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M-Pesa agents saved from encounter with ‘Devil’s Breath’

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Two robbery suspects were cornered by the public in Narok town moments after they had drugged M-Pesa shop operators and stolen Sh400,000.

The two were caught in the act and had to lock themselves inside one of the shops as people bayed for their blood.

Mr John Maina, a relative of Ms Margaret Mantaine, one of the victims, said he was outside her shop when he sensed something was amiss.

When he peeped inside the shop, he saw Ms Mantaine looking dizzy as the duo emptied the cash box.

“When I entered the shop, I found her confused, dizzy, weak and her vision was blurry. I realised all was not well and raised the alarm as I battled the two men,” said Maina, who added that they stole Sh200,000. The money was later recovered.

It was not immediately clear how they drugged their victims, but it was suspected they blew the drug into their faces and it took effect immediately.

A witness, Mr Charles Gucha, said the two entered the shop posing as customers.

“They tried to escape but we pelted them with stones, making them hide inside,” said Mr Gucha.

Police shot in the air to disperse the crowd before they apprehended the suspects and took them to the Narok Police Station.

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The Thursday 5pm drama happened two hours after another gang comprising four women stole Sh200,000 from the owner of a boutique.

Mr Joseph Punyua said the owner of the shop dozed off, only to be awakened by a neighbour moments later. She found the money missing.

In the three incidents, it is suspected that the criminals used the drug Scopolamine, also known as “Devil’s Breath”.

The drug is blown into victims’ faces or sprayed on a business card before it is given to a would-be victim.

The use of the drug to rob traders is the latest crime trick to hit Narok town.

The anti-nauseant drug is medically used for motion sickness. But criminals have turned to it to rob the public.

“You can give out your ATM PIN and card, the money in your pockets/purse and M-Pesa transfer details without being coerced.

Once they immobilise you, the criminals will tell you to do anything and you find yourself doing it without fighting back. Later when you recover from its effects, you will have no memory of what happened,” said Mr Joseph ole Nkamasiai, a doctor at Narok County Referral Hospital.

Residents have also raised the alarm over use of sedatives by criminals before breaking into houses at night.

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Mr Joseph Ongwae, who lives in Total Estate, says the trend is worrying, with residents petitioning the authorities to step up the hunt for the criminals.

“We want the police to investigate claims that criminals are now using anaesthetic drugs to sedate residents,” he said.

Other estates in Narok experiencing a surge in crime are Landon, Lenana, Total and Mwamba.

The business community, led by the region’s chamber of commerce and industry chairman David Mbatiany, called on police to beef up security in the area, adding that if the trend continues, they will close their businesses for a week and take to the streets.

County police commander Adan Yunis said he was aware of the incidents and promised to work round the clock to eliminate the gang.

Mr Yunis said police had arrested 15 suspects in the past six days and two had been lynched at Total Estate after they were found breaking into houses in broad daylight.

Mr Yunis said he had formed a security team to deal with the matter and called on locals to volunteer any leads that could help in the arrest of the criminals.

“We have several suspects in custody who were found with stolen property. Police are carrying out more investigations,” said Mr Yunis.

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County traffic officer smashes car after seizing it

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A city inspectorate officer in Nairobi has found herself in trouble after causing an accident along Kimathi Street that saw two cars, a motorcycle and three public benches destroyed early on Monday.

It started on Monday with a brief scuffle between the officer and a parking boy who was looking for parking space for a Nissan Note vehicle (reg number, KCA 897U).

The officer then bundled the young man out of the car and stepped on the accelerator. Little did she know that the vehicle was on reverse gear.

Hezekiah Virero, a boda boda rider whose motorcycle was on the path of the reversing vehicle, narrowly escaped death.

He barely managed to jump off his motorcycle which was run over by the reversing car.

Members of the public stare at a car which was involved in an accident along Kimathi Street in Nairobi on October 26, 2020. Eye witnesses said the car, which was being driven by a county traffic officer, hit another car and a motorcycle before hitting a tree.

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An oncoming vehicle, a Mitsubuishi Colt (reg number KCZ 633W) was also hit. The car swerved dangerously as the driver, who only identified himself as Ken, struggled to control it.

The Colt lost its left side mirror while its left front window was reduced to tiny shards on the wet tarmac. The vehicle’s left front door was also dented with the entire left side of the body badly scratched.

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As the vehicle kept speeding in reverse, riders and members of the public who were relaxing on public benches next to Total petrol station along Kimathi Street scampered out of the way.

The vehicle ended up smashing the public seats into a tree.

The impact flattened the front tire of the car with the bumpers, right side mirror and the rear windscreen were also extensively damaged.

Angry crowd

Miraculously, no one was hurt in the accident.

Bystanders and other road users stared in amazement as the dazed inspectorate officer rushed out of the vehicle.

Angry motorcycle riders charged at her. Sensing danger, the officer’s colleagues jumped into a breakdown towing vehicle and made a quick escape.

Left alone, the hapless officer found herself surrounded by the irate crowd. She was only rescued by security and police officers manning nearby buildings. She was quickly whisked into a nearby bank.

A breakdown tow away a car which was involved in an accident along Kimathi Street in Nairobi on October 26, 2020. Eye witnesses said the car, which was being driven by a county traffic officer, hit another car and a motorcycle before hitting a tree.

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“The City Council have to take my damaged motorcycle and buy me a new one. This lady hit me and I fell on the road. The next thing I saw as I stood up is her hitting another vehicle before crashing into a tree and sending another parked motorcycle on the ground,” Mr Virero said.

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For him, the accident has not only affected his vehicle but also his livelihood.

“I will sue for damages. I’m an Uber driver and my livelihood has been affected,” he said.

Police manning the bank where the city officer was taken for cover assured members of the public that they would hold her until traffic police officers arrive.

City Hall, however, declined to comment on the matter with the Director of Security Compliance, Joseph Kipsang, saying he was yet to get a report on the same.

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HILARIOUS VIDEO: Woman offers herself to be married by President Kenyatta at BBI Launch event

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A woman who spoke at the BBI Launch on Monday caused prolonged laughter when she said she was ready to be President Uhuru Kenyatta’s ‘mpango wa kando‘ (which loosely translates to second wife) and that Deputy President William Ruto should be the Best man in their wedding [watch the video below].

 Last week, Kenyatta tickled the audience in Kisumu when he joked that he would ask his wife if she would let him get a second wife from there.

On a more serious note though, there is indeed a  law that went into effect in Kenya in 2014 makes it legal for a man to marry as many women as he wants.

President Uhuru Kenyatta signed the polygamy measure into law formally recognizing what has long been a cultural practice in the nation.

The bill initially allowed the first wife the right to veto the husband’s choice of additional spouses. Male members of parliament successfully pushed to get that clause dropped.

 

“Marriage is the voluntary union of a man and a woman whether in a monogamous or polygamous union,” Kenyatta said in a statement. “The Marriage Act 2014 defines various types of marriages including monogamous, polygamous, customary, Christian, Islamic and Hindu marriages.”

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Deep-Dive Analysis: Studying Master’s At University Of Central Florida

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BY BOB MWITI,

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