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Detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) based in Juja, Kiambu County, are hunting down three suspects who killed a 23-year-old university student in cold blood on Monday night.

The killers are said to have escaped with the victim’s mobile phone and other valuables.

DCI boss George Kinoti in statement on Tuesday evening said Joel Juma, a fourth year Industrial Chemistry student at the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), was stabbed two times on the chest by one of the thugs before they fled to darkness in the 2am incident.

According to Juma’s girlfriend who is a Law student at the Mt Kenya University, Parklands Campus, she had escorted her boyfriend to get some revision materials from his classmates a few blocks away, when the blood thirst gang accosted them.

The girlfriend had gone to visit his lover last evening at around 6pm and found him studying for his examinations. She prepared a meal that they shared together before they retired to bed.

However, Juma later woke up and embarked on his books but at 2am, he asked her to escort him to where a classmate lived a few blocks away, to get some reference material that he needed before morning.

It is while on their way when the thugs attacked them near hotel Lilies, demanding for money and mobile phones.

Two of them descended on Juma with blows and kicks before stabbing him twice on the left side of his chest, leaving him lying on the ground in a pool of blood.

The third assailant manhandled the lady who hadn’t carried any valuable and luckily, left her unscathed. Local guards who heard the commotion rushed to the scene and together with the heavily shaken girlfriend, helped Juma to a local dispensary where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

Detectives have since established that pockets of a notorious gang, which escaped the ongoing operation to rid Kayole and Dandora of criminals, has found a safe haven in Gachororo, where they are regrouping with the aim of establishing a fiefdom.

Consequently, a major undercover operation to completely annihilate the gang has been launched in the area. Detectives from the Crime Research and Intelligence Bureau (CRIB) and the Special Service Unit (SSU) have been dispatched conduct the operation.

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Gidjoy Investment Operations Manager has failed to explain to court why the incident report of an attack on their property in Donholm says the report was made at Savanna base and not Buruburu police station as he alleged.

Mark Munge testified during examination in chief that after receiving a call from his head of security informing him that they were under attack, he called Buruburu police station and told the guard to do the same.

Giving his testimony before Principal Magistrate Gibert Shikwe, Munge testified that he called the OCS Buruburu and reported the matter.

“On 27th March 2018, he received a call from Dickson Nyairo, the security in charge saying that they were being attacked by Patrobas (one of the accused persons) and his group. I told him to call the police,” said Munge.

Munge testified that he recorded his statement on the same day at 5 PM.

The defense lawyer also pointed out that the crime and incident report also shows it was reported at 10.30 AM and not 8AM as the manager claimed.

The court heard that the manager has worked for the land selling company since 2012 and had been authorised by one of the directors, Gideon Muriuki, the CEO Cooperative Bank of Kenya, to testify on behalf of the company.

Munge said that he received the call at about 7.45 and visited the property at 9 am.

According to the witness, when he got there, he went inside the said land together with the guards and found that about 100 meters of the wall had been destroyed.

“We had a fence of wooden poles and wires around the 7 acre land. The damage was valued at about Sh 144,000,” Munge testified.

The court further heard that the land has been subdivided into 36 parcels.

In the case, 10 Sawesava group members are charged with malicious damage of a perimeter wall belonging to Gidjoy.

The accused perons are Benita Alando Nailanel, Peter Keya Owino, David Mutuku Makau, Kennedy Odhiambo Alex, Titus Ochieng Okoth, Boniface Oduor Anyiego, Calvince Ochieng Ooko, Patrobas Awino (group secretary), Nick Omondi Owango and Philemon Otieno are charged with malicious damage of the said fence.

Sowesava Self-help group and Gidjoy Investment have been in logger heads over the ownership of the said land.

Both parties claim to possess title deed as proof of ownership.

The High Court ordered the parties not to interfere with the said land until the hearing and determination of the case.

Munge also testified that the property had been invaded before, about three days before the March 27 attack where again the fence was damaged.

“About three days before, on 24th March 2018 we were attacked again by unknown people,” the witness added.

In addition, the court was told that the witness was named as the victim of the offence and not Gidjoy Investment, a company associated with Muriuki and wife Joyce.

Questioned on which plots the fence was damaged, the witness said he was not sure of the same.

