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WEEKLY SECURITY REPORT : 58 4th – 9th February 2018



Three perish, five injured in Ndhiwa accident

Bondo man, two grandchildren murdered in bizarre incident

Armed gangs raid Kisauni slums, leave dozens injured

Woman in baby’s murder case now blames husband

32 year old man charged with defiling niece

Naivasha thugs arrested, two pistols recovered after a foiled robbery

Truck driver fights thugs, foils robbery in Naivasha

Matatu driver charged with assaulting police officer

Garissa radio presenter charged with defiling form one student

Man hangs himself in Lake Nakuru National Park.

Family sues Mathari Hosptial after rehab patient found beaten and left for dead

Two ‘drunken men’ burnt to death in Athi River slum fire

Motorcyclist linked to 2-year-old boy’s kidnap is arrested

Teacher killed, students injured after Cheptais school bus overturns in Sirisia

Kabete police seize illegal alcohol from Uganda destined for Wangige outlet

Herders shot dead, police reservist injured in latest Kerio Valley attack

Homa Bay man commits suicide for being tired with life

Ndeiya AIPCA pastor killed in head-on crash with lorry

Man arrested in killing of wife, lover in bed, say Murang’a cops




Summaries/Distributions …………...….........4 Trending stories/Security Developments ...6 Tips on Security ………………………….…..…..10 Quote of the week ………………………….…....11


SECURITY DEVELOPMENT Three perish, five injured in Ndhiwa accident Three people have died when a vehicle they were travelling in was involved in an accident in Ndhiwa Sub County. Five others including the driver sustained serious injuries and were rushed to Homa Bay county referral hospital. The accident occurred between Ndhiwa town and Mirogi trading centre along Sori – Rodi Kopany road on Friday morning. Ndhiwa OCPD Nixon Makokha who confirmed the accident said the deceased, a woman and two men died on the spot. The accident occurred when a Nissan matatu lost control and rolled several times after hitting a trailer. Both vehicles were travelling from Ndhiwa towards Homa Bay town. Eyewitnesses said the Nissan matatu hit the trailer from behind. “The Nissan was travelling at high speed before it hit the trailer from the rear, lost control and rolled,” a witness said. The bodies were taken to Homa Bay county referral hospital. “Some of them could have survived if they were on safety belts. Let passengers make use of safety belts,” Makokha said. The police boss said they were looking for trailer driver who disappeared after the incident. Bondo man, two grandchildren murdered in bizarre incident Two children and their 70-year-old grandfather have been brutally murdered in Bondo Sub County. The incident at Got-Kasol village has shocked residents who want police to speed up investigations. The bodies of Mzee George Okaka together with his grandchildren George Odhiambo (15) and Angeline Akoth (19) were found lying in a pool of blood at their house on Wednesday night. According to the area chief Gordon Opundo, the bodies were discovered by Okaka's wife Albeta Ayoo after she returned from the market at 8.00 pm. "When she came home she was surprised to find the door closed. She forced her way in only to bump into the lifeless bodies," the chief said. The administrator said Okaka and Angela were found with ropes on their necks while Odhiambo had deep axe cuts on the head. "Police are investigating. Armed gangs raid Kisauni slums, leave dozens injured Several people are nursing deep cut wounds following an attack by a marauding gang of youths in Kisauni constituency, Mombasa County. Reports indicate the gang of young men invaded a funeral near Savannah hospital in Magogoni ward in Kisauni constituency, slashed and robbed mourners and robbed them before descending on other residents on a rampage that lasted hours. The wounded were treated at local hospitals. ALSO READ: County picks women fire fighters to boost services According to Junda Ward MCA Raphael Musumba the attackers fled towards his ward as they were pursued by police. "We received reports the attackers who numbered in the dozens fled towards my ward as police closed in and we are afraid they could be hiding here and planning new attacks," the ODM MCA said adding that "many gangsters have fled police operations in other parts of Kisauni to hide in Junda and we request police to pursue them." Woman in baby’s murder case now blames husband A 23-year-old woman charged with the murder of her new-born has implicated her husband in the case. Ms Mercy Njeri told Justice Teresia Matheka of the High Court in Nyeri that it was her husband, Mr Michael Ngatia, who strangled the five-day-old baby before escaping to an unknown destination. The mother of two said the husband did not want another child. “He was not happy after we got the second born and he did not want the third child. He was a drunkard and was using drugs like bhang and he was selling the same,” Ms Njeri told the court while denying the charges. The court heard that the couple killed the child on April 27, 2016 at 8pm while on their way home from Kirinyaga to Karatina and dumped the body in Ragati Forest where it was collected by police. It was Ms Njeri who took the police to the scene of the crime, where the baby’s body was found in a polythene bag. She said Mr Ngatia, who was a casual worker at a local construction site, escaped after the incident and has never been traced. 32 year old man charged with defiling niece A man has been charged in a Marsabit court with defiling a 10-year-old girl. Roba Guracha, 32, allegedly defiled the standard four pupil at Dirib Gombo on January 30. He pleaded not guilty and was released on Sh200, 000 bond. Cases of child molestation continue to rise, despite interventions by the government and NGOs. Most cases do not reach the courts as the victims' parents are more interested in compensation from the suspect's relatives than convictions. Others shy away from reporting such cases for fear of stigma.


