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Angry Kenyans in US accuse Ms Agutu of telling “White Lies” on popular US TV Show

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After Kenyan-born Achieng’ Agutu appeared on the popular US Ellen DeGeneres TV Show claiming that she was a struggling student from Kenya who worked multiple jobs to support her parents in Kenya and her education, many Kenyans living in the US have castigated her saying she told “White lies.”

Media reports have indicated that Achieng lives a lavish life traveling to the best destinations such as Qatar in Doha, Machu Picchu in Peru, Bali in Thailand, Tulum in Mexico and even Yves Saint Laurent’s Private Residence in Marrakech, Morocco.

Her Instagram page reveals that Achieng a fashion and Lifestyle blogger saw her parents last year during her graduation, contrary to what she had said on the show that she had not seen them for two years. She also went to the prestigious Braeburn school in Kenya and Richmond High School, Indiana.

Her social media posts also paint a picture of a globetrotter who has traveled to popular destinations such as Doha in Qatar, Machu Picchu in Peru, Bali in Thailand, Tulum in Mexico and Yves Saint Laurent’s Private Residence in Marrakech, Morocco.

 Ellen reunited Achieng with her family “after two years of living apart.”

The comedian called to the stage Achieng Agutu whom she said left for US seeking higher education and later surprised her with a video call from her family members.

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Accoeding to Ellen, Achieng’ lives with a host family, the Graces but has a full time and still manages to go to school.

An excited Achieng’ explained that she is also an Uber driver, babysitter, teacher and sometimes cleans peoples houses and cars for an extra buck.

She further narrated how watching Ellen helped her master the English language.

Ms Achieng Agutu (center) poses for a picture with her family during a graduation ceremony.. COURTESY PHOTO

But her claim that she learned to write and speak good English by watching The Ellen Show when she was young caught the attention of Kenyans, who think she lied.

“People told me that the best way to learn a language is through watching music [videos] or listening to music. And, so, when I use to watch artists on your show, I used to take down notes on the songs that they wrote and then I would go to a cybercafe and look up the lyrics, and, therefore, learn English,” she adds.

“I moved to the USA five years ago. I came here for higher education. It has been amazing, but hard for my family back in Kenya because they have honestly done every single thing that they can do, including selling land to taking loans, borrowing money to be able to pay school fees and ensure that I am comfortable.”

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“I work one full-time job as an admissions counselor at Holy Cross College from 9 am to 5 pm. I also babysit for two families, I wash people’s cars, I clean their houses, I am an Uber driver and then I also teach English to international students,” she notes.

“My parents really want to give back to the community because they feel like they are really blessed. They are helping 10-plus kids from our family and the village that they live in – they pay their school fees.”

Kenyans online also claim she lied about the last time she met her family as her social media activity shows she was with her kin during her graduation in the US in May last year.

Agutu and her family won $50,000 (Sh5,000,000) on the Degeneres’ show.

Here are some reactions from Kenyans online.

Wairimu ngugi @TheFabpreneur says: “Such an unnecessary lie RT @Catewakamaru: @TheEllenShow @TheEllenShow Just so you know, Achieng met her parents as late as May 2018, a year ago. Her parents flew to Indiana for her graduation.”

@juliuskitevu tweets:”Achieng Agutu would have just said she perfected her English by watching @TheEllenShow Twitter DCI wouldn’t be digging her background check.”

@ochieng_adul says:”Achieng’s story didn’t add up. Your parents can’t be struggling to educate you to the extent of selling parcels and at the same time support others in the village. Village schools and cybers don’t teach that accent. Kiraitu studied law at Harvard and never picked that accent.”

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Important announcement to 2019 DV winners: You have until Sep 30th to secure an interview

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Individuals who  participated in the Diversity Visa program for fiscal year 2019 (DV-2019), also known as the Green Card Lottery, have until September 30, 2019 to have checked whether they won and secured a visa.

The State Department says anyone who won the lottery but will not have secured a visa by the September 30 will forfeit their chance of a Diversity Visa for fiscal year 2019. The Entrant Status check online portal for DV-2019 will also close on that date.

To check if you won, have the entrant’s confirmation number, last name, and year of birth and click on this link.

DV-2019 applies to individuals who submitted their information on the State Department website during the DV-2017 open registration period which ran between October 3rd, 2017 and November 7th, 2017.

Administered by the Department of State, the Diversity Visa program makes 50,000 permanent resident visas/green cards available to nationals of countries with low rates of immigration into the US. Millions of foreign nationals participate in the program each year.

SOURCE: –Mwakilishi.com

 

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Announcement to DV-2019 Winners: You have until September 30th to secure a Green Card Interview and Visa

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Individuals who  participated in the Diversity Visa program for fiscal year 2019 (DV-2019), also known as the Green Card Lottery, have until September 30, 2019 to have checked whether they won and secured a visa.

The State Department says anyone who won the lottery but will not have secured a visa by the September 30 will forfeit their chance of a Diversity Visa for fiscal year 2019. The Entrant Status check online portal for DV-2019 will also close on that date.

To check if you won, have the entrant’s confirmation number, last name, and year of birth and click on this link.

DV-2019 applies to individuals who submitted their information on the State Department website during the DV-2017 open registration period which ran between October 3rd, 2017 and November 7th, 2017.

Administered by the Department of State, the Diversity Visa program makes 50,000 permanent resident visas/green cards available to nationals of countries with low rates of immigration into the US. Millions of foreign nationals participate in the program each year.

SOURCE: –Mwakilishi.com

 

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Man accuses pastor of eloping with his wife

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A businessman from Juja Farm, KiambuCounty, has accused a pastor who presided over his wedding of eloping with his wife of 26 years.

Mr John Kanyua, a father of five, alleged the pastor supported them and even signed their marriage certificate.

Mr Kanyua claimed the pastor’s relationship with his wife started when his wife was appointed an assistant pastor of a church in Juja Farm.

“I objected Mr Kanyua’s appointment as an assistant pastor, but he (my husband) was determined to have his way. I confronted Mr Kanyua’s wife and threatened her not to play games with my husband,” said the pastor’s wife of 34 years.

The pastor’s wife says her husband soon began to invite Mrs Kanyua for family dinner.

“I confronted Mr Kanyua and asked him to keep his wife away from my husband, the two later eloped in 2015,” she added.

Mr Kanyua alleges that bishop would visit his house in the morning and spend the entire day locked with his wife in the house until he sought the intervention of the local administration and the church.

“The pastor later eloped with my wife and children and rented a house at a nearby market,” Mr Kanyua said.

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Mr Kanyua alleges his parents-in-law have since asked him to accept a compensation of the dowry he paid to pave way for their daughter’s new wedding.

He alleges the pastor has informed his children of his intention to marry another wife after separating with their mother.

Mr Kanyua says he still pays school fees for his children and sends them foodstuffs.

“I won’t sit back and watch another man take away my family, I will not allow the wedding to continue,” said Mr Kanyua adding that he is ready to forgiver his wife.

The pastor’s wife says she still does not understand why her husband turned against her.

“We have passed through a lot when we started the church, I won’t allow him to marry a stranger,” she said.

by nation.co.ke

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