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VIDEO: 33 year old Kenyan woman found dead in Minnesota

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The editor, founder and executive director of ‘AfroElle’ magazine  Patricia Miswa has passed away in Minnesota. USA.

Miswa was pursuing a Masters degree in one of the colleges in MN after graduating with a bachelors degree in Mass Communication from Daystar University in Kenya.

Below is a message posted by Doreen Selly, a close friend to the deceased:

With a heavy heart, we are saddened to announce the death of Patricia Miswa which occured on January 4th, 2018 at Mankato, MN.

At the time of her death, Patricia was a student at Minnesota State University, Mankatto, where she was pursuing her Master’s degree.

This sudden loss has devastated the family and close friends and even though we can offer support both emotionally and physically I feel there is more we can do to help.

It is the family’s wish to have Patricia buried on a family grave plot in Kenya. The cost of having her flown back to Kenya and buried are extortionate.

Your kind donations of whatever size will help the family accomplish this goal.

May God bless you as you help support this cause.

Kind regards,
Doreen

Miswa  was born on Sep 24th 1985

Details of the circumstances surrounding the death are still scanty but will be posted here as soon as they become available.

Here is Selly’s statement posted on social media on Friday:

Friends, it’s been a sad day for me after learning of the passing of my childhood friend Patricia Miswa 😭😭😭

I never thought I’d ever type a RIP for a dear close friend.

She passed away yesterday at a tender age of 32 in Mankato, MN here in the US where she was pursuing her masters degree.

The family wishes to have Patricia buried in Kenya. The cost of having her flown back to Kenya extortionate.

Help Patricia’s family with the funeral arrangements whichever way you can 🙏
No amount is too small. $1,5,10,100 anything so they can send the body home for proper send off.

Watch the tribute:

DONATIONS OPTIONS

– PAYING WITH A CARD- http://bit.ly/2CX8VeL

– CASHAPP- $doreenselly reference Patricia Miswa

– MPESA- Any Mpesa contributions shall be directed to +254 725764389 the name shall be Josephine Achieng’ Miswa

Share on your wall if you can 💖💖

 

Miswa was the founder and editor-in-chief of AfroElle Magazine, a digital publication that celebrates women of African heritage. She started the platform 7 years ago and has made tremendous strides in achieving the goals she set out to achieve.

AfroElle magazine has featured over 500 stories of women in Africa and the Diaspora. They are business owners, change-makers, artists, non-profit directors, and more—including women like Nelson Mandela’s granddaughter Zoleka, Hollywood actress Lisa Raye and many more.

The digital magazine has truly created a space for women to build relationships and gain inspiration for starting their own projects. As AfroElle celebrates its 5th anniversary, I sat down with Patricia to discuss her journey and provide some insightful remedies on teamwork and impacting change in her media.

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PHOTOS COURTESY: forharriet.com

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Fridah Wanza Musyoki Pole Sana dia, my condolences…

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Brenda Sterling Oh my God. What happened? Im so sorry Doreen. I used to chat with her weekly. Wow

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Lilian Wa Kaesa May her soul rest in perfect peace

Patricia Miswa Miss you so much, Queen! 

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Patricia Miswa Poa sana! It has been long but hope you’ve been great 😊

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Patricia Miswa Kaku! You are missed. Hope you’ve been keeping well. 

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Brenda Kaku I have been well dear. Looking forward to seeing you one of this fine days 

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Wambui Muita Bobo Beautiful gal.. Awesome soul.. Rest in eternal peace Patricia Miswa

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Claire Wamalwa This is so unbelievable!! You were such a beautiful soul. May you rest in peace.

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Kenyans in the diaspora agonise as the deadline for e-passport nears

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Kenyans living in the diaspora are concerned that they might not get the new e- passports on time despite a deadline extension announced recently by the government and a directive by President Uhuru Kenyatta that the documents be issued in their countries of residence.

Citizens living overseas who spoke to the Nation pleaded for the government to intervene and put things in order at its embassies abroad.

