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GDC employee charged with killing wife



A Geothermal Development Company (GDC) clerk was on Friday charged at a Nakuru Court with killing his wife following a domestic dispute.

Paul Ochieng denied the charges before Justice Teresia Matheka.

Ochieng is accused of killing Ms Njeri Kamande on October 5 at their rented apartment near Afraha stadium, Nakuru town.

The court heard that he attempted to kill himself afterwards by jumping from the fourth floor of his rented house.

Mr Ochieng, who apppeared in court virtually, was however denied bond after he was found to be a flight risk.

State prosecutor Rita Rotich applied for Mr Ochieng to be denied bail.

According to Ms Rotich, the accused allegedly attempted to flee the scene of crime after the incident before he was apprehended by neighbours who handed him over to police officers.

“After the accused stabbed his wife, he jumped over the house’s balcony and over the fence of the apartment where they lived. If he is released he will not adhere to bond terms,” Ms Rotich argued.

She said that the prosecution is convinced that the accused will abscond court because he has no fixed residence where he can easily be found.

“The crime scene is his residence and the prosecution is unsure where he will live after being released on bond,” added Ms Rotich.

She further told the court that the suspect may interfere with witnesses, including his step-daughter and other witnesses who are in the custody of his neighbours.

“To ensure the safety of the minors and that of neighbours who are witnesses, the accused should not be realesed,” the prosecution said.

She revealed to the court that Ochieng also had no known place of employment.

However, in response, Ochieng said that he was a clerk at GDC and that his relatives live in Nakuru.

He denied claims that he attempted to flee after the incident, saying he was trying to call his neighbours for help.

“The deceased was my girlfriend and I am not the stepfather of the minor. I am willing to stay away from her and other neighbours if released,” he told the court.

The court ordered for a pre-bail report about his behavior to be filed before giving its verdict.

The judge directed that the suspect be detained at the Nakuru GK Prison.

The case will be mentioned on November 3.



Journalist Hassan Mugambi set to wed former video vixen Mwanaidi



By Wanja Waweru

Hassan Mugambi, a reporter for Citizen TV, is getting hitched to Mwanaidi Shishy.

A celebration that the journalist will host will be attended by close relatives and friends.

Friends of Mugambi congratulated him on his impending nuptials on social media.

His colleague and fellow journalist Ayub Abdikadir sent him well wishes as he started his married life.

Former video vixen Mwanaidi now runs the Mama Nilishe restaurant in Kilimani, which serves Swahili food.

Mugambi is a well-known journalist who has won numerous honors over his career.

His career began at the Kibra radio station Pamoja FM, and it later moved to CGTN, formerly CCTV.

Later, he was hired by K24, a channel owned by Mediamax, before switching to Citizen TV in 2017.

Mugambi won the Outstanding Media Security Investigative Award for the year 2019.

He received praise from the Protective and Safety Association of Kenya (PROSAK) for his excellent and dependable reporting on security issues in the nation.

At the Nairobi Security Expo in 2023, he received the Security and Crime Reporter of the Year 2023 honor.

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Eric Omondi flies to London for lunch to prove a point to Moses Kuria



By Wanja Waweru

The Trade Cabinet Secretary Moses Kuria has received criticism from content creator and comedian Eric Omondi for admitting that he regretted supporting his tour to the United States seven years ago.

Eric, who has argued forcefully against the Finance Bill 2023, has gone to London “for lunch” to show Mr. Kuria that he can afford to pay for his travel expenses.

The comedian pleaded with the CS in a post on his Instagram account not to accept the planned taxation of content producers so that they may also travel in Business Class without receiving financial help from politics.

“After hearing Moses Kuria speak, I decided to take myself to London just for Lunch and also thank God for how far He’s brought us. Thank you bwana Kuria for sponsoring my tour seven years ago but please don’t tax content creators 15% so that they are able to tour on their own,” he said.

Mr. Kuria criticized Eric on live television on Wednesday at the Citizen TV-hosted Big Conversation debate for criticizing the government regarding the draft Bill.

He expressed sorrow over what he claimed to have funded Eric for a vacation to the US seven years prior, claiming that he might have instead had fun with the money.

“I have heard Eric Omondi claiming he is a youth. Seven years ago I used my own money to take him to America to expose him and right now, according to the way he is talking, I wished I used that money to party because it doesn’t seem like he learned anything from it,” Mr Kuria said from Belarus.

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Kakamega family demands justice after botched treatment leads to 3-year-old losing five fingers



By Wanja Waweru

A family from Bukhaywa village, Lurambi Constituency, Kakamega county, is calling for justice after their three-year-old son’s right hand was amputated of all the fingers due to improper treatment.

“My son had a burn on his left hand and was in a stable condition when we took him to hospital, but because of the doctor’s negligence, all his right fingers were cut off and he is disabled now,” the victim’s father Mr Zephaniah Likavo said.

Winnie Auma, the mother of the victim, claimed that the nurse was an intern who gave her son an incorrect drug injection. When she witnessed how the son’s body responded, she reported the incident to the doctor, but nothing was done about it.

“My son was crying in pain and the colour of his hand changed. I wondered what was happening and reported to the doctor, but no action was taken. Instead, he said it was normal for such a reaction to happen,” she said

The family claims they received word shortly after that their son’s fingers would need to be amputated in order to stop an infection.

The management of the hospital refuted the accusations, claiming that the family had moved their son to a different facility where his fingers had been severed.

“We treated their son and there was a challenge in finding the vein in the hand, so it affected his fingers and later they wanted a transfer to another hospital for specialised treatment. That’s where they amputated the fingers,” the official said.

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