Presidents of the two countries met in Kampala, where an agreement to have a single East African currency was endorsed.FULL STORY >>

Obama envoy backs deal on Uhuru case

The US has welcomed a decision by ICC member states allowing Kenya’s leaders to skip part of their trial at The Hague.
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Four EAC presidents to attend ground-breaking ceremony
Four heads of state from the East Africa Community converge in Changamwe, Mombasa today to preside over the ground-breaking ceremony for the standard gauge railway line whose construction is expected to cost Sh1.2 trillion.FULL STORY >>

President's media bill more offensive
President Uhuru Kenyatta’s proposed version of the Kenya Information and Communication (Amendment) Bill 2013 is far more offensive than the one passed by Parliament.FULL STORY >>

Kenyan MPs welcome Bill on national heroes

MPs have welcomed the introduction of the Kenya Heroes Bill, which provides for the identification and recognition of the people who deserve to be regarded as national heroes.FULL STORY

Gina Din- Kariuki named one of the 100 Most Influential Africans by New African Magazine
Kenya’s Gina Din-Kariuki, a pan-African public relations practitioner has been named one of the 100 most influential Africans in the latest edition of New African Magazine.FULL STORY >>


Sin has camped in the church
It used to be that when one wanted to see proper sin, one headed to a bar, a brothel, or one of the other dens of iniquity that litter the city like so many pebbles on a riverbed.FULL STORY >>


Somali farmers find a new home in Maine
When a persistent infection put farmer Batula Ismail in and out of the hospital this summer, her rows of carrots became consumed with weeds. In another town, her plot might have stayed that way. But Ismail farms collectively with more than a dozen recent Somali Bantu immigrants in Lewiston, Maine.FULL STORY >>


Kenyan named among top investors in US

A Kenyan entrepreneur has been named among the top ten most successful businessmen in Georgia. US.FULL STORY >>

Respect Uhuru and Ruto, ICC judge tells prosecutor
The International Criminal Court Trial Chamber V(a) has warned the Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) against referring to President Uhuru Kenyatta simply as ‘Kenyatta’.FULL STORY >>
 

Kenyan couple in US in critical condition after suspected suicide attempt

A Kenyan couple is admitted in a US hospital following what the police are calling a “suspected case of attempted murder suicide.” FULL STORY >>

JFK's civil rights legacy-50 years of myth and fact

There’s been as much myth as fact regarding John F. Kennedy’s civil rights legacy in the more than fifty years before, during and especially after his assassination on November 22, 1963.FULL STORY >>

Preacher, translator fight over offering
As the economy of Kenya continues to bite, many people are struggling to come up with ways of earning a living, leading to some crazy innovations.FULL STORY >>

Eve woman: 9 types of women that men do not want to marry

If you are trying to find the perfect man and get married, you need to know about the things you might be doing wrong and you need to be smart about your dating.READ MORE >>

AU to push for Rome Statute amendments, says Amina
African Union (AU) is headed for the assembly of State Parties of the Rome Statute meeting later in the month to present its position on the Kenyan ICC cases after UNSC snubbed its deferral request.
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Uhuru Kenyatta's bid to stop ICC trials fails at the UN

The UN Security Council Friday rejected a resolution to defer the International Criminal Court cases involving President Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto.
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Nigeria edge Ethiopia 2-0 to reach 2014 World Cup

Continental champions Nigeria became the first African side to qualify for the 2014 World Cup after beating Ethiopia 2-0 in Calabar on Saturday.Goals from Victor Moses and Victor Obinna sealed a comfortable victory and a 4-1 aggregate win.FULL STORY >>


Corruption the Killer of Jobs in East Africa

I would like you to imagine a brand new retail start-up somewhere in East Africa. Its founders were young visionaries and were prepared to create 10 good jobs as a start. Their prospects were promising in their branding, price, and products strategies and they were prepared to make the start-up a midsize company and create 10,000 jobs.READ MORE >>


Kenyan woman in top 10 for prestigious CNN Hero award

Kenyans and other well wishers around the world have until this Sunday to vote for a Kenyan woman who has been named one of the top 10 contenders for the prestigious 2013 CNN Hero of the Year Award.
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Kenyan MP claims Media has destroyed families and careers

Rarieda MP Nicholas Gumbo went against the grain of many colleagues on the floor the House and sensationally claimed the media in Kenya has destroyed families, businesses and lacked patriotism.FULL STORY >>

Rudisha worried by increasing doping cases
Olympic 800m champion David Rudisha is concerned by the rise of doping cases in the country.Rudisha, who is recovering from a knee injury, which he sustained in training in New York in June, said it was wrong for the world to group all Kenyan athletes as cheats.FULL STORY >>


Kenyan Athletes risks ban from Olympic games
Kenya and Jamaica risk being banned from futureOlympic Games if their drugs testing programmes fail to come up to scratch, International Olympic Committee chief Thomas Bach has warned.FULL STORY >>>>


Immigration Reform News: Advocates Say Bill Isn't Dead 'Until We Say So'

With various polls showing a pathway to citizenship more popular than the GOP’s favorability rating, immigration reform advocates say the will keep working lives on while the wheels of Congress stall on the issue.FULL STORY >>


Churches preaching money leaving matatu and bars to teach morality
Tucked away on a gentle slope a few metres from the main road into Ngong Town, is Karinyo Rock Garden. You might call it the recreational wing of the Men for the Equality of Men and Women offices, which retired Presbyterian minister Timothy Njoya says restored his body to that of a man in his 40s.FULL STORY >>


Boston Mayor-elect introduces transition team co-chairs
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Mayor-elect Marty Walsh made the first in a series of announcements about the transition between the Menino and Walsh Administrations. Mayor-elect Walsh’s transition team co-chairs will include: Felix Arroyo, John Barros, Katherine Craven, Joyce Linehan, Charlotte Golar Richie, and Sam Tyler. FULL STORY >>

Preach Michelle: 5 things we want to hear from the First Lady

In less than three months, President Barack Obama will celebrate the anniversary of being sworn in for his second term as president. Although many conservatives are looking ahead with anticipation to the end of his final term in office,...FULL STORY >>

New York Times supports ICC cases against Kenyatta, Ruto

Charges of racism against the International Criminal Court are "specious," the New York Times declared in an editorial on Sunday.FULL STORY >>

A tale of two Uganda kings who hold big sway in Kenya

Sometimes towards the March 4 elections, a Ugandan cultural king was implored to intervene and strike a truce between two senior political leaders who were at loggerheads in Western Kenya.FULL STORY >>

Kenya lures British, Greece tourists
After doing several reassurance events for the tourism sector locally after the Westgate attack, Cabinet Secretary for East Africa affairs, Commerce and tourism, Phyllis Kandie, took the charm offensive to the United Kingdom and Greece this past week.
FULL STORY

Victorino’s Red Sox shirt a big attraction at benefit auction for Kenyan kids, $16,000 raised

Shane Victorino, the Red Sox player who recently hit a seventh inning grand slam that gave Boston Red Sox a 5-2 win against Detroit Tigers to help send them into the World Series vs the St. Louis Cardinals may not realize it, but his autographed jersey was a key highlight in last week’s silent auction ... FULL STORY >>

Marty Walsh beats John Connolly to become Boston's next mayor

State Rep. Marty Walsh defeated City Councilor John Connolly on Tuesday to become the next mayor of Boston, winning the coveted job to replace 20-year Boston Mayor Thomas Menino.FULL STORY

Higher Ed. not paying off for black men in the job market
Although more black men have graduated from high school and college, their educational achievements have not increased their access to good-paying jobs with health and retirement benefits, according to a report issued by the Washington, D.C.-based Center for Economic and Policy Research.FULL STORY >>


Huge opportunities for Kenyan Diaspora at the Smithsonian Festival, says Kenyan Cabinet Secretary during visit to U.S

For the first time her history, Kenya’s culture will be the main spotlight feature at the Smithsonian Festival that will take place at the National Mall in Washington DC in late June, 2014. With over 360 participants coming from Kenya to take part in the display of culture, Kenyans in Diaspora have been urged to take advantage of the over a million guests who usually  attend the festival each year to market their culture as well as promote their business ventures.FULL STORY >>


Kenyan MPs visit US State Governments, treated to goat meat feast in Boston

Following the close similarity between the new Kenyan and US constitutions, the Kenyan parliament has dispatched four MPs to the US to familiarize with the American system of legislation.
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Geoffrey Mutai, Priscah Jeptoo win New York Marathon titles

Kenyans Geoffrey Mutai and Priscah Jeptoo won New York City Marathon titles Sunday as elite runners returned to the Big Apple a year after Hurricane Sandy wiped out the race and seven months after the Boston Marathon bombings.
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Prophets of boom?

A President from an East African nation will soon be kidnapped by terrorists, renowned Nigerian televangelist TB Joshua has prophesied.FULL STORY >>

Lupita Nyong'os citizenship finally confirmed
Fans and haters alike have grappled with one question: is Lupita Nyong’o Kenyan or Mexican?
However, an answer to the puzzle has finally come from her father, the good professor, ending the speculation.
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Press freedom in peril after Kenyan MPs approve new Bill

Parliament Thursday hastily voted to place the free media under a politically appointed tribunal and imposed harsh penalties against journalists under the most repressive press law in Kenya’s history.FULL STORY >>

President Uhuru Kenyatta’s ICC trial pushed to February 2014
President Uhuru Kenyatta will now stand trial at the ICC in February 2014 if Kenya’s petition to the United Nations Security Council seeking a deferral of proceedings for a year fails. On Thursday, International Criminal Court judges postponed the start of the president’s trial to February 5 following an agreement by the defence and prosecution.FULL STORY >>

Human rights body opposses deferral of Kenya ICC cases
A New York-based international human rights organisation has criticised President Uhuru Kenyatta for seeking the deferral of the charges facing him at the International Criminal Court (ICC).FULL STORY >>


Kenyan Cabinet Secretary Visits Boston, urges Diaspora to take part in Smithsonian Festival in D.C

Led by Cabinet Secretary for Sports, Arts and Culture Dr. Hassan Warrio, a team of high ranking Kenyan government officials urged Kenyans in the Diaspora to take advantage of huge business opportunities that will open up at the upcoming Smithsonian Folklife festival   in the summer of 2014, where Kenyan culture will be a spotlight feature.FULL STORY >>


Deya charged with rape in London court
United Kingdom-based Kenyan televangelist Gilbert Deya has been charged in a London court with a string of sex related offences.
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Deputy President wants EAC members allocated land at Mombasa Port
Kenya will allocate land to some East Africa Community (EAC) members at the port of Mombasa to foster trade and investment in the region, Deputy President William Ruto has said. FULL STORY

EA region Heads of State launch Single Custom Territory

Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan and Rwanda Monday jointly launched a Single Custom Territory to boost business  among the partner States.FULL STORY >>

When poverty quietly morphs into catastrophe

In the face of severe food shortages and with no relief aid, the elderly like Zeinab Wambui, from lower Mukurweini, Central Kenya, are facing very tough times.
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Could immigration reform save the GOP?

The Republican Party emerged from the partial government shutdown with record low approval ratings. Now, some analysts say the key to their survival could be their leadership on immigration reform. The strategy House Republicans decide to take on this issue could determine their viability in the next election. FULL STORY >>

Divisions and mistrust robbing us of opportunities, say Kenyans in Boston

Despite reaching a critical mass in the region, widespread divisions caused by rampant mistrust and unhealthy rivalry are robbing the Kenyan community in Boston of opportunities to advance significantly in America, relegating the entire community into small, disjointed groups struggling to outdo and misinform each other at every turn.FULL STORY >>


Raila calls for Africa unity
Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga has called on Africa’s leaders to put greater emphasis on a continental unity that promotes respect for human rights and dignity, economic prosperity, national unity and homeland security.FULL STORY >>


Kenyan Govt cautions public applying for US Green Card
The Kenyan government is warning the public that applying for a US Green Card Lottery is not a guarantee to winning it.FULL STORY >>

Kenyan editors condemn intimidation of journalists

The Kenya Editors' Guild has expressed shocked and dismay followings threats directed against the media from the Inspector-General of Police David Kimaiyo in relation to the coverage of the Westgate terrorist attack.FULL STORY >>


Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong’o bags her first Hollywood award
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Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong’o bagged her first award on Monday night at the 17th Hollywood Film Awards held at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles California.FULL STORY


Hollywood film starring Kenyan actress opens strong

Hollywood film “12 years a slave” featuring Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong’o opened last Friday to a strong performance in limited cities across the US.FULL STORY >>

Hollywood finally catches up with history
Steve McQueen's masterful 12 Years a Slave has already changed history in two major ways: It is the first Hollywood-backed movie on slavery directed by a black filmmaker, and based on Solomon Northup's 1853 oral account, it is the first film ever based on an actual slave narrative.FULL STORY >>

Anglican Church meets to discuss divisive homosexual unions issue
The global convention of conservative Anglicans from 40 countries at the Global Anglican Future Conference (Gafcon), currently meeting in Nairobi have maintained their opposition to homosexuality.FULL STORY

ICC:Uhuru’s tough talk on 'imperialism'

UhuruPresident Kenyatta used Mashujaa Day celebrations in Nairobi to hit out strongly at Western nations over the Internationa Criminal Court  indictments.FULL STORY >>  

Ruto dismisses ICC cases as fabrications in Brussels fete
International Criminal Court  ( ICC) cases against Kenyan leaders dominated discussions in Brussels, Belgium, where Deputy President William Ruto led celebrations by Kenyans in the diaspora marking Mashujaa Day. FULL STORY >>


ICC, Westgate attacks, Diaspora Shujaas to feature during Mashujaa Day in Boston

Recent Westgate mall attacks, current ICC trial proceedings as well as rising cases of prostate cancer that has been found to affect males of African descent at a faster rate than males from other races are among the main issues to be addressed during this year’s Mashujaa (Heroes) day celebration in Boston.FULL STORY >>


How world politics, funding shape the operations of ICC
A great deal of criticism is being directed at the International Criminal Court by Africans.FULL STORY

Uganda on alert over fears of Westgate-style attack
Ugandan police issued a security alert on Friday amid warnings of a possible attack similar to the bloody assault by Somalia's Al-Shabaab fighters in Kenya's Westgate mall last month.FULL STORY >>

US pastor TD Jakes apologises over Kenya comments

American mega-pastor Bishop TD Jakes has apologised for remarks he made at his church in Dallas, Texas on Sunday which rubbed off some Kenyans the wrong way.FULL STORY >>

Worcester City to hold Kenyan flag raising and cultural day, says mayor as he condemns terrorist attacks

The city of Worcester in Massachusetts will host a flag raising ceremony soon and a festival in the summer of next year in tribute to the contributions made by the large community of Kenyan nationals living there.FULL STORY >>

More men falling to prostate cancer, but few go for check-ups

A significant number of people who are at great risk of cancer remain largely unaware of this fact and how to save themselves from its cruel grip.FULL STORY >>



