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Motorists bear the brunt of pricing formula scam Chaos rocks head teachers' meet in Mombasa Police arrest 2 women over abortion in Nyamira Nyamira man killed, body dumped along the road Drama as cops gun down robber who sought refuge at Ruiru church Man accused of battering pregnant wife out on bond Why there will be no more demolitions this week Why killers are more likely to be let off the hook than chicken thieves Police bust fake Ruto security men with 700 laptops Innocent men suffer as sex offences law is used to settle personal scores Insurance man accused of kin’s murder set for mental test Mwingi man forced to bury wife, child 5 years after they died EACC detectives arrest Migori County directors KeNHA clears structures on road reserve in Mombasa Family cries foul over postmortem report Man charged with sodomising 66-year-old mother Boda boda operators embrace efforts to fight insecurity Policemen step up search for baby snatched from Busia referral maternity war Woman admits poisoning self and her two sons Three people die mysteriously in separate incidents 5 family members killed in crash at Kianungu on Nyeri-Nyahururu road Property owners countrywide to lose billions of shillings of investments Governor Waititu’s wife, 14 others arrested over illegal Nairobi buildings Woman killed by police car pursuing a criminal

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Security Incidents Chaos rocks head teachers' meet in Mombasa Aug 13 2018 Chaos has rocked the Kenya primary school head teachers' conference in Mombasa, bringing the annual meet to a standstill. The commotion, characterized by shouting and throwing of chairs and bottles, was caused by the Sh500 the head teachers’ pay as union fees every month to the Kenya Primary Schools Head Teachers Association (Kepsha). Trouble started when some teachers opposed the charge, saying the union leaders had failed to explain how the money is spent. They called for the resignation of Kepsha chairman Shem Ndolo. But hell broke loose when Mr. Ndolo dismissed their opposition, criticism and quit calls as “nonsense”. Police arrest 2 women over abortion in Nyamira Aug 11 2018 Police in Keroka, Nyamira County detained two women over abortion-related crimes. Keroka police boss Eliud Muchira said the two women were seized on Friday evening from a house in Nyankoba village while in the company of two high school students who were allegedly attempting to procure illegal abortion. The police boss said officers were tipped by an informer about the incident. Mr. Muchira said both the students are aged 15. One of the girls is a Form Two student in Kisii County while the other is a Form One student in Bomet County. The teens were taken to Gucha Hospital where an infant delivered by one of the girls was pronounced dead. He said the two schoolgirls will be charged in court for procuring abortion once they are out of danger. Man accused of battering pregnant wife out on bond Aug 14 2018 A man accused of assaulting his pregnant wife on Friday has denied the charge before an Eldoret court. Mr. Naftali Shamo Luzuli, who was charged with causing Ms. Valarie Masibo facial, ear and dental injuries, pleaded with Eldoret Chief Magistrate Charles Obulutsa to allow him to settle the matter out of court. But the magistrate turned down his plea and released him on Sh300, 000 bond with a surety of an equal amount. The case will be heard on August 20. The prosecution opposed the suspect’s release, saying his life could be in danger after Ms. Masibo’s photos were widely shared on social media. Meanwhile, Ms. Masibo is still undergoing treatment at the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital (MTRH) as an outpatient. According to Ms. Masibo’s aunt, Ms. Rosemary Kusimba, the couple has been having frequent fights. Neighbors also claimed that Mr. Luzuli had hit Ms. Masibo before when they argued. Nyamira man killed, body dumped along the road Aug. 13, 2018, A man, 55, was on Monday found dead near his house in West Mugirango, Nyamira. The body of George Nyangau was found a few kilometers from his house. It is believed he was killed elsewhere and his body dumped along the road. Assistant Chief Joseph Mongare confirmed the incident and said police are conducting investigations. "We were informed about the incident by residents, "Mongare said. The body was taken to Nyamira County


