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Story of a Kenyan family in US buying a car for their son sparks outrage, nasty comments

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After Kenya Satellite Network posted a feel-good story on Monday about a family that felt it necessary to reward their high school graduate son with a car, (read: Kenyan parents in US reward son wit an Audi A6 for excelling in school), reaction on the social media was fast and furious (literally so).

The story was shared in many Kenyan Diaspora groups. However, the comments appearing under the post in a group named Kenyans in the Unites States (USA) have caught our attention.

Whereas some of the comments are generally encouraging, most are outright nasty, with a few even wondering whether the story was newsworthy.

Check them out and tell us what you think.

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Kennedy Ken Kenny Is this something to share? is it like strange?mmekosa ya kupost hii page sasa,ngoja mwingine anaitwa mungai ako karibu kupost jubilee propaganda tena,

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Wacera Wa Kamau Peleka ukabila na hukoooooo 😒😒

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Tecla Gift hahahahaaaa hapo sasa kennedy ken kenny

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Koech Kip Good luck to kijana but this is definitely not news

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Waziri Baba Olivia Mheshimiwa Hiyo siyo Audi A6 brand new jameni.

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Musa Conglomerate Some folks can be assholes I tell you. We know that it’s not NEW. But it’s New to him. I’m sure you’ve used or heard that “New” car but it’s basically used. Geez guys losen up. Kama mzazi wako didn’t buy you a German machine stop pararira mingi n congratulate the guy….if he was an Akataa,Asian,Mzungu y’all would be kissing their ass and worshipping them. SMFH.

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Willie Butia Most parents in the USA gift their kids a car of some kind as they come of age.

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Symo Mwangi And the monthly payments start officially on August 1st lol!

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Nathan Muya Maingi You got that right!

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Eva Wanjiru 😂 😂 i was thinking the same thing

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Patrick Mbarua Nkt audi can cost $48.00. Thumps up young man

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Ann Pat Is ths really newsworthy?

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Silas Kanyua This is non news. Looks more like bragging.

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Nixon Muiruri Why can’t we be happy for the family ? Why be so petty ? Brand new, used who cares ? The parents promised the child a car and he performed and got one. Look at it this way, remember when you were a kid and you were promised a bike if you became number 1 in school ? Well from this chat I can see those who didn’t get a bike .. 😎😎 let the parents and their child have the spotlight .. congratulations young man, hope you continue the trend in college.

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Stl Estelle You tried tho lol

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Musa Conglomerate Thank you. You hit it.

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Martin Ireri I should also post my 11th grade son with his ride

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Eunice Nyokabi Good encouragement Dad , I know through God’s grace your son will continue doing great. I bless God for this

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Pavlov Viktor this is not new is oldes model 2008

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Margaret Joan Njunge Now teach him responsibility and have him pay his car note or insurance that way he’ll know the value of a dollar.

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Peter Peter For ones the parents didn’t loot the money from some public account. Congrats hard working pple!

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Richard Gachomba Pride Second hand car, almost 10 years old😉

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Flo Karis Ur point?

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Richard Gachomba Pride It,s ok since its a present for the son.

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George Mbugua Mwaniki Bmj style up with your news!!! Am happy for the graduate but…

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Philip Manga Who cares? Do you?

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Peter Njenga Macharia Kweli hii Dubai nikubwa…and i have been struggling to get a second hand car to help me to evangelize here in Maasailand invain.

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Cedric Makwaka You will in Gods name

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Stevox Et Al That car does not look brand new. The last model of A6 3.2 was produced in 2008. 2017 audi A6 is a 3.0T and the front bumper, grill and headlights looks very different from the one in the picture.

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Mike Wallace Kenyans in US are so toxic, they like bad news like ” kenyan youth killed and ate his friend hearts” noogle

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Stevox Et Al Not everyone.

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Robert Ratemo Good for the young man

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Mercie John’s I have an “AUDI-O” but i don’t advertise!!!LOL

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Mercie John’s I know fake publicity….kelele.

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Catherine Kibiku New or old am proud of the dad for taking his son through school,proud of the son for his achievement….

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Shiro Muitungu We have this one problem Kenyans na sijui kama ni wivu ……we don’t know how to appreciate each other,some comments here stinks

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Cedric Makwaka I don’t think ni wivu it’s just that I think everyone does this and it’s not newsworthy and we all know how a car is easy to come by but we do appreciate good stuff like a guy discovering stuff for science

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Beryl Ondiek Damn Kenyans are there own worst enemies… why the jealousy?? This is not unusual, keep hating on pple success and no blessings on you.
Congratulations to the boy and have a successful future..

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Gathu C James First Congratulations! to the boy. secondly i dont see why this is news unless its a tailor made to show off. (shamrack is good at that) which has benefits and disadvantages equally the same. we buy stuff to kids including food all the time and none is in the news.(other kids buy their own cars with no problem) being the only two black kids is overkill. white people are more in US than black(13.5%), so delete that its insulting and sensless like what did you expect(to go get black people and enroll them in ugh!) and bring them in the school?. so that they are not the only two…..

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Fazza Mkallah Na siringi

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Kioni Caroline Education is the key which unlock every door#Congratulation student!

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Maina Wa Njoki I see very bitter people here.if you don’t want to celebrate others,others will celebrate them.be happy for others achievement and God will bless you too.Wacheni chuki ndogo ndogo.

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Wairimu Mahinge Congratulations to the young man.

