Connect with us

News

VIDEO: Kenyan man in Virginia, US charged with raping a 72 year old patient

Published

on

HENRICO, Va. (WRIC) — A caregiver has been charged with betrayal. A Kenyan man working as a nurse in Henrico, Virginia, USA, has been charged with raping an elderly patient at a nursing home. Thomas Ng’ang’a was arrested  this past week and charged with felony rape.

Jonathan Hamilton, an administrator at Lexington Rehabilitation and Healthcare where the suspect worked says a coworker turned Ng’ang’a in after she caught him forcing himself on the victim.

Court records show the victim is 72-years-old woman. “You can imagine how sickened and shocked I was, we all were when we heard this,”  Hamilton said.

“The fear, the trauma that somebody experiences when they witness an event like this is understandable,” explains Hamilton, “I am proud that she stepped forward and did the right thing.”

Hamilton insists Ng’ang’a had passed multiple background checks before starting at the facility six months ago.

Lexington is a small community where employees and residents consider themselves like family.


“We are traumatized at a certain level but I think this community in particular is a very close and loving community and we’re helping each other to get through this,” adds the nursing home Administrator.

The suspect in the Henrico County Jail with no bond charged with felony rape and is due back in court sometime in December.

-Agencies

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

News

Kenyan gay couple ask Maraga to let them get married

Published

on

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

Continue Reading

Africa

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

Published

on

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.

Museveni has been in power since January 26, 1986.

source: Nairobi News

Continue Reading

News

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

Published

on

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.

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

Continue Reading
poapay3

Like us on Facebook, stay informed

NEWS TRENDING RIGHT NOW

2019 Calendar

satellite-communication1.jpg

Trending

error: Content is protected !!