Referral Hospital mortuary. A few days ago, the body of another man was found in his house. Drama as cops gun down robber who sought refuge at Ruiru church Aug. 13, 2018, Police officers on Sunday gunned down two thugs at Kihunguro in Ruiru. Ruiru police boss James Ng’etich said they were part of a four-man gang that robbed an Uber taxi driver of his vehicle in Athi River. Ng’etich said one robber died on the spot while the other succumbed to gunshot wounds while he was being taken to the hospital. One thug, who had been shot three times, fled to a nearby Israel Assemblies of God Church and hid. He pleaded with the faithful to hide him from the cops. Pastor Peter Maina said the service was halted when the man, who was bleeding profusely, entered the church. Why there will be no more demolitions this week Aug 14th 2018 No new buildings will be demolished in Nairobi this week by the Nairobi River Regeneration task force. The team on Monday said it will now concentrate on flattening structures that were partially brought down last week. They plan to complete the demolition of Oshwal Centre, Ukay Centre and Southend Mall. The task force’s operations manager Julius Wanjau yesterday said the partially destroyed buildings posed a danger to residents. Mr. Wanjau also said they have shelved their plan to use explosives to flatten the structures as this would affect neighboring buildings. The demolitions, aimed at reclaiming Nairobi River, began last week and are expected to continue for the next two months. Some 4,000 buildings are targeted. Last week, Oshwal Centre's perimeter wall was brought down and part of its premises located on riparian land were scheduled to be destroyed yesterday. Wanjau, however, said the task force had given Oshwal’s management four more days to destroy the property. bear the brunt of pricing formula scam Aug 13 2018 The pain that motorists are experiencing at the pump due to rising costs of fuel is being caused by an opaque pricing formula that is largely benefiting oil marketing companies and the government in the form of taxes. Despite introducing petroleum price controls ostensibly to rein in rogue oil marketers who were exploiting Kenyans a decade ago, the reality is that consumers have become the biggest victims paying exorbitantly for fuel despite stable crude prices at the international market. The government has not made the situation any easier, with petroleum products becoming an easy target for taxes and levies, which marketers gladly collect from consumers. The increase of the road maintenance levy, for instance, from Sh6 to Sh18 in a span of two years has particularly robbed motorists of the benefits of low crude prices. Indeed, the pain of high fuel prices is bound to get worse come September with the impending introduction of value added tax (VAT) on petroleum products, an eventuality that has been on the cards over the last two years.


Why killers are more likely to be let off the hook than chicken thieves Aug 14th 2018 They say the law is an ass, but a review of the death sentence may be making it much more than that. A Supreme Court ruling on December 14, 2017, declared the mandatory death sentence unconstitutional. The result has been that capital offenders are now winning early freedom while those convicted for minor offences are getting harsher jail terms. A close look at some judgements from the courts last week points to a gap that allows capital offences to attract lesser jail terms than minor offences. In the first case, the High Court enhanced a three-year sentence to seven for a man who stole his employer’s sheep. Although the accused, Victor Wanjala, admitted to committing the offence and asked for leniency, Justice Ruth Sitati gave him four more years, noting that livestock theft attracted a minimum of seven years. On the other hand, the Court of Appeal quashed a death penalty handed to two men who violently robbed a bar patron of a mobile phone and money. Although Court of Appeal judges Kathurima M’inoti and Agnes Murgor found that robbery with violence had been proved, they ordered that George Munyinyi and Peter Kaniu should walk free. The two were freed after serving seven years in jail. According to penal law, the punishment for capital offences such as murder, treason, oath-taking for criminal activities by proscribed criminal outfits, robbery and attempted robbery with violence are a ticket for hanging. But the courts are slowly moving away from the death sentence. Instead, one’s behavior and demeanor during trial may determine whether they go to the gallows or how long they stay in jail. By ruling that a mandatory death sentence for capital crimes was unconstitutional, the Supreme Court cut judges some slack in meting out capital punishment. The case that led to this ruling was filed by two men, Francis Karioko and Wilson Thirimbu, and was determined by a six-judge bench composed of Chief Justice David Maraga, his deputy Philomena Mwilu, and justices Njoki Ndung’u, Jackton Ojwang, Smokin Wanjala and Isaac Lenaola. Police bust fake Ruto security men with 700 laptops Aug13th 2018 Detectives on Monday arrested seven suspected conmen masquerading as members of Deputy President William Ruto's security detail. The group, fleecing unsuspecting Kenyans was found with over 700 laptops at an apartment on Kyna Road, Westlands in Nairobi. Three government vehicles were also nabbed in the swoop. According to police sources, the laptops are believed to have been stolen from the DP’s office. Innocent men suffer as sex offences law is used to settle personal scores AUGUST 16 2018 The increasing number of cases in which men have been falsely accused of defilement is putting the Sexual Offences Act on the spotlight with calls for reforms. Investigations show that last year, some 6,458 sexual offenders were charged in courts across the country. Many of these cases were based on false allegations as a result of differences between the parents of the minors and the men who were accused. One of the cases involved a 68-year -old retired agricultural extension officer in Tetu, Nyeri, identified as J.I.D. Insurance man accused of kin’s murder set for mental test Aug 15 2018 The High Court in Machakos has ordered that Evans Masaku Kasyoki, the man accused of killing his nephew, Eric Makau, in order to benefit from Sh9 million life insurance claim,


