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Why NEMA shut four high end night clubs in Nairobi

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Why NEMA closed down four night clubs in Nairobi

By ALLAN TAWAI

National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) inspectors raided Kiza Lounge, Space Lounge Bar and Grill, Jiweke Tavern and B-Club to check their sound proof systems after complaints from members of the public over loud music from the clubs.

The inspectors, accompanied by police officers between 10pm and midnight raid, served the management of the night clubs with the notice of closure.

Inside B- Club

Inside B- Club

 

“The Authority has received numerous complaints over noise from members of the public caused by loud music from your facility that interferes with their comfort, health and safety contrary to the provisions of Environmental Management and Coordination Act CAP 387 and the Noise and Excessive Vibration Pollution Control regulations of 2009,” read the letter dated January 10 and signed by Nema Director General Professor Geoffrey Wahungu.

They ordered the entertainment joints to remain closed until they meet conditions set by the authority.

“Ideally, if you have to use a sound amplifying equipment you must have soundproof but there is no evidence of such measures. Therefore, we will serve you with a notice of closure that requires you to close with immediate effect but you can write to us for recourse,” said one of the officer during the raid.

Nevertheless, drama unfolded at Space Lounge Bar and Grill when the club’s staff refused to receive the notice arguing that it was only the manager who can sign such a document.

Inspectors were forced to pin the document on the wall of the facility.

A spot check by the Nation on Thursday established that three of the clubs were closed except for Space Lounge.

Kiza Lounge and Restaurant Managing Director Ali Oumarou confirmed receipt of the closure order.

“I can confirm that I signed the document from NEMA and my lawyer is already working on our reply to them. That’s all,” said Oumarou.

 

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ODM Politician among those arrested over Ksh2 Billion Fake Cash at Bank

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A politician was on Tuesday arrested in connection to the fake Ksh2 billion that was discovered at a safety deposit box at Barclays bank, Queensway branch.

The owner of the safety deposit box, Dr Eric Otieno Adede, had vied for the Homabay Town Constituency seat in 2017 but lost to Peter Opondo Kaluma.

The identities of other individuals being held in connection to the fake cash syndicate are Ahmed Shah, who was posing as an investor, accomplices Elizabeth Muthoni and Irene Wairimu Kimani as well as Boaz Ochich and Charles Manzi who are bank officials.

The bank clarified that the contents of the deposit box were only known to the politician.

Initial reports had stated that the money seized was Ksh17 billion but Directorate of Criminal Investigations George Kinoti clarified that the money was valued at Ksh2 billion.

The money had been kept in the safety deposit box in denominations of $100 bills.

 

 

Dr Eric Otieno Adede’s poster for the 2017 General Election

Tuesday’s bust comes barely a month after DCI detectives discovered Ksh32 billion in fake currency at a house in Ruiru, Kiambu County.

The police revealed that the currencies, which included both local and foreign, was linked to one of the suspects who impersonated President Uhuru Kenyatta.

The currency, estimated to be in billions, had been traded out to unsuspecting Kenyans in Shillings, Dollars, Japanese Yen and other denominations.

In an earlier report by Kenyans.co.ketwo of the seven suspects lived lavish lifestyles with one owning a fully furnished 10-bedroom house in Karen and the other having spent Kshs 5 million on a wedding attended by MPs in 2017.

The suspects included Duncan MuchaiIsaac WajekecheWilliam SimiyuDavid Luganya, Anthony Wafula, Gilbert Kirunja and Joseph Waswa alias Henry Waswa.

Clockwise: Ahmed Shah, Erick Adede, Irene Wairimu Kimani, Elizabeth Muthoni arrested in over to fake Ksh2 billion syndicate

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Police impound two more luxury vehicles which are registered as motorbikes

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Detectives on Tuesday impounded two top of the range vehicles which were registered as motor cycles.

Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) said the two vehicles, a Range Rover Overfinch and a Mercedes S500 with registration numbers KBN 591A and KBG 330E, reportedly belonged to an official of the Nairobi County.

The vehicles were found in his premises and inside the boot of the Mercedes police officers also recovered two pairs of number plates KCR 985U and KCR 196P.

The recovery comes just three days after detectives impounded two vehicles for evasion of duty through an organized racket which purports that they were manufactured at a fictitious company in Mombasa.

