This Week's Highlight (March 22nd-29th '11)
Tourism in Kenya - the Big, Bigger & Biggest Land Animals
"No other country on earth can offer the visitor as much to see and do. Within the borders of a single country, you will find savannahs rich with big game, timeless cultures unchanged by the modern world, pristine beaches and coral reef, equatorial forests and mighty snow-capped mountains, searing deserts and cool highland retreats and endless opportunities for adventure, discovery, relaxation; more than you would ever expect." Click here for more info: Courtecy of Magical Kenya
Top 2010 Senior Certificate Learner Passes Away - John Michael Lugho (Johannesburg)
His Excellency, Ambassador Tom Amolo, on behalf of Kenyans in Pretoria, Johannesburg and the greater Gauteng, conveys his deep and heartfelt condolence to the Lugho family for the sudden loss of a promising, bright and young Kenyan with great potential.
The family informs that John Michael Lugho was born on 22nd November 1991, a normal healthy child. He was initially diagnosed with rheumatic heart condition in 2002. John underwent 2 heart operations, at Mater Hospital, Nairobi to rectify the ailment, but the doctors could not be able to completely resolve it. He joined his father in the South African Republic in 2008 to pursue his studies as well as seek superior medical facilities. He has been seeing Dr. Mc Kibbin at Sunninghill Hospital and has been on medication according to the advice given by the doctors.
Despite the above, John Lugho, upon arriving in South Africa, continued his studies at Blue Hills College- Midrand from Grade 11 in 2009. John was an outstanding student at Blue Hills College, who performed excellently as could be seen by his 2010 metric results where he obtained 6 distinctions and 2 credits of the 8 subjects he undertook. He was very keen on the sciences and wanted to do cardiology so that he could understand his condition better to be able to assist other patients with the same condition.
| He did not understand why people should suffer when science has become so modern to resolve complex issues. Due to the restrictions for foreign students to take medicine degrees in SA, John opted for Chemical Engineering and was provisionally accepted by the University of Cape Town in 2011. However due to his medical conditions his parents could not accept to have him go to Cape Town and advised him to do the same degree with either Wits or University of Pretoria.
The family will repatriate the body back to Kenya for burial later today, the 22nd March 2011. Please contact Richard Chege on 072 381 4094 for more details. Further links:
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KQ Now Offers Special Rates to Ferry Bodies of the Deceased
The Kenya Airways Area Manager for Southern Africa Mrs. Rosemary Adogo, has informed that effective from 1st April 2011, Kenya Airways (KQ) has considered a 50% discount from the approved rates to ferry bodies home in event of death of a Kenyan in South Africa. Click here for more details...
Update (March 2011)
- Please note that SINGLE ENTRY VISA fee has been revised from ZAR250.00 to ZAR500.00
- Multiple entry visa is a REFERRAL VISA and takes approximately six (6) weeks to process.
- REFERRAL VIZA applicants (see more details on Consular, Visa options above) i.e. stateless persons or passport holders of listed countries, are required to pay an initial application fee of ZAR150.00, then ZAR500.00 upon approval for single entry and ZAR1,000.00 for multiple entry.
Kenya Passport Applicants
- 48 page and 64 page passports are currently out of stock.
- To avoid unnecessary delays, please apply for a 32 page passport in the meantime.
- The cost is ZAR 450.00