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VIDEO: Hundreds of Kenyans, friends, mourn Mike Mulwa who was killed in robbery

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MARIETTA, Ga. – The Cobb County Kenyan community is demanding justice for a local Kenyan-American businessman who died while working in Birmingham, Alabama.

Hundreds of people packed a Cobb County church Sunday for a memorial service for Mike Mulwa Ngangi, 29.

“He was murdered senselessly, because the killer did not give him a chance to live his full life,” Ngangi’s cousin Eric Sukulu told Channel 2’s Matt Johnson.

Ngangi died last Saturday night at the Citgo station he owned in Birmingham.

“He had that contagious good personality. Always happy, always motivating people,” Sukulu said.

Police say someone shot and killed Ngangi during an apparent robbery.

Ngangi’s family told Johnson he commuted back and forth to support his two children and his wife who is eight months pregnant.

“It was wrong to kill such a young promising person,” Sukulu said.

 

Ngangi’s childhood friend Tony Ndavi told Johnson that he and Ngangi moved to the U.S. together in 2008 to start a new life.


They started a business together selling shirts with Kenya’s 254 country code on them.

“Distributing our merchandise to Kenyans and Africans all over the United States,” Ndavi said.

Many of the people at the memorial bought the 254 apparel to support Ngangi’s widow.

 

Memorial weekend tings

Posted by Mike Mulwa on Tuesday, May 23, 2017

 

 

“She’s due in a couple of weeks, so emotionally she’s it’s taking a toll on her,” Ndavi told Johnson.

The local Kenyan community said it will rally behind Ngangi’s family in Cobb County and in Kenya while police look for the killer.

“We are really distraught and we seek justice for him,” Sukulu said.

Ngangi’s parents are still in Kenya, and the community in Cobb County is trying to have his body sent back to his home country.

The family has started a GoFundMe account to help raise money for funeral expenses.

-WSBTV

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UPDATE on Njoki wa Ndegwa’s funeral arrangements

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Following the passing away of broadcaster Njoki wa Ndegwa, family, friends and well-wishers are meeting at the home of Francis and Jane Muhia every evening from 6:00pm to console one another and to prepare to give her an honorable homegoing.

Njoki was loving mother to Kenneth Ndegwa, Edwin Gitonga, Patrick Maina and Alfred Njogu.

Daughter to the late Teresa Wangui and  Collnelius & Leah Ndegwa of Kabazi town in Nakuru County.

Sister to Grace Wanjiru (Nyeri), Judith wambui Gathecha (Nairobi), Esther Ng’ang’a (Kabatini), Leah Wambui (Nakuru), Isabel Wangechi Mwangi (Nairobi), the late Martin Maina( Nyeri), Julia Njeri Gatugi (Nairobi), Mary Wanjiku (Nairobi), Cornellious Ndegwa (Ng’arua), and George Mwangi (Nairobi). Grandmother to Alma Njoki.

Sister in law to Gatheca, Nganga, Kiarie, Mwangi, Gatugi,and Wambui

Mother in law to Sarah Kasiva

Prayer Meetings in USA

Address: 3209 Galaxie Rd, Garland, TX 75044

Time: 6:00pm daily

 

Memorial service for USA is scheduled for

Date: Saturday, February 24

Time 3:00PM

Venue:

Upendo Baptist Church

916 N. Jupiter Rd

Garland, TX 75042

 

More info, please contact:
Philip Karuma: 214-223-5020
Rev. Dr. Solomon Waigwa (Rhema Church pastor): 254-295-6225
Pastor Karen (PK): 214-682-2375
Sammy Gitonga (Chairman, JRN Radio): 614-284-0081
Mumbi Baskin (Afrikan Fusion): 469-516-3355

 

 

 

 

 

Funeral and Burial arrangements will be communicated as soon as they are available

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SOURCE: mykenyanlink.com

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Man deported back to Kenya moments after landing at his destination

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A Kenyan has been deported back to his country after being found to have secured his Visa through underhand methods. Francis Kimani alias ‘Yehudah Kimani’ was deported to Kenya from Israel after immigration officers from the Israeli Interior Ministry denied him entry into an Israeli airport on Monday evening.

The 31-year-old had traveled to the Jewish state for a three-week study program. The Times of Israel reports that Kimani managed to secure a visa on his second try, in time for the Conservative Yeshiva’s winter break program after first visa application was denied.

However, upon landing at Ben Gurion Airport, authorities at the passport inspection said his visa was not valid as it was fraudulently acquired and ordered he be deported. He was booked in the next flight to Ethiopia, but lost his bag in the mix.

“They just told me to go back, I feel like I’m not a human,” Kimani said from the Addis Ababa airport.

Rabbi Andy Sacks, director of the Conservative movement’s Rabbinical Assembly in Israel termed the extradition as “an act of outright racism.”

“Let’s be honest, he was not let into the country because he was black, and this is not the first time our converts from Africa have been given the run-around.”

Kimani is allegedly the leader of 50-member Kehilat Kasuku, a small group of families in Kenya who decided to abandon Messianic Judaism in the early 2000s. A retired judge Justin Philips had invited Kimani to study at the Conservative Yeshiva in Jerusalem for a short program.

“There was no question on the visa form asking for that, and if they want that information they should ask for it. This is naked racism,” Philips said.

