Connect with us

News

Man drowns in quarry as he pursues suspected firewood thief

Published

on

Rescuers have retrieved the body of a 65-year-old man who drowned in a flooded quarry in Ukuu, Meru County Saturday evening as he pursued a woman he suspected to have stolen his firewood.

The body of Mr Japhet Muriuki was recovered Sunday evening from Gurama quarry after a five-hour operation by the Meru County disaster management response team assisted by locals.

Residents said the man died after he slipped and fell into the quarry which was flooded.

The man was pursuing a woman whom he suspected had stolen the firewood he had gathered earlier in the day when he plunged about 50 metres into the water.

His colleagues said Mr Muriuki had, in a fit of anger, rushed to catch up with the woman while armed with a panga.

“He saw a woman carrying firewood and he thought it was his and he rushed to intercept her. He missed some steps, slipped and fell,” said one of the miners at the quarry.

It was only after the incident that other workers realised that the man had mistaken the woman for a thief as his pile of firewood was still intact.

The rescue team had to pump water out of the deep quarry, which was half full following heavy rains that pounded the area in December.

The miners and other residents who eke out a living at the expansive mines said many lives have been lost there.

But Mr John Mwenda, a worker, said they are not ready to abandon the dangerous quarry since it is their only source of livelihood.

“We experience such incidents every rainy season. We cannot stop digging the stones because this is where we get our daily bread,” said Mr John Mwenda.

Daily Nation

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

News

Mwana FA, Babu Tale win parliamentary seats

Published

on

BY KEVIN KOECH

Diamond Platnumz’s manager Shaban Tale Tale a.k.a Babu Tale and bongo Flava artiste Hamis Mwinjuma aka Mwana FA are the newest celebrity Members of Parliament in Tanzania.

Babu Tale was declared the new Morogoro South East constituency legislator after he went unopposed while Mwana FA was declared the new Muheza constituency legislator.

Babu Tale became the CCM flagbearer after he beat Tanzania’s assistant Agricultural minister Omary Mgumbe, who was the incumbent to clinch the CCM ticket.

Mwana FA, who was vying on the ruling CCM party ticket, floored the opposition Chadema candidate Yosepher Komba, who garnered 12,034 against 47,578 votes.

In August 2020, Mwana FA was among the few lucky CCM members who successfully sought the party’s approval from a pool of 10,367 candidates facing off for 264 parliamentary seats.

Continue Reading

Immigration News

John Magufuli wins second term as Tanzania’s president amid rigging claims

Published

on

Tanzania’s President John Pombe Magufuli has been re-elected for the second term, the country’s National Electoral Commission has announced.

In the results announced by National Electoral Commission chairman Judge Semitocles Kaijage in Dar es salaam on Friday, President Magufuli emerged the winner with 12,516, 252 of the total votes cast in the polls held on October 28.

His closest contender Tundu Lisu garnered 1,933,271 of the total voted cast.

President Magufuli will be awarded the winner’s certificate on November 1 in Dodoma at the National Electoral Commission’s headquarters. With the landslide victory in the October 28 polls, the president will go into his second term after improving his 2015 victory margin by 3,633,317 votes.

In 2015, he won the presidential poll by 58.46 percent of the total votes cast after garnering 882935 votes. He beat his closest challenger Edward Lowassa who garnered 6,072,848 votes.

On Thursday, Tanzania’s main opposition presidential candidate Lissu rejected the results of the vote, terming it a fraud.

At a press conference in Dar es Salaam, Lissu, who ran on the Chama Cha Demokrasia na Maendeleo (Chadema), said the figures being announced by the National Electoral Commission could not be verified.

“We do not recognise what happened yesterday (Wednesday) … because it was marred by irregularities in all stages.

Lissu said his party would not accept any results from the polls and called on the masses to “take the matter in their own hands” by engaging in peaceful demonstrations.

Preliminary results showed incumbent John Magufuli was ahead of the pack as stations kept sending in their data. In some stations, Magufuli got nearly five times the vote compared to the total garnered by all the other 14 presidential contenders.

But Chadema and several other opposition politicians said the vote had been rigged in favour of the ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi.

Zitto Kabwe, the party leader of ACT-Wazalendo, another opposition party, said the elections had confirmed Tanzania’s growth into a dictatorship.

Continue Reading

News

Jalang’o dismisses favoritism claims raised against Kiss FM  

Published

on

BY KEVIN KOECH

Media Personality Jalang’o has been forced to intervene after Parroty Vunulu of the famous Gengetone Group Wanati accused his employer Kiss 100 of denying them an interview.

According to Jalang’o, the contact person for the Lewa hit-makers had only booked one person for the interview and that’s Mejja but unfortunately they showed up at Kiss 100 studios without him.

He added that, following Mejja’s absence, the Kiss 100 crew requested to have one person interviewed from the Group due to Covid-19 restrictions but they refused.

“Parroty Vunulu buda wewe pia utawacha hizoo…your booking them booked only Mejja not you and the team…Nyinyi kufika Kiss Mukambiwa tunaexpect Mejja..mkasema hayuko.

“Mkaambiwa basi mtu moja aiingie juu ya Covid rules za Kiss, 1 Guest…mkasema kama hamuingii wote interview ikae…sasa unaenda kutukanana wacha hizo” said Jalang’o.

On Thursday, the upcoming Gengetone Rapper had accused Kiss 100 of favoritism after their planed interview at Radio station failed to go down.

“I can’t believe our Kenyan media are still discriminating 254 Artists. Just imagine @Kiss100Kenya called us for a radio interview today 8.45am only to get there with @itskabagazi and @oneby_01 and the Producer told us that they only want @mejjagenge ati sisi hawatutambui. Very disappointed by Kiss Fm. Kidole cha Kati,” said Parroty Vunulu.

Continue Reading


poapay3

Like us on Facebook, stay informed

NEWS TRENDING RIGHT NOW

2020 Calendar

satellite-communication1.jpg

Trending