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Likoni tragedy: ‘Man received phone call from dead father’

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A bare chested John Mutinda stormed out of his house in Vanga Estate in Likoni, Mombasa County, at around 4am on Saturday, got into his vehicle and sped off.

Clad in a pair of shorts only, Mr Mutinda knocked down a motorcycle as he sped off towards the Likoni crossing channel before plunging into the ocean.

Mr Mbithi Matheka, a night guard who Mr Mutinda usually hired to watch over his car, a Toyota Allion, said the 46-year-old clearing and forwarding agent looked disturbed.

“He did not utter a word, he stared at us for some minutes before he got into the car and drove off at high speed,” said Mr Matheka.

Soon after leaving, his wife Ruth Mueni came out to inquire where her husband had gone.

A neighbour said that at around midnight, Ms Mueni had complained that her husband was behaving strangely.

“The wife was here complaining, but it was not clear what she was bitter about. She went back to the house, only for the incident to happen later,” said a neighbour.

According to Mr Mutinda’s relative, Benard Kieti, the victim told his wife that he had received a call from his late father before leaving the house in a huff.

“He was saying things that his wife could not comprehend when he left. The wife tried to stop him in vain,” said Mr Kieti who spoke on behalf of the family during an interview at the Likoni channel.

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According to Kenya Ferry Services (KFS), Mr Mutinda drove straight into the sea at around 4.20am without paying for the ticket.

As he drove into the sea at high speed, he almost ran over a KFS official. At the time of the incident, the only ferry which was operational was on the Island side of the channel. The incident happened on the mainland side.

Soon after the incident, officers from the Kenya Navy and the Kenya Police Marine swung into action.

But it was not until 8am when Kenya Navy divers retrieved the body which was later taken to Jocham Hospital mortuary.

The vehicle was later pulled out of the ocean at around midday by technicians from the Southern Engineering Ltd.

The vehicle was lifted by a crane and put on Mv Kilindini before being towed to the Likoni Ferry Police Station.

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Rip-off as school uniform cartels charge Sh1,000 for underwear

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By JUDITH GICOBI

Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha is under pressure to put an end to school uniform cartels that are doing well in public schools. 

According to the sector stakeholders, the high cost of the uniform is causing many students from being admitted to high school despite the government pushing for 100 percent transition to secondary school. 

Many of the required school items apart from the uniform have exaggerated prices, and the number of items such as trousers, skirts, shorts and blouses, needed is too high. 

Another issue is the mandatory requirement for parents to purchase some things from specific suppliers. 

The cost of uniforms from various schools is ranging at Sh9,000 to Sh 20,000 for day school and boarding schools, respectively. This would cost almost half if parents bought the items from other sources other than the pre-approved list of suppliers. 

“The above uniform should be bought in cash from the supplier(s) who will be selling them at the school during the admission period,” reads the admission letter.

A girl’s school in Nairobi has asked the parents to buy six panties at Sh1,000, each against a market price of Sh100. 

When reached out for a comment on the matter, Prof Magoha said: “I will issue a statement in due course.”

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I was scared my son would stop me from shining- Bridget Achieng

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By JUDITH GICOBI

Bridget Achien’g, Kenyan popular reality TV star, is a happy mother since having her son. 

But before welcoming her son, the actor had fears concerning her career. She had doubts about whether she will remain popular or relevant after having the baby.

She shared this on Instagram, Bridget reveals how she was scared that Sekani would dim her shining star.

However, that did not happen, instead, the son helped in adding more meaning and increased opportunities life in a way she hadn’t thought.

“Wow and to think that I was scared to death @sekani_rich_ was going to stop me from shining, so far as I look closely to his birthday next month ….and the fire that this boy has put in me it can only be God,” wrote Bridget.

In the aim to ensure her son gets a good life, Bridget had also registered three businesses in her son’s name, which will help in paying for his education and expenses.

“He is covered for life his three business empire will see him through school until when he says he can’t do it anymore…I got you my prince for life,” she wrote.

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Victor Wanyama-sponsored students report to schools

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The six students sponsored by Harambee Stars captain Victor Wanyama under his foundation have all reported to their respective schools.

Sammy Oriko and Landgreen Makhoha have joined Maranda School, Eva Moraa and Zawadi Tamara reported to Sironga Girls High School, Esther Achieng is in Asumbi Girls High School while Trizah Shem has enrolled in St Brigid’s High School.

The six reported to their new schools this week and Wanyama has urged them to work hard.

“I am very proud of the scholarship programme, above all I am proud of the students we selected. Looking at their results, their background and the schools they attended, you can see great potential in them. I pledge to support them as I had stated earlier, to enable them to reach their potential. It is also important to motivate them to work hard in school,” Wanyama told Nation Sport.

The Tottenham Hotspur midfielder formally registered the Victor Wanyama Foundation late last year and is building the foundation’s main centre in a 20-acre piece of land in Busia which will also house the Victor Wanyama Academy.

He is also supporting his former club County Bus FC and the Muthurwa Boxing Club having recently bought a 40-seater bus for the two entities.

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