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Shock as thugs kill woman, gang rape four others

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Shock and grief has engulfed Litein town in Kericho County after thugs attacked a family of a prominent businessman and killed his wife.

Three daughters and a maid were gang raped by the thugs leaving them with serious injuries on Wednesday morning

The Businessman, three daughters and the maid were rushed to Litein Mission Hospital by neighbors who responded to the distress call.

Bureti OCPD Ali Abdulahi confirmed the incident saying investigations have commenced.Residents who spoke to The Standard said neighbours woke up to the shocking news and alerted the police.

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AP officer in Mama Lucy Hospital shooting drama detained for 8 days

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The administration police officer suspected of shooting and killing a bodaboda rider at the Mama Lucy Kibaki hospital in Komarock area, Nairobi on Tuesday will be held in police custody until February 28.

Detective constable Laban Kalama attached to Kayole Directorate of Criminal Investigations offices obtained custodial orders to hold constable Zadock Achuka Ayego at the Kayole police station.

The orders were granted by Makadara chief magistrate Heston Nyaga.

Kalama said he is investigating a case of murder where Ayego is suspected to have shot dead Daniel Mburu Wangari during a confrontation between police officers and bodaboda riders at the hospital.

He said Mburu was rushed to the same hospital where he succumbed to injuries.

He had sought 14 days custodial orders to record witness statements, conduct a mental assessment of the suspect and get the postmortem report of the deceased.

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Ayego’s lawyer Ayako Kanyoko, however, objected. She said the detention period sought by the DCI was unnecessarily long.

“The incident happened n Nairobi, all witnesses are in Nairobi and the investigations are happening in Nairobi. Three days should be enough,” Kanyoko said.

But state counsel Joseph Mburugu said the time was not lengthy. Mburugu said the investigations were not happening in the same office.

For instance, Mburugu said the mental assessment is only done at the Mathari Hospital and a booking must be done and an appointment obtained before the suspect is taken there.

Nyaga said he is considerate that the matter has sparked public interest because of the stature of the suspect – being a police officer but the same cannot affect the determination on whether he will be granted bail and bond or not.

Several witnesses have recorded statements with the DCI, including Mburu’s mother, the two riders who went to the hospital with him.

They had been arrested during a commotion that happened as they were being forced out of the hospital and locked up at the Kayole police station but were released on Wednesday after recording the statements.

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Jubilee senator Aaron Cheruiyot admits he loves, admires Raila Odinga

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Kericho senator Aaron Cheruiyot has said he loves and admires Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader Raila Odinga.

The Jubilee Party lawmaker said he respects the former prime minister as a senior leader in the country.

Jubilee Senator Aaron Cheruiyot says he loves, admires Raila OdingaKericho Senator Aaron Cheruiyot speaking at a past event. Photo: Aaron Cheruiyot.
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In an interview with Citizen TV on Wednesday, February 19, morning, the outspoken legislator, however, clarified he differs with the African Union envoy politically.

“I have nothing but love and admiration for Raila Odinga but that does not mean that I have to agree with him politically,” Senator Cheruiyot said.

Jubilee Senator Aaron Cheruiyot says he loves, admires Raila OdingaODM leader Raila Odinga held a meeting with Maa leaders ahead of Narok BBI rally on Saturday, February 22. Photo: Raila Odinga.
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The senator’s statement comes at a time when Narok county in Rift Valley is set host the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) rally.

The rally will be held on Saturday, February 22, at Narok Stadium

Raila met close allies of Deputy President William Ruto from the Maa community in Rongai on Monday, February 17, ahead of the highly anticipated sensitisation forum.

The African Union envoy said the community has been sidelined for a long time and explained the BBI will ensure their issues are addressed fully.

“The meeting was informed by concerns that divisions have over the years made the Maa community lose out in negotiations that have shaped Kenya. Leaders expressed concern that the Maa delegation was divided at the Lancaster Constitution Conference and also in the making of the 2010 Constitution,” he said.

Cheruiyot asked Raila to engage all leaders who do not agree with him politically to discuss issues related to BBI.

“As a statesman, Raila should be able to engage all leaders including those on the opposite sides, let him shed his tag as the ODM leader in his quest for unity,” he said.

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Prof Mugenda is KCA University’s new Chancellor

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Former Kenyatta University Vice Chancellor Prof Olive Mugenda has been appointed as the new KCA University Chancellor.

Prof Mugenda will replace Prof Arthur Eshiwani whose term as the varsity’s chancellor ended on December 31, 2019.

The incoming Chancellor will be unveiled on Friday at the KCA University main campus in Ruaraka in Nairobi by the board of trustees of the university which was chattered in 2013.

“With profound leadership of Prof Olive Mugenda, the university looks forward to fully exploit its potential in areas of academic and research,” Communication Officer Isaiah Were said in a statement.

Prof Mugenda is a professor of family and consumer sciences from Iowa University in USA and a recipient of several awards.

She has an expansive experience in higher education management having been a long serving Vice Chancellor of Kenyatta University – Kenya’s second largest university – for more than 10 years.

Currently, the KCA University has a student population of slightly more than 15, 000 – both self and state sponsored.

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