‘They Hit My Knees With A Rungu’: Samburu Teacher Shares Ordeal With Pupils

A Samburu primary school teacher has shared her experience following an attack by pupils over harassment.

Learners of Kirimon primary attacked their teachers with rungus saying they had disrespected their culture by punishing boys in front of girls.

Teacher Jane Gachohi said on Thursday that the boys forced her to kneel down and then caned her. She sustained injuries to her thighs.

“They hit my knees with a rungu. They wanted to kill us,” she said.

Gachohi said she was on her way back from a washroom when she saw more than 15 boys beating up her colleague.

She said she was cornered as she tried to hide behind the toilets.

 The teacher said she pleaded in vain for the pupils to let her go.

“I even lifted up my hands,” she said and thanked a class eight pupil who begged the boys to let her go saying she did not teach their class.

“One pupil pleaded with the boys to stop beating me and asked me to run as fast as I could and hide in a nearby church.”

Five female teachers were ambushed and beaten by the pupils on Monday.

The Teachers Service Commission said they will be transferred.

Chief Executive Officer Nancy Macharia assured teachers that their security is paramount and that they will ensure they are protected.



HILARIOUS: Abduba Dida Rejects Two Bodyguards, Wants 18 More!

Abduba Dida is the talk of town after the presidential hopeful rejected a two-officer security detail and instead asked for 20! Yes you read it right, a request the police rejected.

According to the star, he chased away the two GSU officers sent to guard him as he campaigns for President. Dida, a retired secondary school teacher, is making a second attempt for State House.

Dida who garnered 52,840 votes back in 2013, has vowed to petition Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet to increase the security officers attached to him. He also wants the government to provide the police officers attached to him with vehicles, which they will use during the campaigns.

The issue made Radio jambo presenter’s; Gidi and Ghost’s morning, with the two struggling to come to terms with why Dida would want more bodyguards and yet no one is after his life.

“This country jameni, Abduba Dida who is after your life my friend?” Questioned Gidi before Ghost interjected. “Don’t forget he has three wives.” Probably another reason why he needs more boduguards.

Listen to the clip below.


SAD: Five Family Members Killed While Transporting Body In Mwatate Accident

Five family members died on Thursday night in an accident involving the matatu they were travelling in and a canter on Voi-Mwatate road.

The matatu was heading to Mwatate from Voi when it hit the other vehicle, said Taita Taveta police commander Fred Ochieng.

It was ferrying mourners to Ngulu area in Werugha when the accident took place at Landi area.

They were transporting the body of a woman who died in Mombasa.

Eight people were injured in the accident.

Elisha Wawaka, a relative who helped rescue victims, said said all the five people died at the scene.

Speaking to The Star on phone, he identified four of them as the deceased’s brother-in-law, her father-in-law and two grandchildren.

“The injured were taken to Moi referral hospital in Voi and later transferred to Ikanga private hospital due to the ongoing nurses’ strike,” he said.

Wawaka said the fifth person died at the private facility on Friday morning while another is in critical condition.

The police commander said the matatu driver got off his lane and lost control after hitting the canter. The vehicle overturned.

Ochieng said the bodies were taken to the Moi hospital morgue.

He said investigations were launched to establish the cause of the accident.

“Motorists should be cautious on unmarked roads. They should avoid speeding at night due to poor visibility,” he said.


Childless Women To Raise IVF Funds To Help Them Bear Kids

A group of childless women from Thika have shocked many people after they announced their plans to hold a fundraiser to enable them to get medical help.

The members of the Erohim Women’s Group on Wednesday said they are determined to have their own children to save their marriages.

With the money they will get from the fundraiser, the women are intending to go through In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF), which they are certain will end the embarrassment that comes with being childless.

The members of the group told the Star they can no longer sit and watch helplessly as their marriages fall apart. They also said people harass them in their status.

Group chair lady Esther Wanjiku said the huge amount of money required is beyond their capability and they hope the fundraiser will help them fulfill their desire of becoming mothers.

