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Husband allowed to bury his police constable wife after 7-month legal tussle with in-laws



The body of a former police officer attached to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) can now be buried by her husband and not her siblings, seven months after she died.

Kakamega Senior Resident Magistrate Erick Malesi ruled that although there were no marriage documents to show Police Constable Jane Robi was married to Evans Ajega, there was proof their relationship was beyond that of mere friends.

The Magistrate said the action by the DCI Headquarters to communicate to Ajega telling him the officer had died confirmed that he was the next of kin.

Robi died on June 28, 2018 in Nakuru while on a visit to her sister, Susan Wenkulu. Her kin kept Ajega in the dark about the demise and went ahead with burial arrangements.She said Ajega had not paid the bride price and therefore had no right to bury her.

Ajega moved to court seeking to have the body released to him, saying the deceased must be buried at their matrimonial land in Kitale as opposed to her maiden home in Kuria, Migori County.

The court stopped her family from interring the remains until the matter is heard and determined.The body was preserved at Pastor Machage Memorial Mortuary in Migori during the trial.

Ajega told the court he married the deceased in 1996 and have three children though he never paid dowry.In his judgment, the Magistrate observed that the defendants in the suit who were Robi’s sister and two cousins were economical with truth.“

I gathered from the testimonies of the defendants and their general demeanor that they knew the relationship was not a mere friendship but of nature of marriage. Maybe there was opposition to such relationship which hampered its formalisation and she died before the matters were ironed out.”

Wenkulu told the court that two among the three children Ajega claimed he sired with Robi were not his children.The magistrate upheld that since the birth certificates of all the children indicted he was their father, it spoke volumes to counter Wenkulu’s allegations.

“The plaintiff never underwent customary rites of passage with the deceased for more than 20 years of their marriage. I am satisfied given the evidence placed before me, it is safe to presume existence of marriage between the two,” said the magistrate.

Malesi dismissed assertions by the defendants that Robi had bad blood with Ajega.He said Robi was a police officer attached to the DCI and if Ajega had wronged her the course she would likely have taken was to drag him through the criminal justice process.

Source: Standard media

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Suspect behind car theft syndicate arrested in Umoja, two cars recovered



Flying Squad detectives have arrested a suspect believed to be behind a car theft syndicate in Nairobi.

According to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), the suspect, Duncan Ochieng Ouso, was arrested in an apartment in Nairobi’s Umoja Estate on Friday.

Two motor vehicles – a Toyota Premio and a Toyota Wish – were recovered during the arrest. The recovered vehicles are believed to have been stolen.


The DCI have said the suspect is notorious for receiving stolen vehicles and repainting them. The suspect is set to be arraigned and charged in court on Tuesday.

Last week, police in Nairobi were trying to uncover the identity of car thieves who have been stealing car parts and abandoning the shells in desolate locations in the outskirts of the city.

The police suspect that the stolen car parts and accessories eventually end up in garages where other motorists purchase them without knowing their origin.


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Uhuru laughs uncontrollably as he mimics Gov Lunyangapuo’s “Kijana Mfupi Round” Remarks



President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday imitated West Pokot Governor John Lunyangapuo‘s remarks where he described a local politician as “Kijana mfupi round meaning a short person with a round figure.

President Kenyatta met the governor during a visit to former President Daniel Moi‘s Kabarak home to deliver his condolence message following the death of Jonathan Moi.

The video shows Uhuru repeating Lonyangapuo’s statement as he gestures to illustrate a protruding belly.

President Uhuru Kenyatta with Senator Gideon Moi and Governor John Lonyangapuo at Kabarak on 22/04/19

The two then burst into laughter and proceed to shake hands.

President Uhuru Kenyatta with West Pokot Governor John Lonyangapuo at Kabarak on 22/04/19

The action provided much needed comic relief to the mourners who had gone to console Mzee Moi.

In the governor’s clip that went viral, the Lonyangapuo was clearly agitated by a man who was causing trouble for him.

Dennis Ruto, the man believed to have been the target of the joke, explained that at first when he heard the county head’s sentiments, he felt bad.

“At first I actually felt bad because that was body shaming that is criminal [sic] . But at the end of the day, I laughed it off,” he told Nation.

“I had raised the issue of the deputy governor who had been sworn in and had gone to the United States and why he is earning public funds and not delivering services” Ruto added.

Dennis disclosed that he had embraced the name Mulmulwas (something that is round like a ball) and even formed a movement with the same name.
Watch the video of Uhuru imitating Governor Lonyngapuo’s remarks below.

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Jomo Kenyatta’s Pet That Had a Mercedes & Its Own Driver



Mzee Jomo Kenyatta once owned a pet that was chauffeured in a Mercedes and had its own driver, privileges that left many working at State House in wonder.

Unknown to many, the former president was not fond of keeping animals as pets. However, when his close friend, Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie gifted him a white doghe adopted an entirely different attitude.

According to biographer Jeremy Murray- Brown in his 1972 book, Kenyatta was initially angered by the gift adding that he would have preferred a cow.

Haile Selassie with one of his pet dogs.

Lee Njiru, who worked as Information Officer at State House, would later reveal that the president ordered a brand new luxury Mercedes Benz 280S to chauffer the dog whom he named Addis.

“Mzee had few bosom friends. One of them was the animal-loving Emperor Haile Selassie. The friendship was so deep that when he was gifted the white little dog during his visit to Ethiopia, he bought it a Mercedes Benz 280S.

“Addis had his own driver and normally sat back left whenever he accompanied Mzee during his long working tours around the country,” Njiru stated in an interview.

The president treasured the dog as it was a symbol of his friendship with the Emperor.

Their friendship spanned long before the two became Heads of State. While studying in London’s Quaker College in 1931, Kenyatta kept a red, green and gold Ethiopian flag in his room in England.

It is reported that Kenyatta was so fascinated with His Imperial Majesty and 33 years after his stay at 75 Castle Road in England, he ensured the Emperor was Kenya’s first foreign dignitary invited during the Jamhuri Day celebrations in June, 1964.

Additionally, during his 14-year rule, Kenyatta -who hated flying – made only one foreign trip and it was to Ethiopia in 1969.

When he arrived, Ethiopia’s military performed a special aerial drill in Kenyatta’s honour by spelling his name, Jomo, in the sky.

Mzee Jomo Kenyatta (L) with Emperor Haile Selassie

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