Miili ya maafisa 7 waliosombwa na mafuriko yapatikana

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Mkiili ya maafisa 7 wa polisi waliosombwa na mafuriko  pamoja na lori walilokuwa wanatumia eneo la Chemeo kaunti ya Baringo hatimaye imepatikana.

Shughuli ya kutafuta miili ya maafisa hao sasa ilikuwa imedumu kwa wiki moja, baada ya mratibu wa serikali George Natembeya kusema kuwa mvua kubwa inayoshudiwa maeneo ya Rift Valley ilikuwa inawatoa kijasho cha kutafuta miili hiyo.

Maafisa 7 wa polisi hawajulikani waliko baada ya gari lao kusombwa na mafuriko

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Maafisa hao saba walisombwa ma mafuriko hayo walipokuwa wanaenda kushika doria eneo hilo la Chemoe kabla ya ya kukutana na kifo chao.

Maelfu ya watu nchini wameathirika pakubwa na mvua inayoendelea kunyesha kote huku wengine wakipoteza maisha yao kutokana na mvua hiyo.

Kivuko cha Mauti! Watu wanne waangamia baada ya boti kupinduka mto Kerio

Kaunti za Rift Valley, Magharibi na Nyanza ndizo zilizoathirika pakubwa kufikia sasa.

Aidha katika kaunti ya Elgiyo Marakwet serikali ililazimika kutumia DNA ili kubaini baadhi ya miili baada ya sehemu za miili ya wale walioafariki kuwa vibande .

 

Mchakato wa kutafuta miili ya maafisa waliosombwa na mafuriko imeanza

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Shughuli ya kutafuta miili ya maafisa waliosombwa na mafuriko katika kaunti ya Baringo imeng’oa nanga katika mtoo Kagir.

Kufikia sasa miili 3 kati ya sababu iliyozama imepatikana .

Maafisa 7 wa polisi hawajulikani waliko baada ya gari lao kusombwa na mafuriko

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Kivuko cha Mauti! Watu wanne waangamia baada ya boti kupinduka mto Kerio

Maafisa hao wa usalama walisombwa na mafuriko hayo walipokuwa katika harakati za kulinda usalama.

Ukaidi wa maafisa wa polisi wa Kenya. Wakenya 2 wapigwa risasi na polisi na kuwaacha na majeraha

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Afisa wa polisi Kabarnet kaunti ya Baringo amewapiga wakenya 2 risasi na kuwaacha wakiwa na majeraha mabaya kwa kile kinadaiwa kuwa walikiuka amri ya serikali ya kufika kwa nyumba mida ya saa 7 jioni.

Afisa huyo aliyejulikana kama Brazilian Opicho ametiwa mbaroni, usemi ambao umethibitishwa na mkuu swa polisi Baringo ya Kati Francis Gachoki.

Bring that Phone! Maafisa wa polisi wamtaka Eko Dydda kupeana Simu

Gachoki amesema kuwa uchunguzi umeanzishwa wa kuabini ni nini kilichojiri hadi afisa huyo akatekeleza kitendo hicho.

Waathiriwa walikuwa mhudumu wa bodaboda  Amos Komen, 24, na muuzaji wa nguo Kabarnet Edwin Kibet, 32.

Afariki baada ya kukimbizwa na polisi kwa kukosa maski -Kibwezi

 

Gunshot victim Amos Komen, 24, a boda boda rider, is dressed at Kabarnet County Referral Hospital on Wednesday, April 22
Komen alipigwa risasi kwenye kiwiko cha mkono naye mwathiriwa wa pili Kibet akakatwa mkono baada ya risasi hiyo kuupasua na kulazimu maktari kukata vidole vitatu.
Watimuliwa kama burukenge na polisi! Wabunge wanaoshabikia naibu rais watawanywa na polisi
Baringo Central police commander Francis Gachoki and Kabarnet police station OCS Andrew Kivindyo address journalists on Wednesday
Maafisa 2 wa polisi ni miongoni mwa watu 15 waliotiwa mbaroni wakinywa mnazi Kaunti ya Kilifi
Gachiko amesema kuwa Opicho alikuwa ameletwa kwa kituo hicho akitokea kaunti ya Nakuru alikokuwa anahudumu.

