A Kenyan family in the U.S. is trying to come to terms with the death of a 25 year old man who was killed in a hit and run accident in Marietta, Georgia, some 10 miles from downtown Atlanta.

NTV's BMJ Muriithi reports...





Before Shaka Kariuki and Shellee Wheatley got married, he sat her down to discuss their individual and mutual goals.

After reviewing the extensive list, she agreed to support him but was not sure they would get to everything they had planned.

Democratic and Republican negotiators have reached agreement on all the major elements of sweeping legislation to remake U.S. immigration laws and expect to present the bill next week, lawmakers said.

As proposed, the bill would enact the biggest changes to immigration law in more than a quarter century.

The landmark legislation would greatly boost border security, put the estimated 11 million immigrants living in the U.S. illegally on a path to citizenship and require all employers to verify the legal status of their workers.

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has dismissed Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni’s Tuesday attack on its independence and influence, with an official at The Hague-based court expressing dismay at the Ugandan leader’s comments.

In a telephone interview with the Daily Monitor newspaper from Nairobi yesterday, Ms Maria Mabinty Kamara leapt to the defence of the Court.

She said Mr Museveni’s criticism had only served to present an opportunity to the Court to “re-emphasise its position on its judicial mandate.”

President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto share a light moment while shooting a campaign ad during the campaign period….

 

 

 


The Kenya government of Kenya has written to the ICC to complain about the conduct of Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda.

In his submissions, Attorney General Githu Muigai says Bensouda has disgraced the Kenyan government by repeatedly claiming that it was not cooperating fully with her office.

Githu cited recent comments by Bensouda that part of the reason she dropped the case against former Cabinet Secretary Francis Muthaura was lack of cooperation from the Kenyan government.

Akon

Senegalese-born American rapper Akon's instagram photo and message yesterday in which he congratulated Uhuru Kenyatta on being sworn in as Kenya’s fourth president drew wide attention from his Kenyan followers, with some condemning him on congratulating the new president.

This is the congratulatory message from Akon through his twitter account:

Kenyan human rights activist Maina Kiai has announced the launching of  a website called “The People’s Court”, which he says is a joint project between AFRICOG and InformAction and “is an attempt to present in public all the evidence around the recent elections.”

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is joining with top Silicon Valley CEOs to launch a political advocacy group called FWD.us that, among other things, will urge lawmakers to pass immigration reform.

Politico reports that Linkedin co-founder Reid Hoffman and Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer are among the group's major contributors. Former staffers in the Bill Clinton and George W. Bush administrations have joined the group as well.

When signs of the economic downturn began showing in Europe, civil engineer Sam Wanjohi decided to return to Kenya in 2007. He then founded Foresight Interiors, which provides fitted kitchens and other home interior products and solutions. Wanjohi has since diversified his interests to include an online concierge service, called Dash2do. Wanjohi told How we made it in Africa’s Dinfin Mulupi why moving back to Kenya was the right decision for him.

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