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Scare as Maternity wing catches fire at Mbagathi hospital

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Scare at Mbagathi hospital maternity wing

By ALLAN TAWAI

Mothers and their babies escaped death at Mbagathi Hospital in Nairobi at dawn on Wednesday, when the maternity wing of the facility caught fire.

According to Daily Nation, the facility went up in flames at around 2am leaving mothers and babies stranded.

The block which caught fire was illegally constructed in 2014 and even the Nairobi county engineers had marked it unsuitable for habitation. A report by the engineers indicated the building was constructed without observing standard rules and had numerous cracks on the walls, a situation that had raised concern among the hospital’s staff.

According to witnesses, it was a busy night at the maternity wing as clients brought in mothers in labor. Staffs were busy attending to women brought in laboring and others who had just delivered.

“It was a tense and confusing moment because women in labor and those who had just given birth had to be evacuated. There having no sufficient space, they were forced to brave the chilly weather and rain drizzles outside the building,” said one of the eye witnesses.

The staff in the hospital joined efforts to put out the fire which was quickly spreading and fortunately, no fatalities or injuries were reported during the incident.

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“The building was dilapidated and we do not have fire extinguishers here. We were forced to borrow lanterns and paraffin from the National Spinal Injury Hospital in Hurlingham,” an anonymous source confided to Daily Nation.

Power supply to the block was cut off immediately the fire broke out as a safety precaution further scaring mothers who had their babies in the electricity powered incubators. One of the nurses revealed their worry about the precarious status of the facility fell on deaf ears of the management.

“We had made numerous complaints because we were afraid the building which also hosts the incubators section could fall on our clients,” said the nurse.

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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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