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BREAKING NEWS: 18 year old man arrested in Alabama over killing of Mike Mulwa

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BY BMJ MURIITHI

Police in Birmingham, Alabama, have arrested a man they believe fatally shot Mike Mulwa Ngangi, a 29 year old Kenyan entrepreneur, at a gas station in on Parkway East.

The suspect, 18 year old Chandler Bryant of Birmingham, is being charged with capital murder and has been denied bond.

He is suspected of fatally shooting Mr Mulwa on June 3rd at a Citgo Gas Station where the victim was working. Police at the time determined robbery was involved.

READ: Shock as Kenyan entrepreneur, creator  of 254 brand shot and killed in Birmingham, Alabama

Authorities confirmed to Kenya Satellite Network on Tuesday evening that they had a suspect in their custody and he  would be arraigned soon.

“Yes I can confirm that we have a suspect in custody and will release his name as soon as we are done processing him,” said a Birmingham police officer.

Authorities later released the name of the suspect as Chandler Bryant.

Local media outlets report that he will be charged with capital murder.

(We shall update this story as more details become available).

Mulwa died  nine days ago following what police believe was an altercation with the assailant.

Last Sunday, exactly a week after Mulwa’s death, the  Kenyan community in Atlanta held a memorial service at the Kenyan American  Community Church where they also raised funds to help transport the body to Kenya for burial.

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Hundreds -many of whom did not even know the man – packed the church to show solidarity and console his family and friends.

“The circumstances under which he died, coupled with the fact that he was a very popular young man, have brought together the largest Kenyan gatherings I have ever seen,” said Koki Mugo.

It was an emotional moment as those who spoke demanded justice and expressed hope that the killer of the man described as a free-spirited-happy-go-lucky Kenyan who was a role model to fellow youth would be brought to book.

“He was murdered senselessly, because the killer did not give him a chance to live his full life,” Ngangi’s cousin Eric Sukulu said.

Until his death, Mr Mulwa was living in Atlanta, Georgia, while working in Alabama.

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The Daily Nation – a Kenyan newspaper – reported that Mulwa was at the petrol station which had a history of robberies and shoplifting. It had been robbed on the previous day and the robbers had warned him not to report to the police.

“On Friday two people robbed the store but managed to steal a cigar but warned him not to report to the police, but being the States, he would have been accused of being an accomplice and so he reported,” said Mr Mutuku.

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On Saturday night one of the robbers came back and confronted him on why he had reported the robbery and he shot him.

Mr Mutuku said that after the shooting, his brother managed to call the first name in his phonebook saved as Agnes and told her to call 911 to report that he had been shot before passing out.

Police responded in about 12 mins. They found two people trying to resuscitate him after the 11.30pm shooting.

“Mulwa was rushed to the University of Alabama trauma hospital where he underwent surgery but died from the gunshot wound at 4.30am on Sunday,” read a statement from the police.

BULLET PROOF WALL

Vincent Mulandi, a cousin, said that 254 is an empire that Kenyans and the whole world acknowledge.

Mr Mulandi said Mr Mulwa had once told the owner of the building to put up a bulletproof glass wall following another robbery in December last year.

Mr Mulandi said he and his brother grew up together and he is yet to come to terms with his death and that he deserved a decent send-off.

He said his smile was contagious and helped anyone who approached him with problems as he never lacked solutions.

His mother, Violent Mueni, father, Councillor Ngangi, and his only surviving brother, Mutuku, live in Kathonzweni.

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EULOGY

Mr Mulwa, who moved to the US in 2008, leaves behind a pregnant widow and two children.

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A Case Of How A Stable Network & The Right Information Can Set You On A Path To USA

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BY BOB MWITI

Kelvin Ongaga had for a long period harboured an insatiable desire to study overseas. With limited information, he would persistently seek study opportunities in the land of Kangaroos; Australia to utter frustrations.

In the beginning of the new year 2021, the vivacious young man whose umbilical cord is buried somewhere in Nyaribari Masaba boarded a plane for the first time enroute the US to study for his Master of Science in Information Systems at the Illinois State University. What changed?

In the year 2018, on a call with one of his friends, Kelvin was venting frustrations about how he felt discouraged after his pursuits to go to Australia hit a dead end. Through the friend, he would be introduced to the Kenya Airlift Program and the rest is history. Coincidentally, with his friend, they would be part of the Spring 2021 (January intake) batch attending different universities in the US for their master’s programs.

