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Kilimani residents to build Sh350 million modern station for police



Initiative has been hailed as a first and trendsetter on community policing across the country

There are people who like supporting police work, then there are Kilimani residents. Here, the residents’ association has been so keen on helping police serve them that they are now planning to construct a new Sh350 million station.

This, they believe, will create a structure befitting the station’s status as the centre that serves State House, major embassies, several ministry headquarters, major hospitals and universities, among other installations.

“This is probably the most important police division in the country but its facilities are run down,” Mr Karanja Kabage, chairman of the steering committee for construction of the new station, told the Saturday Nation.

So far, the residents have dug a Sh6 million borehole at the station that was established in 1914.

Area police boss Michael Muchiri said the borehole has “transformed the lives of a lot of police officers within the camp”.

They have also conducted several clean-up activities, including the removal of damaged accident cars from the station.

Kilimani residents also have open days with the police, enjoin the police in the Kilimani Street Festival, have conducted tree-planting sessions at the station and have held events where they dine with the police, among other initiatives aimed at strengthening their relations with the police.

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Ms Leilah Juma, a member of the steering committee for the rehabilitation of the station, said the residents are doing this because they understand the importance of security.

“If anything happens in my house today, God forbid, the person I go to is the police officer. And if I’m not on good terms with them, how then can I walk into that police station and report what is happening? We have to have that relationship,” she said. “If we were to befriend the police, I believe, crime would come down.”

Construction of the station, Mr Kabage said, is expected to start on June 15. After that, he noted, it will take 18 months to completion if everything goes according to plan.

“Our intention is to put up a ultra-modern police station with modern facilities.

“There is also going to be a community policing office within the station,” said the businessman.

“We are also going to have conference facilities, a research centre for the office, a shopping area for the police and also playing facilities for kids,” he added.

Mr Kabage was moved to start the idea after holding a meeting with former area police commander Peter Katam.

In his early days in Kilimani, Mr Katam invited Mr Kabage for a meeting and said he wanted to hear from “his customers”.

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“I thought that was a very different perspective of policing. How often do you hear them talk about ‘customers’? That surprised me,” Mr Kabage said.

The insurance investor then got more interested in the environment police worked in and noted that it looked haggard from the outside.

“I decided that maybe I need to talk to a number of private sector leaders so that we can rehabilitate the station to a condition befitting its status,” said Mr Kabage.

Funding for the project, he said, will come from private companies and from individual contributions.

According to Mr Kabage, some of the institutions willing to support the project include the Chinese embassy, the Nairobi county government, the National Police Service and the Kenya Private Sector Alliance Foundation. The Public Works department has also joined in, he said.

“We have also been able to get the ICEA Lion Group, which has made a firm commitment. We also have got Safaricom Group, which has also committed, in principle,” he said. “A huge amount of money will be coming from the private sector.”

As Mr Kabage is engaging the private sector in his bid to have a station that is “probably the biggest in the whole of this region”, others like Mrs Juma are prepared to mobilise residents through “Buy-a-Brick” initiative.

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“Initially, our bricks started from Sh1,000 but we’re willing to take whatever anyone has, even if it is Sh50 or Sh100, to put into the kitty,” she said.

Mr Muchiri said the plans have made the police “very excited”: “Kilimani residents decided on their own accord that it is time to invest in police welfare for better security.”

source:Daily Nation

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Media personality Kamene Goro has revealed that one of her biggest bedroom fetish’ is being bitten. According to the damsel, bites are a turn on.

Speaking during a session with Xtian Dela Kamene reveals

I like to be bitte

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The curvy presenter spoke about various issues occurring in Kenya

Asked on what her current addiction is Kamene reveals

My current addiction is cigarettes.

Kamene went on to share that her worst bedroom experience was being given under 7 strokes.

Kibe could not understand how that could happen to such a damsel.

Ati seven strokes? kwani are you a chicken or what?

There are no men who are like that. Such guys should be tied to a pole and whipped.

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An American missionary living in Baringo County braved female genital mutilation in order to fulfill the marriage customs of the Pokot in her traditional wedding.

The American couple has lived among the Pokots for the last 10 years doing missionary work.

Trizah and Tony said they fell in love with the Pokot culture and decided to wed in adherence to the traditions.

Among the Pokots, the bride must undergo female genital mutilation as a rite of passage to adulthood, a condition the American couple readily agreed to.

The marriage ceremony took place in Paka Hills.

Trizah was given a Pokot name Cheigar.

“I am proud to be here and be a part of this. It’s a blessing for me to be able to do this and be accepted by these people” Tony told K24 TV in an interview.

Female genital mutilation was banned in Kenya eight years ago after the enactment of Female Genital Mutilation Act 2011.

Communities still practice the vice albeit in secrecy.


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VIDEO: “Drunk” Kenyan in US faces up to 99 years in Prison ‘after killing man in wrong way vehicular homicide’



A Kenya man faces up to 99 years in prison after he was charged with felony murder and intoxication assault on a peace officer.

Two Harris County Sheriff’s deputies were injured and the man they were taking to jail was killed when they were hit head-on by a wrong-way driver in west Harris County.

Investigators believe that wrong-way driver, who has been identified as 39-year-old Patrick Njogu, was drunk.

Authorities say Deputy C. Drake and Deputy P. Zelaya were going eastbound on the Westpark Tollway at Synott around 11:30 p.m. Sunday when Njogu slammed his Lexus into their patrol vehicle.

The deputies had left the scene of a major crash before that and were taking the 42-year-old prisoner in the backseat of the patrol unit to jail for allegedly being impaired.

Investigators spoke to the deputies who said they had little time to react. They believe Njogu was headed the wrong way on the road for more than a mile.

Sean Teare with the Harris County District Attorney’s Office says he has seen video of the collision.

“You can see the moment the two deputies go over the hill on the on-ramp as this defendant is basically exiting Westpark the wrong way,” Teare said.

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Other drivers apparently called 911 in the moments before the crash, trying to warn authorities of the coming danger. The Harris County Toll Road Authority then located Njogu’s vehicle on camera but could not prevent the head-on collision.

Deputy Drake was driving, but he was unable to take evasive action.

“He had nowhere to go. It is an on-ramp, a one lane on-ramp. He was only able to see him for a split second before the head-on,” Teare explained.

Officials say everyone was wearing a seat belt, and they were all taken to Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital. The prisoner died.

Deputy Drake had a broken foot, numerous bruises and cuts, and Deputy Zelaya suffered a concussion. Njogu was taken to the hospital with a broken leg.

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Authorities say Njogu has five previous DWI arrests and three previous convictions in Illinois and Missouri.

Teare described Njogu as being highly intoxicated.

“He told the deputies or asked the deputies whether or not he was in the state of Missouri immediately after the crash,” Teare said.

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Njogu had a Texas driver’s license.

According to the district attorney, as long as he had been adjudicated for the other convictions, there would be nothing that would prevent him from getting a Texas license.


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