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Family seeks justice after kin assaulted by police during curfew dies

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A family in Homa Bay County is grieving the killing of a 25-year-old man by the police for allegedly disobeying the curfew by the government in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

Calvince Omondi, a boda boda rider, died on Sunday, March 29 from the injuries allegedly inflicted on him by police officers enforcing President Uhuru Kenyatta’s dusk to dawn curfew.

According to the deceased father George Onyango, Omondi was rushed to Rachuonyo South sub-county hospital in Oyugis town on Friday night, after sustaining injuries on his head due to police beating.

He said the officers stopped his son who was on his way to their Saye rural home, beating him up for operating beyond the curfew time.

“They descended on my son at Kosele trading centre and beat him up until he was unconscious before taking him to hospital,” said Onyango.

Omondi is reported to have ferried a customer from Oyugis to Kendu Bay earlier on Friday, March 27, the first day of the curfew, and was on his way back when he met the marauding officers.Onyango said he was informed by Omondi’s friend that he had been assaulted by a group of police officers on his way back to Saye village home in North Kamagak Location.

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Onyango said he rushed to the hospital and found his son unconscious, as he remained speechless till he died on Sunday morning.

“I went to the hospital where he had been taken and found him unconscious. He never talked to anybody until he died this morning,” he told Standard Digital.

He has called on the government to probe the circumstances under which his son died and bring to book the rogue officers who killed his son.

He said the death of his son is a blow to the entire family which depended on him as the breadwinner.“They should have arrested him not killing him, his death has gutted the family,” he said.Omondi left an expectant widow and one child. Accident

But when reached for a response, the police said that Omondi was involved in an accident as he tried to escape the police on a fateful day.According to Rachuonyo South police boss Essau Ochorokodi, Omondi saw the officers manning a roadblock and sped off trying to escape, but hit a bump and crashed.

“He saw police officers and decided to speed with the intention of escaping them. Unfortunately, his motorbike hit a bump after which he fell and hit his head on a culvert,” said Ochorokodi.

He said his officers took the rider to the hospital after realising he was seriously injured in the accident.“The young man was taken to the hospital by our officers after the accident,” said Ochorokodi.

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The police boss challenged the family to present any evidence of assault to his office to enhance investigations into the incident.“The family should provide any evidence of an assault. This will enable us to undertake investigations for an appropriate measure to be taken,” he added.

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Mum celebrates petrol station attendant who shielded her daughter at night

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“I will forever be grateful to this guy,” Kihangu Veronicah said as she shared a photo of a petrol station attendant who saved her daughter’s life.

Limuru mum celebrates petrol station attendant who shielded her daughter at night

Peter Elegwa worked the night shift that day. Photo: Shell
Source: UGC

The grateful mum narrated how Peter Elegwa shielded her daughter from the danger in the dead of the night after she failed to make it home in time.

According to the Facebook user, her daughter was caught in traffic past curfew hours on Saturday, November 28.

The driver of the matatu she had boarded decided to drop the passengers before they reached their destinations.

 

Limuru mum celebrates petrol station attendant who shielded her daughter at night

Peter, the man who watched over Kihangu’s daughter. Photo: Kihangu Victoria
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The driver then turned away as he was not willing to spend one more minute on the God-forsaken road.

Kihangu’s daughter decided to trek the rest of the way despite it being pitch black outside.

It was around 10.30pm and the rain had started pouring so she had to consider seeking shelter while the rainfall subsided.

“She arrived at Shell Petrol Station and this guy sheltered her and provided my daughter with a seat as she waited for me to sort out her transportation,” the happy mum recalled.

Kihangu further explained that Peter made sure her daughter was safe till 11.15pm when a car was sent to pick her up.

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She praised the kind employee and thanked him for his heart of gold.

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Kiambu: Suspected thieves exhume body of COVID-19 victim four days after burial

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Residents from Kamirithu village in Limuru, Kiambu county are still recovering from shock after they woke up to an exhumed grave on Tuesday, December 1.

Kiambu: Suspected thieves exhume body of COVID-19 victim four days after burial

The suspected thieves dug up the grave of a COVID-19 victim. Photo: UGC.
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The grave of 15-year-old Ian Kamau who was buried on Thursday, November 26, after losing the fight against COVID-19 was raided by suspected thieves who were reportedly looking for any valuables that many have been buried with the victim.

According to the residents who condemned the bizarre action, the suspected thieves did not touch the remains of the teenager or his coffin but left the grave ajar.

“This is not good at all. Those people were just uncovering the wounds of the family which is already trying to move on,” one resident told the media.

Officials from the Ministry of Health who arrived at the scene together with police officers said they will investigate the matter as they filled up the grave.

The locals also asked the law enforcers to beef up security around Ian’s graveyard and to enhance the lighting in the public cemetery.

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Fearless girl asks mum to start doing house chores, says she’s tired

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A video has emerged on social media in which a young girl could be seen arguing with her mother over house chores.

The girl expressed her dissatisfaction over the house chores her mother left for her. She asked why her mother does nothing in the chores and leaves everything for her.

She said she lays bed, cleans and arranges the house and told her mother to learn how to do these chores.

Young girl challenges mum over house chores

She told her mum not to kill her with house chores, adding that because she gave birth to her does not mean she should do nothing in the house. @mediagist/Instagram
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The girl told her mum to give birth to another child, adding that she would stop doing house chores in the house.

She said because her mother gave birth to her does not mean the latter would do nothing in the house.

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