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PHOTOS: Kenyan teen accused of Killing shop owner in US found dead



The body of a 16-year-old boy of Kenyan origin was on Monday found washed up on the shoreline at Chinook Landing Marina along Marine View Drive in northeast Tacoma, Washington.

Franklin Wainaina Thuo’s body was found a day after he was allegedly involved in a robbery incident in the same area.

On Saturday at around 5pm, Soon Ja Nam, the Puyallup store owner in the US, received two visitors in her store, who would eventually take out her money and life.

The visitors, who were teens armed with guns demanded money from Nam, which they were given. One of the robbers, after receiving the cash, followed Nam to her office and shot her dead.

On Monday, the body of Thuo was found washed up on the shoreline at Chinook Landing Marina along Marine View Drive in northeast Tacom.

Police said that the body had suffered several gunshot wounds, indicating that he could have been shot by his partner, and his body dumped.

The Nissan Sentra he was driving was found near the scene of his death.

Police confirmed that Thuo was one of the suspects in Nam’s murder.

His accomplice, also 16 years old, was arrested on Wednesday in the parking lot of Northeast Tacoma at about 7:30 a.m.

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Tacoma Police are leading the investigation of the death of the 16-year-old, but could not say if the other 16-year-old is a suspect.

Franklin with members of his family. PHOTO/COURTESY.

Following the demise of the lad, the family announced his death to friends in the US, but did not indicate the cause.

“We regret to announce the sudden death of Franklin Wainaina Thuo of Federal Way. Franklin passed way yesterday. Family and friends will be meeting daily at 32613 18th PL SW, WA 98023 to plan for his memorial and burial programs. Your presence, prayers and financial support will be appreciated. To God be the glory,” read the announcement.

The Nissan Sentra that was used by suspects in the murder was found on Southwest 326th Street in Federal Way Sunday dumped along the roadway with license plates removed

Source: Kahawa Tungu

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USCIS proposes tough rules to deter immigrants from obtaining work authorization fraudulently



WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today announced a proposed rule to deter aliens from illegally entering the United States and from filing frivolous, fraudulent or otherwise non-meritorious asylum applications in order to obtain employment authorization.

The proposed rule will better allow USCIS to extend protections to those with bona fide asylum claims. USCIS also seeks to prevent certain criminal aliens from obtaining work authorization before the merits of their asylum application are adjudicated.

The proposed rule stems from the April 29, 2019, Presidential Memorandum on Additional Measures to Enhance Border Security and Restore Integrity to Our Immigration System, which emphasizes that it is the policy of the United States to manage humanitarian immigration programs in a safe, orderly manner and to promptly deny benefits to those who do not qualify. Nothing in this rule changes eligibility requirements for asylum. Instead, this rule strengthens the standards that allow an alien to work on the basis of a pending asylum application.

“Our immigration system is in crisis. Illegal aliens are gaming our asylum system for economic opportunity, which undermines the integrity of our immigration system and delays relief for legitimate asylum seekers in need of humanitarian protection,” said Acting Director Ken Cuccinelli. “USCIS must take steps to address pull factors encouraging aliens to illegally enter the United States and exploit our asylum framework. These proposed reforms are designed to restore integrity to the asylum system and lessen the incentive to file an asylum application for the primary purpose of obtaining work authorization.”

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As directed by the presidential memorandum, USCIS proposes to:

  • Prevent aliens who entered the United States illegally from obtaining work authorization based on a pending asylum application, with limited exceptions; and
  • Automatically terminate employment authorization when an applicant’s asylum denial is administratively final.

Additionally, USCIS proposes to:

  • Clarify that an asylum applicant’s failure to appear for a required appointment may lead to dismissal of their asylum application and/or denial of their application for employment authorization;
  • Prevent aliens who fail to file their asylum application within one year of their latest entry as required by law from obtaining work authorization; and
  • Render any alien who has been convicted in the United States of any federal or state felony, or convicted of certain public safety offenses involving child abuse, domestic violence, or driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, ineligible for employment authorization.

Unresolved arrests or pending charges may result in the denial of the application for employment authorization as a matter of discretion.

For more information, read the notice of proposed rulemaking that publishes in the Federal Register on Nov. 14. The comment period ends on Jan. 13, 2020.

For more information on USCIS and its programs, please visit or follow us on Twitter (@uscis), Instagram (/uscis), YouTube (/uscis), Facebook (/uscis), and LinkedIn (/uscis).

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‘Son of a rich man’ type of tweet lands Raila Junior in big trouble



The next time you think about getting your car cleaned at a car wash by the roadside, don’t!

This is Raila Junior’s plea to motorist in Nairobi, a request that has earned him condemnation, rather than praise.

Junior posted on Twitter a picture of a man busy cleaning a car which was packed close to the road at a street in Lavington.

