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Kakamega: Woman burns son for eating chapati without permission 

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BY KEVIN KOECH

Police in Kakamega have arrested a 38-year-old woman accused of burning her 8-year-old son’s hands on Thursday, August 6.

Nancy Mukongolo, a resident of Matete area in Lugari Constituency, doused her son’s hands in paraffin, wrapped weave hair around the boy’s fists and set it ablaze using a lit cigarette.

The victim’s grandparents, Jackton Shikuku and Agnes Jackton, say Nancy harmed her son after the boy, without seeking permission, ate two chapatis she had prepared Thursday afternoon.

“This is the second time Nancy is attacking her child over food. It is now time lawful action be taken against her, lest she kill the boy over food someday,” Shikuku said.

The minor said his mother attacked him shortly upon returning home from playing with his peers.

Geoffrey Bakuli, an official of Urafiki Initiative, a non-governmental body which advocates for observance of children’s rights, took the boy to a Lugari hospital, where he is receiving treatment for burn injuries.

Meanwhile, the child’s mother is being held at Matete Police Station as investigations into the matter continue.

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ODM announces plans to reconsider its policies

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BY KEVIN KOECH

A day after ODM party leader’s son Raila Junior made controversial remarks on the conduct of ODM politicians, the party has issued a statement on the same.

Speaking on behalf of ODM, Secretary General Edwin Sifuna announced that the party has plans to reassess its policies and make changes. Mr. Sifuna acknowledged that ODM needs to review its strategy.

He also noted that the party had initiated changes in its top organs. Additionally, he said that the changes are focusing on the 2022 general elections.

“We honestly looked at ourselves and even commissioned a task force to deliberate on internal issues. The team’s report, whose recommendations we have implemented, came with some indictment,” Mr. Sifuna stated.

“We wanted the task force to indicate our problems based on the report tabled before the National Executive Council (NEC) and adopted in its entirety,” he added.

The ODM Secretary-General also said that the party disbanded its National Election Board (NEB). Additionally, they disbanded the National Disciplinary Committee after it failed to discipline rebellious Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa.

Oduor Ong’wen, ODM’s Executive Director, also pointed out that they based the philosophy of ODM on fighting for human rights and devolution.

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Senators wants TikTok regulated in Kenya 

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Nominated Senator Iman Falhada Dekow now wants the government to regulate the usage of social media app TikTok.

Speaking at the Senate, the Senator accused the platform of collecting user data, location, phone number and other private information.

“There have been serious allegations against the application on the issue of data privacy, the application gathers information on a user’s country location, internet address and type of device if allowed.

“It will also ascertain the user’s exact location, phone contacts and other social media network connections as well as age and phone number,” she said.

TikTok is already under investigation over privacy concerns by U.S. and the European Union over its security.

“The question does arise to the safety of the data that Kenyans unknowingly provide to the application regarding themselves,” said Falhada

“The application has created a culture of violence, hate speech, bullying and exchange of sexually explicit content which in some cases are part of the trending topics with millions of posts.

“This has raised ethical concerns about the app and has contributed negatively to Kenyan society especially during COVID-19 pandemic era when schools have remained closed,” she added.

Nominated Senator Isaac Mwaura and Nandi Senator Samson Cherargei said that all social media platforms need to be investigated over its privacy and data security.

Nominated Senator Isaac Mwaura said that American social media brands have also been sued across the world over data security breach.

“Ukiangalia zile kampuni ambazo zimeweza kuanzishwa kule Amerikani, zenyewe pia zimeshtakiwa katika anga za kimataifa kwa sababu ya kutokua na usiri wa data ambayo wanatoa kutokana na watu wote duniani,” he said

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HATARI!: I have DELIBERATELY infected multiple Kenyan men with HIV, Woman confesses [VIDEO\

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A 36-year-old Kenyan woman has confessed to knowingly infecting several men with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).  Speaking during an interview with Lynn Ngugi of Tuko News, Jackline Njoki Mwangi, alias Kiki wa Ng’endo, said she contracted HIV after having sex with a man who did not disclose his status to her. Out of bitterness, she embarked on a revenge mission to infect other men who opt to sleep with her without using condoms.

“At the end of the day, I cannot be your keeper. You know you do not know me, I am not related to you yet you want to have sex with me, why don’t you wear a condom? or take a test with me if am comfortable and if I am not, ask me to wear a condom,” she said.

 

Jackline says she finally decided to reveal her HIV status to stop men from approaching and asking her for sex.

She added that she developed some vaginal complications due to too much sex as she has been selling her body for 18 years to raise money for upkeep.

Jackline believes her story will make men change their ways and start using protection whenever they have sex with strangers. She was infected with HIV when she was 18 years old as she tried to make money for herself and her nephew’s upkeep.

She indicated that she had no one to take care of her needs after her mother moved abroad for work, leaving her under the care of her aunt, who would bag all the money her mum sent.

Jackline says she contemplated suicide after her mother disowned her upon learning her behaviors.

“It was heartbreaking, I stayed without taking medication but was just pushing on with life. At some point I went upcountry and came back to Nairobi and that was when I attempted suicide,” said Jackline, who is battling depression after her family and friends deserted her.

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