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A tale of love, murder in prison cell and cover-up

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What started as stolen moments of intimacy in a cell at Nyeri Maximum Security Prison has ended in death, tears and unanswered questions. At the centre of the mysterious death are theories and allegations of a jilted lover, betrayal, a mobile phone and an intricate web of cover up.In this matrix, the family of 29-year-old Peterson Mwendia Ngari is desperately searching for answers.

They want to understand how Mwendia died inside his prison cell Number 3 while serving a life sentence at King’ong’o on the night of November 19 last year.Investigations by the Saturday Standard have established that Mwendia was sharing a cell with Peter Maina, a soul mate convicted for armed robbery.

The two prisoners had struck a friendship while serving their time in Nyeri and it was not a coincidence but a well planned scheme that involved giving some prison officers money to allow the union.“We had given out Sh3,000 to be allowed to stay together in the same cell. We were lovers and wanted to live together in one cell,” Maina says.

We further established that the two men had been in a relationship for more than a month before they moved in the same cell where they could be alone all night.

All went well until Mwendia went to Kerugoya for hearing of a petition he had lodged for his re-sentencing. He stayed there for some days but reports filtered back to his cell in Nyeri to his “lover” that he was seeing another man.“When he came back from Kerugoya, Maina was very upset with him. Things got worse when Mwendia siphoned Sh13,300 from his cellmate’s phone and sent it to someone else,” a source says.

However, Maina gives another version of events of what really happened on the fateful night. “On the night of November 18, there was a search in our cell. At around 8pm six officers came to our cell. The boss remained at the door.

As the search was going on, I was ordered out of the cell,” he says.

Peterson Mwendia who was killed inside his cell at Kingongo Prison in Nyeri.

The prisoner claims to have been taken to an area code-named mess where prisoners watch TV as warders conducted their operation for about 15 minutes.After this the officers allegedly ordered him to follow them to the security area, where he remained for sometime but when he was ultimately allowed back to his cell, he found Mwendia bleeding from the mouth and nose.

His body was lying on a mattress facing the solitary bulb in the cell and was partly covered. It was dressed in a short popularly known as kunguru and a sweater.At one point, Maina claims, the search had yielded Mwendia’s phone, an Itel which he saw with the warders involved in the operation at the place the prisoners call Security.

Secret of the deathMaina says he spent the night with his cellmate’s body and that he was warned not to let out the secret of the death. In the course of the night, prison warders reportedly visited him and his dead cellmate four times.The body was collected after about 10 police officers visited the cell at 6am on November 19.

They photographed the body, the cell, and briefly interviewed Maina.“They wanted to know whether the door had been open in the night and whether there had been any visitors to the cell,” says Maina.Later, about four officers from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) visited the cell and took lengthy notes.

It was after this visit that Maina was removed from the cell and sent to another where he was held in isolation. Some sources at the prison at first indicated that Mwendia had committed suicide but could not sustain this theory after the only possible witness to the death, Maina, disowned it.

Maina readily admitted that he and his cellmate were lovers but denied that they had any difference, insisting that his friend was strangled by prison authorities.However, the deceased’s younger brother, Samuel Njagi, says the pathologist who conducted the postmortem informed him that Mwendia had died as a result of strangulation.

“When I last saw my brother in Kerugoya during the hearing of his appeal, he was so full of life and hope. He was confident that he would be released soon. It is tragic that he was killed.We demand that those who killed him are punished,” Njagi says.

The distraught brother recalls how he saw Mwendia at the Nyeri mortuary.“His body had blood in the mouth and nose. He had been strangled and the officers present told me he had been killed by his cellmate,” Njagi says.

He says his mother, Stella Wanja, had at one point been allowed to interview Maina to explain why he had strangled him.“The prison officers told us that Mwendia and Maina had been sharing a cell. They told us Maina had strangled my brother and they were investigating. Once investigations were over, they promised to alert us. We have not heard anything since,” Njagi says.

According to Nyeri County Referral Hospital mortuary records, Mwendia’ body was booked into the facility on November 19, 2019 from Kenya Prisons.The records also indicate that the body once received, underwent a postmortem examination with the cause of death recorded as injuries to the neck consistent with strangulation, the report was handed over to the local police for investigations by the DCI.

