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UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohamed has full faith in Ruto’s leadership – Spokesman



United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohamed has full faith in President William Ruto’s leadership, Stephane Dujarric, the UN SG’s spokesperson has said.

Dujarric asserts that the dialogue that was leaked in no way represents the deputy secretary’s ideas and thoughts.

“The Deputy Secretary-General has full confidence and respect for the leadership of President William Ruto,” he said in a statement through UN’s Information Centre in Nairobi.

The reportedly confidential information came from the US military, which is said to have learned specifics of a conversation between the two UN chiefs.

According to a BBC investigation on the files, Antonio Guterres and his deputy had open discussions in which Mohammed referred to Ruto as “ruthless” and told her employer that she “does not trust him.”

The sources of the documents, which not only offer intelligence on the ongoing battle in Ukraine but also show US espionage techniques, are currently being investigated by the US Justice Department.

Dujjaric avers, “There was a horrendous distortion of comments attributed to the Deputy Secretary-General that was taken out of context regarding Kenya, that in no way reflect her views or her opinion.”

He has at the same time disclosed that the official will be visiting Kenya later this month maintaining this is not related to the leaked documents since it was a planned trip.

“I think it’s also important to note that she’ll be going to Nairobi later this month on a trip that in fact had been rescheduled. She looks forward to seeing President Ruto, as well as the UN leadership,” he said.

“Kenya has through the decades and continues to be a trusted partner and very generous host to UN institutions.”

Kenya’s U.N. Ambassador Martin Kimani told Reuters Friday he had spoken to Guterres and Mohammed “to seek clarity on the import of their concerning reported sentiments” and to express Kenya’s opposition to the surveillance of the Secretary-General.

Kimani said the surveillance was contrary to the founding UN Charter, other international laws and acceptable practices.

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Nyeri teen arrested with homemade gun, bhang to be charged



By Wanja Waweru

A 19-year-old guy was detained by police in Nyeri County after being discovered in possession of a handmade gun that could fire and marijuana.

The National Police Service (NPS) said in a statement that the young man was detained as a result of a tip from the general public.

“Police officers from Munyange Police Station arrested a 19-year-old suspect after he was found in possession of a home-made pistol, stones of cannabis sativa and rolls of the same. He has been remanded in police custody,” the statement read in part.

The NPS also expressed gratitude to the general public for helping to support community police in the battle against crime and illegal narcotics.

A police officer assigned to the General Service Unit (GSU) was also found in possession of a handmade pistol the day before the teen’s arrest.

A failed heist in Kasarani sub-county led to the arrest of Mr. Graham Ndichu Chege, a GSU officer.

On Monday, May 29, 2023, Nairobi News broke the exclusive that the suspect has been on police radar for more than four months.

Officers worried about an armed gang terrorizing people in Kasarani Sub-County knew when, not if, Mr. Chege would be apprehended.

The suspect was being questioned about more robberies that had occurred nearby, according to an investigator with the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) who is aware of the current inquiries.

“Officers involved in the matter believe that he was the one leading a gang that has been giving the locals in this sub-county a hard time. Plans are also underway to arrest his accomplices,” said the officer, who spoke in confidence as he is not authorised to speak to the media.

According to a police report reviewed by this reporter, Mr. Paul Maina said that three individuals on motorcycles and carrying pistols robbed him at gunpoint of his cell phone at the Cooperative area along Kamiti Road.

“Police officers on foot patrol responded very quickly and with the help of bodaboda riders they chased the suspects to Juja Weighbridge where the suspect’s motorcycle developed mechanical problem and Mr Chege was arrested,” the report reads in part.

As a GSU officer assigned to the GSU Headquarters and Transit Section, Mr. Chege then revealed to the officers that he was to them.

When the police searched him, they discovered a makeshift pistol that they claimed might fire.

“A bloodstained broken knife and a motorcycle with registration number KMFH 031U, make Ranger Black, were recovered,” the police report added.

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Kenyans ranked 87th most unhappy people in the world



The top 20 most miserable persons, according to Hanke’s Annual Misery Index, created by Steve Hanke, modified and ratified by Harvard University, and published by The Wall Street Journal, are listed below.

Inflation, unemployment, and high interest rates are the main causes of these people’s misery.

Zimbabwe, Venezuela, Syria, Lebanon, and Sudan took the top five positions.

Ranked sixth to tenth were Argentina, Yemen, Ukraine, Cuba, and Turkey.

Sri Lanka, Haiti, and Angola were 11th, 12th, and 13th, while Tonga, Ghana, and South Africa were 14th, 15th, and 16th. Ranked 17th to 20th were Suriname, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Iran, and Rwanda.

At the bottom of the list in 87th place was Kenya with a misery index of 29.264 and the main factor contributing to its misery was the interest rate on loans.

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Vihiga: Section of Secondary School dorm razed, no injuries



On Tuesday evening, a portion of a dormitory at Ebunangwe Boy’s Secondary School in Vihiga County caught fire.

Billy Maloba, a witness to the incident, estimates that the fire started at 8 o’clock.

“No one was injured in the accident since it happened when the students were doing their night preps in class,” he said.

Ebunangwe is a mixed boarding and day school.

The school has only one dormitory.

“It was raining around that time so it took a while for people to notice the fire,” Maloba, who said he lives a few metres from the school, said.

He claimed that once the fire was put out by the locals, the Vihiga fire department arrived.

Since property with an unknown value was destroyed, the cause of the fire has not yet been identified.

By the time of publication, the school still had not released a statement regarding the incident.

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