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Ken Okoth’s kin to get Sh32M

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The family of former Kibra MP Ken Okoth will get Sh32 million from Parliament. The amount includes his group life insurance cover and death gratuity.

But they will have to wait for some time since Parliament must first get a letter from the courts indicating the administrator of the late MP’s estate, a source who deals with MPs’ pensions Tuesday told the Nation .

“Yes the family is entitled to Sh32 million before tax, but we are not releasing the money now. We have to follow the law, which requires that we have to first get the letter of the administrator of the estate,” the source said.

“If the family agree on how to share the money, the name of the administrator must be published in the Kenya Gazette, so that anybody with an issue can come up.”

PRIVATE MATTER

The deceased’s brother, Mr Imran Okoth, told the Nation that the matter is private and the family lawyer is best placed to handle it.

“I don’t know why they are telling you the amount and all that. Why would they do that yet these are personal matters?” he said.

Lawmakers contribute 12.75 per cent of their salary as pension, which is matched by the State.

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The legislator’s pensionable emoluments include salary, responsibility allowance, constituency allowance, nominated member’s allowance, ex officio member’s allowance, house allowance, accommodation allowance and sitting allowance.

In March 2013, the SRC gazetted a remuneration package for MPs that included a gratuity calculated at the rate of 31 per cent of the annual basic pay. It is paid at the end of their term.

The Parliamentary Pensions Act stipulates that only those who serve for two terms or more are entitled to a monthly pension of at least Sh125,000 for the rest of their lives.

REFUND CONTRIBUTION

The law provides that those who serve less than two terms get a refund of their contribution, with an annual 15 per cent interest.

However, a bill currently before the House sponsored by Minority Leader John Mbadi seeks to have MPs who retired between 1984 and 2001 paid Sh100,000 per month for life.

Mr Mbadi is seeking to amend the Parliamentary Pensions Act, Cap 196, to raise former MPs’ pensions, which is likely to infuriate taxpayers more, given that sitting MPs have indicated that they want an additional 17 allowances.

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Six senior citizens in US arrested for having public sex in the park

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Police in the US arrested six people, all aged above 60, for allegedly having group sex in a public area.

The five elderly men and an 85-year-old woman were arrested after police received complaints of inappropriate behaviour in a park in Fairfield, Connecticut during the week of August 12th, the Connecticut Post reported.

Police conducted surveillance in and around the open space area and arrested the six suspects.

According to the Connecticut Post, the park was being publicised on the internet as an area for people to meet and have sex.

The suspects face charges ranging from breach of peace to public indecency.

They were released on a promise to appear in court.

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This census ‘boys club’ has got Kenyans talking

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A press briefing held on Thursday by Cabinet secretaries Fred Matiang’i (Interior), Joe Mucheru (Information and Communications) and Ukur Yatani (acting Treasury and Planning CS) outside Harambee House has caused a social media chatter.

Pictures circulating online show the three CSs flanked by other government officials looking sharp in crisp tailored suits.

Apart from their good grooming and public speaking skills, the group was only missing one thing: A representation of the fairer sex.

Social media users took note of how it was an all-boy’s affair as the officials briefed the nation on 2019 National Census that will be held on Saturday.

During the press briefing, Dr Matiang’i urged Kenyans to comply with the enumerators who will be knocking on their doors from August 24.

But Kenyans wondered why no single woman was among the top government officials at the press conference.

Here are their comments: “No country for women,” tweeted SABC correspondent Sarah Kimani.

“No wonder even the parliament can’t pass the gender law,” wrote @vincetmasila83.

“That’s why we’re failing AF. Simple diversity and inclusivity is a problem,” stated @NjengereR.

“Am just wondering if the same picture had only women what the reaction would be. Would a negative comment be deemed sexist?” asked @kamaujst.

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“This govt can easily be dissolved if we had a serious judiciary coz it doesn’t adhere to the third constitutional requirement,” commented @DeograciousEkw2.

“I am totally on your side. Apparently UG and RW have done much better on this front,” said @bapfrancis.

“It’s an only big boy’s affair. if given the chance no woman would be in govt it only shows us how were far from gender equity!” noted @labanmathenge.

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Kenyan man gets life sentence for raping elderly US patient

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A Kenyan man has been sentenced to life imprisonment by a US court for sexually assaulting a 74-year-old patient at a medical facility where he was working.

Anthony Mamboleo Nyakeo, 53, was convicted Wednesday of two counts of aggravated sexual assault of an elderly or disabled person.

A Texas court handed him a life sentence on each account.

2018 CRIME

Nyakeo’s victim was living at the Woodridge Health and Rehabilitation Center in Grapevine, Texas when the crime occured in January 2018. She died late last year aged 75.

Evidence filed in court showed that the sexual assault was discovered after other nurses working at the facility found blood in the underwear of the victim.

 

“An exam found evidence of vaginal tearing consistent with sexual abuse and staff collected DNA that was eventually used to tie Mr Nyakeo to the assault,” Fox News reported.

After the discovery of the blood, all male staff at the facility at the time the suspected sexual assault took place were asked to undergo a DNA test. The Tarrant County District Attorney’s office told the court that Mr Nyakeo’s DNA sample “matched the sample recovered from the woman during her sexual assault exam.”

The court was also told that the Kenyan nurse, who immigrated to the US, raped the elderly woman despite knowing that she could not resist or consent to his sexual advances because of her medical condition.

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“She could not speak, feed herself or use the bathroom on her own as she wore a diaper and relied on staff. We are an ageing community and we each deserve the peace of mind of knowing we will be treated with dignity when such time comes,” Jordan Rolfe, the lead prosecutor told the court.

“The defendant violated that right, and the jury demonstrated with their sentence this kind of abuse against the vulnerable will not be tolerated here,” he added.

In his defence, Mr Nyakeo denied sexually assaulting the elderly woman. He claimed that someone took his DNA from a used condom and planted it on the victim’s body. His colleague however, who testified against him, said he had told his friends to lie to the court during the trial.

In addition prosecutors also said in court documents that Nyakeo had also sexually harassed his colleagues and that he attempted to leave Texas during the investigation.

    -Nation.co.ke

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