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Majanja’s family appeals for help as fundraiser planned this Saturday in Atlanta to help fly body home




Family and friends of the late Timothy Majanja invite you to a fundraiser this Saturday in Atlanta, GA., as they seek money to send his remains back home in Kakamega for burial. Mr. Majanja was found unresponsive early last week in an Atlanta neighborhood, put on an ambulance and transported to the nearby Grady Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead 2 days later. The body is currently at West Cobb Funeral Home.

READ: Timothy Majanja, Kenyan man who has lived in N America for half a century dies in Atlanta

Below is message from Mr Majanja’s niece, Catherine Ogembo who lives in Minnesota and who has assumed the responsibility of managing the funeral arrangements:

My Uncle, Majanja, came to Canada in the late 60s. After the mid 80s, all our family members back in Kenya lost contact with him. None of us knew where he was or how to locate him until a year ago. We found out that he had been homeless here in the U.S. I stayed in contact with him until March 2018 when he disappeared again. I was then contacted by our local police here in New Hope, Minnesota, on April 30th that I needed to contact a hospital in Atlanta.

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Turns out, Majanja was found unconscious on the roadside and then transported to hospital for treatment. He had high blood pressure and was not taking his medication nor going for treatment for a previous ailment.  He passed away on May 1st after being on a ventilation machine.
While we were in contact, I tried to have my uncle return to Kenya to be with his family. Now that he has passed, I am seeking funds to finally get him home with his family where he will rest. Any amount of donation will be greatly appreciated.

Kindest regards,
Catherine Ogembo


Click here go to the GOFUNDME account


Date/Time of Fundraiser: May 12th 2018 from 4pm to 8pm

Venue: Believers Celebration Center (BCC)

Address: 1492 Roswell Rd. Marietta, Ga.30062


For more info or to send in your contribution, kindly Contact:

Allan Rubia  404-769-8793  (Has Cash App)

Steven Salania 404-993-0677 (Has Cash App)

Judy Magwana 770-316-8830

Arthur Andega 678-663-1796

Allan Onyango 678-619-6079

Rose Mulunda 404-647-9980


Thank you in advance for standing with this family

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PHOTOS/VIDEO: Atlanta based Kenyan woman in dire need of help




I am reaching out to all of you because I urgently need your help. In the many years we’ve not seen each other the Rheumatoid Arthritis has taken over and deformed most of my joints. I have put up this video to explain what help I need and why. Please watch to the end.

Here’s the brief part that sounds off in the beginning: “My name is Christine Ciru Gikanga and l have have been suffering from Rheumatoid Arthritis for 29 yrs going to clock 30 yrs in September 2018, having been diagnosed back in 1988 while in my 2nd yr in high school. Here is the GOFUNDME LINK

Watch the video below:

Attached are the pictures showing the progression of the disease: 1st picture was taken in 1999:


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US warns Kenyans over fake marriages, says they won’t be allowed to fly out



The US embassy in Nairobi on Monday issued a warning to Kenyans getting duped into fake marriages to acquire a visa.

Through their official social media pages, the embassy advised caution in the event somebody offers to get you a green card using dubious means.

“Has anyone ever told you they can get a green card for you? Don’t believe them! They are lying and just trying to steal your money. Don’t believe them when they say you can have a fake marriage and still get your green card.

“If you apply with a fake marriage, you will get caught and you will not get your green card. You will become permanently ineligible to ever go to the United States, and you will never be able to get a U.S. visa or a green card,” the embassy warned.

Visa denied FILE/PHOTO

Kenyans were further urged to apply for a visa or the green card lottery by themselves.

The statement conveyed: “You don’t need to use a fixer to apply for the diversity visa or green card lottery. You can do it yourself and pay the required fee.”

The embassy stated that one should only apply through the Embassy’s official website.

“If you know about anyone promising they can get a green card for you if you enter into a fake marriage, go to the police and report them. You should also report them to the U.S. Embassy,” the statement concluded.

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Earlier last week, US Ambassador to Kenya Robert Godec announced that the United States government was gearing up to fight fake news in Kenya adding that it had eroded confidence in Kenya’s real news media.

Speaking during an interview, Godec stated: “Fake news is being weaponized. It’s undermining democracy in Kenya.”

President Uhuru Kenyatta with US Secretary of Transport Anthony Foxx (C) and Ambassador Robert Godec when he led a US business delegation to State House, Nairobi on June 25, 2015. PHOTO | PSCU

He further remarked: “We’re not asking them to believe any particular thing. We’re just urging people not to take everything they see on their phone via WhatsApp as the truth because it may not be.”



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Kenyan women in US gather in Atlanta this weekend for third KWITU reunion



KWITU, a group of Kenyan women living in the USA are in Atlanta starting August 2nd to August 4th for the 3rd Annual Grand Reunion. The reunion is the largest gathering of Kenyan Women Living in the USA.

The theme this year is; “Unity and Integrity among the Kenyans Living in the Diaspora.” The line up and details of the three-day event are as follows:

August 2nd Karibu Night: ‪Thursday the 2nd of August will be “Karibu Night”.

Guests will have a meet and greet in a lounge, to welcome all who will be arriving from all corners of the USA and Canada! Karibu Night will be at: La Pura Vida 1995 Windy Hill Road Smyrna GA 30080

Networking & Panel Sessions:

Friday the 3rd, will be the networking and panel sessions.

There will be a keynote speaker and panels of speakers. Discussions will include issues affecting our Kenyan Community here in the USA, among others.

Hors D’oeuvres will be served on Friday. The topics of discussion on Friday includes:

1. Single Parenthood

2. Drug Addiction

3. Mental illness & Suicide

4. Domestic Violence

5. Access to education

6. Women in Business August

4th – Grand Gala: Saturday will be the Grand Gala event. There will be entertainment, a three-course dinner, keynote speaker and various presentations. KWITU – Women uplifting one another!

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According to the group’s mission statement posted on its website, KWITU aims to provide Kenyan women in the USA the sense of empowerment and see them soar to the heights of success. “As an organization, we aim to eradicate the factors holding back Kenyan women. By alleviating their difficulties, it’s possible to make Kenyan women realize the true potential that lies within them,” adds the statement.

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