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VIDEO: Mystery as Kenyan woman found dead in a car on the highway with rope around her neck

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After reports Sunday morning of a car stopped on the left side of southbound Loop 101 in Phoenix, Arizona, a Kenyan woman was found unresponsive in the car with a rope around her neck and later pronounced dead, the Department of Public Safety said.

The woman was identified as 29-year-old Stella W. Kiarie. She was an employee of the Arizona Department of Health Services where she worked with refugees.

Officials said Monday that after seeing there was a car seat in the woman’s car, detectives went to her house because they were concerned about the whereabouts of the child. Detectives found a 1-year-old baby boy alone at the house.

The Arizona Department of Child Safety responded and took over care for the child.

DHS also released a statement Monday confirming Kiarie’s death:

All of Stella’s colleagues at Arizona Department of Health Services were saddened by this news and this devastating loss. Stella was a kind, compassionate and important member of this team. Our deepest condolences are with her family and friends at this difficult time.

DPS says the HOV and two other lanes were closed four hours as the scene was under investigation.

No other details were released about the woman’s death. It is uncertain if it is being investigated as a suicide or homicide.

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The incident remains under investigation.

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Upon arrival, troopers found a white vehicle crashed against the concrete median wall. The car had some damage to its passenger side.

Troopers determined that it had been traveling southbound on the highway when it crashed.

They then entered the car through an unlocked door and found an unconscious female in the driver’s seat, later determined to be Kiarie.

She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Kiarie was found with injuries that “were not consistent” with the minor crash with the median wall.

The Associated Press reported Sunday that troopers at the scene reported finding the woman “with a rope around her neck.”

A child safety seat was found in the vehicle, so detectives went to Kiarie’s home and found a 1-year-old boy by himself. He was taken into custody by the Arizona Department of Child Safety.

 

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Kenyans in the US in solidarity against Hurricane Florence’s devastation

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RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA,

Most Kenyans living along the coastal cities of North and South Carolina heeded calls to evacuate areas that were to bear the brunt of Hurricane Florence.

So far, no Kenyan has been reported dead in the aftermath of the hurricane that made landfall on Friday morning.

NO WAIT

One of them is John Wasike, who lives and works at a hotel in Wilmington, North Carolina.

Speaking to Sunday Nation from Kari, in Raleigh-Durham, Mr Wasike said he loaded in his car, certificates, memorabilia such as pictures and everything else he considered essential, and left at the crack of dawn on Thursday.

“I left Wilmington like a woman leaving home after a disagreement with her partner. I didn’t want to wait to see what happens because if something happens to me, nobody will know as there are not many Kenyans in Wilmington,” he said.

He is staying with his childhood friend from Kitale in Kari.

It’s understood that very few Kenyans live in coastal towns most affected by the hurricane.

Most of those in North and South Carolina live in Raleigh, Charlotte and Charleston.

NO DEATHS OF KENYANS

Florence made landfall as a hurricane near Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, on Friday morning.

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It is now a tropical storm but will continue to threaten North and South Carolina with powerful winds and catastrophic freshwater flooding. Its top sustained winds have dropped to 70 mph and it’s at a near standstill, moving west at just three mph.

Tropical storm-force winds extend outward up to 175 miles from their center.

Florence is producing tropical storm-force wind gusts in Florence, South Carolina, about 60 miles from the coast, the National Hurricane Center said.

Late Saturday, Captain George Njue, a Kenyan community leader who also lives in Raleigh, said no Kenyans had been reported dead as a result of the hurricane.

He told the Sunday Nation that most Kenyans living in the hinterland agreed to open their doors for their compatriots from the coastal towns who needed a place to ride the storm.

“Places like Raleigh and Charlotte are pretty far from either Myrtle Beach or Wilmington so they are likely to be spared the brunt force of the hurricane. That is why we encouraged Kenyans from those places to come and take cover over here,” he said.

“This place is relatively safe despite the heavy rains and occasional loss of power.”

POWER OUTAGE

Mr Isaac Kuria who also lives in Kari, said his neighbourhood had experienced an extensive black-out as expected.

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“We knew this was likely to happen so most people prepared adequately. Most people bought generators, torches and candles in case electricity was cut-off,” Mr Kuria said.

Cars were not spared by the Hurricane. PHOTO/FILE

He was not sure when power would be restored.

On Thursday, Kenyan born immigration attorney Jeff Matemu, of Raleigh, sent a message to Kenyans living in North and South Carolina and Virginia, asking them to heed authorities’ calls to evacuate.

“Please don’t think this is something you can ride out. The storm is proving to be deadly so don’t take chances,” said Mr Matemu, who is contesting a congressional seat for the 2nd District of North Carolina on a libertarian party ticket.

He posted the message on social media.

Speaking to Sunday Nation on Saturday, he also asked Kenyans to stay updated and follow advisories by emergency management authorities at the state and local levels.

“Anything can be replaced but not life,” he said.

-BY CHRIS WAMALWA, nation.co.ke

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Tragedy as Kenyan man in US accidentally kills 18-month-old Son while reversing his car

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A Kenyan family in Kansas is mourning the death of their 18-month-old son after the boy’s father accidentally killed him with a car on Monday.

Dan Mutuma, who works as a nurse in Kansas City, hit and crushed his son Mishael to death after the son walked unnoticed behind the vehicle as he reversed.

Mutuma had gone to a local college in the morning where he is studying but returned home to pick some documents that he had forgotten. After hurriedly picking the papers, he left the house leaving behind his wife Loise, who was looking after their young twins.

