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Huge fire destroys property worth millions of shillings at Githurai Market

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Property worth millions of shillings has been destroyed after a fire broke out at Githurai Market on Monday morning.

The huge inferno is believed to have started at around 4am near Riflo Industries, gutting down furniture section.

Currently, fire fighters from Nairobi County, Kiambu County and the Kenya Army (Kahawa Barracks) are still trying to put out the fire.

According to the Kenya Red Cross, response teams are already on the ground.

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Speculation after KCSE student dies

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Speculation has followed the death of a KCSE candidate in Nakuru County, days after the Chemistry practical at Barina Mixed Day Secondary School.

Victor Kiptoo, an 18-year-old from Majani Mingi village in Rongai, died while on the way to hospital.

The cause of death has not been established but the family says it may have to do with the chemicals used in the test.

Mr Kiptoo’s father, Mr David Ng’eno, told the Nation that his son complained of chest pains and difficulty breathing when he returned home on Friday evening.

Mr Ng’eno said he took pain killers that were in the house but did not improve.

“When he left for school that morning he was in good health and ready for the exams but when he came back he looked sickly,” he said.

He said the condition of the second born son in a family of six deteriorated with time.

“When he woke up on Monday, I noted that his condition was worsening and decided to accompany him to school to monitor his progress,” he said.

“I Informed the head teacher, who asked me to wait until he finished the day’s paper.”

Mrs Nelly Ng’eno mourns the death of her son, KCSE candidate Victor Kiptoo, at their home at Majani Mingi in Rongai, Nakuru County, on November 13, 2019. PHOTO | CHEBOITE KIGEN | NATION MEDIA GROUP

Mr Ng’eno said he later took his son to a nearby dispensary for blood pressure and sugar level tests but these did not reveal what he was suffering from.

The facility referred him to Mogotio Sub-county Hospital after suspected he had tuberculosis.

Mr Ng’eno said he got more worried that evening as Mr Kiptoo started sweating profusely, coughed and struggled to breathe, so he rushed him back to the hospital. He was pronounced dead on arrival.

The father asked for the government’s help in providing a pathologist to establish the cause of his son’s death.

He said the teenage was disciplined and hardworking and wanted to become a doctor.

“I had much faith in him,” he said.

The Nation established that the candidate who was diagnosed with pneumonia in September and that he was still under medication.

His uncle, Mr Ibrahim Silatei, acknowledged this but said the family suspected that his death was triggered by the chemicals.

“Even though he appeared healthy, he was still under medication. It is possible that the chemicals he was exposed to at school triggered the condition,” he said.

A student from the school, who spoke on condition of anonymity, claimed several students had complained of headaches.

“I also felt the same way but recovered after some time. Victor looked weak and also complained of headaches,” said the student.

Barina Mixed Day Secondary School at Majani Mingi in Rongai, Nakuru County, where the late Victor Kiptoo had been writing his KCSE examinations, as pictured on November 13, 2019. PHOTO | CHEBOITE KIGEN | NATION MEDIA GROUP

Scores of Form Four candidates and invigilators have been taken ill following exposure to a suspected deadly chemical used during the chemistry practical exam last Friday.

The Education ministry and the Kenya National Examination Council (Knec) are on the spot for exposing the examiners and candidates to xylene—a highly toxic chemical compound known to cause health complications, and even death.

In Trans Nzoia, an expectant teacher was admitted to Galilee hospital after developing complications linked to the exposure.

Ms Cherusha Nyakeri, a teacher at St Monica Girls’s in Kitale, was rushed to the hospital after being exposed to fumes that emanated from heating xylene at Gidea Girls’ School in Kwanza.

A student from St Peters Kajulu Secondary, a mixed day school, was admitted to Kombewa Sub-county Hospital on Friday after the chemical exploded, causing her to sustain serious burns.

The Nation learnt that Knec directed headteachers to buy and use the poisonous chemical as an alternative for the cyclohexane, which was unavailable in the market.

Following the reports, the Kenya Union of Post-Primary Teachers (Kuppet) has threatened to sue the ministry and Knech for allowing use of a dangerous chemical.