On Friday, Foreign Affairs PS Macharia Kamau told the Nation his ministry was working with the Immigration Department to ensure centres for passport applications abroad started working.

“We have identified missions where the programme will start. It is a process that has already been initiated,” he said.

Embassies will first have to deploy more personnel, but Kenyans abroad were being encouraged to register on the diaspora portal.

This, the ministry says, will help establish the areas to prioritise for the centres. Initially, the Interior ministry, which houses the Immigration Department, said it would start with a centre in North America, another in the Middle East and South Africa before expanding gradually.

So arrogant

But a Kenyan residing in Germany expressed displeasure at the kind of services offered at the embassy in Berlin.

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“When we call at the Berlin Embassy it is hell on earth! They pick no calls and when they pick, they are so arrogant. How will we be able to travel? Even after protesting at the Berlin Embassy there is no change,” she said, requesting anonymity for fear of reprisals.

But Ms Selline Branis Onalo, who represented Kenyans in Mexico and other central American countries described the tribulations they go through. As Kenya doesn’t have a resident embassy in Mexico City, it runs relations through the mission in Washington.

“It is like the Embassy has forgotten its role in Mexico. Some of us tried to write to the authorities including emails to the Kenyan Embassy in Washington DC, which covers Mexico. We haven’t heard anything from them,” she told the Nation.

In the entire Americas, Kenya has embassies in the US, Cuba, Brazil and Canada, collectively serving more than a dozen countries.

Officially, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs manages diplomatic missions abroad. But specific services like passport issuance are provided by the same departments as at home. That means the Immigration Department will have to send attaches to all embassies to ensure the service is provided there.

In September last year, Kenyans held peaceful demonstrations in Berlin to protest against poor services at the embassy.

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They also complained about how they were forced to travel back home to renew their passports. Later in December, Deputy President William Ruto announced that the deadline for obtaining new generation passports was extended from August 2019, to an unspecified date in 2020.

source:Daily Nation

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PHOTOS: Uhuru arrives in Mauritius for four-day State Visit

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President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday evening arrived in Port Louis, Mauritius for a four-day State Visit.

The plane carrying Mr Kenyatta and his entourage touched down at the Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport shortly before 7pm local time.

On arrival, the President – who was received by Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth – inspected a guard of honour mounted by a detachment of the special mobile force of the Mauritius Police Service followed by a 21-gun salute.

After the arrival ceremonies,  Kenyatta paid a courtesy call on the Acting President of Mauritius Paramasivum Pillay Vyapoory at State House, Le Reduit.

His visit to Mauritius is largely aimed at boosting the economic, cultural and social ties between the two nations, according to PSCU.

The forum will be used to showcase trade and investment opportunities in Mauritius and Kenya.

President Kenyatta is accompanied by Cabinet Secretaries Monica Juma (Foreign Affairs) and Prof. George Magoha (Education) among other senior government officials.

PHOTO COURTESY: PSCU

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Death Announcement: Edward Kimando Of Lowell, Massachusetts

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It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden death of Edward Kimando (Baba Ian). He was husband to Salome Kimani of Calvary Evangelical Church, father to Ian Kiuna (PCEA Imani), Faith Kiuna & Mercy Kiuna.

Son of Samuel Kimando & Jane Nyambura of Uplands Kenya. Son-in-law to Geoffrey Gìtua & Sarah Kimani (Dada Sarah) of PCEA Neema church Lowell. Brother in law to Mary Kimani (Hairdresser) & John Micheal (Tush) of Christian Community Fellowship (CCF) Lowell among others.

Prayers will be held daily at their residence 64 WEED ST, LOWELL MA  Daily from 7pm starting tonight for funeral arrangements and sending the body back home to Kenya.
For more details pls contact;
Salome Kimani……..9783284492
Geoffrey Gitua ……..9783282092
Mary Kimani…………9784839408
John Micheal……….5084843034
Pastor Kìhìko……….9789962519
Pastor Nyagah……..9787616214
Pastor Karìmi……….9783190056

Your prayers, presence and contributions will be highly appreciated.
God bless you!!

SOURCE: Samrack.com

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