| Published Wed, December 13th 2017 at 00:00, Updated December 12th 2017 at 21:27 GMT +3A suspected cattle thief was attacked at a village in Naivasha yesterday. Residents of Moi Ndabi burnt the hands of the suspect and beat him before the police rescued him and took him to hospital, where he later died of his injuries. ALSO READ: Police arrest main suspect behind killings in MuhoroniThis came after police moved in to investigate increasing cases of cattle rustling in the area. The Naivasha sub-county commissioner, Isaac Masinde, said villagers have reported to him many cases of cattle theft. Masinde said the police are investigating the matter and that those found culpable will be prosecuted.
ALSO READ: 72hours, 70 horror road crash deathsMore than 100 people have been killed on the 17km Sobea-Sachangwan road section from last month, including a dawn crash on November 20 that killed all passengers of an Eldoret-bound matatu. Speaking at the scene on Tuesday, Energy Cabinet Secretary Charles Keter said the Government would build a dual carriageway from Nakuru to Mau Summit starting next month. “It is a very complex process which will take very long to complete,” Mr Mundinia said in an interview. Kenha on the other hand favours building a landing ramp to stop heavy commercial vehicles when their brakes fail. Contracts for the construction of the sand landing ramps are scheduled to be signed by June 2018, as a stop-gap measure.
Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Victor Wanyama returned to training for the Premier League club on Monday as he recovers from a knee injury sustained at the start of the campaign. “Victor Wanyama joined part of training today as he continues his rehab,” Tottenham said on their official Twitter account, along with a picture of the player in action. Eric Dier, Moussa Sissoko, Harry Winks and Mousa Dembele have deputised in Wanyama’s absence with the former also being utilised in defence following Toby Alderweireld’s hamstring injury last month. Tottenham beat Stoke City 5-1 last weekend to remain sixth in the league and host 13th-placed Brighton and Hove Albion at Wembley on Wednesday. Sakho, who returned from a serious knee injury in September, has captained Palace in their last four league games and suffered his latest setback in last Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Bournemouth.
Sofapaka scoring sensation Umaru Kasumba is happy with the arrival of new signing Stephen Waruru and looks prospects of them forming a lethal partnership in the team’s striking force. May I take this early opportunity to congratulate Sofapaka President Elly Kalekwa and the rest of the team’smanagement for this big signing,” said Kasumba. Kasumba categorically pointed out that he was not interested in playing in Uganda and would rather venture into a career outside the country. All I want is more challenges which I’m already getting at Sofapaka,” Kasumba said. As for now, I’m comfortable playing at Sofapaka,” quipped Kasumba.
Governor Samuel Tunai has accused senior county officials of authorising construction of illegal stalls on road reserves and in Narok Town centre. We are going to stop at nothing to ensure all public land is recovered. We shall demolish any structure erected in public land,” said Tunai. The governor directed newly-appointed Lands Executive Julius Tompo to carry out an audit of public land to establish how much of it has been grabbed. "We will set up a team that will evict anyone occupying grabbed public land."
World Boxing Council (WBC) super bantamweight champion Fatuma Zarika was among sportsmen and women who benefitted from the Head of State Commendation award during a State luncheon hosted by President Uhuru Kenyatta at State House, Nairobi yesterday. The accolades wouldn’t have come at a better time for the boxer after she recently outshined Zambia’s Catherine Phiri to retain the WBC super bantamweight belt through unanimous points at Carnivore grounds in Nairobi. The national team had earlier won the overall title during the Africa Cup of Nation qualifiers in Nairobi last August after seeing off perennial rivals Egypt 3-0 in the final. Recipients of these awards are selected by the National Honours and Awards Committee who work in the Office of the President. Other awards include the Order of the Grand Warrior, Distinguished Conduct Order, Distinguished Service Medal, Silver Star of Kenya and the Uhodari Medal.
Airtel Africa has denied claims appearing in a section of media that it is planning to exit the East African market. Our focus continues to be either number one or two in each country where we operate, through market consolidation,” the statement said. Airtel has in the past two years acquired competitors in Africa in a bid to consolidate its strength against major rivals in the market. In mid-2015, Airtel acquired subscribers of the Essar owned Yu Mobile in Kenya in a Sh8 billion shared deal with its rival Safaricom who took over YU’s network infrastructure. Although Airtel was the first private-owned telecommunications firm to enter Kenya in the early 2000s, it was overshadowed by the entry of Safaricom.
