Tag: Kenyans in America

Six Kenyans earn USA college basketball scholarships

 By Dennis Okeyo | The standard Sports

Six basketballers have secured full educational scholarships to United States colleges after impressing coach Robert Lihalakha at one-day trials in Nairobi’s Umoja II Basketball Court. The selection exercise dubbed Life Above the Basketball 2021 attracted over forty upcoming basketballers aged below 18 years from all over the country.

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Two UC Berkeley Students From Africa Grapple With COVID-19, Racial Violence in the US


By Chloe Veltman | KQED

Abdoul Aziz Sandotin Coulibaly has seen plenty of riots and civil unrest in his native Ivory Coast. But the violent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol this week shocked and saddened the 23-year-old UC Berkeley graduate student.

“I am not really sure if there will be any real inclusion or acceptance of diversity or end to racism in this country,” he wrote in an email to KQED. “Despite the constant praise of the U.S. as being a country that upholds democracy, this is a clear statement that the U.S. today is like a developing country – susceptible to coups and such actions.”

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Brenda Anzeze | Kenyan Woman Finds Success in Consultancy After Leaving 6-Figure Salary in the US

By John Wanjohi  | Mwakilishi.com

Brenda Anzeze ditched her lucrative job in the US and returned to Kenya, where she has established a successful consultancy company. Brenda says she was earning a six-figure salary before she quit in 2018 after having worked for top US multinationals including JPMorgan Chase, Fidelity Investments, and the Bank of America. Shortly after relocating to Kenya in July 2018, she formed a company named Brenda’s Diaspora Consultancy, which helps Kenyans abroad to invest in real estate in Kenya.

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300 Kenyans in America Team Up to Build Multi-Million Estate in Nairobi

By EDDY MWANZA | Kenyans.co.ke

A group of at least 300 Kenyans currently living in the United States of America has teamed up to embark on a multi-million housing project in Nairobi. Christened Kitisuru Amani Gardens, the housing project is located slightly off Limuru Road, with the adjacent suburbs comprising of Runda, Rosslyn, and Muthaiga. 

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Kenya | Kisii Rides on Its Sons and Daughters in the Diaspora

By Ruth Mbula | Nation

They say that east or west, home is best. This old adage is best exemplified in Kisii County, at least when it comes to people working in foreign countries pushing up development in their native communities. When President Uhuru Kenyatta toured Kisii in October, he observed that members of the Abagusii community are industrious and innovative.

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Larry Madowo | Kenyan Journalist Delivers Lecture at Canada’s Carleton University

By Mwakilishi.com

US-based Kenyan journalist Larry Madowo on Friday made history after he delivered a lecture at Canada’s Carleton University. Madowo, who is a North America correspondent for the BBC, became the first-ever black person to deliver an address in the university’s annual School of Journalism keynotes, which have been held for the past 24 years.

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US President-elect Joe Biden phones Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, talks about regional security, climate change

By Nancy Agutu | The Star

US President-elect Joe Biden on Tuesday called Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta to offer his gratitude after congratulating him on his win.

“The president-elect offered his gratitude for President Kenyatta’s congratulations and expressed his appreciation for the strong and lasting ties between our two countries,” Biden said.

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Here are 10 of the most successful Kenyan actors in Hollywood 2020

by  Caiaphas Wanjala | TUKO

Who is the best actor in Kenya? With each dawn, more and more African actors and actresses are getting featured and earning a spotlight in Hollywood’s biggest movie and film industry. That said, several successful Kenyan actors in Hollywood have made a name for themselves due to their acting prowess.

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Kenyans residing in the US narrate unique, dramatic poll experiences –

By GLORIA ARADI | The Standard

As events of the United States elections unfold, thousands of Kenyans living in America have had first-hand experience. There are some who have had a front-row seat to dramatic events.

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Chapurukha Kusimba| Academic journey of top Kenyan-American scholar

by Simbi Kusimba

Though a renowned academic with more than 100 publications to his name, anthropological archaeologist Prof Chapurukha Kusimba had humble beginnings. The Kenyan-American was born 58 years ago in Kaptola village, Mt Elgon subcounty, in Bungoma county.

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