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Police pursue crucial leads in murder of 78-year-old German in hotel room

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After finding a supermarket smartcard belonging to Mary Mwikali Kavuu inside the room where German Herman Detering was killed at Moriama Cottages, detectives from Malindi listed her as a person of interest.

They later tracked her movements using her phone signals, which pointed that she was in Ukunda, Kwale County, about 150 kilometres from Malindi, where the crime was committed.

On the day of her arrest, Ms Kavuu was located inside a bar in Ukunda drinking alcohol in the company of friends.

Sources told the Sunday Nation that detectives had to trick the suspect by using a person known to her, to call her outside to avoid creating a scene inside the highly crowded bar, before arresting her.

“Immediately she came outside the bar, detectives arrested her,” said the source, adding, “she was later taken to the nearby police station for interrogation before proceeding to her home for a search.”

Yesterday, detectives from the scene of crime, homicide, forensic unit and government chemist sealed off Moriema Cottages in Malindi, where the 78-year-old was brutally murdered inside his hotel room last week.

The team toured the scene to collect more evidence on the murder of Detering a day after the prime suspect, Ms Kavuu, was arrested.

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Ms Kavuu is alleged to have been a lover to the slain tourist and hotel workers said that the two had spent time at the hotel until late at night, drinking alcohol and chewing miraa, near the swimming pool before

retiring to Mr Deterings’ room together.

The body of the German was later found lying in a pool of blood on Tuesday evening around 6pm. The room attendant became suspicious when he failed to open the door the whole day, prompting him to peep through the window.

Police are pursuing a number of theories, including allegations of self- defence.

However, detectives are yet to recover the weapon used to kill the tourist that left him with deep cuts in his body.

Police suspect the killer might have hidden or escaped with the murder weapon after they failed to find it at the crime scene and around the hotel.

Mr Ken Kazungu, the Moriema Cottages manager and night receptionist said: “We discovered the lifeless body on Monday evening after the guest failed to open his room for cleaning as usual,” he said, adding: “he has been waking up at around 8am daily to swim before doing anything else.”

On the fateful day when Detering met his death, Mr Kazungu said he spent the day with a young woman who was said to be his girlfriend, drinking beer until around 1pm.

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“The two seemed happy,” he said, adding “we never suspected anything fishy until in the following evening when one of the workers peeped through the window after he failed to show up and saw him lying in a pool of blood.”

Interestingly, Mr Kazungu who was at the reception and the security guard at the gate said they never heard any commotion or noise and did not even see the woman leaving the hotel.

Mr Kazungu said a room steward had knocked on the door at 10am with the aim of cleaning it but it was locked and he became suspicious after the guest failed to open the door during the day.

Police used a spare key to open the door because the other key could not be traced.

Mr Detering is said to have been running a string of businesses in South Coast and also Malindi, where he operated a bar between 2012 and 2015.

The bar has since closed, and the deceased then moved to Ukunda.

We discovered the lifeless body on Monday evening after the guest failed to open his room for cleaning as usual,”


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Lady recounts pain of learning her HIV positive status in front of her new boyfriend

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Being in a new relationship nowadays requires couples to know their status before engaging in sexual orientation. This is a healthy norm due to many diseases that come as a result of sexual intimacy.

Lady says she learnt of her HIV status on her visit to the health facility with her new boyfriend 10 years ago

Irene Waliula (pictured) has been battling with HIV/AIDS for the last 10 years. Photo: Irene Waliaula.
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As the world celebrates HIV and AIDS Day, Irene Waliaula 28, narrated her 10-year journey battling with AIDs, disease that changed her to a toxic person.

Hell broke loose on her when she visited a Nairobi health facility together with her boyfriend to know their HIV status after getting into a new relationship.

She was diagnosed with the dreaded virus and was left heartbroken, dejected and distressed.

On two occasions, the then 18-year-old girl contemplated suicide.

Were it not for the intervention of an AIDS councillor who guided and assisted her to start seeing things positively, Irene said she would have taken her on life along the way since the temptation kept on knocking.

Though the journey has not been easy considering the costs of medication and sustaining a healthy diet, the mother of one said having a positive mind has helped her to overcome a lot of the challenges.