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James Wachai Wow! Petty jealousy. Ati payment kicks on August 1st. The dealership sold to them after it determined they could afford to pay. That’s, they had good credit. Who in this country pays cash for a car? Even drug dealers won’t do it for fear of arrest. These parents have a right to reward their child in whatever way they choose.

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Wairimu Mahinge Life is short and to each their own.I would give anything to my kids too.Tomorrow is never promised.

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WA Kinyua Congratulations to the graduant and his parents it is a great achievement.Some comments jameni are like from enemies of progress.I only hope some of these comments are not coming from parents.

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Gosborn Nyambati Meroka Waa

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Wangeci Mbugua Why not. If they can afford it and he is a good student

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VIDEO-Diaspora meet to address Big Four Agenda

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Opposition leader Raila Odinga, who is also the African Union High Representative for Infrastructure Development, will be among prominent leaders who will address the Diaspora convention which is taking place in Nairobi between December 17, 2019 and December 19, 2019 at the Ole Sereni Hotel.

Speaking to the Nation in Nairobi, the President of Kenya Diaspora Alliance (KDA) Shem Ochuodho said among the keynote speakers will be Mr Siddharth Chatterjee UN Resident Coordinator, Danish Ambassador to Kenya Mette Knudsen and Mr Jerome Otieno, Group MD Life, UAP Old Mutual, East Africa.

Prior to the 2017 General Elections, Mr Odinga championed diaspora issues, especially voting rights for Kenyans living abroad.

Dr Ochuodho said the theme for this year’s convention is “Diaspora: The Big Four Agenda”.

On the recently launched Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) report, Dr Ochuodho said despite its many flaws, it at least promises to address contentious issues contained in the dual citizenship clause in the Constitution.

“One is that they are talking of doing away with restrictions on dual citizens holding public offices, or to be State officers. Secondly, it is also talking about finding ways in which diaspora can be infused and incentivised to invest at home,” he said.

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SPONSORED: Optiven Thanks Diaspora Community as Hundreds are offered fully Paid Holiday for a Record 6th Time

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Optiven Group has a vision of economically and socially empowering and Transforming the society. As a follow-up to this vision, hundreds of customers whose majority are from Diaspora were given a treat of the end of year at PrideInn Flamingo Beach Resort – Mombasa.

This offer was for all those who had invested during the promotion of Tujibambe Mombasani where one was to purchase and pay a property from 1.7M and above.

This was right on the heels of the prior campaigns as follows:

👉🏽Tembeza Mpenzi – Amboseli https://youtu.be/gdu935WbGcI

👉🏽Dinner with a LION – Maasai Mara https://youtu.be/9PKv6ljLAho

👉🏽Lipa CashTwende Mombasa SEASON 3 https://youtu.be/a8hper39wj0

👉🏽Lipa CashTwende Mombasa SEASON 2 https://youtu.be/ZdvPaEU8EY8

👉🏽Lipa CashTwende Mombasa SEASON 1 https://youtu.be/V80a-jaFZlk

Optiven is happy to bring these great customers together to network. Know each other & build a strong community

We now look forward to rewarding hundreds of customers who are catching up with our current campaign TAJIRIKA NA OPTIVEN APP campaign.

This campaign rewards customers who purchase land through the Optiven App. It also rewards those who refer others through the App. It is a win win as all parties benefit. This is actually giving every Kenyan globally to have a piece of Optiven.

👉🏽Tajirika Na Optiven App – https://youtu.be/2TGPRXffI28

Join the Optiven family today and keep enjoying our Philanthropic offers and give aways from time to time.

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I just turned 40…I came to the US when I was 20; What Have I Learned?

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BY JANE MUKAMI

It has been 20 years since I arrived in the U.S. from Kenyan – where did time go? I was 20 years old when I got to Atlanta with no idea how life would unfold. Now at 40 years old, What have I learned?

  1. The land of milk and honey does provide opportunities for success but nothing is handed to you…you gotta milk the cow AKA work hard for the milk and honey. My 1st job was a cashier at Wendy’s making $5.50 [500/=] an hour, but that was just the beginning #StartWhereYouAre #StartWithWhatYouHave.
  2. Success is relative and should be defined by you and not by society. My definition of success is being happy doing what I love while experiencing freedom – debt freedom, financial freedom and location freedom – ability to serve my clients/work from anywhere in the world #DefineYourSuccess.
  3. Success requires continued learning/education, breaking away from doing the same ol’ things, with the ol’ same people. Growth comes from finding new circles, friends, hiring coaches/mentors, people who inspire + push you to become who you were created to be. It’s ok to be a small fish in a big pond. It gives you room to grow into a whale #LevelUp.
  4. Life’s too short to sweat the small stuff – have fun, laugh, enjoy your journey, protect your space by decreasing negativity, drama, toxic friendships or relationships that do not serve you. Do not worry about what others think or say about you. Focus on you, be intentional about what you want and make it happen – mute all else #GoGet #NoExcuses #StayHungry #StayHumble
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Read more about my “Coming to America” story on my website.

Atlanta has been good to me…do I qualify for the title #GeorgiaPeach Even though I don’t like sweet tea, fried chicken, pork rinds, biscuits and gravy, grits, waffles and fried chicken…I’m I the only one still very confused by the words chicken fried steak…?? 🤣🤣

Funny enough, I feel as though the past 20 years were simply a rehearsal, a warm up, a preparation of sorts – my life is just now beginning #selfactualized I’m excited….its #GoTime.  Cheers to 20 more 🥂🥂🇱🇷

 

 

 

 

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