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Githae ends tour of duty in Washington DC, transferred to Austria

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President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday transferred Kenya’s envoy to Washington DC, Robinson Njeru Githae, to Vienna, Austria, where he will replace embattled former Sports CS Hassan Wario.

Githae’s post in DC will now be held by Larazus Ombai Amayo, who was in 2018 transferred from London to the UN Mission in New York.

Mr Githae was appointed ambassador to the United States by Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on August 14, 2014, and  presented his credentials to U.S. President Barack Obama on November 18, 2014. It was his first diplomatic posting.

“I have received the communication to that effect from my boss. I have played my part and it is time to go and serve my country elsewhere,” he told Kenya Satellite News Network on Friday evening.

News of his transfer was contained in a statement released by Foreign Cabinet Secretary Monica Juma, which also announced several other changes in diplomatic postings around the world.

In changes affecting several women and elevating career diplomats, the President nominated Michael Mubea, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Ethics and Anti-Corruption, as ambassador to Dublin in Ireland.

Mr Mubea will replace Richard Opembe who will move to the Kenyan mission in Madrid, Spain, which had been headed by Severine Luyali.

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Dr Wario, once a Sports Cabinet secretary, is fighting to clear his name in Kenyan courts as he was charged with offences related to misappropriation of funds for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

The changes reflect a proposal that Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Monica Juma filed in March, to improve implementation of foreign policies.

But they could also represent the desire to change Kenya’s image as most of the replacements have occurred in embassies where Kenyans in the diaspora had consistently complained of poor service.

Long-time philanthropist Mwende Mwinzi will head to Seoul, South Korea. Ms Mwinzi, famed for her Twana Twitu children’s orphanage, lost the race for the Mwingi West parliamentary seat in the 2017 general election.

The President replaced Dr Joseph Sang in Stockholm, Sweden, with Diana Kiambuthi and appointed Ms Jackline Yonga as head of the mission in Rome, Italy.

Harriet Nduma had been serving there in acting capacity.

NEW MISSIONS

The President signalled opening of a diplomatic mission in the Swiss political capital of Bern by nominated Andrew Kihurani.

The decision to open the mission in Bern follows a promise he made when Swiss President Alain Berset visited last July.

Kenya’s former ambassador to Sweden, Purity Muhindi, who had been serving as Director for Africa will head to Dakar in Senegal, one of the new diplomatic missions opened this year.

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Dr Juma, who announced the changes in a statement on Friday, congratulated the appointees.

Unlike those transferred, new entrants in diplomatic service as ambassadors will have to be vetted by the National Assembly before they can report.

Also, as is tradition, new entrants will have to be trained on diplomatic courtesies, a process that often takes at least 60 days.

Njambi Kinyungu will head the Kenyan mission to the UN-Habitat in Nairobi, a position last held by Prof Sam Ongeri, who is now Kisii senator.

OTHERS NAMED

The others appointed are:

  1. Kariuki Mugwe – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  2. Peter Katana Angore – Algiers, Algeria, to replace John Lanyasunya
  3. Barine Eliphas Mugendi – Accra, Ghana
  4. Lamarron ole Kaanto – Berlin, Germany
  5. Purity Muhindi – Dakar, Senegal
  6. John Mwangemi – Djibouti
  7. Mwendwa Musembi – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  8. Njeri Njiiri Karago – Los Angeles, California, US
  9. Flora Karugu – Lusaka, Zambia, to replace Sophy Kombe

The statement from Foreign Affairs CS Monica Juma.

 

PROMOTIONS

Ms Juma also announced that the President had approved the promotion and appointment of 15 serving officers to the position of ambassador in the ministry.

They include George Orina Morara (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia), Joshua Mugodo (Brussels, Belgium), Kennedy Mokaya Gekonde (Kampala, Uganda), Washington Oloo (Doha, Qatar), Lucy Njeri Kiruthu (Geneva, Switzerland), Hellen Adhiambo Gichuhi (Paris, France, Unesco), Stella Mokaya Orina (Vienna), David Kahiro Gacheru (Washington, DC) and Esther Mungai (Berlin).

