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More than 10 heads of state to attend Moi’s burial 

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By JUDITH GICOBI

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed Moi’s condolence book at the African Union summit that is happening in Addis Ababa Ethiopia. The long-serving president eulogized his late counterpart as a true Pan-Africanist.

“Stopped by Mzee Moi tribute desk at the sidelines of the African Union summit in Addis Ababa, to eulogize the true Pan-Africanist. My condolences and that of Ugandans to His Excellency Uhuru Kenyatta, the Moi family, and all Kenyans on the passing of this icon,” Museveni said on social media.

Museveni will be among the 10 heads of states to be in attendance of former president Moi burial at his Kabarak home on Wednesday. 

The attendance list is still being compiled by the organizing committee, but Museveni and President Salva Kiir of South Sudan have confirmed their attendance.

An unnamed representative of the Queen of England will also be in attendance, according to sources.

Other dignitaries attending will be Former Tanzanian presidents Benjamin Mkapa and Jakaya Kikwete.

Interior Principal Secretary Karanja Kibicho announced that Kabarak grounds will manage to hold more than 30,000 people.

A state funeral will be held on Tuesday at Moi’s Nyayo National Stadium, where several foreign dignitaries will attend. 

President Uhuru Kenyatta will lead in the memorial service.


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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.

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


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Shock as man admits to killing his wife and her lover

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He came home, found his friend in bed with his wife, picked up a panga and murdered them in cold blood before handing himself over to the police.

At least that is what a 40-year-old suspect only identified as Lorumeta wants the police to believe after making a deranged and shocking entrance to Karuna Police Station while brandishing a bloodied machete with a murderous look in his eyes and babbling incoherently.

The incident has left residents of Karuna village in Moiben Sub-county in shock amid claims of a salacious love affair between the man’s wife and his friend.

Both Lorumeta and his friend were employed as casual labourers at Kaptebei Farm, locals said.

Members of the public who had gone to seek services at the station were forced to scamper to safety as police disarmed the suspect before locking him up in the cells.

Motive of murder 

On interrogation, Lorumeta told police he was fed up with his cheating wife’s shameless actions.

Confirming the Saturday afternoon incident, County Police Commander Ayub Ali said the bodies of Nancy Cheruto and Cheruiyot Lomorian, which had deep cuts, were taken to the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital mortuary awaiting a postmortem examination.

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The police boss said investigations are underway to establish the facts. He said the suspect will be charged in court as soon as the investigations are complete.

“For now, the motive of this killing is yet to be known. We are not going to speculate as to the cause of this shocking murder until the investigations are complete,” said Mr Ali.

He added that police cannot rely on the allegations of the suspect until they conduct in-depth investigations.

by nation.co.ke


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