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VIDEO: Woman jailed for 10 years “by mistake” touches the hearts of Kenyans in the Diaspora

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Some Kenyans in the United States are expressing their dismay at a report that a woman was imprisoned for ten years despite the complainant’s attempts to withdraw the case.

Lydia Achieng’, who is currently serving her jail term in Lang’ata Women Prison was arrested in 2010 over allegations of defiling her neighbour’s Class Eight son.

Upon learning of the controversial matter, the Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji ordered immediate investigations into the case of Ms Achieng’.

“I want us to share this but also come up with HOW we can help her. Georgia wants to Lead this charge,” said Eric Mwangi, a Community organizer based in Atlanta, in a statement sent to KSN on Tuesday.

“This lady should be released ASAP and should not work a day of her life because she’s paid her dues and we as Kenyans and fellow Citizens across the World should come together with the support of Kenyan organizations who can help her settle back to civilian life,” wrote Mwangi.

Other Kenyans took to social media to air their views. Jkariuki wrote: “This is very sad. We all need to stand with the poor lady.”

Maggie Mwambia wrote: “Even as we stand to be counted, it is always very important to hear both side of the story. Citizen is writing that the DPP has concluded that she lied to the media. May the truth Prevail. Aving said that, I am still ready to help her.”

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Here is Achieng’s story courtesy of Inooro TV:

In a Twitter post, the DPP ordered an immediate follow up on the matter to unravel the circumstances under which the woman was imprisoned despite being found innocent. “Despite the fact that the convict was charged during the era of Police Prosecutors and before the 2010 Constitution, the DPP has directed that an immediate review be done,” read the tweet. Speaking to Inooro TV, Achieng’ said at the time when she was accused of the crime, she was living with an orphaned young girl who she had offered to help educate.

The girl is said to have gotten into a relationship with one of the neighbour’s sons but she refuted the claims saying they were only friends and they used to borrow books from one another. “If I find you with Rajab, I will punish you severely and take you back home,” Achieng’ warned the girl However, the son’s mother went ahead and initiated arrest of Achieng’ accusing her of defiling the minor. She was presented in court and charged with defilement and detained in remand for over a year with the complainant failing to attend several proceedings.

Finally, the son’s mother showed up in court and said she wanted to withdraw the case but the request was denied by the presiding judge who directed she seeks help of the Attorney General to withdraw the case. “The judge said such cases can only be withdrawn after she presents a letter from the Attorney General asking for withdrawal,” she said. The complainant’s efforts to access the Attorney General were futile. Achieng’ was sentenced to 10 years in jail, she tried to appeal but it was turned down by the court. She is set to be released soon.

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Deep-dive Analysis: Studying Master’s At University Of South Florida

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BY BOB MWITI,

Have you ever wondered what it takes to study your master’s  in America?. Well, in this episode of Success With Bob Mwiti Show, I take a deep-dive analysis of taking your master’s at the University of south Florida. If you like my work, please subscribe to my YouTube channel.

A Little Bit About Me!

I am a former international student in USA and I am a senior IT consultant in the areas of Oracle EBS Financials and Robotics Process Automation (RPA) here in USA. I am the programs director of Appstec America – A consulting company based in Tampa, Florida, USA.

I’ve been blessed to have learned a lot in my career as an IT consultant. My life has truly changed, and I’ve made it my mission to give back and serve others beyond myself. Whether that be helping you to relocate to USA as an international student, train you as an IT consultant, help you start and build your own online business, creating your financial freedom, motivating you to pursue your goals and dreams, to being more productive, to inspiring you to constantly improve yourself.

My mission is to get you to wake up to the unlimited potential within you and achieve what you’re truly capable of through my various self-development training programs.On the internet, I openly and passionately share my life experiences and all of the very best concepts, strategies, tools, and resources that I continue to discover that have made a measurable difference to my life, and will do for you as well.

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Keep your dream alive and never give up! To learn about my company’s amazing programs, please go to;

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Kenyan man goes missing in US, police ask for help in the search [VIDEO]

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LAWRENCE, MASS. (WHDH) – Lawrence police are seeking the public’s help in their search for a missing man, officials said.

Daniel Mwangi, 31, has been reported missing, officials said on Thursday last week October 8 2020,he had previously complained of a headache and was advised to see a Doctor

The last day he was active on Facebook was Friday after which all his electronic devices went off

Anyone with information is asked to call the Lawrence Police Department at 978-794-5900

Anybody with information of Daniels’s whereabout is requested to contact:

Joseph #617 256 9043, Diana #781 475 7420, Pastor Karanja #617 784 5729

or call the Police Department nearest to you.

 

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HOPE: 36 year old man who scored D+ in Kenya now has 5 degrees from US universities!

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BY BMJ MURIITHI

They say when one door is shut somewhere, a window – or even another door – is open someplace else. The story of US-based Mwangi Mukami reads like fiction.

In his own words, the Kenya education system wrote him off when he got a D+ in his high school exams (KCSE). However, upon landing in the US (where, by and large, people are judged by the content of their character without laying too much emphasis on past failures or mistakes), he embarked on a journey to fulfil his educational dreams.

He went back to school and, as we speak, he has just received his fifth degree at the age of 36. Many Kenyans in US can can relate to Mukami’s story. It resonates because many of them – or their friends and family members – had lost hope in Kenya but the United States offered them a second chance. Now they have their well earned degrees which they would otherwise have only dreamt of. We must add a rider here that although there is no doubt that  opportunities abound in the US, you still have to work very hard to earn those degrees.

Here is Mr Mwangi Mukami  in his own words:

BY MWANGI MUKAMI
I have just received my graduate diploma from UC Berkeley. 20+ years ago, Kenya’s education system wrote me off as a failure because I had a D+.
I remember vividly saying to my peers that I wanted to be a policymaker or an attorney. Their response was a burst of collective laughter and sneer. But here I am—five degrees at 36. I hope God grants me a long life, success, and wealth to open doors of opportunities for more D+ students.
For the misfits, the rejected, and the oppressed. Congratulations to my mom. The degree is a reflection of her tenacity. I am grateful and honored to have wonderful brothers and sisters who support and trust my ability to achieve: Elizabeth Mwariri Keyym Peters, Lissa Irvenne Kayte Khulgal Jeph Collins.
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I couldn’t have done it without the encouragement of Kay Ventura, Carol McCrary, and Betty Mc Crary Alarms, And I can’t forget Elizabeth Woods for the many nights she drove to take me to school.

Jim Foti for the countless recommendation letters Joe Beasley for initial grant to attend a community college.

I am because of all these people and I couldn’t be so grateful and honored to have them in my life. For Nick, the next step is a JD.

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