A police constable was on Saturday shot dead while his wife sustained serious injuries after they were attacked by two armed robbers. The officer was reportedly pronounced dead on arrival to Nairobi Women's hospital in Kitengela. His wife is also receiving treatment in the same hospital after she was shot on the left-hand elbow. Confirming the incident, Isinya sub-county commander Silas Ringera stated that officers who visited his house recovered three 9 mm spent cartridges. “The wife was robbed Sh9,300 in cash and Sh1,000 was transferred from her M-Pesa account.
June 15, 2019 11:43 UTC
Some residents told Nation that the ‘lenders’ had told them that he they had offices in Juja and Ruiru. By NDUNGU GACHANEMore by this AuthorPolice in Murang’a County are investigating claims of money laundering after two people were arrested for allegedly ‘lending’ money to Mukuyu market residents. Murang’a County Commander Josephat Kinyua said the suspects were seized on Saturday after locals told the police that they were issuing the old currency bank notes. CASHHe said locals told the police that the suspects had started their business on Thursday. Some residents told Nation that the ‘lenders’ had told them that he they had offices in Juja and Ruiru.
June 15, 2019 11:37 UTC
A Somali national has been sentenced to three years imprisonment with no alternative of a fine for assaulting and causing permanent disability to a Wajir politician. It was however objected by the prosecution saying he was a foreigner hence a flight risk. “Jamal is an energetic young man and having him in jail will not serve any purpose,” said Amanya. In court, Jamal was accompanied by his wife and a young child. The court, however, dismissed Jamal's application saying he failed to sufficiently convince the court on the necessity of their bond application.
June 15, 2019 11:15 UTC
Former Moroccan forward Mustapha Hadji holds a paper bearing the name Tanzania during the 2019 African Cup of Nations draw ceremony at the Giza Pyramids Necropolis on the western outskirts of the Egyptian capital Cairo on April 12, 2019. PHOTO | KHALED DESOUKI |
June 15, 2019 11:03 UTC
A police officer has been shot dead at Kitengela town in Kajiado County. Erick Mwirigi,34, an officer based at Athi River police station was pronounced dead on arrival at a Kitengela hospital after he was shot by two armed thugs on Friday night. Confirming the incident, Athi River deputy county commissioner David Juma said the matter was reported at Kitengela police station under OBKajiadoSub county:Isinya111/14/Station: Kitengela Robbery with violence 6/2019 at around 2230hrs on Friday. They also visited the hospital where it was established that the deceased was shot at the left side of the chest left side of neck and rib. He said the wife was also shot on the elbow and was receiving treatment in the said facility and is currently in stable condition.
June 15, 2019 10:52 UTC
Doctor's licence revoked due to bikini Facebook postsA Myanmar model and doctor said she would appeal against a medical council decision to revoke her license for posting photos of herself on Facebook in revealing outfits and bikinis. The Myanmar Medical Council suspended the medical license of Nang Mwe San in a letter to her dated June 3, saying she dressed inappropriately. On her Facebook page, Mwe San often posts photos of herself wearing tight dresses, lingerie, swimwear and even traditional Burmese clothing in sexy poses. To be a doctor, it was a long struggle," Mwe San told the Thomson Reuters Foundation by phone. The Myanmar Medical Council did not respond to the Thomson Reuters Foundation's request for comments.
June 15, 2019 10:41 UTC
Call to stop sand harvesting along Lake Victoria shoresDelegates attending an East Africa regional meeting in Kisumu have called for urgent steps to stop sand harvesting along Lake Victoria. The delegates who spoke at Kisumu's Tom Mboya Labour College during the Lake Victoria Local Authorities Co-operation (LAVRLAC) meeting, said sand harvesting is turning fish landing beaches into deep gulleys. They appealed to Kenya, Uganda and Tanzanian governments to come up with strong laws to stop beach destruction. They said the reluctance by East Africa to stop sand harvesting by the lake has added misery to fishermen who are feeling the pinch of massive fish imports from China. He added: “We mine sand from the lake and we deposit all the waste into the lake yet expect the fish to survive."
June 15, 2019 10:39 UTC
Siaya county vehicles grounded as Treasury fails to release fundsSiaya county top officials have been forced to use personal cars and Public Service Vehicles (PSV) to run county errands as late disbursement of funds to counties from the National Treasury begins to bite.The county’s transport sector has been hard-hit with most vehicles remaining parked at the departmental offices due to lack of fuel. Some drivers and county officials have turned county vehicles into their own and are using them on personal errands eating into the county fuel budget. Most CECs and chief officers send drivers to private errands using county vehicles to places as far as Nairobi. At night you meet those county vehicles carrying building materials, especially the double cabins," he said. Governance chief officer Joseph Omondi confirmed that Ugunja and Bondo sub-county offices had their electricity disconnected because of bills worth Sh18,000 and Sh10,000 respectively.
