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Church now attributes soaring crime to neglect of boy child

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The Methodist Church of East Africa has raised an alarm over increasing number of domestic violence and murder cases, attributing them to the neglect of the boy child in the Kenyan society.

According to the East Africa Methodist Church President, Bishop Joseph Nthombura, it is high time for relevant government institutions, non-state actors, community and religious organisations, to take up the challenge and urgently devise intervention measures aimed at stemming the unlawful loss of life in families by empowering the boy child.

EMPOWERMENT

Bishop Nthombura, who graced the East African men fellowship on the boy child empowerment, which was attended by more than 2,000 men, said cases of homicides have been attributed to, among other causes, fights over property, drug abuse and infidelity with men often taking the blame for these cases.

“Most of these cases involve spouses killing their partners, or paying criminals large sums of money to kill them, and for all manner of reasons, which if the psychosocial part is followed it’s the men who are to blame since they feel drained up and not worthy in life,” said Bishop Nthombura.

During the event held at Narok Stadium, the men drawn from Tanzania, Uganda, Burundi, Rwanda and Kenya played games such as tag-of-war, fellowship competition, volleyball and set pieces all in an effort to raise awareness of men on their role in society.

“Men should be empowered to play their roles as good parents in society and the Methodist church is supporting this regional forum to assist men have a positive attitude towards society,” Bishop Nthombura added.

He also said the move came up after a realization that the boy child has been neglected and focus should be shifted to assist him get back to the right track.

AWARENESS

Reverend Alice Mutuma of the Methodist church in Nyambene said as women are in full support of the program aimed at raising awareness for the boy child in the society. She said men in the Methodist church are prepared and willing to rectify the mistakes that have shocked the society.

She also blamed the Western-like lifestyle for the decay in African values and morals, with a majority of men indulging in heavy drinking, drug abuse and domestic violence.

Mr George Mugambi, the chairman of the men’s fellowship, said there is need to have men mentoring boys during initiation ceremonies.

He noted that the vulnerability of the boy child is greatly affected by negligence of the rights of passage.

“The boys should be mentored at a young age through churches as well as through traditional procedures that still have value in society,” said Mr Mugambi.

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‘She said bad things about me,’ Njugush speaks about his ex-girlfriend

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By JUDITH GICOBI

Kenyan Comedian Njugush reveals that his ex dumped him because he did not have any money.

Talking to Dr King’ori on his wicked edition show, the couple recounted how they met.

Celestine says they connected well since they had just come from bad relationships.

Njugush said,

“I’m sure they are watching us today because they said bad things about me,” adding that he is grateful they broke up.

The comedian further explains how the break up was;

 “There are people in this life that speak things that they don’t know what they mean. When someone tells you that you are not headed anywhere in future. We broke up because of money, I had nothing at the moment, he said.

 

“I mean, those were tender ages and I blame her because you can’t judge a chick for not having wings yet it’s not yet a chicken.”

He says that hurt him because he took sometime before he could heal.

But now he is one of the richest comedians in town.

 

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Syokimau Commuter train stalls, again

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By JUDITH GICOBI

Hundreds of passengers were stranded on Wednesday morning after the Syokimau-Imara Daima-Makadara-CBD commuter train stalled.

The first train left Syokimau station at 6:30 am the normal departure time but kept making random stops.

After leaving the Nairobi terminal, the train stopped near Imara Daima station.

The train Hostess said the train was experiencing a mechanical problem.

“You will have to wait for about 20-30 minutes for a rescue locomotive which is coming from Makadara,” she said.

Travellers got angry due to lack of communication.

More confusion was experienced when the 7:40 am train from Syokimau-Imara Daima-Makadara-CBD arrived since commuters did not know whether to board the train or keep staying in the stalled one.

 

 

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Traffic police officer dies after being hit by matatu he had flagged down

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By JUDITH GICOBI

A Traffic police officer was hit by a Public Service Vehicle (PSV) that he had flagged down. He later died.

Mr Peter Perimoi Legetto was working at Lang’ata Police Station. He was hit by a matatu (KCH 796R) belonging to Aberdereline Sacco near the Lang’ata underpass area.

The victim was quickly taken to Nairobi West Hospital where he was being treated till his death.

“The officer met his death after being knocked down by a PSV motor vehicle a Toyota matatu of Aberdereline Sacco which he had flagged down at a road-block at Lang’ata underpass area along the Southern by-pass,” a police statement read in part.

His body was moved to Montenzuma Funeral Home in Nairobi.

 

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