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1,801 Kenyans have won Green Cards this year, announces US State Department; Are you among them?

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The US State Department has released a breakdown by country of winners of the DV-2020 Diversity Visa, popularly known as the Green Card Lottery.

The State Department says out of 14,722,798 applicants from around the world who participated in the DV-2020 lottery, 83,884 applicants won the lottery and may now make an application for an immigrant visa (green card).

The top five countries that won the most immigrant visas are Egypt (5,568 winners), Russia (5,118), the Democratic Republic of Congo (4,743), Iran (4,101), Nepal (3,696), and Sudan (3,691).

Other countries with the high numbers of winners included Algeria (2,745) Turkey (2,709), Cuba (2,703),  and Morocco (2,202).

Kenya had 1,801 winners.

The Diversity Visa program makes 50,000 permanent resident visas (green cards) available to nationals of countries with low immigration rates to the United States.

Winners of DV-2020 participated in the lottery registration period that was open online at the dvlottery.state.gov website between October 3rd, 2018 and November 6th, 2018. Those who participated in the lottery have until September 30, 2020 to check online if they won.

In order to migrate to the United States on a green card, winners are required to submit an online Immigrant Visa and Alien Registration Application (DS-260) to be scheduled for an interview at the US embassies or consulates located in their home countries, and to have received an immigrant visa by September 30, 2020.

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YOU CAN CHECK THE STATUS HERE BY ENTERING YOUR  CONFIRMATION NUMBER

SOURCE: Mwakilishi.com

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Chinese exodus at JKIA – VIDEO

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Hundreds of Chinese nationals were on Friday morning spotted at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) waiting to depart Kenya.

This comes on the day the country is opening up its airspace for international flights.

Those who spoke to the Nation said they were leaving out of precaution due to the recent spike in Covid-19 cases in the country.

Many say they had earlier applied to leave the country but that the local embassy opposed the move.

Majority of those leaving at the moment are women and children, with some the men choosing to stay behind due to work obligations.

EXEMPTED

But even as many Chinese nationals bolt out of the country, citizens of the Asian country are among those exempted from mandatory quarantine upon landing in Kenya as part of new rules issued by Transport Cabinet Secretary James Macharia.

In a statement issued yesterday, the CS said passengers from countries with mild and limited transmission or declining number of cases will be exempted from isolation.

By nation.co.ke

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The 10 steps of the process of relocating to USA as a student

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BY BOB MWITI,

It took me a massive 8 years to finally make it to America as an international student.When I started the journey, I had no idea of what the process entailed, and it is because of that lack of information that it took me a very long time to make it here because of the mistakes that I made on the way.

A lot of prospective international students, reach out to me often seeking advice on how to go about this process.Most feel lost and it is for this reason I discussed the steps of the process of relocating to USA as a student on my Success With Bob Mwiti  Show.

Don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel for most informative content about studying, living and working in USA.

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.

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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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Keep off your son, Kenyan High Court judge orders US-based ‘cruel, fugitive’ mother

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A woman has lost the custody of her 16-year-old son over claims of cruelty and physical assault in a protracted court battle that has been litigated in three different countries.

The case reveals a sad tale of a young teenager left alone at the mercy of child caretakers in the United Kingdom as a result of a vicious fight between his estranged parents who are living worlds apart; the mother living in the US while the father doing his business in Tanzania.

Justice Aggrey Muchelule yesterday settled the tussle by ruling that the woman, identified as MAK, is a fugitive on the run who should not be allowed access to her child after jumping bail and fleeing to the US when she was charged in the UK for assaulting her son.

“I find that the best interest of the child will be served if the mother is denied access because she was found by the Family Court in the UK to have physically and emotionally abused her son and declared as a parent not fit to participate in his upbringing,” ruled Muchelule.

The dispute started after a lavish wedding between the wealthy couple in upmarket Runda that did not last long before an acrimonious divorce begun at a magistrate’s court in Nairobi, then to the High Court in Tanzania, then to the Family Court in the UK and back to the High Court in Kenya.

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MAK and her estranged husband, identified as RMAA, were married in 2002 and got their son in 2004. At the time of their marriage, she was working at the Central Bank of Kenya while the husband was a manager in a top hotel.

Their marriage hit the rocks in 2008 when she filed for divorce and the child’s custody. The court allowed her to have actual custody of their son with the father agreeing to provide Sh300,000 medical cover, pay school fees and a monthly Sh115,000 for maintenance.

In 2014, the mother moved with her son to the UK after securing a scholarship for further studies. She invited the father who at the time had moved to Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania, and together they agreed to enrol the boy in a school in the UK.

Repeated assault

In 2015, the woman went to Tanzania with the court order she had obtained in Kenya and filed it before a Tanzanian court to force the man to take parental responsibility of the child while at the UK school, but the Tanzanian court dismissed her case.

Meanwhile, in the UK, the child had reported to the police and the Children Services that his mother repeatedly assaulted him, which she admitted and was charged with cruelty to her son. She was granted bail but fled to the US and a warrant of arrest was issued against her.

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The father then applied to have custody of the son and was granted by the UK court, which went ahead to declare her unfit to stay with her son and stopped her from having direct contact with him.

It is what led MAK to file the fresh suit before Justice Muchelule, arguing that the husband had abandoned the child in a boarding school in the UK and that she was denied access to see her son.

But Justice Muchelule ruled that it is the son who said he did not want to see her mother because of repeated assault and that the estranged husband has not violated her rights by refusing to allow her access to her son. “The child expressly refused to have anything to do with her because of the physical and emotional assault he had suffered in her hands.

She was charged in the UK with assaulting the child and causing him actual harm and is on a warrant of arrest after jumping bail,” he ruled.

Muchelule ruled that when she assaulted the child, she lost her right to actual custody as was provided in the parental responsibility agreement signed in the Children Court in Nairobi and should not turn back to accuse the father of denying her access.

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He declared that the best interest of the child will be served by observing the decision of the UK Court which found she is not a fit parent to participate in the upbringing of the child.

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