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Let Kenyans in Diaspora support one another and not be quick to share stories of their misfortune

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By Njeeri Kez

Kenyans in the diaspora….. We are failing each other. When one of us gets in the murk of things with the law, it is our duty to be ambassadors of the truth. If the said person is guilty or not, we are so far from home that it is our duty to support the families left behind in whatever way possible.

For us to share widely pictures and stories of allegations and then put in our fertile imaginations as contributing chat topics is just out of line. Some of us put names and details of deaths online even before families in Kenya are notified. STOP! Let’s wait for the rule of law and due process on matters still in court. Even if you do not respect the alleged perpetrators, at least respect their families. We know how our community is small.

Everyone knows everyone. These people have wives, children and close relatives who then have to deal with the aftermath of these online character obliterations that inadvertently spill over because of their relationships. Have you ever stopped to think of what that would do to someone looking to build their lives afterwards if found innocent and the first thing that comes up on their name search is such online vitriol?

If we’re going to report on issues, please let us be sensitive of the domino effects. Also, let us make sure that if we absolutely have to share that we are sharing facts and truth only, and not what we think the facts and truth should be. When we contribute to discussions on such, please remember that their families are here in these social media streets.

No one would want to be held hostage by the actions of another person even if that person is a family member. Please be careful of who you interact with, who you trust, who you bring into your circle and please please PLEASE do not drive drunk. Let us all jealously guard our integrity, our dignity, our dreams, our children’s well being. We are so far from home let’s be our brother’s keepers. Have a blessed end week.

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Kell Njoki I agree offcourse partially . I think you should also address the families that “we are protecting”. What are they telling the news media, bloggers?? Are you just putting your family crisis out there? If you are caught in a disaster like mentioned above hold back for a minute or months before commenting. Sometimes news come from your own family.
I’ve been in situations where people talkedddddddddd buttttttttt no one had published anything without my consent. Was I contacted? Absolutely!!! Did I agree to putting my family on media hellllll no!!
That last part I it KNOW your circle. Social media will break you or make you. And we have to understand just coz 5-10 of us share news (like I do) don’t mean we are not supporting sometimes people are raising awareness. Shi* happens no man is an island ~~~~~~~ that DUI I will not even comment .
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Njeeri Kez
Njeeri Kez Kell Njoki I cannot control what anyone else decides to do or not to do. However, I can be empathetic enough to respect those who are going through a tough time by virtue of their being related to others regardless of whichever side they’re on, accused or victim, guilty or innocent. As of your point on raising awareness, what awareness is being raised by sharing a mugshot?
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Kell Njoki
Kell Njoki Posting others Mugshot is being malicious!!!! It’s public information but no one needs to post others mugshot~~~~ . ……….. reason I said I agree and don’t agree some shares are not hurtful how we respond or comments makes the difference. All in all we are becoming a generation of sensitivity that we are ignoring things that are hurting us and our future generation in names of “let’s keep it cool”… a lady up there talked about DUI for example no families want to go through that does that mean we can’t discuss that?? Alcohol abuse? We hurt including my family does that mean I can’t share my views?? It’s all on how we do it…………. social media comments you have to chose what to take in and what to ignore. I last about 6 months have seen the rape cases within our community and am just like is this new or social media shares has got me into seeing more of this cases?? ‍♀️‍♀️ now am aware to continueeeeeee adding on that list of not trusting even my own with girls
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Njeeri Kez
Njeeri Kez Kell Njoki apples and oranges. We need to discuss issues that affect us as a community but that DOESN’T include other people’s specific legal issues, complete with mugshots and details. Start a conversation on alcoholism and I’ll gladly contribute. Post an article on alleged rape and have people speculate on all kinds of crass details and gloat on how they’re not behind bars and you lose me on your argument.
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Kell Njoki
Kell Njoki Welllll there is that group that thinks it’s an island ~~~~~~~ you either learn from them or ignore them. Their mugshot might be around the corner. ‍♀️‍♀️‍♀️. Just saying we are quick to say we are perfect till hell breaks .
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Lilian Raquel I think it’s one thing to share a mug shot and another to criticize it as what is going on with “us” type of mentality that is already labeling the situation along with the group of people. That doesn’t come off as it’s being a genuine perspective coz what is the point of posting it if it’s not to rectify and edify the situation. It’s like opening a line of anyone to judge label the individual without any basis of knowing his side of the story. That is what irks me all in the name of ” I care for us” that’s bs. I truly truly agree with ur point Njeeri Kez!! Nkt!
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Philip Osoro
Philip Osoro Well said
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Diana Gaitha Well said!!
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Peter Kerre YES YES YES Njeeri

