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Gang robs diplomat, uses ATM cards to shop, buy expensive liquor

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Armed criminals who attacked a diplomat in Nairobi went on a shopping spree after withdrawing money from her accounts and used her credit cards for binge drinking.

According to investigators, the suspects emptied the M-Pesa accounts for the Europe & Commonwealth Directorate director Jean Kimani, and used her credit cards to pay for foodstuff and alcohol.

They also transferred money from her M-Pesa to other mobile numbers believed to be those of their relatives and friends, police records show.These suspects, detectives believe, were captured on CCTV cameras inside a supermarket pushing trolleys full of foodstuff and other household items.

One suspect, who had worked for her for about a year, was also captured walking out of an ATM machine before proceeding to the supermarket.Images of the men offloading bundles of wheat flour, baby diapers and huge containers of cooking oil have been forwarded to investigators from the Directorate of Criminal investigations (DCI) Special Crime Prevention Unit.

Yesterday, an identification parade was conducted by the police and the diplomat picked out her attackers.She shocked the police when she revealed how one suspect pleaded with his accomplices not to harm her.Her description of the suspect as a “gentleman” may have shocked the investigators who are convinced that the man was the gang leader.“That is the gentleman who asked them not to hurt me,” Kimani is reported to have told the investigators during the identification parade.

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Those in police custody include the gardener and a second man hired to repair a gate at the home.The gunmen stormed the diplomat’s Kileleshwa home on the night of June 27.

She was alone in the house. They found her in the kitchen preparing a meal.Kimani told police the suspects accessed the compound using a master key, which they used to open the gate and doors to the main house.

Two men were armed with knives while one had a pistol.She told the police that the men threatened to kill her if she raised the alarm. They tied her mouth with a piece of cloth and her hands too.

They then ransacked the house and stole a 52-inch television set worth Sh40,000, a printer worth Sh30,000, mobile phones worth Sh60,000 and jewellery worth Sh300,000. They escaped in the diplomat’s Toyota Prado with the items.

Three days after the robbery, the suspects were still roaming city streets in the stolen car. Their partying came to a shock end after police arrested three of them driving the car in Buru Buru estate.

The officers reported that they flagged down the vehicle, which still had its initial number plates and searched the driver.Police found Kimani’s business and ATM cards, which the suspects were using to pay for shopping at the supermarket and also fuel the vehicle.

Police investigations have pointed to a possible collusion between the suspects and the diplomat’s domestic workers.“We are still analysing their phones to establish a communication pattern,” Special Crime Prevention Unit boss Pius Gitari said yesterday.

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Patricia Kihoro vows not to work with Nick Mutuma following sexual assault allegations

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BY KEVIN KOECH

Musician Patricia Kihoro has said that she will no longer work with Nick Mutuma after sexual assault claims against him resurfaced.

Taking to Twitter, Patricia said she supports calls to boycott the actor and music producer Jaaz Odongo, who was also accused of sexual assault.

“I had started to say something with this tweet but it was difficult to complete for reasons that I’ve been struggling to face, but for now I would like to clearly state that I stand behind the calls to #BoycottNickMutuma and to #BoycottJaazOdongo.

“I will not work with him (Nick), or any other abuser, and will not amplify projects that he or any other abuser is involved in, whether or not I am a part of it. We shot Disconnect before the accusations became public, but what we do now matters,” tweeted Patricia.

According to the singer-cum- actress, she got the conviction to take the stand after having a conversation with Nick, who was initially accused of sexual assault in 2017.

The allegations against him resurfaced after his movie,Sincerely Daisy premiered on Netflix and one Wanjiku Clara tweeted to the streaming service,

“So @netflix do y’all know an actor from Sincerely Daisy has been accused by multiple women of sexual assault?”

Patricia said that she knew both Nick and his accuser but had distanced herself from the situation, a move she termed ‘cowardly’.

She further apologised to sexual assault victims for her silence on the matter as it indicated complicity.