be taken for mental examination. Deputy Registrar R.N Kenei ordered that the accused be escorted to Mathari National Teaching and Referral Hospital for mental examination before taking plea. The accused will be detained at Machakos GK Prison until September 17 when the case will be mentioned. Mwingi man forced to bury wife, child 5 years after they died Aug 14 2018 The man from Mwingi who was convicted for living with corpses of his wife and children for three years hoping they would resurrect has finally buried them. Before his arrest on October 1, 2016, Kitu Munyoki had been living with the corpse of his wife, Lydia, who died in 2014 and that of his daughter who had died a year earlier. Munyoki was arrested after the public informed police of the disappearance of his wife which was revealed by his mother-in-law who visited his home only to find her missing. The man was later found guilty of living with the bodies contrary to the law and has since served a six-month jail term. Finally, after five years Munyoki was forced to bury them on Monday at Ndaluni village in Mwingi West-Sub County where local residents trooped in large numbers to witness the funeral. The funeral was held following an intervention by Munyoki’s clan, Ausini, who applied for the burial permits from the local assistant chief Jacob Mbiti. In an interview, Munyoki his wife died of tuberculosis while his daughter died of starvation since her mother could not breastfeed her after contracting the disease. Munyoki said that his wife had asked him to preserve her body if she died, telling him she would resurrect after seven years. EACC detectives arrest Migori County directors Aug 15 2018 Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission detectives on Wednesday arrested two senior Migori County officials over corruption. Directors Tom Kwasi (Public Service) and Mr. Charles Wambura (Water department) were arrested by the undercover officers in Migori Town in the afternoon. Migori police boss Joseph Nthenge confirmed but said specified charges will be presented on Thursday during their arraignment at an anti-corruption court. The suspects were locked up at Migori police station and later released on a Sh50, 000 police bond. The EACC was also looking for nine other top officials said to have gone into hiding. EACC Spokesman Yassin Amaro confirmed the arrest. They were arrested in connection with violation of procurement procedures. KeNHA clears structures on road reserve in Mombasa Aug 14 2018 More than 50 structures on a road reserve on Mombasa-Mazeras highway were on Tuesday demolished by the Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA). Mr. Thomas Karisa, a local resident, said the officials gave them a half-hour notice to secure their belongings before the bulldozer flattened the structures. More than 100 traders watched helplessly as the bulldozers crushed their premises with police officers offering protection. The KeNHA team conducting the demolitions, however, was not allowed to speak to the media. Ms. Amida Namale, a mother of three children and the family’s sole breadwinner, pleaded with the authorities to spare her business in vain. The traders want President Uhuru Kenyatta to help them find an alternative site to set up businesses. 7

