Author: Rose Gicheru

The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) says it collected KSh6.1 million from Justices Aggrey Muchelule and Said Chitembwe’s offices during last week’s “arrest.” Appearing at the Milimani Law Courts on Thursday, July 29, DCI through Chief Inspector Felix Banzi claimed they recovered $50,000 (KSh5.4 million) from an unidentified woman at Justice Muchelule’s office, and a further $7,000 (KSh760,000) at Justice Chitembwe’s office. This comes a few days after the Kenya Magistrates and Judges Association (KMJA) claimed the sleuths recovered nothing during the raid. “The fact that public investigations against the judges are conducted in secrecy, and that the search found…

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President Uhuru Kenyatta is currently in the United Kingdom, where he is expected to co-host the global education summit. Soon after jetting back in the country after his three-day state visit of the UK, President Kenyatta will be heading to Western Kenya for a two-day visit. Just like his tour of Nyanza region, the President will also be launching several projects that have either being concluded or ongoing, in a bid to cement his legacy less than 12 months to the end of his 10-year reign. Much emphasis will be put on the two multi-million projects that the President will…

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A stray male lion that was spotted stuck between a concrete wall and iron sheets in Ongata Rongai, Kajiado County, has been captured by KWS officers. Residents immediately alerted Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) officers at the Nairobi National Park after they spotted the big cat in Tuskys area, on Wednesday morning, July 28. A group of rangers and veterinary doctors that were dispatched by KWS successfully darted, immobilized and safely transferred the sub-adult lion for observation before being released back to the park. The lion was successfully darted, immobilized and safely transferred to the veterinary facility for observation and collaring…

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The family of Yasir Mahmoud Ahmed alias Mau- man who was abducted by unknown gunmen one month ago convened special prayers for him on Tuesday, July 27. The family hopes that the prayers will keep their kin safe at the hands of his abductors, whom they claim were Kenyan security personnel. On Friday, June 18, 43-year-old Yasir was with his family driving from Mpeketoni where they had visited his mother-in-law. But upon reaching Mkunumbi area on the Lamu-Garsen Road at around 3:30 pm, their journey was cut short at gunpoint. At least four men dressed in what looked like Kenyan…

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The Linda Katiba movement has launched a scathing attack at the State over what it terms as intimidation and harassment of judicial officers. While condemning the recent arrests of Justices Said Chitembwe and Aggrey Muchelule by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), Linda Katiba says that there has been a troubling and sustained campaign by the Executive to paint the Judiciary in bad light. According to the movement which is opposed to BBI-driven constitutional amendments, intimidation of the Judiciary and its officers started when the Supreme Court in 2017 nullified President Uhuru Kenyatta’s election win, forcing a fresh election. “The…

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What started as the final preparations to give a senior Kisumu County assembly staff a befitting send-off in Miwani, Muhoroni sub-County has ended tragically. This is after a man was on Saturday afternoon, July 24 stabbed to death in the chaos that ensued at the burial ceremony. It goes without saying that burial ceremonies in Kenya also double up as political events for politicians, especially when the 2022 General Election is beckoning. All hell broke loose when the leaders present differed on who was to be the master of ceremony, especially when it was the turn for politicians to speak.…

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An autopsy to ascertain the cause of death of Caroline Kangogo, policewoman accused of killing two men, including her colleague in Nakuru, will be conducted on Tuesday, July 27. Kangogo’s family has announced that it has been forced to change the schedule of her burial. The new date will be set after the autopsy has been conducted. Kangogo was accused of killing the two men before killing herself 10 days later. “We have been promised by DCI officers in Iten the autopsy will be conducted on Tuesday. We are waiting for that day then we plan for the burial,” Mark…

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A former head of referees has been banned from the sport for life after being found guilty of abusing his position and sexual harassment, world football’s governing body FIFA said on Friday, July 24. FIFA also imposed a KSh11,000,000 fine on Rosnick Grant- the former Haiti football federation (FHF). Grant, a former international referee, was provisionally suspended from all football-related activities in February – a ban which was extended in June – pending the investigation into his conduct. “The adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee has found Mr Rosnick Grant guilty of having abused his position, as well as…

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Mombasa-Nairobi Highway has been named one of the most dangerous roads in the world. Research by Budget Direct, one of the largest insurance companies in Australia ranks highway A109 poorly in terms of accidents and casualties. “In 2019, 27 people died on it during an eight-month period,” says the research.  Africa’s deadliest road the Accra to Cape Coast Road in Ghana, which connects Accra to Cape Coast. Between 2004 and 2011, there were 6,104 accidents and 7,465 casualties. Dangerous Roads Other notorious roads on the continent are the Plumtree-Bulawayo-Harare-Mutare Highway in Zimbabwe (569 accidents in 2016) and Cameroon’s Douala-Yaoundé Road.  “Nearly one-third of…

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Over 58 percent of married women in 2020 took up family planning methods, according to Family Planning 2020. However, for most women among the Luhya community, Bunyala sub-tribe, efforts to enroll in family planning methods have strongly been objected by their husbands. Gentrix Wekesa, 30-year-old mother of 10 from Navakholo village, Kakamega County, says her husband wants 22 children. As of now, she is expecting her 11th child, while her tenth is less than a year old. “I went to hospital and got a three-year injection. I told my husband I needed a break so I could fend for the…

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