 

 

Raila, Gideon Moi hold talks for hours in Nairobi

The AU special infrastructure envoy and ODM chief Raila Odinga today held a four-hour meeting with KANU leader and Baringo Senator Gideon Moi in Nairobi.

The between between the two  is expected to generate wide political interest, and even re-ignite the succession politics debates.

There has been debates about leaders who descended from powerful families regrouping to stop politicians from “poor backgrounds” from assuming power after President Uhuru Kenyatta term expires in 2022.

Politicians allied to Deputy president William Ruto have been particularly vocal about this and with this meeting in perspective, it is expected that the rhetoric could raise again.

Sources close to the two leaders confirmed the meeting, but refused to give more details on what they discussed.

The meeting is said to have been at a Nairobi hotel and was closed door.

While the Baringo senator has announced that he will be running to replace Uhuru in the next election the ODM leader has not be forthcoming on whether he will vie or hang his boots in favour of a young leader.

Odinga has vied four times but maintains that he only lost once and that in the three other times, he was rigged out.

He would then have a truce with President Uhuru in March last year, neutralizing the opposition and developing a working relationship with the government.

 

 

Polisi 5 wa akiba kuuwawa na mifugo kuibwa katika shambulizi Baringo

Maafisa 5 wa taifa wa akiba waliweza kuuwawa na idadi isiyo julikana ya mifugo kuibwa na majambazi ambao wanashukiwa walitoka Pokot, kisha kushambulia Arabal, Baringo Alhamisi asubuhi.

Why won’t you recognise us? Kenyan tribe asks government

Kamanda wa polisi wa kaunti ya Baringo Robinson Ndiwa alisema kisa hicho kilitendeka wakati ambao washambulizi hao waliweza kushika usukani nyumba za manyatta za Tugen na maafisa hao kuuwawa katika kisa hicho.

1898069(2)Maafisa 5 wa taifa wa akiba waliweza kuuwawa na idadi isiyo julikana ya mifugo kuibwa na majambazi ambao wanashukiwa walitoka Pokot kisha kushambulia Arabal, Baringo Alhamisi asubuhi.

“Tayari tushaaleta askari wa  GSU, RDU na NPR ili kuwatafuta wezi hao wa mifugo ambao wamepeleka mifugo hiyo maeneo ya, Tiasty East,” Alisema Robinson.

Mkuu huyo wa polisi alisema kuwa wakazi hao wana wasiwasi na kuwauliza waweze kutulia kwa maana polisi wako katika kazi.

“Jambo hilo lili weza kufanya watu washangae na kushtuka kwa maana eneo hilo lilikuwa na amani, hakuna mtu yeyote aliweza kutarajia shambulizi hilo na wafugaji walikuwa wameacha mifugo wao wakule kwa huru,” Ndiwa aliongea.

Mwanaharakati wa eneo hilo Ole’mpaka aliweza kuomba serikali waweze kutoa helikopta ili ziweze kutafuta wezi hao ambao waliweza kuiba mifugo.

‘Why, at 51, I’d never sleep with a man my own age!’ – Writer reveals

 

Alisema kuwa wanaweza kuwa hawajaenda mbali, bali wamejificha vichakani.

“Maisha mengi yanaweza okolewa na kupata mifugo hao ambao waliibiwa kama watachukua hatua ya haraka,” Alieleza Oli’mpaka.

Mbunge wa kaunti ya Baringo kusini Charles Kamuren aliuliza polisi wa ulinzi wafanye kazi kwa haraka ili kurudisha amani na kutuliza wakazi wa eneo hilo.

