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Another Kenyan living in the US dies of suspected drowning



The body of another young Kenyan living in the US was on Sunday found floating in the water at the Nevins Bird Sanctuary in Methuen, Massachusetts.

Two people walking on the trail found the body and went to the nearby Methuen police station to report the incident.


Given the proximity to the sanctuary, Massachusetts State Police troopers were called and secured the scene within 20 minutes while they waited for state police to arrive and remove the body.

The man has been identified as 26-year-old Joseph Thuo Kanyoko of Lowell, Massachusetts.

Methuen Police Chief Joseph Solomon said the cause of death will be determined once the medical examiner performs an autopsy, but said that foul play is not suspected.

Meanwhile, family and friends are meeting daily at 6pm for prayers at 130 Bowers St, Lowell, MA 01854.

Last month, Chris Atema Masakah, 35, who was the son to Ikolomani MP Bernard Shinali, drowned in a swimming pool in Arizona State while trying to save a minor.


Earlier the same month, a Kenyan drowned in a lake in Baltimore, Maryland just three months after migrating to the United States.

Baltimore County fire officials said people playing on a nearby basketball court heard someone yelling from the pond and ran over to help.

The man, who was later identified as 26-years old John Omari Hassan, who was rushed to Franklin Square Hospital in critical condition, where he later passed on.

Authorities could not determine how the deceased ended up into the water because there were signs posted nearby saying swimming is prohibited at the pond.

Hassan graduated from Kenyatta University in October 2016 and had migrated to Baltimore in April 2019. He hails from Nakuru county.


In another drowning incident involving a Kenyan in the US, a family’s hope for a better life was dashed in April after their son drowned in a lake accident in Washington, forcing them to instead start making funeral plans seven months after landing in the US.

The 35-year-old Bonventure Alfred Ng’ang’a Gitau drowned in Lake Chelan in Chelan County when an inflatable kayak that he was travelling in with a friend capsized.

Gitau had left Kenya for Washington in September 2018 in search of greener pastures and was working in construction to upgrade the economic situation of his family back in Kenya. He left behind a 3-year-old son.

Local police said the deceased, who hailed from Mwiki in Kasarani area of Nairobi, was not wearing a personal floatation device at the time of the incident in the cold lake water.

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  1. Gerry

    August 28, 2019 at 9:18 pm

    R.i.p ngash…(ng’ang’a).. mwiki for life

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Open ditch along Ngong Road that is posing great risk to motorists



A ditch that is unmarked along Ngong Road is causing havoc for many motorists.

In calls made by members of the public on various social media accounts on Facebook – many have lamented the great risk that the ditch is posing to motorists using the road.

On Thursday, Mr Martin Murithi, in a post on Facebook, asked the contractor to mark various parts of the road as construction continues.

“The marking of roads under construction are wanting, the contractors are really exposing motorists to danger,” he wrote.

Another Facebook user, Lemiso Emmanuel, asked motorists using the road to be extra careful.

“Unmarked ditch along Ngong Road. Drive carefully,” he posted.

various photos have also been shared of vehicles which have in recent times landed on the ditch.

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Highest presidential honour



Eliud Kipchoge was on Sunday celebrated by being awarded the Elder of the Order of the Golden Heart of Kenya (E.G.H.) by President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Kipchoge was personally decorated by the president at the tail end of the head of state’s speech to commemorate the 10th Mashujaa Day celebrations at Mama Ngina Waterfront in Mombasa county.

“Eliud Kipchoge remains the greatest of our time. His latest conquest is a reminder that we can achieve our very best as individual and collectively as a nation,” President Kenyatta said as the audience cheered.

He then invited Kipchoge to the podium, shook his hand and draped him with the golden sash.

The Head of State also acknowledged Brigid Kosgei who recently smashed the women marathon record in Chicago.

Present at the event were Deputy President William Ruto, opposition leader Raila Odinga, Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho among other distinguished leaders.

The Elder of the Order of the Golden Heart of Kenya is the highest honour that can be awarded to a civilian.


Kipchoge recently became the first human being to run the 42-km marathon race in under two hours.

He timed an astonishing 1:59:40 in Vienna, Austria, in the INEOS 1:59 Challenge aimed at proving that no human is limited.

“We are fortunate to a have living legend who also is an inspiration to all Kenyans. He achieved this through integrity and hard work,” said the President.

The president also honoured all journalists who play their proper role and urged scribes not to be corrupted in their role by receiving the infamous ‘brown envelopes’.

“Journalists should always speak the truth and avoid sensationalism,” President Kenyatta said.

President Kenyatta also commended Kenyan musicians, artistes and comedians.

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Keys to exams container stolen



Lukenya Assistant County Commissioner, Elizabeth Karitu, was on Saturday night arrested after losing keys to container storing national examinations papers in Athi River, Machakos County.

Through a statement, Machakos County Commissioner, Elizabeth Maina, said Karitu was arrested when she went to report the loss of the keys at Parklands Police Station.

She has subsequently been interdicted.

Ms Karitu claims she lost the keys after thieves broke into her car in Nairobi and stole her handbag which contained the keys.

According Ms Maina, Ms Karitu claims she had gone to Avenue Hospital in Nairobi and when she returned she found her car had been broken into and her handbag stolen.

“She has been interdicted and efforts have been made with by KNEC to replace the padlock. Everything is under control and there is no cause for alarm,” Ms Maina said.

Standard eight candidates will sit the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) exams from October 28 to October 31,2019 while Form 4 candidates will sit the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) exams from November 4 to November 27, 2019.


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