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Transgender lottery winner dies suddenly aged 58

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Melissa hit the headlines after scooping £4m on a scratch card (I

Transgender lottery winner Melissa Ede has died aged 58 – days after she was rushed to hospital.

Her grieving fiancée, Rachel Nason, confirmed the sad news this morning that Melissa died suddenly on Saturday night, reports Hull Live.

Her cause of death isn’t known, however, only last week she was taken to A&E suffering from a suspected heart attack.

At the time she said: “You can be here one minute and gone the next.”

Her family have said funeral arrangements are being made and details will be released to the public at a later date.

The former taxi driver from Hull, who won £4million on a scratch card in 2017, was rushed to hospital with a suspected heart attack on bank holiday Monday.

Melissa – who said she was “Hull’s very own Katie Price” – had been struggling to breathe and had terrible chest pains.

She told The Mirror last Tuesday: “I really did think my time was up. My chest was crushing in. I thought, ‘This is it.’

Melissa pictured celebrating her win (Image: PA Wire/PA Images)

“I told Rachel, ‘I love you so much. Always remember that.’”

An ambulance arrived five minutes after Rachel dialled 999.

After five hours at Hull Royal Infirmary, where she had blood tests, heart checks and X-rays on her lungs, Melissa got the all-clear.

At the time, doctors said it was not a heart attack.

“It makes you realise how precious life is,” Melissa had said.

She tragically added: “You can be here one minute and gone the next.”

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Robbery suspect who injured victim after finding him with just Sh50 charged

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A suspected robber who injured his victim after he found just Sh50 in his pockets was on Tuesday charged before a Makadara Law Courts with inflicting serious injuries.

Kelvin Nyambera Akama was charged with causing grievous harms to Leonard Okochi Omina in Kamulu area of Njiru Sub County in Nairobi on October 21.

Omina was heading home with a friend only identified as Kizito at around 8pm when they were accosted by Akama along a footpath.

The suspect demanded money violently and Kizito gave Sh50 which is all he had. Akama picked it unwillingly claiming it was too little.

Akama then allegedly hit Kizito with a wooden bar sending him sprawling on the ground.

The suspected is accused of striking Omina several times with the timber as he attempted to rescue his friend.

The two were rescued by members of public who caught the suspect in the act.

Akama denied the charges before senior principal magistrate Angelo Kithinji.

He was freed on a bond of Sh200,000 with two sureties of similar amount or an alternative cash bail of Sh100,000.

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Census officials protest over pay

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Officials who took part in the August 2019 national population census in Uasin Gishu and Kakamega counties took to the streets on Tuesday to demand their pay.

They said they are yet to be paid three months after the national exercise.

Speaking to journalists in Eldoret town, the officials, who included the ICT supervisors, content supervisors and enumerators, disclosed that their

counterparts in neighbouring counties have already been paid. The same sentiments were expressed by those from Kakamega .

“Machakos, Nandi, Elgeyo-Markwet and Nairobi counties have already paid all the officials who took part in the census. But look at us here in Uasin Gishu county. We are being taken round. No one is giving us any concrete communication on the payment. It is almost three months now,” said Amos Kiprono, who was a content supervisor.

“We were trained here in Uasin Gishu for the exercise. But when we try to ask the officer in charge of KNBS about our pay he is telling us to go to Nairobi. We are confused,” said Mr Kiprono.

“The enumerators who were working under me have been pestering me. We were promised to get our pay two weeks after the exercise. What we now want is to be told who is paying us, Nairobi county or Uasin Gishu county? And when are they paying us?” added Mr Kiprono.

Ibrahim Musa, who said he was an enumerator in Turbo Sub-County, accused the authorities responsible for their payments of frustrating them.

He said they gave the exercise all the seriousness it required but it is unfortunate that they are now being taken in circles when it comes to payment.

“The whole exercise was so demanding. We worked up to late hours. As youth who took part in the exercise we are frustrated, we deserve better. We rightfully deserve to be paid for the work done,” said Mr Ibrahim.

The officials gave the authorities responsible for their pay three days to pay them, failure to which they have vowed to continue with their demonstrations.

In Kakamega, about 100 supervisors and clerks who conducted the census also protested over the delayed payments, saying they were promised that they would receive their payments by October 12 but no money had been credited to their bank accounts by then, prompting them to take to the streets.

They accused the County Statistics Officer Thomas Odhiambo of not responding to their enquiries about the matter.

Mr Gerald Nandwa said the county statistics boss has been making promises that they would be paid but that has not happened.

He added that Mr Odhiambo had told them that the list of names of supervisors and clerks was being verified by his office before payment is made.

Administration Police officers at the county statistics office blocked journalists who sought to interview Mr Odhiambo, who was in his office at the time of the protests.

Mr Odhiambo later invited Mr Nandwa and six of his colleagues for a meeting in his office but he declined to speak to journalists who had camped outside.

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Policeman found dead inside his house hours after leaving work

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The body of a policeman attached to Ogembo police station in Ogembo, Kisii County was on Tuesday morning found in his rented house.

Confirming the incident, Kisii County Police Commander Martin Kibet, said the officer had complained of chest pains before going home on Monday around 3pm after his duty.

According to Kibet, the Officer Commanding Station (OCS) at Ogembo police station became suspicious when the deceased failed to report to work on Tuesday morning.

His colleagues were dispatched to the officer’s house when he failed to answer phone calls.

When the officers found the door locked from inside, they knocked it down and found their colleague laying dead on his bed.

Some painkillers were also found on the scene, an indication that the deceased may have purchased them from a pharmacy to ease the chest pains he had complained of.

The police are now waiting for the autopsy report to know the cause of the officer’s death.

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