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Suspected fraudster tells court he is a depressed man

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A suspected fraudster who was arrested by detectives on Saturday night for absconding court for five months was on Monday arraigned in court.

Mr Zachary Mwangi Kariuki appeared before Kibera Senior resident magistrate Faith Mutuku who had issued one of the several warrants against him.

Mr Mwangi has several fraud cases pending before Kibera court.

He told the court that he was sick and had been admitted in a Limuru hospital since April.

Ms Mutuku issued warrant of arrest since April when he failed to attend court in case he is accused of obtaining Sh1.9 million from Mr Pankaj Patel, the director of Kenson and Company Limited pretending he would sell him a car. He allegedly committed the offence in 2012.

“I had just left the the hospital in Limuru when detectives pounced on me, I am a hypertensive patient and at the same time I am a depressed man,” he told court.

The magistrate was forced to cut him short and asked him to relax before responding to questions.

FALSE PRETENSES

He was put to task to explain why he had not been attending court session.

The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) announced the arrest on their official Twitter account on Sunday and revealed that Kibera Law Courts wanted Kariuki for failing to attend court.

According to the DCI, several members of the public came out with various complaints of Mwangi obtaining money by false pretenses upon his arrest.

“He is in lawful custody awaiting arraignment on Monday. If anyone has ever fallen a victim, kindly report at your nearest police station,” DCI stated.

After he failed to convince the court why he skipped sessions for the five months, he was remanded until September 18 when the case will be mentioned for him to provide evidence that he was hospitalized.

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Open ditch along Ngong Road that is posing great risk to motorists

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A ditch that is unmarked along Ngong Road is causing havoc for many motorists.

In calls made by members of the public on various social media accounts on Facebook – many have lamented the great risk that the ditch is posing to motorists using the road.

On Thursday, Mr Martin Murithi, in a post on Facebook, asked the contractor to mark various parts of the road as construction continues.

“The marking of roads under construction are wanting, the contractors are really exposing motorists to danger,” he wrote.

Another Facebook user, Lemiso Emmanuel, asked motorists using the road to be extra careful.

“Unmarked ditch along Ngong Road. Drive carefully,” he posted.

various photos have also been shared of vehicles which have in recent times landed on the ditch.

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Highest presidential honour

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Eliud Kipchoge was on Sunday celebrated by being awarded the Elder of the Order of the Golden Heart of Kenya (E.G.H.) by President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Kipchoge was personally decorated by the president at the tail end of the head of state’s speech to commemorate the 10th Mashujaa Day celebrations at Mama Ngina Waterfront in Mombasa county.

“Eliud Kipchoge remains the greatest of our time. His latest conquest is a reminder that we can achieve our very best as individual and collectively as a nation,” President Kenyatta said as the audience cheered.

He then invited Kipchoge to the podium, shook his hand and draped him with the golden sash.

The Head of State also acknowledged Brigid Kosgei who recently smashed the women marathon record in Chicago.

Present at the event were Deputy President William Ruto, opposition leader Raila Odinga, Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho among other distinguished leaders.

The Elder of the Order of the Golden Heart of Kenya is the highest honour that can be awarded to a civilian.

LIVING LEGEND

Kipchoge recently became the first human being to run the 42-km marathon race in under two hours.

He timed an astonishing 1:59:40 in Vienna, Austria, in the INEOS 1:59 Challenge aimed at proving that no human is limited.

“We are fortunate to a have living legend who also is an inspiration to all Kenyans. He achieved this through integrity and hard work,” said the President.

The president also honoured all journalists who play their proper role and urged scribes not to be corrupted in their role by receiving the infamous ‘brown envelopes’.

“Journalists should always speak the truth and avoid sensationalism,” President Kenyatta said.

President Kenyatta also commended Kenyan musicians, artistes and comedians.

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Keys to exams container stolen

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Lukenya Assistant County Commissioner, Elizabeth Karitu, was on Saturday night arrested after losing keys to container storing national examinations papers in Athi River, Machakos County.

Through a statement, Machakos County Commissioner, Elizabeth Maina, said Karitu was arrested when she went to report the loss of the keys at Parklands Police Station.

She has subsequently been interdicted.

Ms Karitu claims she lost the keys after thieves broke into her car in Nairobi and stole her handbag which contained the keys.

According Ms Maina, Ms Karitu claims she had gone to Avenue Hospital in Nairobi and when she returned she found her car had been broken into and her handbag stolen.

“She has been interdicted and efforts have been made with by KNEC to replace the padlock. Everything is under control and there is no cause for alarm,” Ms Maina said.

Standard eight candidates will sit the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) exams from October 28 to October 31,2019 while Form 4 candidates will sit the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) exams from November 4 to November 27, 2019.

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