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Body of Kenyan woman found dumped in fish pond

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A Form Four student has been killed just days before starting the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education.

The body of Elivinah Moracha, 17, was on Sunday night found dumped in a fish pond belonging to a villager and located less than a kilometre from their home at Mariba village in Bomachoge Borabu, Kisii County.

By Tuesday, officers from Kenyenya Police Station were still pursuing the killers of the Sengera SDA Secondary student.

Emma Moraa, a sister to Elivinah, told The Standard at their home that on the fateful day they had supper together before Moracha retreated to her bedroom.

“I went to bed at around 11pm and left her still doing some revision. I woke up the following morning only to realise that my sister was not in the house,” said Moraa.

Alice Moracha, Elivinah’s mother, told The Standard they suspected her former boyfriend was behind the killing.

 

“The boda boda operator, who was her former boyfriend, must have lured her to her death. They had differed some time back and this might have annoyed him,” she said.

 

She urged police to thoroughly investigate the killing to ensure the family gets justice.

“She was a lovely and joyful girl. The killers of my daughter shouldn’t be left to go scot-free,” she said.

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Students and teachers at Sengera SDA mourned Moracha, with principal Enock Nyambega noting that Elivinah had not gone back to school for third term.

“She had school fees arrears but we were yet to send her away. It is painful to lose a child but more agonising that her killers murdered her at a time she was set to sit her final examinations,” said Mr Nyambega.

Elvinah Moracha

Kenyenya OCPD Isaac Thuranira said they needed time to carry out investigations, but promised to ensure the suspects were arrested and charged.

Mr Thuranira said nothing was stolen from the student.

Kisii Woman Representative Janet Ongera called for immediate arrest of suspects.

“It doesn’t make sense that somebody decided to murder an innocent soul. Killing a woman in cold blood should be the last recourse that any sane individual should think of,” she said. According to Ms Ongera, the country was losing young and promising Kenyans on excuse of love relationships turned sour.

-SDE

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Ignore the nonsense, Ruto says on widening Jubilee rift

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While it is obvious the UhuRuto union is tottering on the brink of total collapse, Deputy President William Ruto  has once again come out to term media reports of the rift as ‘paid-for propaganda nonsense’.

In a tweet on Saturday morning, the once vibrant principal assistant to the head of state, who was always seen by the President’s side, played down questions raised on his apparent absence in nearly all presidential excursions these days.

The latest occurrence was on Thursday, when the DP was a no-show at State House, Mombasa, when President Uhuru Kenyatta met security chiefs.

Sources indicated Ruto was at the Coast but missed the meeting between Uhuru and 24 governors.But in his tweet Ruto denied it, saying ” I was in the office the whole day never in Mombasa.”

William Samoei Ruto, PhD

@WilliamsRuto

Kenyans should ignore this choreographed, paid-for propaganda nonsense. I was in the office the whole day never in Mombasa.

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A week ago, Ruto was locked out of his official residence in Mombasa, which is just metres away from State House. This came days after he was denied clearance to fly straight to Mombasa from Botswana to meet the President.
The UhuRuto rift has sucked in Ruto’s footsoldiers who are facing heat that range from being denied access to presidential functions to getting sacked or demoted.

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In his latest Cabinet reshuffle, whose announcement was made in the absence of the DP, Uhuru sacked Agriculture CS Mwangi Kiunjuri who is considered a Ruto sympathiser.
Going by the challenges experienced in the docket during Kiunjuri’s tenure, one would say his sacking was expected; however, being Ruto’s strong supporter may have inked the pen.
On Tuesday, Tangatanga politicians were denied access to an Uhuru event in Nakuru, yet another perk of being pro-Ruto.
Nakuru Town East MP David Gikaria and Nakuru Senator Susan Kihika were blocked from entering the Rift Valley Regional Headquarters Grounds where the President was issuing title deeds.Kihika tweeted, “I am utterly shocked. Why would I be barred from a function being graced by my President at my home county?”
Despite these telling occurrences Ruto insists his road to the presidency in 2022 is clear.
The rift in Jubilee started widening after the March 9, 2018 Handshake, when Uhuru signed a deal with Opposition leader Raila Odinga.
Following the unity deal and the developing Jubilee cracks, new tendrils begun to sprout where politicians opposed to the bromance started running their campaigns under the euphemism tangatanga while those who support it called themselves Kieleweke.
It is unclear whether Ruto’s woes are strengthening his political muscle or hurting his 2022 ambitions. What is clear though is that the DP’s popularity in parts of the Mt Kenya region has been growing.
Reports also indicate that his plan for 2022 seems to be on course, the only thorn in his flesh may be calls for a referendum that have emanated from BBI, which he claims has been hijacked by ODM to craft its 2022 political line up.

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UPDATE: The late Eric Mwangi Thumbi of Atlanta to be buried this Sunday

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We’d like to extend a heartfelt THANK YOU to each of you for standing with the Thumbi family after the promotion to glory of Eric Mwangi. God bless you for your continuing prayers, encouragement and financial gifts!

The Funeral Service will be held Sunday Jan 19th starting at 2pm at West Cobb Funeral Home.
Address: 2480 Macland Rd, Marietta, GA 30064

Mwangi will be laid to rest afterwards at 3pm at Kennesaw Memorial Park.
Address: 1306 Whitlock Ave NW, Marietta, GA 30064

Eric was a beloved son to Elder Gathara Thumbi and Apostle Nyambura Thumbi .
Brother to Malkia Mumbi Hornsby, Anthony Mwangi Thumbi, Anne Wangui Thumbi , Mumbi Rehema Thumbi and Muthoni Wangui Thumbi. Brother in love to Kazha Hornsby, and Hannah Nyambura Mwangi . Uncle to Makena Hornsby. He rested on Tuesday Evening 1/7/2020 .

God bless you!

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Magoha revokes appointment of Prof Kiama as UoN VC

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By JUDITH GICOBI

George Magoha, the Education Cabinet Secretary, on Friday disbanded the University of Nairobi Council and nullified the appointment of Prof Stephen Gitahi Kiama to the position of the Vice-Chancellor of the university “until the ongoing consultative process of choosing acting VC is finalized.”

In a statement from the CS, Prof Kiama will keep serving as the Deputy VC, Human Resource and Administration at the university.

In place of Prof Kiama, Magoha appointed Deputy VC (Finance, Planning and Development) Prof Isaac Meroka Mbeche to serve as acting Vice-chancellor in the meantime.

The disbandment of the council is linked to fight between the Ministry of Education and the university council after it emerged that the Ministry had a preferred candidate.

Those who did not make the interview cut included Prof Duke Omondi Otara, Prof Maurice Amutabi, Prof Isaiah Omolo Ndiege, Prof Julius Onyango Ochuodho, Prof Collins Ogutu Miruka and Prof Shitanda Douglas.

According to the PSC advert, candidates for the VC position were required to be full professors and holders of an earned doctorate degree or equivalent qualification from a recognised university.

The candidates were also required to have at least 15 years of academic research and managerial experience at a senior level in a university or equivalent institution.

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They were required to prove scholarly records demonstrated by publications in internationally peer reviewed journals, monographs, books and book chapters in their areas of specialisation, and supervision and mentorship of masters and doctoral students,” read the advertisement by PSC.

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