Author: Gachambi Nderitu

The parents of a 16-year-old girl disapproved of her relationship with a 21-year-old boda boda boyfriend. Little did they know that their efforts to end the illicit affair would lead to death of the child. Grief engulfed Mwamokoro village, Boige location in South Mugirango, Kisii County, on Wednesday after the teenage girl committed suicide because her mother confronted her about the relationship. Girl took poison after confrontation with mother It is alleged that she took poison shortly after a confrontation with her mother who caught her in the lover’s company in a house that’s under construction. She instructed her daughter…

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A man has been charged in court for allegedly killing his mother, chopping up the body and eating her remains. Alberto Sánchez Gómez from the Spanish city of Madrid was first arrested in 2019. El Mundo newspaper reports that Sanchez was arrested after police were notified by a friend that 66-year-old María Soledad Gómez was missing. Sanchez had a history of violence towards his mother. There was a restraining order against him at the time of the killing. Mother In Parts When police stormed his apartment in February 2019, they found body parts scattered around. Some were kept in plastic…

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A video has emerged of a Kenyan couple trading insults over infidelity. In the seven-minute long, undated video, the couple is unabashed as they fling unprintables to one another in the presence of two of their children. The children are all-the-while busy dressing up for school inside the family’s sprawling living room. “As a parent I think this is totally unacceptable,” former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko who has since deleted the video from his timeline said. “Jameni is this world coming to an END ama ni nini?” Infidelity Unprintables The wasp-angry woman in a dark-red, striped dress alleges that her…

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ODM leader Raila Odinga has voiced his concern over the rising spate of murders between lovers, saying the “abnormality of these murders cannot become the normal.” In a statement released this morning, Raila bemoaned the increased cases of loss of life often in violent circumstances. The media has in the last few months been awash with stories of husband turning against wife, girlfriend against boyfriend, lover against mistress….and so on. The outcome is often a journey to the morgue and unspeakable sorrow for bereaved families. https://twitter.com/RailaOdinga/status/1384359361422704642 Only yesterday, Evans Karani confessed to killing his lover Catherine Nyokabi. Her mutilated body…

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Former American Vice President Walter Mondale is dead. Mondale, who also run for the country’s top job, losing to the Republican Ronald Reagan in the 1984 presidential elections was 93. In a documentary Almost President: The Agony of Defeat, CNN described him as the “last truly honest man in politics.” While campaigning against Reagan on a Democratic party ticket, he famously said: “Mr Reagan will raise taxes, and so will I. He won’t tell you; I just did.” He was Jimmy Carter’s running mate for his winning 1976 presidential bid, and defeat four years later. Carter described him as the…

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It began like any other school day. Sharon Winni swung her school bag on her shoulders, bid her grandmother goodbye, and made for the train. The train’s schedule had become erratic of late, and with every new day, there seemed to additional passengers jostling for space at the Ruiru station. Sharon was bubbly as usual. She was disembarking at the next station, a haphazardly-structured place called “KM”. It is an artery into Kenyatta University Primary School on the Northern-most part of the expansive Kenyatta University. Sharon was a Standard Four pupil at the primary school. As she surveyed the cabins…

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Faith Mumo, the top KCPE candidate in the country wants to be a neurosurgeon. Speaking to TV47, Mumo, who scored 433 out of 500 marks said initially wanted to be a journalist but a mentor teacher steered her towards neurosurgery. “I searched and learnt what a neurosurgeon does. I want to become that person,” she told TV47 in Malaa, Machakos County. Mumo says she was asleep when the results were announced and didn’t expect to be a top candidate. She hopes of joining Kenya High school, Nairobi. Yvette Wesonga and Angel Gakenia were tied at position two with 432 marks.…

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Doctors at Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital (MTRH) in Eldoret, Uasin Gishu County, have successfully removed a three-kilogramme cystic growth on a woman’s face. Beatrice Makokha, 68, had lived with the growth for 21 years. She hails from Stabicha in Kimilili, Bungoma County. The growth covered most of the right side of her face including the eye, frontal bone, ethmoid and frontal sinus. The team of medics comprised of Dr. Francis Thuku, a maxillofacial Surgeon, Dr. Geoffrey Wasike, neurosurgeon, Dr. Wabwile Machimoto, ophthalmologist, Dr. Elisha Kirwa and Dr. Werunga Kituyi (anesthesiologists) and Edward Avula, scrub nurse. Beatrice on the surgery…

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The Judicial Service Commission interviews for the country’s next Chief Justice (CJ) kicked off yesterday. High Court Judge Said Juma Chitembwe was the first interviewee. There are 10 candidates who are seeking to replace retired CJ David Maraga. In addition to Justice Chitembwe, the rest are Prof Kameri Mbote, Justice Martha Koome, Justice David Marete, lawyers Philip Murgor and Fred Ngatia, Justice Juma Nderi, Justice William Ouko, Prof. Moni Wekesa, and Alice Jepkoeach Yano. The JSC interviews, conducted every five years, have always been a source of high-octane drama and humour. This edition is proving to be no different, if…

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He has a calm demeanor, soft spoken, confident with a lean physique. For someone who contemplated suicide once, his optimism is insanely impressive. Born and raised in Rari, Mandera County, Adan Mohammed, 22, studies BSc in Special Education at Mount Kenya University. The second year visually impaired student tells TV47’s Beyond the Limit show that he got the tall genes from his mum. According to Mohammed, he started experiencing severe headaches in the year 2009. He sought medical help but to no avail. On the fateful day in 2011, he was playing football and then all of a sudden he…

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