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Kenyan woman charged with putting poison in employer’s medicine

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A woman has appeared before Milimani Law Courts accused of putting poison in her employer’s medicine. Sharone Akinyi Otieno, 22, charged with causing Ann Wangui Wanjohi’s to take poison  on October 5 at Kariokor Market in Nairobi. Wangui sells motor vehicle paints and has five employees; two women and three men.

Otieno denied the charge before Milimani Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi last Thursday. According to the prosecution Wangui fell ill on October 3, 2018 at her residence in Embakasi estate and went to Komarock Modern Health Care in Utawala to seek medical attention. Upon diagnosis, she was given two sets of tablets and one bottle of syrup, after which she went home. All was well until October 5 when the poison was allegedly put in her medicine.

Wangui had put the medicine in a shelf in her business premises. Know if news is factual and true. Text ‘NEWS’ to 22840 and always receive verified news updates. In the evening at her home, she removed the medicine from her bag and diluted the syrup as usual but unlike before, it turned whitish, raising her suspicion.

Wangui said the medicine gave a different smell and that when she tried a little, it tasted different. She returned to the hospital and, after examining the drug, the doctor informed her that a foreign material had been put in the medicine. She was treated and discharged.  She later reported the matter at Kamukuji Police Station.

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Police further claim on reviewing CCTV footage in the complainant’s shop, they established the accused, an employee of the complainant, took the complainants bottle of medicine from her hand bag and went with it to the toilet for some time. She later returned it to Wangui’s hand bag without any one noticing.

Police believe this is the time poison was put in Wangui’s medicine. Sharon, who was not represented by a lawyer pleaded not guilty to the charge. She was released on Sh50,000 cash bail or a bond of Sh500,000. The hearing was set for November 25, 2018.
-Standard.co.ke

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VIDEO: Uhuru loses temper and deals with CS Macharia

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BY OLIVIA MUNGWANA

In a video dating back to 2018, Chinese contractor and Transport CS James Wainaina Macharia seem to have crossed the president’s path.

President Uhuru Kenyatta made a surprise visit to a Chinese construction site where he found the construction work had stalled and started to enquire why.

He also enquired on how they had been allocated funds and listened as the CS and the Chinese contractor each gave a different figure, much to the Presidents dismay.

The CS tried to interject the President to save face for the Chinese but a seemingly infuriated Uhuru could hear none of it.

In defense, the officials from the Chinese company indicated that there was shortage of funding alleging that the project would be fast tracked had they received enough monies.

 

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Girl, 16, stabs boyfriend to death

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Police in Ndhiwa Sub-county, Homa Bay, have arrested a 16-year-old student for allegedly stabbing and killing her boyfriend.

The girl was apprehended at her family’s home where the body of the 21-year-old man was found in a pool of blood.

The area chief on Monday said the student arrived home on Friday evening for the midterm school break.

Her family, the administrator said, later heard commotion at the back of the house and that upon checking, they found her boyfriend’s body.

Source: Daily Nation

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Poor dad in court for attempt to sneak daughter out of KNH in bag

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A 22 year-old-man who zipped up his one year-old daughter in a bag and attempted to smuggle her out of Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) has been charged.

Boniface Murage Wangechi was arrested by security guards as he attempted to avoid paying a bill of Sh56, 937.

The young girl was admitted at the facility on January 26 and discharged February 11, 2019.

While appearing before Nairobi Milimani Law Courts resident magistrate Ms Caroline Muthoni Nzibe, the man admitted to the charge of attempting to commit a felony.

“It is true. Yes I attempted to go away with my daughter,” he told the court.

“I was fearing that my daughter and my wife, would be detained at KNH for long since I could not raise the hospital bill of Sh56, 937,” he added.

Source: Nairobi News

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