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Magistrate, policemen in custody over lawyer murder

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A serving magistrate was yesterday detained by police in the ongoing investigation into the killing of city lawyer Robert Chesang.

Senior Resident Magistrate Pauline Omungala Maisy Chesang, who is based in Nyeri, was held after she went to the Athi River Police Station where she had been summoned by police. Maisy is Chesang’s widow.

Detectives said the magistrate and three other suspects, who are already in custody, will be presented in court today where police will seek orders to continue detaining them as investigations continue.

Lawyer Assa Nyakundi yesterday said he would represent Maisy. The magistrate’s arrest follows days of investigations into Chesang’s killing in Lukenya, Machakos County.

The lawyer was shot and killed by gunmen who raided his house at Moke Gardens in broad daylight on February 17.

Machakos Directorate of Criminal Investigations head George Kisaka confirmed that Maisy had been detained.

The three suspects in custody are two serving police officers and a retired officer.

The retired officer, who left the service last year as commissioner of police, was arrested in Samburu on Saturday before being brought to Nairobi.

The two officers, who are attached to Mutuine Police Station in Dagoretti, Nairobi, came under scrutiny after it emerged that the car used to ferry the killers to Chesang’s house belongs to one of them.

One officer was arrested on Wednesday while the second one surrendered on Saturday at Athi River Police Station after learning that he was wanted.

The team investigating the shooting said they have strong evidence linking the officers to the killing.

Police said they recovered seven spent cartridges at the crime scene. Two cartridges were found in the house and the rest lay outside a window.

Source: Standard Media

 

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Woman fined Sh50,000 & six months in prison for insulting lover’s wife

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A woman has been fined Sh50,000 for insulting his lover’s wife and provoking her to a fight while drunk.

In default, Saida Mohamed Amin, the convict, will spend six months in prison.

Senior resident magistrate Charles Mwaniki of Kibera law courts handed the sentence to her after she pleaded guilty to charges of offensive conduct.

She admitted that she visited Kush Apartments in Parklands on Sunday where the complainant Salima Mohammed Ismail resides while drinking alcohol from glass and used abusive words her.

Saida told Salima that they are co-wives and hurled insults at her but in courts, said she was not in her right senses at the time.

She pleaded for leniency claiming that she is jobless and a single mother of two.

The convict claimed she has a debt with her landlord as she has not paid rent for months and pleaded to be forgiven.

She was given 14 days to appeal the sentence.

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Terror suspect arrested for threatening to kill DCI Kinoti 

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BY KEVIN KOECH

A Nairobi woman who was recently arrested for sending letters laced with deadly chemicals to the Canadian embassy in Nairobi has yet again been found on the wrong side of the law.

Tracy Wairimu Ndegwa was arrested on Thursday, August 6, for threatening to kill the Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI) George Kinoti.

Wairimu is reported to have threatened to kill the DCI boss shortly after she was released to go for a mental checkup at DCI headquarters.

She was to be charged on Friday, August 7, but her arraignment coincided with her appointment at the Mathari Mental Hospital where she was to undergo mental checkup.

Like in the case of the Canadian embassy, the woman sent Kinoti letters containing a white powder and alleged he would die after inhaling the powder.

Prior to sending the letters laced with chemicals to the Canadian envoy Lisa Stadelbauer, Wairimu had been arraigned at Milimani Law Courts for threatening to kill another person and was released on KSh 50,000 bond.

She was to be charged before senior resident magistrate Charles Mwaniki of the Kibera Law Courts for threatening to kill Stadelbauer but the matter was postponed until August 24, 2020.

Her lawyer, Steve Ogolla, said she was an outpatient at Mathari but the prosecution said he had been making similar claims without furnishing courts with any documents to prove the same.

The suspect was released on KSh 100,000 bond and allowed to honour her appointment with the mental hospital until August 24 when she will be arraigned for the two offences of threatening to kill Kinoti and Stadelbauer.

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Sonko celebrates Elachi’s resignation 

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BY KEVIN KOECH

Nairobi governor Mike Sonko seems to be in a celebratory mood after the resignation of Nairobi County Assembly Speaker Beatrice Elachi.

Moments after Elachi announced her resignation, Sonko posted several videos on his social media accounts that suggested that he was celebrating the exit of speaker.

In one of the worship songs he posted, Sonko captioned “Yuko Mungu Mbiguni Asikiaye Maombi yetu (There is God in Heaven who hears our prayers)”.

In another video, Sonko said that “We have seen your mighty hand Lord”, before he added another one with the infamous Jubilee Party supporters campaign slogan that “sio juju ni maombi (It’s not witchcraft, it’s prayers)”.

Sonko and Elachi have been at loggerheads, and at one time Elachi declared herself the governor after Sonko was barred from accessing his office.

Announcing her resignation today, Elachi accused Sonko of being one of the people after her life.

“Governor Sonko, you cannot go on threatening people’s lives and their families. You also have a family. You cannot have everything, just nurture what God has given you,” Elachi said in a statement.

Former Nairobi County Assembly Speaker Beatrice Elachi and Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko

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