During cross-examination by the sixth accused who did not have legal representation, the court heard that the Operations Manager had nothing to prove that the wall was erect the day before the alleged damage.

The court further heard that the Manager did not know who attacked them on 24th March yet is indicated in the charge sheet that it was the accused persons.

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A Kenyan national who was arriving into the country through the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) from Bujumbura in Rwanda on Thursday, February 17, 2022 found himself in trouble after Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) customs officers bounced on him.

This is after the officers intercepted Ksh. 238 million in foreign currency from him.

Reports indicate that the suspect had arrived in the country with the money packed as a parcel containing 2 million US dollars.

The money was seized following a wrongful declaration on the intended destination.

Upon arrival, the passenger made a declaration of the currency indicating the origin as Banque de Credit de Bujumbura (BCB) to a recipient Brinks Global Services, Kenya.

After clearance by Customs Unit at the airport, the traveller later, presented the same money at the Swissport Cargo shed with different export documents for shipment to Global Services, UK.

The documents produced to support the export request were different from those produced on entry into the country.

After noting the inconsistencies in information provided by the passenger, KRA has invited Asset Recovery Agency (ARA) to assist in investigating the matter as a possible money-laundering attempt. The money has been held and the matter is under investigation.

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Bungoma law courts Thursday February 10, 2022 resumed hearing of the cases that were presented in court in 2008 by the widows whose husbands were killed unlawfully and some faced enforced disappearance in Mt Elgon during the clashes that happened when the Kenya military was tackling the Sabaot Land Defense Force (SLDF).

Speaking to the press at Bungoma law courts, Victor Kamau who is an advocate and the deputy director of the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR) said that they were forced to stop the case for a year after the Kenya Defense Force made an application over the same.

He noted that this was the first hearing since it was stopped.

Advocate Victor Kamau. Photo/Tony Wafula

The widows are pleading with the government to hurry the case for them to get justice and compensation.

During the clashes, most people were affected, some lost their lives while some were forced to relocate to look for refuge in some different parts of Bungoma county.

Kamau noted that they have 18 widows on board whom they are helping to get justice for some were left with children who are still dependent on their parents.

Lilian Ndunya who is one of the affected widows noted that she is facing challenges in raising her family after her husband was butchered during the clashes leaving her behind as the breadwinner and with that, she needs the government to intervene and have her and the other affected women compensated.

“We have been here the better part of the day with hope of finally getting justice that we all deserve after our husbands were killed mercilessly but the way things are being dragged, we are just banking our hope on God maybe one day we shall get justice,” she said

Ndunya also asked the government to take charge in ensuring that the country has a peaceful election this year so that post-election violence that was experienced in 2007 is not repeated

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A man aged 41 years is fighting for his life in hospital after he was attacked and sodomised by four young men in Murang’a.

According to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), the bizarre incident happened in Githiagara village in Kugumo, Murang’a County.

The man who was walking home at 1am on Tuesday was rushed to a Murang’a hospital while in serious condition.

At the time, he is said to have been coming from one of the local drinking joints. He was walking from Kahethu shopping centre to his home.

“The man was walking home from imbibing frothy waters with elders, when he was approached by the four, at around 1am. They immediately dragged him to a secluded area before they wrestled him to the ground and did the despicable act in turns,” reads part of the statement by DCI.

After the act, the man is said to have been left lying on the ground helpless.

Following the beastly incident, two suspects Bernard Kamande, 25 and Erick Kimani, 21 who were positively identified by the victim have been arrested and are currently being held at Muthithi Police Station.

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Several students from Gititu mixed secondary in Murang’a county were injured after a Neo Kenya bus they were travelling in overturned.

According to reports, the vehicle overturned a few moments after departing from the school.

While confirming the incident, Makuyu police boss Alexander Shikondi said the bus driver had perished in the accident.

The students were being ferried to their respective homes after they closed school on Monday morning, December 13, 2021.

Police reports indicate that the driver lost control of the vehicle at a sharp corner and the bus overturned with the students on board. 

Good Samaritans rushed to the crash site and helped pull the students out of the bus. Rescue teams helped to ferry the students to various hospitals in the county.

Police stated that six students were treated and discharged from the Makuyu sub-county hospital where they had been taken.

At Kenol hospital an additional six students were treated and discharged while one is admitted with a fractured hand. 

Two other female students were referred to Thika Level 5 hospital where they are currently under treatment.

