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VIDEO: Shock as boy suspected of strangling to death 3rd grader girl, stashing body in a gunny bag



The arrest and detention of a 15-year-old suspect in connection with the gruesome murder of a nine-year-old girl is raising questions on the moral fabric of the Kenyan society.

Police believe the boy, currently in custody at Maragua Police Station in Murang’a County, killed Purity Njeri Chege in Ihiga-ini village.

Villagers are yet to come to terms with the possibility that the Standard Six pupil strangled to death a third grader, stashed her body in a gunny bag and hurriedly buried it in a shallow grave.


Homicide detectives at the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI) are working to piece up the sequence of events leading up to the death of the girl and the circumstances surrounding the boy’s arrest.

Detectives are also yet to uncover the motive, which they believe was premeditated, and whether an adult could have been involved in the killing and disposal of the girl’s body, all in a span of about an hour.

Murang’a DCI boss Judy Muthini said the incident was reported on Sunday by Mr John Chege Marubu, the girl’s father.

The family reported that the victim and the suspect had been last spotted in the latter’s family farm at around 9am picking avocados.


An hour later, the suspect delivered avocados to the victim’s home and reported that he could not find her and that he did not know where she had gone.

Mr Chege went searching in the farm only to stumble on a freshly dug pit and on removing soil, found his daughter’s body wrapped in a gunny bag.

“The body was found at around 10am half buried in a pit measuring two by three feet in the boy’s family land,” Mrs Muthini said.

Forensic investigators from DCI headquarters in Nairobi have been dispatched to the area.

Neighbours identified the 15-year-old boy as the last person to have been seen with the victim.

“He was arrested and locked up in Maragua Police Station awaiting further investigations and interrogation,” Ms Muthini said.



A post-mortem on the body on Monday revealed that the girl died of manual strangulation as she had bruises on the neck.

“The post-mortem examination indicates that the girl died of lack of oxygen in the brain, most probable cause being manual strangulation,” Ms Muthini said.

The post-mortem exam ruled out the possibility of rape, with detectives saying the girl did not have any sexual assault injuries.

The deceased’s mother Mary Wairimu told the Nation that her daughter was in a good mood on the fateful morning, adding that she would not pass judgement on the suspect.

“I am content to wait for the process to take its own cause, but praying for both my family and that of the arrested boy that we all be strengthened to cope with the turn of events,” she said.

The Constitution, in Article 53(1)(f), provides that a child should not be detained except as a measure of last resort and, when detained, be held for the shortest appropriate period separate from adults and in conditions that take account of the minor’s gender and age.


Article 53(2) stipulates that a child’s best interests are of paramount importance in every matter concerning him or her.

For a crime to be validly proven as a murder, the killing must be proved beyond reasonable doubt to have been premeditated. Notably, in juvenile justice, capacity is not an element of criminal liability but forms part of the culpability. However, age is fundamental.

The Penal Code places criminal liability from age eight. However, this is often criticised because in most international laws it is 12.


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VIDEO: Sauti Sol Polycarp’s wife’s cute baby bump video cracking ribs online



The Sauti Sol boy band is about to welcome their first baby in a few weeks and the team just can’t keep calm.

The band’s guitarist, Polycarp Otieno was the first to make a step towards starting a family with his wife Lady Mandy whom she wedded in November 2018.

Mr and Mrs Polycarp Otieno

This is going to be the couple’s first child as well as the music group’s first.

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Mandy has been holding on to her baby bump that keeps growing bigger and heavier by the day and it seems she is not far from gracing the delivery room.

Polycarp Otieno and wife Lady Mandy expectant

The team recently had a moment to come together and have some feel of the protruding belly and the session was crazy.

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Polycarp who had probably touched the baby bump numerous times, just to feel the unborn baby kick, kept his distance, capturing the adorable moment as Savara and Chimano kept Lady Mandy’s baby bump company.

From a distance, we can see the two artists shy away from holding and feeling the baby bump, seeming like a mystery to them and something out of this world.

Mouths agape, sitted by the edge of the seat and just trying to imagine what it is like in there. Meanwhile, Lady Mandy had slouched back on the couch to allow the two have their moment.

They take turns in feeling the baby bump before it’s Savara’s turn and the baby kicks and the artist quickly jerks back because it’s just unbelievable.

Mixed reactions

This left fans cracking their ribs expressing:

Hizo reactions ni priceless yani 😂😂

sowairina It really is miraculous isn’t it🤗♥️and also I’m seeing two👶🏽👶🏽is there something you’re not telling us🤗

Their reactions are so adorable! True brothers! Congratulations ❤️

I swear it’s the best feeling ever! A miracle

Aki mko na wanna😂😂😂awa wasee wanaeza lala wakiskiza mtoi aki bt i can feel the kafeeling furaha tele❤️🤣


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Jacque Maribe teams up with Sarah Mwangi for new show



When life gives you lemons make lemonade, so the saying goes.

And former Citizen TV news anchor Jacque Maribe appears to have adopted the mantra after announcing that she is soon set to start her own political show titled The Hot Seat.

Maribe, made the announcement on Friday on Instagram saying that she is now ready to get back on the spotlight after taking a sabbatical.

The Hot Seat will be aired online on social media.

“She’s back…after a sabbatical from your screens… And she’s bringing on the heat…raw conversations, political affiliations, in-depth inspiration… the heat is on, only on #TheHotSeat,” posted Jacque Maribe.

Speaking to Nairobi News on phone, Sarah Mwangi, the producer of the show, said that it will premiere on Sunday at 8pm with the first episode having Maribe just talking about her life experiences and journey to being a political journalist.

Sarah Mwangi, the show’s producers.

“The show launches on Sunday on YouTube and Facebook. Episode 1 will be basically Jacque sharing her story about her growing up and her love for political journalism. Going forward, the show will tackle political matters,” said Ms Mwangi.

Maribe decided to take a step back away from the spotlight after she was co-accused alongside her ex-boyfriend Jowie for the murder of businesswoman Monica Kimani in 2017.

However, Ms Mwangi says that now is the right time for her to continue with her passion which is being a journalist.

“Why not now? This whole Covid-19 situation has impacted on all of us. And not everything seems to be going right for most Kenyans. So Jacque felt that it was time to come out and do something and make our leaders accountable for their actions,” she went on.


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Jalang’o ‘snitches’ on Betty Kyallo’s relationship with ‘Somali guy’



Comedian Jalang’o seems to have let the cat out of the bag regarding the nature of the relationship between Betty Kyallo and her alleged ‘Somali Guy’ Alinur Mohammed.

Jalang’o posted a picture of himself together with Mohammed on Instagram.

He captioned the photo, “Hanging out with my brother in-law if you know you know….@honalinur.”

Betty then commented telling Jalang’o that it was not right what he did, followed by laughing emojis.

“Si Poa,” replied Betty.

Alinur has been suspected to be the ‘Somali guy’ that Betty dated for a while.

Media personality and businesswoman Betty Kyallo and Alinur Mohammed. PHOTO | COURTESY
Media personality and businesswoman Betty Kyallo and Alinur Mohammed. PHOTO | COURTESY

He (Alinur) came out to deny the claims.

However, the blossoming friendship between the two has been a subject of speculation on whether Mohammed is the ‘Somali guy’.

In fact, he commented on a picture of Betty together with her two sisters Mercy and Gloria while on a trip in Malindi referring to them as family.


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