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“Don’t fear change!” Diaspora Kenyans developing the Kenya University Project - Diaspora University Town plan that will create 20,000 new jobs are telling fellow Diaspora Kenyans. “There are 2,000 Jobs for Diaspora in Kenya,” based on the KUP jobs plan. Close to 100 Diaspora PhD's, Scientists, Doctors, RN’s, ICT professionals, Engineers and Specialists in diverse fields are each day progressing the project to ground-break in Kenya.
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Peter Mwangi and his wife Agnes of Anaheim, CA, who are on vacation in Kenya, travelled to Taita Taveta for a tour of the land that the Kenya University Project – University Town shall be developed. Pastor Pagiel Mshila who worked closely with Bishop Donald Mwawasi in establishing the land took them for a land tour. Peter was excited after visiting the area that the Diaspora University town will be developed. He called the area, “a beautiful place.” This will soon become their next home as he and other Diaspora build a new town in Kenya. ...
Once Diaspora money is remitted and it arrives in Kenya, the final destination of the money is becoming a bank deposit. In 2010 – 2016 Diaspora remitted about Kshs 700 billion. During the same period the total deposits in all Kenya Banks grew from Kshs 1 trillion to about Kshs 3 trillion. The loan advances from deposits grew from Kshs 721 billion to about Kshs 2.5 trillion. In 2017 – 2021, the total Diaspora remittances will be about Kshs 1 trillion. The bank deposits are projected to grow to Kshs 6 trillion and loan advances to Kshs 5 trillion. ...
Dr. Wilson Endege and Rose Ndiritu, of Kenya University Project (KUP), had a meeting with the KCB Bank team of: Vincent Aberi, Head of Diaspora Banking; Gregory Siro, Manager of Gigiri branch; Jennifer Chege, Relationships Manager Diaspora Banking; and, Joshua Kirui, Relationship Manager Mortgages The main discussion was the KCB Bank finance plan for Diaspora KUP property developers. ...
Kenya Constitution article 43 reads, “(1) Every person has the right— (a) to the highest attainable standard of health, which includes the right to health care services, including reproductive health care; (b) to accessible and adequate housing, and to reasonable standards of sanitation; (c) to be free from hunger, and to have adequate food of acceptable quality; (d) to clean and safe water in adequate quantities; (e) to social security; and (f) to education.” Dr. Wilson Endege visited the Ministry of Education at Jogoo House in Nairobi to advance these constitutional rights for Kenyans.
As Kenyans gathered in a house in U.S a question formed inside my brain: When the word “House,” is stated what does one think? The answers were: One may think of the famous Dr. House who diagnosis health mysteries in the TV show House. “House of Representatives,” someone else may think with reference to application in politics. Majority will think of the building structure they are in at that given time. A house as a built structure is very important in everyday living.
All Economics scholars who did not sleep in their economic class know the formula C + I + T/GS + (X-M) = GDP (Gross Domestic Product). C stands for Consumption. I, investment. T Tax/G.S Government Spending. X, Exports and M, Imports. Today Kenyans are consuming more and more. If the increase of consumption was the only calculator of GDP, Kenya GDP would be growing at 20% per year.
When I was in my 20s and early 30s, I was fanatical about software. By “fanatical” I mean that I was so focused on my vision of putting a computer on every desk and in every home that I gave up a normal existence. I didn’t take vacations or weekends off. I wasn’t interested in getting married. (Obviously, that changed when I met Melinda!) My colleagues and I at Microsoft took tremendous pride in being the first to arrive at work and the last to leave. It was an incredibly fun chapter of my life.
As the number of Kenyans living abroad has increased so have their remittances to Kenya. Today the remittances are at about Kshs 100 billion. The interests of Diaspora Kenyans has mainly been in the real estate sector. This has led to banks and developers coming to the Diaspora to tap this money. However, today Diaspora are also organizing themselves to direct their money where it achieves the best return.
Kenya’s property market is thriving and everyone is looking to have a piece of this vibrant sector. With good economic environment and financial systems, there has been an increase in the mortgage uptake. According to the Central Bank of Kenya, the demand for mortgages in the country stands at 80,000 facilities every year - a clear indication of the strong uptake.
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is the monetary measure of the total goods and services produced in a country at a given year. Kenya today is recorded at a GDP of $50 billion (Kshs 4.5 trillion.) A recent report from World Bank estimates the Kenya GDP growth to each 7% this year and the next three years. The question that still remain unanswered is: Can Kenya achieve over 10% GDP growth as per vision 2030 goal?
I broke ground to start Africa’s biggest wind power project in Laisamis, Marsabit County as Kenya takes giant steps in asserting its position as a leader in green energy production globally. The project is also the biggest single private sector initiative on the African Continent, costing 623 million euros.
Transparency International Kenya welcomes the order for the immediate prosecution of 13 individuals and three firms on criminal charges related to the Anglo Leasing scandal by the Director of Public Prosecutions, Keriako Tobiko.
A handshake is considered as the best political tool for getting supporters and vote. The more the handshakes one can make the better. A handshake creates a great connection when one is able to shake the President hand even for a moment. Before the President first term is over estimates are he will have shaken more than 10,000 hands about 0.05% of the expected 20 million voters before the serious campaign. The handshakes could increase by 50,000 as the serious campaign starts.
