Well put.. “We shall all get old one day and we should treasure the elderly now so we too, can be treasured when the time comes.”

JOYCE WANJIKU - PURITY ELDER CAREJoyce Wanjiku Kairu once found herself on the streets of Germany after being lured to the country with the promise of a well-paying job. She tells LYDIAH NYAWIRA why she now helps care for the elderly in Kenya.

When news of a frail 93-year-old woman from Amboni Village in Nyeri County was broadcast in the media, one of the first people to rush to her rescue was Joyce Wanjiku Kairu founder of Purity Elderly Care foundation. Wanjiku was outraged and heartbroken by the incident because this was not the first time she was caring for a defenseless elderly woman who had been brutalised or neglected in Nyeri County. For the past three and a half years, Wanjiku has dedicated her life to care and compassion thousands of lonely helpless and elderly men and women in Nyeri County.

Her foundation has been in the front line of feeding the elderly, building…

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Yet another amazing piece 😉

Life in the diaspora is not always a bed of roses, it can be tough, it can be depressing due to various reasons and circumstances. Here are some of the main reasons it can be depressing.



 When one is at the J.K.I.A Airport, one dreams of the good life that is up ahead, you see your dream car, your dream house, your dream job, your dream investment, you see the many plots you will buy, you see high rise buildings under your name.

In the excitement of it all, it never dawns on you that you are leaving you family, your relatives and friends behind and heading of to a new country where you have to start a fresh. It feels like being born again. At that moment, when you are thinking of the good life you will have, you never think of the simple…

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We absolutely love your blog and all your posts!!! Quite informative. We hope you don’t mind us re-blogging it to our followers?

For one to be successful in the diaspora, one has to adapt, learn and overcome many challenges, and do it fast. One of the major challenges Kenyans in diaspora face is learning and navigating the financial system, especially in understanding what a CREDIT SCORE is and also, what things make it good and what makes it bad.

A bad credit score means that you either do not get loans, credit cards, or if you do, you get them at very high interest rates. There are many suffering with bad credit score and do not know, what is making their Credit Score bad in the first place.

Granted, there are many other things that we do that mess up our credit scores. However, these three mistakes have the greatest impact on your credit score and are also the most common reasons why many people have bad Credit Scores. They are:-


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Karibu ulaya (Welcome abroad) – the ‘painful’ first steps

hilarious article you must read!

The 'village' diary

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It all begins that evening when your immigration agent calls you to pass on the good news..you have been granted a visa. You revel in the moment..you have been waiting with bated breaths for I don’t know how long. Preparations for the big trip begin in earnest and many people around you are genuinely happy for you. Some sigh with relief..maybe because their son or daughter can now concentrate in school in your absence.

The long awaited departure day comes and you are escorted by the whole clan to the airport. Your mother throws in a few words of advice, probably to warn you that wherever you are going “isn’t her’s”(probably quoting Duale). It is your first time in the ‘big bird’ (aeroplane) and you are super excited. You will be the first in your village to ‘climb’ the bird…that’s an honor. Anyway, you say goodbyes, board and are surprised to…

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Domestic violence among Kenyans in the US


Domestic violence and abuse can happen to anyone, yet the problem is often overlooked, excused, or denied. This is especially true when the abuse is psychological, rather than physical. Noticing and acknowledging the signs of an abusive relationship is the first step to ending it. No one should live in fear of the person they love. If you recognize yourself or someone you know in the following warning signs and descriptions of abuse, reach out. There is help available.

Domestic violence is a subject that is considered a private affair if not a conversational taboo amongst many individuals, communities and especially in african culture. It is not uniquely african, but the issue is: there is an increase in domestic violence among kenyans in diaspora,particularly living in America.

Have you seen the video by Kenya 360? Well, you definitely should to understand what is happening, how Kenyans feel about it and how to cope and settle in the USA.

We managed to get the opinion of a couple of Kenyans in the diaspora and this is what they had to say about domestic violence in a nutshell,

” It’s frustration as a result of failed expectations. A common expectation of Kenyan men is for their women to cook,clean,babysit, regardless of whether they are stay at home wives or not. If a Kenyan man has a woman less educated than him, he feels superior to her and thus expects her to follow all the rules he sets in the house. On the other hands, if the woman is more educated and more financially well of than him, he is threatened. His retaliation strategy tends to be to reclaims his dominance/superiority or to resort to the caveman mentality,and that is control by physical strength”

How do you feel the issue should be handled? Know of any groups/communities out there that you could help those experiencing domestic violence? Please share and let’s help save someone’s life