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VIDEO: Just in case you Missed the exposé “Kenyan Covid Millionaires”

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As ordinary Kenyans struggle to make ends meet in this Coronavirus environment, others are busy lining their pockets with millions if not billions of shillings meant to ease the suffering of their compatriots, this according to people interviewed by NTV’s Dennis Okari in his latest investigative piece, The Covid Millionaires, which aired on Sunday night (watch below):

For starters, earlier this month,  Daily Nation, a Kenyan daily reported that some business people chattered planes to China to physically fly in Covid-19 medical supplies.

Others waited for the goods — personal protective gear, ventilators and other medical items — to land in Nairobi, then snapped them up in bulk and waited.

Then there were those who waylaid donations at the airport and diverted them to private warehouses, waiting for the procurement whistle to be blown.

At the time, billions of shillings were flowing into government accounts as worried Kenyans absorbed the shock of the novel coronavirus landing in the country via London.

First, Kenya received Sh78.3 billion from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to address the pandemic.

Then the World Bank wired Sh108 billion to the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK), as both budgetary support and extra resources to help fight the deadly viral infection. Now, Dennis Okari has exposed the culprits as well as many others. Watch:

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How I ended up in Grade 3 at age 24

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If Simon Peter, 24, was born without disability, he would have been in his final year at the University. But since he is a special needs child, he is now at Grade 4.

Born in Chikudum, South Sudan, Simon a refugee at the Kakuma Camp was born with a condition known as Hemiplegia: paralysis of half of the body. His disability made him join school at an advanced age as he had no wheelchair to help him reach a school, most of which were far from home. His chance to join school came only when his family moved to a city.

“Growing up with Hemiplegia has been challenging. I never got a chance to socialise and play with other children. I was indoors often. There was no school that could enrol me because of my condition. I started class one in 2016 at the age of 14,” he says.

However, due to political instability and war in South Sudan in 2018, Simon’s education was halted. When he came to Kenya in 2019, he immediately enrolled in Future Primary School in Kakuma Refugee Camp and joined Class Three through the help of Finn Church Aid Special Needs Education project. The organisation issued him with a wheelchair.

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“I used to carry him wherever he needed to go. It is a relief that I can wheel him to school, and he manages the school day by himself while I report to other duties. Then I pick him up after the classes”, says Simon’s guardian Mark Loyiel.

Simon now mingles with his classmates, all younger than him and has made new friends and family. His classmates are friendly and usually make sure they get to him to all the places he is supposed to be.

The project also trains teachers on inclusive education that bridges language barriers of refugee learners and prepares teachers to meet their needs.

So far the project has trained 69 teachers and supported 275 children and youth with disabilities that live in the refugee camp to go back to school by getting wheelchairs, stationaries, textbooks, school uniforms and food. They also actively involve parents and guardians in supporting the special needs education.

By PD.co.ke


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Police officer arrested for tearing, throwing into river already-signed BBI signatures collection book

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A police officer in Bomet County was on Wednesday, December 2 arrested for tearing and throwing into a river BBI signatures collection book.

Peter Langat is said to have committed the act in Lelekwet Village, Kipreres Sub-Location in Bomet East Sub-County.

According to area assistant chief, Robert Katam, the police officer came to where he (Katam) was overseeing the BBI signature-collection exercise at 1:30pm, and requested to be allowed to sign on the book.

Upon receiving the book, Langat is alleged to have torn it apart. Two pages of serial numbers 0685180 and 0685183 were completely ripped.

Langat, thereafter, threw the book in a nearby river, a police report states.

Assistant chief Robert Katam managed to retrieve the book, and went to Longisa Police Station where he reported the matter, which was filed at 2:27pm Wednesday.

“Police officers, in the company of the assistant chief, rushed to the home of the said-officer and arrested Langat, who appeared very drunk at the time,” says a police report recorded under the OB Number 10/2/12/2020.

“The motive as to why the officer committed the act was unknown,” adds the report.

Langat refused to reveal his service number, only saying that he was attached to a Bungoma police post.

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Police say they are investigating his claim.

By K24 Digital.


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Huruma OCS found dead in his house

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The OCS of Huruma Police Station, Chief Inspector Simon Ndeti, was on Thursday morning (December 3) found dead in his house in Huruma, Nairobi.

It remains unclear what caused the death of Ndeti, though officers from the Ministry of Health arrived at his home Thursday to collect his samples for COVID-19 analysis.

Ndeti had on Wednesday, December 2 complained of feeling unwell.

The OCS was living alone in his Huruma house, which is adjacent to the police station.

Ndeti was recently transferred to the current posting from Karatina Police Station in Nyeri County, where he had served in the same capacity.

At the time of publishing this developing news story, Ndeti’s body was still in his house awaiting police action.

BY k24 Digital


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