Bensouda dismisses Kenya UN appeal to end Uhuru, Ruto cases
The Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court told the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday that Kenya had made “unfounded and incorrect” claims in urging it to end the cases facing President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto.
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Court cannot effect arrest warrant, Journalist Walter Barasa says
Journalist Walter Barasa has challenged the legality and procedure on which extradition proceedings against him were effected.FULL STORY >>

Somali Imam in Minnesotta declares war on Al-Shabbab

Last month, when news broke about the deadly attack on a Kenya mall by Somalia’s al-Shabab group, one place in the United States braced itself for media attention: Minnesota.FULL STORY >>

President Kenyatta's stinging attack on ICC and Europe


President Uhuru Kenyatta on Saturday launched a scathing attack on the International Criminal Court and Western powers saying they had teamed up to humiliate African leaders, exactly one month before the start of his trial.FULL STORY >>

Kenya's Dennis Kimetto wins Chicago Marathon

Dennis Kimetto of Kenya broke the course record Sunday in capturing the Chicago Marathon, and compatriot Rita Jeptoo was the women's winner in the first major marathon in the United States since the Boston bombings.FULL STORY >>

Kenya's Stephen Sambu and Ken Smith of New Zealand win 100K each at Boston half marathon
2013 Boston Marathon champion Lelisa Desisa (ETH) and Kim Smith (NZL) won the 13th B.A.A. Half Marathon, presented by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund, under sunny skies in Boston’s Franklin Park. FULL STORY >>  

Kenyans, Worcester mayor set for Westgate attack vigil
The Kenyan community and friends are geared to hold a candlelit vigil at the Worcester City Hall Common tomorrow Saturday October 12 for the recent Westgate mall terror attack with Worcester mayor, Joseph M Petty scheduled to attend.The vigil will kick off at 5pm at the venue located behind Worcester city hall on 415 main Street, Worcester, MA.FULL STORY


Bishop Lai commissions new church in Boston

The International Eagle Christians Ministries church based in Dracut, near Boston has now joined the Jesus Celebration Center (JCC) based in Mombasa Kenya led by renowned Bishop Dr. Wilfred Lai.The new affiliation was announced during the commissioning of Pastor Anthony Wanjohi, founder of the Eagle Christian Ministries to serve under the leadership of the bishop.VIDEO & FULL STORY >>


Pastor Wairimu seeks divorce
A Nairobi gospel artiste known for the hit Pambazuka na Yesu wants to divorce her bishop husband.FULL STORY >>

Raila Odinga, CORD governors head to US


Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga will on Friday lead Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD governors on a second tour to the United States.FULL STORY >>

Kenya's role in Somalia questioned in US Senate
A US government official and two think-tank analysts raised questions on Tuesday about Kenya's role in Somalia in comments to the US Senate.
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In wake of shutdown, it's not immigration that needs resuscitating, it's the GOP

Conservative journalist Byron York of the Washington Examiner has an interesting piece entitled, “How 30 House Republicans are forcing the Obamacare fight.” In it, he states: FULL STORY >>

Africa isn't rising, say ordinary Africans
African leaders, foreign investors and formal indicators of economic growth may say that "Africa is rising" - but most ordinary Africans don't agree.FULL STORY >>


Three women among top 55 African billionaires
Three women are among the 55 richest people in Africa, according to Ventures magazine.FULL STORY >>

2.1 million Kenyan men abused by women: Report

At least 2.1 million men are abused daily by women in Kenya, according to a new report by Maendeleo ya Wanaume (Mawa). FULL STORY

Government shutdown harder on black workers
Although the shutdown of the federal government that began Tuesday is affecting all Americans, a disproportionate portion of the 800,000 furloughed federal workers are African Americans, according to the U.S.Office of Personnel Management.FULL STORY >>


ICC: Second witness in Ruto case testifies in public

The second prosecution witness against Deputy President William Ruto and Radio Journalist Joshua Sang on Monday testified in public.FULL STORY >>

Mass Gov. Deval Patrick decries Westgate attack, missed opportunities in Africa


4 killed in Mombasa after cleric's shooting

Militant supporters of slain Muslim cleric Sheikh Ibrahim Ismail battled police in the neighbourhoods of Majengo and Kisauni for hours, protesting his Thursday killing by unknown gunmen in a drive-by shooting.FULL STORY >>


Patriotism runs high as Kenyans unite to hold another Westgate mall attack vigil in Lowell


Kenyans in the city of Lowell near Boston added to the growing list of Diaspora citizens holding vigils to denounce the Westgate mall attack when patriotic men, women and children gathered at the Shed Park on Sunday to denounce the cowardly act. FULL STORY >>


Undocumented parents of U.S born children wary of Obamacare

R. Ng and his wife, both from the Philippines, have overstayed their visas since 2003.They have a nine-year-old son who is a U.S-born citizen.
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Different faiths join hands in prayer for Westgate terror
Kenya’s strength in diversity was displayed Tuesday as members of different faiths broke the barriers of their doctrines and accommodated creeds of other religious groups as they mourned victims of the Westgate Mall terror attack.FULL STORY >>

Archbishop David Gitari passes on
The death of retired Anglican Archbishop David Mukuba Gitari on Monday marked the beginning of the end of an era of a bold generation of Church leaders, whose brave activism helped usher in what has been dubbed Kenya’s second liberation.
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Kenyans in Boston organize another vigil and Mashujaa Day benefit concert for Westgate mall victims


In the continuing response to the Westgate mall attack in Kenya, Kenyans in Boston have organized another vigil and a benefit concert in aid of the victims to take place on Mashujaa day, Sunday October 20, also in Lowell. FULL STORY >>


Outrage over ICC call for Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto's  replacement
Leaders in the Rift Valley and Mt Kenya have reacted angrily at the International Criminal Court (ICC) for suggesting that Deputy President William Ruto be replaced during the time he is on trial.FULL STORY >>

Wanted woman killed in Westgate attack, say UK papers
British newspapers are claiming that a white woman killed in the security forces seizure of the Westlands mall maybe Samantha Lewthwaite — also known as the ‘‘white widow’’ — and she may have led the terrorist attack on the shopping mall in Westlands.FULL STORY >>

Harvard Students Mourn Westgate Mall Attack Victims

As the Westgate mall attacks entered it’s third day with terrorists killing 68, injuring close to 200 and taking hostage of an unknown number of Kenyans and foreigners, dozens of Kenyan students and friends at Harvard University staged a vigil and a prayer session Monday nigh... FULL STORY >>

Blame game over Westgate attack
Rivalry among security agencies and lack of clear command lines badly affected the response to the terrorist attack on the Westgate Mall, the Nation has established.FULL STORY >>

Nyachae cheated death in the Westgate Mall terror attack
On the fateful day when the attackers stormed the building killing over 60 people, Kenya's Constitutional Implementation Commission Chairman Charles Nyachae was supposed to visit the mall in the afternoon for a hair cut before his journey to Boston, USA.
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Mystery of 71 missing persons as Nairobi’s Westgate Mall siege ends

Forensic investigators sifted through the rubble at the Westgate Mall as questions lingered about the fate of dozens reported missing at the end of the deadly four-day siege.
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Kenyan blogger praised for coverage of Westgate Mall attacks
Over the course of the Westgate mall attack and subsequent hostage situation, Kenyan blogger Robert Alai has utilized Twitter and Facebook to deliver live coverage to over 100,000 people.
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Westgate siege over- Uhuru Kenyatta

Kenya's President Kenyatta has said the four-day siege at the Westgate Mall in Nairobi is over.MORE >>

Bishop Lai condemns terrorist act as Kenyans in USA hold vigil prayers

Close to 160 Kenyans in Boston led by visiting televangelist, Bishop Dr. Wilfred Lai held hands in a solidarity prayer last night for 62 Kenyans killed, over 175 injured and many more held hostage by terrorists back home at the besieged Westgate Mall in Nairobi. FULL STORY >>


3 KDF soldiers killed in Westgate attack
Three Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) soldiers were killed and eight other injured in the Westgate shopping mall attack.
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KDF continue to secure Westgate Mall
Kenya Defense Forces continued to secure Westgate Mall as rescue operations after the siege entered its fourth day Tuesday.
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Kenyan immigrants stage protest at Londonderry church

Allegations of sexual misconduct and racial tension are at the root of an ongoing strife between a Massachusetts-based Kenyan congregation and the Londonderry-based Presbytery of Northern New England (PNNE). FULL STORY


You came here for a divine mission, Bishop Lai tell Kenyans in USA

Radical Kenyan evangelist, Bishop Dr.Wilfred Lai said that Kenyans and Africans who voluntarily came to America are here for a higher purpose other than doing “double doubles”. .FULL STORY >>


22 feared dead in Nairobi 's Westgate Shopping Mall terror attack

At least 22 people are feared to have died and 50 injured at the Westgate Shopping Mall terror attack Westlands, Nairobi.
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As Bishop Lai returns to Boston, the Kenyan church still not in great shape

4 years after delivering two controversial sermons at the St. Stephens church in Lowell and the Radisson Hotel in Chelmsford back in the fall of 2009 where he castigated pastors of Kenyan community churches for lowering their moral standards, renowned Kenyan evangelist, Bishop Dr. Wilfred Lai is back in Boston for another round of evangelism.FULL STORY >>


City priests are sex pests, nun says
Nairobi convents have been turned into a house of sexual immorality, a nun has revealed.FULL STORY >>

ICC witness names 'arson bosss'

The attack on Kiambaa Church in which an estimated 35 people were burnt to death was led by a local Orange Democratic Movement leader, the International Criminal Court was told Tuesday.
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Truck mechanic tells of how Kiambaa church was set ablaze


Middle-aged Mombasa resident Salim Abdalla Mohammed Wednesday claimed he saw the Kiambaa church burn.He heard voices of those trapped inside grow loud, become faint, then silent. They were choked by smoke and later burnt to death.FULL STORY >>

Teary witness recounts Kiambaa Church attack

Behind the cover of the curtains, the first prosecution witness in the post-election violence case against Deputy President William Ruto took her seat at the International Criminal Court (ICC).FULL STORY

Uhuru Kenyatta US trip raises power vacuum query

President Kenyatta may be forced to skip a world leaders meeting in New York, scheduled to begin on Sunday, to avoid a possible “power vacuum.” FULL STORY >>


Stunning success as African movie premieres in Boston

About 300 excited movie fans thronged the showcase cinema in Woburn near Boston on Saturday for the premiere of Faces of Love, an all-African movie by a popular African business woman based in Lowell, forcing management to halt any further sales of tickets at the door.FULL STORY


More Than 100 Women Arrested at Capitol Immigration Reform Protest


U.S. Capitol Police arrested more than 100 people Thursday after a group of female demonstrators participating in an immigration reform rally locked arms and blocked an intersection in downtown Washington, D.C.
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Tanzania expels over 25,000 Burundians in a month
Bujumbura - At least 25,000 Burundian refugees living in Tanzania have been forcibly repatriated over the past month, a UN official said Thursday, describing a "dramatic" humanitarian situation.
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ICC forced to adjourn over witnesses hitch

The trial of Kenya's deputy President William Ruto and radio journalist Joshua Sang at The Hague-based court will take a brief break after Wednesday’s session.
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Bensouda accuses William Ruto of fronting poll violence

Kenya's deputy President William Ruto is a powerful politician who assembled and coordinated a network of criminals to commit serious crimes during the post election violence, the prosecution said Wednesday.FULL STORY >>

Ugandans are happier than Kenyans, World Happiness Report states

Kenyans have been sulking more than Ugandans over the last three years, a new report indicates.FULL STORY >>

Italy’s immigration debate turns racist, sexist and personal

Cecile Kyenge is a strong woman. She has to be. As Italy’s first black cabinet minister, she has had to endure a string of repeated racist, sexist and sexually violent insults, and she has answered them with a calm that has only made her critics bolder.FULL STORY >>

Walkout as MPs vote to withdraw Kenya from Rome Statute

Parliament voted to sanction Kenya’s withdrawal from the International Criminal Court (ICC) during an emergency session marred by a walkout by opposition MPs. FULL STORY >>

Immigration Bill Knot: 'Special' Citizenship Path


As Congress wrestles with immigration legislation, a central question is whether the 11 million immigrants already in the United States illegally should get a path to citizenship.FULL STORY >>

Kenyan actress stirs Hollywood buzz
Kenyan actress Lupita Nyongo is receiving rave reviews for her role in the movie 12 Years a slave after the film’s worldwide premiere at theGalaxy Theaters in the Tulleride Film Festival in Colorado on Friday night.FULL STORY >>

Speakers set to recall Kenya Parliament over Hague


The Kenyan Parliament is set for an early reopening this week to discuss the International Criminal Court cases against President Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto.FULL STORY >>

Singer Emmy Kosgei weds Nigerian pastor
Renowned gospel musician Emmy Kosgei Saturday tied the knot with Nigerian preacher Anselm Madubuko at a lavish wedding in Nairobi.FULL STORY >>

Foreign firms in Zimbabwe forced to cede 51 pc stake
Zimbabwe has given about 100 foreign companies a 14 day ultimatum to comply with its empowerment laws that force the firmed to cede 51 per cent of their stakes to locals.FULL STORY >>


Pioneer Kenyan Diaspora gospel singer releases new CD

Grace Shiko Katanga, the first Kenyan in the Boston region to record a gospel CD here in the Diaspora freely shed tears as she poured her heart out in an emotional performance while thanking God for battles she has overcome in a tough journey as a student, gospel musician, mother and wife, all culminating in the release a new CD titled Adonai. FULL STORY


Kenyan rated among 35 top innovators globally


A Kenyan has been recognised among 35 leading innovators by the globally renowned technology magazine, MIT Technology Review.FULL STORY >>

 


Uhuru orders probe into land given to the powerful

The Kenyan government will investigate how influential people allocated themselves large chunks of land at the Coast.
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Only ID card needed to travel to Uganda, Rwanda after new pact

President Uhuru Kenyatta has signed a pact with Uganda and Rwanda to remove travel barriers among the three countries in efforts to make it easier for entrepreneurs to operate across borders. FULL STORY

Kikwete asks Museveni to tell Kagame to cool off

The Tanzanian government has reached out to President Museveni to help mediate in its simmering row with Rwanda.FULL STORY >>

50 years later, civil rights leaders face bigger challenges

The 50th anniversary of the monumental 1963 March on Washington was accompanied by a wave of commemorative events that tried hard to recapture the energy and the spirit of the 1963 March.This was a tall order.
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New Obama Immigration Policy Goes Easier on Parents


Federal immigration agents will be able to give greater leniency to parents who get caught up in the immigration system, according to an Obama administration policy directive released on Friday. FULL STORY >>

20 Kenyans land on Interpol’s most-wanted list
The International Criminal PoliceOrganisation, or Interpol, has posted information on 20 Kenyans wanted for crimes committed locally and in foreign countries.FULL STORY >>

Kenyans abroad to apply for IDs, passports online
Kenyans abroad will now be able to apply and get government services online from their current locations through an interactive web portal soon to be launched.FULL STORY >>

