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10 tragic facts of relationship between Omar Lali and the late heiress Tecra Muigai

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By Wanja Waweru

At every point, Omar Lali has justified his devotion to Tecra Muigai, the heiress of Keroche.

Lali disclosed details of their relationship during his evidence on Wednesday, 16 February 2022, before a Nairobi magistrate’s court.

Tecra allegedly fell down the stairs of Jaha House, a hotel in Shela, Lamu, in April 2020, resulting in her death.

Here are 10 facts from his testimony about his relationship with the late. 

  1. Lali and Tecra began dating when he was in his mid-50s and she was in her 20s. Tecra was worried that because of the big age difference, her parents wouldn’t ever accept him.
  2. Tecra sent photos of her boyfriend on WhatsApp to her parents. “I told her that she had sent the wrong photo because the guy was too old for her. She said ‘No, he is the one’,” Tabitha said.
  3. Lali told the court that Tecra said, “But this relationship is not because of them. Whatever they say is up to them. I took you because I love you.”
  4. Lali said he met the Keroche heiress in July 2019 while she was on holiday in Lamu. “It was love at first sight. She said she really loved my beard,” he said. On that first day of their meeting, the two went up to Tecra’s apartment at the hotel, where they drank alcohol, made out, and slept. “There was a bit of romance then she went into her room and I slept in the living room,” he said.  Omar reported that the bed in the living room was quite cozy. Lali also noted Tecra’s penchant for wild parties. When her friends came to stay with her in Lamu, they would drink all day and all night, sniffing cocaine. Lali named the males in his testimony as Max, Edwin, and a third man whose name he could not recall.
  5. Lali maintains his innocence, saying he loves Tecra and would not lift a hand against her. “How can you kill your lover? I have never raised my hand against any woman in my life,” he said. The inquest into the death of Tecra will return on March 27, 2023, when the Keroche family lawyers will cross-examine Omar.
  6. In Tecra’s last moments, Lali narrated how at 3 pm, he had not returned to the hotel because he went to visit his children, and Tecra called.
  7. When he got home, Lali said, “We went into the bedroom and made love.”
  8. After that, they started drinking, but Lali says he was on anti-biotics, so he did not indulge much. Later, he left to sleep and left Tecra drinking. 
  9. At the time, only the two of them were in the house. Lali told the court that screams woke him up from Tecra after she fell down the staircase. “I woke up and ran to her. It was in the wee hours of the night. She was unconscious,” he said.
  10. Tecra was rushed to a local dispensary, which referred her to Lamu’s King Fahad Hospital after first aid. She was later airlifted by Amref to Nairobi and taken to The Nairobi Hospital, where she died a week later.

 

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‘DJ Brownskin shared clip of dying wife with girlfriend living abroad, who snitched on him’ – DCI

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The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) has discovered that DJ Brownskin, also known as Michael Macharia Njiiri, sent his girlfriend who lives overseas the video of his dying wife as soon as she passed away.

After his detention, the girlfriend allegedly made a statement, giving the video to a local blogger who then made it public. According to the DCI.

“Detectives have since established that after recording the ordeal, the suspect sent the video to his other girlfriend living abroad before the girlfriend went public with the information through the blogger,” DCI said.

In a recording that was made public on April 1 by a well-known blogger, nine months after the wife Sharon Njeri was buried, DJ Brownskin watched as she carelessly poured poison into a cup and drank it.

She then sat down on a couch and dialed her two kids to tell them she was about to die. The two children’s mother fell and passed away shortly after. On August 6, 2023, she was laid to rest in her parents’ house in Koimbe Weithaga village, Murang’a County.

The DCI claims that Brownskin has been on the run ever since he refused to comply with a police summons to give a statement on the death of his wife.

His capture was made on Thursday night by detectives working out of Kasarani police station.

“The DJ had been summoned by detectives to shed more light into the death of his wife Sharon Njeri, 33, who ingested poison as he recorded on a device on the night of July 29 and 30, last year,” DCI stated.

“Efforts to summon the suspect to shed more light into the incident proved futile, as he remained elusive prompting detectives to launch a manhunt leading to his arrest on Madaraka Day, moments past midnight. The suspect is currently being held at Kasarani police as detectives gather more information from witnesses, to build a strong case against the suspect.”

He will be charged with the offence of aiding suicide and failing to prevent the same contrary to Section 225 (C) of the Penal Code.

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Waititu fails to appear in court over reports he collapsed at home

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By Wanja Waweru

Former Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu fell on Sunday at his house and was taken to the hospital, according to information provided to a Nairobi court.

Waititu was admitted to the hospital, and lawyer John Swaka informed Magistrate Thomas Nzioki that Waititu could not be present in court for his hearing.

“We are not ready to proceed… I was informed that he collapsed yesterday and was rushed to Aga Khan where he is admitted,” Swaka said.

Swaka added that Susan Wangari, Waititu’s wife, was with him in the hospital and was unable to travel to court.

“Therefore, we will not be able to proceed with the hearing today,” he said.

The magistrate said that no medical records had been given to him.

Swaka claimed to have learned the details this morning, but he would make the records available as soon as possible.

The case was continued for tomorrow, when Swaka is anticipated to provide the medical records proving his client’s hospitalization.

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Kabete police investigate mysterious death of 39-year-old man

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Police in the Nairobi region’s Kabete, Dagoretti sub-county, have started an inquiry into the unsolved death of a 39-year-old man.

According to a police record that this reporter was able to see, Mr. David Kaime Ngamau vomited before passing away while his friends and family hurried to the hospital.

“It was reported by one Thomas Gachuru Nganda, a resident of Matini that at about 1100 hours today, he learnt that his nephew David Kaime Ngamau aged 39 years was unwell as he had vomited and was unresponsive in his house,” the police report reads in part.

Mr. Nganda then hurried to the home and requested help from the neighbors to rush Mr. Ngamau to a local hospital, which was later identified as St. Theresa Hospital in Kikuyu, Kiambu County, where he was pronounced dead.

Officers from the station arrived at the scene quickly and performed crucial tasks, including taking pictures of the deceased’s home to record it.

In preparation for an autopsy, the deceased’s body is being held in the Kikuyu Pentecostal Church of Eastern Africa (PCEA) morgue.

People are increasingly dying in odd ways, according to reports in the city.

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