Mwanadada afungwa kifungo cha maisha jela kwa mauaji

Mahakama kuu Naivasha imemfunga mwanamke kifungo cha maisha baada ya kupatikana na hatia ya kumuua mwanafunzi wa chuo kikuu miaka 5 iliyopita.

Cecilia Waruguru Muriithi, 36 alishtakiwa kumuua mwanafunzi wa miaka 22 baada ya kugundua kuwa alikuwa anatoka kimapenzi na mmewe.

Jaji wa mahakama kuu Richard Mwongo alikataa ombi la kutomfunga mwanadada huyu kwa misingi kuwa uamuzi kama huo ungesababisha dhana potovu ya kutatua mizozo inayohusu mipango ya kando.

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Upande wa mashtaka ulikuwa unashtaki kuwa Waruguru alihusika katika mauaji tarehe 30 Juni 2013 katika mtaa wa King’ori, eneo la Mai Mahiu kaunti ya Naivasha. .

Mwanafunzi huyu kwa jina Susan alikuwa ameajiriwa kama mfanyakazi katika boma la mwanamme wa mshukiwa wa mauaji. Jumbe zilizokuwepo kwenye simu ziliashiria waziwazi kuwa walikuwa katika mahusiano.

Mwili wa wake Susan ulipatikana umetupwa katika uwanja uliopo nje ya mjengo wa mwanamme huyo. Mwili ulikuwa na majeraha ya kudungwa visu na ulionekana kuchomeka kwa kumwagiwa maji moto au kemikali inayochoma ngozi.

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Jaji alihukumu kuwa mauaji yalikusudiwa na kwa hivyo akatoa kifungo cha maisha kwa mshukiwa.

“Baada ya mauaji, mwili wa maiti ulitupwa katika uwanja hatua chache kutoka kwa nyumba yake. Huu ni ukatili na njama iliyopangwa kumuua mwendazake.” alisema jaji.

Jaji alihoji kuwa mshukiwa wa mauaji ambaye ni mama wa watoto wawili hakuonyesha kuomba msamaha baada ya kupatikana na hatia. Alisema kuwa mwendazake alipitia maumivu makubwa yaliyopelekea kifo chake.

“Hivo basi namfunga kifungo cha maisha.Hukumu hii itaweza kurejelewa baada ya miaka 20 iwapo ataonyesha mabadiliko ya kitabia.”

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Boy, 9 dead after classmate after horrifying fight in Homabay

A primary school in Suba South, Homa Bay county is in mourning after a class two pupil killed his classmate during playtime.

Collins Onyango, 9, died while undergoing treatment at Seka health center on Monday afternoon.

He died after he was pushed to the classroom wall by a 10 year old pupil.

Onyango is suspected to have sustained head injury after he was pushed on the wall.

The two were playing together at Koga primary school when he was pushed on the wall.

“The older pupil pushed his colleague against the wall,” an eye witness said.

Onyango was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital.

The directorate of criminal investigations said it will not charge the older pupil.

Speaking to journalists on Tuesday, the county DCI officer Daniel Wachira said the 10 year old pupil has been allowed to be with his parents.

“The parents to the deceased have been informed that their son died from accident,” Wachira said.

The parents who lost their son said they will not take any action against the minor who committed the offence.

“They agreed not to take any action against the other pupil,” he added.

Courtesy Robert Omollo

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Mwanafunzi afariki kwenye dimbwi la maji

Hali ya simanzi imetanda katika shule ya msingi ya St Joseph mjini Webuye baada ya mwanafunzi mmoja kufariki baada ya kuzama alipokuwa akiogelea na wenzake.

Mwanafunzi huyo Hagai Matei alikuwa na wenzake katika mashindano ya kaunti ya kambi ya wanascout katika taasisi ya mafunzo ya Matili eneo bunge la kimilili kabla ya kuondoka na kuenda kwenye kidimbwi la maji kuogelea kabla ya mkasa huo.

Mwili wa mwanafunzi huyo ulitolewa kwenye kidimbwi hicho na wasamaria wema na kupelekwa katika chumba cha kuhifadhi maiti cha hospitali ya kaunti ya Webuye.

Mkenya wa kawaida hula kilo 15 za nyama kila mwaka

Kwingineko ni kwamba

Familia moja kijiji cha shibuye eneo bunge la shinyalu kaunti ya kakamega imepata msiba mara mbili baada yam zee wa boma kufariki pindi tu baada ya kupata habari za kifo cha bintiye aliyekuwa emeenda hospitali kuu ya kakamega kujifungua

 Mzee Julius atsango wa miaka 51 alipatwa na mshtuko wa moyo alipoata habari ya kfo cha bintiye Brenda shimekha wa miaka kumi na minane.