Defending champions Telkom humiliated Chase Amira 5-1 at City Park to inch closer to defending their women’s Kenya Hockey Union (KHU) Premier League title. With four games remaining, Telkom were left with a light job of picking four points out of the 12 to win their 20th premiership title. Despite conceding their third goal of the season, Telkom were hardly troubled by Amira who failed to manage a single shot on target in the first half. Mwangi would have doubled the scores two minutes later from Maureen Okumu’s cross but her shot went inches wide. The win moved Telkom to 48 points, just four away from Premiership crown.
Individuals who operate their private cars as PSVs will be prosecuted, the road safety agency has warned. The owners of private vehicles operating illegally line up in the CBD to cash in on passengers travelling upcountry for the festive season. According to the NTSA, 981 pedestrians have perished, compared to 1,018 in 2016, while 286 drivers have died, compared to 323 in 2016. Meja condemned the Homa Bay incident where boda boda operators torched a Nairobi-bound bus whose drive they accused of hitting one of their own. Boda Boda Association of Kenya chairman Kenneth Onyango condemned the attack.
NASA co-principals Musalia Mudavadi and Moses Wetang’ula will meet MCAs from Western after the coalition postponed the swearing-in of its leader Raila Odinga. The four counties in Western — Kakamega, Bungoma, Vihiga and Busia — have approved the NASA motion denouncing President Uhuru Kenyatta’s regime. Wetang’ula said he and Mudavadi will meet all county ward reps to bolster unity of purpose. “You can strangle Raila, Musalia and Wetang’ula. Announcing postponement of Raila’s swearing-in, Musalia said, “We remind the NASA fraternity to maintain our civic and economic resistance.”
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Police in Parklands are investigating a city businessman for allegedly threatening patrons at a popular Westlands bar. Majid Khosrojerdi is said to have uttered racist remarks at Alchemist Hotel, Westlands, at the weekend. He allegedly cocked his gun and threatened to shoot three patrons he had differed with. It is not clear why the management allowed an armed licensed gun holder into the premises. There is concern over the young age at which civilians are being licensed to own guns.
A standard two schoolgirl aged nine from Funyula constituency in Samia subcounty was swept away by the raging waters while bathing in the River Nzoia. The two went to bathe in the River Nzoia (pictured), but, unfortunately, the young girl slipped and fell into the waters,” her mother said. He confirmed the incident and appealed to residents living along the River Nzoia to be on high alert. Kaggai urged the residents to report to him at once should they spot the body of the missing girl. On May 20, three children of Eldoret MCA aspirant James Ratemo Nyambane were found murdered and their bodies dumped in the River Nzoia five days after they went missing.
Embu Water and Sanitation Company workers have threatened to boycott work if its boss is not sacked for allegedly misappropriating Sh44 million and frustrating their welfare. Chief Executive Hamilton Karugendo said they were in the process of signing the CBA, but the union made it difficult by issuing an ultimatum. The CEO said some people are using the workers to push for his removal so they can take over leadership and control projects worth millions of shillings. Ewasco workers, under the Kenya County Government Workers’ Union, demanded that Karugendo steps aside for investigations. Union officials said they are unable to work under Karugendo.
Mombasa Deputy Governor William Kingi and county commissioner Evans Achoki have traded barbs over who is responsible for the poor state of garbage collection. Yesterday, Kingi claimed police last week stormed Kibarani dumpsite and impounded garbage trucks. “If I gave any order for the impounding of county vehicles, they should be in police stations right now. Are there any county vehicles in any police station?” Achoki said. Achoki said Kingi should get his facts right before speaking.
Garissa Governor Ali Korane yesterday thanked former Governor Nathif Jama for withdrawing an election petition against him. Korane was commenting on the issue for the first time since a deal was struck last week by elders from his clan and those from Nathif’s clan. Although Nathif has not come out to publicly deny or acknowledge he had withdrawn the case, elders said they had his blessings during the negotiations. “I want to make it clear there was no inducement from me or any quarters, nor was there any pressure for Nathif to drop the case,” Korane said. Korane said next week, he would hold a major conference that will bring together all communities in Garissa.