Author: Nivah Kirimi

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A police officer who collapsed on Thursday night while at his home in Nairobi is receiving treatment in a Nairobi hospital. The police officer has been admitted to the high dependency unit in a private hospital where he is responding well to the treatment. Although the high ranking police officer’s personal assistant dismisses claims that his boss is hospitalised, multiple sources confirm he is indeed hospitalised. “The boss is doing well. I’m just from visiting him at his home,” the personal assistant told The Standard. The senior officer has reportedly been in and out of office as he seeks medical…

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Ayah Lundt is a 15-month-old baby who was diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA). To survive, she needs a gene therapy medicine known as Zolgensma. It is the world’s most expensive treatment – at $2.1 million (KSh225 million) a dose. SMA is a serious condition of the nerves that causes muscle wasting and weakness. Ayah’s condition has been made known through an Instagram page @little.ayah, which is run by her parents. Baby Ayah lives in Denmark with her Danish father Frank Lundt, Kenyan-born mother, Mary Mithika, and big sister Amira. She was diagnosed in November 2020 when she was nine…

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William Chirchir and Godfrey Kirui, two ex-cops recently convicted of manslaughter in the death of businesswoman Janet Waiyaki, will be sentenced on May 27. Waiyaki was shot dead at City Park, Nairobi, on May 20, 2018. In her ruling, Justice Stella Mutuku said the officers used excessive force yet no crime had been committed by neither the deceased nor the Benard Chege, a cousin who was with her. In addition, she said, the two posed no threat to the officers. Appearing before the court on Thursday, the two cops appealed for non-custodial sentences. Waiyaki’s husband had told the court that…

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President Yoweri Museveni was on Wednesday, May 12 sworn in at Kololo Independence Grounds in Kampala, Uganda, with thousands of Ugandans witnessing the event. President Uhuru Kenyatta was among the several African heads of state who attended the inauguration. President Kenyatta, who is the current chairperson of the East African Community (EAC), was accompanied by Cabinet Secretaries Raychelle Omamo (Foreign Affairs), Peter Munya (Agriculture) and James Macharia (Infrastructure). Presidents Felix Tshisekedi (DR Congo), Alpha Conde (Guinea), Salva Kiir Mayardit (South Sudan), Hague Geingob (Namibia) and Nana Akufo Addo (Ghana) attended the ceremony. Others were Emmerson Mnangagwa (Zimbabwe), Mohamed Abdullahi Faarmajo…

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Two police officers have been found guilty of manslaughter in the killing of a businesswoman Janet Waiyaki at City Park two years ago. High Court judge Stella Mutuku convicted constables William Chirchir and Godfrey Kirui. Waiyaki, 41, was shot dead on May 20, 2018. Benard Chege, 26, a relative who was with Waiyaki inside their Toyota Fielder car sustained serious gunshot injuries. The court heard that 15 bullets were fired into the vehicle. Chirchir was an Administration Police officer attached to Makadara Police Station while Kirui worked at the Industrial Area Police Station. Justice Mutuku ruled Waiyaki had committed no…

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A Directorate of Criminal Investigations detective has narrated how he almost lost his life to the Al-Shabaab terrorists. Robert Omwoha, attached to the coastal Anti Terror Unit had a deadly encounter with suspected militants who they had arrested back in 2012. The mission went south when the group rebelled and threw grenades at them. Reliving the experience in an interview with DCI Magazine, Omwoha says he sustained injuries in his head, chest and legs. Luckily, he was cured. But the scars endured. Daring DCI Razor-sharp pains occasionally sear through his body. He says grenade shrapnel is still lodged on the…

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The reopening of new school term at Simbi Primary School, Rachuonyo, Homa Bay County, has been disrupted by heavy rains. Floods have submerged the school’s toilets and classrooms. “Most of our learners could not report to school on Monday morning because they could not cross the water as a result of floods in the region,” said Washington Akuno, the head teacher. Only 108 of the 356 pupils reported to school, Akuno said. Heavy rains have been pounding the area in recent days. Some families whose homes are under the deluge had also sought shelter at the school. Rains In Other…

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A Nairobi court has issued a warrant of arrest for Goldenscape CEO Peter Wangai after he missed a court proceeding. Peter Wangai was scheduled to appear in court on Monday morning but failed to show up during the hearing of a case in which he was accused of defrauding Kenyans their investments amounting to millions of shillings through the collapsed greenhouse business. Peter was to appear in court in late March for the hearing, but his lawyer informed the court that he had tested positive for Covid-19 and requested a plea be postponed. The hearing was then rescheduled but he failed…

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President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday, May 10 congratulated the 2020 KCSE candidates for a great performance despite the challenges posed by COVID-19. Speaking at State House, Nairobi, when he received results of the 2020 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examinations ahead of their release to the public, Uhuru also thanked the education sector stakeholders for the smooth administration of the examinations. KCSE results to be released today The results were presented to the president by Education CS Prof George Magoha at a briefing attended by Head of Public Service Dr Joseph Kinyua, Early Learning and Basic Education PS Dr…

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Muratina is a traditional alcoholic drink named after a fruit of the same name. The fruit comes from a tree commonly called the “sausage tree” (Kigelia africana) due to the long, sausage-like fruits that it bears.  Muratina Tree. PHOTO/COURTESY. The traditional brew is popular in Kenya’s rural areas, especially in central region. But with Kenyans known for their entrepreneurial skills, the traditional brew is now available on United Kingdom (UK) supermarket shelves. Born in Othaya, Nyeri County, but raised in the UK, businessman King’ori Wambaki is the brains behind the creation and selling of the traditional Kenyan wine in a…

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