ICC rejects Ruto, Joshua Sang request to sit in Kenya, Tanzania
The International Criminal Court ( ICC) judges on decided the trial against William Ruto and Joshua Sang will take place at the seat of the Court in The Hague, Netherlands and not in Kenya or, Arusha, Tanzania as requested by joint defence teams of the accused.FULL STORY >>

University of Nairobi remains ‘Kenya’s gold standard’

University of Nairobi (UoN) Vice Chancellor George Magoha has dismissed speculations that the institution has been toppled as the premier university in Kenya.
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East African Gospel Duo Amaze fans in Chelsea

Two top Dar-Es- Salaam based gospel musicians, Upendo  Kilahiro and Christina Shusho thoroughly refreshed guests with great  Swahili tunes  at  in a live band concert Sunday evening hosted by the  International Gospel Church in Chelsea.FULL STORY >>

Why Uhuru’s New York visit will be watched keenly

In the next three weeks, even before President Uhuru Kenyatta recovers from his Chinese trip jetlag, all eyes will be on him once again as he makes his maiden cross-Atlantic voyage to the United States – his first such trip since becoming Kenya’s president.FULL STORY >>

Calls for unity as Kenyans mark Jomo Kenyatta's anniversary
Kenyans Thursday celebrated the life and times of founding President Jomo Kenyatta with calls for unity in his honour.FULL STORY >>


Kenyan cannibal Alexander Kinyua pleads guilty in US court

A Kenyan man who had been charged with killing a Ghanaian housemate and eating his heart and brains has pleaded guilty in a US court.
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Government of Kenya splashes out Sh12 million on IAAF medallists
World marathon champion Edna Kiplagat led a section of Kenyan athletes who featured in the just concluded World Athletics Championships that arrived home Monday evening from Moscow.FULL STORY >>

Odembo revelations spark debate
A revelation by Kenya’s former envoy to the US that there are at least 200,000 Kenyans in the United States illegally has sparked off a heated debate.
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Envoys recalled as Kenya begins to restructure foreign missions


The Jubilee government in Kenya has recalled a number of ambassadors serving in foreign missions as it starts reconstituting a new team.FULL STORY >>

At least 200,000 Kenyans in the US illegally, risk repatriation-former envoy

More than 200,000 Kenyans could be living in the United States of America without valid documents and are at risk of being repatriated soon.
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RNC Calls for Immigration Reform, but No Pathway to Citizenship

The Republican National Committee passed a resolution Friday calling on President Obama and Congress to pass immigration reform legislation before the end of the year, but it did not include a pathway to citizenship for any of the 11 million undocumented immigrants in this country, unlike the bipartisan legislation passed by the Senate in June.FULL STORY >>

Kiprotich rescues Team Uganda with marathon gold in Moscow
Stephen Kiprotich won Uganda’s first medal at the ongoing World Athletics Championships after he destroyed a strong field in the men’s marathon in Moscow on Saturday afternoon.
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Boston's Irish Immigrants Push For Comprehensive Immigration Bill
In one of America’s most Irish cities, Boston’s undocumented Irish immigrants are advocating for Congress’ deliberation on a comprehensive immigration bill. FULL STORY >>

Alarm as email hacking spreads, Kenyan bishop, businesswoman hit hard

A widely travelled Kenyan clergyman currently on a US tour, Bishop Samuel Muya and a Kenyan travel ticket broker, Sicily Wamunyu are among many internet users hit had with internet fraud when their email accounts were compromised this week informing all their contact that the individuals are currently stuck in the Philippines, and that they needed someone to bail them on an urgent basis.FULL STORY >>

Kenyan charged in US for recruiting fighters for Syria Islamist force
A Kenyan man pleaded not guilty in a US court on Tuesday to charges that he sought to recruit fighters in Kenya to join an Islamist rebel group in Syria.FULL STORY >>


Is racism against Kenyans alive and well in the US

Every time the word racism is mentioned in the US, the picture that quickly comes to mind is that of a black African American man or woman being mistreated, discriminated against or profiled purely on the basis of their colour. And this is understandable, given the long, reprehensible history of slavery and subsequent discrimination and segregation targeting the black Americans whose only ‘crime’ is having the ‘wrong’ skin colour. FULL STORY >>


Kenya diaspora remittances down 9.4pc in June
Diaspora remittances to Kenya declined 9.4 per cent in June to Sh8.75 billion from Sh9.66 billion in May owing to a dip in inflows from North America, Kenya's biggest source of the dollar injections.FULL STORY >>

Ethiopia deploys security to Turkana
Ethiopian security forces have moved into Lake Turkana following attacks blamed on its Merille clan members.FULL STORY >>

Questions Surround Hanging of Kenyan Man in Jersey City

A park visitor enjoying her daily walk outdoors got more than she bargained for in Jersey City’s Lafayette Park. Besides for a relaxing day enjoying the peace and quiet of the park, she instead found the body of Jeffrey Kililibwa dangling from a tree.FULL STORY >>

Gunmen kill bride in Nairobi streets

A couple’s planned wedding was cut short Monday afternoon when gunmen killed the bride inside a shop they had gone to buy a ring in Corner House within Nairobi's Central Business District. FULL STORY >>

Stress blamed for deaths of Kenyans living in America
Kenyans living in the United States have been in the headlines lately, albeit for the wrong reasons.Barely a week passes without news of a Kenyan who has either been murdered, committed suicide or involved in the killing of a fellow Kenyan.FULL STORY >>

Immigration--What's love got to do with it?
As the Southern California harvest season came to a close in 1946, a young Mexican immigrant named Robert García paid tribute to the young women he had seen in the nearby town of Cucamonga: FULL STORY >

Are Kenyans a naturally hateful people?
Kenyans are excellent at dishing out advice, but terrible at taking it (much like Portia said in the Shakespearian play Merchant of Venice).
We know the best way to do anything under the sun, and if we don’t, we’ll fake it, and if no one buys it, we will Google it.FULL OPINION


Prodigal Son? Missing Kenyan teen resurfaces after 3 days in a New York Shelter
Warui

In a story that sounds more and more like the biblical prodigal son, a Kenyan teenager reported missing last week resurfaced on Monday after spending 3 nights in a shelter in New York City where he has apparently fled to escape the perceived tight conditions set by parents at home.FULL STORY


Republicans May Be Changing Minds on Immigration Reform

Members of Congress have been on recess for only a few days, but it already seems the time away from Washington means more support for a pathway to citizenship among some Republicans.FULL STORY

Obama calls Kenyan president in support over JKIA fire

President Barack Obama has offered US support following a major fire that led to the closure of Kenya's main airport.
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Was sabotage to blame for the JKIA fire disaster
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Investigators were on Wednesday examining the possibility of sabotage as they combed through the debris of a fire which destroyed the international arrivals terminal at Kenya’s largest airport.
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Kenyan man  fatally shot in Far North Dallas robbery


Police are looking for the public's assistance locating the two men involved in the robbery and slaying of a Kenyan man, Eliash Ogalla, Dallasnews.com reports. FULL STORY >>

Kenyan Diaspora soccer player beaten to death in Indiana, police search for suspects
A 21-year-old Kenyan man died last week from injuries inflicted in a beating by several assailants in the US city of Indianapolis.
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Mugabe wins Zimbabwe presidential poll

Eighty-nine year old Robert Mugabe was declared the run-away winner of Zimbabwe's controversial presidential election Saturday, extending his 33-year rule. MORE >>

Government returns Buganda Kingdom properties
As Buganda celebrates the 20th coronation anniversary of Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi, the government has agreed to return to the monarchy more properties it possessed decades ago.FULL STORY

Kenya eyes a share of Sh17bn private equity fund
Kenya will be among the key beneficiaries of an estimated Sh17 billion new private equity fund that will be launched in several African countries in the next 18 months.FULL STORY >>

As first Kenyan PhD holder, Kiano gave us a craving for educationA

Dr Julius Gikonyo Kiano, the first Kenyan to earn a PhD opened the floodgates for thousands of others to seek university education.
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President Kenyatta keen on envoy jobs- Foreign Ministry

President Kenyatta has promised to fill five ambassadorial positions amid fears over lack of representation in key missions abroad.
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Kenyan teen stuck in India for cancer treatment bills, seeks help from well wishers

Eric Njuguna, a 15 year old Kenyan and his  mother are currently held up in India for failure to pay mounting hospital bills for cancer treatment. Njuguna’s family and friends have  now come together to help raise funds  to help secure release of the young Kenyan, waging a  40 day global online campaign to raise about $80,000. For more information about Njuguna’s illness or to donate, click here >>


Kenyan Teen Goes Missing in Lowell, MA

A Kenyan family in Lowell  is living on the edge after their 18 year old son Victor Warui went missing since Monday night. According to Warui’s mother, it has been more than 48 hours since she saw her son FULL STORY

War after elections not a solution - Museveni
President Museveni has condemned war as a means of contesting election results.Addressing the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) summit in Nairobi yesterday..FULL STORY >>

Kenyan man in US kills mother-in-law, self

A Kenyan man shot dead his mother-in-law on Monday night before turning the gun on himself in Barrow County, Georgia.
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Raila Odinga claims Jubilee Government is taking Kenya back to dictatorship

Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga tore into the Jubilee government accusing the Uhuru Kenyatta-led administration of openly practicing leadership of regional isolation and discrimination.FULL STORY >>

UN report links Kenyan Parliament official to terrorist funding
A UN report has sensationally linked an official of the Kenyan Parliament to theAl Shabaab terrorist group, which has claimed responsibility for scores of deaths from grenade attacks in several parts of the country.FULL STORY >>

Kenyans in US not utilizing available resources for education, say top scholars


Many Kenyans in USA are toiling hard because they are not utilizing widely available educational resources like short lucrative courses, minority and women scholarships, as well as summer programs offered at many colleges and universities. Many are not even engaging their children seriously in the educational process that would unlock the vast American dream.FULL STORY >>

Mistakes you can't afford in a start-up partnership

The road to a business venture usually starts with an itch that won’t go away. From the idea comes a name, a station of work, and a start-up business. FULL STORY >>

Envoys recalled in purge on Kenyan embassies

The government has recalled eight ambassadors as it begins reorganising foreign missions abroad.Mr Elkana Odembo (Washington DC), Mr Simon Nabukwesi (Canada), Mr Mutinda Mutiso (Tanzania) and Ms Mishi Masika Mwatsahu (Islamabad) are affected by Monday’s return order. FULL STORY >>

EU envoy quits after attacking Museveni

The Head of the European Union Delegation in Uganda is leaving the country prematurely, weeks after his public criticism of President Museveni’s perceived succession plan stirred uproar, compelling government to summon him and seek an explanation.FULL STORY >>

Kenyan doctor emerges top in global contest

A Kenyan doctor is the winner of Young Scientist of the Year Award the IFOS 2013 Congress Scientific Secretariat held in Seoul, Korea.FULL STORY >>

Man flees naked after he was caught in the act with a goat
A man in Kenya was forced to flee naked after he was caught in the act with a neighbour’s goat in Timboywo village in Baringo County.FULL STORY >>

Omtatah: Group in Owallo case is mine
Police investigations on former Prime Minister Raila Odinga’s aide have taken a new twist after a city activist claimed ownership of a movement cited in the case.FULL STORY >>

CORD governors to attend Summit in US
Former Kenya’s Prime Minister, Raila Odinga is set to lead a powerful team of recently elected CORD governors to a Bi-National Kenyan Governors Summit to be held in Dallas, Texas later this week.FULL STORY >>

When racial profiling cuts both ways

The case of George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin has brought the topic of racial profiling to the front and center of our public discourse. Most often, the stories we tell and hear are those of black or brown people being confronted simply because of the way we look -- getting pulled over and being harassed by the police, or being followed by a worker inside a store.
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Blacks who stand their ground get imprisoned
The recent acquittal of neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman in the shooting death of 17-year-old unarmed Trayvon Martin has led to intense scrutiny of Florida’s ‘Stand Your Ground’ law, which hung over the Zimmerman trial along with similar “no retreat” self-defense laws, and their impact on people of color.FULL STORY >>

Why Uhuru, Ruto not taking Raila for granted

KENYA: The Jubilee Government appears to be getting jittery over recent moves by former Prime Minister Raila Odinga, who lost to President Uhuru Kenyatta in the last elections.READ MORE >>

Saudi princess arraigned on human trafficking of Kenyan woman in CA

Four Filipino domestic servants were found in the home of a Saudi Arabian princess, who is accused of human trafficking a Kenyan woman into the United States, according to authorities. FULL STORY >>

Immigration bill 2013: House ‘gang’ punts immigration bill again

Don’t expect the House immigration group to roll out its comprehensive reform bill this summer.The bipartisan coalition of seven lawmakers has essentially agreed to punt the release of its legislation until at least September, according to several sources close to the private discussions.FULL STORY >>


Ugandans stun Ghana 6-4 on penalties to clinch the 2013 African Health Cup in Boston


Hilarious saves during a post match penalty shootout by Eric Musisi, a little known Ugandan Diaspora community soccer team goalkeeper helped Uganda lift the 2013 African Health cup Saturday in Lowell, MA with Uganda beating Ghana 6-4 after a hard earned 2-2 draw on regular time.FULL STORY >>

Pregnant Ethiopian runner dies in Connecticut, baby survives

A pregnant former Olympic runner three weeks from her due date died after collapsing at a Connecticut restaurant on Monday, but doctors were able to save her baby.
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Draft marriage law splits leaders along gender lines

Kenyan MPs Tuesday reacted coldly to the Marriage Bill, which was introduced to the House for the first formal reading, promising a lively debate likely to divide Parliament along gender lines. FULL STORY

Men just can’t help staring at women
Ogling never hurt. Really. I say this because women, even without resorting to fake eyelashes and boobs or painting themselves, are deliciously good to look at.FULL STORY >>

Abuja direct flights to fuel trade and tourism- President Kenyatta
President Kenyatta has said Kenya Airways will soon start direct flights to Abuja, Nigeria in a bid to further tourism and trade.
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Odinga aide summoned over plot to destabilize Kenyatta’s government

Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga’s aide Eliud Owalo has been summoned bypolice over allegations of a plot to destabilise the government.FULL STORY >>

Kenyans to get passports in 5 days

It will now take only five days for one to be issued with a national passport, the government has announced.FULL STORY >>


How do i explain Martin verdict to my kids?


