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A Form Four girl was on Monday, April 12 evening stabbed to death in Kisasi area of Kitui Rural Sub-County. Eyewitnesses say the candidate was killed by her 27-year-old boyfriend, in an incident that happened at Kivasya market. Her parents had rented a house for purposes of travelling to school to sit for her KCSE examinations. Neighbours say they heard screams coming out of the girl’s house and when they responded to the screams, they found the lifeless body of the girl lying on the floor with several stab wounds. Confirming the incident, area Chief Maluki Mumo says the man…

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Slain National Land Commission (NLC) deputy director of communications Jennifer Wambua was on Wednesday laid to rest. The late Wambua’s funeral service took place at the Machakos Golf Club and later laid to rest at her home. Some of the mourners during the funeral service of the late NLC Deputy Director of Communications Jennifer Wambua, at the Machakos Golf Club. PHOTO/ COURTESY. Before her cruel death, Wambua had previously served as the Kenya News Agency bureau chief in Machakos. She went missing on 12th March, 2021 but three days later, her lifeless body was found at City Mortuary in Nairobi…

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Agnes Kavindu was on Tuesday sworn in as Machakos County Senator. The Wiper Party candidate now succeeds the late Boniface Kabaka, becoming the third senator of the county. Machakos’ first senator was Johnson Muthama. Kavindu is also the fourth elected woman senator in the country; joining Susan Kihika (Nakuru), Margaret Kamar (Uasin Gishu) and Fatuma Dulo (Isiolo) in the Senate. Kavindu won the March 18, 2021 senatorial by-elections by a landslide. She garnered 104,352 votes, representing 80% of the votes cast. Her closest challenger, United Democratic Alliance’s Urbanus Ngengele got a paltry 19,726 votes (15%). Kavindu unsuccessfully vied for the…

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Jubilee Party Executive Director, James Waweru, has died at Karen Hospital, Nairobi. He was undergoing treatment but the cause of his death yet to be known. Raphael Tuju confirmed the news and addressed the media at Lee Funeral Home. Tuju said Waweru collapsed this morning and was rushed to hospital. “God gives and God takes. Indeed He knows the time we shall go. May he rest in peace,” Tuju said. The late Waweru served as Sports Principal Secretary, and Nairobi Provincial Commission during President Mwai Kibaki’s administration. He handled the operations of the Jubilee Party early last year when Tuju…

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A 78-year-old man, Isaac Kinyua, is the oldest Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) candidate this year. He is a remand prisoner at the Meru Prison. The feeble, elderly inmate is facing charges of forgery and is awaiting sentencing in May, 2021. Kinyua has been described as “diligent and outgoing” by the assistant Commissioner for prisons in charge of the facility. Kinyua says he was inspired by the late Kimani Maruge who started schooling at the age of 84. Even after his release, Kinyua says, he will still continue pursuing his education through ‘Ngumbaru’ (adult classes). He says he will…

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A driver who was reportedly intoxicated drove into a convenience store at Ola Petrol Station near ABC Place, Westlands, Nairobi last night. The incident occurred only a few hours before the start of the curfew. The man was in a silvery Toyota Mark X saloon. He drove past the thick glass doors of the store, giving the term “drive through” a whole new meaning. The car was only stopped by aluminum shelves where rows of juice and soda stood. Property of unknown value was destroyed. According to eye witnesses, the man appeared to have fallen asleep behind the wheel of…

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Renowned Bongo singer Raymond Shaban Mwakyusa alias Rayvanny has mourned the death of President John Pombe Magufuli in a special way. The crooner has released a song to pay tribute to the late President Magufuli, highlighting his exemplary and unique leadership. In the song, Kifo (Magufuli), Rayvanny is praising the late president for his development record and support for the youth since he came into power in 2015. The Wasafi Classic Baby (WCB) artists also highlighted some of the moments he interacted with President Magufuli, in an emotional tribute. “You have left a mark, memories that will last forever. I don’t…

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The family of newly-elected Kabuchai MP Joseph Majimbo Kalasinga is over the moon following the swearing-in of their son. Majimbo took his oath of office in a ceremony presided over by National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi at Parliament on Tuesday. Majimbo was accompanied by among others Ford Kenya Deputy Party Leader Richard Onyonka and Kiminini MP Chris Wamalwa. But some 430 kilometres back home in Kabuchai, MP Majimbo’s family was overwhelmed with emotions, foretelling how “their lives will change for the best now that their son is a mheshimiwa.” TV47 paid a visit to Majimbo’s home. It turns out that…

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Most U.S. visa applicants who were denied because of former President Donald Trump’s travel ban on 13 mostly Muslim-majority and African countries can seek new decisions or submit new applications, the State Department said yesterday. President Joe Biden overturned Trump’s so-called Muslim ban on Jan. 20, his first day in office, calling it “a stain on our national conscience” in his proclamation. State Department spokesman Ned Price said applicants who were refused visas prior to Jan. 20, 2020, must submit new applications and pay a new application fee. Those who were denied on or after Jan. 20, 2020, may seek…

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A man has been jailed for 100 years by a Nakuru court after he was found guilty of defiling five children. David Karega gave the children aged between four to seven years Ksh10 in an attempt to secure their silence. The offence happened in Rigogo Village, Rongai. Prosecutor Moses Macharia presented 11 witnesses who testified that Karega had defiled the girls. The accused was found guilty in the case that has been going on since September 2019, before Molo court Principal Magistrate Yator. “A person who commits an offence of defilement with a child aged eleven years or less shall…

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