Aliweza kuwaambia wakazi wawe makini kwa maana washambulizi hao hawajulikani walienda njia gani na wako mbali wapi.

‘I’ve won five Champions Leagues!’ Ronaldo mocks Atletico Madrid

Mwaka jana September inasemekana kuwa maafisa wawili wa RDU na NPR waliweza kuumizwa na washambulizi waliokuwa wamejihami wa kutoka eneo la Pokot.

Katika kijiji cha Ramacha kata ndogo ya kaunti hiyo.“Polisi hao walikuwa katika kazi yao kama kawaida ambapo majambazi hao waliweza kutokea na kupiga risasi hewani,” Alieleza chifu wa eneo la Arabal William Koech.

Lakini ni lini wakazi hao watakaa na amani na lini wataacha kushambuliana wao kwa wao wenyewe.

Baringo County holds forums to address upsurge of snake bites

Owing to upsurge cases of snake bites Baringo County health department of health has rolled out awareness programme to address the menace.

 

County Chief Officer for Public Health Winnie Bore led the sensitization forums at AIC Church Poi in Saimo-Kipsaraman ward, Baringo North on Thursday.

 

“The programme is intended to keep locals informed on how they would reduce the cases of snake bites and handle the situation once someone falls victims” Bore said.

 

So far at least 140 people including school children have been killed by snakebites up to December 2017.

 

This is according to Gilbert nature- a Non-Governmental Organization dealing with wildlife who said a number of victims have also become physically challenged.

More than 40 victims are currently admitted to health centres in Tiaty, Baringo South, Mogotio, Baringo North and Baringo central sub-counties respectively.

However, the forum saw over 500 residents trained and given basic skills on how to lessen the chances of being bitten by snakes and also first aid methods. Dr Bore estimated that 300-500 people are bitten by Snakes monthly in Baringo.

She added that as a department they will increase the number of health workers working in snake prone regions so that they can be in a Position to respond to such incidences in good time.

 

“Poi has the highest cases of Snake bites in the entire County with nearly every family having been affected” she said

 

At the same time, she also revealed that there are also plans to purchase motorbikes which will be stationed in health facilities which have recorded a huge number of snake bite cases.

 

“We have also managed to train our health workers on how to administer anti-snake venom drugs on patients to avert incidences which might have prevented” she said adding that all health facilities in snake prone areas have been stocked with the drugs.

 

“This means that any victim of snakebite can be treated with the drugs since it was manufactured from venom collected from different snakes” he said.

 

Representatives from the Kenya Wild Services were also present and they took the residents through ways to follow when they are following up for compensations.

 

However, locals complained that the process of Compensation was like a pipedream for them since not even a single victim of snakebite has been compensated in the area since time immemorial.

 

Reuben Kisang a resident and also a victim of snake bite expressed optimism that there will be a reduction in the incidences.

 

Saimo Kipsaraman ward MCA John Aengwo said that there was need to bring on board all stakeholders so that they can sensitize locals on how to deal with venomous snakes.

 

He further urged the county government to deploy more health staff in the area to help combat the rising cases of Snake bites.

JOSEPH KANGOGO

Baringo girls take meals under trees after school dining hall was converted into dormitory

Overwhelming students’ enrollment forces Lake Bogoria Girls’ Secondary school in Baringo South Sub-county to convert a dining hall into a dormitory.

 

The huge blow comes after the government through the ministry of education issued directive to ensure a 100 percent transition of 2018 KCPE candidates to secondary schools.

 

“We used to admit only 80 form ones but today we have over 200 so forcing us to convert the main dining hall to accommodate the whooping number” school Principal Jean Ngaiwa said today on Friday.

 

Ngaiwa said her institution adds to the only two girls’ secondary schools in the entire Sub-County so resulting to the acute congestion, also considering the less school structures.

 

“After converting the dining hall it forces our students to take their meals while standing along the corridors or outside under tree sheds while placing their meals on top of wooden bogs” she said.

