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Missing accountant found unconscious



An accountant with the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) based at Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) and who went missing last Friday, was on Tuesday found in her house in Imara Daima Estate, Nairobi, unconscious.

Grace Andeyo, 51, is said to have left her station at KNH branch office presumably for lunch on Friday only for her to go missing.

In a police statement, detectives at Kilimani said while tracing her last movements, they were led to a taxi driver after a family member informed them that she had been dropped off at her house by a cab.

After interrogation, the taxi driver informed them that he took her to the house on Saturday.

Police said they went to the said house in Kings Millennium Apartments situated in Imara Daima, Embakasi where they found her unconscious.

“On arrival at the said place, we figured out that the missing person had indeed been dropped by the said taxi, with vehicle registration No. KCS 483X. The person in question was unconscious in a manner that would suggest she had been intoxicated,” said police in their report.

According to the taxi driver, Gilbert Mokaya, the woman approached him while he was at the taxi stage in Imara Daima and asked to be dropped home.

“She was holding a piece of paper bearing her home address and Sh200 note. We gathered the evidence that was in that scene of the crime and escorted the taxi driver involved for interrogation,” said the police.

Andeyo had left her car, a Volkswagen Polo, at the KNH parking yard raising concern among her colleagues, none of whom she contacted.

The woman was taken to Coptic Hospital as police investigate the matter.

By Nairobi News

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Job seeker loses phone, ID to crafty thief at Uhuru Park



A 30-year-old police impostor who allegedly stole a desperate job seeker’s phone promising to hire him to help in making deliveries to Kenya Defence Forces was charged with theft and impersonation.

Samuel Mwaniki Murigi was accused of stealing Evans Onyango Ogutu’s phone and national ID card at Imenti House on July 23.

Murigi was also accused of impersonation after presenting himself as a police officer attached to Central Police station Nairobi to Ogutu.

Ogutu was taking a rest at Uhuru Park after a job search in and around Nairobi CBD became fruitless when Murigi sat next to him while on-call, purporting he was advising his phantom boss that he would need to hire an extra hand to help him with meeting supplies.

Murigi claimed his boss had secured a contract to supply some items to Kenya Defence Forces and desperate Ogutu approached him for the job.

The suspect reportedly told Ogutu to accompany him to Imenti House to process a pass into military facilities to begin the job immediately and he obliged.

On arrival, Murigi reportedly took the phone and the ID card to proceed with the “process” and disappeared in thin air. The matter was reported to Parliament police station.

On July 4, Ogutu spotted Murigi at the same point and informed the police. Two undercover officers arrested Murigi and allegedly found pictures of himself in different police uniforms.

The suspect denied all the charges before chief magistrate Joyce Gandani of Kibera law courts.

He was freed on a Sh200,000 bond and an alternative cash bail of Sh30,000. The case will be mentioned on August 19.


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Willis Raburu speaks on losing daughter 




Citizen TV presenter Willis Raburu has opened up on the death of his daughter Adana who was born still, saying that each time he talks about it, he gets very emotional.

The 10 over 10 host went on to say that it was a very trying time for him and his wife Marya Prude because many people lashed out at them by saying unpleasant things and that is the time he got to know his true friends.

Speaking on Jessy Junction Raburu added that he thinks about the loss of their daughter every single day.

“It was a very trying time and talking about it sometimes makes me very emotional so I try not to, but you are advised to. All I can say is that so many people came out and lashed at us saying very many bad things.

“But for me, that’s when you get to know your friends. That happened to us. It’s something I think about every day,” said Willis Raburu.

He added that most people don’t understand the kind of challenges one goes through after experience such a loss.

“It is very difficult. I don’t think people understand what that kind of loss does to you because I don’t think there’s any day yenye inapita that I don’t get affected,” he said.

The TV presenter and news anchor narrated that when he went for his Covid-19 test at the Nairobi hospital, the memories of losing his daughter at the hospital got him overwhelmed and he broke into tears.

He added that he still goes for therapy and healing from the loss of daughter Adana has been a continuous process.

“There’s a day when we had the covid we went to Nairobi hospital where it happened. The mass testing was happening and as I was being tested all those things came back to me, where I was packed, what I was doing and then I got emotional… all those memories came rushing back and I broke down completely sobbing and everybody was like what is happening to Willis. But you know that is why it is important to continue to go for therapy,” narrated Raburu.

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Ex-VP Awori, Kipchoge and Akothee to lead Covid-19 funds drive



Former Vice President Moody Awori, renowned athlete Eliud Kipchoge and musician Esther Akoth — popularly known as Akothee — are part of the 17-member team picked to spearhead resource mobilisation for Covid-19 response in the Lake region.

This is part of a new fundraising approach being taken by 14 counties under the Lake Region Economic Bloc (LREB) in the fight against coronavirus.

LREB comprises Kakamega, Kisumu, Bungoma, Homa Bay, Busia, Bomet, Siaya, Nyamira, Migori, Kisii and Vihiga counties.

Under the strategy mooted about two weeks ago, LREB counties will assist each other to achieve various targets set by the Ministry of Health for Covid-19 emergency response and management, as well as respond to deficiencies in their health systems.

The 17-member LREB Covid-19 resource mobilisation team comprises prominent businessmen, philanthropists, industrialists and professionals.

Other members of the team Ainclude Sanjay Patel of Butali Sugar Company, Dr Sylvia Ojoo and Alie Eleveldt, among others.

The team is expected to spearhead resource mobilisation for the 14-member LREB bloc.

The team’s inauguration is slated for August 14, 2020 while the official launch is expected to be graced by the Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe on August 19th.

LREB Chairman and Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya said the team will start with analysis of the extent of Covid-19’s impact on households and businesses in the Lake Region.

“The committee will provide relevant advice and recommendations on interventions for control and mitigation of the socio-economic impacts of the pandemic across member counties,” said Mr Oparanya.

The strategy comes even as some counties struggle to mobilise funding to purchase equipment, especially isolation beds , in readiness for a spike in Covid-19 cases.


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