Eight more students were taken to the Muranga level 5 hospital where they were treated and discharged. One student is currently admitted at the health facility while one more was referred to the Kenyatta national hospital with complex injuries.

The Neo Kenya vehicle was towed to the Makuyu police station. 

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Embattled Football Kenya Federation (FKF) President Nick Mwendwa has been allegedly re-arrested.

The arrest comes just a day after after the state failed to prefer charges against him.

Reports indicate that Mwendwa is currently being held at the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) headquarters along Kiambu Road.

Milimani Senior Principal Magistrate Wandia Nyamu on Thursday November 25, 2021 ordered that Nick Mwendwa’s Sh4 million cash bail be refunded to him after the Prosecution failed to press charges against the suspended FKF administrator.

On November 17, magistrate Nyamu gave the State seven days to file charges against Mwendwa, failure of which, he’d be released unconditionally.

On Thursday, the Prosecution, in a virtual session, said it had not prepared any charges against Mwendwa, prompting the magistrate to release Mwendwa unconditionally.

He was facing allegations of misappropriating at least Sh400 million belonging to FKF, claims he vehemently denied.

Mwendwa’s team at FKF was removed on November 11, and replaced by a caretaker committee, as investigations into the federation’s finances continued.

DCI detectives last week arrested Mwendwa and arraigned him before resident magistrate Wandia Nyamu and sought to detain him for 14 days to complete investigations.

The state cited fictitious withdrawals amounting to Sh29,502,302 and money transfers of Sh8.5 million wired to private bank accounts including that of Mwendwa.

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A General Servive Unit (GSU) officer at the Miteta camp in Laikipia County is on the run after he reportedly opened fire and shot dead his colleague.

Laikipia County Police Commander John Nyoike while confirming the incident said the suspect shot his colleague on the head after a heated debate.

The debate which led to the heated argument is however still unknown. The suspect is said to have fled after committing the incident.

He is said to have picked his rifle and opened fire, shooting the other one on the head after their argument got hot, killing him on the spot.

After the incident, the assailant picked up his belongings that were packed in a bag, his rifle and fled towards the conservancy.

The officer further started shooting indiscriminately at the camp as he fled towards the Laikipia Nature Conservancy.

Officers have since been dispatched to the area to pursue, track and capture him.

The body of the victim was taken to Nyahururu County Referral Hospital mortuary awaiting post mortem.

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The woman who featured in ex Nairobi governor Mike Sonko’s leaked tapes has come out to clarify that she was under duress when she made the sensational claims against some judges and advocates.

In a police case filed under OB14/21/11/21 at Karen Police Station, Merry Nkatha narrated in a press conference how she was coerced by the former governor to implicate several people for which in return, she was promised a whooping Sh20,000,000.

According to her statement, Nkatha narrated how last week on Saturday she was carjacked at gun point by three men who identified themselves as police officers adding that the three men pushed their way into her car and roughed her up before giving her a script to read.

Her police statement reads, “They then told me that Sonko will call me and for any question he asked me, I was to answer according the what was in the script.

“The documents were in form of a questionnaire and answers leading to implicate Advocate Cecil Miller and others. One man held a gun to my neck, while the other put a gun on my face.

“When Sonko called, I was so shaken that I could not answer the way they wanted so one man slapped me around and asked Sonko to call back after I was calm.

“He called after a while and I answered the way they wanted. After that, they left me and threatened to kill me if I reported to the police.”

At the press conference, Nkatha even showed journalists her communication with Sonko from her call history, with the incoming calls and their durations from her phone to prove that the kidnapping actually took place.

“I have never met Cecil Miller, Bishop Mureithi, I don’t know Judge Kantai. I have never met the likes of Chitembwe. Everything people heard on these leaked Sonko expose on the judiciary, I was coerced to do it. Right now, I am living in fear because anything can happen to me.”

She admitted that she has known Sonko for a while and they were friends.

“The reason he chose me for this project is because he knows me very well and he knows I am friend with the current governor Kananu, so I can be a credible witness in front of the Judicial Service Commission when they investigate the judges who ruled in favor of ousting Sonko.”

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Former Laikipia North Member of Parliament Matthew Lempurkel has been sentenced to one year in jail.

This is after the court found guilty of assault, causing actual bodily harm, contrary to Section 251 of the Penal Code.

