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Shock as a Form One student commits suicide in Elburgon

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A Form One student has committed suicide at Kasarani estate in Elburgon, Nakuru County.

Molo Sub-County Police Commander Isaac Odumbe said the body of Fredrick Kibugi was Wednesday evening found dangling from the roof of his room by his aunt.

“There were no suicide notes at the scene that could help establish what may have pushed the teenager to kill himself,” said Mr Odumbe.

Mr Odumbe said the 14-year-old boy was a student at Elburgon DEB Secondary School.

His aunt, Ms Teresiah Mugure, said Kibugi had arrived a few hours earlier from his father’s residence in Kiambu County where he had travelled for mid-term break.

“I had arrived from my place of work and found the boy watching TV. I then asked him to light a jiko which he did. The boy informed me that he needed to rest in his room as he had a headache,” recalled Ms Mugure.

Speaking to the Nation by phone, Ms Mugure said she had lived with boy since 2006 when he was in Class Four after his mother died.

She said as she walked outside to check if the boy had gone to sleep, she noticed that his room was closed from inside with the lights on.

“I peeped through an opening from outside but did not spot him on the bed. I got suspicious when I called him several times without a response,” said Ms Mugure.

She said that after she forced the door open, she found Kibugi’s body dangling from the roof, behind the door.

Mr Joseph Ngatho, the boy’s father, said he was shocked when he heard the news of his son’s death.

“I escorted him at 5.30am in the morning and he was in a jovial mood,” said his father, adding that he had not quarrelled with him when he left home to go to school.

The student’s body was later taken to Elburgon Sub-County Hospital mortuary as police launched investigations into the suicide.

Source:nation.co.ke

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Cops hunting for rider who fled with friend’s Sh505K

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Police are looking for a boda boda rider who disappeared after receiving Sh505,200 he had been sent by his friend to collect for her.

Bernard Onsase had been sent by Monica Macharia to collect the money from her friend at Wilson Airport on May 9.

He later switched off his phone and disappeared.

Shaurimoyo police station is obtained court orders to compel telephone services provider Safaricom to share details of Onsase and his wife Asenath Omwenga’s mobile phone numbers.

Police constable Mohamed Ragow told Makadara chief magistrate Heston Nyaga that Onsase has been Macharia’s customer but moved his family and relocated to an unknown place.

Police want Safaricom to avail M-Pesa transaction details of the couple’s phone numbers from May 9 to date and any other information that may help in obtaining concrete evidence for the case.

The police also want to have access and carry away document related to transactions of Onsase’s account and Safaricom to provide other telephone numbers the two could have registered.

Nyaga granted the orders, but, however, pointed out that 90 percent of Kenyans are likely to do what Onsase did.

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Retired architect found dead, lying behind sofa inside house in Tena Estate

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A 70-year-old man was yesterday found dead inside his house in Tena Estate, Nairobi County.

The deceased, said to be a retired architect, was living alone in the house where he was found dead in the sitting room.

Huge smoke billowed from the two-bedroom house at 6am, raising suspicion among neighbours who were preparing to go to work. They called the police who broke into the house and found the body lying behind a sofa set.

His bedroom was intact, with his mobile phone fixed on the wall to charge. The entire Umoja Innercore Estate, which neighbours the area, had a power blackout the whole night.

Police suspect the deceased could have lit a candle and fallen asleep before it burnt out and started the fire.

The fire believed to have originated from the sitting room burnt three seats while the carpet and another seat remained intact.

According to the caretaker of the house, Charles Oyange, the man came in at 5pm on Tuesday, parked his Volkswagen car and had a hearty chat for about one hour before he retired to the house.

“Mzee was in a jovial mood and parked his car, which he bought a month ago,” said Oyange.

Buru Buru OCPD Andamson Bungei said the cause of the fire was yet to be established, but investigations had been launched.

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PHOTOS: Bizarre case as thief falls fast asleep after breaking into journalist’s house

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In a bizarre case, a thief who broke into a journalist’s home fell fast asleep midway through his crime.

Confirming the incident in an interview with East Africa Radio, ITV Zanzibar presenter Farouk Karim said that the thief accessed his compound by scaling the perimeter fence.

According to the journalist, the thief stole shoes and clothes from the hanging line before setting his eyes on his car’s power windows. Recounting the fateful night happenings, Farouk said he’d left home early in the morning only to receive a call that a thief had been found at his home.

“I left my house for morning exercise and that’s when I received a call that a thief had been caught at my house; I was shocked. Some of the youths I was exercising with accompanied me and we found the thief was actually not in the house, but my car.

“We found him dead asleep in the car with all he’d stolen the previous night on his lap,” he said.

According to the journalist, the thief easily accessed the car as the doors were not locked and proceeded to steal the power window mechanism from the passenger’s door.

“I think as he tried removing the power window from the driver’s side and that’s when he fell deep asleep.”

Fast asleep

Farouk further revealed that an angry mob gathered at the scene of the crime baying for the thief’s blood.

“I stopped them from beating him up as it was inside my compound; should anything have happened to him, I would have been held accountable.”

That’s when he called law enforcement officers who arrived and handcuffed the thief, who was still fast asleep. He was roused from his deep sleep and taken to the police station.

“We accompanied him to the police station as one would a bride on her wedding day. I think he fell asleep after getting contended with his loot.”

Responding to numerous enquiries from callers insinuating that voodoo had something to do with the incident, Farouk stressed the importance of prayer.

“The easiest way to make a thief fall fast asleep is praying to God to protect you and your home.”

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