Tag: Kenyans in America

Amid pandemic, the Wichita Kenyan community unites virtually through food and family

The Kenyan community in the Midwestern state of Kansas is a close-knit group, with most of its members sharing in common their Christian faith. Protestant church membership in the community is normal, and many Kenyans come together in houses of worship to foster a sense of diaspora community.

By Kelly Wairimu Davis | Religious News Service

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Kenyan Journalist Larry Madowo scoops prestigious Philip Greer Award from Columbia University

By NANCY AGUTU | The Star

Media Personality Larry Madowo has been crowned the winner of the 2020 Philip Greer Award for his Financial Writing at the Columbia University in New York. Madowo, who was the British Broadcasting Corporation Africa Business Editor, was admitted to Columbia University back in April 2019.

He was admitted to the prestigious university as a Knight-Bagehot Fellow in the class of 2019-2020. 

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Meet Dr. Chris Wachira: Kenyan-born healthcare specialist with a passion for wine-making

By Anya Soltero | Almeda Magazine

For Chris Wachira, the first Kenyan-born winemaker in California, pairing her two great passions has yielded some remarkably fruit-forward results. Wachira has lived in the United States for 20 years, but her path to winemaking has been circuitous and fortuitous, having first obtained her nursing doctorate in health care systems leadership from the University of San Francisco.

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Aliphine Tuliamuk: Kenyan-Born American marathoner Talks About What She Learnt From Eliud Kipchoge

The Kenyan- born American marathoner shares how she is staying strong in hope and in wait of a fall marathon, and how Olympic champion Eliud Kipchoge has been her great source of inspiration.

By Evelyn Watta | The Olympic Channel

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Meet three Kenyans who have excelled as engineers in the US after topping national exams at home

by Elizabeth Mwarage | The Star

Students who top Kenyan national examinations make news headlines every time results are announced. Herman Mutiso, Jessy Mbagara, and James Rotich were among the top students over 10 years ago. The trio were admitted to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where they studied different fields of engineering.  They eventually got jobs in Silicon Valley in California.

Now in their early thirties, they share a common story of hard work, perseverance, determination and vision.

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Kenyan biking couple now stuck in Nicaragua amid Covid-19

By Fridah Mlemwa | Nairobi News

Kenyan adventurers Wamuyu Kariuki and Dos Kariuki who are on a bike trip round the world have been stuck in Nicaragua due to the Corona Virus outbreak. The couple set off to see the world on 2nd July 2018 after saving for more than two years for the three-and-a-half years’ world trip.

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Meet Kenyan entertainer, MC Rayan The DJ, uniting Africans in US with Afro-themed concerts

by  Douglas Mwarua | Tuke.co.ke

MC Rayan The DJ is an entertainer who was born in Kiambu, Kenya. He has hosted Kenya’s biggest musicians and entertainers such as Nonini, Vera Sidika, Arrow Bwoy and celebrities from other countries in sold out shows in Kansas City and Dallas.

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The Cultural and Social Challenges to Slowing the Pandemic in Africa

The coronavirus was slow to make its way to Africa, but it is now there in full force and will be difficult to contain because of certain cultural and social behaviors.

By Chris Macoloo  | Stanford Social and Innovation Review

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Facebook names Kenyan Maina Kiai into content oversight board

By AFP

Facebook has named Kenya’s human rights advocate Maina Kiai into the board that will decide on what content to allow or remove from the world’s largest social media platform. Mr Kiai is a director of Human Rights Watch’s Global Alliances and Partnerships Programme. He is also a former United Nations special rapporteur.

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Covid 19 is hitting the African immigrant community hard in New York

I lost a Ghanaian neighbour and a Kenyan did not wake up from his ventilator

Nick Ogutu | Standard Digital

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