 

Furthermore, she said adding to the school also lacks of a library and enough classrooms. “We have one science laboratory, two congested dormitories and fewer toilets” she said.

 

The school head also said the dire condition forced the students to share learning in class owing to less chairs and desks, adding the school had not prepared for the high enrollment.

 

She noted the school doubles as a rescue center for girls who ran away from the retrogressive Female Genital Mutilation(FGM), early marriages and insecurity, “could be the reason of the influx rate” she said calling upon the government and well-wishers to intervene to provide the girls with a conducive learning environment.

 

The overstretched challenges also forced the school to convert the school bus parking shade into a classroom in order to accommodate the extra number of students.

-OSEPH KANGOGO

Baringo snake bite victim detained in Nakuru Hospital over Sh135, 000 bill

Snake bite survivor from Baringo County is being detained at Nakuru General Hospital for failing to raise Sh135, 000 to settle medical bill. The poor 65-year old granny Tarkok Chelimo hails from Sinoni in Kasiela Sub-location in Mochongoi Ward, Baringo South Sub-county.

“I now feel better, I would like to go home but I cannot manage due to the accrued medical bill” Chelimo told media in her hospital bed on Thursday.

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Three weeks ago, Chelimo had her right leg amputated after doctors in the facility recommended as a last option to stopping the snake venom from spreading to the other parts of the body.She was bitten by a poisonous Puff adder snake on her leg-thumb while attending to her farm on September 14th last year.

The 3.30pm incident saw the woman receive first aid at a Chemist in Kabel trading Centre in Mochongoi-15kilometres way before being rushed in an ambulance at Nyahururu Referral hospital to Nakuru.

Chebinyiny Location Chief Samuel Waseges confirmed the incident noting the poor family cannot raise the money to offset the ballooning bill. Waseges said the case is among several snakebite incidents in the area blaming the expenses on unavailability of anti-snake venom drugs in the local dispensaries.

According to the family sources the granny is the breadwinner as her 75-year old husband Chelimo Kibowen is aging and sickly.

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“She was placed in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) for four days but thank God she is alive, only problem is now raising the amount to offset the hospital bill” a relative Jonathan Kiprop said.

He added the leg was rotting regularly while doctors tried to clean up the snake poison, so forcing them to resolve amputation Kiprop who resides in Nairobi says the family is so poor that they cannot raise even raise Sh200 to purchase simple pain killer drugs.

“Anytime the hospital required some amount to purchase drugs but none of the family members could manage until I had to chip in by sending some Sh500 through M-Pesa” he said.

He further said apart from the the granny’s sons and daughters being jobless, the family livestock-only source of livelihood were stolen by armed bandits from the neighbouring community.

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Kiprop further said recently the community organized a fundraiser which saw paltry Sh2,000 raised.Reportedly the Nakuru hospital now wants the granny’s bill settled so she can be discharged in order to create space for other patients.“Nurses are now threatening to spread for her a mattress on the floor but before that we hope to raise the money to see her discharged honorably” Kiprop said.

He said she further requires some crutches or a wheel chair to aide her movement.For Mpesa contributions contact: 0726632334

-Joseph Kangogo

 

 

 

Veterinary officer, 58, arraigned in court for defiling, impregnating 14-year old girl

58-year old veterinary officer was today arraigned before Kabarnet law court, Baringo County for allegedly defiling and impregnating a 14-year old class seven girl.

 

The accused Solomon Cherutich reportedly did the heinous act to the minor at Kapartai village in Aiyebo Sub-location, Baringo North Sub-County between 2nd and 9th September 2017.

 

“I am a farmer so I used to invite him (the accused) to my home to come and sire my cows with Artificial Insemination(AI), I trusted him as an old man, little did I know he was planning evil against my young daughter” the minor’s  father Kenneth Chemelil told media outside the court.

 

Chemelil said his daughter is mentally disturbed because she is yet to resume her learning after giving birth on May last year.

