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Atheists want share of Ruto’s donations



Atheists now want a share of Deputy President William Ruto’s generous financial donations.

In a somewhat satirical approach, Atheists in Kenya (AIK) organisation has invited Dr Ruto to their next meeting this weekend and want him to make a sizeable donation towards their activities.

Dr Ruto is an ardent Christian and has made a statement about his willingness to give financial support to religious groupings across the board.

Since his re-election together with President Uhuru Kenyatta in 2017, the DP has spent most of his weekends at funds drives in churches where he has donated well over Sh200 million.

It is this generosity that AIK President Harrison Mumia intends to tap into.

“Indeed, since his re-election in 2017, Dr Ruto has been very generous to churches. As a society, we would like to invite the Deputy President to grace our event at Hotel Metro, Nairobi on September 14, 2019. We ask him to support us by way of donation so that our society can have funds to carry out its activities. We hold monthly events and we would appreciate his presence,” Mr Mumia said in the statement.

Despite being a registered society, AIK has since its formation suffered setbacks mainly due to low membership and financial constraints that have in the past split its top leadership.

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According to the statement sent to newsroom by the society of non-believers, the DP should embrace the diversity in religious beliefs and consider AIK in his donations.

AIK places itself as a society that upholds humanistic values but on a secular basis and wants the second in command to support it in setting up non-religious institutions.

This is not the first time that the society has tried to push for the separation of religion from schools and government and have on multiple occasions called for the abolishment of religious studies.

“We know the deputy president understands that as a country we have diverse beliefs. We challenge him to associate with atheists as much as he associates with Christians and Muslims. We would want the DP to help us build schools and hospitals that are truly secular,” the AIK boss further said.

It still remains unclear if Dr Ruto will accept the bold invitation by a society that has openly distanced itself from religion.


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Man who shot and killed Kenyan student in US jailed for life



An American couple that shot and killed a Kenyan-born man in Eugene, Oregon was sentenced on Thursday.

Regis Deray Kindred, 30, and his wife, Kailee Von Foster, 29, were sentenced in the killing of 21-year-old Alex Oyombe Gradin on May 4, 2019 in the parking lot adjacent in Oregon, near Lake Community College where he was a student.

Kindred, who on February 12 pleaded guilty to second-degree murder, was on Thursday, sentenced to life in prison. He will only be eligible for parole after 25 years.

Foster also pleaded guilty on the same day to second-degree manslaughter after admitting to being the getaway driver.

Motive of the shooting was intentional

She was sentenced to three years and three months in prison.

Police say the motive of the shooting was intentional and gang-related but emphasised that Gradin had no affiliation with or connection to any gang activity.

They said Kindred is a member of the Rollin 60s gang, and that he thought Alex was a member of a rival Hoover Gang when he saw him on the parking lot near the club.

The couple were driving around looking for a Hoover gang member to attack, investigators said.

Alex, who was born in Kenya and adopted into the Gradin family as a baby, had just left Taylor’s Bar and Grill when he was shot.

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At the sentencing, both Kindred and Foster apologised to Alex’s family, saying he did not intend to kill their son.

“I didn’t mean to kill your son, I apologise for that,” Kindred said. “I apologise from the bottom of my heart … I am so terribly sorry,” Foster told Alex’s family.


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Thieves steal 40-inch plasma TV from police station



Police at Jinja Central Police Station, Uganda, are investigating circumstances under which a television set which was gifted to them a few weeks ago was stolen.

The 40-inch plasma screen that was given to the law-enforcement agency by Startimes in December 2019 was on Monday, January 13, mysteriously plucked off the wall adjacent to the reception.

Thieves steal 40-inch plasma TV from police stationThieves stole a 40-inch plasma TV from Jinja Police Station on Monday, January 13. Photo: Daily Monitor.
Source: UGC

According to a report by the Daily Monitor, while police thought they had firmly kept the incident under wraps, a detective who declined to be named on Tuesday morning said the television was stolen.

“The TV was given to us last month by Startimes and it was fitted directly opposite the reception; unfortunately, it has been stolen and we don’t know who took it,” the officer said.

Thieves steal 40-inch plasma TV from police stationA file photo of a 40-inch TV.
Source: UGC

Kiira Region police Spokesperson, Diana Nandaula, confirmed the incident.

“It is true our television has been stolen and we have tasked the officers who were on duty to explain how that happened,” she said.

In a related case, a suspect who had been booked at Kaptaga Police Station, Elgeyo Marakwet stole an Occurrence Book at the station after an officer who was on duty rushed to his house.

According to a police report , Julius Kiprono escaped under unclear circumstances even though he was chained and handcuffed in police cells.

“The suspect went away with a pair of handcuffs, a chain, a padlock and an Occurrence Book,” the report read in part.

By Tuko

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VIDEO: Did you miss Peter Ng’ethe’s Funeral Service in Atlanta? Here it is



A funeral Service for the late Peter Ng’ethe was held at Christ Harvesters Global Outreach Church on Saturday. The late Ng’ethe  was set to be buried on Saturday Feb 22, 2020 at Kennesaw Memorial Park in Marietta, Georgia Address1306 Whitlock Ave NW, Marietta, GA 30064 at 1.30PM.

On Friday Feb 21 2020, a wake in his honor at West Cobb Funeral Home between 5pm and 7pm. Address: 2480 Mcland Rd, Marietta, GA, 30064

Mr Ng’ethe passed away on Feb 1st, 2020.

He was a dear Husband to Serah Ng’ethe (Mama Njoki)
Father to Njoki Mwangi, John Njoroge and Makena Njoki.

May He Rest in Peace. Watch:



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