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Supuu Rehema Ebu make this public so I can share Njeeri Kez

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Njeeri Kez Done love

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Mackenzie Ithe Wa Ndung'u
Mackenzie Ithe Wa Ndung’u I couldn’t agree more.

Isaac Kuria
Isaac Kuria Well articulated. Be well Njeeri Kez. Good job!

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Njoroge Wa Ngige Hatuskii la mwadhini wala la mteka maji kisimani. Mbona tusijengane kwa mambo ya uchumi. Kwanini tukimbie wakati maji yamezoleka. Tuungane tufanye biashara, kwani tulikuja majuu tuvurugane Na masaibu na hisia zisizo tupeleka mbele. Tuanzishe benki za Diaspora Na kadhalika…hayo ndio maendeleo muhimu Na ya dhati. Jengana kikazi, tuwe busy kehesabu dollar Na sio umbea …Mengine ni mtodogoo tugange ya Kweli. Walokosa waombe msamaha tusonge mbele. Mungu tuangazie. samngige.blogspot.com

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The 5 things you need to know about H-1B work visa

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BY BOB MWITI

Those very keen on relocating to US on a work visa, or those that are already here in the US on student visa, probably know a thing or two about H1B-visa, but there is quite a very good number of people who do not know anything about this visa that could allow one to live and work here in the US if you meet certain eligibility requirements.

After I graduated from college here in the US, I was able to get a H1B visa before finally becoming a permanent resident. So when I talk about H1B visa, I talk as someone who has gone through the whole process. It can be a bumpy ride, but with determination, you should be able to get there.

So in this episode of Success With Bob Mwiti Show, I give you 5 things you need to know about H1B work visa.Enjoy!.If you like my work, please subscribe to my youtube channel for more content about living and working in the United States Of America.

A Little Bit About Me!

I am a former international student in USA and I am a senior IT consultant in the areas of Oracle EBS Financials and Robotics Process Automation (RPA) here in USA. I am the programs director of Appstec America – A consulting company based in Tampa, Florida, USA.

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I’ve been blessed to have learned a lot in my career as an IT consultant. My life has truly changed, and I’ve made it my mission to give back and serve others beyond myself. Whether that be helping you to relocate to USA as an international student, train you as an IT consultant, help you start and build your own online business, creating your financial freedom, motivating you to pursue your goals and dreams, to being more productive, to inspiring you to constantly improve yourself.

My mission is to get you to wake up to the unlimited potential within you and achieve what you’re truly capable of through my various self-development training programs.On the internet, I openly and passionately share my life experiences and all of the very best concepts, strategies, tools, and resources that I continue to discover that have made a measurable difference to my life, and will do for you as well.

Keep your dream alive and never give up! To learn about my company’s amazing programs, please go to;

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Kenyans in US fall victim to phishing attacks by Sendwave impersonators, lose thousands of dollars

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BY BMJ MURIITHI

Impersonators posing as genuine employees of SendWave.com, the popular online money Transfer platform, are sending out emails to unsuspecting customers asking them to update their their account information.

 

Many Kenyans living in the United States have been targeted by the scammers.

 

Sendwave is operated by Chime Inc. and is authorized to transmit money in the US, Canada, the UK and the EU.

 

On Thursday, SendWave administrators confirmed to Kenya Satellite News Network that the emails did not emanate from them and appealed to their customers “not to update their account information as they are going to lose their money.”

 

“Those emails are not from us. Any email from Sendwave must have @sendwave as a handle. Please don’t open them,” the spokesperson said.

Irene Wanjiru Maina, an Atlanta-based Kenyan who regularly uses Sendwave to send money to her family back home said he was amazed by how credible the “fake” landing page.