After the verdicts were read, my eight year old son had seen my anger and asked "why did Zimmerman kill Trayvon?" Thinking of all that I heard, read and saw through the three weeks of trial, I said to him “I don't know for sure, but I think because he is racist.”FULL STORY >>

Why the Zimmerman jury failed us
 America is racist at its core. I used to doubt this simplistic claim. Today I cannot. The murder of Trayvon Martin demands total, simple, honesty. A jury in Florida failed us. We have not seen a moral failure this grave since a similarly all-white jury in Simi Valley, Calif., in 1992 acquitted the four LAPD officers who beat Rodney King.
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Nelson Mandela's long goodbye has lessons for all of us


Nelson Mandela is dying.
Hard as it is to accept the fact, the world has to come to terms with it.FULL STORY >>

Ugandans in US split over Byanyima, Karuhanga
A controversy over the choice of a key-note speaker has polarised members of Uganda North America Association (UNAA) ahead of its planned convention in Dallas, USA next month.FULL STORY >>

Kenyan MPs plan China trip to buy chairs for their offices

Members of a parliamentary team plan to send a delegation on a window-shopping tour of China next month.FULL STORY >>

Addressing HIV/AIDS through Soccer

Soccer is a universal language for most Africans. “Combining a fun day of competitive soccer with increasing awareness about HIV and HIV testing is the goal of the African Health Cup,” said Augustus Woyah, Program Coordinator at the Africans for Improved Access (AFIA) and visionary for the annual African Health Cup (AHC) that will take place this Saturday (July 13th) at the Cawley Stadium in Lowell, MA. FULL STORY >>

GOP grapples with border security in immigration bill
Republicans in the House of Representatives say any immigration bill they pass must ensure that the nation's Southwest border with Mexico is secured before any process can begin for undocumented immigrants to apply for citizenship.FULL STORY >>

A new look for racial profiling: The saggy pants legislation

Saggers are everywhere, from London to Paris, Barcelona to Port Au Prince, New Orleans to Steubenville, Ohio, and even Terrebonne Parish. Saggers are people, mostly young men who choose to wear their trousers particularly low on the hips, usually exposing about three to five inches of boxer shorts.FULL STORY >>

'The breaking point' sacrificing all for the sake of education

When I got my acceptance letter from Harvard, my parents decided they would stop at nothing to afford the expense. Raised in immigrant working class families, they knew the opportunity being presented and so decided to sell their San Francisco home to cover tuition. FULL STORY >>

Kenya anger at Britain's ban on khat 'drug'

Angry Kenyan farmers growing the stimulantkhat, a crop branded a drug and banned by Britain, demanded Monday that British army training bases and British-owned farms be shut down in retaliation for the ban.FULL STORY >>

Pope's Reform Path: Francis Shakes Up Church Establishment
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It appears Pope Francis truly wants to change the Catholic Church. He's reforming the Vatican Bank first, but he's also circumventing the old guard wherever he can. The establishment is up in arms.A cardinal in Rome earns about ?3,000 ($3,888) a month, even less than a pastor in Germany.FULL STORY >>

Kenyan govt snub US Independence Day celebrations

The government Wednesday gave a wide berth to the US independence celebrations at the US embassy in Nairobi, even as the US envoy in Nairobi asked for tougher laws on poaching.
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Uganda top investment destination in East Africa
Uganda is pacing ahead of its East African counterparts, becoming the top investment destination, the latest World Investment report indicates.FULL STORY >>

Kenyan men prefer women in skirts

What do Kenyan men like to see women wearing?According to findings of a new survey released on Wednesday, the majority of men prefer that women wear dresses and skirts.FULL STORY >>

Power Africa: Obama pledges as he ends Africa tour


US President Barack Obama Tuesday promised an urgent effort to bring electricity to the heart of Africa as he wrapped up a week-long journey through the continent.FULL STORY >>

Senate bill quietly curtails African immigration

Each year, 50,000 people are selected at random to immigrate to the United States. They don’t need specialized job skills or even a relative in the US. What they need most is a little luck, some basic educational or work training qualifications, and to be from a country with few recent immigrants living in the US.FULL STORY >>


Kenyan drowns as another is shot in US

The body of a Kenyan man from Tacoma, Washington was recovered Monday morning at the Ocean Shores, Washington beach, approximately one mile from where he had reportedly drowned.FULL STORY


What Immigration Reform Could Do for Deported Immigrants

An immigration bill passed last week by the Senate would create a pathway to citizenship for the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants in the country.FULL STORY >>

In-laws differ over US killings
The car drives into Pius Karanja’s homestead in Karibaribi, Thika.A woman standing near a fresh grave in the compound barely notices it as her eyes are fixed on the grave and her hands supporting her chin.FULL STORY >>

Widow finally speaks on American tragedy that tore young family apart

On May 29 this year, Lucy Wanjiku claims she received a text message from her husband saying they had gone to America together and they would leave together.
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The crime which cost Koigi Wa Wamwere his glory and fall from grace

Mr. Koigi Wa Wamwere spent about 17 years in detention in both President Kenyatta's Regime and in President Moi's Regime. He is placed second to President Nelson Mandela of South Africa who spent a total of 27 years in detention. And although they lived far apart, the reasons for their detention, were very similar.
FULL OPINION >>

Obama calls on neighbours to stop fuelling Congo conflict
 US President Barack Obama on Monday called on states around theDemocratic Republic of Congo's eastern region to stop fuelling conflict there and implement a peace deal.FULL STORY >>

Obama explains why he did not visit Kenya

President Barack Obama on Saturday said impending cases facing Kenya's top leadership at the International Criminal Court (ICC) was a factor he probably did not visit Kenya in his Africa tour.
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Vicky Kitonga thrills fans during a powerful gospel show in Boston

With one of her newly released patriotic songs to promote peace dominating the media airwaves in Kenya, music artiste Vicky Kitonga , thrilled fans during a gospel music extravaganza night  at the Christian Community Fellowship church (CCF) in Lowell Ma.
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Immigration bill may not be everything you think it is, activists

 Maricela De Jesus has renewed hope that passage of an immigration bill in the Senate will finally allow her and her husband to step out of the shadows, after 13 years of living in the United States without legal documents.FULL STORY >>

Cardinal Njue criticises Obama's gay stance
The Catholic Church has criticised US President Obama stand on gay rights.Cardinal John Njue said Kenyans should respect their identity and cultural norms.FULL STORY >>

Obama launches Africa tour in Senegal


US President Barack Obama opens business on a long-awaited African tour Thursday by paying homage in Senegal to the innocents forced into the slave trade.FULL STORY >>

Somali man stoned to death in South Africa..
protests in St. Paul

Submerged in black hijab and with tears of sorrow streaming down her cheeks, Hali Mahmoud stood before hundreds of Somali-Americans at the State Capital to commemorate the murder by stoning to death of her younger brother in South Africa. FULL STORY >>


Chokwe Lumumba--the first Afrocentric mayor of Jackson, Miss.


“The people have decided!” Mayor-elect Chokwe Lumumba told supporters Tuesday night.
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Nigerian cook survives two days under sea in shipwreck air bubble


After two days trapped in freezing cold water and breathing from an air bubble in an upturned tugboat under the ocean, Harrison Okene was sure he was going to die. Then a torch light pierced the darkness.FULL STORY

Kenyan man died of stab wound, multiple gunshots

Authorities were releasing few details Monday into an investigation of a 33-year-old man who police said fatally stabbed his 6-year-old daughter other than to disclose he died as the result of a stab wound to the chest as well as being shot by police, and that state child welfare officials were aware of the family before Sunday's deaths.FULL STORY >>


Kenyans in Indiana plead for burial funds for murdered child


The six-year-old Shirley Wambui Mundia proudly marched wearing her maroon graduation gown on May 30th at the Veritas Academy in South Bend, IN. This was her first graduation anticipating many more and a bright future. She bragged about her awards to members of the family thereafter. Her mother had big dreams  for her.FULL STORY



Kenyans in USA return children back to motherland


Kenyans in America are returning their children back home to Kenya in greater numbers.
This shocking revelation came from Dr. Solomon Waigwa who was the guest speaker at the Kenya Christian Fellowship in America (KCFA) Philadelphia Chapter’s 2013 Revival Weekend held last week at the Cavalry Church in Wyncott, Pennsylvania.FULL STORY >>



United Kingdom says sorry for Mau Mau crimes

The stage is set for renewed infighting among Mau Mau war veterans as the British Government Thursday officially announced a Sh2.6 billion compensation package for atrocities committed by colonial forces during Kenya’s war of independence.FULL STORY >>

Britain to compensate Kenya Mau Mau for colonial-era abuse

Britain has agreed to compensate 5,228 elderly Kenyans who were tortured during the Mau Mau uprising against colonial rule in the 1950s, Foreign Secretary William Hague said on Thursday. FULL STORY >>



Indian hospital detains Kenyan over Sh1.8m bill
Mr John Githinji from Thindigua Village in Kiambu and his family are in distress following his daughter’s detention by an Indian hospital over a Sh1.8 million bill.FULL STORY >>
 


Chama revolution:Kenyan Banks train sights on investment clubs
Opportunity: There are about 300,000 groups with an asset base of Sh300 billion.Informal investment groups, popularly known as chamas, have morphed into financial machines that have initiated multi-billion-shilling projects in various sectors of the economy.
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Kenyan man in Indiana stabs daughter to death
, shot by Police
US police are investigating an incident in which a Kenyan man living in South Bend, Indiana stabbed his six-year old daughter to death on Sunday morning. FULL STORY

Confusion as lawyers in UK Mau mau case wrangle
Scramble for compensation of 8,000 Mau Mau war veterans has taken a new twist following a major disagreement between two partners of a firm that had exclusive rights to sign up.FULL STORY >>

African All-Stars Shock Real Boston 4-2 as D-One league season kicks off


Playing  their debut match in the rapidly growing D-One soccer league in Boston, African All-stars, a Lynn based soccer team  comprising of African immigrants from different African countries and Jamaica  hit seasoned  Real Boston 4-2 Sunday at the McDonald’s stadium in Malden.FULL STORY >>

What black high school grads need to hear

During a graduation speech this month at Martin Luther King Jr. Academic Magnet High School in Nashville, Tenn., Michelle Obama told students, "When something doesn't go your way, you've just got to adjust. You've got to dig deep and work like crazy, and that's when you'll find out what you're really made of during those hard times...READ MORE >>  

Uganda ladies driving Kenyan girls out of town
Young Ugandan ladies have become hot cakes in Kenyan hospitality industries especially in Western Kenya.FULL STORY >>

Immigration: New law will forgive most violations
As currently written, the proposed law would forgive fraudulent entry, visa fraud and even re-entry into the U.S. after deportation.
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Woman admits denying husband conjugal rights for 10 years
A 68-year-old man from Kinagop, Nyandarua County in Kenya wants to divorce his 60 year old wife for denying him his conjugal rights.FULL STORY >>

Waiguru has had a meteoric rise in the public service in Kenya
The rise to prominence of Ms Anne Waiguru, the Cabinet Secretary for Devolution and Planning, has been meteoric.FULL STORY >>

Experts: ICC may yield to African Union demands
Africa Union decision seeking referral of cases facing President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia follows a similar resolution passed last year.
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African leaders put ICC to task over Uhuru trial

African presidents on Sunday supported a petition calling on the International Criminal Court to drop crimes against humanity charges facing President Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto.
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Uhuru Kenyatta in secret talks with John Kerry as leaders condemn ICC cases
President Uhuru Kenyatta met US Secretary of State John Kerry Sunday against the background of strong sentiment from fellow African leaders against the International Criminal Court (ICC).FULL STORY >>

ICC to ignore AU resolutions on Uhuru and Ruto, denies racism allegations
The International Criminal Court (ICC) has said it will ignore African Union (AU) resolutions on President Uhuru Kenyatta and deputy William Ruto cases, emphasising the court is not bound by political decisions. FULL STORY

Kenyan Senator tells off Uganda President over ICC remarks
Uganda President Yoweri Musevani found himself on the receiving end when a Senator attacked him over his involvement in the country’s internal affairs.FULL STORY >>

Museveni claims ICC insincere, alleges plot to lock up Kenyatta

Uganda President Yoweri Museveni has sensationally claimed that there is a plot to detain President Uhuru Kenyatta at The Hague when his trial begins on July 9.FULL STORY >>

The problem with Africa

The words spoken by Milton Obote in 1980 after he was given a second chance to rule Uganda bear repeating: “Never again shall we allow an individual to suppress the will of the country and to destroy our democratic institutions.” FULL STORY >>

London terror suspect had been detained in Kenya

One of the two Islamists suspected of hacking a soldier to death in London Michael Adebolajo 28, had been detained in Kenya last year.
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APA families may be price of immigration reform

U.S. Senator Mazie Hirono of Hawaii said last Tuesday in Washington, D.C., the immigration reform bill, passing 13-5 out of the Senate Judiciary Committee, “does much to improve family immigration, but I fear that the bill contains some fundamental changes to our immigration system that move us away from the principle of family reunification.” She conceded the bill is “a step in the right direction” to fixing a “badly broken” system, while pledging she would continue to strengthen its family provisions.FULL STORY >>

African Union opens 50th anniversary celebrations
African leaders on Saturday opened celebrations for the 50th jubilee of the continental bloc, with Africa's myriad problems set aside for a day to mark the progress that has been made.FULL STORY >>

Woman, 21, married to five brothers
A young Indian woman has spoken out about being married to five husbands, all of whom are brothers.FULL STORY >>

Ruto calls for unity among African leaders
Deputy President William Ruto Saturday pitched for greater unity among African countries to fight challenges such as neo-colonialism, poverty and disease during African Union Jubilee celebrations in Nairobi.FULL STORY >>

Africa Union out to push for return of ICC cases back to Kenya

African Union leaders will today rally behind Kenya’s push to stotwo cases at the International Criminal Court, just a day after Western nations opposed it.FULL STORY >>

US, Europe oppose Kenya bid to terminate ICC charges

Kenya made a new plea to the UN Security Council on Thursday to "terminate" International Criminal Court charges against President Uhuru Kenyatta and other leaders over political unrest in 2008.FULL STORY >>

Salva Kiir backs Uhuru against ICC
South Sudan President Salva Kiir has expressed his opposition to the International Criminal Court (ICC) charges against Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto.FULL STORY >>

Equity Bank takes on Safaricom’s M-Pesa with new money transfer service
Equity Bank has launched an international money transfer service in an attempt to grab a slice of the lucrative mobile money market currently dominated by Safaricom.FULL STORY >>

Ugandan police arrest sellers of shut newspaper


Ugandan police arrested Wednesday sellers of one of two newspapers they shut down earlier this week, but which had managed to still publish black market copies.FULL STORY >>

Kenyan media under threat- KUJ

The umbrella union of journalists has expressed concerns over recent remarks from leaders which it says has put the media “under threat”.FULL STORY >>

'Why are there so many Philipino nurses in the US'
This was the question posed to me by a curious TV news reporter on May 7, just three days after a stretch limousine, carrying nine Filipino nurses to a bridal party across the San Mateo Bridge, suddenly burst into flames killing five of the occupants, including the bride.FULL STORY >>

ObamaAfrica trip to bypass Kenya


President Barack Obama will go on a first African tour next month, visiting Senegal, Tanzania and South Africa, but his itinerary released on Monday bypasses Kenya, an ancestral homeland.FULL STORY

US "committed to partnership with Kenya"
The United States has said it remains committed to its "partnership with the government and people of Kenya".
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FBI detectives find DNA of Mombasa nightclub attack suspect in toothbrush
A toothbrush found in a bag containing ammunition has the DNA of the sole suspect in the terrorist attack on a nightclub in Mombasa, an FBI detective told a court Monday.
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Uganda police close down Monitor
The Uganda Police have closed down The Monitor newspaper and its two sister radio stations – KFM and Dembe FM, declaring the newspaper’s premises a “scene of crime”.MORE >


