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Police release e-fit of man who fell from Kenya Airways plane in London

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Police trying to identify a man whose frozen body fell into a garden in London from the landing gear of a plane have released a e-fit image of his face in the hope that he will be recognised.

Investigators, who also released images of a bag that was found in the landing gear of the aircraft with a small amount of Kenyan currency, believe he was a Kenyan man aged in his 30s, but are keeping an open mind.

DS Paul Graves said police had pursued a number of lines of inquiry into the June incident, which he said had been “a very sad incident to investigate”.

“This man has a family somewhere who need to know what has happened to their loved one,” he added.

A bag and other items found in the plane’s landing gear. The strap of the bag had “MCA” written on it.Photograph: Metropolitan Police

“Our investigation 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.”

The strap of the bag had the distinctive lettering “MCA” written on it, while there was a logo stating: “Wildkat Softball” on the top that the man had been wearing. Bottles of water and a soft drink were also found in the landing gear.

Anyone who can assist with the investigation has been asked to call the Metropolitan police quoting the reference CAD 5395/30 June.

The flight on which the man is believed to have stowed away was a Kenya Airways flight from Nairobi to Heathrow. One early line of inquiry had focused on the possibility that he worked at Nairobi airport.

A logo on the top the man was wearing reads: ‘Wildkat Softball’ Photograph: -/Metropolitan police/AFP via Getty Images

A resident of Offerton Road in Clapham said in June that he had hit the ground about a metre from a man who was sunbathing in his garden. “I heard a ‘whomp’. I went upstairs to look out of a window,” he said. “At first I though it was a [homeless person] asleep in the garden.

“He had all his clothes on and everything. I had a closer look and saw there was blood all over the walls of the garden … I realised immediately that he had fallen.”

The man’s body is being held at a mortuary. Police said that once the investigation is complete, a file will be produced for the coroner and an inquest can take place.

More than four years ago, the body of Carlito Vale from Mozambique was found on the roof of a west London office building below the Heathrow flight path. Another man was found unconscious in the undercarriage of the same British Airways plane, having survived freezing temperatures over the 8,000-mile (12,800km) flight from Johannesburg to London.

In 2012, another man, eventually identified as José Matada, fell from a flight from Angola close to Heathrow. A coroner said he had probably died of hypothermia before he fell.

Stowaways risk being crushed or burned by the wheels as soon as they are retracted after a flight’s takeoff. At cruising altitudes of more than 35,000ft, oxygen deprivation can kill people hidden in the unpressurised wheel well. As temperatures plunge to -55C (-67F), hypothermia is a serious risk.

by The Guardian


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I left Twitter because people insulted me a lot:Uhuru

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BY OLIVIA MUNGWANA

President Uhuru Kenyatta has said Kenyans on Twitter were too hostile to him that is why he left.

Speaking during the launch of the the drive for the signatures for the Building Bridges Initiative, President Uhuru Kenyatta said he would spend so much time on Twitter, going through what people were saying and all he would see were abuses which would get to him.

He said he has been listening to people and talks to them before making decisions, but going to Twitter to see what people were saying was not a pleasant experience for him. He now says he would rather spend time with his wife in the evening before sleeping and wake up to go to work.

Mimi hata huko Twitter, mimi niliondoka huko, nikaona hio kitu ni bure ni matusi tu, unakaa hapo unasoma, haulali, halafu unapiga simu, unaona vile huyo mtu amenitusi, afadhali nilale bana, nipige story na mama kidogo hapo, nilale, niamke, niende kazi, dunia iendelee,” he said.

Uhuru left Twitter in 2018 . He was most followed leader in Sub-Saharan Africa on Twitter with more than three million followers.


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Do you know this man caught on CCTV stealing laptop in Mirema flat? – VIDEO

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CCTV footage has emerged showing the moment a man stole a laptop from a house in a city flat.

The footage, captured last week, shows the unidentified male masquerading as a tenant of the flat and waiting as a tenant opens the gate door before he follows her in.

The man then starts going around the flat looking for any unlocked doors.

The suspect is seen moving floor after floor until he finally finds an unlocked door.

He then gets in and hastily makes away with a bag with what is understood to be a laptop.

Mr Muriithi, the landlord of Mufu Heights, which is located along Mirema Road in Nairobi, suspects that the man captured on CCTV could be working for a moving company.

Spotted in the apartment

He said that it was the second time the man had been spotted in the apartment. In the first incident, a tenant lost a wristwatch.

“We suspect that he works for a moving company and he helped a tenant to either move in or out and he came back and surveyed the building sometime in September. He has returned and a tenant has lost a laptop,” Mr Mureithi said.

He added that the victim had left the house without locking the door because his wife had forgotten her keys in the house.

The matter was reported at Kasarani police station with members of the public being requested to help in identifying him.


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