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Safaricom staff charged for stealing dead subscriber’s M-Pesa account

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A Safaricom employee was arraigned in Nairobi court on Tuesday to answer to charges of stealing money from a dead subscriber’s M-Pesa account.

Mr Peter Odhiambo Ochieng was charged at the Milimani Law Court, Nairobi with two counts of conspiracy to commit a felony and stealing.

Mr Ochieng is accused of illegally accessing a Safaricom Sim Card belonging to a deceased woman and withdrawing more than Sh45,600.

The court heard that on July 26, 2019, at an unknown place within the country, jointly with others not before court, Ochieng conspired to commit a felony namely stealing Sh45,600 the property of the deceased Janet Khaniri by virtue of being an employee of Safaricom Kenya Limited.

The accused denied the charges before Milimani Senior Principal Magistrate Martha Mutuku.

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Through his lawyer, the accused pleaded for lenient bail terms saying that his young family solely depends on him to put food on the table.

Additionally, he told the court that he is facing a similar charge in another court where his employer is still the complainant.

He was granted a cash bail of Sh100,000 or an alternative of Sh200,000 bond.

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Secrets from the grave! Juliani opens up about Bob Collymore

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Robert 'Bob' Collymore

Contemporary artiste and rapper Juliani has opened up about a painful part of his life.

Juliani has spoken about his relationship with the late Safaricom CEO, Bob Collymore.

Their friendship was so tight that Juliani was one of the few people invited to Collymore’s wedding to Wambui Kamiru, in Naivasha.

Months after his death, Juliani has now spoken about how the death of Collymore has affected him.

“You know when you are doing things people see like you are going crazy. But one needs someone to affirm them that they are fine. This is the role Bob Collymore played on my end,” said Juliani to Betty Kyallo on her Friday TV show Upclose with Betty.

Collymore’s death sent shockwaves through his personal and professional life.

Juliani added, “You know those kind of people who in case you get into something they are the first ones to look up and they won’t let you. I could tell him Bob send me KSh 1k and would do so without probing a lot.”

He continued, “If I was in a problem, I only made a call to him and he was quick to respond. He was the kind of person that did not ask a lot of questions.”

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VIDEO: Pomp and colour as Kenyan journalist receives coveted award in Washington DC

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It was pomp and colour in Washington DC on Thursday as Kenya’s NTV journalist Rose Wangui, the winner of the prestigious 2019 Knight International Journalism Award, received the coveted trophy.

Wangui was awarded for her bold approach in covering sensitive topics and giving a voice to the voiceless, bringing their plight, hopes and dreams to the wider audience.

Speaking at the award event, she pledged that she will carry on with her outstanding work, giving a voice to the voiceless through her unique coverage of sensitive topics such as sexual bondage of young girls in Kenya.

“Each time I tell a story, I try to ensure that every word that I write bears the hopes and dreams of those people in the villages, towns and slums who may never have the opportunity that I have to reach a bigger audience, ”stated Wangui.

Rose Wangui at the awards gala
Rose Wangui at the awards gala

The scribe challenged journalist to have an impact in the society through unique coverage.

“Journalists should strive to tell stories that change people’s perception and make society better,” added Wangui.

Her outstanding works such as beads of bondage and schools of misery have had significant impact in the country and sparked a national conversation, prompting relevant authorities and well-wishers to address the situation.

“I wanted to show viewers something they’ve never seen, something they’ve never had,” said Wangui. “I decided to focus more on human interest stories and to go to some of the most remote areas in Kenya.” Wanui revealed at a past interview.

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Kambua reveals her baby boy’s name on her birthday

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Since motherhood came knocking on the door of gospel singer Kambua Mathu in August, she has stayed away from social media to concentrate on motherhood and her little bundle of joy.

But for the first time since she got the baby, Kambua has shared the name of her baby and why she has been away from social media.

“A Mummy. A whole mummy! Ain’t God good? Also, it’s my birthday 🎉 Aaaaalso, I have missed you all. But I took time to be fully present in the season God ushered me into. My current ministry is in changing diapers, warm snuggles, and wet kisses” she posted.

In one of her recent Instagram post Kambua revealed her son’s name while celebrating her birthday.

In the picture was a cake that was inscribed, ‘Happy birthday Mama Nate’.

Kambua gave birth to her first child, a baby boy, in August after struggling to have a child for seven years.

Two days ago Kambua also wrote a message thanking God for giving her a child.

“Ah! This. God. Is. Too. Much. Too much! God of Sarah, Hannah, Rebecca… Kambua. The God who opens wombs and causes the “barren” woman to sing! Covenant keeping God,” she added.

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