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Kori dumps Wangui in court

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Detectives investigating the murder of businesswoman Mary Wambui Kamangara believe that her husband’s ex-mistress, Ms Judy Wangui, plotted the murder, and that she meant to get back at his family after he dumped her.

The widower, Mr Joseph Kori, has recorded a statement with the police supporting the claims, and the State has picked him as a witness as police seek to strengthen the case.

This came even as the prosecution, through State counsel Christine Ndombi, on Tuesday applied to have Ms Wangui and her co-accused, Mr Michael Githae, remanded until the matter is heard and determined, arguing that their release could jeopardise the case.

Ms Wangui and Mr Githae, a car hire dealer, have been charged with killing Ms Kamangara at the former’s residence at Four Ways Junction Estate on the Kiambu-Nairobi Road.

CLOBBERED TO DEATH

They allegedly did this by clobbering her on the head with a pressure cooker before strangling her on the night of January 26/27, 2019.

Her body was found in a dam in Juja, near Courtesy Beach Resort. Detectives have established that Ms Kamangara’s murder could have been part of Ms Wangui’s plot to get back at Mr Kori for ending their relationship.

“That the first accused (Wangui) and the deceased’s husband (Kori) were in a love triangle as at the time of the murder, the first accused had parted ways with Joseph Kori Karue. The first accused was hence targeting him and his family,” detective Oliver Nabonwe told Lady Justice Christine Meoli in a sworn affidavit.

The relationship is said to have lasted about two years. According to sources, Mr Kori met Ms Wangui at a car wash point in Thindigua on Kiambu Road where she hawked snacks and rented her a two-bedroom, Sh60,000 a month apartment at Four Ways Junction.

He also bought her a Mercedes Benz identical to his wife’s, and which is currently the subject of an ownership row after Mr Kori accused her of illegally transferring it to herself when they were both in custody.

The detectives said they had further established that on January 25/26, Mr Wangui stalked Mr Kori’s family at their Safari Park estate home, “but her intentions did not materialise on that day”.

TELEPHONE LOG DATA

They added that this is supported by Mr Wangui’s telephone log data, Mr Kori’s statement, and security guards at Safari Park Estate.

Asking the court to deny them bond, Ms Ndombi relied on a sworn affidavit by detective Nabonwe from the homicide section, which indicated that Ms Wangui and Mr Githae could abscond.

“The accused persons have been charged with a serious offence and if found guilty, they will be sentenced to death, and therefore there is more probability and incentive for them to abscond … I submit that the evidence gathered against the first and second accused persons is overwhelming and justifiable to subject them to pretrial detention as the evidence is strong,” the affidavit reads.

But the assertions we opposed by the accused’s lawyers, led by Cliff Ombeta and Dorine Kalii.

Police noted that the murder took place at Ms Wangui’s residence, where there was a bloodstained knife, bloodstained clothes and swabs on the floor, as well as the clothes used to wrap the body.

source:nation.co.ke

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Millie Odhiambo recounts her prolonged ‘troublesome’ menses as a young woman

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Suba North Member of Parliament Millie Odhiambo, has recounted the most terrible experience she had as a young girl growing into womanhood.

While appearing on the JKL Show on Citizen TV on Wednesday night, Ms Odhiambo narrated how every month when she got her menses she had to be admitted in hospital where most caregivers believed that she had had an abortion due to the nature of her condition.

She also recounted how she used to have severe cramps and blood loss.

And even after moving from one hospital to another, seeking a solution to her condition, no health facility in the country could reach a conclusion as to what the problem was.

“Jeff I went from hospital to hospital in Kenya and all I was told is that there was a mass they couldn’t tell me what it was. And when I went to school in New York I was told that I had fibroids. Now I do not know whether technology at that point was not good enough,” she narrated.

“And guess what ! Every time I went to hospital I was told I have aborted,” Ms Odhiambo revealed.

The MP said that menstruation is not something that should not be viewed as a diseases and that girls should be proud of it, even when they find themselves in difficult situations.

CHILDLESS

“I do a lot of mentorship and when I talk to girls I tell them their periods are part of them and it came as a package from heaven. I tell the girls ‘be proud of it and if you should soil walk proudly and catwalk’. Because it is not dirty, it is normal,” she said.

The legislator also revealed that she is working on the Assisted Reproduction Technology Bill to help women who want to have children and are unable to.