Family cries foul over postmortem report Aug 16th 2018 The family of a 38-year-old woman who was found dead last week has accused a Government pathologist of refusing to hand over a report on her death. Marriam Abdallah was found dead in an abandoned kiosk in Bondeni estate on Saturday. Her brother, Juma Abdallah, claimed the pathologist who conducted the postmortem did not give them the report. The family expressed displeasure with the way the pathologist handled them, saying they were left with many unanswered questions. Abdallah said the police had declined to share the report, saying the family should wait until a suspect arrested over the killing was taken to court. A mortuary attendant is reported to have given the family details of the attack on Marriam. Man charged with sodomising 66-year-old mother Aug 14th 2018 A man who allegedly sodomised his 66-year-old mother was yesterday denied bail. The accused had sought orders to be taken for treatment, claiming he was roughed up by police officers at the time of his arrest. The charge sheet stated that on July 25 in Kandegenye village in Kahuro sub-county, the accused sodomised his mother and threatened to kill her if she told anyone about it. The accused had sought orders to be taken for treatment, claiming he was roughed up by police officers at the time of his arrest. The charge sheet stated that on July 25 in Kandegenye village in Kahuro sub-county, the accused sodomised his mother and threatened to kill her if she told anyone about it. Boda boda operators embrace efforts to fight insecurity Aug 15th 2018 For close to eight years, Charles Ndegwa has been a boda boda operator in Nyeri town. Being among the first people to venture into the business, Ndegwa commands respect among other boda boda operators, who have since made him their chairman. Ndegwa has seen it all in his line of business — the good, the bad and the ugly. Despite all these, he still remains a firm believer in the business that has been putting food on the table and seen his children through school. But of late, the business has been hit by a dark cloud of mistrust, with police blaming it for perpetuating crime and causing accidents. It is with this in mind that an initiative to have boda boda operators in the county issued with unique identification badges and reflector jackets, to curb crime, was mooted. According to Ndegwa, the sector has for years been struggling to put in place self-regulation mechanisms; such as setting up welfare associations and groups to instill discipline members, and keep them in line. This has, however, done little to improve their image as operators continue to be the first target when security agents are hunting for criminals. But this is about to end, after Boda boda Safety Association of Kenya, (BAK) pitched tent in Nyeri to register all operators, and put their details in a national database of boda boda riders. Registered riders will have unique identity numbers and reflective jackets with Quick Response (QR) codes containing their details. The numbers are emblazoned on the riders’ jackets. The registration is also expected to weed out inexperienced underage riders, most of whom have been linked to accidents and aiding criminals.


Policemen step up search for baby snatched from Busia referral maternity war Aug 16th 2018 More than two weeks after an infant was stolen from a maternity ward, a young mother is still clinging to hope that the baby will be found. Clare Ngala gave birth through caesarean section at the Busia County Referral Hospital on July 29. Two days later, a former primary schoolmate visited the 20-year-old mother. The two women chatted for a while before Ms. Ngala left the infant with her friend and stepped out to wash clothes. They had not seen each other for a while and since she knew her she left the baby with her. When she came back, her friend was missing with her child. Despite the fact that police have yet to make any arrests, Ngala expressed optimism that the baby would be found alive and well. Woman admits poisoning self and her two sons Aug 15th 2018 A woman poisoned her two children after a dispute with her husband. She also tried to commit suicide by taking the same poison. Metrine Mukabana pleaded guilty to attempted murder against her two sons on August 6 at their Tea Zone Estate home in Lurambi subcounty. She admitted giving the children triatix (used for control of ticks) with the intention of causing death. On a separate count, Ms. Mukabana admitted taking poison with the intention of committing suicide. Her husband, Henry Shilaho, said he learnt of the incident when he returned home from work. In his statement, Shilaho said he called his wife out to open the door for him but she refused. He said he was shocked by what he saw when he peeped through the window. Shilaho said he saw his three-year-old son lying on the floor and foaming at the mouth with the help of neighbors, they convinced the woman to open the door. The case resumes on August 16. Three people die mysteriously in separate incidents Aug 14th 2018 A woman and two children have died mysteriously in Kakamega County in separate incidents. One child is aged four and the other three months. In the first incident, today sand harvesters stumbled across the body of the woman in her early 40s at the bank of River yala near Iguhu Bridge along the Kakamega – Kisumu highway. Jackson Onyango, a sand harvester, said they went to harvest sand around 7.00am and upon reaching the site, they saw a coffin at the river bank. Mr. Onyango said they alerted the police who came after a half an hour. Onyango said they suspected that the woman might have been killed elsewhere and her body dumped at the river. The body was taken to Kakamega Teaching and Referral hospital for autopsy. In the second incident at Butenje village in Navakholo constituency, two children died in a fire razed down their house down Tuesday morning. The cause of the fire was not established. According to their father, Paul Mumia, he had breakfast around 7.30am and left for the shamba to harvest maize before the children could wake up. Mumia said after 20 minutes later, he saw a huge smoke coming out of his house. According to Mumia, they tried to put out the fire by pouring water in house in a bid to save his children who were still inside. Western region Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI) David Cheruiyot said in the first incident, preliminary investigations show that the woman was killed elsewhere and his body dumped at the river. Mr. Cheruiyot said they have taken her finger prints to the police headquarters in Nairobi to establish