In my interview with him, he offers us a glance at what it entails getting into a good master’s program in the US. In the lens of his own personal experience, he takes us through a number of steps which define the whole process including:

  1. Preparing and registering for the GMAT exam.
  2. Applying to US graduate schools.
  3. The student’s visa journey.
  4. Relocating to the US for studies.
  5. Personal opinion towards the program
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A Little Bit About Me!

I am a former international student in USA and I am a senior IT consultant in the areas of Oracle EBS Financials and Robotics Process Automation (RPA) here in USA. I am the programs director of Appstec America – A consulting company based in Tampa, Florida, USA.

I’ve been blessed to have learned a lot in my career as an IT consultant. My life has truly changed, and I’ve made it my mission to give back and serve others beyond myself. Whether that be helping you to relocate to USA as an international student, train you as an IT consultant, help you start and build your own online business, creating your financial freedom, motivating you to pursue your goals and dreams, to being more productive, to inspiring you to constantly improve yourself.

My mission is to get you to wake up to the unlimited potential within you and achieve what you’re truly capable of through my various self-development training programs.On the internet, I openly and passionately share my life experiences and all of the very best concepts, strategies, tools, and resources that I continue to discover that have made a measurable difference to my life, and will do for you as well.

Keep your dream alive and never give up! To learn about my company’s amazing programs, please go to;

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www.appstecamerica.com or www.successwithbobmwiti.com

Contact me at;
success@successwithbobmwiti.com
info@appstecamerica.com
+1 813-573-5619 ext 402

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VIDEO: Akorino Gospel Singer Allan Aaron Remarries in the US After ‘Abandoning’ His First Wife in Kenya

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Allan Aaron, theamed US-based Kenyan Akorino gospel singer, has reportedly remarried after “abandoning his first wife and kids.”

Through a Facebook post, Aaron revealed he got married on January 2nd.

He however but did not reveal the identity of his new spouse or share her photos.

Recently, his ex wife Annie Shiku finally opened up about how he allegedly dumped her and their children after he left for the US.

She said Aaron cut communication with her barely three months after he landed in Boston.

The ‘Kiriro’ hitmaker was previously married to Ann Shiko and the two were blessed with four children, but is alleged that he abandoned his family a few months after he moved to the US to perform and minister the word of God.

“He started acting funny. He would not pick up my calls and whenever he did, he had very unkind words for me. After a while, there was no communication as he had blocked me,” she said.

She said he also stopped sending money, resulting in her struggling to raise school fees for their kids, rent, food, and other basic needs.

A year later, Aaron returned to the country without her knowledge and the two accidentally met at a funeral at Lang’ata Cemetery. After the burial, Aaron allegedly went to his parent’s home in Elburgon, Nakuru County.

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“Together with my children, we waited and waited. He didn’t come. We saw him after two weeks when he came to pick up his belongings. He took his clothes and even the TV that our kids used to watch,” she recalled.

Shiko said her attempts to know what transpired were futile as Aaron would not listen to her even when church elders tried to intervene.

“I tried to beg him for forgiveness for things I could have done without knowing I was hurting him but all was in vain. Up to date, I don’t know the reason he left,” she said.

Shiko, who is also a musician, currently sells cars at a showroom along Kiambu Road.

She has revealed that  she is ready to remarry “if God sends me a suitor.”

Efforts to get a comment from Aaron proved futile with his phone going unanswered.

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A Sneak Peek Into Tampa’s Infrastructure As The Kenya Airlift Student Departs For Alabama

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BY BOB MWITI

My grandpa grew up in the village like most octogenarians of his “nthuki,” a Greek word meaning age group.

He herded goats and cattle combined with subsistence agriculture. Well, that was the life in the village those days, when “Mwini” would set out to distant places to see the girlfriend they had met in dancing events. There were no phones.

Years later, grandpa would visit me in Tampa, Florida. To his amusement, while he had overseen tremendous growth in Kenya over time, the sight of roads built up over others mesmerized him.

Few years after he left the US, Kenya made a great stride forward with a concept of one such road; The Nairobi Expressway.

Undoubtedly, the road will be iconic when completed. More surprising to my grandfather was the fact that roads had no potholes, the traffic madness was missing, and there were no police officers by the roadside ‘secretly always picking something’ from touts and drivers.

Clearly, Tampa offered him a glimpse of the US road transport.

As I took Wilfred, our Kenya airlift student to Tampa International Airport enroute the University of Alabama in Huntsville, I offer you a peep into Florida’s road infrastructure and some view of the “The Big Guava” as the Tampa city is nicknamed.

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Enjoy watching!

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