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My child died in my hands as I struggled to save him

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When Caroline Kalekye lulled her child to sleep a few minutes before midnight, she did not know that it was the last time she was seeing her son alive.

Baby Christopher Odhiambo had been restless during the trip and she had struggled to keep him asleep, even as he held her arms tightly during the trip.

It was a trip she had been skeptical about and had contemplated postponing, but fate had other plans.

Her six-year-old son’s teacher had advised her against making the trip to allow him continue learning at Akom Primary School, but she ignored the advice.

Now, she is blaming herself for not listening to the teacher. “My son would be alive had I listened,” she said.

The mother had boarded the ill-fated Eldoret Express bus at Uyoma and had been looking forward to reaching Nairobi before continuing with her trip to Machakos to grace a family ceremony at her rural home.

Her other son was seated in a different row, sandwiched between two passengers, as she fussed over the younger child.

A few minutes after Awasi in Kisumu County, the mother of two fell asleep, only to be awakened by a loud bang and screams.

“My child died in my arms. I struggled to save him but without luck,” she said.A huge metal rod crushed the neck of her baby as a truck rammed into their bus. She struggled to free the child in vain. She was also trapped, pinned by rod, before she passed out.

“The last thing I saw was a piece of metal pressing my baby before I blacked out. When I came to my senses moments later, I saw broken glasses and my dead baby trapped by the metal,” she said.

Yesterday, Kalekye was yet to know where the body of her baby had been taken, several hours after they were rushed to Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital (JOOTRH) for treatment.

She is grateful that her other son Januarius Ochieng escaped with injuries to his head, but is now in stable condition.

When the Saturday Standard caught up with her at JOOTRH, she was inconsolable.Kalekye, who escaped with a cut on her cheek is among 35 people who survived the horrific crash that left 13 others dead.

She believes that quick intervention could have saved her son.

“We stayed for more than an hour waiting for help and during that time, many of us were bleeding profusely,” said Kalekye.

Her husband, Boniface Odhiambo, said the death of their lastborn child has broken his family.

“I was asleep when I got several missed calls from my wife. When I called back, I was informed that we had lost our lastborn,” said Odhiambo.

He said he had been looking forward to take his lastborn son to school next year.

A number of survivors said the ill-fated vehicle was speeding, and that the driver was trying to overtake a tractor when the accident happened.

By Saturday Standard


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Life In America No One Tells You About

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BY BOB MWITI

Life in America no one tells you about. In this video, you will learn the following.

1.My journey to the US

2.Opportunities in USA

3.Challenges immigrants face in USA

4.How to transition from a student to a skilled worker in corporate America

5.The attractions & opportunities in the city Of Tampa

A Little Bit About Me!

I am a former international student in USA and I am a senior IT consultant in the areas of Oracle EBS Financials and Robotics Process Automation (RPA) here in USA. I am the programs director of Appstec America – A consulting company based in Tampa, Florida, USA.

I’ve been blessed to have learned a lot in my career as an IT consultant. My life has truly changed, and I’ve made it my mission to give back and serve others beyond myself. Whether that be helping you to relocate to USA as an international student, train you as an IT consultant, help you start and build your own online business, creating your financial freedom, motivating you to pursue your goals and dreams, to being more productive, to inspiring you to constantly improve yourself.

My mission is to get you to wake up to the unlimited potential within you and achieve what you’re truly capable of through my various self-development training programs.On the internet, I openly and passionately share my life experiences and all of the very best concepts, strategies, tools, and resources that I continue to discover that have made a measurable difference to my life, and will do for you as well.

Keep your dream alive and never give up! To learn about my company’s amazing programs, please go to;

www.appstecamerica.com or www.successwithbobmwiti.com

Contact me at;
success@successwithbobmwiti.com
info@appstecamerica.com
+1 813-573-5619 ext 402


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Kenyans in Diaspora to get a free ride from the Airport courtesy of Certified Homes

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Your developer of choice Certified Homes Ltd is offering Kenyans working and living in the diaspora FREE ride from the airport to their destinations within Nairobi metropolitan.

Certified Homes Ltd is the first developer in Kenya specialising in affordable houses to offer all Kenyans in diaspora rides from the airport free of charge.

On arrival the diasporans will receive special gift hampers courtesy of Certified Homes Ltd.
Have a look at Sukari Heights comprising of Studio, 2 & 3 br plus SQ apartments starting from Ksh 2.7M located in the most exclusive Kahawa Sukari neighborhood.

To book your free ride;
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Email: diaspora@certifiedhomes.co.ke
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Female client smashed my windscreen with a gun – Bolt driver

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A Bolt driver was on Wednesday night left with a broken windscreen after a female client allegedly smashed it with a firearm in a row over Sh320 fare.

According to the driver, Brown Mwangi who posted his predicament on the Uber drivers Facebook page, his client was being dropped in Karen’s Kwarara road when the incident happened.

The driver added that the lady asked him to leave her premises immediately after dropping her off.

He said she told him that the money she owed him would be sent to him by her boyfriend later.

“Upon arrival she told me to go eti her boyfriend will send me money 320. I insisted I will pack outside the gate till my money is sent,” Mwangi wrote.

It is then that the client reportedly left for the house and returned with a gun and smashed the car windscreen.

She further bragged to the driver that she was the daughter of a big shot lawyer.

“She later went inside came with gun and smashed my car windscreen saying her father is a big lawyer and I will take her nowhere. I managed to drive all the way to Hardy police station,” Mwangi added.

On Thursday Mwangi mentioned that the matter was being handled by his lawyers.

“I had to go see my lawyers for advice. Now heading to Hardy police station meeting the OCS,” he added.

He also said he had received another windscreen from well-wishers to replace his smashed one.

“Abt wind screen I have already received new windscreen to be fix tomorrow from some well wishers free of change,” he said.

by NN


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