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[VIDEO] Ambassador Robinson Githae’s New Year Message to Kenyans in the US

njeru-githae2“It’s no longer business as usual at the Kenyan Embassy in Washington, DC”. This was stated by the newly appointed Kenyan Ambassador to the US, Ambassador Robinson Njeru Githae while speaking to KENYA360 TV on his maiden interview with the Diaspora Media since arriving in the US following his recent appointment by President Uhuru Kenyatta.

While underlining his intolerance of shoddy services , Ambassador Githae assured Kenyans in the Diaspora of quality services during his term and requested them to view the embassy and it’s staff as servants of the people. In line with improving service delivery, he further disclosed that the embassy is currently in the process of creating infrastructure for providing more services online thereby eliminating the necessity of physical trips to the embassy or consulates.

Speaking on investment opportunities in Kenya, the Ambassador stated that Kenyans should use the Embassy as a resource to verify the authenticity and credibility of the companies they intend to invest in/through to ensure that they don’t risk losing their investments by falling prey to scam artists. He singled out stable investments like bonds, infrastructural bonds and also the Nairobi Stock Exchange as bankable avenues that provide good returns at low risk levels.

On the prospects of the Kenyans in the US voting in 2017, Ambassador Githae stated that physical voting in the US is impractical due to the vast territories involved and voiced his support for postal voting as the only viable method. He added that he will be lobbying the electoral commission (IEBC) to that effect to ensure that Kenyans in the US are not left out again in 2017.

And earlier while addressing a cross-section of Kenyans in Seattle Washington, Ambassador Githae disclosed that the Embassy under his term will be more proactive in partnering with Kenyans in the US to ensure that such services as issuance of new generation ID’s, passport renewal and registration is made more accessible.

While answering a question on vehicle importation/exportation by US-based Diaspora returnees to Kenya, Ambassador Githae clarified that the new regulations as announced by President Uhuru in his last visit to the US are not meant to grant advantage to Diaspora returnees from the US over other returnees from other parts of the world but rather to bridge the gap created by the Kenyan law that did not allow for the importation of left hand drive vehicles which are used in the US.

He stated that the new regulations allow for the returnee to sell their current vehicle in the US and then buy a right hand drive vehicle of similar model and engine capacity to the one they have owned and now sold. He further added that the regulations require for the verification of prior vehicle ownership before a returnee can be allowed clearance of the imported vehicle at the Port of Mombasa.

In that regard, the Ambassador stated that the Embassy is best placed to perform this verification as it is the only government department with a footprint in the returnees former country of residence.These regulations however, do not waive the standing requirements that no vehicles older than eight years may be imported into Kenya.

Ambassador Githae sent his holiday greetings to all Kenyans in the Diaspora wishing them a happy and prosperous 2015 and also extolled them purpose to stand together and for each other as one united people.

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Dr Myles Munroe And His Wife Dead In Plane Crash

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THE leader of Bahamas Faith Ministries, Dr Myles Munroe, and his wife Ruth have been killed in a plane crash in Grand Bahama.

The crash took place this afternoon and killed all nine people on board the private jet. The plane reportedly struck a crane at the Grand Bahama Ship Yard, exploding on impact and crashing into the ground near a junkyard area.

The Department of Civil Aviation reported that the plane was a Lear 36 executive jet which departed the Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) for the Grand Bahama International Airport.

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The plane left LPIA at 4.07pm with nine people on board and crashed while making an approach for landing at Grand Bahama International Airport at 5.10pm, the Department of Civil Aviation said.

This satellite image shows inclement weather over Freeport on Sunday.

A police on source on the island previously said two were feared dead. However, police sources later confirmed that all those on board had been killed.

The police source also said it was believed the group was heading to a conference hosted by Pastor Munroe.

The identities of the other people on board have not yet been confirmed.

The statement said while the department was advised of fatalities, it was awaiting confirmation from police on if there were any survivors.

The Grand Bahama Airport Company Crash Fire Rescue Department responded to the incident, and the Police and Bahamas Air Sea Rescue (BASRA) are presently on the scene.

The department said a full scale investigation will start tomorrow morning at daylight, which will include the Department of Civil Aviation Aircraft Accident Investigation Prevention Unit.

source:Tribute242

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Kenyan bishop brings message of peace to Ferguson

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FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – Demonstrations outside the Ferguson Police Department continued Monday night.  A group of about 100 people chanted and gathered around the sound of a drum.

“Show me what democracy looks like.  This is what democracy looks like,” shouted some of the chanters.

Some carried signs that read, “Indict now.”

They continue to call for charges against Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson for the shooting death of Michael Brown.

Just down the street, a bishop from Kenya was walking the streets with his shofar.  John Bulinda hoped to spread a message of peace and plans on staying in Ferguson for a number of weeks.

A nearby church hosted its weekly men’s club meeting Monday night.  The Family of Faith Missionary Baptist Church has a sign outside encouraging anyone to stop in and pray for peace.

“We do have a lot of people in our community who are lost and need that help,” said church member Derrick Wade.   “If we get one, we can put that one to the side and they can join us and then we can go reach out and touch another one.”

Deacon Otis Gillon said his group hoped to set a good example by meeting as men.

“Now days you don’t have any men at home,” said Gillon.   “Mothers are trying to do things by their self.”​
Source:Fox2

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