Kenyan Immigrants Drop One Spot, Now Rank 4th Most Hardworking People in America, and Among Most Educated

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An analysis of work and job skill among immigrant groups in the United States of America done by African Warrior Magazine shows Kenyans in America as the 4th most hardworking people.

Overall, Africans living in America are young, highly skilled and more educated compared to immigrants from other parts of the world.

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On the most hardworking immigrant groups in America, Ghana tops the list with a score of 75.4%. Bulgaria takes second spot with a score of 74.9% while Liberia has climbed to third place with a score of 73.9%. Kenya is ranked 4th with a score of 73.7%.

The ranking is based on data from the 2017 US Census Bureau American Community estimates.

Available data also places Kenyans in America among the highly educated compared to other immigrant groups. An analysis of African immigrants with at least a Masters degree shows Nigerians topping the list with a score of 28%. South Africa comes in second with 26% while 21% of Kenyans in America have a Masters degree or higher.

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Further analysis of the data shows Nigeria topping other African countries with the highest number of its citizens living in America (344,979). Ethiopia ranks second with 249,991 while Egypt sits at number three with 184,359 of her citizens estimated to be living in America. Kenya ranks fifth with 138,150 citizens estimated to be domiciled in America. Ghanaians in America are estimated to be 164,610 (fourth spot).

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Last year, Fridah Mokaya became the first black woman out of Connecticut University to graduate with a PhD in Nuclear Physics. In an interview first published by African Warrior Magazine, Fridah noted her research was in the field of Experimental Nuclear and Hadronic Physics.

Simon Gathiaka, is a Kenyan innovator currently working as senior scientist in the early drug discovery space for a bio-pharmaceutical company in Boston, Massachusetts.

In 2017, ImeIme Umana made history when she was elected the first Black female president of the Harvard Law Review and its 131st president in 2017. ImeIme then 24 at the time she assumed the role, is the third-oldest of four daughters of Nigerian immigrants. You can read her story HERE

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Kudos to all Africans in Diaspora hoisting the flag of our continent higher than our forefathers imagined.

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