The number of Kenyans who have tried their luck with the US Diversity Visa lottery (green card lottery) draw keeps rising, according to latest data released by US State Department
A total of 442,966 Kenyans applied for the US green card in the Fiscal Year 2018. This was a 23 per cent rise compared to 2017 when 360,023 Kenyans entered the lottery.
In 2016, a total of 304,693 Kenyans entered the lottery draw.
The 2018 figure includes 317,029 entrants and 125,937 derivatives (spouses and children that entrants included in their application forms).