Mhubiri muuaji apewa hukumu kali – Kitale

Pia

Polisi wa kakamega wamezindua kampein ya kutafuta taarifa kuhusu vijana ambao wametoweka makwao kwa muda bila kujulikana waliko kubaini iwapo wanajihusisha na visa vya ugaidi

Kamishona wa kaunti ya kakamega abdulrizak jaldesa ameyafichua hayo kwenye kongamano la kuangazia visa vya ugaidi mjini kakamega na kuwataka wazazi na jamaa kushirikiana na serikali kufanikisha juhudi za kuwaanika wale wanaohusika na ugaidi.

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KDF officer shoots dead 3 relatives and commits suicide in Eldoret

CID officers are still at the scene where a KDF officer shot dead three of his relatives before turning the gun on himself in an early morning incident at Jua Kali near Eldoret.

The officer drive from Gilgil where he is based and arrived in the area at about 5 am then attacked and shot dead his uncle, his aunt and another woman who he woke up from their sleep, before the killing.

Eldoret West OCPD Zachary Bitok says officers from a nearby station ran to the scene after hearing the gun shots but they found the killings had already taken place and the officer had also shot himself.

Neighbours suspect a family dispute may have led to the attack.

Kijana mmoja adungwa kisu mara kadhaa katika mzozo wa shilingi kumi

 

Mwanafunzi wa kidato cha kwanza shule ya upili ya Ivakale huko Shinyalu, amelazwa katika hospitali kuu ya Kakamega baada ya kudungwa kisu na rafikiye wa kidato cha tatu, kufuatia mzozo wa shilingi kumi

Ni kisa kilichotokea mtaa wa kambi ya mwanza Malava na polisi tayari wanamzuilia mshukiwa

huyu mtoto vile alienda kumuuliza ten bob akamwambia ndio lakini ukuje jioni. Vile alienda jioni, akamwambia simama hapa akaenda kwa nyumba akachukuwa kisu akamdunga, na tumbo ikatoka,

Mshuhudia mwaingine alisema kuhusu hicho kifo

Tumekasirika kitendo hicho kutendeka maana watoto hawa wamekuwa kama marafiki na sasa wamefika mahali wameanza kudunganan visu sio mzuri sababu ya shilingi kumi kuuwa mtu na kumaliza maisha ya mtu mwingine. Nime kasirika sana.

Kwingineko ni kuwa

Familia moja kutoka kijiji cha malimili huko Shinyalu kaunti ya Kakamega inaitaka serikali kuchunguza na kuwachukulia hatua maafisa wa polisi ambao wanasemekana kumuua kwa kumpiga risasi kijana mmoja alipokuwa akitoka kutumbuiza nyimbo za injili kwenye matanga.

Inasemekana kijana huyo Stanley Mavia alikuwa akitoka kwa matanga mwendo wa saa tisa alfajiri alipokumbana na mauti.

Hata hivyo kamanda wa polisi eneo la magharibi Wilkister Nayiyo amekanusha madai hayo akisema ni wahalifu waliohusika na mauaji hayo japo ameahidi kuendesha uchunguzi.

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How the police used technology to smoke out a wife beater

A man who has been on the run for the past one month after assaulting his wife was arrested at Sultan Hamud Saturday by police in Mukaa Sub-county.

James Mwendo Mawewu is being detained at the Sultan Hamud police station and will be arraigned in court Monday.

“The man was tracked by police using modern technology that smoked him out of his hideout,” said the county commissioner Maalim Mohammed, while speaking to KNA on phone Sunday.

Consequently, Mohammed has issued stern warning against would be culprits found engaging in Gender Based Violence (GBV), rape and defilement cases that they will face the full force of law.

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He also urged couples to dialogue in a bid to resolve domestic quarrels, adding that the government will fight hard to end such societal vices that were rampant in the area.

“Defilement, rape cases and the business of beating women in modern times must come to an end. God has given us brains to reason and resolve our differences amicably without fighting,” said Mohammed.

He reminded Kenyans that the constitution protects everyone including women and those found doing the contrary will be prosecuted.

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This is how hackers are stealing your money from the bank

A young man walks into a bank, opens an account, obtains a Automated Teller Machine (ATM) card for only Sh500. Minutes later, he sells all those banking credentials for a few thousands to a fraudster.

