BREAKING: Two People Dead And Five Injured After Accident Along Lang’ata Road

Two people have died and five injured after an accident involving two private cars along Lang’ata Road, Nairobi.

Police said the two cars were moving in the same direction when the accident happened near Carnivore restaurant today.

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“One of the cars was carrying eight passengers and the driver lost its control before he hit the other car and rolled into a ditch,” police said.

The bodies were transported to Nairobi’s Chiromo Mortuary for identification.

Separately, two people were also killed in Kayole and another killed along Eastern by-pass in Nairobi on Thursday.

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This comes after 11 people were killed and seven injured in an accident involving a matatu on Katito-Kendu Bay road in Kisumu county on January 6.

Nyanza traffic boss Andrew Naibei said the 11 died at the scene of the crash.

On December 10, 40 people died after a petrol tanker exploded in Naivasha county.

 

Police Exhume Body Of 42 Year-old Man Who Was Killed & Secretly Buried In Eldoret

Police in Eldoret exhumed the body of a 42 year old man who is suspected to have been killed and buried secretly within Kamukunji Estate in Eldoret town.

The man identified as Zacharia Emmanuel had been missing for three days and Eldoret West OCPD Samwel Mutunga says the body was already decomposing when it was found. Three suspects are being interrogated by the police over the incident.

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Area residents want police to beef up security in the area where they say such killings have been on the increase.

SHOCKING; Man Kills Wife With A Jembe In Nakuru

Police in Nakuru County have launched a man hunt for a middle aged man who is alleged to have killed his wife on Wednesday morning at Ngorika village.

The man is said to have hit his wife with a jembe on the head, killing her on the spot.

It was not clear what was the reason behind his actions.

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According to Kariuki Nyaituga, a neighbor he said that the couple has been quarreling for some time and that they were shocked to find the woman dead in their house.

Nyaituga added that the man only identified as Kamau later escaped the scene moments after killing his wife.

The couple had two children.

 

Mark Too’s Burial To Go On As Planned After Woman Who Sought To Halt Plans Withdrew Case

The burial of former nominated MP Mark Too will  go on as planned  by his family members after a woman who sought to halt the internement withdrew her case.

Senior lawyers Professor Tom Ojienda and Danstan Omari  told  judge Justice  Aggrey Mmuchelule that family members have agreed that the son of Fatuma Hassan will participate in the funeral arrangements.

The woman’s grievances were accepted by the two wives of the deceased and the funeral arrangement will go on as planned in Eldoret.

Fatuma Ramadhan Hassan, had claimed that a child whom she sired with late Too was excluded from the burial arrangements.

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The aggrieved mother, through her lawyer, told the court that the family of the late politician had made arrangement to bury the body on  9th January without the involvement of the minor whom the deceased supported in his education and social life.

The lawyer said that it’s in the best interest of justice, that the larger family include the minor in the burial arrangement. The teenager is currently a Form Four student at a secondary school in Nairobi.

The deceased passed away on the 31st of December 2016 at Nairobi Hospital while undergoing treatment.

 The judge said that DNA results showed that the minor was born by the late politician and it’s important that other family members should recognize the minor.

The mother sued the two wives of the deceased, Mary Too, and  Sofi Too, whom she accused of excluding her son from other family members in the burial program.

Maisha Ilimlemea! Man Commits Suicide By Jumping Into Indian Ocean From Moving Ferry

An unidentified man has sadly lost his life after jumping off the Likoni ferry into the Indian Ocean. He, unfortunately, was successful in committing suicide, unlike many who have tried before him.

The ferry was moving from the mainland to the island at the time of the incident.

Likoni police boss Willy Simba said the deceased is yet to be identified as he did not have a ID card on him.

Simba said Kenya Ferry Services divers’ attempts to rescue the man after he jumped into the waters failed.

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First aiders attend to the man who committed suicide after jumping into sea from MV Likoni on Tuesday. /ELKANA JACOB

“They want after him immediately, pulled him out of the water and administered first aid but it was already too late,” Simba said.

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He said the body was taken to Coast general hospital mortuary.

Cases of people attempting suicide have been rampant at the channel in the recent months.

Simba associated the cases to marital problems and challenges associated with high cost of living. He urged people to seek assistance from counselors instead of resorting to suicide.

Another man was recently arrested for attempted suicide in the same manner. Kyalo Mwanzui, 23, jumped from the ferry at the Likoni channel but was rescued by the Kenya ferry services rescue team.

In yet another incident, a Kiambu man said that God had sent him to jump off the ferry. Muigai was arrested on May, 31, 2016 and arraigned in court for attempting to take his life by jumping into the Indian ocean from a moving ferry.

 

 

HORRIFIC Photos of Naivasha Tragedy Put A Damper On Jamhuri Day Celebrations

Even as we are supposed to be celebrating this Jamhuri day, many across the country are mourning the deaths of at least 40 people in the now dubbed, Naivasha Tragedy.

Victims of an explosion along Nakuru-Naivasha highway were burnt beyond recognition with 40 confirmed dead, while others are still undergoing treatment.

Images of the scene have emerged and eyewitnesses speak of ‘bodyless’ heads and puddles of blood, along with burning cars at the scene.

Photos show the intensity of the blaze which engulfed 14 cars including vehicles transport GSU members who are also part of President Uhuru’s elite VIP protection team.

In a statement on Sunday, The Motorists Association of Kenya said the bump was unnecessary and ”It was just a matter of time, perhaps, before they reaped what they intended by erecting the bump.”

“Many questions have been asked and blame apportioned. However, It was not an accident because God never erected the sign-less and crudely constructed unmarked killer bump in the middle of a busy international highway,” MAK chairman Peter Murima said.