On December 5, Njagi who was identified as the next of kin, collected the body from the mortuary for burial in Kiamwathi, Kirinyaga County.Police records indicate the file had been forwarded to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for perusal. An officer privy to the investigation says after conducting thorough investigations they concluded that the victim had been murdered by his cellmate and had recommended that he be charged.

“The victim was serving a life sentence and based on witness statements there were only two people in the cell, the body was found on the floor of the cell and therefore it was not plausible that he committed suicide,” the officer says.Ken Aluda who is in charge of communications at the Kenya Prisons Services said although he had not received the file on the case, an inquest had been opened to probe the cause of death and the circumstances.

BY Saturday Standard

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Congratulations! Over 2700 Kenyans win the US DV-2021 Green Card Lottery

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2,777 Kenyans have won the 2021  Diversity Visa (green card) lottery. The lottery ran between October 2nd, 2019 and November 6th, 2019. According to the US State Department, Kenya is  among 53 African countries whose nationals were lucky to win.

Six regions in the world, millions of applicants and thousands of lucky Green Card winners: Every year the US authorities release detailed statistics about the distribution of Green Cards to worldwide DV-Lottery winners. You will quickly notice that some countries have more winners than others. Why is the distribution of Green Card winners so different worldwide? Continue reading for an explanation of the worldwide winner statistics.

People born in the following countries were not allowed to participate in the DV-2021 Lottery: Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, China (mainland), Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, India, Jamaica, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, South Korea, United Kingdom (except for Northern Ireland) and its dependent territories and Vietnam. Read more about the Green Card Lottery requirements.

Your chances of winning the Green Card Lottery

Generally speaking, your chances of winning are very good. However, every year almost 40% of all participants are disqualified due to formal errors. This could be a photo that doesn’t meet the requirements or a wrong family status. These are only two of the many little things people can do wrong during the application process, which can result in an immediate disqualification.

The frustrating thing is: The US authorities do not tell applicants whether they have done something wrong. That means very often people enter the Green Card Lottery year after year and make exactly the same mistakes again without even knowing it. No surprise they never win.

How can I increase my chances of winning?

Luckily, The American Dream is here to help you. With our professional advice and preparation of your application, we can guarantee that you will not be disqualified due to formal errors. We will help you make the most of your lottery participation and thus increase your chances of winning.

Why should I trust The American Dream?

The American Dream is one of the largest Green Card Lottery agencies worldwide. Based in Germany, our company has helped thousands upon thousands of USA fans around the world realize their dreams and immigrate to the USA.

In Germany alone, about 50% of all Green Card Lottery winners have participated with our help every year. That means we provide half of all winners in this country! An overwhelming number, isn’t it?

But we do not only help participants from Germany. Every year we help people from all over the world to realize their dream of immigrating to the USA. If you want to maximize your chances of winning as well, participate today!

Maximum limit of Green Cards per country

The idea behind the Green Card Lottery Program is to give people, who would normally not have the chance, the possibility to win an immigrant visa and emigrate to the USA. The program is designed to be fair to all nationalities and keep the USA diverse. Therefore, each year a certain number of Green Cards are designated for each continent and participating country.

  • The maximum number of Green Cards available for any eligible country is 3,500, which equates to around 7% of all Green Cards.
  • Europe and Africa are the two continents with the highest Green Card quotas. Both receive about 20,000 Green Cards each.

The strict allocation of Green Cards for each continent keeps the Green Card Lottery results fair for each continent. In Europe, for example, the chance of winning a Green Card is about 1:35. The more America Fans participate per country, the higher the chances to win a Green Card.

Winner distribution with Africa as an example

Why do the Green Card statistics then show that the distribution of winners among countries is not equal? Some countries, especially in Africa, have a much higher number of winners than the maximum of 3,500.

This is simply because Green Card Lottery winners are randomly selected. Within Africa, most of the applicants come from Ethiopia, Ghana, Egypt, Cameroon and the Congo. If, for example, 10% of the participants in Africa are from Ethiopia, then 10% of the winners within Africa will be statistically from Ethiopia.