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City Hall buries 97 unclaimed bodies at Lang’ata Cemetery

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City Hall has disposed off more than 90 unclaimed bodies that have been lying at Mbagathi Hospital Mortuary after being given a go ahead by the court.

This comes after Chief Magistrate’s Court at City Hall granted the county government an order to go ahead with the disposal of the bodies which have been lying uncollected at the county hospital’s morgue since April 2018.

MASS GRAVE

The 97 unclaimed bodies, comprising of 56 males and 41 females, have been buried at a mass grave at Lang’ata Cemetery.

“Upon hearing the application for disposal of Ninety Seven unclaimed bodies presented before me by the counsel for the applicant, it is hereby ordered that the application to dispose the attached list of 97 bodies granted as made,” read in part the court order by Chief Magistrate R. Oganyo signed October 16, 2019.

The Application was No.5 of 2019 in the matter of section 169 of the Public Health Act Cap 242 Laws of Kenya. The law recommends that a body should be removed from the mortuary within two weeks and thereafter disposed off.

Prior to that, a 21-day gazette notice should have been done for publication in the dailies with the names of the bodies for ease of identification.

In August, City Hall appealed to Nairobi residents to come forward and identify the bodies which were lying at the morgue.

Then, the suspended Health Executive Mohamed Dagane said the bodies started accumulating at the morgue in 2018 when 70 were booked in and never claimed; another 27 have been booked since the beginning of the year with 12 registered at the facility in the month of April alone.

UNCLAIMED BODIES

City Hall have on several occasions raised concerns over the high number of the bodies lying at mortuaries of its different facilities without any next of kin coming forward to claim them.

In September, the county government raised the alarm over increasing numbers of unclaimed bodies in its health facilities that had hit 273 in number.

City Mortuary, Mbagathi and Mama Lucy Kibaki Hospital mortuaries are some of the most affected hospitals with untaken bodies still lying at the facilities’ morgues with City Mortuary having 172 unclaimed bodies, Mbagathi 97 and Mama Lucy 9.

This prompted the county to advertise for the collection of the unclaimed bodies across the county hospital mortuaries.

At the moment there are 131 unclaimed bodies at the city Mortuary and seven at Mama Lucy Hospital.

The county government is also set to run another advert in the course of the week in order to dispose another set of unclaimed bodies at City Mortuary.

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Here’s the sad story behind angry woman and white cat memes

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The meme of a woman yelling and crying angrily and the savage responses from a white cat has since taken over the internet.

The meme came to life in May this year after a Twitter user posted it after combining the two pictures, which had previously been used as memes separately.

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The woman in the meme, is Reality TV star Taylor Armstrong, who was captured on the reality TV show The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills season 2, (Malibu beach from hell) which aired in December 2011.

Taylor is captured having a meltdown with Camille Grammer, as then fellow housewife Kyle Richards attempted to calm her down.

ESTRANGED HUSBAND

The incident happened after her friends claimed that she had lied about having an estranged husband, Russell Armstrong.

Her husband had just committed suicide and Taylor went into a nervous breakdown. Her hospital records, which had been kept private for some time, have proved otherwise after it was discovered she had had a reconstructive eye surgery to correct an injury that she sustained from abuse by Russell.

Responding to the meme circulation, Taylor said on Twitter: “Thank you, that is my past and I have moved on and am in a really healthy happy marriage. It doesn’t seem like my life any longer. I work with domestic violence shelters and support victims. Its (sic) ok to laugh at the images that have been created…”

She later told oprahmag.com: “During the screaming scene, I was truly terrified for my life and my safety. When I look back now, that life seems like someone else’s. I have healed and grown so much stronger since that moment and am in such a happy place with my husband and daughter. I never imagined of all my TV moments, that would be the one to become a ‘meme’ sensation.”

Meanwhile, the cat in the picture is called Smudge who lives in Ottawa with his owner Miranda Stillabower. Smudge has earned a following of 640k on Instagram. lord

He won many hearts through Tumblr in 2018 after Miranda posted him looking unimpressed after a plate of vegetables was placed in front of him.

Since then, the meme has been turned into many things, paintings, cosplay and a Japanese Facebook page even turned it into a video.

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