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The death of a woman at an apartment in upmarket Kilimani, Nairobi, has brought back memories of a similar incident in 2012.

Santonia Court, along Kirichwa Gardens Road, is back in the limelight for the wrong reasons after the body of Sheila Njeri Murage, 33, was discovered in the flowerbed on July 17. It was at the apartments that a former Kenya Power employee, Careen Chepchumba, was found dead on February 12, 2012. Careen — who was a friend to former TV news anchor Louis Otieno — was found dead in her apartment in a case that remains unsolved even after a court ordered an inquest into the matter.

In 2018, the court declared that police bungled the investigation and recommended that the Director of Public Prosecutions orders an inquiry into the murder.

Released on bail

Then magistrate Charles Ondieki ruled that Careen’s death was not an accident. “The cause of Careen’s death was not suicide … it was not accidental. The cause of death cannot be said to be undetermined. The cause was strangulation. These are inevitable findings,” he said. Sheila’s body was discovered in a flowerbed at Santonia Court by workers. Those who attended the scene said blood was oozing from her nose, and she had back injuries.

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So far, police said no family member or friend has claimed the body. A postmortem examination report revealed that Sheila was sexually assaulted and died as a result of head injuries due to blunt force trauma.  Three suspects linked to her death were arraigned in court on July 23.

Christine Aluoch and Claire Ng’eno were released on Sh100,000 bail. The third suspect, Shem Mang’ula, was remanded for DNA profiling. Ng’eno was allowed to access her house even though police termed it a scene of crime. Senior Principal Magistrate Kennedy Cheruiyot directed Aluoch and Ng’eno to report daily to the investigating officer of the case until new orders are issued.

The magistrate turned down an application by the prosecution led by State Prosecutor Kennedy Panyako to deny all the three suspects bond until investigations are complete.  Lawyer Cliff Ombeta for Aluoch and Ng’eno said due to their gender they cannot be detained for extraction of some samples for DNA profiling.

He said his clients will cooperate with police to the end.  Panyako said the autopsy revealed a possible murder case that was preceded by a sexual assault. “An autopsy report indicates that the deceased died as a result of head injuries due to blunt force trauma with sexual assault preceding the murder.” He said police are pursuing crucial witnesses and other possible suspects.

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Sheila was among at least four people who attended a party at the apartment on July 17. Her body was discovered the following day. It is not clear if she was pushed or hit at the scene.  Tenants at the apartment said they did not know her, but she was familiar as she had visited before.

The tenants told police they cannot recall hearing commotion or noise. But they said they were aware there was a party at house number B 03 on the second floor. Mang’ula was at a club along Langata Road before he joined the party. It’s at the party that he met the woman and it is not clear if they knew each other.

He told police he fell asleep on the couch on the material day and was awaken hours later by the owner of the house and taken to a room. Hours after Mang’ula had left the apartment he was called by police and asked to report to Kilimani Police Station for questioning regarding the discovery of the body. Police have interrogated at least 12 people in connection with the incident. They include neighbours and guards at the apartment.

The occupants of the house told police the woman left the party but could not recall the time. Police say there are no CCTV cameras around the compound to help them unravel the murder and know if there were other parties involved.

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“We call on owners of structures to have cameras in and around them to help in such incidents. We are now struggling to get to the bottom of this incident similar to another one that happened there in 2012,” said an officer aware of the probe.

The apartments belong to a politician. Guards said they did not see any other party get in and out of the compound to suggest an intruder committed the murder.

By Standard.co.ke

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Here is why people think I am gay, Kenyan woman opens up

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The Kenyan woman had been rumored to be a lesbian for a long time but no one was quite sure whether that was indeed true.

Not that being gay ia an unusual or a new thing. However, a lot of eyebrows are still being raised when it comes to the issue perhaps because homosexuality is considered an illegal activity in Kenya

Sometime in October 2017 Patricia Kihoro was rumored to have been caught pants down in a lesbian threesome with some other Kenyan women.

But now the Popular Vlogger, actress and singer says her efforts to keep her love life private was the sole reason that led to speculations that she was lesbian.

At the time, it was reported that Kihoro was in a relationship with a well-known female Kenyan rapper and as well as another female media personality.