her identity and urged members of the public to give information to the police so that her family members can be informed. article/2001291889/three-people-die-mysteriously-in-separate-incidents 5 family members killed in crash at Kianungu on Nyeri-Nyahururu road Aug 17 2018 Five family members on Thursday night perished in a grisly road crash at Kianungu area on Nyeri-Nyahururu road. Eight other people were injured in the collision that involved a 14-seater matatu and a personal vehicle. The injured were rushed to the Nyahururu County Referral Hospital. Among the dead was a man, his two children (a boy and a girl) and two women who were travelling in the personal vehicle. The man’s wife sustained serious injuries. Nyandarua North OCPD Timon Odingo who confirmed the crash said the personal vehicle was speeding. He said that the occupants of the personal vehicle were returning from a family gathering in Nyeri County. The wreckages of the two vehicles were towed to the Nyahururu Police Station. nyandarua/Five-family-members-killed-in-grisly-road-accident-/3444764-47160221cwmif/index.html Governor Waititu’s wife, 14 others arrested over illegal Nairobi buildings Aug 15th 2018 Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu's wife, Susan Wangare, and 14 other people have been arrested on Wednesday in connection with illegal and unapproved construction of a building in Nairobi. Also detained were Robert Rukwaro, Simon Ngare, Julius Mukala, Kyalo Musyoka, Dickson Mulinga, Paul Mutunga, Johnson Wambua Omondi, Dickson Kyalo, Joseph Muiruri, Charles Mwanzi, Kithus Sammy, Alexander Mbithi and Paul Shivanga. She was later released on Sh80, 000 cash bail after Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko’s intervention. In a video doing rounds on social media, a voice similar to Governor Sonko's urges Waititu and his wife to apply and go for the building approvals. Sonko insists the arrest orders were from above and drops the name Waita. He says he is releasing Mrs. Waititu because she is a First Lady just like his (Sonko's) wife. https:// Woman killed by police car pursuing a criminal Aug 16th 2018 A woman died on Thursday after being hit by a police vehicle. Angry residents blocked Migori-Isebania road to protest the death of Ms. Rubai Tito, a mother of four hit by the police vehicle as she crossed the road at the Migori-Muhuru junction. Residents immediately jammed the scene and demanded that the driver of the vehicle, who fled the scene, be arrested. Police officers who arrived at the scene moments later, were pelted with stones. An eye witness, James Odhiambo said the police vehicle was pursuing another vehicle when the driver lost control and hit the woman. While confirming the incident, Migori OCPD Patrick Macharia said the police vehicle that belongs to Administration Police was heading to Migori when the accident happened.


Figure 1: Distribution of incidents by type of neighbourhood

Figure 2: Distribution of incidents by their type (Graph)


Quote of the week

�Fear is not real. The only place that fear can exist is in our thoughts of the future. It is a product of our imagination,

causing us to fear things that do not at present and may not ever exist. Do not misunderstand me danger is very real, but fear is a choice.�

Will Smith


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