Monthly Archives: January 2015

Larry Carp Memorial Scholarship

The Larry Carp Memorial Scholarship will award one $1,000 scholarship, renewable for three additional undergraduate years, to a St. Louis graduating senior who is either an immigrant or the child of an immigrant to the USA who will pursue a degree in a STEM field of study. The recipient will demonstrate financial need at an accredited US college or university. Preference may be given to applicants who have participated in a music program.

• High School senior from the St. Louis region
• Immigrant or child of immigrants to the United States
• Strong record and potential in a field of science, technology, engineering or math
• Financial need
• Preference may be given to students who have also participated in music programs

Selection and determination of financial need are the responsibility of the Greater Saint Louis Community Foundation and may include evaluators from STEM fields.

Applicants will be evaluated on the basis of
• application
• student’s extracurricular involvement, including evidence of scientific interests
• essay on role of science to improve the human condition
• two letters of reference—science or math teacher, one other
• transcript and standardized test results that demonstrate past success and potential for future success in the sciences

Financial need will be evaluated based on information provided by the student, family and college:
• application
• FAFSA Student Aid Report
• Financial Aid award letter from the college the student will attend.

Renewal based on satisfactory progress toward degree in a STEM field and continued demonstration of financial need.

Questions? Contact Amy Murphy at the Greater Saint Louis Community Foundation, or 314-880-4965.

Eligibility, financial need, and award amount for this scholarship program will be determined by the Greater Saint Louis Community Foundation. This scholarship program, as component fund of the Greater Saint Louis Community Foundation, does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, creed, national origin, gender, age, color, sexual orientation, veteran status, physical or mental disability.



Five people died at the Kaptembwa open grounds during a religious crusade convened by preacher David Owour even as the terminally sick and physically disabled people continued streaming to the venue in record numbers.

Nakuru Divisional Police Commander Benard Kioko told the Nation that the victims had been brought to the meeting while bedridden by relatives, with some still carrying with them medical notes showing they had been discharged from various hospitals against strong advice by doctors.

“I can confirm they died in the open grounds and they were very sick. We have seen their documents that show some have been in hospital for months,” he said.

He, however, declined to disclose the identities of the victims, citing privacy until the next of kin are formally informed in writing by the police.

Though the lifeless bodies were placed in police vehicles by relatives in the presence of the faithful, the venue witnessed its largest crowd, with thousands flocking there using matatus and private vehicles while others trooped in on foot hoping to receive their miracles.


Dr Owuor, an accomplished scholarly author on genetics, took time to parade his team of doctors, led by an Egerton University lecturer Catherine Wangui, who has worked as a medical doctor for 36 years in public service, rising to the position of deputy director of medical services.

Others were heads of comprehensive care clinics, including Dr Torome Kochei, an HIV specialist and a senior assistant director of medical services with 18 years’ experience, and Dr Zakary Kaseboi, a cancer specialist with 18 years’ experience at Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital, where he is also a lecturer.

Dr Owuor said Kenya had witnessed healing and anointing taking place at the open grounds, saying time had come for people to turn to God with honesty and truth so as to get out of the curse that has blocked churches from being houses of healing and God’s goodness.

Earlier, Dr Wangui, who dedicates her life to the ministry and training medical students at Egerton University, told the excited crowd that medical experts were yet unable to explain how various life-threatening ailments vanished from patients on life-prolonging treatment.

She described Dr Owour’s ability as “awesome, historic, stunning, unbelievable and breaking news to the medical profession”.

Dr Kochei, for his part, claimed that while he had helplessly watched patients die under his care from 2003 to 2010, when Dr Owuor came to the scene, many were healed.

He further claimed that he has since confirmed the miraculous cure of about 100 cases, which made him believe in God’s ability to heal ailments that medical experts have been unable to cure.

“We stand here as medical experts to tell you God heals and that the Man of God (Dr Owuor) brings true eternal healing to patients.

“Our work is to confirm first, as we cannot afford to make a mistake on diagnosis, and thorough laboratory testing before putting a patient on lifelong drug therapy,” said Dr Wangui.

Source: Daily Nation



Today we ushered in the new year with Congolese Community in St. Louis. This marked as a welcome party for many families who landed in St. Louis from Congo a month ago through international institute. We enjoyed African delicacies, music and dance. We thank all community leaders for initiating this. We look forward for many similar forums in the new year


[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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