In another bank, a hacker has identified people in the IT department of a financial institution, used them to install gadgets that relay key information to external servers for months. One Saturday afternoon, when the bank staff are way, the hackers strike the bank making away with hundreds of millions of shillings in a matter of hours.

The money is then sent to many M-Pesa super agents across the country who walk to the bank and withdraw it. The hackers then go round in cars collecting their loot and paying off the agents.

In one such case hackers, installed a computer in a well-known bank and transferred Sh150 million between Saturday, 5pm, and Sunday noon. No one has been arrested, months later.

Last month, one of the country’s five biggest banks, lost Sh200 million to hackers on a weekend.

According to industry sources out of 47 banks, fewer than 10 have their core banking system relatively safe. “The sad part is that some of the people running these banks have no clue of IT issues, are not interested and take too long to respond to the attacks,” said a senior industry player.

On Wednesday, the Central Bank of Kenya and card payments solution provider Visa held a cyber security workshop in a Nairobi hotel where it was disclosed that ignorant customers and rogue bank officers colluded with hackers to aid ATM-induced cash outs.

Hackers target mainly young and new bank account holders. They ride on details of ignorant account holders to find easy entry into banks and safe passage for money siphoned off.

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Details and scale of loss from this sophisticated fraud involving bank customers, rogue employees and hackers is top secret in the banking sector as institutions work extra hard and spend more to build solid buffers. Some are even willing to pay an arm and leg to conceal this truth.

Banking insiders who spoke to the Star in confidence due to the sensitivity of the matter said most accounts involved are initially owned by young people aged 20-26 years, presumably in universities or other tertiary institutions.

‘’At least seven out of 10 bank accounts flagged belong to customers with an average age of 23 years and have balances of less than Sh1000. Most ATM cards used normally have zero transitory history and are never reported as lost,” a senior cyber security officer at a multinational lender said.

Experts say most students are hippy, ignorant and in need of quick funds regardless of the source, hence easy target by cyber criminals, some of who were their schoolmates.

They either don’t know or care less about the consequences of providing their banking details. It gets worse when rogue bankers join this web. “There is an urgent need for cyber security sensitisation among customers, especially now that most lenders are going digital,’’ another Information Technology head at a fast growing local bank said.

Survey

On Friday, the Star asked random students at the University of Nairobi and neighbouring Kenya Methodist University town campus if they can sell their bank details for Sh100,000.

Out of the 20 students sampled, 14 said they would promptly do so while four would refuse but did not give reasons. Only two were aware of the risks involved, saying it is a crime.

The simple survey showed that male students are likely to collaborate with cyber criminals than their female counterparts, with only three out of 12 sampled saying they would decline the offer.

‘’That is gold presented on a silver platter. I don’t remember when I last deposited in my account Sh100,000. It can help me sort a few problems,’’ Kibe, a second year UoN student said.

His friend Roberto said he would willingly give his national ID as a bonus and take even Sh50,000.

‘’It is simple to sign up for another bank account, thanks to technology. Internet and my phone are all I need to open 10 accounts in deferent banks. Selling some for such fortune is not madness,’’ he said.

Juliet and her friend Irene, both first years at same institution, would decline the offer. Lawrence termed the trade as criminal and extremely risky.

Bernard and Shix, third year students at KEMU, were hesitant to sell their banking details, citing security reasons but would give out their ATM cards as they no longer use them.

‘’Is this a trap? You know it is no longer safe to have this kind of conversation in these streets. Kamatakamata Friday (Friday arrests) is real. I won’t give out my bank account details. Maybe ATM card. I use banking apps anyway,’’ Shix said as her friend nodded in agreement.

On Friday, the Assets Recovery Agency asked a court to freeze the accounts of a university student who fraudulently transferred Sh41 million from I&M Bank to himself.

Timothy Kang’arua of Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) is said to have devised an intricate scheme to defraud the bank using its login credentials in the Safaricom web portal.

Detective Jackson Nzau told the court that the suspect and accomplices fraudulently transferred the money from I&M’s Party Paybill Number 517822 to other persons and later to himself in November 2017.

The deposits and withdrawals were made in tranches below Sh1 million to evade Central Bank of Kenya’s reporting threshold.Any withdrawals beyond Sh1 million must be reported and the account holder should declare the source of the money.

Back to the drawing board

During Wednesday’s CBK and Visa cyber security workshop, it was revealed that ignorant customers and rogue bank officers collude with hackers to aid ATM induced cash-outs.

