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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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Kenyan gay couple ask Maraga to let them get married

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Over the weekend, a photo of two Kenyan men announcing their intentions to get married was widely shared and the couple has now asked the government to bend backwards and help them realise their dream.

Through a number of posts, Fredrick Ogah Jr has openly declared his intention to marry his fiancé and even dared those who are uncomfortable with the idea to unfriend him on social media.

“If you don’t like my marriage please go to hell and unfriend me…I need space for new people,” read a caption on a photo where he was posing with his ‘girlfriend’ while holding a pack of condoms.

On Monday he said: “am begging the Kenya government to make laws that will allow me to marry my some sex…pls maraga upheld the case set as frdom.(sic)”

The posts drew hostile reactions from netizens who strongly condemned him for indecency.

source:standardmedia.co.ke

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Museveni accepts proposal to run for 6th term in 2021, says he’s ‘still very able’

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Uganda President Yoweri Museveni, aged 74, has affirmed he still has the strength to extend his rule to hit the four-decade mark.

He spoke after the National Resistance Movement (NRM) lawmakers endorsed him to continue leading the party and the state in a controversial move.

The parliamentary caucus in Kyankwanzi District unanimously endorsed the Chobe resolution by the party’s central executive committee (CEC) to have President Museveni continue leading the neighbouring East African nation.

“I’m therefore very pleased with your confidence in me and since I am still very able and I happen to be among the most conversant with this journey, I happily agree to serve,” said the President, fetching a thunderous applause from the legislators who nominated him unanimously on Sunday.

NRM Spokesperson Rogers Mulindwa, in a statement on Sunday, said the legislators’ position was taken shortly after secretary-general Justine Ksaule Lumumba’s presentation titled: Towards 2021: Milestones and Strategies for the NRM Party. 

This development implies that Museveni, already in power for 33 years, will be seeking a record sixth term in power during the 2021 general election.

He will battle it out in the 2021 poll with 37 year old MP Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine and 62 year old Kizza Besigye, who has unsuccessfully tried to dislodge Museveni in Uganda’s 2001, 2006, 2011, and 2016 elections.

READ ALSO:   Citizen TV anchor Maribe released on bail, fiancé Jowie to stay in prison

Museveni has been in power since January 26, 1986.

source: Nairobi News

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COSTLY: KTDA ordered to pay woman Sh1.5m for photo

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The High Court has asked the Kenya Tea Development Agency (KTDA) to pay a woman whose photo it used on marketing materials without her consent Sh1.5 million compensation.

Justice Lucy Gitari ruled that KTDA used Ann Njoki Kumena’s image on its marketing brochures without her consent, thus infringing on her rights.

The judge noted that Ms Kumena has a right to control how her image is used and that KTDA should have obtained her consent before using the same.

“Having considered the purpose for which the photograph was used which was for commercial purposes, a reasonable award ought to be given to the plaintiff. I find that an award of Sh1,500,000 is reasonable in the circumstances,” said the judge at Kerugoya High Court.

Ms Kumena claimed that KTDA unlawfully photographed and used her image, saying the action amounts to unlawful conduct and constitutes unjust enrichment of itself and unlawful interference with economic interest.

But KTDA opposed the claim saying she is not entitled to any royalties in a photo she does not have copyright to.

The firm noted that even if she is subject in the photo, which it denied she was, KTDA noted that she accepted to be photographed and voluntarily posed for the same and has not suffered any loss/damage nor had her fundamental rights been infringed upon as alleged.

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However, the judge said Ms Kumena proved that KTDA took the photo without her consent and used her photographs for commercial purposes, that is, advertisement of its products without paying any compensation.

The photo was published on brochure entitled Kenya Teas: Our field: Our Process and captioned ‘Plucking Green Leaf’.

The court noted that the photo was used as evidence that the tea is picked from KTDA plantations for the production of the quality tea being advertised and yet no consent was obtained.

This violated her rights entrenched in the constitution, the judge observed.

“Where a right is violated and the culprit has gained from that violation, the person is entitled to damages,” the judge noted.

KTDA was also ordered to pay the cost she incurred prosecuting the case in court.

Source: businessdailyafrica.com

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