The two Mercedes Benz (registration numbers KCR 565 W and KCR 195 P) which were impounded on Saturday, belonged to Ms Cynthia Wanjiru Gitonga and Mr John Mwangi respectively.

According to the DCI, the two cars were declared as having been manufactured as trailers in a Mombasa-based firm.

Just last week the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) intercepted three high-end fuel guzzlers at the Mombasa Port which were on transit to Uganda.

The three vehicles – a Range Rover Sport, a Range Rover Vogue and Land Rover Discovery – confirmed stolen in Interpol’s motor vehicles database were reportedly concealed in a container which was supposed to be ferrying household goods.

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SHOCKING: 48 children discover they were born after Fertility Doctor used his own sperm without their Parents’ consent

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An Indiana fertility doctor who used his own sperm to artificially inseminate his patients without their consent has been confirmed to be the father of at least 48 children, many of whom only recently discovered their true identities.

One of those children, 33-year-old Heather Woock, spoke out about how she learned who her father is in a report published this week by The Atlantic.

Woock, of Indianapolis, said when a stranger reached out to her in August 2017 claiming to be her half sibling, she didn’t believe it.

However, she was disturbed that the mystery person mentioned the name of Dr Donald Cline, the fertility specialist her mother had seen before she was born.

Woock’s mother told her not to worry about it, so she didn’t. Until the stranger kept messaging her, followed by several others claiming to be her half siblings.

They tracked her down on Facebook through her username on the Ancestry.com account she created when her husband gave her a DNA test for Christmas.

Donald Cline, an Indiana fertility doctor who used his own sperm to artificially inseminate dozens of patients without their consent, has been confirmed to be the father to at least 48 children born in the 1970s and 1980s. PHOTO COURTESY: SCREENGRAB

Her parents, who went to Cline for donor insemination, say they had no idea that he was the person who provided the sperm sample.

DNA tests from services including 23andMe and Ancestry.com confirmed at least 48 children that were fathered by Cline.

The number could likely be much higher considering the number of people who haven’t ever done DNA tests.

Many of Cline’s children have built a community since learning the news, keeping in touch through a Facebook group.

Every holiday season they brace for the reveal of even more siblings through DNA tests given as gifts.

One of the first people to discover that Cline is their father was Jacoba Ballard.

She’d known from a young age that she was conceived via sperm donor, and in 2014 at the age of 33 she began looking for half-siblings who shared that donor.

Ballard signed up for an online forum for adoptees and donor conceived children and quickly located another woman who had been treated by Cline.

She told The Atlantic that as soon as she saw the woman’s Facebook photos, she knew without a doubt that they were related.

‘I was like, Oh my goodness, I think that is my sister,’ Ballard said.

A group of half-siblings fathered by Cline, including Jacoba Ballard, Julie Harmon and Matt White, are pictured during a reunion on April 1, 2018, months after the doctor was convicted. PHOTO CREDIT: FACEBOOK

That woman connected her with another woman whose mother had also gone to Cline, and that woman had a sister.

The four women decided to take tests from 23andMe to confirm that they were related.

Those tests revealed that not only were they related to each other, they also had four more half-siblings, bringing the total number to eight.

As the four women continued their search for the biological father that connected them by cross-matching their DNA with public databases to find relatives, a technique that investigators have begun using to identify crime suspects, one name kept cropping up: Cline’s.

The doctor had told his patients that the donors he’d used to inseminate them were medical residents, and that he only used each donor for three successful pregnancies.

However, 23andMe tests contradicted that account by showing that he’d used one donor at least eight times between 1979 and 1986, a much longer period than the average medical residency.

Ultimately, Ballard and her half-siblings tracked down a woman who shared their DNA and said she had a cousin named Donald Cline who practiced medicine in Indianapolis.

It was through that woman that the half-siblings tracked down Cline’s immediate family, who helped them set up a meeting with the doctor in 2016.

During that first family reunion between Cline and six newly discovered half-siblings, the father allegedly admitted to using his own sperm to inseminate some 50 unwitting patients in the 70s and 80s. He said that their medical records had been destroyed years earlier.

The admission ultimately led to a criminal investigation resulting in Cline being charged with lying to investigators about having inseminated the woman.

The now-80-year-old received a one-year suspended sentence in December 2017.

-Dailymail

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