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Lady says she learnt of her HIV status on her visit to the health facility with her new boyfriend 10 years ago

Irene Waliaula. Photo: Irene Waliaula.
Source: Facebook

She has been sensitising the society and especially the youth on HIV and AIDS prevention measures through her social media platforms and other avenues including, churches, seminars and town hall meetings.

“When you first contract this disease, you obviously need strong people around you. For my case, I did not have such people around me. It was only my mother who was there for me. Though she was shocked, she had to be strong for me.” She recalled.

Irene said even though she no longer stays with her baby daddy. Her life has really changed because she chose to have people with positive minds around her.

She advised those living with AIDs to always focus on the best thing that life has to offer because after all, everyone deserves to live.

by Tuko.co.le


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VIDEO: Kenyan Woman Narrates How She Was Detained in the US for over a Year After Traveling to Visit a Friend

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A Kenyan woman says that  she landed in jail after a friend invited her to visit the US.

Speaking in an interview with a local TV Station, the lady identified only as Grace said he left the country after obtaining a visitor’s visa from the American Embassy in Nairobi but trouble began shortly after she alighted the plane at an airport in Seattle, Washington, and was excited to visit the US as she thought the trip would open the door to greener pastures.

A single mother who separated from her husband, Grace says she was unexpectedly interrogated by airport authorities about the friend who invited her to the US.

Unfortunately, she could not give the relevant details about the friend which led officers to believe she was in the country illegally.

“I didn’t have enough details of the person who had invited me to America. On the other hand, the person who invited me didn’t also have my details,” said Grace.

As a result, she was arrested and incarcerated for more than a year before she was eventually deported to Kenya having being denied bond on several occasions.

Grace described spending time behind bars in a foreign country as traumatizing and the fact that she had left her kids back in Kenya exacerbated her suffering.

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“Life was not easy for me knowing that I had left my children back in Kenya. Life of being detained is tough because you have no freedom and you are in a foreign country. Other people even committed suicide,” she recounted.

She added that she would not advise anyone to go and find greener pastures abroad.

 


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‘I thought she would marry ‘Jesus’ not a divorcee,’ Pastor Kanyari shades Betty Bayo

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Pastor Victor Kanyari has broken his silence after his ex-wife Gospel singer Betty Bayo got engaged during her 33rd birthday last week on Wednesday.

Sharing the news with her fans on social media, the Eleventh Hour crooner posted a cutout picture of her fiancé on one knee putting the engagement ring on her finger with the caption, ‘Taken’.

Speaking to Word Is, the controversial pastor said he is aware that the mother of his two children got engaged but was shocked to learn that the man she is currently dating is a divorcee.

“I thought she was going to marry ‘Jesus’ after all the hateful things she said about me,” he said.

“He is a man who left his family, a wife and two children somewhere. She did not look for Jesus, tell her to marry a ‘Jesus’ kind of a man so she can surprise us not a man who has been used somewhere.”

Kanyari hopes that his children will be well taken care of.

“I have given my children the best life and I promise to take them to the best schools in America. Now that there is another man in her life, I hope he will be chipping in.”

Betty is now planning for a grand wedding and Pastor Kanyari said he is invited.

“I can’t attend her wedding although I am invited. She should continue with her life.”

“I came before him and at least opened some way for him. He can continue with where I left although there were others before me.”

Asked how well he knows Betty’s new bae, Pastor Kanyari referred to him as a broke man.

“He is from Central Kenya, but can’t compete with my level. He is a hungry man, that is the best way I can describe him. I can buy them lunch only that they have not shown up.”

He continued and said that instead of attending to the wedding, he will offer to pay for their honeymoon.

“Hii ni mbio ya farasi na punda. I do not know why she has rushed things since I did not expect her to be with that kind of a man. I expected a different kind of man. I am cuter…”

On the other side, Kanyari says Betty is still his friend and they call each other.

“She calls me anytime she is in a problem or is stressed. I wish her well and we shall meet at the end of all these.”

Pastor Kanyari says he has no hurry in moving on.

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Word Is reached out to Betty Bayo who asked us to do a congratulatory story first, which we did.

She then declined to speak anything concerning her engagement.

“I am not ready to speak about it now.”

by Mpasho.co.ke


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