“I have a bill called Assisted Reproduction Technology Bill and I’m at a good place to know because I do not have a child myself naturally,” she said.

The controversial MP also said she has no regrets for being childless.

“Fortunately for me, God made me in a very wonderful way. I feel complete without a child. I have never cried in my life on the fact that I do not have a child. But I have seen women cry that they do not have children. And for the sake of those women I have brought this bill to help them and it has surrogacy in it,” she said.

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JKIA ranked second fastest growing in air cargo globally

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Jomo Kenyatta International Airport has been ranked as the second fastest growing airport in the latest world cargo ranking for airports that handled more than 250,000 metric tonnes of air cargo.

This was revealed in the Airports Council International (ACI) latest World Airport Traffic Report, which highlights top airports for passengers, cargo and aircraft movements and showcases the world’s fastest growing airports for 2018

JKIA was only beaten by Rockford, an expansive air cargo hub in the United States, which was the fastest-growing airport in 2018 as the e-commerce freight hub for online retail giant Amazon.

According to the report, JKIA was ranked second in the ‘Fastest Growing Airports category, after it handled more than 342,000 metric tons of air cargo in 2018, marking a 25% growth from 2017.

Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) has credited the notable growth at JKIA to substantial increase in air cargo traffic to and from Europe, Asia, America as well as recent additions China and Australia.

KAA also said the country’s biggest airport has recently transformed its air cargo management and also embraced participation of public and private sectors hence its improvement in global standing.

The authority said the construction of several modern transit sheds at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport has seen the airport’s overall cargo grow to 1.2million tons annually.

“This is an exciting time for Kenya, the face of cargo is changing, and we are positioning JKIA as the premier cargo distribution center for online commerce companies in the region,” said KAA CEO Jonny Anderson.

Hong Kong International Airport, Memphis International Airport, Shanghai Pudong International Airport, Incheon International Airport and Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport lead in total cargo volumes respectively.

The report further found that, in total, the world’s airports accommodated 8.8 billion passengers, 122.7 million metric tonnes of cargo, and 99.9 million aircraft movements.

JKIA currently handles an estimated 6.5 million passengers annually.

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Cohen’s widow and sister agree on slain tycoon’s private burial date

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Dutch tycoon Tob Cohen will be buried on Monday in accordance with Jewish religious rites, the family has said.

Lawyers Cliff Ombeta, for Cohen’s sister, Gabrielle Van Straten, and Philip Murgor for Cohen’s widow, Sarah Wairimu, on Thursday agreed to proceed with burial plans subject to obtaining a court order.

The lawyers also listed three conditions which will have to be adhered to.

These conditions are, the burial ceremony will be private and for family members only, Sarah and Gabrielle will participate as widow and sister respectively and the burial rites will be in accordance with Jewish rites by the concerned community leaders at the Jewish Cemetery along Wangari Mathai Road on Monday at 2pm.

“The DPP, DCI, and Prison Authorities are requested by both Sarah and Gabriel to facilitate this compromise arrangement, so that the late Tob Cohen can be accorded a dignified send as proposed,” part of the statement read.

Cohen’s widow, Wairimu, who is a suspect in the murder case, was on Wednesday allowed to be present during the autopsy conducted at the Chiromo Mortuary in Nairobi.

This after Wairimu wrote a letter to Chiromo Mortuary disputing the handover of Cohen’s remains to his sister Gabrielle for burial.

In the letter seen by Nairobi News, lawyer Murgor said that his client demands that after the postmortem exercise, the body of the late Cohen should not be released to anyone else.

POSTMORTEM

According to Wairimu, her sister-in-law did not have the authority to bury her husband.

She had earlier presented a marriage certificate in court and claimed the legal custody of her husband.

But that stalemate was broken late on Wednesday evening after the postmortem, when Gabrielle and Wairimu reached an agreement on the slain tycoon’s burial.

While addressing journalists at Chiromo Mortuary on Wednesday evening, lawyers Murgor and Ombeta, stated that the family was keen on having Cohen’s body laid to rest within the shortest time possible.

“We all agree that the late Tob Cohen needs to be laid to rest as quickly as possible in a dignified manner those are the wishes of Sarah and her sister,” Murgor said.

Wairimu is currently on remand at Langata Women’s Prison and is expected to take a plea on September 26.

The body of the Dutch tycoon was found in a septic tank at his home on September 13 almost two months after he was reported missing.

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