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The other, who are based at the headquarters, are Michael Kiboino, Salim Salim, John Tipis, Arthur Andambi Amaya, Catherine Bonareri Mogaka and Mohamed Guyo.

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Deep-dive Analysis: Studying Master’s At University Of South Florida

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BY BOB MWITI,

Have you ever wondered what it takes to study your master’s  in America?. Well, in this episode of Success With Bob Mwiti Show, I take a deep-dive analysis of taking your master’s at the University of south Florida. If you like my work, please subscribe to my YouTube channel.

A Little Bit About Me!

I am a former international student in USA and I am a senior IT consultant in the areas of Oracle EBS Financials and Robotics Process Automation (RPA) here in USA. I am the programs director of Appstec America – A consulting company based in Tampa, Florida, USA.

I’ve been blessed to have learned a lot in my career as an IT consultant. My life has truly changed, and I’ve made it my mission to give back and serve others beyond myself. Whether that be helping you to relocate to USA as an international student, train you as an IT consultant, help you start and build your own online business, creating your financial freedom, motivating you to pursue your goals and dreams, to being more productive, to inspiring you to constantly improve yourself.

My mission is to get you to wake up to the unlimited potential within you and achieve what you’re truly capable of through my various self-development training programs.On the internet, I openly and passionately share my life experiences and all of the very best concepts, strategies, tools, and resources that I continue to discover that have made a measurable difference to my life, and will do for you as well.

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Kenyan man goes missing in US, police ask for help in the search [VIDEO]

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LAWRENCE, MASS. (WHDH) – Lawrence police are seeking the public’s help in their search for a missing man, officials said.

Daniel Mwangi, 31, has been reported missing, officials said on Thursday last week October 8 2020,he had previously complained of a headache and was advised to see a Doctor

The last day he was active on Facebook was Friday after which all his electronic devices went off

Anyone with information is asked to call the Lawrence Police Department at 978-794-5900

Anybody with information of Daniels’s whereabout is requested to contact:

Joseph #617 256 9043, Diana #781 475 7420, Pastor Karanja #617 784 5729

or call the Police Department nearest to you.

 

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HOPE: 36 year old man who scored D+ in Kenya now has 5 degrees from US universities!

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BY BMJ MURIITHI

They say when one door is shut somewhere, a window – or even another door – is open someplace else. The story of US-based Mwangi Mukami reads like fiction.

In his own words, the Kenya education system wrote him off when he got a D+ in his high school exams (KCSE). However, upon landing in the US (where, by and large, people are judged by the content of their character without laying too much emphasis on past failures or mistakes), he embarked on a journey to fulfil his educational dreams.

He went back to school and, as we speak, he has just received his fifth degree at the age of 36. Many Kenyans in US can can relate to Mukami’s story. It resonates because many of them – or their friends and family members – had lost hope in Kenya but the United States offered them a second chance. Now they have their well earned degrees which they would otherwise have only dreamt of. We must add a rider here that although there is no doubt that  opportunities abound in the US, you still have to work very hard to earn those degrees.

Here is Mr Mwangi Mukami  in his own words:

BY MWANGI MUKAMI
I have just received my graduate diploma from UC Berkeley. 20+ years ago, Kenya’s education system wrote me off as a failure because I had a D+.
I remember vividly saying to my peers that I wanted to be a policymaker or an attorney. Their response was a burst of collective laughter and sneer. But here I am—five degrees at 36. I hope God grants me a long life, success, and wealth to open doors of opportunities for more D+ students.
For the misfits, the rejected, and the oppressed. Congratulations to my mom. The degree is a reflection of her tenacity. I am grateful and honored to have wonderful brothers and sisters who support and trust my ability to achieve: Elizabeth Mwariri Keyym Peters, Lissa Irvenne Kayte Khulgal Jeph Collins.
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I couldn’t have done it without the encouragement of Kay Ventura, Carol McCrary, and Betty Mc Crary Alarms, And I can’t forget Elizabeth Woods for the many nights she drove to take me to school.

Jim Foti for the countless recommendation letters Joe Beasley for initial grant to attend a community college.

I am because of all these people and I couldn’t be so grateful and honored to have them in my life. For Nick, the next step is a JD.

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