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BREAKING NEWS: Man from Kenya charged with serial-killing 12 elderly people in US by smothering them, given $9M bail [VIDEO]

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Billy Kipkorir Chemirmir, 46, has been charged with killing at least 12 People in the United States.

Chemirmir, a former health care worker, was indicted Tuesday on six additional counts of capital murder in Dallas County and five counts in Collin County.

In each of the cases, he smothered his victim with a pillow and robbed her, according to court records.

Billy allegedly left his home about 20 years ago for the US following an invite by his sister. While in the US he secured a job as a home healthcare nurse and it is reported that he is also in the US illegally and has an immigration hold on him.

Chemirmir had been in the Dallas County Jail since March 2018 facing a capital murder charge in the death of 81-year-old Lu Thi Harris.

He was indicted Tuesday in the deaths of six Dallas County women:

  • Phyllis Payne, 91, who died May 14, 2016, according to the indictment and her obituary
  • Phoebe Perry, 94, who died June 5, 2016, according to a family obituary
  • Norma French, 85, who died Oct. 8, 2016, according to the indictment and her obituary
  • Doris Gleason, 92, who died Oct. 29, 2016, according to her family and the indictment
  • Rosemary Curtis, 76, who died Jan. 19, 2018, according to her obituary
  • Mary Brooks, 87, who died Jan. 31, 2018, according to the indictment and her obituary
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Details about the new Collin County indictments were not immediately available on Wednesday evening.

Doris Gleason’s death was one of the many ruled as homicides and linked to Billy Chemirmir

Chemirmir has also been accused of trying to suffocate two other elderly women in Collin County. Court records show he is facing two counts of attempted capital murder there.

He is accused of attacking a 93-year-old woman on Oct. 29, 2017, at the Parkview Elderly Assisted Living facility in Frisco.

The victim told police that a well-dressed man knocked on her door and said he was a maintenance worker. When she told him she didn’t need any work done, he forced his way inside and knocked the woman from her walker to the floor.

The man grabbed a pillow from the couch and tried to smother her. The victim told police she “began to pray, believing she was about to die.”

Bill Kipkorir

Jewelry was discovered missing from her apartment, and cell-phone records put Chemirmir in that location around the time of the attack. He was indicted on the attempted murder charge in May 2018.

Two months later, Chemirmir was indicted on another attempted murder charge. In that case, he is accused of assaulting a 91-year-old woman in her Plano apartment in March 2018. She told police a man put a pillow over her face, causing her to lose consciousness, and her jewelry had been stolen.

Billy Chemirmir

 

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While investigating the Plano assault, police saw Chemirmir dump a jewelry box into a trash bin in Dallas. The box led police to the home of Harris, where she was found dead.

Plano Police Chief Gregory W. Rushin said at a news conference after Chemirmir’s arrest that the man uses his “health care experience to his advantage, targeting and exploiting seniors.”

“This is terribly disturbing,” Rushin said at the time.

Authorities said at the time that they planned to review hundreds of unattended deaths of elderly women — including deaths that were previously ruled as resulting from natural causes — to determine whether they could be linked to Chemirmir.

Bill Kipkorir Chemirmir (inset) and his village in Kenya

In 2016, Chemirmir pretended to be an employee at the Edgemere Retirement Community in Dallas, according to court records. He used the alias Benjamin Koitaba.

Chemirmir’s bail is now set at more than $9 million.

In 2018, his family in Kabonyony village, Eldama Ravine in Baringo, was shocked over reports that their son had killed an 81-year-old granny at a Texas home for the elderly in the US.

“We have seen and heard news going around about Billy. We are yet to confirm from his sister in the United States,” said one close relative.

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The news hit the family at a time when relatives are holding meetings to plan for the burial of Roy, Billy’s brother, who died in the US  after a short illness.

In the report, authorities have checked Billy’s medical background and Dallas Police will analyze 750 unattended elderly female deaths in the area since 2010

In 2016, he was accused of posing as an employee at a retirement community in Dallas.

