Police officer arrested after physically assaulting, injuring wife in Buruburu

A policeman has been arrested after he physically assaulted and injured his wife at the Buruburu police lines. The two had been quarreling before the officer descended on the woman seriously injuring her.

He is expected to face assault charges today.

Meanwhile, several people were last night left homeless in two fire incidents in Nairobi.

The first incident happened in Kawangware where several structures were flattened. No injury was reported on the locals. The second incident happened in Mathare slums where at least ten structures were affected.

Woman killed in Eldoret after fridge explodes in her house 

Police say they are yet to establish the cause of the fire. Those affected have appealed for help to rebuild the structures.

In other news, a court is expected to visit a house where three Chinese nationals-Xing Wei, Zhang Jie and Shang Li and a Kenyan-David Maseno Oseko were Tuesday arrested in Kilimani area for being in possession of several Game Trophies which included leopard skin, elephant ivories, rhino horn and a live tortoise.

Police are also seeking orders to destroy several kilogrammes of bad meat found in the house. Veterinary officials arrived at the house yesterday and took samples for tasting to establish if it is of a dog.

The four were charged in court and detained for five days to enable police complete investigations.

-Cyrus Ombati

10 Cameroon nationals arrested in Buruburu for being in the country illegally

Ten Cameroon nationals were last night arrested from a house in Buruburu for being in the country illegally.

The men told police they had been brought to Nairobi and made to wait for their transit arrangements to the Middle East. They were detained at the local police station waiting for deportation.

This comes days after police rescued 169 other foreigners who were being trafficked to the same region. The first group of 79 was rescued from a house in Mlango Kubwa area, Nairobi and included 75 Comoros nationals, three Ugandans and a Congolese and 90 other victims were rescued from different parts of Nairobi who included 86 Comoros, three Ugandans and a Somali citizen.

They are all set for deportation.

-Cyrus Ombati

Police looking for a gang that carjacked two matatus in Buruburu

Police are looking for a gang that carjacked two matatus in Buruburu area and robbed passengers of their valuables and cash.

The matatus were ferrying passengers from the city centre to Umoja and Buruburu when they were attacked by men armed with pistols and knives. V

ictims and police say the first bus was attacked near Burma Market along Jogoo Road when men who had posed as passengers struck and demanded cash, rings and other valuables.

After they had exhausted their mission, they alighted along Jogoo Road and attacked another matatu by also grabbing cash and other valuables from the passengers and crew.

The attackers later alighted to a dark alley near Buruburu and no arrest has been made. The crew of both buses are being held for interrogation as the hunt on the men goes on.

This is the latest such incident to happen in two weeks where passengers have been attacked and robbed in the city.

-Cyrus Ombati

NAIROBI: Two Men Commit Suicide In Separate Incidents

Two men committed suicide in two separate incidents in Nairobi in increasing such trend. The first incident happened in Buruburu area where a man jumped to death from a hotel he was.
The hotel was on the second floor of a building and it is not clear what motivated the incident. Another incident happened in Mukuru slums where a body of a man was found long after he had committed suicide in his house.
Police say such incidents have been on the rise in the past months.
There were 421 cases of suicide in 2017, 302 in 2016, 221 in 2015 and 301 in 2014. Majority of the victims were men. In 2017, 330 men committed suicide while 224 men committed suicide in 2016, 177 in 2015 and 239 in 2014.
Meanwhile, the more than 40 suspects so far arrested and charged in court over National Youth Service scandal are expected to know their bail terms today before a court.
The group had applied for the bail prompting the chief magistrate Douglas Ogoti to announce he will make a ruling today. They include Principal Secretary Lilian Mbogo and NYS Director General Richard Ndubai.
Yesterday, a court had issued warrants of arrest against two directors of Arkroad Holdings, one of the alleged beneficiaries of the Sh468 million scandal. Ogoti ordered the police to arrest the two individuals, Antony Makara Wamiti and Peter Wagura Kimani, as soon as possible and present them to court.
This was after their attorney, Wandugi Kirathe, was unable to tell the court the whereabouts of his clients.
The two are said to have – through their company, Arkroad Holdings – unlawfully received payments worth Sh24, 866, 800 from the NYS for goods not supplied.
-Cyrus Ombati

45-year-old Man Lynched After Killing His Girlfriend Inside A Matatu

A 45-year-old man was lynched by a mob after he had killed his girlfriend inside a matatu in Buruburu area, Nairobi.

The man had quarreled with the woman in the matatu before he stabbed her to death. As he tried to escape from the matatu, a mob chased and stoned him to death.

The bodies were later moved to the mortuary. it is not clear what prompted the quarrel.

-Cyrus Ombati

4 Suspected Thugs Killed In Nairobi: Find Out Where

Four suspected thugs were killed in separate robbery attempts in Nairobi as the war on crime intensifies. Police say two of the suspects were shot dead while two others were lynched.

The first incident happened along Juja Road where one suspect was killed in a robbery and a pistol found on him. The second incident took place in Savanah where a gang had attacked a Coca-Cola depot and robbed the owner of Sh10,000 and other valuables.

As the gang were leaving, they were confronted by police and one was shot dead and a pistol found on him. Two suspects were lynched in Kiambiu slums, after they had stolen motorbikes from riders in Buruburu area. Police say the bodies were moved to mortuary and a manhunt for the other suspects is ongoing.




DANDORA: Notorious Thug “Obama” Shot Dead

A beretta pistol. | image source: wikipedia.org

A notorious thug known as Obama was shot dead in the Mowlem area of Dandora on Tuesday night.

Police recovered a beretta from the suspect who was said to be on a robbery mission with two of his associates when he was shot.

His two associates managed to escape and according to the Buruburu CID chief Henry Kiambat,  said the recovered pistol had four bullets.

Kiambati said Obama, who was a known armed robber in Eastlands, had been on the police’s radar and was shot dead after a six-month manhunt.


Businessman who shot his wife, freed on Sh2M bond

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The businessman who was charged with shooting his wife dead in Buruburu last year has been freed on a bond of Sh2million shillings and a surety of a similar amount. Erastus Odhiambo alias Idiot has also been ordered to deposit his travel documents with the High court. 

A businessman who is  charged   with shooting his wife in Buruburu Estate has been freed   on a bond of 2m plus a surety of similar amount by the high.

High court magistrate Stella Mutuku also ordered the accused not ro operate any business, reside or visit Buruburu in Nairobi where the deceased family and some witnesses reside before conclusion of the trial.

Woman who stabbed boyfriend 22 times arraigned in court

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A 21 year-old woman accused of stabbing her boyfriend 22 times has been arraigned in court to face murder charges.

It’s alleged that on the 19th of September, 2015 Ruth Kamande Wanjiru alias Biggy murdered Farid Mohammed in Buru Buru, Nairobi county.

However, she did not plead to the charges after the high court criminal division directed she be allocated a lawyer to defend her in court.

Justice Lessit directed Kamande to be arraigned in court on Monday to plead to the charge preferred against her.