 

“While she was pregnant she would only cry when we interrogated her to reveal the owner, but until recently after giving birth is when she named the culprit” Chemelil said.

 

The accused who appeared before Kabarnet Senior Resident Magistrate Nerolyne Idagwa pleaded not guilty and was granted a Sh200,000 bond.

 

If found guilty, the accused shall face charges contrary to section 8(1) as read with 8(2) of the sexual offenses act 3 of 2006.

 

The accused was arrested by police on Thursday at his Tirimionin home after the girl’s parents informed the County children’s department.

 

The bitter father now calls for justice saying “I really care educating my children so that they would come and assist me during my old age but I am not happy when someone does something terrible like this to them” he said.

 

However the case will be mentioned on January 23 pending hearing18 February 2019.

-Joseph Kangogo

Slain ‘crocodile man’ David Owino was beaten to death – Postmortem

Slain Lake Baringo ‘crocodile man’ David Owino succumbed to trauma caused by harsh beating using blunt object, postmortem report has shown.

Owino, 36, was last arrested and taken to Kampi ya Samaki Administration Police (AP) camp in Baringo North Sub-county to be ‘disciplined’ for allegedly being drunk and disorderly on December 5.

“The AP officers on duty kicked him several times with hard-pointed boots until he was senseless and could not walk, he died on the spot” sources said.

However, postmortem done in Baringo County Referral Hospital Mortuary on December 18 reads; “the death was as a result of multiple soft tissue injuries due to blunt force trauma due to consistent flogging”.

The report also noted some characteristic of smell of alcohol inside the stomach of the deceased.

Pathologist in charge however recommended that the investigating officers should correlate with the above circumstances.

Police authorities have since warned the family not to leak out the postmortem results to the media or politicians to avoid causing ‘unnecessary’ tension.

However, David Kuria, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Nakuru Human Rights Network (NAHURINET) condemned the cold blood killing.

“We are calling upon IPOA, Directorate of Public Investigation to carry out proper investigation and those involved should face the law” Kuria said

Among the individuals accused for the premature death are Akoroyan Assistant Chief Moses Chebii and Kampi ya Samaki resident Joseph Onyango who aided his arrest, “for smoking near a shade of a business woman’.

The AP officer who was then on duty Bosco Omboko was reportedly transferred immediately after the killing to Kiserian in the neighboring Baringo South Sub-county.

County AP Commander Robinson Ndiwa firmly denied having knowledge of the officer’s transfer, saying if it is true then it must have been ordered by his colleague in Baringo North.

He said Owino, the ‘crocodile man’ was drunk by the time he was brought to the camp “to sober up, but in the process he succumbed” the AP boss said.

The deceased Owino worked as a makeshift local tour-guide at Lake Baringo Community Boats and Excursion (LBCBE).

Apart from feeding orphaned crocodiles, the late Owino also mastered unique art of handling dangerous scorpions without being bitten, a talent that lures local and international tourists to earn him a living.

His colleague Louise Juma said his untimely death coincided with the December Holiday when many locally and international are expected to tour Lake Baringo.

Juma termed Owino as a humble, friendly and hardworking man who never picked quarrel or fights with anybody.

 

Hardened criminal?

On December 7, Baringo Warden Jackson Komen termed the late Owino as a hardened criminal who was being sought by police for ‘handling and feeding while animals illegally’.

“Media should therefore stop glorifying this man. In fact he is a culprit whom we have been hunting for many years to charge him for dealing with wild animals illegally” Komen said.

The warden further said they had not been consulted anytime the media toured the lake to interview this ‘wanted man.’

“In fact every time we hear media is around interviewing this man we try to get there but he always runs into hiding” Komen said.

Owino had his last engagement with the World BBC broadcast in Lake Baringo on November 26.

Now the widow Alice Ekai who lives in a dilapidated rental house at Kampi ya Samaki town with her four kids appeals for humanitarian help saying she has lost the family’s sole breadwinner.

-Joseph Kangogo