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How a Kenyan man walked into a US Military Base and became a Soldier

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Kenyan born Allan Ngare is living the dream of many green card applicants who have always wished to move to and settle in the United States Of America.

When he applied for Diversity Visa, popularly known as the green card, he did not only land a permanent residence, but also won a slot in the US military.

Now he is poised to acquire US citizenship status.

The US green card which he benefited from, is a lottery Visa program which has seen hundreds of lucky applicants settle in the US.  They acquire  permanent residence which lets them live and work in the US and later apply for naturalization as a path of becoming US Citizens.

Annually, a total of 50,000 slots are usually available for grabs of which tens of Thousands of Kenyans have won for the past years since the program began.

The coveted green card can be applied via Diversity Lottery Program or directly through the US Citizenship and Immigration services with the first being the most preferred.

Successful applicants can easily be granted citizenship after a stay of more than 5 years upon application.

Below are some of the inspiring facts you should know about Allan Ngare, according to youthvillage.co.ke.

  1. Allan Ngare is from Oyugis, a small town in Homabay county, Kenya
  2. He also has a brother who is studying on a full scholarship in US, Martin Ngare
  3. Allan doubles as a truck driver besides his army skills where he drives trucks ferrying Red Cross logistics
  4. He also volunteers with the humanitarian groups
  5. In the US Air force, Alex has not stopped advancing his military and aviation dreams.
  6. Before he was admitted to the US army, he went through a tough exam which he equally did well
  7. How did he join the army?  Surprisingly, he just walked to the military base, talked to the recruiter who later took him through the rest of the process
  8. His status has earned him a paid health insurance and full scholarship, besides he traveled a lot within and outside US
  9. He won the US green card about 5 years ago. He says he had other of his family members living in US
  10. Allan hopes to join in UN missions and work as a humanitarian officer.

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VIDEO: Check out how much Lupita Nyongo spends on sneakers

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By JUDITH GICOBI

Kenyan- American actress Lupita Nyongo and her co-star Winston Duke bought five pairs of sneakers worth over $ 3,000 (Ksh 300,000).

The two actors shared with Jo-La Puma, the owner of Stadium Goods, a sneaker shop based in New York City, how their sense of style is shaped by their Kenyan and Caribbean heritage.

 

 

 

The Kenyan actor says;

“I have a very stylish mother. Growing up, I was always so impressed by how she always put herself together.”

She further adds; 

“One of my aunts was a cloth designer, so I would draw up the same way. I remember designing my own prom dress. It’s the African influence because we love, love color that’s why my clothes were always out there.”

 

 

 32-year-old Winston Duke says;

“For me, fashion is very expressive because in the Caribbean color is in our blood. Growing up, expensive shoes and fashion was kinda out of reach, I would draw sneakers and dream that I would touch it someday.”

The star actors have worked together in the new psychological horror “Us” and 2018 Marvel movie “Black Panther”.

 

 

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Burial of Kenyan woman shot dead by American granny set for Saturday

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By JUDITH GICOBI

Janet Oyuga, the Kenyan lady who was killed by an 85-year-old granny in the USA is set to be buried on Saturday, 18 January, in Siaya county.

The 37-year-old was shot in her house by Beverly Jenne. The sister Angela got serious gunshot wounds in the attack.

Janet was to be laid to rest on Saturday, 11 January, but the body was yet to be flown to Kenya because of a memorial service that was held in Seattle, Washington on Wednesday, January 8, 2020.

The deceased’s body was flown from the US on Tuesday, January 14. The body will get to Kisumu on Thursday in preparation for the burial ceremony in Gem, Siaya county at parents’ home.

 

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ACHIEVEMENT: Kenyan named among top 25 extraordinary people in Atlanta, USA

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Dr Benson Karanja, the President of Beulah Heights University in the outskirts of Atlanta has been named one of  the ‘Top 25 Extraordinary Atlantans’  The Atlanta Business Journal, a leading business news publication in the State of Georgia.

Dr Karanja and 24 others were selected based on the societal impact they’ve made through their work as community influencers in business, government, entertainment, media, religion, education and other areas.

 The annual new designation and accompanying commemorative issue, shares profiles of some outstanding Atlanta residents, who have exhibited excellence in their respective areas, and whose personal and professional efforts are contributing to the greater good of both the local and national community 

The group will be honored during a ceremony at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Zucot Gallery in Atlanta.

According to ABJ Digital co-publisher, Kevin C. Pride, these leaders exhibited excellence in their respective industries, and their personal and professional efforts have contributed to the greater good of the local and national communities.

 “Metro-Atlanta has so many incredible people who are working within their individual arenas to make our communities better places in which to live, work and play,” said Mr Pride.

“The amazing individuals selected for this first annual recognition, represent an exceptional sampling of excellence in business and community leadership, and we are excited to celebrate them and share their stories in this special publication,” he added.  

 

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Founded in 1918, Beulah Heights has become known as one of the nation’s oldest and fastest growing Bible institutions.

Beulah Heights University

Located in the beautiful city of Atlanta, Georgia, Beulah Heights University aims to offer higher education founded in the Protestant Christian tradition.

BHU is proud to be acknowledged for its academic pursuits and its dedication to the Christian mission.

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ABJ Digital, The Atlanta Business Journal

Click here to view the complete list of honorees.

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