Naivasha thugs arrested, two pistols recovered after a foiled robbery Police on Wednesday arrested two suspected thugs on the Naivasha-Mai Mahiu road, recovered two pistols and 920 stolen gas cylinders. The officers also seized a fake police uniform and a gateway car that was being used by the criminals near Longonot town. The sleuths are seeking two other suspects including a Naivasha trader who escaped during the operation. One of the officers who took part in the operation said the gang of four was dressed in police uniform and had blocked a trailer that was ferrying the gas from Nairobi to Western. He said the two suspects hailed from Kiambu and had followed the trailer from Nairobi. "During the commotion, passing motorists saw the attack and informed police who moved in and arrested two suspects," the officer said. Naivasha sub-county commissioner Isaac Masinde said the suspects, who are still in custody, are assisting police in the investigations. -robbery_c1710432 Truck driver fights thugs, foils robbery in Naivasha A truck driver fought off armed thugs who attempted to steal his goods along Naivasha-Mai Mahiu road on Sunday night. He was on his way from Mombasa to Uganda when a white saloon car blocked the road near Mirera village, witness Adam Mwaura said. Mwaura said the driver declined to get out of the truck as ordered and fought the thugs when they tried to take control of the vehicle. “The driver fought back while hooting and trying to drive off the busy highway,” he said. “The two suspects managed to jump from the moving truck and into their gateway vehicle as truck drivers moved to rescue their colleague." A police officer who did not want to be named said the driver was taken to a hospital, treated and discharged. “We have increased patrols on the highway due to a rise in cases of highway robbery. It a matter of time before we catch up with the thugs,” the officer said. Matatu driver charged with assaulting police officer A man was on Tuesday charged in a Nakuru court with beating up traffic police. Appearing before senior principal magistrate Liz Gicheha, Paul Karanja was accused of beating up traffic officer Patrick Kariuki on February 2 at KFA roundabout in Nakuru. The suspect is also accused of obstructing Kariuki and his colleague Seveta Ekiru when they were inspecting the car. The officers are attached to Nakuru Traffic Base. He is also accused of resisting arrest after his car was found to be faulty. The prosecution said the suspect attacked the officers. He pounced on one police officer and boxed him, injuring him on the face. Karanja denied the charges and was granted a surety bond of Sh30, 000 with an alternative cash bail of Sh10,000. The court ordered the suspect to be given witnesses statements and all documentary evidence the state will use against him. The case will be mentioned on February 7. Garissa radio presenter charged with defiling form one student A radio presenter in Garissa has been charged with defiling a form one student. Muhiyadin Hassan, 34, a presenter with Warsan FM appeared before chief magistrate Cosmas Maundu on Tuesday. He was charged with two counts of sexually abusing a 17-year old girl in Bula Iftin area on October 26, 2017. According to the prosecution, Muhiyadin lured the girl into his house to allegedly advise her on why she should pursue journalism as a career. The girl is said to have trusted him because he works as a presenter at a local FM station. It was then that he forced her to have sex with him. The schoolgirl was found pregnant when she was due for admission to Thika Garrison secondary school. The suspect, who stood pensively in the parked court, listened as the charges were read to him. Man hangs himself in Lake Nakuru National Park. The body of a 35-year-old man was found on Tuesday dangling from a tree 100m inside Lake Nakuru National Park. The body was spotted by residents of Lakeview estate, which is adjacent to the park. According to George Ng’ang’a, the area chief, the man's wife had earlier filed a complaint against him, accusing him of violence. The wife reported that her husband had been drinking heavily and had recently beaten and injured her. “His wife had come to the office and reported his abusive behaviour. I tried to talk to him and he appeared to be changing,” said Mr Ng’ang’a.


