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VIDEO: Police say no arrest in Mulwa’s murder case as KSN prepares to Live-stream memorial service

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BY BMJ MURIITHI

As the Kenyan community in metropolitan Atlanta prepares for a memorial service in honor of Mike Mulwa Ngangi – which will be held at Kenyan American Community Church in Marietta and beamed live right here on both www.ksnmedia.com and www.duniatimes.com on Sunday beginning at 11AM – Police in Birmingham, Alabama, told Kenya Satellite Network on Saturday  that they had not made any arrest(s) in connection with the murder of the 29 year-old Kenyan entrepreneur.

Mulwa was seriously wounded after being shot while working at a Citgo gas station on Parkway East last Saturday and died later in the wee hours of Sunday at a nearby hospital. Investigators believe that robbery was the motive.

“We are still doing our best to apprehend the murderer(s). We are still appealing to anyone with any information that can help with the investigations to get in touch with us,” an officer at Birmingham police Department told this reporter Saturday afternoon.

Meanwhile, a local TV station (WBRC – FOX News) is reporting that there were surveillance cameras inside the store. However, it still remains unclear whether the said equipment was actually functional at the time of the shooting.

Watch the video below:

Alabama does not require every convenience store and gas station to have that type of equipment, but many do.

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RELEVANT DETAILS

Memorial Service and Fundraiser

Sunday, June 11th at 2PM

Kenyan American Community Church-KACC

771 Elberta Dr. Marietta, GA. 30066

Will stream Live here

Wake/Viewing

Sunday, June 11th at 6PM

West Cobb Funeral Home & Crematory Inc

2480 MaCland Rd. Marietta, GA. 30064

You can send your financial support through

Mike 254

CashApp

Brigid W. Mugo 404-328-8676  $mike254memorial

Bank

Bank: Bank of America

Account: Brigid Mugo

Account # 3340 5375 0634

Zip code: 30101

GoFundMe

www.gofundme.com/mike-254skillls-mulwa-memorial-fund

Contacts

Januaries Kyalo: 404 552 4122

Tony Warui: 678 499 6275

Margaret Ndegwa: 770 312 3431

Paul Kiunyu: 678 558 2354

Please uplift the family with prayers and extend your support.

 

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GOFUNDME: Kindly help Jackie Koli bury her mom and get justice

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Jackie Koli’s mom, Beatrice Wanjiku Gitura (pictured above), was murdered in cold blood after she went missing on Friday, May 22, 2020.
On Saturday May 23rd, her body was found in her car a few Kilometers from Embu Town.  Her throat had been slit, hands tied with a rope and a piece of cloth tied across her mouth. It was double tragedy since the sister to her mom (Jackie’s auntie) passed on the same day- Friday morning after battling with cancer.Jackie, an only child, needs our financial support as she prepares to bury her mom and seek justice. Any help will be highly appreciated.

Kindly donate here via Gofundme

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VIDEO: Mom to Kenyan lady in US murdered in cold blood

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With great sadness we wish to inform you of the sudden and unexpected passing of Jackie Koli‘s mom, Beatrice Wanjiku Gitura.

She went missing on Friday May 22 and later found murdered in her car. Her throat had been slit, hands tied with a rope and a piece of cloth tied across her mouth.

The body was in the passenger’s seat and the car was abandoned on the roadside. Beatrice, 57, went missing on Friday after leaving work. Her body was found in Njukiri, Embu, about 20km from her residence.

The late Beatrice Wanjiku

It’s a double tragedy since the sister to her mom (Jackie’s auntie) passed on the same day- Friday morning after battling with cancer.
Jackie, an only child, needs our financial support as she prepares to bury her mom and seek justice. Any help will be highly appreciated.
Jackie Koli lives in Seattle, Washington State.

Kindly make your donation through either of these channels:

GoFundMe-Help Jackie bury her mom and seek justice

CashApp:

253-245-6057 – ($PriscillaMuiruri)
206-372-2899 – ($Jacklinekoli)
Zelle: 206-372-2899 – (Koli Ann)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Diaspora remittances decline by Sh2.2b in April

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Money coming in from Kenyans living and working abroad dropped by Sh2.2 billion in April to total $208.2 million (Sh22.3 billion).
This is compared to Sh24.5 billion received in March, according to the latest data from the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK). It was the lowest monthly remittance since February last year when Kenyans overseas sent back home $199 million (Sh21.2 billion at today’s exchange rate).
However, the cumulative inflows in the 12 months to April were higher at $2,801 million (Sh299 billion) compared to $2,750 million (Sh294 billion) over a similar period last year.
“Remittance flows from the US and Canada (contributing about 58 per cent of all remittances in April) remained largely unchanged from March, while inflows from UK, Germany, South Africa, EAC region, United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia declined, reflecting the impact of Covid-19,” said CBK in its weekly bulletin.
CBK expects the Covid-19 pandemic which has disrupted economic activities around the world, to curtail the remittances, which have recently been critical pillars of the country’s exchange rate.
Foreign exchange
In March, diaspora remittances generally went up but inflows from South Africa, the United Arab Emirates, Mauritius and Oman declined, reflecting the impact of the coronavirus disease on a critical source of foreign exchange for the country.
Nearly 40 million people in the US have filed for unemployment as Covid-19 wipes out livelihoods in the world’s largest economy, and where a lot of Kenyans live and work. So far, remittances from these regions have continued to flow in steadily. However, the tide of money from North America and Europe will not last forever as the pandemic hits these regions hard.
An article by CNBC showed that 70 per cent of companies in Dubai expect to go out of business in the next six months, a situation that would affect a lot of Kenyans working in the Gulf states.
Economists have noted that most Africans in the diaspora are employed in jobs that do not have safety nets, and are not eligible for the welfare cash that a lot of industrialised countries have provided for businesses and households in distress.
Currently, most of those abroad might have raised their remittances due to increased distress calls from relatives and friends back home who are feeling the heat of the pandemic.
Many Africans working overseas have either been laid off or sent on unpaid leave and are now living on their savings. Diaspora remittances have become Kenya’s key source of foreign exchange reserves, more than even tea, coffee and tourism.
In the region, the World Bank expects diaspora remittances to decline sharply.
Expected to drop
“In 2020, remittance flows to low- and middle-income countries are expected to drop by around 20 per cent to $445 billion (Sh47.6 trillion), from $554 billion (Sh59.2 trillion) in 2019,” said the global lender in a new report on remittances and migration.
“In the midst of this sharp decline, the relative importance of remittance flows as a source of external financing for low- and middle-income countries is expected to rise.” Nigeria remains the largest recipient of remittances in sub-Saharan Africa and is the sixth-largest beneficiary among low- to middle-income countries, with an estimated amount of $23.8 billion (Sh2.5 trillion) received in 2019, an increase of more than half a billion dollars compared to 2018.
Ghana and Kenya are ranked a distant second and third in the region, with $3.5 billion (Sh374 billion) and $2.8 billion (Sh299 billion) received, respectively.

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