Bevan Smith, head of risk, Visa sub-Saharan Africa, said hackers looking for easy way into banks systems are having a field day using genuine cards. ‘’ignorant customers especially young ones have become easy targets. A hacker needs a slight security blunder to loot. It is even much easier when genuine customers provide the way and are cleared by rogue employees in the financial sector,’’ Smith said.

His sentiments were echoed by Andrew Henwood, CEO Foregenix who discussed ATM cash-out in details.

Henwood said that although most banks in Kenya have tough security buffer to counter cyber-attacks, they continue to lose millions of shillings daily, thanks to some ‘silly’ and deliberate mistakes perpetuated by customers and employees.

‘’Although digital innovations are aiding efficiency in the financial sector, hackers are getting smarter and are now using genuine bank details provided by customers and employees knowingly or unknowingly,’’ he said, adding that most hackers attack local banks at odd hours, weekends and on eves of big holidays like Easter and Christmas when bank employees are relaxed and customers transact carelessly.

Nita Omanga, risk director, Visa sub-Saharan Africa, disclosed that most ATM cash-outs targeting banks in Kenya are perpetuated in countries where Kenyans travel less. They include Bosnia, Romania, Vietnam, South Korea and Russia.

She asked banks to work with service providers to tighten security to protect customers’ deposits by, for instance, setting transaction limits per 10 minutes.

‘’Visa has a system where it agrees with banks on transaction limits per 10 minutes. If a card transacts more than limit set, it is flagged and account suspended,’’ Omanga said.

CBK’s Eunice Koiyani said the regulator had witnessed poor cyber security hygiene in its investigations and asked banks to handle their reports with extra care.

“Cyber security audit reports are gold to hackers. They expose soft underbellies for attack and assist the hackers to strategise. Those classified information must be protected,’’ Koiyani said.

Her sentiments were echoed the following day by Bright Gameli, a cyber security expert and head of IT at the Internet Solution Kenya.

Gamely, who is also an ethical hacker, told a cyber security seminar organisaed by Kenya Bankers Association (KBA) on Thursday that hackers can easily access cyber security reports by banks due to poor handling and security checks.

“Most banks in Kenya have naked information floating online. Banking staff don’t know how to secure their emails while some institutions allow strangers like cleaners access key rooms unchecked,’’ Gameli said.

He warned financial institutions against giving key transaction credentials to risky employees who can be easily compromised by criminals.

‘’It is extremely risky to entrust transaction credentials with employees planning to exit the company however how good they are. Banks have made this mistake and paid dearly for it,’’ Gameli said.

Integrated Payment Services Ltd (IPSL) chief executive Agnes Gathaiya asked banks to become more vigilant and update their systems to remove ‘middlemen’ in virtual transactions.

She said that whereas Pesalink is supposed to aid seamless person-to-person transactions, a study conducted on 30 banks in the country revealed that in 25 banks, human hand is still at the centre of such transactions, hence easily susceptible to interceptions and fraud.

‘We need consolidated effort from depositors, banks and third party vendors to limit cyber crimes. There is no one stop fix all for this scourge,’’ Gathaiya said.

IPSL is a fully-owned subsidiary of Kenya Bankers Association (KBA), and can handle person-to-person transfers from as low as Sh10 to a high of Sh999,999.

In September 2017, the system fended off a hacking attempt into its real-time gross settlement channel.

It had transacted Sh81 billion as at August last year since its launch in February 2017.

Hackers are becoming more sophisticated as technology evolves, with financial institutions becoming highly under threat.

A cyber security study by Serianu, an information technology services and business consulting firm in 2017 revealed that Kenya is losing at least $210 million (Sh21 billion) out of $394 million (Sh39.4 billion) in East Africa most of it coming from banks.

The study ranked banks top in cyber attacks, indicating that the motives for data breaches are increasingly financial. Other sectors include government and mobile money.

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According to the study, more attacks targeting Kenyan banks range from insider threats to spear phishing and ransomware attacks were noted.

‘’Banks are getting hit through their web applications, internet and mobile banking platforms. While the attack vectors may differ, the execution of the attacks is often the same. It is paramount that local banks invest in mechanisms to anticipate, detect, recover and contain cyber crime,’’ the report said.

In March last year, technology firm Microsoft warned Kenya to prepare for a massive exploration of cyber crimes, a month after the National Bank of Kenya confirmed that fraudsters had gotten away with Sh29 million in what was suspected to be a hacking incident.

According to director of Cloud strategy at Microsoft Rudiger Dorn, cyber crime cost the global economy Sh600 trillion in 2017, up from Sh300 trillion in 2016.

