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Shock as Kenyan couple found dead in US, murder suicide suspected

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Police have found the bodies of a Kenyan man and his wife in their house in New Jersey in suspected murder suicide.

Friends and neighbors gathered outside a Country Village home Monday afternoon searching for answers on an apparent murder suicide that left the married couple dead and three children without parents.

Authorities say Henry Okongo and Lydiah Okongo were found inside the home on 2 Mina Drive suffering from gunshot wounds. The two, who were identified by neighbors, were found in separate areas of the home and were pronounced dead at the scene.

The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office remained at the scene until after 1 p.m.

Neighbors, who asked not to be identified, said Lydiah Okongo worked as a nurse and Henry Okongo owned a few laundromats.

Public records show Henry Okongo owned a business on Martin Luther King Drive. Hundreds of residents rallied around Henry Okongo to help him save his business in 2013 when his lease was up and he was behind in rent.

Henry Okongo is listed as the owner of both 2 Mina Drive – a corner house – and 120 Sycamore Road, which stands just behind the other home on the opposite corner. Homicide detectives could be seen sifting through the mail boxes at the Sycamore Road home.

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KSN has learnt that Investigations are being led by the Hudson County Prosecutor’s office of the Homicide Unit

The incident happened  on March 5th, 2018.

A family member discovered the bodies and the couple’s children, a 2-month-old and a 5-year-old, were inside the home.

Neighbors gathering around the home – which is at the corner of Sycamore Road – described the man and woman as “lovely people” who kept their home well maintained.

One woman, who asked not to be identified, was nervous as she walked through the neighborhood late Monday morning.

“Oh my god, that’s scary,” she said as police officers walked out of the home.

The Regional Medical Examiner arrived at the scene just before noon.

The male found dead also owned a home across the street, tax records show.

-NJ.com and Agencies contributed to this report.

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Nairobi preacher repairs road after  government fails to act

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Pastor Godfrey Migwi who ministers at of House of Hope in Kayole has decided to act on his own and rehabilitate a public road using his own money.

The preacher has made a name for himself on social media for critiquing the government. Migwi recently called on president Uhuru Kenyatta to desist from taking Chinese loans.

Pastor Migwi has now decided to rehabilitate a public road after he got  tired of calling on the county government to fix roads around his neighborhood in Nairobi.

The city preacher has been imploring the county government to fix poor roads but since his calls fell on deaf ears he decided to dig deep into his own pockets to fix the roads himself.

Pastor Godfrey Migwi stands next to a heavy construction vehicle that was fixing a public road he paid for with his own money

Making our Home area a better place bila CDF ama msaada wa serikali for the glory of God, msaada wangu watoka kwa Yesu. You can use what you’ve to make your neighbours happy. Change starts with you. One step at a time. You can’t lead people with a greedy heart,” wrote Pastor Godfrey Migwi on Facebook.

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MP Naisula Lesuuda sets date for her grand wedding

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Samburu West MP Naisula Lesuuda is set to wed her fiancé Robert Kiplagat on November 17.

The MP, who got engaged on December 31, 2017, held a traditional wedding in August at her home in Samburu.

The couple is now set to wed on November 17 at Lesirai in Samburu County.

Their green, gold and beige invitation card features hotel rates for guests who will want to enjoy a mini-vacay during the wedding weekend.

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Lesuuda’s parents Rev Jacob and Dorcas Lesuuda will host Kiplagat’s parents Major (Rtd) Wilson and Gladys Koitaba and the couple’s guests.

Camping will also be available at the Lesuuda farm at between Sh8, 000 to Sh20, 000 depending on the tent one chooses.

Lesuuda’s friends including Yvonne Khamati who was in Samburu for the traditional wedding are expected in the white wedding.

Khamati recently got engaged and in September her Nigerian in laws visited her village.

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Recce Squad officer linked to Monica Kimani murder arrested

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A Recce Squad officer who has been on the run for the past month has been arrested.

Jennings Orlando Odhiambo was arrested in Nairobi on Thursday October 18,2018 evening and taken to Muthaiga police station for questioning.

Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) said that Odhiambo is a police constable in the elite Recce Squad currently attached to the US Embassy.

The suspect has been arraigned before Resident Magistrate Justus Kituku at the Kiambu Law courts and police given 14 days to detain him as investigations continue.

In his ruling, Magistrate Kituku further ordered that the suspect be brought to court on November 2, 2018.

Detectives have also searched his house at Recce Headquarters in Ruiru.

In the much publicized case involving Citizen TV journalist Jacque Maribe and her fiance Joseph Irungu alias ‘Jowie’, the suspect is said to have been with the 1st accused, Irungu, on the night of the incident.

Irungu and Maribe have since been charged with the murder of Monica Kimani whose body was found at her Kilimani apartment on September 19,2018.

The two pleaded not guilty to the charge and their bail hearing set for Wednesday October 24, 2018.

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