Family sues Mathari Hosptial after rehab patient found beaten and left for dead The Mathari Hospital has been sued for negligence by the family of an alcoholic rehab patient who they say was beaten and left for dead. The family of Simon Mucheru, 41, says the man was admitted to the hospital’s Drugs and Rehabilitation Centre where he was beaten. Through Gatumuta & Company Advocates, the family has also sued the ministry of Health, copied the letter to the Parliamentary Committee on Health, petitioning it to investigate. The committee is headed by Murang’a Woman Representative Sabina Chege. Mucheru was found unconscious with a swollen head on January 1, when he was rushed to the Kenyatta National Hospital. He is still admitted at KNH’s intensive care unit. The family says he was an alcoholic. The matter was reported to the Muthaiga police station. Two ‘drunken men’ burnt to death in Athi River slum fire Two people were burnt to death after fire razed their houses in the Kisumu Ndogo slum in Athi River, Machakos County on Saturday night. Vincent Baraza and Gerald Oluoch were asleep when the fire broke out at about 1.30am. The two worked at the Kifaru Unga Limited in Athi River factory. Residents said they were drunk when the fire broke out. “It's their routine whenever they get their salaries," Josephine Wambua said. Most workers of the company live in rented shanties in the slum because it is close to the firm. Mavoko chief Nzau Komo said the two did not have families. Residents’ efforts for help from the county fire emergency services did not bear fruit. “We wonder why the Mavoko subcounty fire engine cannot be fixed to help during emergencies. We were told that there is no functional engine when we called the fire brigade to help," Wambua said. Motorcyclist linked to 2-year-old boy’s kidnap is arrested A motorcyclist who allegedly demanded a Sh20, 000 ransom from the parents of a 2-year-old kidnapped boy was arrested on Friday in Kikuyu town. James Kigaa allegedly sent short message texts to Mark Gichuru’s parents Francis Kimani and Mary Wairimu, demanding the money before releasing their son. The boy was kidnapped from his mother’s salon in Kimende town, Lari constituency. Wairimu said the suspect used to visit her employee, Josphat Hugo, at work. The boy was kidnapped on Wednesday. “The suspect used to visit Hugo. On Wednesday, my son went missing. I looked for him in town, but he was nowhere to be found,” she said. Mary and her husband reported the matter at the Directorate of Criminal Investigations office. “I was so scared. I had to send him Sh4, 000 on M-pesa, and persuaded him to bring the boy and collect the balance, but he switched off the phone,” she said. “ Teacher killed, students injured after Cheptais school bus overturns in Sirisia A Cheptais teacher was killed and several students injured on Tuesday after the school bus they were travelling in overturned. The bus, which was on its way to Kapsabet Boys School for an academic tour overturned at Sirisia market. Bungoma county director of education Jacob Onyiengo said the bus was carrying 34 students, 23 teachers and four casual workers. The teacher's body was taken to Lumboka hospital in Bungoma. Onyiengo said the injured students were treated at the Bungoma West hospital and discharged. "The students were discharged and taken back to school. Only one who was critically injured is admitted," Onyiengo said. Jane Chepkurui, a witness, told The Star that the driver was trying to evade a motorbike rider at the Sirisia Bridge before he lost control of the vehicle. Kabete police seize illegal alcohol from Uganda destined for Wangige outlet Police in Kabete constituency on Monday night seized illicit alcohol worth Sh300, 000. They said the Simba Waragi alcoholic drink produced by Premier Distilleries Ltd in Uganda, was brought into the country illegally. “We have arrested a driver and one occupant in the Probox which was transporting the illicit brew. They didn't have Kenya Revenue Authority documents, health certificates and other documents allowed by law to transport alcoholic drinks,” Kiambu county police commander Andiel Nyange said yesterday. Speaking at King'eero police station, he said police were informed about a vehicle transporting alcohol illegally to an unidentified outlet in Wangige. Kabete OCPD Joseph Ongaya and his team started inspecting vehicles and at 2am stopped the vehicle as it was entering Wangige.


