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Police hunt for man who shot two officers, woman



Police in Nairobi have stepped up the hunt for a gunman who shot three people inside Quivers Lounge on Thika Road on Friday night. They say the man who shot two police officers and a woman is a civilian who is armed and dangerous.

“The more he continues to be on the run, the more we continue to categorise him as a terrorist because all his actions amount to what is defined as an act of terror,” Kasarani Sub-county Police Commander Peter Mwanzo told the Nation yesterday.

On Friday around 9.30pm, officers from Kasarani Police Station received a report that two officers allegedly had an argument over a woman, resulting in a shoot-out.

CCTV footage seen by the Nation shows the man approaching the officers and, after a brief chat, draws his gun and fires three times. The gunman, suspected to be a civilian, then flees. The assailant, who was dressed in a white shirt, reportedly exited the restaurant through the rear entry where he had parked his car — a Toyota Landcruiser.

The victims were identified as Constable Festus Musyoka attached to Starehe Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) and Constable Lawrence Muturi, attached to Kasarani’s petty crimes unit. Constable Musyoka was shot on the left side of his neck and Constable Muturi was shot on the hand. Felistas Nziza was shot in her abdomen.

One of the officers and the woman were rushed to Nehema Uhai Hospital for first aid. The officer was later transferred to Nairobi Hospital.  The other officer checked himself into Radiant Hospital in Pangani where he was treated and discharged.

Serious condition

“Two of the victims are in serious condition while the other is stable. We are looking for the owner of the car to know who had it on this day,” said Mwazo.

One of the officers has since been arrested.

“We are closing in on him. It is clear he wanted to shoot at the officer, a premeditated action that is criminal and dangerous. The motive of the shooting remains unclear,” added Mr Mwanzo.

Police said the victims were among the last officers to leave the venue where they were attending the birthday party of Kasarani OCS Chief Inspector Benard Ongoro. Detectives have collected spent cartridges at the scene which will today be subjected to ballistic tests.

Meanwhile, a postmortem examination on the body of Karen Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) boss Anne Wanjiru Waiganjo who collapsed and died while attending a colleague’s farewell party at a restaurant in Upper Hill on Saturday is scheduled for this morning.

Baita Restaurant

Wanjiru was attending the farewell party of outgoing Makadara DCI boss Henry Kiambati at Baita restaurant in Upper Hill. Mr Kiambati retired last month.

According to her colleagues, Wanjiru collapsed shortly after arriving at the hotel. She was rushed to Nairobi Hospital where she was pronounced dead on arrival. Some said she had complained of chest pains while at the party.

Nairobi regional commander Augustine Nthumbi said the cause of death is still unknown.

“As of now, we cannot say if there was foul play. We are waiting for experts to inform us,” he said. Wanjiru was the younger sister of Joshua Waiganjo, who was arrested after allegedly posing as an assistant commissioner of police for five years but was later acquitted by the court.

She had a matter before court where she is said to have been married to Inspector David Murimi and David Mbitu Muchi of Kenya Prisons Service, before filing for divorce. Official records show that she got married to Mr Mbitu in 2009 in church but later married Murimi in 2012 at the Attorney General’s office.

The incident was reported at Capitol Hill police station.



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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