“Monetary constraints are holding us back from achieving what we’ve desired to get in our lives. We believe that when we get the cash, every member of our group will get her own children”.

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Maisha London! Top 5 Professional Footballers With The Most Expensive Homes

With the huge chunks of money they make on a weekly basis, professional footballers actually have no choice but look the part. That simply explains why they easily buy expensive cars, homes and even get to go on expensive holidays whenever they feel the need to.

Footballers across the globe (read wealthy) know/love how to show off their luxurious lifestyles probably to act as trendsetters among their peers.

Of late, top footballers have been showing off their state of the art homes, a true reflection of their bank accounts.

Below is a list of top 10 professional footballers with the most expensive homes.

1. Paul Pogba

The world’s most expensive player earns a staggering £290,000 with his Chesire home believed to be worth £2.9million.

The five-bedroom property boasts luxuries including a heated indoor swimming pool, saunas, and his own media room and was on the market for £3.49m.


2. Zlatan Ibrahimovic


During his time at Manchester United, Swede international, Zlatan Ibrahimovic was living in a £16,500-a-week lavish six-bedroom luxury property in Bowdon, near Altrincham.

According to joe.co.uk, the house has a cocktail bar amongst its impressive features.

3. Cristiano Ronaldo


Ronaldo rarely shows off his luxurious home but it’s believed to have a football pitch, two swimming pools, and a basketball hoop.

4. Lionel Messi

messi's home

Lionel Messi’s soccer ball home is estimated to have cost him a whopping 7 Million Euros.

5. Neymar


One of the Barcelona forward’s Barcelona sta’s houses is located in Beverley Hills, Los Angeles.

According to celebrityfileweb, his posh villa which lies on a 5.2-acre land, has 12 bathrooms, a cinema, large swimming pool, jacuzzi and tennis courts.

Football Geniuses: Top 5 Of The Best Goal Scoring Defenders (PHOTOS)

Ever wondered who are the best goal scoring defenders ever in the football pitch? Well, here is the list:

1. Ronald Koeman

A prolific scorer in his native Netherlands as well as for Barcelona.

In 1987/88 he scored 21 goals in 32 league games he played for PSV.

Koeman finished his career with 253 goals from 763 games he played.



2. Daniel Passarella

The legendary Argentine defender who frequently joined attacks and possessed a surprisingly cultured pair of feet, which he used to plough opponents out of the way.

He scored 90 goals in 226 league games for River Plate and represented an astonishing return for a sweeper.

Argentina Captain Daniel Passarella

3. Fernando Hierro

Fernando played as a defensive midfielder but even when he was at the heart of the defence he contributed through penalties, free-kicks, and amazing strike.

He scored over 100 La Liga goals for Real Madrid.

Fernando Hierro of Real Madrid


4. John Terry

The world-class defender may be stretching it but we reckon John Terry would have made a half-decent target man.

After playing for Chelsea more than 10 seasons he managed to score 41.



5. Roberto Carlos

With thighs like tree trunks and a shot that could topple the Great Wall , Real Madrid player would have scored plenty as a No9.

He didn’t do too badly from left-back, scoring over 100 career goals including some physical defying long-range efforts.

Real Madrid v Mallorca


Heroin Worth Sh4.5 Million Seized In Nyali, Two Nigerians Arrested

A substance believed to be heroin worth Sh4.5 million was seized in Nyali on Thursday and two Nigerian suspects arrested.

Police said James Chukwu and Gold Patience are wanted drug lords who had sneaked into the country. They will be deported once investigations are completed.

The substance weighing 1.5 kgs has been taken to the government chemist for further analysis.

Police said it was smuggled from Tanzania.

“The two suspects traveled from Nairobi to pick the drugs en route to Brussel,” police said

In February, two suspected drug dealers were charged in Mombasa with trafficking 15 kgs of heroin worth Sh47 million.

