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US-Based Scholar Passes Away in Kenya after Flash Flood Accident



US-based scholar Dr. Vincent Kandagor Chesire, of Knoxville, Tennessee, has passed on in Kenya after he was involved in a flash flood accident in Marigat, Baringo County.

Kendagor reportedly died while undergoing treatment at a Eldoret Hospital Intensive Care Unit (ICU). He is said to have been further diagnosed with pneumonia.

Until his demise, he was part of a team of Scholars planning to establish the Diaspora University, which is part of the Kenya University Project (KUP).

Prof. Philliph Mutisya of Durham, North Carolina, who was heading the Diaspora Scholars founding Diaspora University expressed shock on learning the death of Dr. Chesire.

“I’m saddened by the demise of a great man. I was happy to have come to know him as we worked on the founding of Diaspora University.” he said.

Chesire, a specialist in the field of Energy Engineering, was expected to start the Energy Engineering program at the Diaspora University.

Prof. Jerono Rotich of Greensboro, NC mourned Chesire as a believer in education, who always gave back to his country, Kenya.

“We are still in shock! Dr. Chesire accepted to serve our community as a vocal member and most recently as Vice Chairman of Gotabgaa family fund and is credited together with benevolent leadership for getting it off the ground. He is also a known vocal member of our community always speaking up against and for what he believed. We have lost a brother, a father, a scholar and a brave leader and member of our Gotabgaa Community. We mourn his passing and request your prayers and support.”

“My family and his family have shared meals in my house when he would visit with his children. He was a great man. We shall miss him.” Rose Githinji of Knoxville, TN said.

KUP was also working on “The KUP – Medical Hospital Plan”, a plan aimed at establishing a Hospital similar to any hospital in the U.S that would enable Diaspora community visiting Kenya have access to the hospital in case of an emergency.


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Miguna Miguna, Dallas-Based Promoter Clash over ‘Stolen’ $20,000 Raised During His US Tour



National Resistance Movement self-declared general Miguna Miguna is accusing a group of Kenyan promoters based in Dallas, Texas of stealing $20,000  from him during his tour to popularize NRM in the US city.

Miguna toured Dallas on March 10th, where he held meetings with Kenyan diaspora community and wooed them to support his NRM agenda.

His visit was organized by a Kenyan promoter, Steve Aseno, who among others; booked the meeting hall and arranged for Miguna’s flight.

The former Nairobi gubernatorial aspirant delivered a speech to his followers in Dallas, which was followed by a fundraiser to raise cash to help him foot legal bills and fix the damaged doors, which were broken by police during his arrest at his Runda home.

Miguna now claims that Aseno swindled $20,000 raised from the Dallas meeting. He said the Kenyan promoter declined to give him the whole amount donated during the fund drive.

Aseno has denied the claims, stating that he even suffered a loss of more than $1,000 from the event.

The promoter said the event flopped after Miguna launched attacks on National Super Alliance (Nasa) leader Raila Odinga over his unity pact with President Kenyatta, days before coming to Dallas.

Aseno said that several of Odinga’s supporters who had confirmed their attendance pulled out after Miguna’s attack on Odinga. Only 114 guests attended. Guests were charged $20 to enter the hall, $10 to take a photo with Miguna and $50 for an unframed photo of Raila.

“Because of Miguna running his mouth, he did not sell a single portrait and the donations became very few to the extent that most supplied had to take a cut for the sake of Miguna,” Aseno stated.

Miguna received $1,195 from the fundraiser and Sh$150 from the photos. Aseno has challenged Miguna to “use logic and explain where the figure of $20,000 came from.”

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PHOTOS: Kenyan woman who died in Atlanta buried



Phoebe Silantoi Hickman,  a Kenyan woman who died last week after a short illness was buried on Saturday afternoon, 10th march 2018 at  Liberty Hill Cemetery Acworth, Georgia.

Earlier, a memorial service was held at North Star Church (3413 Blue Springs Rd, Kennesaw, GA 30144) starting at 1pm.

Ms Hickman was the wife to John Hickman, mother to feneitz Somoina and sister to Jonathan Mututua.

Saturday, family and friends braved chilly and rainy weather to pay their last respects and bid farewell to the deceased.

“Thank you KIG for coming out to escort our sister. The rain did not stop us from showing solidarity with one of us. Asanteni sana,” said Ms Christine Muchene in a social media posting shortly after the burial.

See photos below courtesy of Ms Muchene:


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