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Understanding Raila’s close ties with media personality Lindah Ogutu



Since posting a message on Tuesday, March 21, that upset some of her fans, Kenyan media personality Ms. Lindah Oguttu has gained popularity.

Following Mr. Raila Odinga of Azimio La Umoja One Kenya’s announcement urging his supporters to boycott some domestic goods in support of their protests against President William Ruto’s administration, she made her comments.

“I have banked with KCB from the days I earned 5k. They have walked through this life with me. They have offered so many services that have made a huge difference in my life. Have never had issues with their service. So I ask with humility, why are we to boycott KCB Group please?” Ms Oguttu asked.

Mr Odinga listed several products that his supporters should cease using as a way of mounting pressure on the administration of President Ruto to yield to their demands, including lowering the cost of living.

While her opinion was against the Azimio leader’s order, Ms Oguttu has been a close friend of the former Prime Minister.

In March, seven years ago, when a media personality lost her father, she said that she was only left under the care of her new father, Mr Odinga.

“My father may have gone, but he has left me in the hands of my 2nd father Raila Odinga. Thank you for your support,” the former news anchor posted on her social media accounts.

By then, Ms Oguttu was anchoring news at KTN, a position that she held until 2021.

In May 2021, during the leadership of the former Head of State Mr Uhuru Kenyatta, Ms Oguttu was appointed as head of the secretariat at the Football Kenya Federation transition committee.

Following her new role then, Ms Oguttu tendered her resignation to concentrate on a state job with other 27 members of the committee.

“I have taken a sabbatical leave from The Standard Group Limited to serve the FKF Secretariat. Tukutane kwa futa,”

Her role ended in May last year. She was among the applicants vetted for the Cabinet Assistant Secretary (CAS) position, a job she did not get as President Ruto awarded his close allies, mostly those who lost in the last election.

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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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