Swaleh Yusuf and his wife Asma Abdalla were among nine suspects arrested by anti-narcotics detectives in an operation during which Sh18.5 million cash was also seized.

Police had estimated that the heroin was worth Sh170 million.

Others who were apprehended in the operation in Bamburi and Mtwapa were identified as Rashid Athman, Athman Salim and Farida Omar.



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Gor, AFC To Suffer As Sportpesa Expected To Pull Sponsorship Over Higher Tax

Betting firm Sport Pesa is expected to withdraw sponsorship for local sports clubs and unions beginning January due to the 35 per cent tax on revenue.

The withdrawal will begin on January 1, 2018, CEO Ronald Karauri announced during a meeting at a Nairobi hotel on Friday.

Karauri said the cost of doing business will be affected by the finance law that President Uhuru Kenyatta signed on Wednesday, days after he had refused to over the threat of gambling.

“Our cost of doing business will be greatly affected…we have to consider the impact on operating besides partnerships,” he said.

“With the new [law]…we want our sports partners to plan accordingly.”

Sport Pesa’s move will affect AFC Leopards, Gor Mahia, the Kenya Premier League, Kenya Boxing League and rugby teams.

The deal with Gor Mahia was for five years at more than Sh200 millon while AFC Leopards’ was Sh45 million annually for five years.

KPL got a deal worth Sh450 million and KRU more than Sh600 million over a period of five years.

The law raises the tax rate on gambling but sets it at a lower rate than had originally been proposed. It will impose a tax of 35 per cent of gross profits on all gambling.

Until now, lotteries were taxed at five per cent, betting firms – bookmakers – at 7.5 per cent, casino gambling at 12 per cent and competitions like raffles at 15 percent.

On June 13, Uhuru refused to sign the Bill and recommended that betting, lotteries and gaming activities should be taxed at the rate of 35 per cent.

He rejected it after Parliament deleted a clause designed to discourage youth from engaging in betting.

Treasury CS Henry Rotich had originally proposed raising the tax rate to 50 per cent, saying the rapid growth of on-line gambling hurt the young and vulnerable, and the proceeds from the tax would fund sports, culture and the arts.

The Finance Act seeks to amend the law relating to various taxes and duties.

-The Star| Nancy Agutu

John Terry Pays Tribute To Hazard As He Trains With His Princess (Video)

Eden Hazard’s love for Chelsea has been reinforced by his involvement with departing hero John Terry while training with his princess who wore a Hazard T-shirt.

Hazard himself was among the names who paid tribute to Terry who played his last game against Sunderland last season. The legend was given the best send-off possible on his final Chelsea appearance at Stamford Bridge.

Terry recognizes Hazard who has a knee injury saying only Messi is better than Hazard on football arena.

John Terry is set to bring the final curtain down on the club’s golden oldies. He believes it is time for Hazard to take Chelsea far.

@sum26terry ⚽️👊🏻🏃🏻💨 I Love you Princess 💙 Wearing her HAZARD shirt @hazardeden_10 👌

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I Did Not Break My Wife’s Rib For failing to ‘serve me like a king’ – Says Kasarani man

A 47-year-old man has been charged with breaking his wife’s rib for being slow to serve him dinner.

Kennedy Oyoo allegedly broke Caroline Wangui’s rib on May 30 in Kasarani. Wangui went to the city centre to buy clothes but had to wait for the seller from 11am to 3pm.

Oyoo came back home around 7pm. They later left together and headed for the pub.

Wangui is said to have left earlier to go home to prepare the food. A few minutes later, Oyoo walked in, demanding his supper. He started quarreling, accusing Wangui of delaying his meal when he should be “served like a king”.

A fight ensued and he allegedly hit her. Wangui was taken to hospital and police traced Oyoo.

Oyoo denied the charges before chief magistrate Heston Nyaga and was released on Sh60,000 bail. The matter will be heard in October 15.