This is after he was accused of slapping and kicking her colleague and successor, Sarah Korere, in 2016.

He was sentenced to one year in jail with no option of a fine.

Senior Principal Magistrate Hellen Onkwani while delivering the judgement considered that Lempurkel was a first time offender.

She observed that there had been a rise in cases of assault in the country and stressed that brutality against women must be wiped out in the society.

“I note from the mitigation record that the accused is a leader who needs to be a good example to others so I proceed to sentence the accused person serve one year imprisonment,” Justice Onkwani ruled.

The former MP was convicted after the court ruled that the Prosecution had proved beyond reasonable doubt the assault charges against him.

In addition, the court ruled Lempurkel had a right to appeal within 14 days.

Lempurkel was on November 22, 2016 arrested outside Parliament buildings just a day after the incident and was taken to the Kileleshwa Police Station.

Through his advocate, however, the former MP objected saying  the allegations were malicious and brought to court in bad faith in a bid to humiliate and intimidate him.

He would later be released on a Ksh100,000 cash bail or a bond of Ksh200,000 with a surety of a similar amount as the matter proceeded to full hearing. 

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Nyali MP Mohammed Ali alias Moha Jicho Pevu may face arrest any time.

This is after an arrest warrant was issued against him a terror suspect Nordin Abdallah alias Kamanda, whom the lawmaker had stood surety for failed to appear in court on October 4, 2021 and on November 1.

Abdallah was charged with the offense of being in possession of radicalization articles vide case number 846/16.

“Noordin  was arrested in 2019 at Shimoni in Kwale while conducting recruitment and radicalization of local youths into Islamic State and was later released on bond.”

“He is an associate of Salim Rashid Mohamed alias Chotara alias Turki-an IS operative who was filmed in June 2021 conducting beheading in DRC,” reads an excerpt of the court documents.

Moha Jicho Pevu had earlier been summoned to court on October 4 but he apparently failed to show up forcing the Kwale Principal Magistrate to issue the warrant the following day.

He had stood surety for Abdallah who jumped bail for an offence he is facing in the court.

Abdallah was arrested in 2019 in Shimoni in Kwale while allegedly conducting recruitment and radicalization of local youths into Islamic State terror group and was later charged and released on bond.

Officials say Abdallah is an associate of Salim Rashid Mohamed alias Chotara alias Turki an IS operative who was recently filmed conducting a beheading in DR Congo.

He had in March 2020 been arrested in Mombasa after being captured on CCTV mugging two people, one of them a school girl.

He was later released on bond. Police say they have not seen him since then.

However, the lawmaker has said that he is not aware of the said warrant.

He said as far as he was concerned, the case is scheduled for hearing on November 18.

He added he is ready to cooperate with authorities to sort out the issue if any.

Ali said he is aware of the case and that he stood the surety long before he became an MP.

According to the MP, the suspect had been arrested over a different matter of possession of marijuana and he stood surety of Sh50,000.

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  • The victim overtook the Governor’s convoy using his four-wheel drive and arrived at Buma Airstrip ahead of the County boss.
  • This forced the governor’s security details to clobber him, leaving him unconscious before he was transferred to Wajir Referral Hospital where he is receiving treatment.

A man was over the weekend rushed to hospital while unconscious after he was allegedly beaten up by Wajir Governor Ahmed Mukhtar’s security for just overtaking him.

According to reports, Mohammed Abdullahi Nur sustained injuries that led to him being hospitalised at

According to reports, Mohammed Abdullahi Nur sustained injuries that led to him being hospitalised at Buna Sub-County Hospital while unconscious where he was referred to Wajir County Referral Hospital.

The victim is reported to have told the police that the incident took place at Buma Airstrip on Saturday, October 30, where they had gone for launch.

According to him, he overtook the Governor’s convoy using his four-wheel drive and arrived at Buma Airstrip ahead of the County boss.

The police , however, have indicated that the driver was also accused of using foul language against the governor and his entourage.

This forced the governor’s security details to clobber him, leaving him unconscious before he was transferred to Wajir Referral Hospital where he is receiving treatment.

It was later established the reason for the assault was that the said driver had obstructed the governor’s convoy and used foul language against the security detail.

The victim was reportedly attached to a Member of the National Assembly who was also to attend the event.

