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Leeds University student killed by police in Kibera who claim he was a gangster



Was he a thug or a student at Leeds University? This is the question that remains unanswered following the shooting of Carilton David Maina, 23, in Line Saba, Kibera.

According to area residents, who are now seeking justice for the victim, Carilton was a student at Leeds University

The police however claim he was among a group of thugs who were terrorizing area residents on Sunday morning.

Carilton David Maina KCSE result slip


“He came home for the December holidays and would have gone back (to England) in January if not for his life being ended by the split second speed of the bullets and the ravenous interests of the police. He had just come from watching a football match in the nearest movie shop, being a fanatic football fan and as a matter of fact a potential goalkeeper,” said Collins Onyango, on Facebook.

However, Kilimani police boss Michael Muchiri has denounced these claims, saying the victim was in a group of muggers who were terrorising the locals.

The late Carilton David Maina

“The police received a call from the members of the public who said that they were being mugged by a group of youths. It is then that the police acted and shot one on the spot,” he said.

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Mr Muchiri said that the police recovered a homemade gun and a knife at the scene of crime.

Carilton’s love for football can be traced back to high school where he was an active member of the football team at Maseno School.

In 2013, he was the winner of the East African Community Essay writing competition.

He sat his Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education in the same year and scored a mean grade of A plain.


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Digital media key to Africa’s growth story



Mainstream media have been pushed to focus more on digital platforms since young people are changing the future of the industry.

Talking at the Kusi Ideas Festival in Kigali, Rwanda, on Monday, Nation Media Group Editorial Director Mutuma Mathiu said the platform had been altered to involve more computer-generated reports.

“The future of journalism is exciting. The use of specific devices to receive news is in its last stages. People will receive news from their fridges and all manner of gadgets,” Mr. Mathiu said.

“Journalism as an organized activity in truth-seeking, fact-checking and storytelling is becoming better because of converged technology.”

He, however, warned of social medial being mauled by a lot of fake news.

“We have seen social media being weaponised to rig elections and spread misinformation. People now prefer to pay for credible news,” Mr. Mathiu said

“Whatever form the media takes in the next 60 years, I hope we will continue to talk about the truth and hold leaders to account.”

The platform has changed focus giving social media a more significant say in democracy issues.

Ipsos Kenya Managing Director Aggrey Oriwo said media is going towards a personalized consumption stage, something that the mainstream media should embrace.

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Nairobi: Best African city to work in



Expatriates have voted in Nairobi as the best African city to work in. According to Expat City Ranking 2019, the residents are friendly and fair weather.

Nairobi is the 45th best city to work in, as stated by a survey conducted by InterNations, the largest community for expatriates.

“About 82 percent describe the locals (Nairobi residents) as friendly and 62 percent find it easy to make friends. The local climate and weather has been a top highlight for expat life, with 91 percent of expats rating this factor positively compared to 59 percent globally,” the report said.

South Africa’s Johannesburg ranked 59th globally, Cape Town (65th) and Nigeria’s Lagos (79th).

The respondents also cited that Nairobi is easy to settle in ranking third worldwide behind Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia and Manama in Bahrain.

InterNations has more than 3.5 million members, surveyed over 20,000 respondents in 82 cities around the globe in the 2019 ranking.


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Plane with 17 passengers on board crashes in DRC



A passenger plane with about 17 passengers on board crashed on Sunday in the city of Goma in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, killing several people, the provincial governor’s office said.

The plane, operated by the local company Busy Bee, crashed during takeoff for a flight to the city of Beni, North Kivu Governor Carly Nzanzu Kasivita’s office said in a statement.

The number of fatalities was not yet clear.Busy Bee was not available for comment.Air accidents are relatively frequent in Congo because of lax safety standards and poor maintenance. \All Congolese commercial carriers, including Busy Bee, are banned from operating in the European Union.

A cargo plane departing from the same airport crashed an hour after take-off in October, killing all eight passengers.

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