“I spoke to Nick on Friday last week at length. I should have done so much earlier but because I know both Koome and Nick, to varying degrees personally, I chose to slowly distance myself from the situation.

“This was cowardly and wrong on my part….I gave no consideration to the people actually harmed. I was wrong and I am so sorry to the survivors. I believe you and I’m sorry. And to everyone else in this community, I failed to do my part,” she wrote.

On September 19, Nick was prompted to respond to the allegations in a statement that read in part,

“They have been trying to discredit all my hard work and they have done their best to see that my dreams never come true. I would like to categorically state that I am against any form of abuse against women and I always have been.”

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Kabi Wa Jesus returns car gift because it is too low for Kenyan roads 

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Kenyan YouTuber Kabi Wa Jesus has returned his newly acquired Audi A5 car gifted to him by his wife Milly WaJesus on his birthday.

Speaking on their YouTube channel, the social media sensation explained that as much as the car was everything he dreamed of, it became hectic navigating the Kenyan roads because it was too low.

“First of all I want to say a big thank you for the overwhelming support you guys showed us when my love surprised me with this German machine over here and you know I’m super grateful but aki please guys don’t come for me, I’m just saying but this is not to refuse the gift.

“This is it, I wanted this car because it is low, classy-looking and clean and that’s why my love got it. However, my love wanted a Q5 which is like a million bob more. It’s a bigger car, still an Audi but it’s a million bob more and it’s higher.

“So she went ahead and got it for me but after driving it for like four days I felt it’s low to be honest. It doesn’t feel as easy to drive especially on our road. Where we stay is very interior. Now this is what I’m thinking, I’m thinking we add that million bob and upgrade to a bigger car, the Audi Q5,” he said.

According to Milly WaJesus, her decision to ‘purchase’ the Audi Q5 was because of the roads but since her husband wanted a low car she sacrificed her preference and got him what he wanted.

“So my problem has been this for a long time, Kabi wanted a Mercedes-Benz E-Class then we settled on an Audi, but he wanted a car that was low.

“I kept telling him it’s not about where we live because we can always move if we wanted to but it’s about the roads we have in our country and it is unfortunate that you can’t peacefully have the car you want to have especially if you move a lot,” said Milly.

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‘I told him if you want to commit suicide with drinking, take a rope…’ Othuol Othuol’s father speaks

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The father of late comedian Othuol Othuol has moved Kenyans after speaking for the first time following his death.

Othuol’s story was featured on Churchill Show journey series, where his family, close friends and colleagues paid glowing tributes to him.

‘The last time he came home it was January this year. He called me and told me he wanted to come and built his house because everyone was asking him about it,’ his father said.

Adding,

‘He came home and put up a house which is bigger than mine and promised to build me one once he was done’.

Othuol Othuol was known for his love for alcohol and his father and close friend actress Sandra Dacha confirmed this.

‘We had a lot of problems with his drinking style. An I’d urge young people to tread carefully. People have drunk until they are even 100 or 90 years and are still strong because were cautious but not careless. If you do is carelessly then you become careless with your life,’ he,’ explained.

The bereaved father continued,

‘His drinking was a concern to the family. Whenever he would come home, the whole home would be full…chang’aa (local brew) and other drinks. He arrives in the village in the morning but I’d see him in the night when he is going to sleep. Just from one chang’aa den to another and I could go round making noise nyinyi mnaharibu watoto wa watu but he was a grown-up so hakuna mtu anamuharibu.’

The sad father was fed up with his son’s drinking and tried to warn him but his warnings fell on deaf ears.

‘I called him one day and told him if you want to commit suicide with drinking please tell me and the style you want to take. If you want to commit suicide with drinking carelessly, don’t take time, better take a rope and do it. I’ll come to carry you home,” he recalled.

Adding,

‘I thought he could go slow… during the time he was diagnosed with TB, I sent a brother to go and take care of him but he said “no this is my hoúse. If you talk about my drinking and the money is mine, then hatutaelewana”.’

The comedian was raised by his father and stepmother.

By Mpasho.co.ke

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