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US couple charged with the gruesome murder of Kenyan student

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Four months after the gruesome murder of a 21-year-old Kenyan student in a parking lot of a property o the University of Oregon, a couple has been charged with the offence.

Alex Oyombe Gradin, was shot in the early morning hours of May 4, 2019 and pronounced dead at the scene.

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

The two suspects, Regis Derey Kindred, 30, and Kailee Von Foster, 29, a married couple of Portland, were arrested last week and on Tuesday were arraigned in court on murder charges.

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

Gradin did not know the suspects or have contact with the suspects before the shooting and he was not specifically targeted, police said.

“He did absolutely nothing wrong,” EPD Detective Jed McGuire said at a Friday press conference announcing the arrests.

Kenyan-born Alex Oyombe Gradin who was shot dead in the US on May 4, 2019. PHOTOS | COURTESY
Kenyan-born Alex Oyombe Gradin who was shot dead in the US on May 4, 2019. PHOTOS | COURTESY

MOTIVE OF SHOOTING 

He declined to go into further detail about the motivation behind the shooting.

According to Daily Emerald, EPD had released few updates in the case during the four months of investigation.

“It’s frustrating,” EPD Police Chief Chris Skinner said on the inability to share details with the public. He said people have a tendency to fill in their own narrative on the case.

Despite the lack of information, Skinner said multiple investigators spent hundreds of hours on the case.

McGuire said EPD received assistance from multiple agencies, including the FBI, Lane County Sheriff’s Department and the Tigard Police.

Both Regis and Kailee have numerous prior criminal convictions.

 

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Nyashinski changes his name through gazette notice

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Rapper Nyashinski has dropped one name from his official name. In a gazette notice issued on November 1, Nyashinski, whose real name is Inyatta Nyamari Ongegu, now wishes to only be referred to as Nyamari Ongegu.

Abandoning the use of his first name, Inyatta.

“Notice is given that by a deed poll dated the 10th April, 2019 duly executed and registered in the registry of Documents at Nairobi. Formerly known as Inyatta Nyamari Ongegu formally and absolutely renounced and abandoned the use of his former name Inyatta Nyamari Ongegu, and in lieu thereof assumed and adopted the name Nyamari Ongegu, for all purposes and authorizes and requests all persons at all times to designate, describe and address him by his assumed name Nyamari Ongegu only,” read part of the gazette notice.

Nyashinski is yet to reveal the reasons for his decision to drop the name.

It appears the rapper made the decision before celebrating his traditional wedding to his longtime girlfriend Zippy Jepkemei Bett.

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VIDEO: Sky News “Identifies” Kenyan who fell from a plane as more questions linger

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On 30 June 2019, a man fell from the sky and landed in the back garden of a house in south London. No one knew who he was or why he took such a risk – until now.

After an exclusive investigation, Sky News believes it has identified the stowaway. However, questions still linger over what exactly happened to the body, which was described by one of the witnesses as “intact because it was frozen.”

The British Media House has spent the last few months trying to determine the identity of this individual – including speaking to his family and friends – and has come to the conclusion that  he is a 29-year-old who worked as an airport cleaner in Kenya.

His girlfriend said they had planned to start a family, but he made a decision that virtually guaranteed his demise.

Earlier, London police released an e-fit image of the stowaway in hunt for his identity, and also released pictures of a bag that was found in the compartment and its contents were also released.

“This has been a very sad incident to investigate. This man has a family somewhere, who need to know what happened to their loved one,” a British police officer said while releasing the images.

“Our investigations has included liaison with the authorities in Kenya, from where the flight took off, but so far our efforts to identify this man have proved fruitless. I hope by releasing this e-fit someone known to the deceased will recognise him and make contact,” he added.

In the Sky News report, an employee of Colnet, a company that provides cleaning services at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, has identified the man as his workmate who went missing in June, Sky News reports.

Irene revealed that her colleague, Paul Manyasi, had gone missing at the end of June.

“We were at work in the morning…he suddenly disappeared. I called his phone it was off,” Irene, who was Manyasi’s girlfriend, told Sky News.

Manyasi lived in the sprawling Mukuru Kwa Njenga slum which is near the airport.

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Producer Tedd Josiah reminisces late wife in a long tear-jerking post

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Music producer and Businessman, Tedd Josiah has had to raise his daughter all by himself after his wife´s untimely demise that remains engraved in his mind till date.

Over the weekend, the legendary producer penned a long, yet soulful message online, that moved fans and followers to tears.

A dedication to his late wife, Regina Katar, who left behind an adorable daughter in a mysterious manner.

 

Tedd starts off:

I MISS MY FRIEND
What is grief like?

For him, grief remains a mystery, never to be understood.

Well it’s like the waves of an ocean sometimes they are high sometimes low but ur guaranteed they will hit. What causes them? Memories, jolts of confusion, uncertainty and moments of self doubt all play roles in this. How long does it take to heal? U don’t heal u just learn to walk with the limp.

Flashback

As he recalls that fateful day that his wife breathed her last:

Friday 7:30pm dinner at home with mama and JayJay she’d cooked rice and chicken and was happy beyond words… then a movie…. as JayJay slept between us on the couch.
After the film we went to bed and she’d talked right thru the movie!!!!
3am as she breast fed she complained that heat head hurt, took meds and threw them up. So we dashed to hospital 🏥 and she fell asleep and never woke up again.

And that was it! She was no more! He was shocked beyond words, some sort of trauma I´d say, left behind with a little girl to nurture all by himself.

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“The great Potter’s” When precious Jars 🏺 accidentally fall and break in Japan 🇯🇵 they put it back together with golden glue and their value increases immeasurably. But their is a potterer much greater that put our broken shards together and doesn’t need to use gold but rather just His Holy Spirit. God can make your broken shards vanish and make u a new. The old creation will vanish and a new u comes to life. Heart 💔break, death & loss, joblessness, broken dreams a loss of direction and vision, a broken home and health. He can make it all better because He can & Because the dust u walk on is all it takes for Him to breathe life into us. Before ur chards cut u and cut those around u ask the great potter’s to put u back together and make u new. As His word says “knock and the door shall be open…” He is a loving Good God 💕💕💕Happy Sunday

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His cry is one: ¨No child should ever be without a mother! NO CHILD!!!¨

He sheds tears no more because he lives to celebrate his late wife with the common phrase: ¨broken crayons 🖍 still paint so i will paint¨.

5am JayJay and i sat in my car confused lost and alone…. she’d just gone like that.
No child should ever be without a mother! NO CHILD!!!
My friend u were magic, rest cause every Friday it plays back in my head….
But broken crayons 🖍 still paint so i will paint
ASHKIM

 

His comment section is full of fans, moved by the message from a broken yet strong man who is a proud father to a growing baby girl.

As they share similar experiences, as others comfort him and give him a pat on his back for a job well done, so far.

May he find comfort!

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