But the 34-year-old says she has always dated men but kept her relationships low key, which explains why people started speculating she was playing for the other ‘team’.

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“For the longest time, I was dating men. If you go through my Instagram over the years I didn’t even hide. I would post people but it wasn’t like lovey-dovey stuff, if you were keen you would see who I was dating at the time. I would post them in the context that this is somebody in my life but I wouldn’t reveal in what way they are in my life. I think of how private I kept that side of my life, people then speculate, start to make up things,” Kihoro said.

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Kihoro shot into the limelight back in 2009 when she took part in the singing competition Tusker Project Fame 3 where she was among the finalists.

She later landed a job as a presenter for Homeboyz Radio and also ventured into acting. Over the years she has also been a very active YouTube vlogger and brand influencer.

“I have been accused of being a lesbian but first of all, it is not an accusation, because calling me a lesbian is not an insult as I have met wonderful human beings who are homosexual and are far better than people who have stood in certain standards of judging others.

So that is why I never speak about it. I am who I am, you know! I know what I stand for and my family knows what I stand for,” said Patricia.

Patricia further revealed that her mother has been very supportive of her work and opinion. She reveals that her first interaction with gay people was courtesy of her mother.

“My mother has supported my work from the start and she always respects my opinion. The first people I ever met who were openly gay were friends of my mum. I was probably 16 years and she didn’t make a big deal about it, and therefore I also did not learn that was a big deal,” revealed Patricia.

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Woman surprisingly receives cash after praying to God for help

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A woman identified as Maine21089868 recently shared some pretty good news on Twitter.

According to the young woman, she had received KSh 4,000 from a stranger after she had prayed to God for some help with money since she was broke.

“So yesterday I prayed to God asking for money because I am so broke, after an hour someone sent KSh 4,000 in my account written ‘TASK’, up to now I do not know who sent it,” wrote the lady.

According to the lady, she did not ask anyone for money and is convinced that miracles do exist.

“I did not ask anyone for money. Miracles still exist. Thank you, Jesu. #Level1Lockdown #HambaMzimbaSalaNtliziyo” she wrote.

In her post, she also included a screenshot of the funds that were miraculously deposited into her account only an hour after she asked God for it.

Twitter users shared mixed reactions to her post, wondering how they could achieve similar luck or “blessings”.

@ZAMONEYM9 said:

“I am praying for a share in your KSh 4,000.”

@2liKhumalo said:

“What are the exact words you used in your prayer?”

@BrianVukile joked:

“These miracles only happen to females.”

By Tuko.co.ke

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Mother-in-law actor Mustafa, wife announce pregnancy in adorable photo

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Talented Mother-in-law actor Dru Muthure alias Mustafa and his wife cannot wait to welcome a new member into their small family.

Mustafa announced that they are expecting through his various social media pages.

Mustafa who also doubles up as a Hot96 FM presenter shared a photo of his wife rocking a huge baby bump.

The excited man could not hide the joy and captioned the photo saying:

“My heartbeat in one picture.”

Mother-in-law actor Mustafa, wife announce pregnancy in adorable photo

Mother-in-law actor Mustafa and his wife are expecting their first child. Photo: Dru Muthure.
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Kneeling, Mustafa adorably held the baby bump with a wide smile spread on his face.

His wife on the other hand appeared overwhelmed. It appeared as if the two were feeling the baby kick.

Congratulatory messages

Following the announcement, the thespian’s friends flocked the comment section to show their love for the couple.

Many congratulated them for their blessings while others welcomed him to parenthood.

An Instagram user identified as Lydiah Gitachu wrote:

“Awesomeness, congratulations!”

A fan by the name Nelly_munga commented:

“Congratulations to You.”

Owens_wanjiru commented:

“Congratulations! Love just got real! So very excited for you.”

A few months ago, Mustafa celebrated his birthday in hospital despite thinking his big day would be filled with boredom and sadness.

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Despite his condition, the people who love him showed up to cheer him up so he could experience some kindness and joy on his big day.

His friends and family arranged a surprise party and visited the actor with goodies and a cake.

The thespian who turned 41 was surrounded by love, cake, laughter, good times and a lifetime’s worth of memories.

By Tuko.co.ke

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