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VIDEO: Was this young Kenyan shot dead by cops in Atlanta really a drug/weapons criminal?

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BY BMJ MURIITHI

The killing of a 23 year old Atlanta-based Kenyan man whom the police say was being tracked by the anti-narcotic unit since 2013 has left the Kenyan community in the metro Atlanta area and around the US with more questions than answers and elicited a heated debate on the social media.

Whereas some condemn suspected drug related crimes, others say they don’t wholly buy the story by the sheriff’s office as dead men tell no tales.

Some even suspect that race was a key factor in the shooting death of the young man.

In the meantime, Following the untimely death of Joel Gatu Muturi son of Pastor Gatu and Evangelist Lydia Gatu of Austell Georgia, meetings have been scheduled at KACC (771 Elberta Dr, Marietta) on Tuesday 7/4/17 and Friday7/7/17 at 6pm and 7pm respectively. 
Please keep the family in your prayers.

Last week, a deputy shot and killed a suspect as authorities served a drug warrant at an apartment complex in Cobb County, officials said.

The Marietta-Cobb-Smyrna undercover narcotics unit was serving the warrant at the Liberty Point Apartments, located in the 700 block of Franklin Gateway, when the suspect tried to hit deputies with his car, Cobb sheriff’s Lt. Col. Robert Quigley told the press.

The suspect was later identified as 23-year-old Joel Gatu Muturi. Officials have not released the identity of the deputy. Watch related video courtesy of Fox5 Atlanta:

Quigley said drugs and guns were recovered in the home.

The GBI is investigating the shooting, spokeswoman Nelly Miles said.

 

Meanwhile, Muturi’s death has elicited a heated debate on the social media. While some say the family should bear its burden, others feel there is more to the story than meets the eye. A number of Kenyans are also demanding to see the raw footage of the shooting incident.

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“Before you rush to judgement, pose and ask yourself how the man got into the car and attempted to run over the officers who were supposed to serve him with an arrest warrant,” wrote a concerned Georgia resident.

 

DANIEL MWAURA wrote the following on Facebook Monday:

I’m amazed by the deafening silence I see whenever a Kenyan get killed by police. You don’t even see a word of condolences to the grieving mother.

In 2016 a Kenyan Teenager got shot for holding a bloom and there was no outcry among the Kenyan community. This time a Kenyan got shot allegedly for drug trafficking and you didn’t see any outcry from the usual people.

I think the reason is, we are a young people in the US and haven’t learned how to deal with police brutality; when a tragedy like this happens we don’t know what to do. We either blame the ‘suspect’ or the parents who raised him up.

What if the story the police put out wasn’t true? If they went to serve him a warrant how did he end up in the car? If he was already in the car how did the police identify him as the suspect in the middle of the night? These are things we should wanna find out.

Most immigrant communities have organizations that represent their people and their needs in government and legal matters. We don’t have that as Kenyans, we are mostly united along church lines. We need to unite and have representation beyond our churches. Anyways, just my thoughts..
Daniel Mwaura, Atlanta.

 

 

 

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But Eric Mwangi wrote:

It’s not silence for lack of care but also from giving the grieving family time to get through with this difficult time.

Trust me most of us are mad and thinking just how we can help our young black boys and girls facing tough challenges in this country.

Many Leaders are now engaging and looking for ways to solve this however big or little they can.

Soon we are going to be having open and FREE workshops on HOW TO RAISE BLACk KIDS IN AMERICA… we are currently reaching out to the panel of presenters and urge each one of you with preteens and teens and even kids in their 20’s to be sure to attend and bring along your children.

Pls be on the lookout …

Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the dearly departed…. it’s time to show some solidarity for good not time to flex. Thx

 

Ole Salania I agree the police are not truthfully in this modern times. We need more information concerning what transpired and if excessive amount of force was necessary.

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Daniel Mwaura The kid who got killed in 2016 was just a skinny teenager holding a bloom, and two grown cops shot him and claimed their lives were in danger. You see, when a Kenyan get killed by a thug we know how to deal with it, we can run to the police for help. BSee More

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Mungara Nganga Very well put. It is ironic that in the land of the free,you are only one traffic stop away from the grave.especially if you are a minority/immigrant

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Daniel Mwaura If we were well united as a people, in matters such as this, we could just hire lawyers to work with the GBI to get to the bottom of what actually happened. But since we are not we just don’t wanna deal with it. We just wanna forget about it and go on with our lives.

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Esther Thairo We should have strong Community Leaders, who can be the voice of the whole Community.
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Daniel Mwaura Esther Thairo, I don’t think it’s about strong leadership, we already have that. It’s just that we don’t have a united front. When an event like this happens the first question that is asked is, “nyina athiaga kwao?” and if happens that they are not affiliated with the Kenyan churches we know, the mother is on her own. We need to unite beyond our churches.
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Esther Thairo You are right Daniel Mwaura something drastically must be done.
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Identical twins get same mark in KCPE

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Call it destiny or mere coincidence. Identical twins in Nanyuki scored the same marks in the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education examination.

Mark Gachau and Maxwell Gachau, who were candidates at St Christopher School in Nanyuki, got 400 marks each.

The 13-year-old boys were among the 12 out of 76 candidates in the school who scored 400 marks and above. “I am very happy and proud of my brother. I knew that we would perform well but I never expected we would score the same marks because we do not perform the same in school,” Mark said.

