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He is visibly in pain, his hand is wasting away, he is sick: Doctor on Jowie’s condition



State House Secretary of Digital Communication Dennis Itumbi on Tuesday highlighted the misery Joseph Irungu aka Jowie — a suspect in the murder of Monica Kimani — was going through in custody.

Through a Facebook post, Itumbi revealed how the accused had pleaded with the court to be taken to hospital for treatment and the doctor’s concern that his injured arm was wasting away.

“Jowie tells Court: “I am being tortured at Kamiti…

Court: Prosecution should investigate the claims. A Kenyan is saying he has been tortured. We should not debate. Go investigate

Jowie: I have also not been treated, because Government has pending bills to Kenyatta. I am willing to pay for my medication. I pray that I get admitted for surgery today.

Prisons: It is logistically impossible to take him to hospital today. We do not have a car and we have to write to Commissioner of Prisons to allocate a guard at hospital.

Doctor: He is visibly in pain. His hand is wasting away. He is sick. Please treat it as an emergency

Prosecution: No objection.

Court: Surely, we cannot hold a man in need of medication. What if he dies in our hands? Is it possible to allow the family to produce a car and prisons provide guard. I order that the accused be admitted at KNH today, whether Gvt owes KNH money or not. No fee should be demanded from the accused. If he is not admitted today, the court will allow him to seek medical treatment at a hospital of his choice

It is so ordered,” wrote Itumbi.

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The post drew reactions from netizens who empathized with Jowie and how he had been handled throughout the case.

I don’t know why I have a funny feeling about this case… Jowie is human and needs treatment regardless.. If anything happens to him while in custody, I don’t know… He’s been treated like he’s already convicted which is not right,” wrote one Facebook user.

“This guy needs treatment!! I’m sorry to mention, but it’s barely a month that someone passed on while in custody under the same conditions! We need to learn from our own experiences,” wrote another.


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Kenyans among foreign students likely to be deported from US if they take full-online classes in fall



The Department of Homeland Security has issued a policy revision on foreign students studying in the United States which will lead to mass deportation of students who don’t take on-campus classes.

The department has restricted foreign students from attending classes completely online. The restrictions include the possibility of deportation. See full press release here below:

SEVP modifies temporary exemptions for nonimmigrant students taking online courses during fall 2020 semester.

WASHINGTON – The Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) announced modifications Monday to temporary exemptions for nonimmigrant students taking online classes due to the pandemic for the fall 2020 semester. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security plans to publish the procedures and responsibilities in the Federal Register as a Temporary Final Rule.

Temporary exemptions for the fall 2020 semester include:

  1. Nonimmigrant F-1 and M-1 students attending schools operating entirely online may not take a full online course load and remain in the United States. The U.S. Department of State will not issue visas to students enrolled in schools and/or programs that are fully online for the fall semester nor will U.S. Customs and Border Protection permit these students to enter the United States. Active students currently in the United States enrolled in such programs must depart the country or take other measures, such as transferring to a school with in-person instruction to remain in lawful status. If not, they may face immigration consequences including, but not limited to, the initiation of removal proceedings.
  2. Nonimmigrant F-1 students attending schools operating under normal in-person classes are bound by existing federal regulations. Eligible F students may take a maximum of one class or three credit hours online.
  3. Nonimmigrant F-1 students attending schools adopting a hybrid model—that is, a mixture of online and in person classes—will be allowed to take more than one class or three credit hours online. These schools must certify to SEVP, through the Form I-20, “Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Student Status,” certifying that the program is not entirely online, that the student is not taking an entirely online course load this semester, and that the student is taking the minimum number of online classes required to make normal progress in their degree program. The above exemptions do not apply to F-1 students in English language training programs or M-1 students pursing vocational degrees, who are not permitted to enroll in any online courses.
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Schools should update their information in the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) within 10 days of the change if they begin the fall semester with in-person classes but are later required to switch to only online classes, or a nonimmigrant student changes their course selections, and as a result, ends up taking an entirely online course load. Nonimmigrant students within the United States are not permitted to take a full course of study through online classes. If students find themselves in this situation, they must leave the country or take alternative steps to maintain their nonimmigrant status such as a reduced course load or appropriate medical leave.

Due to COVID-19, SEVP instituted a temporary exemption regarding online courses for the spring and summer semesters. This policy permitted nonimmigrant students to take more online courses than normally permitted by federal regulation to maintain their nonimmigrant status during the COVID-19 emergency.

F-1 nonimmigrant students pursue academic coursework and M-1 nonimmigrant students pursue vocational coursework while studying in the United States.

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Photos and videos from the burial of Churchill comedian Kasee



Churchill comedian Moses Musyoka Kavindu alias Kasee was buried yesterday at his rural home in a ceremony attended by close friends, colleagues and family.

His remains were laid to rest in Itumunduni, Matuu Machakos.

Kasee died while on his way home (Kinoo) almost two weeks ago.

Churchill at Kasee burial

A postmortem was conducted on his body to establish the cause of death, but the findings were inconclusive.

In a press statement, the chairman of the Comedians In Kenya Society, Ken Waudo revealed,


He was found lying dead on the road heading to his home.

He shot to fame for his comedy stints at the popular Churchill show, after leaving the show it’s alleged he became depressed.

Safiri salama Kasee, msalimu maulana. Till we meet again.

Below is a video of his final journey,the final goodbye.


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Sibling rivalry? Mercy Kyallo explains why she missed Betty Kyallo’s launch



Is there beef between two of the older Kyallo girls?

Fans of Mercy and Betty Kyallo have been wondering if the two sisters are feuding.

During the much publicised 6th birthday party of her niece, Ivanna, and Betty’s relaunch of her salon, Flair, it was noted that Mercy was not present.

In an interview with Mpasho, she revealed, she was there “in spirit” and that her support for her sister was unequivocal.

When asked if she is in good terms with Betty, Mercy said,

“She is my sister.”

Laughing she added,

“Obviously we are in good terms but at the same time. I always say, look. We are sisters and sisters go through highs and lows just like friends but that doesn’t mean anything. I feel like people also go through their highs and tides.”

She continued,

“Mercy and betty are just like any siblings in this county. We fight, we love each other, we forgive each other we get back into fighting it is just the same way and I think wapendanao ndio wakosanao.”

Mercy explained that the various times fans did not see her at any of Betty’s big celebrations that last few weeks was not out of ill will.

“I was not able to come but at the same time support is given and support is shown in so many different ways especially in the family dynamic. I know our lives are very public and there is so much that goes on away from the public eye and people never know.”


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