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Joyce Laboso to receive State burial

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The government will accord Bomet Governor Joyce Laboso a State funeral.

In Bomet, preparations to receive her body were in top gear Thursday ahead its arrival this evening.

Deputy Governor Hillary Barchok was in meetings the whole morning with members of the county executive, county assembly and the Jubilee Party leadership to finalise burial arrangements.

“We will do everything within our means in conjunction with the national government to ensure Dr Laboso is accorded a befitting send off. It is sad to lose such a pillar, but we shall soldier on to implement her development agenda,” said Dr Barchok.

County commissioner Geoffrey Omoding, Police Commander Naomi Ichami and criminal investigations officer Jacob Muli inspected the Bomet Green Stadium, where the body will be viewed Friday.

The security team also visited the family home in Sotik town.

“Preparations to receive the body for an overnight stay in Sotik and public viewing at the Bomet stadium are on course,” said Mr Omoding during a press briefing at the stadium.

He said Dr Laboso’s death was a major blow to the projects she held dearly, including women and children’s rights.

Dr Laboso’s body, which is lying at the Lee Funeral Home in Nairobi, will today be taken to All Saints Cathedral for a requiem mass and later flown to Bomet.

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Friday, from Bomet, the body will be flown to Koru in Kisumu County for an overnight stay.

The funeral service will be held at Kandege Secondary School grounds before burial at the family home on Saturday.

by nation.co.ke

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Police retrieve bodies of five pupils

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The bodies of five children who drowned in Murang’a County at the weekend have been retrieved. Two of them drowned in Kandara on Saturday while the other three drowned in Kiharu on Sunday.

In the Kandara incident, bodies of Silvan Chege, 11, and that of a girl, 16, were retrieved and moved to General Kago mortuary in Thika on Saturday.

Chege drowned as he tried to rescue the girl after she was swept away by the rising waters of Thika River.

He was a Standard Six pupil at Waitua Primary School.Kandara Sub-county police commander Paul Wambugu said the two drowned during an expedition.

In Kiharu, bodies of the three children who drowned in Mukungai River during a school swimming expedition, were retrieved on Monday.The three, aged between 11 and 13, were pupils at Weithaga Primary School.

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Four in Briton’s murder case blame Saitoti

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The lawyers of four police officers charged with the murder of British aristocrat Alexander Monsoon have claimed the deceased’s family exerted political influence to force their trial.

Naftali Chege, Charles Muganda, Ismael Baraka and John Pamba have been charged with the murder.Alexander, 28, the son of Lord Nicholas Monson, was arrested for allegedly smoking cannabis in the Diani Beach Resort in May 2012, and died at a hospital after falling ill at Diani police station.

A postmortem showed he died from blunt force to the back of the head and scrotum.The Monsoon family has maintained that their son was killed by police, while the four officers claimed he died of a drug overdose.The four were charged with the murder on May 19, 2012, at Diani.Yesterday, defence lawyer Daniel Wamotsa said the Monsoons approached the then Internal Security Minister George Saitoti (now deceased) to help them unravel the mysterious death of their son.

Institute investigationsMr Wamotsa told Judge Eric Ogola that Saitoti ordered then Commissioner of Police Mathew Iteere to commence investigations and he (Iteere) in turn ordered inspector Mohamed Amin to institute investigations.

“The family of Alexander went to Saitoti to seek assistance and was referred to Iteere, who ordered police officer Mohamed Amin to investigate the matter. There was an element of exerting political pressure on the case,” said Wamotsa.

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Wamotsa poked holes in the investigations report produced by Independent Policing Oversight Authority (IPOA) officer in charge of investigations Jeremiah Arodi, which implicated the four officers.

He said Alexander had died out of drug overdose and that his family tampered with the body in an attempt to divert attention by claiming that he died by an injury inflicted on the head at the police station.While testifying, Mr Arodi (pictured) said the four officers were culpable.

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Online scam! Kenyan defrauds Arsenal fan in the UK

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Popular Arsenal Fans channel AFTV has exposed a Kenyan who recently defrauded an Arsenal fan seeking to purchase a match day ticket off his $100 (approximately Sh 10,000).

The Kenyan has a fake Twitter account pretending to be an English man and requested for the payment to be done via PayPal only for his real name to be revealed as Samuel Mwangi.

After the payment had been sent, he took a while to send the ticket as agreed giving excuses and eventually blocked the buyer who has since reported the incident to PayPal.

Mid last year, a sting operation by the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) caught up with two Kenyans who were at the center of cybercrime that defrauded Fairfax County in the US millions of dollars after faking emails pretending to be from giant computer manufacturing firm Dell asking for payments to be rerouted to another account.

It turned out to be a scam, and two Kenyans, Robert Mutua and Jeffrey Sila were at the center of it all.

AFTV has now warned fans to be aware of online scammers who are taking advantage of their desperation to acquire tickets.

It is commonplace for fans to buy tickets from the black market as speculators buy them in bulk within hours of offering.

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