He got into the car and without realizing that his son Mishael had followed him from the house, he reversed the vehicle and crushed him.

“It is so painful to the entire family and especially to the father to have crushed his own son. There is no way he could have seen the kid who was playing behind. The child had run unnoticed behind the vehicle as the father was reversing… The mother-in-law was in the kitchen while the wife was tending to the other twin children. It was so painful, nobody could be blamed for it,” Mr Mutuma’s brother-in-law Ezra Kamencu Mingaine told Daily Nation.

Fox 4 News reported that local police in Olathe, Kansas had launched investigations into the incident but are unlikely to press any criminal charges against Mutuma as they consider it an accident.

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“If the child were not his, it would have been a terrible case. I have started educating members of the public on the need to ensure they know where their children are while driving away,” Mr Mingaine said.

The child will be laid to rest in the US but the burial date has not yet been set. Plans are in place to have family members from Kenya travel to the US for the funeral.

Prayers are being held daily starting at 6pm at the Mutuma’s residence: 17633 W 159th Terrace, Olathe, KS 66062. A GoFundMe account to help with the burial and travel for family members from Kenya has been set up at gofundme.com/tragic-accident-mishael-mutuma

The family, requests your prayers and support help to meet the financial need. Your generous contributions can be sent via cash app to:

Dorcas Mutuma – (913)710-9560 & Ronald Maroria – (316)990-5241.
Checks can be drawn to mom or dad: Daniel Mutuma or Loyce Siriba

Gofundme: *https://www.gofundme.com/tragic-accident-mishael-mutuma*
Friends and family are meeting daily at 6pm at their home for prayers and final arrangements.

Their address is:
17633 w. 159th ter. Olathe, Ks 66062
For more details and/or questions, please contact organizing committee chair James Ngugi – (913)378-7391 or co-chair Nemwel Osinde – (316)644-5043
There will be a memorial service/fundraiser on Sunday 9/16/2018 from 3 p.m. at:

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New haven Church, address: 8714 Antioch Rd, Overland Park, Ks

 

-Mwakilishi.com

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VIDEO and PHOTOS: Why this Nyege Nyege festival is making heads turn

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Ever heard of The Nyege nyege Festival?

Nyege Nyege (the phrase means “the irresistible urge to dance” in the local Luganda language, and something a bit ruder in Swahili) takes place a couple of kilometres from Jinja, Uganda.

The annual event, which features music stars from all over Africa, was held from September 6, to September 8, at Nile Discovery Beach in Njeru Municipality.

The festival is run by a small band of European promoters who reside in Uganda and have a deep investment in the country and its musical and cultural development.

Earlier on, Museveni’s government had banned the festival over allegations that it promoted immorality.

The event was allowed to go on as from September 6 – September 8, after an agreement between the organisers, Talent Africa and the police.

 

Uganda ladies parade their assets in style at the 2018 Nyege Nyege festival

Booty Shots dominated the event with ladies exposing their things for all to see. Photo: Facebook / Alf Bakk Omugagga O’womwenda
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Uganda ladies parade their assets in style at the 2018 Nyege Nyege festival

Drinks were supplied in plenty, everybody drunk what their pockets could afford. Photo: Facebook / Alf Bakk Omugagga O’womwenda
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Uganda ladies parade their assets in style at the 2018 Nyege Nyege festival

All sorts of dressing codes were shown off with ladies trying as much as possible to show at least some part of their body. Photo: Facebook / Alf Bakk Omugagga O’womwenda
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Uganda ladies parade their assets in style at the 2018 Nyege Nyege festival

Those who attended had a rare opportunity to view all types of thighs in broad daylight. Photo: Facebook / Alf Bakk Omugagga O’womwenda
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Uganda ladies parade their assets in style at the 2018 Nyege Nyege festival

Those who got tired sat comfortably on the ground as they shared their happiness with friends. Photo: Facebook / Alf Bakk Omugagga O’womwenda
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Uganda ladies parade their assets in style at the 2018 Nyege Nyege festival

Had the government not lifted the ban on the event, we couldn’t have seen all these. Photo: Facebook / Alf Bakk Omugagga O’womwenda
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Uganda ladies parade their assets in style at the 2018 Nyege Nyege festival

The fat and the slim ones were readily available to enjoy the event. Photo: Facebook / Alf Bakk Omugagga O’womwenda
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Uganda ladies parade their assets in style at the 2018 Nyege Nyege festival

Seems it was a conference of all Uganda’s most beautiful ladies. Photo: Facebook / Alf Bakk Omugagga O’womwenda
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Uganda ladies parade their assets in style at the 2018 Nyege Nyege festival

The brown skins were not left behind, they stood out to be counted. Photo: Facebook/ Alf Bakk Omugagga O’womwenda
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Uganda ladies parade their assets in style at the 2018 Nyege Nyege festival

The long haired ones also walked in style to show off what they got. Photo: Facebook / Alf Bakk Omugagga O’womwenda
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Uganda ladies parade their assets in style at the 2018 Nyege Nyege festival

She chose not to expose too much of her thighs, but still beautiful and stunning. Photo: Facebook / Alf Bakk Omugagga O’womwenda
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Uganda ladies parade their assets in style at the 2018 Nyege Nyege festival

Team mafisi must have enjoyed in this festival, only to be limited by the depth of their pockets. Photo: Facebook / Alf Bakk Omugagga O’womwenda
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