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Kenyan woman who came to Atlanta for medical attention passes away, family appeals for financial help

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It is with deep sorrow that we announce the death of Judith Agono. Wife to William Akoo Agono. Mother to Dan and Joyce Akoo (Savannah, Georgia) and Corazon Amol and Kennedy Okomo (Marietta, Georgia), among others in Kenya.
Family, friends and well wishers are meeting daily from 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm at Kennedy and Corazon’s residence at: 875 Franklin Gateway SE apartment 1434 Marietta GA 30067.
Gate code 333 and 428

The Fundraiser and Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, September 22nd at 3.00 pm.

Address:

Believers Celebration Center
1492 Roswell Rd
Marietta, GA 30062

Contributions towards funeral expenses can be sent to:

Mary Wambugu CashApp *678-394-2361
$judithsfund

Omondi Innocent Cashapp
*404-992-0582
$judithsfund

Bank of America
334061600938
Account Name: Corazon Amol Akoo

Contact Information

Alingo : 678-768-0641
Pauline: 678-886-9714

https://www.gofundme.com/f/hospitalfuneral-expenses-for-my-mum-judith-agono?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet

May her soul rest in ETERNAL PEACE.

 

Background information

Mama was diagnosed with gastric cancer in November of 2016 and managed to come to America on 11/17/2017 in search of better treatment. With the help of friends, we managed to go through some of the most difficult times of this journey because a lot of people came out to support us.

When she came and tests were run, she was only given 6 months to live but mama as a strong believer overcame the odds and had been fighting fiercely with chemotherapy and radiation treatments since then. She responded very well to the surprise of all her doctors and each time we went for follow up we received positive news which gave her strength to fight on.

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Since it was a routine for them to do check-ups from time to time, when they did a CT scan this January, they noticed the tumors growing which made them change gears to their mode of treatment making them even more aggressive. Mama being a fighter battled even further until recently when they told us they don’t see the cells responding to treatment like they previously did. They deliberated and wanted to try harder but her condition changed drastically.

They ran some tests and noticed cancer had now greatly metastasized to her liver as well as the lymph nodes. The cells in the stomach had also greatly multiplied thus causing her a lot of complications. The tumors in the stomach actually started bleeding and when the doctors tried to clip them to stop the bleeding, she bled even more.

This made her very weak and not fit to travel.
Doctors advised that with the numbers they were looking at, there was nothing they could do as doctors at that point. The cancer cells were growing aggressively and had outsmarted the treatment. So as sad as it was we took mum to hospice knowing we did not have much time but she was too weak to travel.

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We had thought of taking her back home but her condition did not allow.
         Mama, therefore, passed on Sunday 09/08/2019. We are happy that mama got time to spend time with us and even help us with the kids as I struggled through nursing school. She became very close to my friends that she got an opportunity to meet and even called them her children.

She also got time during her stay here to visit with my brother in Savannah in December last year and spent quality time with his family there. She has been a great pillar to us, always offering her wisdom and great support even to the extended family. Back in Kenya Mama served greatly in the Anglican Church as a chair and treasurer in different positions both in the local church and even at the deanery level. She was a strong believer who believed in the virtue of Service and gave herself wholeheartedly in matters involving the church.

         Mama’s journey had its ups and downs but we saw great strength and faith in her through it all. We thank God for the time we shared with her as those are priceless moments that will forever remain embedded in our memories. We as a family are requesting for help to take mum back home for her final rest because we know this is a journey we can not walk alone. Any assistance accorded will be much appreciated.

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EXPLAINED: Visitor’s Visa, Work Visa or Student Visa- How can you come and work in USA?

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BY BOB MWITI

Well, I get asked so many questions on a daily basis about living and working in USA and I try to answer them on my inbox as much as possible.

If you inbox me and I don’t respond immediately, please just give me time and I will.

So I will explain a bit about the above 3 visas, in the best way possible.

I don’t sugar-coat things and this may not be for you if all you want to hear is the sweet stuff!!

Also, please understand that in this post, I am only addressing those with at least a Bachelor’s degree.

Now, let me start with the visit visa.

If you are a young university graduate and your intention is to get a visit visa so that you can come and work here, please stop that madness!

That is a wrong approach and chances are you will not set foot in America.

It is extremely hard to get visit visa approval, if you DO NOT have strong ties to your home country, which most young people don’t have and therefore are considered a high risk for visa overstay!

Honestly speaking, a visit visa is the worst visa that you can use to come to America if your intention is to remain here and work.

Are we together??…This is the bitter truth that no one will tell you out there!….Don’t be ignorant!..Be wise!

Well, If you are lucky to get a visit visa, once you are here you will just be working under the table because you won’t have the right working immigration documents.

However, this type of visa may be a “good” one for you if you are;

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1. Extremely desperate and you have no Job back home.

2. You really don’t care being in America without the correct working documents and risking deportation.

3. You don’t mind not seeing your family back home for a long period of time.

If you tick all those 3 boxes, then Yes, a visit visa may be a “good” one for you.

Again,I repeat, this is the worst visa to come with if your sole intention is to live and work in America long term.

I hope I am clear.

How about work visa?

