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Man shot dead in car parking row



A manager of a hotel in Kisumu has been arrested after a shooting incident on Saturday morning that left one man dead.

Raygreen Hotel Manager Daniel Njaoko is said to have shot in the air twice before firing thrice at Mr Peter Otieno, leaving him for the dead.

The manager later surrendered at the Nyamasaria Police Station following the 5am drama.

According to Mr Otieno’s family of, the drama ensued following an argument about a car belonging to Mr Njaoko that had been parked wrongly after he dropped his girlfriend who stays in the estate.

Mr Otieno, who was a matatu driver, was leaving for work at 5am but he could not drive off as a parked car had blocked his exit.

“My father was leaving for work when he got into an argument with a man in a car that had been parked on the only driveway in the estate. Upon asking him to move the car to pave way, a serious argument started,” said Clinton Otieno, Mr Otieno’s son.

The victim’s son said he was called to come and help Mr Njaoko who seemed too drunk to leave the drive way.

But Mr Njaoko reportedly left his car and fired in the air twice, sending the neighbours who had been woken up by the morning drama into panic.

He is said to have walked away but returned and shot at Mr Otieno, once in his right hand, and twice in the stomach.

Confirming the incident, Kisumu County Police Commander Benson Maweu said the suspect and his girlfriend are being held at Kondele Police Station as investigations into the incident continue.

According to Mr Maweu, a gun with 15 rounds of ammunition was recovered from the hotel manager when he surrendered.

Police later recovered another 42 rounds of ammunition found in his house after a search.

by nairobinews

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Here are Kenya’s most populous areas



Embakasi is the most densely populated area in Nairobi, according to the population and housing census carried out by the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) last year.

The area has a population of 988,808, with male population standing at 492,476 and females 496,270. Most of the population here reside in the informal settlement of Mukuru kwa Njenga, Kware, Pipeline, Tassia and the formal Imara Daima.

Kasarani is the second most populated area in Nairobi with a population of 780,656, with a large number of the residents staying in Githurai.Njiru area is also highly populated, with 318,809 females and 307,642 males. Njiru area consists of Dandora Phase I-IV, Mowlem, Kariobangi South and Saika.


The population chain trickles down to Dagoretti, which hosts a population of 434,208.Affluent neghbourhoodWestlands is the affluent neghbourhood in the city and has a large population. The traditionally social and entertainment hub of the city boasts of a population of 308,854, with 104,980 households.

Kawangware is also highly populated with a total of 291,565; Roysambu 210,863; Eastleigh 225,815 and Kamukunji 268,276 people.

Dandora and Mukuru kwa Njenga are the leading slum areas, debunking the myth that Kibera is the most populated informal settlement area.Dandora hosts a population of 295,670, followed by Mukuru kwa Njenga at 242,941, Mathare 206,564 and Kibera 185,777. There are 94,199 male with 91,569 females in Kibera.

Areas that are less populated and with approximately 6,000 people include Loresho, Kyuna, Spring Valley, Upper Parklands, Bondeni, Lenana and City Square.

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RARE GESTURE: President Kenyatta pays Sh1Million fine for Kenya’s Pythonman [VIDEO]



A man sentenced to two years in prison for carrying a python without a permit has been set free following President Uhuru Kenyatta’s intervention.

Coast Regional Coordinator John Elungata said on Friday that Benedict Karisa was released from Shimo La Tewa Prison in Mombasa County after President Kenyatta paid the alternative Sh1 million fine.

Mr Elungata also said Mr Karisa was given Sh8,340 for transport to his home in Mtwapa, Kilifi County.

The 33-year-old was apprehended at the Likoni crossing on the morning of February 11 with a 10 kg python measuring 2.3 metres.

He had wrapped the reptile in a white bed sheet and put it in a black suitcase for transportation to a snake farm at Ukunda in Diani, Kwale County.

A report by the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) stated that did not have a permit.


Following his arrest, Mr Karisa was taken to the Likoni Ferry Police Station, where he recorded a statement, and was arraigned on February 14.

There was an uproar, however, after Mombasa Resident Magistrate Vincent Adet issued the prison sentence.

The magistrate explained that the accused knew he needed a permit as he had worked for the KWS.

But via social media, some members of the public poked holes into his quick arraignment, noting that big fish in various cases had not been punished in any way.

The public also noted that the man only engaged in a humane act.


Mr Karisa told the Nation his story in an exclusive interview at his family’s home in Mtwapa.

He spoke of his father, Jackson Charo, who has rescued snakes and ferried them to a park in Diani for more than 40 years.

Mr Charo, 70, has mastered the trade and created his own niche in the industry, earning himself the nickname ‘snakeman’.

He has passed his skills on to his son but Mr Karisa’s career was nearly ruined that day, when he was screened by Kenya Ferry Services security officers.


Mr Karisa said his father called and sent him to fetch the snake from Mtwapa.

“Every time my father is called by villagers to go and fetch a snake, he asks me to transport it to Diani for safe custody. This has been the norm but this time round I was nabbed at around 8am at the Likoni channel. I called my father and informed him of the development,” he said.