Bishop Donald Mwawasi of Atlanta, GA who during his travel to Kenya five times in 2015 has held numerous discussions with the County Assembly Members and National Land Commission Commissioners on land use and management this year commenting on Land protests in Voi says, “The persons blocking the road should never have been doing this. It is time all constitutional office holders assigned to land management do the job assigned." The constitution assigns different roles to County Assembly, National Land Commission and Land Ministry.
West Pokot County is in the Rift Valley of Kenya and borders Turkana County to the North, Elgeyo-Marakwet and Baringo counties to the East, Tran-Nzoia County to the South and Uganda border to the West. The county is serviced by the International road A-1 that runs from Kitale-Kapeguria. Kapeguria is the County headquarters.
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“May this book inspire you to be more courageous,” wrote Boniface Mwangi, an activist and popular figure in Kenya as he signed his book titled, Unbounded. He further wrote, “Keep telling those stories. Enjoy the read.” The book was launched at PCEA Neema Church in Lowell, Boston regions. The books Boniface brought with him for the launch were sold out. He signed the book to the nightfall.
Two out of three sub-Sarahan Africans — 600 million people — lack access to electricity, forcing them to spend significant amounts of their income on costly and unhealthy forms of energy, like diesel to run factory generators and smoky and scarce wood for indoor fires for cooking.
The city of Las Vegas economy is driven by tourists who come to the casinos and conventions held in this city. The two largest hotels in rooms in the Worlds, The Venetian- Palazzore with 7117 rooms and the MGM Grand hotel with 6852 rooms are both located in Las Vegas. Further Vegas has close to 30 hotels with more than 1,000 rooms.
PCEA Neema Church members of eight districts presented their talents as they worshiped God, glorified God, educated and entertained each other. Six groups sang songs and two groups performed drama. In about one hour and half hours the talents showcased brought were educative, humorous and most important delivered the message of God. God’s servant, Njonge, who preached the message summed the talents with the words, “Gifts come from God.” He added that it is good to showcase them.
The U.S economy was at $57 billion dollars in 1933 after the start of the great depression in 1929. From $57 Billion and 125 million population, the U.S economy would grow and in 80 years reach $16.8 trillion and a population of about 318 million Per Capita income of $52,800. Can Kenyans grow from the current $50 billion economy with 44 million population and Per Capita $1,100 on a similar trajectory like U.S?
"America’s nurses are the beating heart of our medical system," President Barack Obama is quoted as saying. Donna Wilk Cardillo is quoted saying, "Nurses are the heart of healthcare." Happy Nurses Week
The 5th Annual Kenyans Connect Rugby 7s Golf tournament and Golf Clinic, co-hosted by Safari Golf Club – California, was held on Friday the 4th of March 2016 at Royal Links Golf Club in Las Vegas, Nevada. The sponsored Rugby 7s Golf tournament is the first key sponsored Safari Golf tournament of the year and was a great success. Participants traveled from Kenya and across the USA to meet in Las Vegas for championship golf and USA Sevens Rugby.
"A picture is worth a thousand words" is a statement often used to refer to a picture that can explain something or leave many perplexed with wonder. The two pictures taken as President Uhuru Kenyatta shakes a young girl's hand and serious looks to her and places his left hand on the girl's chin, and then his right hand on the girl's chin in the next picture is worth a thousand words.
If you said the words, “That guy is dressed to kill,” many would be consumed with fear thinking that one has knifes and other weapons on their clothing ready to kill. However, “dress to kill,” is an expression of dressing in a smart and trendy way. The 3 piece suit “dress to kill,” fashion is where men wear the 3 piece suit so as to leave the ladies breathlessly killed.
An astounding achievement is a mind blowing fact, or set of facts, of something that is created. It is an achievement that when run through the mind leads to questions like: How was this achieved? What made all the pieces work and all the people achieve the results so fast? How did a person think of such a big idea and keep building on it without fear of looking back? Where did they get all the money to achieve this massive amazing project? It is an achievement that has given the brain a headache just in trying to figure out how a person or persons conceptualized and accomplished an idea. It is an achievement so remarkable that researchers have and continue to use million of hours trying to understand how the decisions were made.
President Uhuru Kenyatta attended the funeral service of the late Hon. George Mwicigi and led Kenyans who paid their last respects to one of the great leaders of Kenya. The late Hon. George Mwicigi was elected as Member of Parliament for Kandara in 1969. His development of piped water, farming, housing and health centres in Kandara would set the pace of development in the 1970’s.
President Barack Obama was entertained to a dinner at State House hosted by President Uhuru Kenyatta. The dinner was held at an erected tent in the State House green lawns. The ground covered in an all-red carpet. The evening cool weather providing the right environment for dinner after a long day of work.
The mathematics science and technology handshake occurred at the inauguration of the new mathematics, science and technology complex at Karen where the President said, “Ladies and Gentlemen, We have already begun to improve the national pool of skills and talents in science education. My Government, following the medium term plan laid out in vision 2030, is implementing a national Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Programme. It will improve our students’ innovation and creativity through carefully crafted programmes at every level of our education system.”