Report: EAC members improve on business regulations
East Africa Community member states are making steps in the right direction towards improving environment for investors.
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Army blocks link roads in northern Nigeria to fish out terrorists
Residents on Friday said the special military force deployed to the restive Nigeria northeast states of Yobe and Borno cordoned off border roads linking the two states and Adamawa to prevent the Boko Haram militants from fleeing to other neighbouring states.
FULL STORY >>

Should i stay or should i go? An immigrant's dilemma

Thick smog encased the crowded streets, jeepney drivers’ horns buzzed in an endless cacophony, and plastic bags scattered all over the streets of Quezon City. So why did I still feel a positive vibe? FULL STORY

The news media is even worse than you think
5 corrupting influences are keeping the public from the facts
There have been the high profile goofs — by CNN, in its coverage of the Boston bombings, and by Howard Kurtz, the famous media “critic,” in a blog post about gay athlete Jason Collins. The Tribune Company faces a potential takeover by the, er, colorful Koch brothers.FULL STORY >>

East African Diaspora Volunteer Opportunities & Event

 Cuso International, an international development organization that works through skilled volunteers to share skills and build the capacity of partner organizations and beneficiary groups in Kenya (and over 20 other countries around the world) is looking for East African Diaspora volunteers.FULL ANNOUNCEMENT >>

Tanzania church bombing suspects released
Tanzania has released three Emiratis and one Saudi held in connection with the bombing of a church this month and charged a local man with murder, Tanzanian police said.FULL STORY >>

US pledges to support all counties in Kenya
The US will support devolution in all 47 counties, a top official has said.The support will come through its agency, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). FULL STORY >>

How Raila campaign was bungled
Despite former Prime Minister Raila Odinga’s spirited campaign in the last elections,The Standard On Sunday has reliably established that several factors conspired to sink his ambition to become Kenya’s fourth president.FULL STORY >>  

You will vote in next polls, Uhuru assures diaspora Kenyans

President Uhuru Kenyatta has assured Kenyans in the diaspora of voting in the next General Election.He said measures to ensure this happens were already ongoing in line with the Constitution.
FULL STORY >>


Uhuru's full speech to diaspora Kenyans in South Africa

Ladies and Gentlemen,
I am greatly pleased to meet with you on this occasion of my visit to South Africa for the World Economic Forum on Africa.  I thank the Acting High Commissioner and her team at the Kenya High Commission, for facilitating this meeting with Kenyans living here.FULL SPEECH >>


Uhuru says policy on Kenyan diaspora underway

The Kenyan government is in the process of formulating a diaspora policy that will guide its engagement with all Kenyans living abroad, President Uhuru Kenyatta has said.FULL STORY >>

My child's father is Mutula, claims Eunice Nthenya
A woman has moved to court seeking Mutula Kilonzo's DNA to confirm whether he is the father of her seven-year-old son.
FULL STORY >>

Catholic priest commits suicide over sodomy
A Catholic priest charged on Tuesday in a Turkana court for allegedly sodomising a student has committed suicide.FULL STORY >>

Cameron hails strong ties between Kenya and UK


President Uhuru Kenyatta Tuesday met and held bilateral talks with the British Prime Minister, David Cameron.FULL STORY >>

L.A Times drops 'Illegal, 'Undocumented'
The Los Angeles Times will no longer use the terms “illegal immigrant” or “undocumented immigrant,” the paper announced Wednesday. While the Times has generally avoided such terms for some time, the new guidelines make the policy official.
 FULL STORY >>

Kenya topples India, China as major investor in East Africa

Even as the influence of China and India continues to reverberate across the East African region, it has emerged that Kenya has toppled the Asian powerhouses in terms of investment in the region.
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Mystery fifth person in Mutula’s death probe
MutulaDetectives investigating the death of Makueni Senator Mutula Kilonzo are exploring the presence of a mysterious visitor at his Maanzoni home when he died last Saturday.FULL STORY >>

Carribean and African immigrants getting blocked in new immigration bill

Black lawmakers and civil rights groups are concerned by a proposal in the Senate’s immigration reform bill that would do away with “diversity” visas that are often a pathway for African and Caribbean immigrants to enter the United States.FULL STORY >>

President pledges to safeguard Press freedom
Journalists are a mirror of society. Journalists often go into combat zones armed with nothing sharper than a biro pen, blank as a notebook and as blunt as a camera, all in the name of gathering news, views and human interest stories for readers and viewers in the comfort of their living rooms, offices, entertainment spots, cell phones and laptop computers.FULL STORY >>

Arsenal invest in Kenya’s Imperial Bank

English Premier League side, Arsenal FC have announced a partnership with Imperial Bank to issue co-branded debit cards throughout Kenya and Uganda.FULL STORY >>

Muhoozi for presidency risky, says Ugandan General


Controversial army general Kasirye Ggwanga has warned President Museveni against touting the idea of his son, Brig. Muhoozi Kainerugaba, succeeding him as president, saying such a move would be met with stiff resistance from the military.FULL STORY >>

Payment of matatu fare in Kenya may soon go cashless

The government is reviewing the traffic law to enforce the use of cashless payment in a bid to revamp public transport.FULL STORY

Kenyan held in Guantanamo prison on hunger strike
The sole Kenyan detainee at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility in Cuba has joined the hunger strike by over 100 prisoners protesting their indefinite incarceration, his family in Nairobi and Mombasa claimed on Wednesday. FULL STORY >>

Immigration Reform: Who's In and Who's Out

In December of 2001, an unknown law professor named Barack Obama lectured on the Civil War Amendments (the Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth) to his law school students at the University of Chicago.FULL STORY >>

Experts’ word after 8hr postmortem examination on Mutula Kilonzo
Pathologists who performed a post-mortem examination on the body of the late Senator Mutula Kilonzo took eight hours but at the end concurred the cause of death could only be established in the next eight to ten weeks.FULL STORY

Extended families would fare poorly in new immigration law
As business leaders roundly cheered a sweeping immigration proposal released last week by the Senate’s “Gang of Eight,” civil rights organizations voiced concerns about the limitations the new bill would impose on extended family reunification. FULL STORY >>

Shock as Mutula found dead in bed

Kenya was Saturday thrust into mourning following the sudden death of Makueni Senator and former Cabinet minister Mutula Kilonzo at his ranch in Maanzoni, Machakos County.FULL STORY >>

Kenyans in Boston plan events to honor bomb victims (Sunday April 28) vow to attend marathons in bigger numbers
Despite the attempts to mar the excitement generated at the Boston marathon by the two terrorists who detonated two bombs at the finish line last week, killing 4 people and wounding over 170, marathon fans in the Kenyan community in Boston have vowed to turn out in even bigger numbers to all future marathon events. FULL STORY >>


Kenyan President unveils 12 more nominees for top jobs
uhurutoPresident Kenyatta on Thursday named 12 more Cabinet secretaries, finding room for Jubilee leaders Najib Balala and Charity Ngilu, who were trounced at the ballot.FULL STORY

UhuRuto change tradition as they name Cabinet

President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto seem to have a new way of doing things! Appearing before an expectant nation as Ruto rightly acknowledged, the two surprised Kenyans by naming only four of the 18 expected secretaries.FULL STORY >>

Two Ugandans killed in South Sudan ambush
Two Ugandan traders were on Sunday night shot dead and another injured by assailants in Nesitu, South Sudan. The traders, who were transporting goods to South Sudan, were allegedly attacked by people wearing uniforms similar to that of the South Sudan army 25km to Juba town.FULL STORY >>

Boston bomb suspect could face death

Boston bomb suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev could face the death penalty after being charged on Monday for his alleged role in the attacks which left three people dead and 200 wounded.
FULL STORY >>

Tourist killed by hippo in Kenya
A Chinese tourist was attacked and killed by a hippopotamus that strayed from Lake Naivasha into the compound of a hotel where she was staying.FULL STORY >>

Classy Jeptoo wins in London as Kebede denies Kenya a double

Ethiopia’s Tsegaye Kebede and Priscah Jeptoo of Kenya triumphed at a sombre London Marathon on Sunday, as runners paid tribute to the victims of the deadly bomb attacks at the Boston Marathon.
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Comprehensive immigration reform cuts family Visas
Gang of 8Following a week of rallies across the nation, a bi-partisan group of senators – known as the “Gang of Eight” – revealed a much-anticipated comprehensive reform package Apr. 16, which creates a path to legalization for the nation’s 11 million undocumented residents, adds more visas to employment-based immigration, but narrowly limits the scope of family-based migration.FULL STORY >>

US police detain Boston bomb suspect

Police said Friday they had detained a teenaged suspect in the Boston marathon bombings after a showdown at a house in the suburbs.
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Some deportees could re-unite with families in U.S

Maria Del Rosario Rodríguez first heard the good news via a text message from her husband. She rushed to tell her co-workers -- there might be a chance for her to reunite with her family on U.S. soil for the first time since she was deported in May 2011.MORE >>

FBI releases photos of two men considered suspects in marathon bombings

The FBI intensified its manhunt in the Boston Marathon bombing case on Thursday by releasing images of two men they deem to be suspects. It asked that anyone with information about the men or who may have seen them in the vicinity of the marathon finish line on Monday to step forward with information as soon as possible.
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'Gang of 8' Immigration is practical, but far from ideal

If there are any winners in the immigration reforms set out by the bipartisan Senate “Gang of 8” in the 844-page bill they released Tuesday night, it would have to be big business — which will see a significant increase in visas allotted to high-skilled workers and a new system of temporary visas for agricultural workers and low-skill laborers.... FULL STORY

Top Kenyan stars in solidarity with London Marathon
Organisers of the London Marathon have urged people to come out and support Sunday’s race in the wake of the devastating fatal bombings at the Boston Marathon.FULL STORY

Deadly blasts shadows Jeptoo's victory
Rita Jeptoo and Lelisa Desisa had already raised their Boston Marathon trophies on Monday when two explosions near the finish line killed at least two people and injured dozens.MORE >>

IRS Announces Three-Month Filing, Payment Extension Following Boston Marathon Explosions

The Internal Revenue Service today announced a three-month tax filing and payment extension to Boston area taxpayers and others affected by Monday’s explosions. FULL STORY >>

 


Three dead, 100 injured in Boston blasts

At least three people were killed and more than 100 injured in twin explosions near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday, officials said.FULL STORY >>

Kenya recalls its envoys from abroad
The new Kenyan Government has ordered all 52 ambassadors and High Commissioners serving foreign offices to report back to Nairobi within one week.FULL STORY >>

Uhuru and Raila hold meeting to promote healing

President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto on Saturday held a surprise meeting with Cord leaders Raila Odinga and Kalonzo Musyoka at State House, Nairobi.FULL STORY

Kenyan land selling company on a Diaspora tour
, hits ATL today, Sat 4/13

Kenyans in Diaspora should apply due diligence and engage professional firms whose credibility can be verified by well established and tested institutions in the country.FULL STORY >>

I am a Kenyan at the 2013 Boston Marathon
(Updated Sat 4/13, 12.00pm)
Marathon Day, also referred to as Patriots’ Day, is a special, third Monday of April. It is a historic day for the oldest competitive race held in America. People from all walks of life representing local and countries globally, pour out onto the streets of Boston by the tens of thousands.FULL STORY >>

Ugandan newspaper claims Uhuru is 'Ugandan'

A Ugandan newspaper, The New Vision,  has raised sensational claims that Kenya’s fourth president Uhuru Kenyatta could be of Ugandan royal blood. After Uhuru’s swearing in, the Bunyoro monarch, Solomon Gafabusa Iguru sent a congratulatory message to his ‘cousin’ on his election victory.FULL STORY >>

Revere City settles for $1.75 million to injured Kenyan
After 10 days in front of a jury in Federal Court, the City has settled a four-year-old civil lawsuit for $1.75 million – the highest settlement ever given by the City – in a case where it was alleged a handful of Revere Police officers showed callous indifference to a suicidal man – a man who, allegedly due to poor oversight, rendered himself permanently brain damaged while in the custody of Revere Police and Whidden Hospital officials. READ FULL STORY >>


Youths crucial to leading fight against climate change-Umass Lowell Chancellor
The youth in USA and the world over are critical and should take a leading role in the fight against climate change.FULL STORY >>

Instruments of power handover signals leadership transition

One of the most visible signs that power had officially changed hands happened at 1.25pm on Tuesday, minutes after President Uhuru Kenyatta had taken the two oaths and signed the inauguration certificate.FULL STORY >>

Museveni salutes Kenyans for 'rejecting ICC'
Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni stirred fresh International Criminal Court debate during President Uhuru’s inauguration ceremony on Tuesday in Nairobi.
FULL STORY >>

The interests at play in shaping Uhuru-Ruto Cabinet
in Kenya
With 72 hours to the unveiling of the Jubilee cabinet, the final list of 22 men and women to serve in the first government under the new Constitution is taking shape though still not yet crystal clear.FULL STORY >>

Obama reaches out to Uhuru and pledges support

US President Barack Obama on Friday finally congratulated president-elect Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto following their election victory on March 4.FULL STORY >>

Fear of ICC ‘helped prevent’ poll violence
Indictments issued by the International Criminal Court against prominent Kenyans helped prevent violence in last month’s elections, a US State Department official has said.FULL STORY >>


Mandela discharged from hospital
Former South African president Nelson Mandela left hospital on Saturday after more than a week of treatment of pneumonia that raised global concern about the health of the 94-year-old anti-apartheid leader.FULL STORY >>

Kenyan Britain based Councillors congratulate President-elect Uhuru Kenyatta
Kenyan UK based councillors; Cllr Elizabeth Kang`ethe (left) and Cllr Daniel Munyambu (right) have jointly sent a message of congratulations to His Excellency Hon President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy Hon William Ruto for being elected in the just concluded general elections in Kenya. FULL STORY >>


Three more ICC witnesses refuse to testify against Uhuru

The International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor Fatou Bensouda has suffered another setback in her case against President-elect Uhuru Kenyatta. FULL STORY >>

Raila: State officials out to kill devolution
Prime Minister Raila Odinga is back in the political arena with a warning about a scheme to kill devolution by undermining the authority of County Governors.FULL STORY

‘Green Card’ to be abolished by US government

The annual diversity visa lottery commonly known as the Green Card is on the chopping board and would be abolished if Congress endorses a measure passed late last week by lawmakers in the lower house.FULL STORY >>

Uhuru, Ruto meet envoys

President-elect Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto on Tuesday held talks with the envoys of Ghana, Kuwait, Algeria, Nigeria, United Arab Emirates and Malawi.
FULL STORY >>

White House, UN boss praise Uhuru poll win

The White House on Saturday congratulated President-Elect Uhuru Kenyatta “on behalf of the president and the people of the United States.” FULL STORY >>

Raila: Poll opened 2007 wounds, CORD shall exploit other means
Prime Minister Raila Odinga accepted the Supreme Court verdict on the validity of President elect Uhuru Kenyatta’s win, because he did not want to appear hypocritical after promising to respect the judges’ ruling.FULL STORY >>

Clerics laud Supreme Court’s ruling
Chairman of the Kenya Episcopal Conference, John Cardinal Njue has urged Kenyans to remain peaceful and united after the verdict of the Supreme Court.FULL STORY

Supreme Court upholds Uhuru's election as president

The Supreme Court has upheld the election of Uhuru Kenyatta as Kenya's fourth president.FULL STORY

Raila wishes Uhuru "well" in running government
Prime Minister Raila Odinga on Saturday conceded defeat but insisted that the March 4 presidential elections were marred with irregularities.FULL STORY >>

Uhuru it is!

