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Mystery as senator’s house help dies after sharing a meal with him



Meru senator Mithika Linturi has recorded a statement with the police over an incident in which he is reported to have drawn a gun and threatened to shoot his partner during a domestic row in their Runda home in Nairobi.

The senator was summoned to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) headquarters for questioning after his partner, Maryanne Keittany, a former Chief of Staff at Deputy President William Ruto’s office, On Thesday filed a complaint.

Yesterday, Keitany, who has since moved out of the Runda to her Kileleshwa house, confirmed having recorded a statement over threats on her life.

She said their differences are linked to what she termed mysterious death of their house help Edith Kananu last month.

The deceased died at Linturi’s rural home on October 5 after complaining of a severe headache.

Kananu, who was taking care of the lawmaker’s house in Mem, is said to have shared a meal with Linturi, who thereafter left for Nairobi. Moments after his departure, Kananu began complaining of a severe headache before collapsing and dying about two hours later.

Keitany, however, declined to provide more details on the row but instead referred us to police for more information.

“The case is already active and in case you are interested for details, please get in touch with the DCI,” she said before hangingup.

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She recorded her statement at the DCI claiming Linturi threatened to kill her using a pistol.

Linturi has, however, denied thathe was summoned by the DCI.
“This is new information you are telling me,” Linturi said

The two have been living together at Linturi’s house in Runda estate for more than five years.

It is, however, not clear what triggered the brawl leading to the threats but those privy to the case termed the reasons “serious” Keitany is said to have told police that Linturi, who is a licensed gun holder, threatened to shoot her following an argument.

But police sources said Keitany told police that their relationship soured after she insisted Linturi allows the police to probe the cause of Kananu’s death.

She wants police to investigate the death because she suspects foul play.

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According to police, matters came to ahead last Monday when she raised concerns over some alleged discrepancies in transfer of some of her property.

“It was at that stage that he whipped out a gun and threatened to shoot me. I had to lock myself inside my bedroom waiting for things to calm down. Thereafter, I sought refuge in a neighbour’s house until Tuesday when I reported the matter to police,” Keitany reportedly told police.

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Last evening, DCI boss George Kinoti confirmed that Linturi had been summoned after the complaint had been made, adding that the matter is under investigation.

“There was a complaint of threats against a life by the senator and he was summoned for questioning which he did. Investigations are ongoing and we will act accordingly with time,” he said.

When we contacted him, an angry Linturi dismissed the claims as a fabrication of his political enemies and insisted he had not had any engagement with the DCI.

“This is new information you are telling me. I have not visited the DCI in the recent past, in fact I am going to call him right away to understand this matter well,” he said.

He, however, admitted that he has been in a relationship with Keitany who was also aware of Kananu’s death.

“The problem with you members of the press is that you want to investigate everything, even personal details,” he said and added: “My visit to the DCI headquarters is none of your business and you can go ahead and write anything you want. I don’t care”.

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Passaris slammed over statement on Pumwani Hospital incident




Kenyans on social media turned the heat on Nairobi Woman Rep, Esther Passaris after her “misguided comments on the Pumwani incident.”

On Friday and Saturday, a clip circulated on social media showing a woman delivering by the roadside outside the Pumwani Hospital.

The nurses at the hospital appeared not to attend to her.

Instead, members of the public gathered around the woman to help as she went into labour.

The video clip enraged Kenyans. Many questioned how a country that claims to have free maternal care would allow that to happen.

Indeed, one of the current administration’s talking points has been about providing free maternal care to all mothers.

Speaking to the media, the Nairobi Woman Representative claimed that the huge crowd gathering has scared the nurses from attending to the woman.

“The public that had gathered in the area made a lot of noise, making the few nursing staff in the hospital scared of coming out for fear of being lynched,” Esther Passaris said.

The Nairobi Metropolitan Services sent out a press release.

The body apologised for the incident, stating that a nurse’s go-slow caused it.

“The Nairobi Metropolitan Services regrets the incident of a mother delivering at the gates of Pumwani Hospital.

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“It has been confirmed that this took place on Sunday, 13th September 2020, two days after nurses began a legally notified go-slow, which has since ended after NMS and the Health Workers agreed on a Return to Work Formula,” NMS said.

Eventually, nurses attended to the patient.

However, what got many Kenyans angry were Esther Passaris comments on the matter.

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Gov’t to build Sh1 billion museum in Turkana 




Work at Ngaren, the Museum of Humankind, commissioned by paleoanthropologist Dr. Richard Leakey is set to begin in 2022.

Located in Turkana, Ngaren is going to be Africa’s most iconic and technologically advanced museum.

This is because its set to be built at the location believed to be the cradle of mankind where Dr Leakey first discovered the nearly complete skeleton of Turkana Boy in 1984.

“Ngaren is not just another museum, but a call to action. As we peer back through the fossil record, through layer upon layer of long extinct species, many of which thrived far longer that the human species is ever likely to do, we are reminded of our mortality as a species.” Dr Leakey stated during an interview.

He further revealed that the museum would present over two million years of human history.

Standing 80 metres tall, the iconic structure is inspired by ancient hand axes and other primitive tools.

It was designed by Polish architect Daniel Libeskind, whose other works include the Jewish Museum in Berlin, Imperial War Museum North, Manchester; Denver Art Museum; Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco; Danish Jewish Museum; Royal Ontario Museum; and the Military History Museum, Dresden.

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By May 2019, the project had raised Ksh400 million via online social investment platforms, with the overall project expected to cost more than Ksh1 billion.

The museum will employ the use of technology such as Virtual Reality (VR) headsets for visitors to be able to interact with the early humans and explore the lush green forest days of Turkana.

“Maybe we don’t want to exhibit the original fossils at all. Why don’t we have a room you come in to wearing a 3D headset and sit quietly in the middle of a band of Homo erectus moving all around you?

“That’s much more interesting than a skeleton of Turkana Boy behind glass,” the famous paleoanthropologist detailed.

The Turkana County government, which fully supports his vision, committed to upgrading roads and building an airport to usher in visitors.

Ngaren will run entirely from renewable energy with a zero-carbon footprint.

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Alinur Mohammed: Aspiring MP arrested in Nairobi while distributing food




A video showing Nairobi politician Alinur Mohamed being arrested by police went viral on social media eliciting mixed reactions.

The aspiring politician was accused of holding an illegal gathering.

Alinur revealed that he was arrested at the Kamukunji Grounds, but failed to understand why he was being arrested.

“I have just been arrested while at the Kamukunji Grounds. I don’t know where they are taking me to,” he wrote on Twitter.

The video showed the politician, who was dressed in maroon tracksuit, being manhandled by three individuals one of whom donned a blue police uniform.

“You have no authority to hold this meeting. Let us go to the station,” one of the officers informed him before he boarded the police car.

This comes even as politicians increasingly defy Covid-19 measures from the Ministry of Health while hosting their gatherings.

Alinur stepped into the spotlight in January 2020 when rumours claimed thst he was dating former K24 TV anchor Betty Kyalo.

The politician was highly touted as most likely candidate to win the Mandera Parliamentary seat in 2022.

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