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Lady escapes bruised from a bodaboda accident is hit and killed by car two days later while standing by the roadside

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On Boxing Day, a bodaboda she was travelling in collided with a matatu at the shopping centre where a speeding vehicle fatally hit her on Saturday

When Maximilian Chemutai survived a freak motorbike accident on Boxing Day at Chebarus in Nandi County, it was both unbelievable and a huge relief to her.

Chemutai, 21, was returning home from an errand at the local shopping centre when the boda boda she was travelling in collided with a matatu along Kapsabet- Shamakhokho road.

The mother of a three-year-old son survived narrowly, escaping with a minor bruise on her knee.

Grateful to be alive, Chemutai took to Facebook, as a matter of routine, to narrate her luck to her followers.

“God you are so amazing. I will forever glorify and praise your name. I was involved in an accident. It was God’s favour to escape without any serious injuries,” she posted.

She signed off by wishing her friends “a happy and prosperous New Year”, writing in bold letters, a sign of her huge relief.

Messages of goodwill poured in from tens of her friends and well-wishers from across the country.

By last Friday, the incident had started to slowly fade into oblivion as Chemutai recuperated at home.

Fast forward to Saturday afternoon. Chemutai left home to meet the boda boda rider to “sort out the matter” since the incident had been recorded with the police at Chebarus.

In a tragic turn of events, Chemutai was hit by a matatu while standing by the roadside at the same shopping centre.

This time though, Chemutai was not so lucky. She died on the spot.

Eye witnesses say the matatu’s brakes failed and ploughed into a crowd that was standing by the roadside, killing six people in its wake.

From a lucky escape to death. A twisted fate.

On Sunday, her Facebook page was abuzz again as friends stunned returned, this time not to wish her a quick recovery, but to bid Chemutai farewell.

Chemutai was studying mass communication at Kisii University’s Eldoret campus.

According to her family, she was to resume her studies in January after deferring her course earlier in the year.

Grief-stricken friends and relatives gathered yesterday at her Chebarus home to mourn this most stupefying death. Her mother Beatrice Chebet was inconsolable.

“I can’t understand what happened. She was recovering well from the knock. It is so confusing,” Ms Chebet told the Nation, describing her daughter as outgoing and hardworking.

Her elder brother Geoffrey Kipkoech, who was with his sister at the time of the incident, missed death by a whisker.

“I had just joined her on the roadside when a matatu sped towards where we were standing. I managed to dash but she was not lucky,” a devastated Kipkoech narrated.

From her photos on Facebook, Chemutai was always a buoyant woman, always enthusiastic about sharing events around her life with her online followers.

Mourning her, one of her friends posted that escaping death two days earlier had probably allowed Chemutai the opportunity to say final goodbyes to her friends.

Nandi County Commissioner Mohammed Barre said the unusual accident was being investigated and called on motorists and other road users to exercise caution on the road.

“The drivers must avoid speeding and ensure that their vehicles are in good condition to avoid road calamities,” said Barre.

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  1. SAMUEL M GATHERU

    December 31, 2018 at 12:02 pm

    uselessgovernordswhodontrecogniseroadsaftyisacountydisasterandfailto sensitise driversonregional radio in their jurisdiction Mandago shame on you

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‘Buyer Beware’ admin arrested

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Blogger Mildred Atieno Owiso, popularly known as Atty, who runs the popular online platform ‘Buyer Beware’ has been arrested over human trafficking claims.

According to the police, the controversial blogger was picked from her house in Umoja on Tuesday morning, but her followers claim she was picked from a house in Buru Buru.

The blogger is said to have published corruption allegations against Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko claiming that he was abetting corruption at City Hall.

Buru Buru OCPD Adamson Bungei however said that was not the reason for Ms Owiso’s arrest, insisting that the blogger was arrested on suspicion of human trafficking offences.

“We realised that in the same facility that the lady was occupying there were some traveling documents (Passports) of other people and after being questioned, she was not able to justify why she had the documents of the alleged victim,” said Mr Bungei.

He added that the victim had alleged that she had requested to travel abroad for employment which is linked with an international body and that the police are establishing if Ms Owiso has a legal licence to run a business of recruiting people for employment abroad.

SONKO’S COMPLAINT

According to the police, the blogger will also be charged with causing disturbance after she tried to escape from a lawful custody and causing a scene at the station.

At the same time, Governor Sonko has said he has filed his complaint against Ms Owios with the police.

“It is a very interesting coincidence that only a day after this infamous blogger who I had never heard of before Saturday crawled from the woodworks and attacked me without justification based on year ending June 2017 to June 2018 audit report which I addressed sufficiently in numerous posts on social media, in National Television on Side Bar at NTV and at Senate PAC Committee which was aired live only for her to be arrested the next day over Human trafficking allegations,” Sonko posted on his Facebook page.

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Genge rapper Mejja finds love again after being dumped by his wife via text

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Genge rapper Mejja is in love again after enduring the heartbreak of being ditched by his wife of five years through a text message.

Sometime last year, Mejja, who makes the trio of The Kansoul group, revealed that he battled depression and at one point contemplated taking away his life.

This was after his wife of five years and the mother of his daughter dumped him via text message despite them not having any misunderstanding, according to the artiste.

“We had not disagreed. Actually we were so happy. I was in Thika and I got her message asking me if I had arrived well. I told her yes and the next thing she told me was ‘move on with your life’” Mejja revealed in a past interview.

The artiste said that all his efforts to salvage his marriage never bore fruit as his estranged wife kept ignoring his calls.

The situation drove Mejja into depression and for a whole year he struggled to come to terms with the reality of his collapsing marriage.

IN LOVE AGAIN

However, Mejja now seems to have moved on.

On Sunday, he formally introduced his new girlfriend to his fans via Instagram.

Mejja shared a picture of him and his new bea accompanied with a very telling caption.

“Beauty and The Beast. Nikipeleka msupa Pango kununua digital kwa vaite. ALipenda Mjeshi hivo hivo Ghettoh lifestyle na ma ghettoh queen Watu wa comments najua mtaanza story ya mali ya umma huyu ni private property lol…” Mejja wrote.

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Did Ruto kick out journalists, yet again? – AUDIO

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An audio recording of someone who sounds like the Deputy President William Ruto chasing away journalists is making the rounds on social media.

In the audio, the person is heard telling asking the journalists to leave.

“Bado tuko na watu ya magazeti? Watu ya magazeti mnafanya nini hapa? Toeni hii maTV yenu hapa. Mnatufwata mpaka usiku? Tokeni hapa!” the speaker in the audio clip says.

It is not clear when, where nor if the person speaking is indeed the Deputy President.

The audio has emerged just days after the DP was caught on camera shooing off journalists who were covering the Ilchamus traditional wedding ceremony in Baringo County, an event he presided over.

In an incident that happened on August 10, 2019 in Baringo county, the DP interrupted his speech and asked the journalists to move back to give the crowd a clear view of the speakers at the wedding.

UNWANTED COVERAGE

Ruto went as far as making it clear to the journalists that he was not there to address them, but rather members of the public gathered at the venue.

“Na nyinyi watu wa nini, mumekuwa wengi hapa ketini chini watu wanataka kuangalia huko nyuma. Nyinyi tokeni hapa. Msonge nyuma. Wakae mbali mbali ndio wananchi waone. Kwani mnafikiri nimekuja kuongea na nyinyi ama nimekuja kuongea na wananchi,” Ruto said while addressing the journalists.

According to journalists who covered the event, the DP’s security personnel pushed and roughed them up leaving only those working with the Deputy President’s Press Service.

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