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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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PHOTOS/VIDEO: Atlanta based Kenyan woman in dire need of help

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BY CIRU GIKANGA

I am reaching out to all of you because I urgently need your help. In the many years we’ve not seen each other the Rheumatoid Arthritis has taken over and deformed most of my joints. I have put up this video to explain what help I need and why. Please watch to the end.

Here’s the brief part that sounds off in the beginning: “My name is Christine Ciru Gikanga and l have have been suffering from Rheumatoid Arthritis for 29 yrs going to clock 30 yrs in September 2018, having been diagnosed back in 1988 while in my 2nd yr in high school. Here is the GOFUNDME LINK

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Attached are the pictures showing the progression of the disease: 1st picture was taken in 1999:

 

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VIDEO: Atwoli brags about his prowess in bedroom matters with his latest wife Mary Kilobi

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COTU Secretary General Francis Atwoli has for the first time spoken about his relationship with KTN news anchor Mary Kilobi after their marriage came to light a week ago.

Speaking during an interview at Citizen Tv with Jeff Koinange on JKL, Atwoli revealed that he met Kilobi 13 years ago when she was 21 and vowed to marry her.

“When I met her about 13 years ago, that’s in 2005 in Kampala and she was at that time with Uganda Broadcasting Corporation (UBC) and I was in the company of my second wife whom I have released to go and do politics and she has taken over.

“At that particular time we talked and she was still young at around 21 years old and I told her when you mature even if it takes 1000 years I will marry you. After her stay in Uganda she came back to Kenya, got a job with KTN.

“And because of the nature of work I do, you need somebody to assist you, you want somebody to rush and get you something and it must be a person you trust. She is my assistant, she is my lover, she is my wife and she got to take care of me. I’m a stupid lover,” said the COTU boss.

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Asked to comment about his wife Mary Kilobi, who was watching the show at home, Atwoli described the Kiswahili anchor as a nice lady who is taking good care of him.

“I tell her she is a nice lady, she is taking care of me, she is committed to our relationship and that’s all. But that does not mean I don’t respect my elder wife. She is a wonderful mama she has kept my family together and she is doing a commendable job,” added Francis Atwoli.

When asked about the age difference he responded, “There is no age limit between a man and a woman, everywhere in the world.’’

Atwoli is 36 years her senior.

“Na kazi unaweza? Bado unasoma katiba?” asked Jeff. Watch:

In a candid interview with the Nairobian, the pretty media personality revealed that they met while she was in Uganda where she was working as an intern with Uganda Broadcasting Corporation.

Atwoli was in the station for an interview and upon hearing of a Kenyan girl who was working there, he insisted on meeting her.

They exchanged numbers and in 2016 he won her heart.

‘’He proposed to me but I said no. But he insisted. He persistently stated that he was serious and would wait for even 1000 years for me to say ‘yes’ and marry him,’’ said Kilobi.

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