According to the school head teacher Agnes Nkiria, the two scored different marks in exams previously.

“They did not exactly tie in the exams. Mark Teric was index 008 while Maxwell was 022. They used to perform well since Maxwell would get around 390 to 400 marks while Mark never went below 400 marks,” she said.

For Maxwell, his motivation came from his parents, who have been so supportive, as well as competition from his brother.

“When we were in lower primary, I was always ahead of him but when we got to Class Four, he started competing with me, and it has been that way ever since,” he said.

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Maxwell’s favourite subjects were Mathematics and CRE, and he hopes to join Mang’u High School and thereafter pursue a career in aviation as a pilot. Mark does not have a favourite subject since he believes that all of the them are important and necessary him to achieve his dream of being a doctor.

He hopes to join Alliance Boys High, hich he says is his dream school.

Mark said although he had hoped to get 440 marks, he was content with what he got, noting that he was ill and did not go to school during second term.

“I expected more than what I got but I was out of school for the second term, which took me some time to catch up. However, I am happy that my health is restored and I still performed well,” he said.

He attributed his success to his brother and parents, who supported him throughout the time he was sick. He added that they helped him keep up with school.

Ms Nkiria described the boys as well behaved, disciplined, responsible active in co-curriculum activities and public speaking.

“They are active in sports. They swim and play tag rugby. They also participate in drama and public speaking. They are disciplined and well behaved,” she said.

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Watch Size 8 narrates how she almost lost her life before the birth to her second child

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Kenyan gospel singer Size 8 has narrated her near death experience while giving birth to her second child with husband DJ Mo.

The baby had to be born through a Cesarean Section after she developed complications.

She was rushed to hospital weeks before her due date after she started convulsing and experiencing pain in her uterus while at her house.

The minute she discovered she was pregnant she was both happy and scared, especially after suffering a miscarriage a few months earlier.

“The minute I realised I was pregnant I panicked a lot and I told my husband, ile ingine ilitoka what if hii ingine itake kutoka. So tukarush hosi tukaona daktari I was given some precautions and then my doctor advised us that I should just take it slow. Three weeks after that nikapata a very major pressure attack. But after a few weeks the pressure maintained a bit. The I started feeling some funny pains in my uterus so I went to hospital and I thought Ngai ni ball inatoka ama nini, they did a scan at the hospital and they found I had fibroids. I was so devastated,” Size 8 narrated.

The doctor however allayed her fears, telling her to continue taking it easy and all would be well. But the Pale Pale hit maker’s woes were far from over.

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A few days later her blood pressure shot up causing her to have a minor stroke.

“The all over sudden pressures became unbearable the blood pressure. Naskia dizzynes naskia headache like oxygen was not going to my brain, Napata mpaka convulsions at some point nikaanza kupata minor strokes where the left side is completely paralysed. But the doctors were able to bring things under control,” said Size 8.

“Last week I saw that the convulsions were happening more often and also the baby was not moving in my womb. And the doctor decided for me to go and get admitted in hospital. When I arrived at the hospital I couldn’t breathe, I couldn’t walk so I was immediately rushed to the emergency room. In the middle of the night while at the hospital the foetus heart rate went up, and the doctor said that there was no way they could buy more time for me and I was prepared to go to theatre for a C-section.”

The couple already have a four year daughter called Ladasha Wamboi.

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SAD: Former Kenyan Powerful Minister’s son who was deported from US after being jailed for 30 years now living in squalor [VIDEO]

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They say looks may be deceiving, well Peter Oloo Aringo may look like that ordinary man with limited means. When The Standard team got to his home, he’ was going about with his activities.

Aringo is the first born son of former Alego Member of Parliament and minister for education Peter Oloo Aringo and a Jamaican mother. He attended the prestigious Consolata Primary School in Nairobi and St. Marys Yala where he had begun drinking and later proceeded to the United States where he pursued a business administration course at Lona College.

While in the US, Aringo opines life was good, on the first lane. His drinking habits right back from high school in Kenya however grew not only as a consumer but now as a peddler which endeared him to his peers but little did he know he was on the radar of the New York Federal government authorities.“I became a dealer.

I decided if I want to make more and use more, I needed to get into the business. And that’s where my downward spiral began,” Aringo narrated to this reporter. Being an alien and on the left side of the law, he was a marked man.

Former Cabinet Minister Peter Oloo Aringo.

Authorities finally pounced on him. He was arraigned and sentenced to 30 years in jail but he was too lucky to be given an option of deportation which he opted for. As it is the norm, a deportee, he came back home empty-handed without even his travel documents, his wife and three children. “I had no money. I had nothing,” he added.

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Back home his appetite for alcohol and drugs only increased but he could only access and afforded cheap liquor which eventually caused him throat cancer. His wife Catherine Boyane, also a reformed drug addict with whom they got married in May this year narrated how it all began.“The day we started noticing a swelling on his neck, we thought it was a sore throat. We never thought it would be cancer,” she said.

Throughout the interview, Aringo kept sipping tea or water as there is totally no saliva in his mouth.The man who grew up in opulence has only a wall clock with his father’s name permanently inscribed on it triggering nostalgic memories.The couple is now quietly living at the heart of a posh estate in Nakuru but in a shanty sandwiched between high-end houses.

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