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VIDEO: What killed Jonathan Moi?



A blow has befallen former President Daniel Arap Moi’s family after he lost a son, Jonathan Moi, who succumbed to cancer at a Nakuru hospital on Saturday, April 20.

Very few people, however, know much about his life as he had developed a tendency to keep his life low key despite the indomitable power that his family wields in the country.

Rally driver

According to reports, Jonathan was a revered rally driver in the country who received numerous awards and participated in various competitions including Caltex Equator Rally which was held in Nairobi Kenya. He drove a famous Toyota Celica. But did you know this, as told by Kumekucha Chris?


Before raising to the respectable status, however, the former rally driver had to ward off the negative press after reports hit the headlines that he had murdered a woman identified as Julie Ward back in September 1988.

Gideon Moi (left), Uhuru Kenyatta and Jonathan Moi on Kenyatta Day celebarations in 1980.

Julie Ward Murder

At the time, the first information of the Moi’s son involvement first originated from a Swiss TV crew before it spread to local headlines.

At the time, Ward, a young woman who had traveled into the country for a seven-month wildlife photography excursion, mysteriously disappeared in Kenya’s Masai Mara National Game Reserve.

Mzee Moi’s son Jonathan Moi drives a car.

According to a report by Citizen TV, her father, John Ward, was the first to sense her daughter’s disappearance and took the plane to the Mara in search of her.

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Her father recounted finding remains of her body: the jaw and the lower left leg, that had been burnt, deep in the bushes of Maasai Mara.

The leg had also been chopped off by a blow from a panga or something sharp.

No one has, however, been convicted since the reports hit the headlines.

A Nairobi Law Monthly cover story by John Ward, the father of Julie ward, who gave details of her chilling murder.

1,000-acre Land Case

In May 1994, Jonathan was sacked into a land scandal after a company associated with him sold a 1,000 acre parcel of land that was reportedly part of Ngong Forest.

The land was allegedly sold to the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) pocketing a total of Ksh70 million which was a lot of money back then.

In 2017, the Kenya Forest Service gazetted the 1,000 acres as part of Ngong Forest which prompted Jonathan’s company to rush to court to protect the legality of the sale which they lost in 2018.

Former President Daniel Moi.

Elections Trial

In 2002, Jonathan tried his hand at politics when he vied for Eldama Ravine parliamentary seat but lost to Musa Sirma, his father’s long term ally. He reportedly quit after that and served as Gideon Moi’s advisor.

His son, Collins Moi, also hit the headlines in January this year he abandoned his girlfriend at a Kitale hotel.

Jonathan was also a renowned farmer.

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Man who lost wife, children in Ethiopian plane crash to testify in US



A man who lost his wife, three children and his mother-in-law in the ET302 Ethiopian Airline crash in March this year will today testify before the congress in the US.

Mr Paul Njoroge, 34, in an interview with US media said Boeing should scrap the plane and the top executives should resign and face criminal charges.

The distraught Kenyan said Boeing should have grounded the 737 Max planes after a previous deadly crash off the Indonesian Coast in October last year, but instead they kept allowing them in the sky.

USA Today reported that Mr Njoroge said if Boeing and the Federal Aviation Administration had done their job properly, the planes would have been grounded in November last year.

“Today, I would be enjoying summer with my family, I would be playing football with my son,” the US news site quoted him.

Mr Njoroge will be the first relative of the crash victims to testify before the congress, over the crash that claimed the lives of 346 passengers when the two planes crashed in Indonesia and Bishoftu in Ethiopia.


He had earlier said that the families of the passengers had several demands that they wanted met before the aircraft model is allowed to fly again, citing ‘irredeemable design flaws’

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A Chicago aviation lawyer, Robert Clifford, is sueing Boeing on Mr Njoroge’s behalf over the deaths of his wife, Carol, his son and daughters, 6-year-old Ryan, 4-year-old Kelli and 9-month-old Rubi, and his mother-in-law.

The Max was grounded worldwide shortly after that crash and it’s not clear when it will be certified to fly again.

American Airlines and United Airlines earlier this month both said they will keep the Boeing 737 Max plane off their schedule until November 3, leading to flight cancellations.

Mr Njoroge’s mother in law Anne Wangui Karanja, his wife and three children perished as they were coming home from Canada to introduce the youngest member of the family to Anne’s husband, Quindos Karanja in Kwa Amos village, Kabatini, in Bahati, Nakuru County.

Anne had been living in Canada for five months, where she had gone to help her daughter, after giving birth and had two other young children to take care of.


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Body positivity: Kenyan celebrities who ignored body-shamers



A number of celebrities have come forth preaching body positivity as they encourage women to love and embrace their bodies no matter what society thinks of them.

However, the internet is crawling with body-shamers who, like hyenas that have caught the scent of blood, are out to put down anyone whose body they deem unfit.

In a video shared her Instagram, media personality Lynda Nyangweso opened up about being body shamed. “Somebody called me whale,” she said in the video. “The meanest comment I ever got was that I didn’t deserve to have a child because of how I looked.

“When I was young, I would never eat in public. People would stare at me when I ate that I started eating in the toilet,” she confessed, her voice shaking as she recalled those hurtful moments.

The shaming got so bad that Lynda even contemplated suicide: “The only reason I didn’t go through with the suicide was because I worried that my mum wouldn’t find a coffin that fit me.”

Like Lynda, some celebrities have not let this cyber-bullying get to them. They are unashamed to wear what they like, take photos and even share them on social media all in an effort to put the shamers to shame.

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“My sadness is for other girls who have to go through this,” Lynda says.

“If I was to meet a bully I would show kindness. Stop following people who make you feel bad about yourself. Protect your peace,” she concludes.


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Man loses leg in attack by hyena



A middle-aged man from Kyeleni village has lost his right leg after being mauled by a hyena on Monday night. Sources indicate the man, now admitted to Kangundo Level 4 Hospital, encountered the beast on his way home from a local shopping center.

He was later rescued by passers-by who rushed to the scene of the attack after he unleashed frantic screams.It is suspected that the beast strayed from Mt Kilimambogo’s Ol Donyo Sabuk National Reserve.

Kenya Wildlife Service officer, Polycarp Okuku who confirmed the incident said the victim was in a stable condition.

“The patient is recuperating in the hospital where he was rushed for treatment. Members of the public should report any wild animals they see in their neighbourhoods so that KWS can take necessary action to avert incidents such as this,” said Okuku

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