Kimani is a tourism graduate and hopes to one day operate a kosher safari firm in Kenya.

Mwakilishi.com

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PHOTOS: Kenyan Woman Weds her Lesbian Lover in US

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A Kenyan Lesbian has married an American woman in a low key ceremony held in Dallas, Texas, USA.

Manuella Mumbi tied the knot with her American lover,  Lisa Webb Clay.

Mumbi, one of the few Kenyan women who have boldly come out to declare that they are lesbians, was born and raised in Kahawa, Kiambu County and recently relocated to the US to live with her better half before their wedding.

Webb Clay is an American model who hails from Texas. She reportedly invited Mumbi to the US to formalize their engagement.

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Although same sex marriage is illegal in Kenya, it is legal in the US.

The Saturday ceremony was a totally low key affair as no witnesses were present except for the cleric who officiated their union and a cameraman.

WATCH RELATED VIDEO: Gay Kenyan in US opens up about fathering a son.

 

However, after the marriage, Mumbi took to her Facebook and posted the pictures captioning them with a sweet message to her new partner.

“Unto us a day was given. Been a journey of love. Yes I do love you now and forever.”

Under Texas law, persons authorised to perform weddings include licensed or ordained Christian ministers or priests, Jewish rabbis, and an officer of a religious organisation who is authorised by the same organisation to do so.

On June 26, 2015, same-sex marriage was established in all 50 states as a result of the ruling of the Supreme Court of the United States in the landmark civil rights case of Obergefell v. Hodges, in which it was held that the right of same-sex couples to marry on the same terms and conditions as opposite-sex couples, with all the accompanying rights and responsibilities, was guaranteed by both the Due Process Clause and the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution.

The Saturday marriage took place at the local county offices that issued them with a marriage certificate.

Here are the photos:

 

Kenyan lesbian gets married to American beauty in simple wedding

Kenyan lesbian gets married to American beauty in simple wedding. Photo: Manuella Royale/ Facebook

Kenyan lesbian gets married to American beauty in simple wedding

Kenyan lesbian gets married to American beauty in simple wedding. Photo: Manuella Royale/ Facebook

Kenyan lesbian gets married to American beauty in simple wedding

Kenyan lesbian gets married to American beauty in simple wedding. Photo: Manuella Royale/ Facebook

Kenyan lesbian gets married to American beauty in simple wedding

Kenyan lesbian gets married to American beauty in simple wedding. Photo: Manuella Royale/ Facebook

 

In 2016, a Kenyan man married  an American gay professor. See the story below:

Kenyan marries fellow man in USA

 

 

A Kenyan man has tied the knot with another man in Missouri, USA. Ben Gitau, who hails from Nakuru, got married to Steve Damelin at a ceremony held at Ann Arbor, MI, on Saturday afternoon.

Soon after the event, the two were seen at the Square’s gardens kissing and fondling in public as friends and family members who had accompanied them cheered.

Mr Kararu Ririi, a close friend to the couple and a self confessed gay Kenyan residing in California, tweeted the following on Saturday shortly after attending the wedding:

“This afternoon I had a chance to congratulate my friend, Ben and his husband, Steve on occasion of their marriage. It is a rare thing to see a Kenyan man so courageous! Congratulations.”

Gitau lived in Atlanta, Georgia, before moving to the state of California.

Same-sex-marriage was legalized in the State of Missouri in June last year in a landmark US Supreme court ruling which struck down states’ bans on gay or lesbian marriages between two people “as long as they love each other.”

According to a family member who spoke to the Nation on condition of anonymity, Gitau met his ‘fiancé,’ in Atlanta where the latter was a PHD student at Georgia Institute of Technology.

Soon after taking the vows Saturday, Gitau posted the following multiple hashtags – some of which are very popular within the gay community in the US – on his twitter and Facebook accounts:

‪#‎HappilyMarried ‪#‎NewlyWed ‪#‎GayCouple ‪#‎GayHusbands ‪#‎2Hubbies‪#‎Blessed ‪#‎JewishHubby ‪#‎ChristianHubby‪#‎Hubby1 ‪#‎Hubby2 ‪#‎4Ever1‪#‎InGodsMath ‪#‎GetItRight‪#‎NoWife ‪#‎ThankYou!

Mr Damlin is a well-known American scholar and professor of Mathematics whose Masters and PhD thesis were on “Approximation for Erdos Weights”.

His contributions include the Cambridge University Press book The Mathematics of Signal Processing with Willard Miller and he has made contributions in diverse areas including number theory, finite fields, coding theory, computer vision, imaging, signal processing, quantum computing, computational and pure harmonic analysis, geometric analysis, random matrices, potential theory, approximation theory, numerical analysis and mathematics education.

His collaborators include Alfred Hero, R. Jamison and Betty Williams Professor of Engineering (University of Michigan) and 2015 IEEE Signal Processing Society award recipient and Fefferman.

He has been a member of the American Mathematical Society Mathematics Research Communities Advisory Board and the American Mathematical Society Committee of Committees. In 2005–2006, he held a New Directions Research Professor at the Interdisciplinary Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, University of Minnesota and in 2010–2011 was the principle awardee in High Performance Computing (CHPC) at the University of the Witwatersrand.

We couldn’t immediately establish what Ben Gitau currently does for a living.

 

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