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BREAKING: CIA concludes Saudi Crown Prince MBS directly ordered Khashoggi’s assassination

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CIA has concluded that Saudi Crown Prince M. Bin Salman ordered the assassination of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the Washington Post reported late Friday.

“In reaching its conclusions, the CIA examined multiple sources of intelligence, including a phone call that the prince’s brother Khalid bin Salman, the Saudi ambassador to the United States, had with Khashoggi, according to the people familiar with the matter who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss the intelligence,” the Post said in a piece.

Khashoggi, a frequent contributor to The Washington Post, was killed Oct. 2 inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul.

After weeks of denying any involvement in the crime, Saudi Arabia later admitted that Khashoggi had been killed inside the consulate but claimed the Saudi royal family had no prior knowledge of any plot to murder the journalist.

His body has yet to be returned to his family amid reports that it was chemically dissolved.

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Lulu Hassan pampers hubby with love on his birthday

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Citizen TV news anchor Rashid Abdalla turned a year older on Wednesday and his wife Lulu Hassan took the opportunity to pamper him with love.

Lulu and Rashid work together at Royal Media Services and even co-anchor Citizen TV’s weekend Swahili news bulletin Citizen Nipashe.

Lulu’s short message to Rashid read:

“To the man who changed my life in more ways than I can count… Happy-happy birthday! Love you baba Jibby,Iffy,Kikky.”

The couple have three children together.

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Hundreds attend Ivy Wangechi’s funeral in Nyeri

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The funeral of slain Moi University student Ivy Wangechi is currently underway in Othaya, Nyeri County.

Hundreds of mourners who include students and local leaders have gathered for her send off in Mahiga.

Mourners arrived dressed in black attire, with green scarfs around their shoulders.

Students of Moi University, where Ivy was a sixth year medical student, carried the casket bearing her remains from the hearse that ferried her body from Kenyatta University mortuary in Nairobi.

Mourners at the funeral of Ivy Wangechi in Nyeri on April 18, 2019. PHOTO | IRENE MUGO | NATION MEDIA GROUP

Leaders present include Othaya MP Gichuki Mugambi, Mathira MP Rigathi Gachagua, Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria and and Nyeri Woman Representative Rahab Mukami.

Ivy was hacked to death by her childhood friend at the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital in Eldoret.

The 25-year-old had just completed doing her practical at the hospital when she was attacked with an axe and a knife.

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Parents speak of mystery of identical girls reunited 19 years later

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Parents of two ‘identical’ girls demanding a DNA test to know whether they are related have spoken about their startling discovery.

Richard Olukhakha and Rosemary Onyango, parents of Melon Lutenyo and Mevies Imbaya, who they have raised separately, said their world was turned upside down upon discovering a teenager who looked exactly like one of their daughters.

Sharon Mathias, who has been raised by Angeline Omina, a resident of Kangemi in Nairobi, is a spitting image of Melon.

The two believe they are twins.Their meeting, which has excited Furfural village in Likuyani Constituency, comes 19 years after their mothers left Kakamega Provincial General Hospital, now Kakamega Teaching and Referral Hospital, with their babies – Rosemary with Melon and Mevies, and Angeline with Sharon.

Melon and Mevies are said to have been born on August 15, 1999, while Sharon is reported to have been born at the same hospital two days earlier.

While Melon is a Form Four student at Friends Secondary School Kongoni, Sharon is in the same class at Shikoti Secondary School.

Both schools are in Kakamega County.But there are other similarities besides their being born in the same hospital and attending school in the same county.

“Their faces are so identical that I find it difficult to differentiate them. Their voices and way of reasoning is also similar,” said Rosemary, a retail shop owner at the Furfural market.

She said she had also discovered the two share similarities in their personalities and love and dislike of certain foods.

“I was dumbfounded when I discovered that both of them don’t eat Omena (Lake Victoria sardine) and matumbo (tripe). I asked the new girl (Sharon) a simple question: Which food don’t you like? And she answered: “Omena and matumbo” – foods that my daughter Melon also doesn’t eat,” Rosemary said.

Melon and her twin sister Mevies travelled to Nairobi eight days ago to look for Sharon after they met and chatted on Facebook.Rosemary said she also took time to speak to the teenagers about their relationships and got another shock.

“Both Melon and Sharon have close friends called Willis. I first thought they had a common friend until I asked to talk to the boys and I found out that the two boys are two different people,” the mother of ten said.Melon and Mevies are the fourth born in the family.

When The Standard, arrived at the home, a swelling crowd of villagers had gathered to have a glimpse of the identical girls.

The girls had accompanied Richard to the nearby Kitale town and the crowd was awaiting their return.Richard said he took all the three girls to a local health facility to determine their blood groups and was suprised to learn they were all O Positive, just like him.

Rosemary says she wants the DNA test done as soon as possible to dispel anxiety among the girls and help the parents know the truth.She said she had not been accompanied by any family member when she went to give birth to her children and maintains she had been told, during ante-natal clinic visits, that she was carrying triplets.

At her home in Kibarage slums within Kangemi, Nairobi, Angeline Omina looks sad and unsettled by the sudden turn of events.”I love this child so much and I have worked hard to raise her. Even these odd jobs that I do, I do for her. If she asks me for something, I always struggle to give her,” Angeline told The Standard, fresh from her housekeeping job in Westlands.

She admits she is fearful about confronting the reality that Sharon may not be her daughter.Angeline admits the possibility is high.

“The nurses just gave me the baby to glance over when she was born. They said she can’t stay out in the cold for long and they have to rush her to the nursery because she is premature”. That is all she remembers of those few exhausting moments after delivery.Later, when she went to the nursery to see the baby tagged “Sharon Mathias”, the name she had given her daughter, she says she bore resemblance to the baby she had birthed earlier.

Melvis, the other girl who has been raised as Melon’s twin sister, bears an uncanny resemblance to Angeline. Unlike Sharon and Melon, Melvin is shorter and lighter, much like Angeline.

“Even relatives have been saying she resembles me and that I may be her mother,” Angeline admits, also noting that people often questioned why Sharon, her daughter, did not resemble her.

She further reveals that the children are stressed too, noting that Sharon’s performance has dwindled since the matter began to unravel.She says they all need to know the truth so they can be at peace.

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