“I had forgotten my permit. I realised my goose was cooked.”

When he was taken to court, the magistrate also noted that he did not give a convincing explanation on why he had snake, which he ordered it surrendered to the KWS for safekeeping.

Mr Karisa told the court where he was taking it and pleaded to be released, saying he is a father of five, who also cares for orphans.

He was sentenced to two years in prison with the alternative of paying the fine.


Lady Luck struck on Friday, when prison wardens called Mr Karisa and told him some visitors wanted to see him.

“I realised it was the Mombasa OCPD accompanied by the prison commandant. The former informed me he had been sent to take me to the regional coordinator’s office, where my family was waiting for me. I went there and was informed that President Kenyatta had paid my fine,” he said.

Mr Karisa said Coast Regional Coordinator John Elungata gave him Sh8,340 as fare back home.

He said he was also promised money to start a business of his choice in order to stop transporting snakes.

Moved by the gesture, he thanked President Kenyatta for saving his life and his career.

“Although I pleaded guilty and acknowledged my mistakes, when I was sentenced to two years in prison, I felt so bad and became sick. I didn’t expect to be jailed or even fined,” he said.

“I had no bad intentions. My mistake was failing to walk with my permit.”

Mr Karisa noted that he also educates villagers on reptiles and their benefits

“What made me angry was being punished for working while those who steal from the public coffers are set free. I had gotten accustomed to jail life but God is good. He had other plans,” he said.

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I sat KCPE nine times



Thirty six-year-old Mathew Aol Nyamlori, now a final year student at Kenyatta University, sat for the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCSE) close to a decade, before attaining secondary education. ?He wrote the exams nine times. Growing up, he wanted to be a doctor.

His dreams were almost realised in 1998, when he first sat for his KCPE. He scored 478 marks out of a possible 700 while at Kipsimbol Primary School and got an admission letter to Kabianga High School. The results and the letter of admission were bittersweet for Nyamlori.

He had no hope of joining high school as his parents were not financially stable to further his education.Although his dreams were going south, Nyamlori was not the one to sit at home brooding day by day.

In 1999 he was back to standard eight at Rongo Primary School, this time with faith that things will eventually get better after the results were out.

He scored 559 marks and got an admission letter to Kanga High School.But this time, things were a bit better as his aunt gave him a helping hand. But that was short-lived. In his second term, he dropped from Kanga because his aunt could not continue financing his education.

Nyamlori was out of school for two years, before deciding to give education another shot. Before going back to school, he worked as a casual labourer at a milling factory  in Nairobi, but His salary which ranged from Sh200 to Sh250, was his biggest motivation to go back to school for the umpteenth time.

“I had to drop out of school, because I had no one to sustain me. I started working as a casual labourer but it was not easy for me,” he recalls.

“I had to move from one school to another to avoid humiliation. Also, some teachers thought that because I was older and I had gone through the classes before, I knew everything I needed to know.”In 2002 he joined Kitere Primary School, where he scored 387 marks. This time things were the same, he received his admission letter to Rapogi High School but no one was willing to finance his education.

It was back to standard 8.In 2003, he enrolled at Sony Sugar Primary scoring 399 marks and was called to Rapogi School, in 2004 he was in Rangwe junior academy scoring 434 marks and was admitted to Maseno High school from where he dropped in the second term.

In 2008, he was a candidate at Agoro Primary School and scored 397 marks that earned him a pace in Maranda High School.From Aldo Rebby academy in 2009, he got 401 marks and was admitted to Kapsabet High.In 2010 in Agape academy Kosele he scored 401 marks and was re-admitted to Maranda high.

Due to the nasty experiences, his dreams of being a doctor were crushed and so he opted to read public policy at the university.

“All this happened because of my poor background. I did not have anyone to help me go to school”But as they say, every storm is followed by a rainbow.In 2011, from Oriri Primary Nyamlori scored 403 marks and got his admission letter to Nairobi School.But this time there was light at the end of the tunnel. Luckily, he says, Equity Bank through the Wings to fly scholarship program, sponsored his secondary education.

This time he was 29 years old.

”Being the eldest student, had its challenges. In fact, I was older than most teachers. It was a bit uncomfortable but I did not let that bother me. I chose to focus on myself and what took me to school”That excitement of finally joining high school was almost short-lived in 2013, when his mother lost her sight which affected his school performance but he kept moving.In 2015, he sat for his KCSE in and scored a B-plus of 71 points.

After completion of KCSE, his sponsorship was over but he was admitted to Kenyatta University where he is pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Policy and Administration.

“I have been getting Sh45,000 from the government sponsorship per year which has been helping me a lot with my upkeep. I also do online writing and some part-time job that help with my daily upkeep”

Nyamlori who is set to graduate in July finds motivation in gospel music and is hopeful for a brighter future that will entail helping the needy.”I always believe that God has a purpose for me.

Throughout my years in school, gospel artistes inspired me. I believe that one day I will help the needy… orphans and widows. I would never wish for anyone to go through what I went through”.Although his experience affected his social life, he is looking forward to having a family and giving his children the best education.


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