His concerns were on the rise of car wash everywhere, mostly at undesignated areas.

In his reckoning, the county government needs to create law and order including proper zoning to create safe car wash bays.

“At the risk of sounding unpopular I wish there was a bylaw that made it illegal to wash your car at the roadside in #Lavington. People need to understand that adherence of laws and policies apply to everyone, it’s not about being privileged, this city needs law and order proper zoning and safety standards. These are the difficult conversations we need to have,” Raila Junior tweeted.

“Nairobi County is mandated to create safe car washing bays, this idea of someone popping up a carwash where ever they feel like is ludicrous @SimbaArati@MikeSonko Where is the law and order and zoning?” he went on.

His views were however not well received by the online community, with some terming it as selfish.

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“Says a son of a rich man. How will the poor survive in the hard economic times? Capitalism at its best,” said @h_kipronoh.

“Akifukuzwa hapo utamlisha?…wachanga kujipiga own goals,” wrote @mwasgenios.

“Rich people problems,” commented @kamdooh.

“Wewe uko sawa babako alikulimia kazi yako kubwa ni kukula tu so off this guy’s got families na hiyo ndio source of income ungekuwa na Bruwein ungejiuliza vile unaeza msaidia si kutaka familia yake ilale njaa,” said @bennytothedj.

“That’s why rich people getting to heaven will be the next thing to impossible,” tweeted @254_curtis.

“Let the poor do what they have to do anyhow. That guy will make his clean Sh100 without letting anyone die for their own benefit. That is how he will take care of his family. You are a big boy now. Start discussing serious issues,” said @JoseSosi.

“While the whole nation is angry at police brutality, here is a privileged kid angry at a guy washing a car to make a living. This country is under state capture!” replied @MutichiloMike.


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KAA, cleaning company deny ever employing stowaway who fell from plane



Colnet Limited, a company which Sky News reported was the employer of a Kenyan stowaway who fell from a Kenya Airways plane in London have denied reports that the man was their employee.

Similarly, the Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) has also denounced reports that man identified as Paul Manyasi worked at the airport garden earlier this year.


Sky News on Tuesday identified the stowaway as Paul Manyasi, further reporting that he used to work for a cleaning company called Colnet.

But in separate statements, both companies have contradicted the reports by the British media house.

Colnet Limited said it was surprised that Sky News Networks was focused on connecting the stowaway with them.

“Colnet is aware of the incident by way of fact that there were investigations carried out on the stowaway incident and the company has provided all its employees’ records and information to the investigative authorities which confirm that there is no employee by the name Paul Manyasi. This fact can easily be ascertained by KAA,” said Colnet in a statement.

Sky News has quoted a woman who claimed to have worked with the victim telling the reporter that they were told by their supervisor to keep it a secret that an employee had gone missing on the same day.

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According to her, the supervisor called all employees the following day and told them that one of them was missing although he was not sure who it was.

She added that the supervisor told them not to tell anybody until the identity of the missing worker had been known.


But in their statement Colnet said that for an employee to work in the restricted areas of the airport, he/she requires a special pass which is only issued after thorough vetting by KAA authority.

“There are records of the passes issued and all Colnet employees are accounted for without failure at the end of every shift and we can confirm without doubt that we don’t have, and have never had Paul Manyasi as an employee.”

The company further advised those who were interviewed by Sky News to come forward and provide the police with all the information they have so that they can get to the bottom of the matter to avoid unnecessary and untrue speculations and to bring peace and closure to the unfortunate family of the deceased.

In their statement, KAA said Colnet Limited Kenya is a cleaning company contracted by KAA and the name Paul Manyasi does not appear in the JKIA register.

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“A security multia-gency team has conducted investigations on the allegations made in the (Sky News) news article to the effect that the stowaway worked at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and would like to state that the identity of the stowaway is an open and active investigation and any information received will be investigated to ensure a factual conclusion,” KAA said in a statement.

In its story, Sky News had reported that it had tracked down the girlfriend of the 29-year-old, who has been missing since July, and confirmed that he worked as a cleaner at the airport.


According to Sky News, the pair worked as cleaners at JKIA and that Manyasi went missing at the end of June.

“The last time I saw him, we were at work, he suddenly disappeared, nobody knows where he went,” Sky News quoted the said girlfriend.

Sky News further reported that the girlfriend revealed that they had been planning to get married.

In October, London police had said a postmortem examination of the man’s body, then believed to have been in his 30s, revealed the cause of death as multiple injuries.

“We have pursued a number of lines of inquiry in what has been a very sad incident to investigate. This man has a family somewhere who needs to know what has happened to their loved one,” said Detective Sergeant Paul Graves, of the South Central Command Unit.

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Graves added that their probe had included liaising with the Kenyan authorities but their efforts to establish his identify had been futile.


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