June 15, 2019 10:18 UTC
Blow for Man United as target’s girlfriend suggests PSG move403 Saturday, June 15th 2019 at 13:22 GMT +3 | Saturday, June 15th 2019 at 13:22 GMT +3 | Sports By Mirror:Matthijs de Ligt is the most in-demand player in the world right now [courtesy]The girlfriend of Ajax star Matthijs de Ligt has been house hunting in Europe. De Ligt is the most in-demand player in the world right now with Manchester United, Bayern Munich, Barcelona, Juventus, and Paris Saint-Germain having all offered him a contract. While this news would suggest De Ligt will sign for PSG this summer, it is not necessarily a foregone conclusion. Frenkie de Jong, for example, was given this same treatment and visited Paris to look at apartments with his girlfriend Mikky Kiemeney. The Dutchman later decided to sign for Barcelona instead in a £67m transfer from Ajax, accepting smaller wages in Spain.
June 15, 2019 10:18 UTC
Speaking at Kenol trading centre in Murang’a, Ms Waiguru vowed to rally behind President Kenyatta and Mr Odinga. Ms Waiguru took a swipe at leaders from Mt Kenya who were openly campaigning for Mr Ruto while President Kenyatta was still in office. If Mr Ruto comes between us, we shall deal with him,” she said. “In 2022, don’t touch Prof Lonyangapuo and Mr Ruto. We have ensured that all governors from the North Rift region are behind DP Ruto,” he said.
June 15, 2019 09:56 UTC
Gaza gang leader boasts of criminal activities on camera, sends chilling message to policeGaza gang leader caught on camera bragging, sends chilling message to police [Screen grab]A chilling video of a Gaza gang leader bragging of his criminal exploits and success has gone viral and left many talking.The gang leader whom police have identified as Seba alias Johnnie was caught on video bragging that he is still the “king” of crime and that there is nothing the police can do. The Gaza gang is believed to be behind a spate of killings and robberies in Eastlands, but little is known about its operations. Gaza gang members use swords, knives and guns as their tools of trade. The gang is said to have given birth to the Yakuza gang which specialises on high-end crimes such as high-way and bank robberies. The Yakuza gang is also said to control dumpsites in Nairobi’s Eastlands area and charge those who dump waste there.
June 15, 2019 09:34 UTC
The DP cautioned Kapchok against opposing county projects such as the construction of the sewerage line saying it was a step back on development. Responding to the job offer when questioned by a local news website, Kapchok doubted whether he will take the job offer. He said he never applied for any job since his key mandate was to fight impunity, corruption and poor management in the county. “Kijana fupi, amenona, round; huwezi jua tumbo ni wapi na mgongo ni wapi… Hana kazi, hana kazi,” said Lonyangapuo,” said Lonyangapuo. The Former MCA aspirant had questioned Governer Lonyangapuo on his missing deputy Dr Nicholas Atudonyang who lives and works as a medical expert in the US.
June 15, 2019 09:33 UTC
One of Mr Bifwoli's arguments is that justice Stephen Kibunja, who issued the ruling that favoured Mr Omollo, was biased, so all his orders should be reviewed. Mr Bifwoli raised his complaints against the judge with the Judicial Service Commission but it is yet to determine the matter. The complainant also says the transactions were tainted and that the court awarded Mr Omollo costs yet he filed forged documents. STAY ORDERSOverall, the lawyer has questioned how ownership of his land was transferred from Mr Odari to Mr Omollo. Mr Bifwoli says the costs he has been asked to pay are "illegal" and that they arose because he complained to the JSC.
June 15, 2019 09:22 UTC
The recruitment process at the National Youth Service which began on Monday across 333 centres countrywide was concluded on Friday. Speaking during the final recruitment process at Nyayo Stadium on Friday, Youth and Gender CS Margaret Kobia said those who succeed will go through paramilitary training. "The training takes about six months after which the recruits will proceed to national service which takes them about a year. She stated the recruitment process is one of the programmes that empower young people for future employment. All recruitment centres are constitutionally mandated to follow the one-third gender rule where at least 33 per cent of recruits are required to be of either gender.
June 15, 2019 09:11 UTC
Facebook curbs research tool due to privacy concernsThe graph search tool introduced in 2013 allowed users to search for posts and other content. But graph search turned out to be an important tool for researchers, rights activists and journalists. "We paused some aspects of graph search late last week," a Facebook spokesperson said. The new curbs make it harder for researchers to find Facebook posts about topics ranging from war crimes to anorexia to the anti-vaccine movement, Grygiel said. After being introduced in 2013, graph search drew immediate fire from privacy activists as a "creepy" tool that could enable stalking or unwanted disclosures.
June 15, 2019 09:04 UTC