North Eastern police boss Rono Bunei confirmed to the press that his team had taken over investigations into the matter.

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Residents of Konyunyo, Wang’chieng’ in Rachuonyo East Homa Bay County are on spot after a farm manager allegedly died after being beaten to death.

The 45-year-old Boniface Orwa is said to have been accosted at night at Konyunyo in Wang’chieng’ and killed. Reportedly, his attackers accused him for encroaching on other people’s land.

The deceased is said to have been involved in an ugly altercation with owners of farms near the one he managed.

It is alleged that the group attacked him with crude weapons, killing him on the spot. They then set his body ablaze.

A resident, Michael Kiage condemned the people for taking the law into their own hands and said they ought to have reconciled.

A village elder, Joshua Otieno said Orwa had serious differences with some residents and that could have led to the attack.

He said the victim once attacked area assistant chief who was only trying to solve the differences between him and his neighbors.

The police moved Orwa’s body to Rachunyo South Sub-County Hospital. Area chief Elisha Wadanda warned the residents against taking the law into their own hands.

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In a rather shocking scenario, a 14-year-old boy who was rolled-up in a mattress and doused in petrol then burnt by elder brothers has died. According to the police, the boy died while undergoing treatment at Mandera County Teaching and Referral Hospital.

“His father Abullah Hassan, who couldn’t come to terms with the loss of his beloved son, shed tears of pain and anguish as he reported his death to our officers,” said the police.

The victim, a standard seven pupil in a local primary school in Mandera was burnt by his elder brothers who feared he might testify against one of them, accused of stealing a mobile phone.

He was lured to their home by his elder brothers Ibrahim Ahmed Shaur, 20 and Yusuf Ahmed Shaur, 17. They then rolled him up in a mattress before dousing him in petrol.

The two brother who committed the beastly act are currently in police custody at Mandera Police Station. The two will be charged for murder contrary to section 203 as read with section 204 of the penal code, said the police.

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Kisii Governor James Ongwae has set up a witchcraft taskforce to assist in unraveling the issues surrounding witchcraft murders in the county.

The taskforce, through the County Department of Culture have been given the task to find out and determine the extent of deep-seated superstitions that have seen the elderly murdered on suspicion of witchcraft.

This comes after the recent brutal killing of four women in Marani Sub-County last week after being suspected of practicing witchcraft.

The taskfroce comprises county staff and stakeholders from members of the public and human rights organisations. The group will probe and report back to the governor in three weeks’ time for further action.

While responding to the murder of four women in his home ground- Sindege Mayaka (83), Jemima Mironga (60), Sigara Onkware (62), and Agnes Ototo (57)- the governor said their killings makes no sense.

He said his government will foot postmortem and burial expenses of the four women. He added that if Kisii residents do not protect their senior citizens, they risk losing them on such flimsy grounds.

Meanwhile, police in Marani on Sunday arrested a student who was allegedly abducted by t he suspected witches sparking the lynching of the four women.

Detectives are pursuing more suspects on the run. At least six suspects connected to the lynching are in custody after appearing in court.

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Two teachers on Tuesday caused a scene at Kambu police post after storming the post to escape the wrath of an irate mob baying for their blood.

It is alleged that the two Makueni-based teachers declined to share a million shillings from a politician who was campaigning in the area.

According to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations Chief, George Kinoti, the two teachers teaching at two local primary schools stormed Kambu police post and went straight behind the report office desk with dozens of motorbike riders hot in their pursuit.

The duo took cover behind surprised officers manning the desk. They bled with them to protect them from an angry mob that was baying for their blood.

“The officers who had a difficult time trying to clam down the mob learnt that the two men seeking refuge behind their backs, had allegedly been given a token of Ksh 1 million by a politician who was camping in the area earlier in that day,” said Kinoti.

The irate riders claimed that instead the two sharing the incentive with them and women selling merchandise in the market, they took off with the money.

“While officers tried to manage the situation, some members of the unruly mob became impatient and started hurling projectiles at them demanding that the two be released to face instant justice,” said Kinoti.

Reportedly, the officers had to recall a reinforcement from Mtito a Ndei Police Station. They managed to disperse the crowd but some of the infuriated riders who could not come to terms with the loss, kept peeping to catch a glimpse of the ongoings in the police post. Kinoti has said investigations into the matter have began.

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