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Kenyans in Diaspora react to Uhuru’s order on E-passport application extension until March 2020

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You can now use your old Passport to travel to and from Kenya, at least for now.

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday extended the deadline date for acquiring the new e-passport from August 31, 2019 to March 1, 2020.

Soon after the news broke, as expected,  Kenyans took to social media to express their views.

“It is a welcome relief,” said US based Ken Odhiambo on Twitter. “There was no way I was gonna beat that deadline,” he added.

Janet Kendi wrote from San Francisco, CA: “I really don’t care. First of all, I don’t like the way the government keeps issuing ultimatums to us as if we are kindergarten kids. Hata waongeze mpaka 2022..I am not boarding.”

Muhoroj commented: “Sisi ni watu wa kusukumwa. Hata Huduma namba wataongeza tu. Kwani tunakwenda wapi. Tuko hapa hapa tu.”

In the last few months, Kenyans in the Diaspora have been flocking their embassies and High Commissions in an attempt to beat the earlier deadline  set for the acquisition of the new travel document.

The Mission on R Street in Washington DC was a case in point where Kenyans complained of long Queues with some even claiming that they had been turned back after traveling thousands of miles from different cities in the vast North American country.

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In a press statement sent to media houses on Thursday evening, government spokesperson Cyrus Oguna said Kenyans can continue to travel with their old passports until the new set date for the deadline.

He also urged Kenyans to take advantage of the extension, and not wait for the last minute, to apply for the new passport as the exercise will continue countrywide.

DEADLINE EXTENSION

“His excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta has today directed the Cabinet Secretaries for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Amb Monica Juma and Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National government, Dr Fred Matiang’i to work with foreign missions across the world to facilitate the issuance of Visa’s to Kenyans on the current passports,” Oguna said.

“The directive has in effect, extended the deadline for travel on the new e-passport to march 1, 2020 for all Kenyans. Kenyans can therefore travel on their current (old blue) passport until 1st March 2020,” he further said.

 

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‘How did you interview cows?’: Kenyans online bash US-based CBS news over locusts’ Invasion Story

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By JUDITH GICOBI

CBS News, US-based media house, is facing the wrath of Kenyans on social media after publishing an article on the locusts invasion in the country.

The media house on Saturday posted an article titled, Locust outbreak in Kenya is worst in 70 years: “Even cows are wondering what is happening.”

CBS News quotes a Kenyan by the name Ndunda Makanga explaining how the insects have wreaked havoc to the farmers’ crops including sorghum, corn, and cowpeas.

The media house claims the headline quote was gotten from Makanga but Kenyans online are not believing it, especially how they got the cows’ side of the story.

Below are some of the reactions from online users.

@OliverMathenge asked: “Did the Kenyan cows tell you so.”

@Okolowaka noted: “My cow was not interviewed & elects to distance itself from this report…this does not represent the viewpoint of all cows in Kenya.”

@gmwahome posed: “The current living cows were not alive 70 years ago! How many cows have you interviewed?”

@allhaggai wondered: “How did the cows express those views?”

@jacouf stated: “Now I know what CBS stands for…Cows Broadcasting Service. Now waiting for the interview with Kenyan cows.”

 

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VIDEO: Pomp and colour as Real Estate Developer ‘Mahiga Homes Ltd’ celebrates 2nd Anniversary

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ADVERTISER’S MESSAGE: Your number one most trusted real estate developer in East and Central Africa Mahiga homes Ltd celebrated 2nd anniversary in pomp and colour, the event was marked with jubilation as every speaker praised the developer for the great achievements in just two years.

The developer has built and handed over 4 housing projects namely;

*Cornerstone I Estate
*Cornerstone III Estate
*Cornerstone IV Estate
*Kamulu Cornerstone Gardens
The celebrations were attended by several guests and clients who have invested with Mahiga homes.
Kikuyu Diaspora Media CEO Jeremy Damaris and Finance Director Josephine Wairimu graced the event.

Jeremy Damaris had this to say, ‘when Ruhiu told me that he has a project I listened to him and trusted him as my brother, its two years down the line and have never heard any complains from any client.
Mahiga homes Directors thanked and appreciated all the clients from believing in the developer.

Here are the current affordable houses that the developer is selling,
Rockvilla Annex located just 400 meters off tarmac at Joska long kangundo road, Kangundo rd is under construction to upgrade to dual carriageway,Spacious 3 bedroom bungalows master ensuite on plot size 40 by 80 kes 3.95m deposit kes 1.6m then pay the balance in 12 monthly instalments.

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VIDEO: Pomp and colour as ‘Mahiga Homes Ltd’ marks 2nd Anniversary

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ADVERTISER’S MESSAGE: Your number one most trusted real estate developer in East and Central Africa Mahiga homes Ltd celebrated 2nd anniversary in pomp and colour, the event was marked with jubilation as every speaker praised the developer for the great achievements in just two years.

The developer has built and handed over 4 housing projects namely;

*Cornerstone I Estate
*Cornerstone III Estate
*Cornerstone IV Estate
*Kamulu Cornerstone Gardens
The celebrations were attended by several guests and clients who have invested with Mahiga homes.
Kikuyu Diaspora Media CEO Jeremy Damaris and Finance Director Josephine Wairimu graced the event.

Jeremy Damaris had this to say, ‘when Ruhiu told me that he has a project I listened to him and trusted him as my brother, its two years down the line and have never heard any complains from any client.
Mahiga homes Directors thanked and appreciated all the clients from believing in the developer.

Here are the current affordable houses that the developer is selling,
Rockvilla Annex located just 400 meters off tarmac at Joska long kangundo road, Kangundo rd is under construction to upgrade to dual carriageway,Spacious 3 bedroom bungalows master ensuite on plot size 40 by 80 kes 3.95m deposit kes 1.6m then pay the balance in 12 monthly instalments.

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