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Family members kill monster dad who shot dead his three children

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A man from Kapker village in Elgeyo Marakwet county – who shot dead his three children and injured another three on Monday – was killed on Thursday evening by his family members, police have confirmed.

Marakwet East police boss Vincent Kitili told journalists that David Kipkorir Kamaril was flushed from his hideout in Kabulwo village and shot dead by the irate kin with the same gun he used to kill his children.

Family and clan members executed the revenge with the coordination of villagers in the neighbouring Keiyo North Sub County.

Kipkorir had fled his village as police pursued him after the killings last Monday morning.

According to police, the group led by angry family and clan members frog-marched Kipkorir from the hideout all the way to their home in Kapker village where he was forced to get the gun he had used to shoot his children.

“The same gun was used to kill him by his clansmen,” read a police report.

The man was then hurriedly buried as the family members feared being caught by the police.

Mr Kitili said they will visit the village and conduct investigations on the matter.

Source:nairobinews

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DPP threatens to take action after Waititu skipped trial again 

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BY KEVIN KOECH

Former Kiambu governor Ferdinand Waititu failed to appear in court for the third time forcing the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) Noordin Haji to consider cancelling his bail terms.

Waititu was to appear in court on Monday the 26th of October 2020 to answer charges in his ksh 588 million graft case.

However, he did not show up.

According to his lawyers, the former Kiambu governor is sick in the high dependency unit (HDU) in hospital.

“My client has been unwell. He went for check up on the 24th of october and was referred to the high dependency unit for admission at a hospital,” Waititu’s lawyer said.

The prosecution accused Waititu of evading trial seeing this is the third time he has missed court.

It also requested Waititu’s lawyers to provide his medical records to the court

Consequently, the DPP also requested a team of three government doctors to examine Waititu and present the medical report.

“That a team of three appointed by kenya medical practitioners and dentist board do examine the metal assessment and be filed in court and the purpose is for the court to assess the mental status and for the dpp to make further applications.”

However, Waititu’s lawyers claimed that this would be an invasion of Waititu’s right to privacy.

State lawyers also sought to have the case go on without the former Kiambu governor.

They further explained that even though Waititu is hospitalized, he should know when he can resume with his life.

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Daring robbers storm church, steal property worth Sh150k 

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BY KEVIN KOECH

Police in Embu County are investigating an incident where suspected robbers broke into a church in Gatituri and made away with some valuables worth Sh150,000.

Worshippers at the Gatituri ACK church were treated to a spectacle after they found missing church property on Sunday the 25th of October 2020.

According to reports, the thieves may have gained access to the church on Saturday the 24th of October.

While forcing their way into the house of God, the robbers broke four windows.

The unknown number of burglars also stole some equipment from the church compound.

If found guilty, the robbers will face up to fourteen years in jail.

If the cops establish the thieves used violence or firearms, the courts may jail them for life.

The country has been experiencing an increase in criminal activities, especially with the onset of the pandemic.

This incident comes barely a week after DCI officers gunned down a robbery with violence crook on Friday the 23rd of October in Kimathi estate, Nairobi county.

The suspect was in the company of two others when they robbed their victim a mobile phone. However, the police managed to only kill one after tracking them.

“A loaded tokarev pistol and a motorcycle have been recovered from a robbery with violence suspect at Kimathi estate – Nairobi county,” the dci stated.

The police have retained the recovered items as exhibits as they track the other two culprits who managed to escape during the raid.

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COVID-19: Mombasa County Assembly closed as MCAs, staff tested positive 

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BY KEVIN KOECH

Mombasa City has closed its County Assembly after three MCAS tested positive for COVID-19.

According to Deputy speaker, Fadhili Makarani, who confirmed the news, the assembly would go for a 14-day recess.

Furthermore, they could extend that recess to 21 days if the surging cases kept going up.

“We have three MCAs and a few staff who tested positive and that is why we decided to extend the recess because the whole place needs to be fumigated. People have been given two weeks to go for self-isolation.” Makarani said.

Makarani confirmed that other employees in the assembly would undergo mandatory testing.

This is after allegations from staff that the assembly had stopped testing due to the process being ‘costly’.

“I am not in denial that our people are at risk but we need to test them and if the situation gets worse, we will close the assembly.” Makarani said. If the test kits will be available, the testing process among all staff will end this week.”

Institutions which request COVID-19 tests pay Ksh 2,000 for each test.

However, mass testing or tests from contact tracing are often free of charge.

Mombasa becomes the third county to suspend its County Assembly due to COVID-19 infections among MCAS.

Uasin Gishu and Homa Bay suspended theirs a few days back due to infection in the Assembly.

Furthermore, Uasin Gishu recently lost Huruma East MCA to the virus, which resulted in the suspension as cases rose.

Indeed, rural counties are seeing sharp rise in COVID cases in the second wave.

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