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Free the Cow in Your Life

Let’s go. Once upon a time in a faraway land, there lived a Chinese wise man and his disciple. One day in their travels, they saw a hut in the distance. As they approached they realized that it was occupied in spite of its extremely poor appearance.
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Dr. Nelly Kangethe Jamhuri Day Speech at Raleigh, NC

As I was walking in here today, I had a moment where I imagined that perhaps it’s fate that today is the 12th day of December and we might once again be fighting for our freedom. Not from dictatorship, oppression, or persecution, but from total destruction. Or what if we’re fighting for our right to live and to exist. And should we win the day, the 12th day of December will no longer be known as just a Kenyan holiday where we sit and kill another goat, but as the day when our people declared in one voice: ‘We will not go quietly into the night!’ ‘We will not vanish without a fight!’ ‘We’re going to live on!’ ‘We’re going to survive!’ Today we celebrate our Independence Day!”...
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Dr. Nelly Kangethe to Deliver Main Speech at Raleigh, NC Jamhuri Day Celebrations

Kenyans from Raleigh, North Carolina have departed from the traditional approach of having accomplished government persons deliver the main speech during holiday celebrations; they have opted Dr. Nelly Kangethe, a Doctorate in Nursing Practice degree holder who works for John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD that is ranked as the best hospital in the World....
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Diaspora Capital Can Develop & Grow Kenya GDP

When I arrived to the U.S the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) that measures development of a county for the U.S was about $5 trillion. Today the U.S GDP has grown to over $17 trillion as population has grown to 320 million. Kenya GDP as reported by President Uhuru Kenyatta during the State of Nation 2015 is about $54 billion. Just like the Diaspora Kenyans contributed to development of U.S GDP to $17 trillion they can contribute to Kenya GDP development to reach $600 billion by 2030 through injecting their capital to Kenya. ...
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Did President Uhuru Kenyatta NY Diaspora Meeting Get Cancelled For Diaspora Are a Distant Second Priority?

An exchange between Dr. Daniel Kimethu a Ph.D. holder in Computer Science and Ambassador Macharia Kamau who heads the Kenya Mission to the United Nation has led to the question of whether the New York Diaspora Meeting scheduled at Saturday 26th 3pm and later cancelled was because the Diaspora are “a distant second priority.” Ambassador Macharia in an Email writes, “All other meetings and commitments come a distant second as his international obligations are what are foremost on our minds during the UNGA.” Dr. Kimethu in response writes, “On your statement on priorities of UNGA, I think Diaspora Kenyans deserve to be informed that they are a distant second. This information will help save money to remit to Kenya to help those unable to afford food as prices keep increasing rather than the said money going to payments of TAXI’s and hotels rooms once a Diaspora meeting is scheduled only to be cancelled for it was a distant second.” ...
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Tour to Queen Mary in L.A.

Queen Mary is a retired ship that sailed the oceans from 1936 to 1967. Today it is one of the tourism attractions in the Los Angeles California region. Billy Muturi from Kenya who was visiting with his sister Bui Thuo was one of the tourists to board the ship. ...
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What A Moment With Ambassador Robison Githae?

"Join a group or an Organization. If not join a Church, even if it is that one with only two members, a wife and a husband", Ambassador Robinson Githae pleaded with Kenyans in the Diaspora at the reception held in his Honor, at Silver Springs MD, USA on April 18, 2015. Everyone burst into laughter, before the Ambassador elaborated it saying that, most Churches are commonly started by two or three people, and thereafter they flourish to become big congregations. The advice from the Ambassador came in the wake of the body of a dead Kenyan, which laid unnoticed for one month in his house. The dead man did not have friends and he did not belong to any group of Kenyans, and therefore no one missed him for all that period he laid dead in his house, in order to raise an alarm....
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Second Conference to Celebrate Gains of Devolution

The Second Devolution Conference is a follow up of the first Devolution Conference which was held in April 2014, in Kwale County. Last year’s conference noted that in spite of the teething challenges that any new initiative invariably experiences, it was encouraging to note that major strides had been realised in devolution within so short a time. Necessary structures, mechanisms and instruments were put in place for more effective and efficient management of state affairs to steer Kenya towards the promise of the vision spelt out in the principles and objectives of devolved government, as provided for in the Constitution. Even more encouraging was the fact that tangible results were already being experienced in diverse devolved units....
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3 Days of ID Issue in Boston Region! No Door Charges to Enter ID Issue Venues!

A message announcing ID issue in Boston Region reads, “Note: Since the Kenya Embassy has made all necessary arrangements to be accommodated at the said venues, no payments will be required to access the venues for those coming for ID Registration apart from the $50 ID processing fee.” This message nullifies an earlier message contained in flyers circulated that had an entry charge of $25 prepaid and a $40 door charge at the day of issue. Don’t miss applying for your ID 3 Days, 27 Hours allocated and 3 cities Service places open. ...
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Boston Kenyans Remember Garissa Victims

We Kenyans living in Massachusetts, express our solidarity with the Kenya Government, Families of the University Students attacked by the Terrorists in Garrisa, all Kenyans back home, all Kenyans in the Diaspora and all our foreign friends who have joined Kenyans at this hour of need. ...
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