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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.

Here are some of the comments:

 

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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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Kenyans, Americans banned from travelling to Europe

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Visitors from Kenya are set to remain banned from entering any of the 31 European countries when borders reopen on July 1.

This is as President Uhuru Kenyatta prepares to open the skies in a bid to reawaken the tourism sector that has suffered a blow due to the Covid-19 pandemic.The European Union is expected to start lifting the internal border restrictions for its own citizens starting tomorrow in an attempt to save the European tourism season.But this will only apply to countries believed to be ‘safe’ of the highly-contagious coronavirus.

The list was drafted after assessing the epidemiological situation in the countries, their coronavirus response, the ability to apply containment measures during travel and whether or not they had lifted travel restrictions towards the EU, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.Kenya has so far recorded 6,190 cases and 144 deaths as of June 29.

The numbers have been on the rise in the month of June after the country increased the testing capacity on a daily basis.According to SchengenVisaInfo.com, only citizens from 14 countries will be allowed to enter Europe.The countries include; Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay.The ban has also exempted citizens from the ‘unsafe countries’ who are already living in Europe.

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equal travel deal for citizens from the European Union nations.Citizens from the United Kingdom have been exempted from the temporary travel restriction, and they will be treated in the same way as European Union nationals until the end of the Brexit transition period at the end of the year.

Americans have also been banned from travelling to the EU nations following the high number of coronavirus cases in the country.As of June 30, the country had recorded 2,682,011 and a total of 128,788 deaths since the onset of the outbreak.On Monday Reuters reported that California and Texas both marked record spikes in new Covid-19 infections as Los Angeles reported an “alarming” one-day surge in America’s second-largest city that put it over 100,000 cases.

In March, President Donald Trump suspended all people from Europe’s ID check-free travel zone, which include Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland, from entering the US.The EU said the “safe list” will be reviewed every two weeks and adjusted depending on the latest Covid-19 developments in each country.

-Standardmedia.co.ke

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Kenya ‘raring to go’ on free trade deal with US, Uhuru says

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Kenya’s negotiations with the US on an unprecedented two-way trade deal are on schedule to begin on July 7 despite difficulties posed by the coro-navirus pandemic, President Uhuru Kenyatta said on Friday.

“Our team is raring to go,” he assured an online forum sponsored by the Washington-based Corporate Council on Africa.Kenya is aiming to create “sustainable jobs for our people” through what would be the first bilateral free-trade agreement between a sub-Saharan country and the nation with the world’s biggest economy, the President added.

The US also has much to gain from concluding such an arrangement, Mr Kenyatta suggested.Kenya is part of a continent that “requires everything from toothbrushes to machine tooling,” he said.

Mr Kenyatta also sought to allay concerns that a bilateral deal with the US could undermine the African Con-tinental Free Trade Area that is due to be implemented at the start of 2021.The Africa-wide initiative is “very important to us,” the President said, noting that Kenya has worked hard to ensure its success.

He suggested that a Kenya-US bilateral pact can complement the continental trade agreement and could serve as a model to be replicated by other individual countries.

“If we are successful in these negotiations, Kenya can act as a lead or guide,” the President said. “We will be the guinea pig so that many other African countries can follow suit.”

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But Ghana President Nana Akufo-Addo, who also spoke at Friday’s forum, said the US has paid more attention to the possibility of a bilateral deal with Kenya than to the multilateral Africa trade agreement that will soon come into force.

While hailing the significance of a US-Kenya trade deal, Mr Akufo-Addo lamented that “the emphasis of America on exploring opportunities on the continent has not been quite as intense as some of us would have wished.”

Florizelle Liser, chief executive of the Corporate Council on Africa, said in an interview following the forum that the US has in fact worked to facilitate the Africa-wide trade agreement.A bilateral deal with Kenya is not an impediment to Africa’s efforts to forge a multilateral free-trade grouping, she added. The US side “understands that Kenya is part of the EAC,” Ms Liser said.

“They’re already looking at ways they can pull in other East African countries.”It could take as long as two years to conclude a Kenya-US trade deal, she added.

President Kenyatta noted in his remarks to the forum that Kenya was especially keen to start bilateral negoti-ations with the US because the existing multilateral preferential trade package known as Agoa is due to expire in 2025.

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But President Akufo-Addo is not prepared to acquiesce to that projected termination date for Agoa. African countries that have benefited from Agoa should “look at the possibility of extending it,” he said.

Ms Liser, whose 27-year-old association includes most US companies operating in Africa, pointed out that it is up to the US Congress to decide whether Agoa’s scheduled expiration in five years will actually come to pass.The still-spreading pandemic is in-tensifying Africa’s need for increased trade and investment, the Kenyan and Ghanaian heads of state agreed.

Kenya managed to save many lives through swift implementation of virus-containment measures, Mr Kenyatta noted.

But, he acknowledged, those moves led to a sharp economic contraction and widespread loss of livelihoods.President Akufo-Addo pointed out that Ghana has recorded one of the lowest virus-related death rates in the world.His country has counted 15,473 cases of coronavirus, resulting in 95 deaths.Kenya has reported only about one-third as many cases but has seen 135 lives lost to the pandemic.

At the same time, Kenya Airways (KQ), grounded for the past three months by the coronavirus pandemic, will resume domestic flights in “the next couple of days,” President Kenyatta said.

The return to in-country service will coincide with the lifting of Kenya’s lockdown on travel between counties, Mr Kenyatta noted.The government will soon set a date for KQ to resume flying internationally, the President added.

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“We’re doing everything we can to make sure we are back in the skies,” Mr Kenyatta said.“We’re eager to open up, but we have to make sure we all stay safe.”

The President’s announcement came on the same day that KQ chief executive Allan Kilavuka revealed that the airline has lost an estimated $100 million so far this year due to the pandemic and related lockdowns.Losses could approach $500 million by the end of 2020, Mr Kilavuka added.KQ had been struggling financially long before the coronavirus emerged.

It lost about $122 million in 2019, compared to $71 million the previous year.

By Sunday Nation.

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Business

Guide on How to shop at Maasai market

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One of the most interesting things about this market is that it’s held at different locations within town every day.

Monday- There’s no market on this day

Tuesday-Kijabe street (CBD)

Wednesday- Capital center

Thursday -Junction mall

Friday-village market

Saturday-Court of appeal parking

Sunday- Yaya center (CBD)

  • At each of these locations, the market runs from 8.00 am to 7.00 pm.

Pro tips

  • Prices differ depending on location, you get things cheapest on the days the market is in CBD rather than at village market or Yaya center which are high-end shopping centers.
  • Visit the market around evening hours, you get things at a cheaper price this time compared to lunch hours.

Goods to get here

  • There’s a variety of things you can get here, all from deep Maasai land, here are some:
  1. Maasai sandals
  2. Shukas (African shows)
  3. Kiondos ( African reed-made baskets)
  4. Artwork, sculptures, and carvings
  5. Other types of bead objects such as jewelry and belts

User submitted photo of Nairobi

User submitted photo of Nairobi

User submitted photo of Nairobi

User submitted photo of Nairobi

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