Herders shot dead, police reservist injured in latest Kerio Valley attack Two herders were shot dead and a police reservist seriously injured in an attack by bandits in Kerio Valley on Monday. Gregory Kipkemoi, 25, and Andrew Biwott, 28, died instantly in an assault which came barely three days after another in Marakwet highlands. Chief Abraham Yano said the over 40 attackers who raided the area are suspected to be from Tiaty, Baringo county. The killing of the two men brings the death to nine in Marakwet East since January 5. The reservists, Luka Kimaiyo, was shot in the jaw and left arm. He was rushed to Kapsowar Mission Hospital and later referred to Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital. "They struck at around midday before they were repulsed by herders and police reservists. They fled towards Loiywat in Tiaty," Yano said, adding no livestock were stolen during the attack. He called on his counterparts in Tiaty to help identify the bandits to help police arrest them. Locals said the fighting caused a scare, paralysing learning in Chesongoch, Ng’enyirel and Kombases primary schools. Homa Bay man commits suicide for being tired with life A 37 year old man has committed suicide in Homa Bay county for allegedly being 'tired with life'. Shadrack Okeyo committed suicide in his late grandfather’s home at Sigana Village, Gembe Central Location in Suba South Sub County. According a suicide note written by the late Okeyo and obtained by area Chief Teresa Wenwa, the deceased was tired of tribulations he had been receiving in life. Ms Wenwa said Okeyo demonstrated signs of good health throughout the day and nobody suspected he could commit suicide. “The late Okeyo who is a fisherman had invited a carpenter to go and repair his house. But before getting to his home, the carpenter noticed Okeyo’s body dangling on a tree before he raised an alarm,” said Ms Wenwa. She said the suicide note had a will on how Okeyo wanted his wife and property be taken care of. “The deceased instructed his father to take care of his wife. He also told his younger brother to inherit his property,” said the Chief, adding that the deceased had no domestic squabbles with any member of his family. This comes after Homa Bay County Police Commander Marius Tum expressed concern over the rising cases of suicide in the county. Tum called on the area residents to seek guidance and counselling whenever they are faced with challenges in the society. The body was taken to Kirindo Hospital Mortuary for post mortem. Read more at: -with-life Ndeiya AIPCA pastor killed in head-on crash with lorry A pastor of the AIPCA Church died yesterday at dawn when his car collided head-on with a lorry in Ngarariga along the Nairobi-Nakuru highway. Police said Rev George Muhia who was driving a Honda Airwave was seriously injured and was rushed to Kijabe Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival. The occupants of a Mitsubishi FH lorry escaped unhurt. Limuru OCPD Eunice Githure confirmed the incident, saying Muhia was heading towards Nakuru when the 3am crash occurred. “We have launched investigations to know the cause of the accident. We lost the driver of the Honda, while two people who were in the lory were unhurt,” she said. Church leaders sent messages of condolences. They said 40-year-old Muhia was hardworking, humble and respectable. AIPCA pastor Samuel Karigii said the church and the society have been robbed a dedicated servant. “He has a likeable character, jovial and someone everyone wanted to spend time with,” Karigii said. Speaking to the Star on the phone at Muhia’s home in Upland, Lari constituency, Karigii said Muhia served in Ndeiya Parish. AIPCK archdeacon Paul Njenga said urged the church and community to pray for the deceased’s family. Man arrested in killing of wife, lover in bed, say Murang’a cops Police in Gatia-ini village in Murang’a County have arrested a 40-year-old man alleged to have murdered his wife and her lover after finding them in his matrimonial bed. Simon Ekare was arrested hours after committing the offense as he attempted to flee. Ekare, a guard at Kanderendu shopping centre, is suspected to have murdered the two after returning home at unusual time only to find his wife Esther Ayenee in bed with another man. According to witnesses, the man became furious after failing to get an explanation from his wife on why she was sleeping with another man. They said Ekare angrily started clobbering the two with a wooden bar and a dagger, forcing his 12-year-old son to flee through the window. The boy sought help from neighbours who arrived too late as the two were already dead and their bodies dumped under the bed. Kigumo OCPD Ibrahim Mchumwa said police launched a manhunt immediately after realizing the man had fled, and arrested him before he had gone too far.