 

“When you click on the link, it takes you to a landing page which looks almost identical to the genuine Sendwave landing page,” she said.

“I just hope no one has fallen victim,” she added.

 

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However, two other  customers who did not wish to disclose their identity confirmed to ksnmedia.com that they had fallen victim and their accounts had been compromised.

 

Here is how the fake landing page looks:

 

Here is the genuine Sendwave landing page:
Can you spot the difference?
Below are samples of some of the emails received by Sendwave customers:

Hi

 

This is Norman B. from Sendwave. For regulatory purposes, we’re required to verify the identity of all Sendwave users. Unfortunately, your account has not yet been verified. In order to ensure that you are able to continue to use our service, kindly click on the update your account below:

 

Update Your Account 

 

Please note that if you do not confirm your details within 48 hours, your ability to send money using Sendwave may be disrupted. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

 

At Sendwave, we take the security of your account very seriously and appreciate your immediate attention to this matter.

Best,

Sendwave User Protection Support Team

Hi,
We wanted to let you know that we’ve updated our Terms of Service for all Sendwave users. These updates reflect our ongoing commitment to documenting our procedures clearly as we work to provide you with the safest, easiest and fastest service possible. In order to ensure that you are able to continue to use our service, Kindly click on submit account verification to update your account:

Submit Account Verification   

Please note that if you do not confirm your details within 48 hours, your ability to send money using Sendwave may be disrupted. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

As always, thank you for using Sendwave!

Best Wishes,
The Sendwave Team  

Wave only allows you to transfer money via their dedicated smartphone application, available for both Apple and Android phones. Customers in the US, the UK and Canada can send money, and current receiving countries include Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania and Uganda. Although the range of sending and receiving countries is limited, Wave are planning to introduce money transfer services to more countries as the company grows.

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Wave does not charge fees to use its money transfer services and instead makes a profit by offering a worse exchange rate than the base rate. This rate varies between being around 1.5 percent and five percent lower. This can make them more expensive than other providers for certain money transfer needs, so it’s worth comparing.

You can only send money from a debit card linked to a bank account in the US, the UK, Canada or another country approved by Wave. The mobile application can be used anywhere in the world, as long as the payment comes from a bank account approved by Wave.

You cannot use a credit card, PayPal or a direct bank transfer to fund currency exchanges. We did find a couple of references on the Wave website to sending funds to the beneficiary’s bank account, but couldn’t find further details. It looks like they mainly offer to transfer funds to the beneficiary’s mobile wallet, which would explain why the transfers are so fast.

There are limits to how much money people can send. You can initially transfer a maximum of $999/£750/€750 per day and $2,999/£2,500/€2,500 per month.

These limits can be raised to $2,999/£2,500/€2,500 per day and $12,000/£10,000/€10,000 per month if Wave receives proof of identity in the form of a photographic ID.

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Wave, with a website at www.wave.com (part of a business called Chime Inc.) should not be confused with Wave Money, with a website at www.wavemoney.com.mm — they are separate businesses.

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VIDEO: Ghanaian Pastor had threatened wife before shooting her dead in Florida – police

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A video clip showing what transpired before a Ghanaian-born US-based preacher allegedly short his wife dead has emerged.

This as Police in Orlando, Fl. continue  holding a 35-year-old Ghanaian pastor who is accused of fatally shooting his better half.

In the video, the pastor can be heard threatening threatening Barbara that he was going to kill her in front of her brother, who had earlier threatened to beat him up.

Sylvester Ofori was arrested at the couple’s home following the shooting incident which, according to authorities,  was captured by CCTV Cameras.

“You can tell that she is trying to get inside. Unfortunately, he shoots her outside of the establishment,” a police spokesman said.

Ofori, who is currently being held at the Orange County Jail without bond, has been charged with first-degree murder.

The couple had been going through a divorce and had been separated for about three months, a detective told reporters.

The wife, Barbara Tommey worked at the Navy Federal Credit union near mall Millenia in Orlando. A new video which has surfaced on Social media shows moments where the pastor was being beaten by the brother of murdered Barbara.

Orlando police arrested Ofori at his home after he surrendered  when the SWAT team  got to there. He is currently facing a First Degree murder charge.

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