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Kenyan Businessman jailed in US for 10 years

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A wealthy Kenyan businessman has been jailed for 10 years in the United States.

Jeffrey Sila Ndungi who is a registered owner of two planes parked at Wilson Airport, was convicted on two counts of theft of public funds and one count of aggravated identity theft.

On August 9, 2016, Ndungi is accused of attempting to defraud the US Government a whopping Sh77 million.

According to evidence presented in court, the 32-year-old obtained Treasury check payable worth Sh77 million payable to an individual identified as C.S. that had been issued on a federal income tax return filed electronically from Kenya.

He then delivered the treasury check to an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Criminal Investigation (CI) undercover agent in exchange for Sh4, 800,000.

Arrested

However, he was arrested on September 11, 2016, at Los Angeles airport as he attempted to board a flight to Nairobi, Kenya.

“Sila was also convicted of the theft of another treasury refund check that had been issued on an electronically filed return filed in 2012,” the court papers read.

According to the US regulations, the maximum statutory penalty for the identity theft count is a mandatory term of two years in prison and a Sh25, 000,000 fine.  The maximum statutory penalty for the theft of public funds counts are a maximum statutory penalty of ten years in prison and a Sh25,000,000 fine.

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Ndungi will serve his 10 years jail term at Dallas Prison.

Ndungi, who at the time of his trial was in the US on a tourist visa, was denied bail for being a flight risk.

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SAD: 36 year old Kenyan IT expert found dead in his Virginia apartment, USA

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A Kenyan man has died in the United States. The body of Christiano Casper Tsuma was discovered the first week of November, 2018, in Virginia USA, three or so weeks after he died.

Chris was born on 12/23/81, in Illinois to Kenyan parents. He attended KU Nursery, KU Primary school, and Lenana School, where he graduated in 1999.

As an American citizen, Chris went back to the USA and joined Pre-military training. He joined USA Kadena Military Camp in Japan and specialized in IT attached to the Airforce section.

He graduated as Associate Professor and worked as a Network Administrator. He worked in S. Korea and then Kuwait as a Senior Network Engineer.

 

Chris then moved back to the USA and worked for Cisco as a Network Consulting Engineer from Jan. 2017 until April 2018.

Chris is son to the late Dr. Orren G. K. Tsuma and Mama Dorothy Tsuma.

His mother Dorothy Tsuma, who lives in Kenya and family members appeal for support to bring his remains back to Kenya to lay him to rest next to his late father. God bless you for your support.

 

Christiano (Chris) Tsuma  would have been 37 on Dec 23, 2018

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Next of Kin here in the US working  to bring Chris’s body home: Joyce Tsuma (sister), Raymond Osogo (cousin, lives in the DC area as well) – ph#1 (240) 449-5456. CashApp tag: cash.me/$NeEmaEleyae‬:

(Christiano (Chris) Tsuma ) Mother,Dorothy’s number:+254 712 539443

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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How Nairobi dust and old car tested Michele Obama’s love for her husband

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This year, First lady Michelle Obama was enjoying Beyonce and Jay Z’ performance in France while her husband Barack Obama visited his home and family in Kenya, Bondo.

The former American First lady Michelle Obama has now opened up on a possible reason why she did not accompany her husband Barrack Obama during his two recent visits to Kenya saying that her first visit in the country was just more than frustrating.

In her memoir titled “Becoming”, Michelle shared that on her first trip to Kenya in 1992 was full of misfortunes and even wore the wrong shoes. Obama’s sister, Auma, also had an old car that left her frustrated.

“Auma’s sky-blue VW was so old that it often needed to be pushed in order to get the engine into gear. I’d ill-advisedly bought new white sneakers to wear on the trip, and within a day, after all the pushing we did, they’d turned reddish brown, stained with the cinnamon-hued dust of Nairobi,” she shared. 

The 54-year-old who was born the US in 1964 added that the trip was also tiring and although she witnessed some beautiful scenaries, she was really frustrated.

“For every bit of awe we felt in Kenya, we were also tired, which led to quibbling, which led finally, for whatever reason, to rage. “I’m so angry at Barack,” I wrote in my journal. “I don’t think we have anything in common.” My thoughts trailed off there. As a measure of my frustration, I drew a long emphatic gash across the rest of the page,” the memoir went on.” she said. 

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Kenyans in US get discounts on fare, three luggage on KQ direct flight

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Kenya Airways has turned to the more than 100,000 Kenyans living in the US with generous discounts in a bid to shore up passenger numbers three weeks since it launched direct flights to New York.

National carrier, which has been grappling with low passenger numbers, says Kenyans who book tickets directly will enjoy a 10 per cent discount on fares and three of their luggage.

“The special rate for the Kenyan diaspora is only available for bookings made directly on our website,” Stephen Ngamau, KQ’s area manager for the Americas, says in a notice on display at the Kenyan Embassy in Washington DC.

“We encourage guests to enrol onto our database for more updates and offers… We look forward to having the Kenyan diaspora aboard Kenya Airways soon.” The fares on the New York route range between Sh79,000 and Sh105,000 depending on the booking period.

Kenya estimates the number of its citizens studying or working in the US at 130,000 even though other sources claim the figure could be as high as 300,000. The group has been very active in the country’s economic affairs with the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) data showing that North America accounted for 50.8 per cent of the Sh197.1 billion that citizens living abroad sent home last year.

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The trend has continued this year with CBK data showing that Kenyans living in North America sent home Sh72.1 billion in the first six months of this year, representing a 69.3 per cent growth over the Sh42.5 billion received in a similar period last year.

Kenya launched its daily non-stop flights to the US on October 28 in what government officials said would stimulate tourism, trade and investments from the world’s largest economy.

The national carrier is cutting back on flights citing low demand. It has rescheduled flights covering November to March and cancelled 10 flights between last Monday and December 5.

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