Connect with us

Africa

#DIASPORASTORIES: What ‘native’ Kenyans don’t like hearing from the Diaspora returnees

Published

on

BY BMJ MURIITHI

There are some things “native” Kenyans don’t like hearing from Diaspora returnees. “You know back in the US, we bla bla bla….”

Please spare us the agony, a Kenyan who did not wish to be Identified told this reporter.

On the other hand, there are many positive stories about the prospects of leading a successful and happy life after being away from your motherland for many years.

Here is Shiku’s true story. “I have lived in the United States for 10 years during which I got a Masters degree, got married and even had a baby.

But one day, I decided to get a one way ticket to Kenya and now my daughter and I are happily back in our motherland.” Was it easy? No! Are we happy now? Very much so.

The pros and cons of moving back to a society that has moved on fast are countless, including being able to regularly afford a manicure. The other side of the coin has Kenyan bosses who grope (read sexually harass) you without notice.

Have you been procrastinating about moving back?

Watch and learn courtesy of The Green Calabash:

 

Watch related videos:

 

READ ALSO:   Two Kenyan women aged 26 and 22 arrested after being circumcised to please husbands
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Africa

VIDEO: New Chinese ambassador to Kenya presents her credentials to Uhuru

Published

on

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday at State House, Nairobi, received credentials from China’s first female ambassador to Nairobi Ms Sun Baohong.

Ms Sun was among three new ambassadors who have recently been posted  to Kenya. The diplomats also included Sri Lanka’s Commissioner-designate Weerawardena Sunil Dharmasena De Silva and New Zealand’s non-resident ambassador-designate Mark Ramsden, who will reside in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

President Kenyatta told Ms Baohong that Kenya had enjoyed a strong mutual understanding with her predecessor, Dr. Liu Xianfa, and hoped that the partnership between the two countries will continue during her term in Nairobi.

On her part, the new ambassador pledged to use her new position to enhance Sino-Kenyan Relations to further promote the existing strategic partnership and deepen ties between Nairobi and Beijing.

Ms Baohong, the 15th Chinese Ambassador to Nairobi is also her country’s permanent representative to two global institutions-United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and United Nations Human Settlement Programme (UN-Habitat).

China and Kenya have for many years enjoyed mutual collaboration in various areas including infrastructure development and manufacturing.

Kenya is keen to tap into Chinese investments in the manufacturing sector by harnessing Beijing’s technical prowess, capital and experience to promote industrial growth as outlined in the Vision 2030 blue-print.

READ ALSO:   Kenyans in US raise Sh 2M for Raila campaign, set up Gofundme account

This co-operation is aimed at creating jobs locally and boost Kenya’s export potential.

President Kenyatta told the New Zealand ambassador that Kenya wishes to prosper the relationship with the Australasia nation.

He singled out Geo-Thermal energy sector and sport especially Rugby as two areas where the two nations could co-operate for mutual benefit.

The Head of State called for stronger people-to-people ties with Sri-Lanka.

Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary, Ambassador Monica Juma was also present at the function.

Below is a video of

PSCU Contributed to this report.

Continue Reading

Africa

VIDEO: Why you should never buy potatoes in a rush

Published

on

BY BMJ MURIITHI

Are you always in a hurry when you buy stuff by the roadside? Think twice.

Investigations have revealed that many vendors trick their customers into thinking that they are buying overflowing buckets of potatoes – and indeed other commodities – only for the unsuspecting buyers to end up with half of their money’s worth.

Yes, it is true! Unscrupulous traders are on the prowl are literally stealing your potatoes. This is what the cameras found out. Watch:

READ ALSO:   Kenyan man in US charged with attempted murder, attacking his Kenyan landlord with an axe
Continue Reading

Africa

VIDEO: Angry pastor warns members against ‘seducing’ other attendees with their ‘near-naked’ dresses

Published

on

BY BMJ MURIITHI

A pastor whose name we are yet to establish is warning his congregation against going to church while scantly dressed saying by so doing, they are seducing other members. “This is unacceptable,” he says, adding that even the guests at the royal wedding were all  “fully dressed.”

I saw all the stars who used to go naked were well covered, he adds.

“Today we have almost naked people singing on the pulpit, seducing the members of the church.”

The pastor is cheered wildly when he declares that neither fame nor money can save humanity.

“Whether you are a Hollywood star or whoever you are, nothing can save you except Jesus Christ.”

Watch:

READ ALSO:   Kenyans in US raise Sh 2M for Raila campaign, set up Gofundme account
Continue Reading

Trending