The Supreme Court judges upheld the election of Uhuru Kenyatta as Kenya’s fourth president after rejecting Raila Odinga's petition.
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Police ban demos in Kenya ahead of court's ruling

Police have vowed to crack down on illegal demonstrations and eviction of supporters of either coalition in parts of the country ahead of the Supreme Court ruling on the presidential petition on Saturday.FULL STORY >>

Lawyers: Vote re-tallying revealed discrepancies
The re-tallying of votes from 22 polling stations and an audit of all Forms 36 used in the March 4 Kenyan general election revealed errors that were disclosed to the Supreme Court on Friday.
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Pope includes women for first time in Holy Thursday rite

Two young women were among 12 people whose feet Pope Francis washed and kissed at a traditional ceremony in a Rome youth prison on Holy Thursday, the first time a pontiff has included females in the rite.
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Kenyans raise $21,000 for burial of departed mother; Wake is tomorrow, Thursday March 28

NjokiThe Kenyan community in Worcester helped raise $21,000 Sunday towards the burial of the late Sarah Njoki Mugo, a mother of four who passed away last week. A wake and final prayer ceremony has been planned to take place tomorrow (Thursday) at the Dryer- Lake Funeral Home at 161 Commonwealth Ave, North Attleboro, 02763 from 6-9pm.
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Kenyan Supreme Court orders scrutiny of Form 34 in all polling stations

The Supreme Court on Monday ordered the scrutiny of Forms 34 from all the 33,400 polling stations and all the Forms 36 used in the tallying of the presidential votes.FULL STORY

Jubilee, CORD leaders visit political turfs
President-elect Uhuru Kenyatta landed in Eldoret for prayers while Prime Minister Raila Odinga who is disputing his declaration as winner was in Kisumu for the first time after the March 4 elections.FULL STORY >>

Nyanza leaders blame voters for Raila’s election loss and trouble
Some leaders from Luo Nyanza have blamed voters from the region for the poll woes facing Prime Minister Raila Odinga.FULL STORY


Kenyan woman passes away in Worcester, family pleads for burial funds

A Kenyan mother of 4 who recently immigrated to the US passed away in Worcester after a short battle with illness, leaving the family pleading with the community for burial funds.Sarah Njoki Mugo, 60 passed away on Monday March 18th, 2013 at the Umass Main Hospital from what family sources called “Multiple Myloma" or cancer of the blood.FULL STORY >>


Revered Nigerian writer Achebe has died: publisher
Nigerian novelist Chinua Achebe, the revered author of "Things Fall Apart" who has been called the father of modern African literature, has died aged 82, his publisher said on Friday.FULL STORY

Is Africa Cursed? "Not really"-says Dr. Festo Lugolobi, a Boston based Ugandan author in new book


Many countries in Africa continue to grapple with so many problems amid availability of massive resources even in the 21st century that no logical explanation has ever been found. FULL STORY >>

Immigrant communities hold demo in Boston
As momentum for federal immigration reform grows, Massachusetts is set to lead the nation by advancing the TRUST act, a state bill to provide immediate relief from deportations, strengthen public safety, and propel the national conversation on immigration reform towards inclusion.FULL STORY >>

Black immigrants to rally at Capitol for reform
Hundreds of black immigrants from Africa, the Caribbean and Latin America will rally outside the Capitol and visit congressional offices on Wednesday in an effort to put a more diverse face on the debate over comprehensive immigration reform.FULL STORY >>


Hassan urges court to dismiss Raila petition
The chairman of the Kenyan electoral commission Issack Hassan has defended the integrity of the presidential elections in which he declared Uhuru Kenyatta as President-elect.
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Clerics call for patience as court hears poll petition in Kenya
 Religious leaders from Nyanza have condemned the war of words between Prime Minister Raila Odinga and President-elect Uhuru Kenyatta over the poll petition before the Supreme Court.
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Former Bush lawyer fighting Kenyan election case

A former lawyer for President George W. Bush now representing the Kenyan prime minister in his battle to persuade the Supreme Court to order a new presidential election said he doesn't think Kenya's election commission is impartial.FULL STORY >>

Penis-Snatching Panics Resurface in Africa

In a recent issue of "Pacific Standard" magazine, Louisa Lombard, an anthropologist at the University of California at Berkeley, described visiting a small town in the Central African Republic where she encountered two men who claimed that their penises had been stolen.FULL STORY >>

Uhuru asks Odinga to stop claims but PM says he won’t
President-elect Uhuru Kenyatta asked Prime Minister Raila Odinga, who is disputing his declaration as winner of March 4 to stop speaking about results, but wait for Supreme Court ruling on filed petitions.FULL STORY >>

Raila claims he won elections

Kenyan Prime Minister Mr Raila Odinga, who was the Coalition for Reform and Democracy (Cord) presidential candidate, on Monday claimed that he had won the March 4 General Election.FULL STORY >>

ICC witness against Ruto steps down
An International Criminal Court (ICC) witness who was expected to testify against the Deputy President elect William Ruto has stepped down.FULL STORY >>

Raila: March of democracy is unstoppable

My dear fellow Kenyans,
I stand before you today as a very proud Kenyan. And all of you as well should stand tall at this great moment of our history. FULL ABRIDGED SPEECH >>

Diplomats at odds over Kenya's political situation
Is the international community taking sides after the March 4 elections?Will this be a replay of what happened in the 2007 elections that eventually fuelled post-election violence? FULL STORY >>

President elect Uhuru, Mudavadi in post-election pact

Amani coalition presidential candidate Musalia Mudavadi on Saturday threw his weight behind President-elect Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto in a deal that will give the Jubilee coalition a majority in the Senate and Parliament.FULL STORY >>

CORD files petition at Supreme Court
CORD's lead lawyer George Oraro is confident of a strong case after filing a petition contesting Uhuru Kenyatta declaration as the president elect.
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Argentinian cardinal is new Pope

Argentina’s Jorge Mario Bergoglio was elected Pope Francis I on Wednesday, becoming the church’s first Latin American pontiff after a conclave to elect a leader of the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics.
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CORD cautioned against disrupting peace
President-elect Uhuru Kenyatta has cautioned CORD against raising political tension even as they challenge the presidential election in the court.FULL STORY >>


Ghanaians in Lowell mark 56 years of Independence with song and dance


Dozens of men, women and children from the Ghanaian community in Lowell gathered at the city hall last Saturday to celebrate the 56’Th year of independence in an event attended by Joseph Mendonca, a Lowell city councilor and Rita Mercier, also a Lowell City councilor and former mayor.FULL STORY >>


We have evidence of rigging in presidential poll, says Raila
 Prime Minister Raila Odinga has expressed confidence the challenge to the election of Uhuru Kenyatta, as president will succeed at the Supreme Court.FULL STORY >>

Incoming MPs set to earn less perks under new rule
MPs perks have been reduced just a week after the Salaries and Remuneration Commission reduced their salaries from Sh850,000 to Sh532,500.FULL STORY

Muthaura case dropped due to lack of witnesses

The Hague court on Monday dropped charges against former Public Service head Francis Muthaura, saying that key witnesses had either been killed, died or bribed or were too afraid to testify.FULL STORY

History is made as IEBC declares Kenyatta’s son President-elect
Uhuru KenyattaUhuru Muigai Kenyatta became Kenya’s fourth President on Saturday afternoon, sweeping away a series of steep barriers to take the reins of power in the 50th year of the nation’s independence.
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UN boss congratulates Kenya on poll
uhurutoUnited Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon refrained on Saturday from extending congratulations to Uhuru Kenyatta on his declared election as president of Kenya.FULL STORY >>

CORD lawyers expected to file petition on Monday
OdingaThe Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD) will Monday file a suit at the Supreme Court challenging the election of Uhuru Kenyatta as President.FULL STORY

Yes, we have problems with vote tallying, says IEBC boss
The electoral team on Tuesday admitted experiencing challenges with its electronic system for transmitting and releasing presidential results.FULL STORY

Uhuru leads in provisional results

Jubilee flag-bearer Uhuru Kenyatta remained ahead of his rivals in the race to State House by about 600,000 votes as counting in the presidential poll neared the halfway mark.FULL STORY >>

Don’t panic, CORD tells supporters
The Coalition for Reforms and Democracy ( Cord) has appealed to its supporters not to panic following preliminary results which show Jubilee’s Uhuru Kenyatta taking a lead.FULL STORY >>

IEBC at pains to explain failure of hi-tech system
A technology glitch threatened to disrupt voting at a number of polling stations on Monday, bringing into doubt the accuracy of tests done on the equipment.FULL STORY >>

High turnout in Arusha as Kenyans cast votes
Scores of Kenyans living in Arusha and neighbouring regions cast their votes on March 4 at the city hall in an elaborate and incident free exercise.FULL STORY >>

Kenyans turn out early for historic poll
Kenyans turned up to vote as early as 4am Monday morning in various polling stations in the country’s historic elections.Voting started at 6am in most of the polling stations but there were hitches in some.FULL STORY >>

Raila, Uhuru vow to keep peace after elections
Prime Minister Raila Odinga has reiterated that today’s elections would be historic and urged voters to maintain peace.FULL STORY

Odinga and Financial Times reach a truce
Prime Minister Raila Odinga and the global newspaper, the Financial Times, have reached a truce after it emerged that the quotes used in the controversial story --Odinga warns of trouble if he loses poll—were actually accurate.FULL STORY >>

Uganda Minister dies in Nairobi Hospital

Uganda's first Deputy Prime Minister Eriya Kategaya reputed as a historical member and an ideologue of the ruling NRM party on Saturday night breathed his last at Nairobi Hospital, Kenya, where he had been hospitalised for weeks. He was 67.FULL STORY >>

Odinga Refutes Financial Times Interview

Prime Minister Raila Odinga is deeply intrigued and feels absolutely slandered by the story appearing in the Financial Time that implies he will not accept defeat in the Monday elections however free and fair.FULL STORY

Kenyans living abroad feel cheated on Monday polls

Kenyans living abroad say they feel cheated about not being able to vote in Monday's closely contested election, even though the millions of dollars in remittances they send back home each year are a major fillip to east Africa's biggest economy.FULL STORY >>

Kenyan Election Coverage Now on Any U.S. Mobile Phone

As Kenya prepares for one of the most important elections in its history –one watched closely across the globe -- AudioNow announced today a dozen radio stations in Kenya where U.S. Kenyan diaspora audiences can receive live coverage of the March 4th presidential elections, by phone.FULL STORY >>


Kenyan UK based coucillor apllauds France President on Kenyan elections


Kenya UK based Councillor Daniel Munyambu has applauded Francois Hollande for coming out vividly on the French stand on Kenya- French relation and the general election which will be held this monday. FULL STORY >>

Benedict XVI becomes first pope to resign in 700 years

Benedict XVI became the first pope to resign in over 700 years on Thursday, waving a last goodbye to a tearful crowd of faithful and telling them he would be "a simple pilgrim" on life's last journey.
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Illegal Immigrants being released from prison to save money on the eve of sequester

Illegal immigrants are being released from US detention facilities ahead of looming federal budget cuts that would slash funding for the removal and detention of illegal aliens.
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Ethiopia's economy benefits from returning Diaspora

At a salon in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, customer Erica Kanesa relaxes in a leather chair.
“I’m just doing manicure and pedicure,” she says, leaning her head back while a beautician works on her nails.
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DHS official retires after immigrants are freed
The senior Homeland Security Department official in charge of arresting and deporting illegal immigrants announced his retirement the same day the agency said that hundreds of people facing deportation had been released from immigration jails due to looming budget cuts, according to a letter obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press.The government said he had told his bosses weeks ago that he planned to retire.FULL STORY >>

Report: Majority of immigrants turned over to ICE are non-criminals
Last week, a new report dealt what may be the greatest blow yet to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)'s strained credibility over its deportation practices.FULL STORY >>

Key ICC witness was bribed: Bensouda

International Criminal Court prosecutor Fatou Bensouda has said she has evidence of bribery of a key witness in the Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta’s case.
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99,000 officers to provide security during elections in Kenya
A record 99,000 police officers will be deployed to man polling centres and handle security issues during Monday’s elections.
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Fireworks at poll debate
:WATCH VIDEO

Presidential candidates on Tuesday engaged each other on issues ranging from corruption, post-election violence and their role in reforms.FULL STORY >>

Kenyan presidential candidates tackle integrity, wealth gap in final debate
The second and final presidential debate took off last evening with all candidates, including Jubilee flag-bearer Uhuru Kenyatta, whose side was at first hesitant, in the BrookHouse School auditorium.
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Hassan assures on poll integrity
With six days to the General Election, Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission has assured voters and the public that it is well prepared for the exercise and that it will deliver peaceful and credible polls.FULL STORY >>

Kenyans in Diaspora to hold a peace vigil at the Lincoln Memorial, Washington DC, Sunday March 3rd
Kenyans in the Diaspora and friends of Kenya are gathering on the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC for a peace rally on Sunday, March 3rd, 2013 starting at 2:30pm. There will be a candle lighting ceremony, performances, and a prayer for the coming General Elections.READ MORE >>

US Secretary of State Kerry phones Kibaki, urges fair poll
The United States Secretary of State John Kerry has called for credible Kenya elections.FULL STORY >>

Celibacy debate back as Church seeks new Pope
Britain’s senior Catholic Cardinal has suggested the Church’s priests should be allowed to marry and have children. He argues the demand for celibacy was not of “divine origin”. FULL STORY >>

It’s a tight contest as last poll shows a dead heat for Uhuru, Raila

Jubilee presidential candidate Uhuru Kenyatta has opened a razor-thin lead of 0.4 percentage points over his main challenger Raila Odinga in the race for the country’s presidency with only nine days to go, a new opinion poll shows.FULL STORY >>

US citizens assured of security during Kenyan polls
The United States embassy in Kenya early this week assured its citizens that has no intelligence on election-related threats to their safety.FULL STORY >>

US envoy: We will not take sides in poll
The US ambassador to Kenya on Thursday affirmed President Obama’s statement that America would not take sides in the Kenyan elections.MORE >>

Immigration staff suspended over Mutunga's JKIA drama

An immigration officer who blocked Chief Justice Willy Mutunga from boarding a plane at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport last week has been interdicted.FULL STORY >>