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‘Both my husband and I are HIV Positive,’ Phenny Awiti on raising negative children

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Kenyan woman Phenny Awiti living with HIV/AIDs is heavily pregnant with her third child.

Awiti’s two daughters are HIV negative and she is always sharing her experiences on raising the two.

The brave mother, who has been using social media to fight stigma associated with HIV has revealed that her mzungu husband is also HIV positive.

She shared a photo with her young family, flaunting her burgeoning baby bump, and it attracted more than 3k likes.

Phenny Awiti
Phenny Awiti with her husband and daughters

I don’t know how it feels like to be HIV Negative, but I know that I and Baba Bread are both HIV Positive and gladly raising these two beauties who are free from the virus. I cannot wait for another bundle of joy who is HIV Negative! 🙏🙏🙏 It is so rejuvenating breaking the barrier of HIV and stigma to the younger generation,’ Awiti wrote.

Thousands of Kenyans flooded the post, praising Awiti for her boldness. Below are the comments;

Kenyan Lugari Boy If you feel like you’re losing everything, remember that trees lose their leaves every year and still they stand tall and wait for better days to come. I’ve always admired you osiepna

David Ojango You are so much inspirational, words that change the life of others and change people’s bad thought and perception, May God always be there right by your side and bless you abundantly

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Herina Achieng Aries Beautiful gorgeous Family I love you ♥

Mami Mbuya very true dear, the ones living HIV- are more in fear than the +VE individuals,trust me better live a positive life with full acceptance

Pamei J Peters This is what I love reading and seeing each day😍💝💓 I love you so much😘

Dorothy Okeyo This picture speaks volumes am blessed to read this.

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US embassy warns of possible terror attack

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The US embassy in Kenya has issued an alert on the possibility of a terror attack at an unidentified, major hotel in Nairobi County.

On Thursday, the Embassy, through its website said it is believed the hotel in question is popular with tourists and business travellers.

The statement called for increased vigilance when visiting or staying at Nairobi hotels.

“If staying at a hotel, be aware of the hotel’s evacuation plan. Plan ahead of time how you would exit the hotel in case of an emergency,” it said.

It also advised US citizens to  be aware of their surroundings, monitor local media for updates and review their personal security plans.

 

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Kidero trolls Sonko after Uhuru takes over in Nairobi

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A post by former Nairobi governor Evans Kidero following a move by Governor Mike Sonko to surrender county functions to the national government has set tongues wagging on social media.

Kidero shared a cryptic message on Facebook momenets after Sonko handed over the management of the county to the national government.

“Running Nairobi is not a walk in the park,” wrote Dr Kidero.

This was accompanied by a video link to the handing over ceremony that was held at Uhuru Park in 2017.

“If there is something that has no doubt we both love this city, me and you are like jealous lovers, fought, pushed and often even called each other names in trying to prove our worth to the people of Nairobi. My wife Susan says that she is glad to have me back from the other woman who is Nairobi,” Dr Kidero explained during his speech.

Kenyans online expressed varied views on Dr Kidero’s post, below are some of their comments:

“Gavana Kidero you are vindicated!” said Ann Sirengo.

“Sonko was voted in to punish Kidero, not to perform. I don’t think many of those who voted for him genuinely expected him to do better,” wrote Jarunda Jaluth.

“Up to now, I haven’t understood how the people of Nairobi voted in Sonko and left out Dr Kidero.

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What an embarrassment,” commented Robert Owour.

“Going by what has transpired for the last two-plus years, you did a great job,” stated Silas Korir.

“Some people have a very big problem that we’re not interested in helping them in solving…Kidero was the best …and Sonko was the worst,” said Enock Handsome.

“Yes and we miss you now than ever. You can’t access Nairobi due to traffic congestion and all parking were sold to the highest bidder. I hope central government will bring back sanity,” responded Paulgithukunjoroge Njoroge.

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