Transport Permanent Secretary Irungu Nyakera said the accident may have been as a result of the driver not having knowledge of the road.

“We are looking at how the vehicle was in transit without the specifications to carry such flammable materials,” he said.

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We wish the injured quick recovery and condolences to the bereaved families.

Wooiye…Yet ANOTHER Rugby Player Dies After Collapsing On The Pitch

The Kenya Rugby fraternity is coming to terms with the death of another player, after Mwamba RFC scrum-half Victor ‘yoods’ Wayodi passed on on Saturday during his comeback match.

Wayodi had earlier injured his back during the Impala Floodlit Tournament, that saw him miss the first two months of action.

Wayodi collapsed on the pitch after developing breathing difficulties while playing against Nakuru RFC.

The 24-year-old was rushed to Nairobi Women’s hospital but succumbed to cardiac arrest while undergoing treatment.

“Wayodi collapsed during the match and was rushed to the hospital but unfortunately, he passed on as a result of cardiac arrest,” said Mwamba communications officer, Collins Nabiswa.

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He became interested in rugby when he failed to locate a cricket pitch upon joining Maseno school, which back then was his interest.

This comes barely a week after Nondescript’s center Ogeto Gecheo succumbed to breathing problems after undergoing spine surgery.  He suffered the injury during their match against Strathmore Leos at Madaraka grounds.

Gecheo who was plucked by the cruel hand of death aged only 19 will be laid to rest today in Njoro.

Both players were Maseno alumnus, where they honed their rugby skills, before joining their respective clubs.

11 Members Of Elite Recce Squad Among The Victims Of Grizzly Naivasha Explosion

A lorry carrying petroleum goods from Mombasa to Kampala in Uganda rammed into vehicles before bursting into flames. Tens of motorists heading to Nairobi were caught up in the Saturday evening incident with majority of them burnt beyond recognition.

Among those who were killed were 11 GSU officers whose car was hit by the speeding lorry. “The fatalities included 11 officers from the General Service Unit (GSU) who provide VIP protection, including to His Excellency the President,” read a statement by State House spokesperson Manoah Esipisu.

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There was a moment of panic as security personnel moved in to contain the situation and recover all the guns that the GSU officers were carrying. For over three hours, the road was rendered impassable as fire fighters from Naivasha sub-county officers moved in to contain the fire.

Mangled wrecks some on fire and with bodies trapped inside were spread along the highway as relatives and members of the public tried to come to terms with the incident. Emotions ran high as those affected including senior government offices moved to the scene with a view of assisting or helping those involved.


A relative only identified as Simon wept uncontrollably as he narrated how he lost his mother, wife and brother in the tragedy. “We were on our way to Nairobi from Subukia when a lorry hit us head on before bursting into flames and I was thrown out and watched as they were burnt to death,” he said.

 

 

Sad! Popular Kenyan Rugby Player Passes Away

The Kenyan Rugby fraternity is mourning the passing on of a young talented Nondescript RFC player Ogeto Gecheo. Ogeto sustained a spinal injury over the weekend while playing for Nondies in the Kenya cup match against Strathmore over the weekend in the Kenya Cup.

He underwent successful surgery over the weekend and had plates affixed on his vertebral column. He however sadly passed away this morning at the Aga Khan Hospital. Born in1996, Ogeto captained Maseno school to last year’s East Africa school games where they lost to Laiser Hill in the Rugby final. He later joined Impala RFC before moving to Nondies this season.

Friends and fans of the wonderful sport took to social media to condole with the family of the late. From top sports journalists to fans and friends of the late, they described Ogeto as a hard working, humble and determined young player.

Ogeto Gecheo

May his soul R.I.P.

After His Death, Read What World Leaders Have To Say About Fidel Castro

World leaders on Saturday reacted to the death of former Cuban leader Fidel Castro, even as many Cuban-Americans in Miami celebrated the news in the streets of Little Havana.

His death was announced late Friday by his brother, Cuban President Raúl Castro.

In a statement to news rooms, President Uhuru Kenyatta said Castro’s love for the people of Cuba was selfless and unshakable. He also pointed out the late Cuban leader’s devotion to the idea of freedom and sovereignty of all peoples and all nations which spoke through his actions and solidarity.

President-elect Donald Trump reacted with a simple announcement on Twitter on Saturday morning. “Fidel Castro is dead!”

Russian President Vladimir Putin sent a telegram to Raúl Castro in which he called Fidel Castro “a sincere and reliable friend of Russia,” according to the Associated Press.

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto said on Twitter: “Fidel Castro was a friend of Mexico, promoting bilateral relations based on respect, dialogue and solidarity,” according to an AP translation.

“Fidel Castro was one of the most iconic personalities of the 20th century. India mourns the loss of a great friend,” Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Twitter. “I extend my deepest condolences to the Government & people of Cuba on the sad demise of Fidel Castro. May his soul rest in peace.”

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In a message read on state broadcaster CCTV, Chinese President Xi Jinping praised Fidel Castro’s “immortal historical contributions to the development of socialism around the world,” the AP reported.

U.K. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn called Fidel Castro a “huge figure in our lives,” according to the BBC.

“For all his flaws, Castro’s support for Angola played a crucial role in bringing an end to apartheid in South Africa and he will be remembered both as an internationalist and a champion of social justice,” Corbyn said.

El Salvador President Salvador Sanchez Ceren met the news with “deep sorrow,” calling Fidel Castro an “eternal companion,” according to CBS News.

“Comandante Fidel Castro has passed into immortality,” Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro said on broadcaster Telesur, according to Reuters. “It’s a big blow for all the world’s revolutionaries. Our thoughts go out to the noble people of Cuba, heroic, courageous.”