We are likely to see an increase in phishing- where hackers obtain account details of employees or individuals through credit cards and banking details to commit a cyber crime,’’ Dorn said.

In another report released by technology firm Cisco showed that more than half of such cyber-attacks result in financial damages of more than $500,000 ( Sh50.55 million ) annually in Kenya including, but not limited to, lost revenue, customers, opportunities, and out-of-pocket cost.

Regulations

In July 2017, introduced cyber security policy guidelines aimed at helping banks deal with cyber crimes and prepare for emerging threats.

Banks are required to compile and file annual report with the regulator detailing on how they plan to curb cyber security threats.

Last year, the regulator widened the scope to mobile money transfer networks which are demanded to notify CBK within 24 hours of any cyber security incident.

“The guidelines set the minimum standards that PSPs should adopt to develop effective cyber security governance and risk management frameworks in order to maintain a sound, secure and efficient National Payment System,”CBK said in circular.

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Drunk grandparents burn alive their 11-month-old grandchild

An 11-month-old baby was burned alive in a stove by his grandparents, say police.

Baby Maxim Sagalakov was left by his mother Viktoria, 20, in the care of her parents in the Khakassia district of Russia.

When she returned, the distraught woman found the child’s charred remains in the stove of the family’s house in Kharoy village.

‘The grandparents were drunk and killed the baby,’ said a statement from the regional Investigative Committee in charge of probing serious crime.

‘A family member found the body of the boy badly damaged by the high temperature inside the stove.’

The exact cause of death is under forensic investigation but it is believed the child died from incineration after being burned alive on Tuesday.

A neighbour said the grandfather had been out and got drunk on vodka.

When he returned the child was thrown into the stove.

The grandmother, 42, and grandfather, 47, who’s surname is Miyagashev, have both been arrested and a criminal investigation has been launched into the ‘deliberate murder of a helpless minor’, said law enforcement sources.

Mother Viktoria Sagalakova, 20, left an emotional message on social media.

‘Rest in peace, my beloved son,’ she wrote. ‘My dear little son. My pain does not ease even for a minute.

‘How will I cope with it that you are not with me? I can’t hug you. Only your photograph is here with your kind and tender look.

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Dramatic twist as Governor Okoth Obado’s bodyguard is arrested outside Milimani Law courts

It was a dramatic morning as detective arrested another suspect in the ongoing investigation into the murder of Rongo University Student, Sharon Otieno.

Sharon was romantically linked to Migori governor Okoth Obado. She was 7-months pregnant with a baby boy for the governor.

Today morning, Migori governor Okoth Obado’s bodyguard was arrested  outside the Milimani law court.

Citizen TV showed detectives putting handcuffs on John Chacha after taking away his gun.

Chacha is to be taken to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations offices for questioning.

He was arrested when Obado was already in court to face charges of aiding, abetting, and financing the murder of Rongo university student Sharon Otieno.

Obado arrived in court on Monday after spending three nights at the Gigiri police cells.

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There was no VIP treatment for the embattled governor while in custody. His three nights behind bars were humbling.

Sharon, who seven-months pregnant at the time of her abduction, was found dead in Kodera Forest on September 5.

The postmortem revealed she was raped and stabbed eight times; three times in the neck, four times in the back, and on the left side of her abdomen.

On Sunday, DPP Noordin Haji directed the DCI to pursue and arrest the hit men in the murder of Sharon.

“Ensure that the hit men and other persons who have been adversely mentioned are arrested,” Haji said in a statement on Sunday.

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Died too young! Here is how Monicah Kimani lived her life on the fast lane (Photos)

It is sad when a young life is snuffed off, way before it’s time.

Monicah Nyawira Kimani lost her life last week in her posh apartment called Luciane apartments on Kitale Lane, off Dennis Pritt road.

Monicah is said to have interned at Nation Media group a while back before she took over the reigns in the family business located in South Sudan.

She met her death in the hands of two men who are yet to be identified by police.

Monica’s body was discovered by her brother George Thiru, on Thursday.

“….tulivunja mlango tukaingia, nilipata amekatwa shingo na ako dipped in a bathtub with her hands tied and the water was running,” George told the media.

Her grief stricken family wants answers on hwo killed their loved one. They described Monicah as a loving and hardworking person.

Here are photos of Monicah living her life to the fullest. She loved the posh and high life and now she has gone to rest with the angels. Monicah Nyawira Kimani lived her life to the fullest.

#IfikieWazazi! Here is the female version of Lamba Lolo that will make you blush

 See how she did it in the photos below. May she rest in peace.

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