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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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Pilot of chopper that killed Susan Kihika’s team in Nakuru was drunk – CS Macharia

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The pilot flying the ill-fated helicopter carrying Nakuru Senator Susan Kihika communication team that crashed into Lake Nakuru on October 21, 2017 was under the influence of alcohol.

This was revealed by an accident report released on Wednesday by Transport CS James Macharia.

The report say that the helicopter “collided with the water surface due to loss of situation awareness by the pilot, who was under the influence of alcohol as depicted from the toxicology results”.

The pilot, captain Apollo Malowa, failed to recognise the loss of altitude, excessive banking to the left and obstacle proximity from the aircraft, adds the report.

IMMEDIATELY RETRIEVED

The Flex Air Limited helicopter type AS 350 B3, registration 5Y-NMJ crashed into Lake Nakuru water on the fateful morning of Saturday October 21 at 6:37am. The pilot and all his four passengers died.

Families and friends of the two missing Lake Nakuru chopper crash victims Sam Gitau and John Mapozi pay their last respects during their memorial service at the Lake Nakuru National Park on February 10, 2018. PHOTO: AYUB MUIYURO/NAKURU

The bodies of captain Malowa, Ms Veronicah Muthoni and Anthony Kipyegon were retrieved after 25 of search and rescue; the bodies of Mr Sam Gitau and Mr John Mapozi -both part of Ms Kihika’s communication team- were never found.

“It took more than 25 days to locate and retrieve the wreckage of the helicopter and recover three bodies of persons on board. The search for two other bodies on board the helicopter was however unsuccessful even after the search was extended for several days later,” said Transport CS James Macharia.

During his burial in Lenya village in Bondo sub-county, , Malowa’s mother Dorothy Malowa described her son as a hardworking, disciplined and honest young man who had a promising career and future.

Veronicah was then a 22-year-old fresh graduate from Rift Valley Institute of Science and Technology.

She had finished a certificate course in Catering in 2016 and was on a job hunting mission in Nakuru town before she met her death, according to her family.

By NN

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Nyashinski’s wife shows off her engagement ring

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Mrs Nyamari a.k.a Nyashinki’s wife – Zipporah Bett – has a message to thots and hairazzzz.

The fashionista who owns a design clothing shop dubbed Zia Fashions has spoken up for the first time since her traditional wedding.

A fortnight or so ago, rapper Nyashinki accompanied by his boys went to Nandi to pay dowry to Zippy’s parents.

It went well.

Now, she is official engagement to get married to one of Kenya’s eligible bachelors.

Today, she showed off her ring and sent a cryptic message.

Zippy, wrote, ‘bet you can hear my laugh from there…’

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Boy, 9, hangs himself

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A family in Nyandarua is mourning the death of their nine-year-old son, who allegedly killed himself.

Nyumba Kumi Initiative chairman Stephen Njuguna said the boy was reported missing early Wednesday and a search team was mobilized.

Mr Njuguna said that the body of the boy was found dangling from a tree in a maize farm near his home.

“We do not know why the boy killed himself but police have launched investigations,” Mr Njuguna said.

He added that he was yet confirm reports that the boy had differed with some of his family members.

The boy’s mother Esther Mumbi said her son left home on Tuesday and never returned.

“He informed me that he was going to his grandmother’s compound to get some fruits but he never returned home.

“I was later informed that he and his elder brother had a tiff before I arrived home,” said Ms Mumbi.

Nyandarua Police Commander Gideon Ngumi  said the body of the victim was moved to JM Memorial Level Four Hospital awaiting postmortem.

BY nation.co.ke

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