Kenyan CJ speaks out on threatening letter

Kenya's Chief Justice Willy Mutunga on Wednesday said he feared for his life after receiving a letter warning him and judges not to make unfavourable rulings against Jubilee Coalition flag bearer Uhuru Kenyatta and his running mate, Mr William Ruto.FULL STORY >>

CJ Mutunga bombshell
Chief Justice Willy Mutunga dropped an unexpected bombshell in the heat of ongoing election campaigns, saying he received death threats over a case involving a leading presidential candidate and his running mate.FULL STORY >>

US Supreme Court won't extend 2010 immigration ruling
Immigrants expelled after pleading guilty to criminal offenses prior to 2010 cannot withdraw their pleas citing poor counsel, the US Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday.FULL STORY >>

Ministry nabs two hate speech bloggers in Kenya
The Ministry of Information and Communication has identified two bloggers it has been pursuing for spreading hate messages on the Internet.FULL STORY >>

Uganda Government bags Shs2 trillion in oil cash, says Kagina

Even before the first drop of oil from the ground makes its way out, Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) officials have revealed that the government has already received $720million (about Shs2 trillion) in tax revenue.FULL STORY >>

Kimathi widow’s wish fulfilled as she receives car


The widow of Kenyan freedom fighter Dedan Kimathi finally had her wish to own a car fulfilled.FULL STORY >>

IEBC establishes national election tallying centre for relaying results
Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has established a National Election Centre in Nairobi, which will have media and tallying centres.FULL STORY >>

What three pollsters say about Uhuru, Raila contest

Three opinion polls in Kenya have predicted a dead-heat in the race for State House between CORD’s presidential candidate Raila Odinga and Uhuru Kenyatta of Jubilee Alliance.FULL STORY >>

Man killed as he plants bomb at school

A man was killed in Garissa town on Saturday night after a bomb he was trying to plant exploded.FULL STORY >>

Uhuru dismisses CORD rigging claims
Jubilee presidential candidate Uhuru Kenyatta has pledged that his government will ensure justice for all and equal opportunities for development.FULL STORY >>

Cord alleges plot to rig polls in Kenya

Prime Minister Raila Odinga’s Cord Coalition has questioned the neutrality of top public service and security officials and claims their activities risk compromising the integrity of the March 4 General Election in Kenya.FULL STORY

"Kidneys for the King"- Miguna launches a new book


River Nile named among Africa’s seven wonders
Uganda has once again received recognition from the international tourism community after the Source of the Nile was named among the seven natural wonders of Africa early this week.FULL STORY >>

US calls for more investment in agriculture to fight poverty in Uganda
The United States government has exhorted its Uganda counterpart to step up investments in agriculture if they are to succeed in the fight against poverty.
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Kenyans must heed calls for peace during polls
With just 15 days to the March 4 General Election, Kenyans are increasingly being urged to maintain peace during and after the elections. Voices from all quarters, both local and international, are preaching peace and tolerance among Kenyans to avoid a repeat of the events of 2007/2008 post-election violence.FULL STORY >>

Court dismisses Uhuru, Ruto case

A case challenging the eligibility of Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta and former Eldoret North MP William Ruto to contest the March 4 General Election has been dismissed. FULL STORY >>

Uhuru came tops in debate poll
Jubilee presidential candidate Uhuru Kenyatta was the winner of Monday’s presidential debate, an opinion poll has established.
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Love, from what wing do you come?

As the valentines day comes to a close , we bring you a poem as composed by one of the AjabuAfrica readers titled, Love, from what wing do you come? READ ON >>

ICC judge fears over Kenya case
Bail terms for Jubilee presidential candidate Uhuru Kenyatta and his running mate William Ruto are complicating the Kenya case, the International Criminal Court president, Mr Sang-Hyun Song, has said.FULL STORY >>

Senate passes violence against women Reauthorization Act

The U.S. Senate on Tuesday passed S. 47, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013. The bill expands protections for immigrant women by broadening the qualifications for a U Visa, a visa for immigrant survivors of crimes who assist law enforcement.FULL STORY >>

Obamacare helps uninsured diabetic Engineer get healthcare coverage
The one thing Arthur Yu worried about since he lost his health insurance five years ago was what he would do if he ended up in a hospital due to a serious illness or accident.
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Jubilee wants Kenya’s envoy to USA recalled

The Jubilee Alliance now wants Kenya’s Ambassador to the US Elkanah Odembo recalled over claims of misrepresentation.
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Uhuru taken to task over Hague trials in debate
The International Criminal Court, tribalism and recent warnings by foreign governments on the likely diplomatic implications of a win by the Jubilee coalition in the coming elections were some of the highlights of the first presidential debate on Monday night. FULL STORY >>

Man busted after married woman suffers fit in bed
A Bungoma man who had formed the habit of secretly entertaining his workaholic neighbour’s wife could not have anticipated how he would get caught.FULL STORY >>

Presidential candidates to battle it out in historic debate

All is set for Kenya’s presidential debate which starts Monday night at 7.30pm ( 11.30am EST).
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Pope Benedict XVI to resign
The Pope is to resign on February 28 in an entirely unexpected development, the Vatican has confirmed.FULL STORY >>

All set for first presidential debate

The Big Debate airing Monday night will be an epochal event in the history of Kenyan presidential elections.
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CORD warns against electing Uhuru, Ruto
CORD has warned Kenyans against electing Jubilee alliance leaders who are facing crime against humanity charges at International Criminal Court (ICC).FULL STORY >>

Jubilee: Western envoys imposing leaders on voters

Jubilee candidates have made an attack on the Western diplomats claiming they support CORD presidential candidate Prime Minister Raila Odinga.FULL STORY >>

Uganda, Tz confirm plans to revive southern route

The Ministry of Finance has confirmed plans to revive the use of the southern route through Tanzania to end uncertainties Uganda faces while transporting goods from Kenya’s Mombasa Port into the country.FULL STORY >>

France to have only 'essential contact' with Jubilee leaders

France has said it supports the International Criminal Court (ICC) process in Kenya and will only have 'essential contact' with Uhuru Kenyatta if he is elected president.FULL STORY >>

Man charged for pestering woman with love proposals
A man desperately in love with his neighbour has been charged before a court in from Harare, Zimbabwe for pestering her with love proposals.FULL STORY >>

US restates stance on Uhuru and Ruto
The top US diplomat for African Affairs on Thursday sent a veiled message that the election of the Jubilee flag bearer as president could be received negatively by the United States.FULL STORY

ICC prosecutor agrees some cases can be heard locally
International Criminal Court (ICC) Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda has agreed that a portion of cases against four Kenyan suspects can be heard in Kenya or Tanzania.FULL STORY >>

How Immigration Reform Could Expand Incarceration of Immigrants

woman_detention_082510-thumb-640xauto-762_v1-Getty ImagesThe House made its first formal foray into immigration reform yesterday at a lengthy Judiciary Committee hearing in which Republicans struck a familiar chord. FULL STORY >>

Major MPs pay cut in proposed state officers salaries in Kenya

A proposed remuneration breakdown for top 3,600 State officers – including Governors, Senators and Members of Parliament – to be elected next month, is out and awaiting approval.FULL STORY

Kenyan UK based Councillor re-instated back to Labour Party


Kenyan UK based Councillor Daniel Munyambu has been reinstated back to the Labour Party.FULL STORY

A once undocumented immigrant reflects upon Obama's plan
In a packed high school gym in Las Vegas, Nevada, President Barack Obama calmly spoke on the real possibility of comprehensive immigration reform.FULL STORY >>

Candidates warned against land remarks
The Kenyan cohesion commission on Monday warned politicians against politicising the emotive issue of land distribution in a bid to gain political mileage.FULL STORY >>

Obama shooting picture released

The White House has released a picture of Barack Obama skeet-shooting - seemingly to settle a row over whether the president had fired a gun before.FULL STORY >>

Obama tells Telemundo he hopes for immigration overhaul within 6 months

In an interview with NBC telemundo, President Barack Obama said that he hopes to have a comprehensive immigration overhaul within 6 months. FULL INTERVIEW

Immigration Reform: Two steps forward, one step backwards

For those who were waiting for news on the comprehensive immigration reform front, Monday’s proposal by the Senate’s so-called ‘Gang of 8’ (which includes both Republican Marco Rubio and Democrat Robert Menendez) seemed a bipartisan first step. FULL STORY >>

African American negotiate mental illness, black pain
The scars are still visible on Michelle Baxter’s arms.

She was a chubby six-year-old when she first started slashing her arms with razor-sharp fingernails.FULL STORY >>

Deval Patrick hails Obama's immigration push, congratulates John Kerry & nominates Mo Cowan

BOSTON, Mass.,_Massachusetts Governor, Deval Patrick has hailed the announcement by President Barack Obama indicating he is ready to bring a comprehensive immigration bill as soon as possible if congress does not act faster on the long awaited measure.The Governor also appointed William “Mo” Cowan as interim United States Senator, filling the seat left vacant by Senator John Kerry. FULL STORY >>

Obama: I’ll introduce my own immigration bill if Congress doesn’t move

President Barack Obama unveiled his vision for immigration reform in a speech on Tuesday afternoon in Las Vegas, Nev., telling Congress that he will send them his own bill and call for a vote if they don't move fast.
FULL STORY

Whitney's brother admits introducing her to drugs

Whitney Houston's brother has revealed he introduced her to drugs.FULL STORY >>

Kenyan Presidential candidates officially on the ballot
The race to succeed President Kibaki at State House kicks off officially today, after all the presidential candidates present their papers formally.
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Possible compromise on immigration reform takes shape

Millions of undocumented immigrants would get immediate but provisional status to live and work in America under a compromise plan proposed Monday by a bipartisan group of eight senators. FULL STORY >>

Prof. Senteza Kajjubi hailed by Ugandans in the Diaspora

Ugandan folks living the USA together with the family of the late Prof.Senteza Kajjubi (composer of the Uganda National Anthem and Uganda Emblem), came together recently to remember one year since he passed way.FULL STORY >>

Kenyans urged to exploit opportunities created by regional integration

KibakiPresident Mwai Kibaki has urged Kenyans to take advantage of the opportunities created by regional integration.FULL STORY >>

Malawi's Joyce Banda auctions presidential jet
Malawi's government has invited bids for its 14-seat presidential jet, which is being sold off as part of cost-cutting measures.The office of President Joyce Banda says the plane will be sold to the highest bidder.FULL STORY >>

Obama plans more trips to the motherland

President Barack Obama
promised to visit his father’s homeland — Kenya — before the end of his presidency, but of the 51 country visits Obama made the last four years, America’s first black president spent less than a day in sub-Saharan Africa. That could now change.FULL STORY >>

What's wrong with immigration reform, Rubio style
Lately Marco Rubio has been busy laying out the Republican Party’s framework for immigration reform to anyone who will listen. “We’re for legal immigration and for enforcing our laws,” the U.S. Senator from Florida explained to Telemundo
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Police detain Besigye and Kampala Mayor Lukwago

Kampla mayorFormer Forum for Democratic Change President, Dr. Kizza Besigye and Kampala Lord Mayor, Mr Erias Lukwago were Saturday morning arrested and detained at Kiira police station and Kira Road Police station respectively.FULL STORY >>

Google boss sees Nairobi as next tech hub
Google’s executive chairman is touting Nairobi as the potential leader of Africa’s information technology revolution.FULL STORY >>

Newlyweds searching for bone marrow donor
Just when things were looking up for journalist Kevin Weston -- he had just been offered a prestigious Knight Journalism Fellowship at Stanford University and he and his partner, Lateefah Simon, had less than a year earlier become parents of a baby girl – last August, he was diagnosed with an extremely rare form of blood cancer.
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Aspirants dismiss 'doctored' TNA resultsin Muran'ga
A number of TNA aspirants in Murang'a County who lost the recent nominations have dismissed the final results saying they were doctored in favour of preferred candidates.FULL STORY >>

Obama publicly sworn in for second term

Barack Obama was publicly sworn in Monday for a second term as US president, again shouldering the power and burdens of office in testing times, before a flag-waving crowd of hundreds of thousands.FULL STORY >>

IEBC extends lifeline for losers of primaries in Kenya
Political giants who lost in the party primaries have a window to get back in Parliament without facing the electorate.FULL STORY >>

Oburu Odinga, Oduol disqualified
Finance Assistant Minister Oburu Odinga and his rival William Oduol were Monday night locked out of the Siaya race for Governor.
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Ruth Odinga abandons Kisumu Governor bid
Prime Minister Raila Odinga’s sister Ruth has stepped down from Kisumu Gubernatorial race in a move she says will restore peace in the county.FULL STORY >>



Bishop Wanjiru cries the whole night as she is thrown out Raila’s ODM
Starehe MP Bishop Margaret Wanjiru has been thrown out of the today’s Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) nomination, for lack of recognised academic credentials.FULL STORY >>

Obama inspires brother to run for office in Kenya elections
U.S. President Barack Obama's message of hope and change has inspired his half-brother Malik to launch a political career of his own, with his eye on elections in Kenya in March.FULL STORY >>

Big names fall by wayside in chaotic party primaries rocked by delays and violence in Kenya
Kenyan political parties on Thursday learnt a humbling lesson in election logistics as they bungled their nominations and were forced to carry them over to Friday.FULL STORY

Baby Boomers: Start turning nursing homes upside down

If the generation that grew up with the Beatles, Rolling Stones, the Grateful Dead and Woodstock is to live out the last chapter of their lives in nursing homes, then there will have to be some changes made. FULL STORY >>

Ugandans raise over $9,000 for burial
of medical school student killed in a Rhode island train accident
The Ugandan community in Boston  helped raise over $9,000 to transport the body of a youthful  medical student killed in a train accident in Providence Rhode Island for burial in her motherland. FULL STORY

Much ado about nothing on Obama's white guy appointees

Politics made for strange bedfellows in those taking swipes at President Obama’s white guy appointees. Staunch GOP conservative Mike Huckabee took the first hard whack.FULL STORY >>

Centres open for voters in Kenya to check listing details
Voter registration centres open on Monday morning countrywide for the public to verify their details in the poll register to be used during the March 4 General Election.
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Kibaki rejects MPs’ Sh9.3m sendoff pay

President Kibaki has declined to assent to the Retirement Benefits (Deputy President and Designated State Officers) Bill but remained silent on the fate of a second Bill touching his own benefits. FULL STORY >>

Why do women stop wanting sex?