ONE SHOT, ONE KILL Understanding poaching and why it’s illegal Poaching is the illegal hunting, killing or capturing of animals. This can occur in a variety of ways. Poaching can refer to the failure to comply with regulations for legal harvest, resulting in the illegal taking of wildlife that would otherwise be allowable. Examples include: Taking without a license or permit, use of a prohibited weapon or trap, taking outside of the designated time of day or year, and taking of a prohibited sex or life stage. Poaching can also refer to the taking of animals from a wildlife sanctuary, such as a national park, game reserve, or zoo. When you think of environmental problems you probably think of pollution, but the poaching of wild animals is one, too. Poaching has plagued environmentalists for years and, despite laws, this horrific crime has yet to be stopped. Poaching is a serious problem, especially in Africa and Asia. This crime is committed for commercial profit, meaning hunters kill animals illegally and sell their hides and parts. Although poachers usually hunt tigers, elephants and rhinos, they kill sharks and whales, too. This illegal hunting has led to shrinking populations of many species. Many nations have banned poaching, but enforcement is difficult. The small number of police officers trained to deal with this creates an unfair advantage for poachers. Poachers usually kill animals for only one product: tigers are slaughtered for their striped fur, elephants are killed for their ivory tusks and rhinos their large horn. The bodies of the animals are left to rot. Sharks are lured to boats and caught on a hook that pulls them aboard. Their dorsal fins are cut off and their bodies thrown back into the ocean. Without fins they can't swim and will die. The illegally obtained fins are used to make shark fin soup, a delicacy in Asia. It’s a crime and it’s driving species to extinction. Tigers and rhinos are particularly vulnerable, their body parts being prized in traditional Asian medicine. The old image of a lone poacher with a rifle, man against beast, is far from the true story nowadays. The current wave of poaching is carried out by sophisticated and well-organized criminal networks – using helicopters, night-vision equipment, tranquilizers and silencers to kill animals at night, avoiding law enforcement patrols. Why does this continue to happen? The problem is that poaching is rarely a political priority and is a very lucrative business. We work to tackle poaching and the causes behind it on many levels – from training anti-poaching patrols, to campaigning for stronger action against the illegal wildlife trade, to helping local communities benefit from living alongside endangered species through wildlife tourism. The laws that" protect" animals are no more than pieces of paper. The current poaching bans need better enforcement, and I have a plan. The number of enforcers needs to be increased so that there are enough to watch the herds and make sure poachers can't shoot the animals. The reserve parks in Africa should become a huge zoo so that the animals can migrate but within a fenced area. Another idea is to build a cement enclosure instead of fences. Watchtowers could be constructed so enforcers can monitor a wide variety of poacher targets. This may not completely end the problem, but it would slow it down. Poaching is a serious problem and a criminal act. The effects of poaching will be felt for centuries to come, and if there are any still alive, the only place to see animals might be in a zoo.


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“I think the environment should be put in the category of our national security. Defense of our resources is just as important as security abroad. Otherwise what is there to defend. � -Robert Redford


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