Category Archives: Diaspora

Kenyan-born journalist awarded in US for exemplary reporting Standard

BY STEVE JOHNSON A Kenyan-born US based journalist was feted on Thursday for exemplary coverage of the 2017 Kenyan general election. BMJ Muriithi, who is a multimedia specialist, received the award at a ceremony held at the Voice America headquarters (VOA) in Washington DC. While presenting the Superior Accomplishment Award, the agency’s Africa Division Chief, Neggusie Mengesha, praised the journalist for “outstanding reporting and going beyond the call of duty” while covering the election in the East African nation for radio, TV and online platforms. Muriithi was among thousands of journalists representing international media organizations who traversed the country and…

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VIDEO AND MULTIPLE PHOTOS: A Colorful Diaspora wedding held in Kenya Standard

BY ESTHER WANJOHI Our wedding brought many people together. Professor Cuthbert traveled from Kansas City MO to attend our May 20, 2017 wedding in Nairobi Kenya! As preparation to my current doctoral program, Professor Cuthbert taught me a subject known as “Futuring” which I think should be taught to everyone. “Futuring” is an attempt to make accurate predictions of what the future may hold. According to Edward Cornish (2004), there are now proven-techniques for exploring the future. Among the skills that can be acquired and used in Futuring is Foresight because it enables us to discern and anticipate risks and…

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VIDEO: She just returned from the US and has become a fierce defender of Uhuru’s administration Standard

This articulate, straight shooting American-based philanthropist-turned politician might soon say goodbye to the US for good. Mwende Mwinzi is making heads turn in Kenya as she appears on every political talk show around town and fiercely defending Uhuru Kenyatta’s administration. Observers say she is probably doing a better job at it than most die-hard and older Jubilee politicians would have done. Mwinzi has become the only woman in a pool of men seeking the Mwingi West parliamentary seat – and on a Jubilee ticket. Many argue that she has spiced the contest but that is a story for another day….

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VIDEO: The day Mike Mulwa thanked president Barack Obama for letting young immigrants pursue dreams Standard

Mike Mulwa Ngangi, the 29 year old Kenyan whose recent killing in Birmingham Alabama, has caused a public outcry among Kenyans in the US, was among the first people in 2012 to thank the then president Barack Obama for his decree allowing young illegal immigrants to pursue their dreams without being bothered by the authorities. READ RELATED: Shock as Kenyan man, owner of #254 brand, shot dead at a gas station in Alabama NTV’s correspondent BMJ Muriithi took a look at the implication of the surprise move and sought the views of some of the Kenyans residing in the United…

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VIDEO UPDATE: More details emerge as owner of gas station where Mike Mulwa was killed speaks out Standard

BY BMJ MURIITHI Support the funeral arrangements for Mike Mulwa through Gofundme by clicking on this link Mike Mulwa Ngangi, the Kenyan entrepreneur  who was killed by robbers in Birmingham, Alabama, over the weekend, had been robbed at gun point the previous day and warned not to call the police,  Kenya Satellite Network can now reveal. Mulwa, popularly known as Mike 254, a USA based entrepreneur of 254 clothing, succumbed to a gunshot wound after he was shot by armed robbers at a  gas station on Saturday night. Eye witnesses told the police that the Citgo gas station where Mulwa…

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Shock as Atlanta-based man, the founder of 254 fashion brand, shot dead at a gas station in Alabama Standard

BY BMJ MURIITHI Support the funeral arrangements for Mike Mulwa through Gofundme by clicking on this link An Atlanta-based Kenyan man succumbed to injuries Sunday morning after he was shot by a gunman while working at a petrol station in  Birmingham, Alabama, USA. Mike Mulwa, 29, died following an altercation on Saturday night at Citgo Company petrol station located on 9800 block of Parkway East in the City of Birmingham. A statement released by local police stated that officers responded to an emergency call at around 11.30 pm Saturday and found two people trying to resuscitate the victim. “Mulwa was…

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VIDEO: Diamond Platinumz tells University of Nairobi students he’ll attend Zari’s ex-husband’s funeral in Uganda Standard

Top ranked Tanzanian recording artiste, Diamond Platinumz, appeared on NTV’s The Trend which was recorded live in a packed auditorium at the University of Nairobi on Friday night and – among other things – told a cheering crowd that he would attend the burial of Zari’s ex husband. He was in Kenya for Koroga award ceremony and concert slated for Sunday in Nairobi. “Kwa kweli umekuwa ni wakati mgumu na kucancel tu show ya watu ghafla inawezekana ukapata taswira tofauti. Nimeongea na mzazi mwenzangu akanielewa. Nikimaliza hapa nitaenda Uganda kwa sababu ya mazishi (It has been a difficult time and…

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Kenyattas’ bank in bid to acquire Kigali lender Standard

Commercial Bank of Africa (CBA), which is majority-owned by the Kenyatta family, is in the running to acquire the Rwandese subsidiary of Uganda’s Crane Bank in what marks the latest expansion of the wealthy family’s empire. CBA already operates an equivalent of mobile banking service M-Shwari in Rwanda using a microfinance licence. The Nairobi-based lender is looking to outbid rival banks that are also seeking to purchase Crane Bank Rwanda branches currently owned by Dfcu Bank. The Bank of Uganda last October took over the management of Crane Bank — at the time the country’s fourth-largest lender — due to…

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