Work visas are extremely hard to get because you must actually get a highly skilled Job offer here first, then your to-be employer will have to file for your work papers from these sides for you.

Once that is approved, then you can seek the visa at the Embassy in your country of domicile.

The problem is, although work visas exist, it is very hard to find companies who are willing to sponsor you especially if you are in Africa.

Yes, a lot of Indians do come here on work visas such as L1, and H1Bs but the reason is that most big tech companies in USA are actually Indian-owned companies.

For example Infosys, Accenture, Wipro, Tata consulting to name but a few…..

These companies provide resources to work in IT projects across North America..and there is a ready market of skilled IT professionals in India.

As an African, if you are a nurse and you want to work here, you have a very high chance of coming as a skilled worker.

I know of nurses who have come to work here in America from Africa and there are African companies that facilitate that.

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BUT for the rest of the folks,…. well, you have to find other means!

And the other means is a student visa,

A student visa, is the best non-immigrant visa to actually use to come to USA.

Why?

Because a student visa has a clear path to citizenship.

Meaning, with a student visa, once you graduate, you have a chance of getting a post-graduation work permit called OPT of 1-3 years depending on what you studied.

During that post graduation OPT time, you can find an employer willing to sponsor your long term work authorization and subsequently a green card and later on you can become a citizen if you wish.

This is actually the route that I used…..and it is extremely effective although a lot of our African brothers & sisters who come to USA as students do not use it for lack of proper guidance and Information.

Now you may ask, which is the best career out there in America that you might have a chance of getting a Job in.

IT is huge here..There is a very high demand of IT professionals and it is easy to get work authorization once you graduate.

Same with nursing.There is a huge demand of nurses. Most other professions, unfortunately not so!

So generally speaking, STEM professions…i.e Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics are your best bet for good Jobs here in America that come with working papers.

So now you may ask ….how do you come to USA as a student?

Unfortunately, you must have enough finances to cover for your studies.

If you DON’T, you will NOT get a student visa..Again, that is the bitter truth!

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So, are there any ways of getting funding?

Yes, you can actually find millions worth of scholarships for FREE at www.successwithbobmwiti.com or you can also find secured and unsecured international student loans to finance your education here in America.

I hope I have answered your questions!

ABOUT ME

I am a former international student in USA and I am a senior IT consultant in the areas of Oracle EBS and Robotics Process Automation.

I am the programs director of Appstec America – A consulting company based in Tampa, Florida,USA.

I’ve been blessed to have learned and achieved 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 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 my facebook page, 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.

Keep your dream alive and never give up!

To learn about my amazing programs, please go to;

www.appstecamerica.com
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182 Kenyans arrested in the US as they tried to apply for DACA immigration program

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182 Kenyans are among thousands of people who have been put behind bars in the US after they requested to be included in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), a new report shows.

This became public on Saturday after the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released its updated data  (PDF, 756 KB) on arrests and apprehensions of illegal aliens.

Kenya has the second highest number among African countries led by Nigeria with 209 incarcerated persons.

“The release of this report reflects the agency’s ongoing focus on transparency. The report provides updated information on known arrests and apprehensions of DACA requestors. The data may include arrests that did not result in convictions or where the charges were dropped or otherwise dismissed,” said USCIS.

Among the findings of the release are the following:

  • Nearly 110,000 DACA requestors out of nearly 889,000 (12%) had arrest records. Offenses in these arrest records include assault, battery, rape, murder and driving under the influence.
  • Of approved DACA requestors with an arrest, 85% (67,861) of them were arrested or apprehended before their most recent DACA approval.
  • Of approved DACA requestors with an arrest, more than 31% (24,898) of them had more than one arrest.
  • Of all DACA requestors, 218 had more than 10 arrests. Of those, 54 had a DACA case status of “approved” as of October 2019.





“As DACA continues to be the subject of both public discourse and ongoing litigation, USCIS remains committed to ensuring transparency and that the American people are informed about those receiving DACA,” said USCIS Acting Director Ken Cuccinelli. “This agency is obligated to continue accepting DACA requests from illegal aliens as a direct result of the previous administration’s decision to circumvent the laws as passed by Congress. We hope this data provides a better sense of the reality of those granted the privilege of a temporary deferral of removal action and work authorization under DACA.”

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Under current DACA guidelines, illegal aliens may be considered for DACA if they have not been convicted of a felony, significant misdemeanor, or three or more “non-significant” misdemeanors not arising out of the same act, omission or scheme of misconduct, and they do not otherwise pose a threat to national security or public safety. The number of arrests illegal aliens have do not necessarily disqualify them from receiving DACA as a matter of discretion.

Find detailed figures in the table below:

 

The full comprehensive report here data  (PDF, 756 KB)

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Home Developer offering free transport from JKIA for Kenyans from Diaspora

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BY PETER NYAGA

Mahiga Homes Ltd, a leading real estate developer in Kenya specializing in selling affordable houses is offering our prospective diaspora customers a Free ride from the airport to your destination around Nairobi and its environs.

This is a way of appreciating the great contributions of Kenyans in the diaspora.
The offer starts from 1st to 24th December.

To book your free ride
Call/WhatsApp +245720460413
www.mahigahomes.co.ke

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