Nearly half of all women will suffer from lost libido, with devastating consequences, but only now are the reasons emerging.
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We will win polls with landslide, says CORD

cORD
The Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD) yesterday took its campaigns to the North Rift where they exuded confidence of hitting 70 per cent support in the last week to the General Election.FULL STORY >>

MPs want Kenyan envoy to UN recalled

Parliament’s Defence and Foreign Relations Committee wants Kenya’s ambassador to the United Nations Macharia Kamau recalled as a matter of national interest.FULL STORY >>

Mengo ministers ask MPs to remain ‘firm’
Ministers from Buganda Kingdom yesterday called for calm in the middle of the current political storm in Parliament, but also cheered under-fire outspoken MPs, whom they assured of the Kabaka’s backing for speaking the truth.
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ICC releases evidence on Uhuru,Ruto cases
The Hague Prosecutor is seeking a minimum of 1,400 hours for her witnesses to testify and be grilled by the defence side on the Kenyan cases, which begin on April 10, and 11. FULL STORY >>

Finding and funding black science

In many ways, Raynard Kington sees himself as incredibly privileged. After attaining his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Michigan, he later completed his M.B.A at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business and served in various capacities at the National Institutes of Health, including deputy director.FULL STORY >>

IEBC to open voter roll for inspection

The electoral commission in Kenya will open the voter register for public inspection from Saturday.
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Dog shaved to look like lion prompts 911 call

A dog shaved to look like a lion prompted someone to call police in Norfolk, Va., earlier this week.
On Tuesday morning, a 911 caller reported seeing a baby lion "walking down Colley Avenue, possibly looking for food," according to the Virginian-Pilot.
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Will immigration reform be overlooked in Congress?
The window to pass immigration laws next year is narrowing, as the effort competes with a renewed debate over gun laws and the lingering fight over taxes and the budget, according to congressional staffers and outside advocates.READ MORE >>

PM Odinga presidential campaign team restructured

Kenya's Coalition for Reform and Democracy (Cord) presidential candidate Raila Odinga has a new campaign team.FULL STORY >>



ICC gets new witnesses on Kiambaa killings
The International Criminal Court (ICC) has flown out of the country two new witnesses, said to have fresh details on how the Kiambaa KAG Church in Eldoret was burned down.FULL STORY

New HIV alert!

Are you aware that if you are divorced or separated, you stand a higher chance of being infected with HIV? While previous studies showed that the virus thrived among married couples, they now reveal that those separated or divorced are at higher risk of infection.FULL STORY >>

Questions raised about Wanjiru’s degrees
The ODM Nairobi gubernatorial politics is getting muddier by the day. The latest development is a bundle of documents that bring to the fore what is being termed “questionable qualifications” for Starehe MP, Bishop Dr Margaret Wanjiru to contest for the governor’s seat.FULL STORY >>

Musalia’s latest headache

When Musalia Mudavadi got endorsement by his party and coalition partners last Friday to run for the presidency, it marked the healing of one headache, and ironically, the beginning of the political equivalent of a migraine.FULL STORY >>
 

Africans welcome New Year in Boston with joy, thanksgiving and humor

BOSTON, MA_Africans in Boston celebrated the breaking of the New Year, 2013, in style and jubilation, attending church services and sending each other messages full of fun and humor though SMS and social media..FULL STORY >>>

Partner swapping, the latest craze in Nairobi, Kenya

An obsession for wild sexual excitement is driving some married couples to experiment in thrills that would shock their parents and pastors to death.FULL STORY >>

Indian rape protests foretell feminist Spring
As a co-founder of Narika, a Bay Area-based helpline for South Asian victims of domestic violence, I have come across many incidents of sexual assault against women in my community. It happens with numbing regularity.FULL STORY




Ten youngest power women in Africa

While there are still efforts needed in ensuring effective  participation of women in the business, especially at the decision making level, the Kenyan woman has in recent years made strides in breaking the proverbial glass ceiling and made inroads in the corporate world.FULL STORY >>

How religion helps sex assault suspects escape
Survivors of violent assaults face an uphill battle in recovery as a result of religious beliefs and prevailing societal attitudes that tend to be suspicious of victims.FULL STORY >>




Kikuyu-Kalenjin rivalry at the centre of Nakuru politics
Ethnic harmony is the biggest issue in Nakuru county ahead of the Kenyan general elections and beyond.FULL STORY >>

IEBC registers 2,000 Kenyans in East African bloc
The electoral commission has confirmed that it managed to register less than 2,000 Kenyans living in the East African region to vote in next year’s General Election. FULL STORY >>

Fears mount over vote rigging using Kenyan Diaspora names
In what could be the worst corruption election scandal in Kenya’s electoral history, all those who registered with the Kenyan Embassy in order to get voting cards may soon find out that their Kenyan ID card and passport numbers may have already been used to give voting cards to under age, foreigners or other unidentified individuals.FULL COMMENTARY >>


The late Annah Kavale laid to rest in Kenya
Friends, family and well wishers came together last week to raise $7,000 in cash and pledges towards burial funds to transport the body of the late Anna Kavale, a Kenyan mother from Laconia New Hampshire for burial in her ancestral land.
Mrs. Kavale was repatriated to Kenya, Wednesday last week and was laid to rest on Sunday December 23rd in Muthale, Kitui, and Eastern province of Kenya.FULL STORY >>

Nigeria gunmen kill six at Christmas church service
Gunmen attacked a church in northern Nigeria during a midnight mass on Christmas Eve, killing six people including the pastor, before setting the building ablaze, residents and police said Tuesday.
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Uhuru and Ruto get Jubilee nod as race for top seat takes shape

The battle lines are now drawn for the General Election of March 4 after Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta was endorsed as presidential candidate for the Jubilee Coalition.FULL STORY >>

Mudavadi declines Raila offer to join Cord, promises to do battle
Kenya's Deputy Prime Minister Musalia Mudavadi has turned down Cord coalition presidential candidate Raila Odinga’s offer to join the alliance.FULL STORY>>

Nairobi women and their many ‘hoes’
The Nairobi woman is barely 23, but she lives in a Sh55,000 apartment in Kileleshwa.FULL FEATURE >>

Cancer's Lonely Soldier- Dr. Jackson Orem, of Uganda Cancer Institute

Jackson Orem is a busy man. He directs the Uganda Cancer Institute – the only dedicated cancer treatment facility in a country of 33 million people. Yet he still finds time to see patients, like Musa Settimba. FULL STORY >>



Churches battle for control of property

Three churches are locked in a court battle for control of a two-acre piece of land in Lavington, Nairobi.The Presbyterian Church of East Africa (PCEA), the Anglican and Methodist churches jointly acquired the land for interdenominational services.FULL STORY >>


Uganda will not tolerate promotion of homosexuality

President Yoweri Museveni has said that Uganda will not tolerate the promotion of homosexuality and warned pro-gay activists against such activities. FULL STORY >>


Ugandan applicants sought for health fellowship in US
Young Ugandans who want to make an impact in health and development have an opportunity to become change agents through a yearlong paid fellowship by the Global Health Corps (GHC).
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Miguna Miguna US trip canceled
MIGUNA
The much publicized trip to the US by Miguna Miguna, a Kenyan lawyer based in Canada who is gunning to be a governor  of  Nairobi county in the upcoming Kenyan elections has been cancelled.FULL STORY


Biometric Voter Registration a hoax in Kenya

When Kenya finally approved the use of Biometric Voter Registration (BVR), many thought our election managers had successfully digitized our electoral systems. Alas! Now I understand why the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) was at one point tempted to revert to the manual voter registration.The expectations amongst Kenyans is largely unmet by the new kits. FULL STORY >>

Defiant Ghana opposition vows to challenge vote results
Ghana's main opposition candidate Nana Akufo-Addo on Tuesday refused to accept presidential election results giving victory to incumbent John Dramani Mahama and vowed to challenge them in court.FULL STORY >>

 

‘Man of God’ caught in neighbour’s bed
A youthful clergyman is nursing injuries at a hospital in Kakamega after he was badly injured by an angry husband who caught him red handed in a compromising manner with his wife.FULL STORY >>



NEKWA member passes away in Kenya; family receives instant burial funds benefit

The effectiveness and integrity of the newly formed New England Kenyan Welfare Association(NEKWA) as an organization to reduce the burden of frequent burial fund raisers in the close- knit community was sharply tested this week after a newly registered member passed away while on a trip to Kenya, prompting NEKWA members to respond instantly with burial funds contributions to the family.FULL STORY >>


Uhuru, Ruto formally unveil alliance for Kenyan presidency

Kenya's Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta and Eldoret North MP William Ruto formally announced their union in a quest to lead Kenya and packaged their pact as a reconciliation tool for the country. FULL STORY >>

Raila and Kalonzo finally sign deal

Prime Minister Raila Odinga and Vice-President Kalonzo Musyoka — on-off political rivals — have finally agreed on an election alliance on the same day that Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta and Eldoret North William Ruto signed their own deal.FULL STORY >>

House passes immigration bill to keep science and technology students in U.S

Immigration
The U.S. House approved Republican-backed immigration legislation on Friday that had previously fallen short in September, though Democrats described it as a piecemeal political move by Republicans after their poor election showing among non-white voters. FULL STORY >>




Cancel Diaspora voting in 2013, urge Kenyans in USA

Despite the outcry and disappointment by some with the decision of the Kenya government to scrap off the intended Diaspora voting in the upcoming general elections, and the subsequent rebuttal by the IEBC asserting it’s final authority to make such a decision,.... FULL STORY >>

East Africa gone Hollywood- The Ugandan movie premieres Thursday Dec 6th in Waltham, MA

If the story of the expulsion of Asians from Uganda has been told hundreds of times, no film has captured the story from the relationship point of view-or better, no Ugandan film makers has narrated on screen the love-hate relationships between Asians and Ugandans. FULL STORY

Kenyans abroad to sue over voter listing rights

Kenyans in the diaspora have threatened to return to court to compel the electoral commission to register them as voters.FULL STORY

IEBC to decide fate of diaspora voters
IEBC Chairman Isaac Hassan has said that the commission will soon decide whether Kenyans living in the Diaspora will participate in the March 4th Polls.FULL STORY

Kenyans in Diaspora miss out on 2013 poll

Kenyans in the Diaspora will not vote in the next General Election.The bombshell was delivered to Parliament Tuesday by Justice minister Eugene Wamalwa, who told MPs the decision was reached at last week's Cabinet meeting.FULL STORY

Buganda Prince Wasajja unveils fiancée
After the Toro royal wedding last week, monarchists are in another ecstasy mood with news that Prince David Kintu Wasajja  brother to Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II has finally unveiled the love of his life.FULL STORY >>

As end nears, cancer patients struggles with cost of long term care

The long and hard-fought battle Eileen Hadidian has been waging against bone cancer for more than 10 years seems to be drawing to a close. Doctors earlier this month said she is probably just a few days, or maybe even just a few hours, away from death.FULL STORY

DR Congo rebel chief Makenga in Uganda for talks
The military leader of the M23 rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo flew to Kampala Monday for talks, a spokesman for the group said, as regional powers push for a rebel pullout from the eastern city of Goma.FULL STORY >>

Philip Moi arrested in Nairobi

Philip Moi was on Monday arrested at his Nairobi home and is expected to be arraigned in court.FULL STORY

First Woman of African Descent Elected to UK Parliament

David Cameron's Conservative Party has quietly made history by electing the first woman of African descent to British Parliament. Helen Grant, whose father is Nigerian, practiced family law in private practice before winning her seat to represent one of the 17 constituencies in London's Kent County.FULL STORY

Cisco to acquire San Franscisco-based Meraki for $1.2 Billion

An Indian American entrepreneur co-founded a technology company that was recently acquired by Cisco for $1.2 billion in cash. FULL STORY >>

Cecafa: Uganda 1 Kenya 0

Geoffrey Kizito’s header past a beaten Duncan Ochieng secured Uganda victory over Kenya in an enthralling Cecafa Tusker Cup start at Namboole Stadium on Saturday.FULL STORY >>

ODM Titanic: The ship sinks as the captain watches
Just as one of the world's biggest and mightiest ships, The Titanic sunk 100 years ago in 1912 after hitting an iceberg, one of the most popular and mightiest political parties in Kenya, ODM seems to be sinking in 2012.FULL STORY >>

Court blow to Uhuru, Ruto
An attempt to delay the case challenging Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta and Eldoret North MP William Ruto’s presidential bids failed on Friday.FULL STORY >>

PEFA church thanks visitors

Rev. Dr. Charles Karanja, pastor of the Pentecostal Evangelical Church of Africa based in Malden Mass., together with members of the church have thanked Kenyans who turned up recently at a Friends Day Sunday service at the church located near the former Oak Groove train station in Malden. FULL STORY

Mitt Romney spotted pumping his own gas
Aside from a controversial conference call with donors, Mitt Romney has kept a low profile since losing the 2012 presidential election to Barack Obama.
The former Republican nominee was spotted with his wife, Ann, at a screening of the new "Twilight" movie, "Breaking Dawn — Part 2," in Del Mar, Calif., on Saturday. According to TMZ, the pair later "hit up a pizza place across the street." FULL STORY


Court has final say on Uhuru and Ruto, says IEBC boss

Presidential hopefuls Uhuru Kenyatta and William Ruto will only be allowed to run if the High Court clears them, the electoral commission has said.
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Survey: Uhuru would win polls in runoff

Kenya's Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta will beat Prime Minister Raila Odinga in a runoff vote if polls were held today, a new survey shows.FULL STORY

Uganda's Bebe Cool, MP Kidega each offers Cranes sh0.5m
Uganda based music sensation Moses Ssali [Bebe Cool] and East African Legislative Assembly MP, Dan Kidega have joined the list of contributors towards an initiative that aims to see the national soccer side defend its Cecafa title this year. FULL STORY >>

Another black Sunday in Kenya after explosion inside city matatu claims seven lives

At least seven passengers were on Sunday killed and more than 33 others injured when an explosion rocked a Kariobangi-bound matatu.FULL STORY

Toro celebrates Princess Komuntale wedding

Princess Ruth Komuntale of the Toro kingdom in Uganda tied the knot on Saturday with her African-American beau Christopher Thomas in a colourful ceremony at St. John’s Cathedral in Fort Portal witnessed by hundreds of guests and the king’s subjects FULL STORY

Latino media to White House: immigration reform now!
Latino media are again taking the lead in the push for comprehensive immigration reform. The day after President Obama’s re-election, an editorial in the Los Angeles-based Spanish-language newspaper La Opinión argued that Obama “owes” it to Latinos.FULL STORY

VP Musyoka tells PM Odinga to quit Kenyan politics
Vice-President Kalonzo Musyoka has asked Prime Minister Raila Odinga to retire from politics together with President Kibaki having served as equal partners in the coalition government.FULL STORY

IEBC starts off race to register 20 million voters in Kenya

President Kibaki became the first Kenyan to register to vote using the new electronic system even as four million adults look set to be locked out of next year’s elections.FULL STORY >>

Kenya-Ethiopia in trade negotiations
Delegates from Kenyan and Ethiopian governments are holding a two-day meeting aimed at increasing trade and investment between the two countries.FULL STORY >>

The President's new clothes
In one of the quickest change acts since Clark Kent became Superman inside a phone booth, Republican political and opinion leaders now champion immigration reform.FULL STORY

Undocumented law school grads and students prepare lobby

An organization calling itself the DREAM Bar Association (DBA) is launching a national campaign on behalf of undocumented immigrants who want licenses to practice law after meeting all state requirements.FULL STORY

Uganda assumes COMESA leadership