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Police shot my aunt dead at City Park, man says

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A 26-year-old man who survived a shooting at City Park in Nairobi in May last year, Wednesday narrated the events of the fateful day in court and how his aunt was allegedly killed by policemen.

Two policemen, Mr William Chirchir and Mr Godfrey Kirui, from Makadara and Industrial Area police stations respectively have denied killing the businesswoman in the May 20, 2018 incident.

On Wednesday, Mr Bernard Chege told High Court judge Martha Mutuku that he, Ms Janet Waiyaki and a friend identified as Koome spent the entire night of May 19, 2018 at Pangani shopping centre, chewing miraa (Khat).

He had earlier in the evening picked Ms Waiyaki from her home in Donholm and headed to Pangani.

He said they were chewing miraa seated inside the vehicle. Asked by the prosecutor if they were doing anything unusual, Mr Chege said they were just “chilling”.

They then drove towards Naivasha in the wee hours of the morning, “to view the sunrise” at the Rift Valley view point. They first fuelled their vehicles — Koome was also driving — at a petrol station on Museum Hill before hitting the road.

Upon reaching the scene, it was foggy but they still took pictures before heading back to Nairobi.

On their way, Mr Chege said his aunt (Ms Waiyaki) said she did not want to go back to her house yet and it was then that they decided to drive to City Park and get some rest.

He said he dozed off on the driver’s seat as she slept at the back before they were rudely awoken by someone banging on the car door. “I then saw people and a gun. I switched on the engine and drove off,” he said, adding that he only drove for a few meters before stopping when he felt a sharp pain in his back.

“I realised I had been shot. I was bleeding profusely and I called for help. A policewoman assisted me into a waiting vehicle and took me to Avenue Park hospital,” he said.

The witness said before leaving the scene, he called Ms Waiyaki but she could not respond. “The officer even tried shaking her but she was motionless,” he said. He was hospitalised for about two weeks.

Asked by the prosecutor about his relationship with Ms Waiyaki, Mr Chege said they were very close and they had been to City Park previously. He denied claims that he was found naked inside the car and that he disobeyed orders by the police to open the vehicle. “I put it to you that you are a dishonest person and that you are lying to the court,” Mr Ham Lagat, a defence lawyer said. “It is not true,” Mr Chege added.

Earlier, Ms Faith Wangeci, Chege’s mother testified saying she was informed that the two were shot after defying police orders to open the car doors.

The hearing was adjourned to June 26.

Source: Nation.co.ke

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Why are you showing us your nakedness, Kenyans wonder over Passaris’ thy-exposing dress

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Nairobi Women Representative Esther Passaris angered a section of Kenyans online after she defended her dressing, which was considered ‘indecent.’

In a tweet days after she was highly criticized online for wearing a see-through black maxi dress, Passaris noted that she is not ashamed of her beauty, adding that she was sent to the world without clothes.

“God sent me into the world without clothes who am I to be ashamed of my perfect being? Those with sin see my nakedness. Those redeemed by the blood of Our Saviours Jesus Christ see a beautiful child of God made perfect in His image. #NakedSoul #UnconditionalLove #IAmHisChild,” tweeted Passaris.

Online users slammed the politician for trying to use God’s name to justify indecent dressing.

Here are some of the reactions;

@CharlieWetu wrote: “Why show us your nakedness. I though you were married.”

@Irenemugo: “Is this how far you’ll go now to grab men’s attention? How pathetic!”

AliciaKariuki: “This is cheap. Na utamsikia akisema eti wanawake wanatukanwa.”

@OokoAmimo said:” Whatever English you use. There is no justification for being naked in the public.”

@Frankayub noted:”Don’t tag Jesus in your ratchet/ debauchery.”

@NzimbiHenry tweeted:”Thank you one term women rep.”

@ayatollasly1 noted:”And this is how the cookie begins to crumble,
Quoting God as justification for dressing immorally, Where does she think she is,garden of eden.”

@Absent_Morris posed:”You do know you sound lame than a teenage girl going through teenage crisis? Smh.”

@WMutunga stated: “Don’t play God. You don’t own God.”

SOURCE-Mwakilishi.com

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Why Mututho wants alcohol prices reduced

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Former National Campaign against Drug Abuse (Nacada) Chairman John Mututho wants the prices of alcohol reduced.

According to Mututho, the increase in the price of alcohol in the 2019/20 budget will promote the production of cheap illicit brew.

CHEAP LIQUOR

Mututho wants the government to lower taxes imposed on approved alcoholic drinks which will make it affordable for the common mwananchi, hence reduce the consumption of cheap liquor which pose health hazard.

While addressing journalists in Nakuru, Mututho pointed out that cheap liquor has had negative impact on the general population and the increase in the price will only worsen the situation.

He has called upon the National Treasury Cabinet Secretray, Henry Rotich, and other stakeholders in the industry to work together to ensure the prices remain normal for the sake of saving lives of consumers.

UNSAFE BREWS

“The new policy will promote the use of unsafe traditional brews and development of harmful counterfeits. I totally disagree with the move to increase duty on alcohol,” The Standard quoted Mututho.

Among the highlights on the 2019/20 budget that will cost the country Sh 3.02 trillion is the increase on betting tax, boda boda insurance and alcohol prices.

Source:nairobinews

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Robbers steal Sh1.5m after digging tunnel into bank’s strongroom

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A gang of robbers on Saturday night made away with Sh1.5 million after they dug a tunnel into a bank in Kitui.

The incident happened at Financial Services Association (FSA) bank located in Itoleka, Kitui.

According to Kitui East Deputy OCPD Edward Legei, the bank’s night guard discovered the hole and then informed the police on Sunday morning.

ARRESTED

“He told our officers that as he was patrolling the bank, he saw a tunnel and suspected something could have gone wrong and reported the matter to us,” Legei said.

According to the police, the safe inside the bank and lockers had been broken into.

The police recovered the equipment used in digging the tunnel at the scene.

The security officer has since been arrested and he is helping the police with investigations.

TUNNEL

The robbery is similar to an incident in November of 2017, when robbers stole Sh 50 million from KCB’s Thika branch after digging their way in through an underground tunnel.

The suspects dug a 30-metre-long tunnel into the bank’s strongroom.

According to officers the tunnel was dug from inside a stall opposite the Thika Divisional Police headquarters, where the alleged criminals had been running a bookshop.

Source:nairobinews

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