It is therefore possible that Ethiopia suddenly has five times as many Green Card winners as Germany, for example. The likelihood, however, that every winner in Ethiopia will continue with the Green Card application or fulfill the requirements is extremely low.

The reason behind this is as follows:

  • Not every winner continues with the Green Card application process.
  • This may be the case for winners who do not wish to carry on with the Green Card application process or may not meet the requirements necessary to get a Green Card. This is the case in many African countries.
  • Often winners do not have the necessary education or work experience to fulfill the requirements.
  • Moreover, it is difficult for many African winners to prove that they have sufficient financial resources to make a fresh start in the USA.

Green Card distribution based on experience

It is more likely that the winners from European countries will meet the necessary requirements to proceed with the Green Card application process. This means that almost 20% fewer winners are notified in Europe than in Africa. Worldwide, about 100,000 winners are selected, of these 100,000, the US authorities expect about 50,000 qualified applicants.

In short, more winners are notified each year so that the US authorities can actually issue the 50,000 Green Cards available. The US government calculates those numbers based on decades of experience. From previous statistics, they can calculate how many “additional” people need to be notified to ensure that everyone has a fair chance of winning. This way, qualified winners who want a Green Card will not be left out.

Furthermore, the calculations also take application mistakes into consideration. Even simple mistakes can lead to a winner being disqualified, especially if you apply for the lottery on your own. The American Dream has more than 20 years of experience and is happy to help you on your way to a Green Card – from applying for the lottery to having an immigrant visa in your pocket.

What are you waiting for? Fulfill your very own American dream and take part in the Green Card Lottery now!

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VIDEO: US-Based Kenyan Woman Whose Daughter Confessed to Infecting Men with HIV speaks out

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A US-based Kenyan woman whose daughter recently admitted to deliberately infecting men with HIV is speaking out. In an interview with Jeremy Damaris of  Kikuyu Diaspora Media, Njoki’s mother Lucy Ng’endo has accused her daughter of lying during her interview with Tuko.co.ke.

In the past interview, the 36-year-old Jackline Njoki Mwangi partly blamed her mother who she said moved to the US leaving her behind.

But now Ng’endo says contrary to her daughter’s assertion, she brought her up like any other parent would but she “developed bad behaviors in her early teenage years.”

“It reached a time that I traveled and she started getting herself into bad practices. I actually think it started a long time, it is just that I had not known,” added Ng’endo.

“I have gone through so much pain because of this child,” she added.

The mother further said that their current disagreement was due to her refusal to send money to her daughter, adding that she has constantly insulted her using unprintables.

“But I still love her,” she says.

“Whenever she calls me, she is demanding for money. I found out she was just using me. I have sent her money many times and she uses it for her personal luxuries,” she said.

“I cannot fail to love her despite all this. We have never abandoned her because she is sick. I love her and if she wants medical help I will help her,” added Ng’endo.

She was infected with HIV when she was 18 years old as she tried to make money for herself and her nephew’s upkeep.

 

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Kimunya hits at Maraga over Parliament dissolution

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BY KEVIN KOECH

National Assembly Majority Leader Amos Kimunya has accused Chief Justice David Maraga of creating chaos in the country with his advisory to President Uhuru Kenyatta on dissolving the Parliament.

Kimunya said Maraga made advisory just a week after he appeared before a House committee that apparently annoyed him by insisting he should be prepared to leave office soon.

Speaking to K24 on Sunday, September 27, Kimunya said Maraga appeared before the Justice and Legal Affairs Committee on the September 14 and a week later, he issued the advisory “as an act of self-preservation”.

“This advisory was not done in good faith. It was an act of self-preservation,” he said.

The majority leader also added that the CJ was fully aware that the House had started the process of passing the law allowing for the representation of the marginalised groups including women.

He said there was a matter pending in court also linked to the law and said it was shady that Maraga did not wait for the court case to be determined but thought it was better the Parliament to be dissolved.

In his letter to the president, Maraga said the National Assembly and the Senate had failed to enact legislation required to implement the gender rule for nine years.

He said the dissolution of Parliament under Article 261(7) needed to be enforced to compel the political elite to fully adhere to the 2010 Constitution.

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