Author: Rose Gicheru

Deputy President William Ruto’s absence during Tanzania President Samia Suluhu Hassan’s arrival at State House, Nairobi, has raised eyebrows. President Suluhu arrived at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport(JKIA) on Tuesday, May 4 morning, for a two-day state visit. DP Ruto’s office Director of Communications Emmanuel Tallam said that “he was not invited” to the meeting between President Uhuru Kenyatta and President Suluhu, or the dinner set in honour of the late John Pombe Magufuli. Tallam, on whether he was aware of possible reasons for the “missed” invitation to the Deputy President, said, “Only State House can answer that.” He added…

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Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) detectives have arrested three Cameroonian nationals in Ruiru, Kiambu County, who were found in possession of over KSh350 million in fake US dollars and sterling pounds. Paulin Francis Proper, 44, Njikam Omar, 37, and Job Kentong, 31, were arrested on Monday, May 4 evening at BTL area, in an operation that also saw the recovery of one Glock pistol and 28 rounds of 9mmm calibre. Confirming the incident, Ruiru DCIO Mr. Justus Ombati, said they were tipped off by members of the public and raided the premises where they found the currencies in denominations of…

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The marking of the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examinations has been temporarily halted after teachers went on a strike over delay in payment of allowances. The teachers at the State House Girls High School marking station picketed on Tuesday morning, following the cue from their counterparts at Moi Girls, Nairobi. Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers Secretary General Akelo Misori had on March 22 warned the government on delays in marking delays if their demands were not met. Misori had urged the government to release enough funds to facilitate payment of allowances and increase marking centres to…

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A woman who allegedly stabbed her boyfriend to death in Kabete, Kiambu County, before fleeing last week has surrendered at Nakuru Police Station. Ann Waithera was reportedly entangled in a love triangle with Joseph Mwangi, 29, and another man who reportedly assisted her to flee. The incident happened at Gikuni village, Kabete Constituency last Thursday. Police in Nakuru are yet to reveal more details of Ann’s arrest but it is understood that she walked into the station of her own volition. Following the Thursday killing, Kabete Police Commander Antony Maina said, “Please, let us consider other ways of handling disagreements…

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The inquest into the mysterious death of Keroche Breweries heiress Tecra Muigai resumes today (Tuesday, May 4, 2021). Six witnesses who reportedly carried Tecra from a house in Lamu where the ‘accident’ that led to her death occurred are expected to testify before Milimani Senior Magistrate Zainab Abdul. Qusai Lali Omar, Ali Bakari Muhammed, Abdul Lali Omar, Yaya Salim Muhammed, Ahmed Ali Sali and Mohammed Omar Muhanji were summoned by the court after they allegedly declined the Director of Public Prosecution’s offer for transport in order to testify. The court further ordered Tecra’s former boyfriend Omar Lali to appear in…

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TV47 has signed a deal with the Nuclear Power and Energy Agency, NUPEA, for a provision of TV series on nuclear energy. The signing was officiated by TV47’S CEO Abubakar Abdullahi and NUPEA CEO Collins Juma on Monday, May 3. TV47 has been tasked with producing 10 weekly documentaries and interviews meant to inform and educate Kenyans on nuclear energy. The project is aimed at creating public awareness on matters nuclear energy, “so that we improve Kenyans’ perception of nuclear energy. Many do not know what nuclear energy is all about,” Mr. Juma said. The deal is among the TV47 strategic partnerships…

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Police in Murang’a county have launched a manhunt for one of the two suspects who allegedly attempted to kidnap two minors on Sunday night. Reports indicate that the girls aged 15 and 17 were kidnapped by two men identified only as “Mashaa” and “Dave” wielding machetes along the Maragua border. Maragua-based police officers responded swiftly and found the men with the girls, who remained adamant when asked to surrender. Dave reportedly charged at the officers with his machete. He was shot on his left leg, falling just a metres from the officers. Kidnapper fled His counterpart fled into the darkness.…

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Young, gullible women have been warned about a new form of fraud being perpetrated by smooth-talking men who pretend to be living the jet set life abroad. The Directorate of Criminal Investigations(DCI) says the fraud starts with an online promise by the men to resettle the girls abroad where they’ll sip chardonnay and lick caviar for the rest of their lives. After a flurry of messages on social media, whereby the gullible girls are convinced of ‘paradise’, their online Princes in Shining Armour “offer to send them expensive gifts to demonstrate their seriousness.” Gullible Girl’s Bank Balance The whirlwind romance,…

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Narok Senator Ledama OleKina has faulted Interior CS Fred Matiangi’s plans of prohibiting police officers from having intimate relationships with their colleagues. CS Matiangí on Friday, April 19 said that the ministry was worried over the rising numbers of police officers killing their loved ones who are also in the police force, intimating that banning cops from marrying or dating their colleagues might be the answer to curb this vice. “We have to adopt a new way [of doing things]. We will create a new gender relations office that will be under the supervision of the Inspector General of Police.…

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A family in Kakamega County has been forced to cancel burial plans after they failed to get their kin’s body from transit in Germany at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport(JKIA). The family of Slaida Vugutsa, 21, travelled from their Igina village in Lugari Constituency and arrived at JKIA on Tuesday night, with a hired hearse, only to be informed that there was a mix up in the consignment during transit in Germany, and had not arrived. “It is disturbing that we travelled all the way from Western to receive the body of my sister only to be told it was…

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