A third year university student was on Saturday murdered by her boyfriend who accused her of being unfaithful.
The incident took place in the wee hours of the morning in a guest house in Bondo town.
Valerie Apondi, 23, who was pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Logistics and Supply Chain Management at the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology, was found dead in a pool of blood in the room they had booked.
The caretaker of the guest house Benson Onchiri said the two booked the room on Friday at around 8pm.
The suspect Collins Oluoch Ogweno, 25, a nurse at Nightingale Hospital in Kisumu is said to have killed Apondi with a panga.
The deceased’s friend who spoke on condition of anonymity said Oluoch persuaded Valerie to move out of school even though she did not want to.
“Apondi was not willing to go anywhere with Oluoch but after minutes of persuasion she gave in and the two left for Bondo town,” the source said.
Confirming the incident, deputy OCPD in Bondo Robert Makau said they recovered a panga and a suspected poisonous liquid at the scene.
Makau said that this is not the first time the two have had a heated argument.
The couple also have a child together.
The deceased’s body was moved to Bondo sub-county hospital mortuary as investigations into the incident continue.
-The Star|LAMECK BARAZA
A man shot and killed a nurse at Chiromo Lane Medical Centre in Nairobi on Thursday.
Doctor in charge Francis Owiti said the person they believed was a patient arrived with a friend and requested to see a medical practitioner.
“While the doctor was attending to him, the patient drew a gun and shot him in the right eye,” Owiti said.
He said the shooter may have been drunk.
Police arrested the man for grilling.
Kitui West MP Francis Nyenze is dead.
The former Minority Leader died on Wednesday while being treated at a Nairobi hospital.
His body was taken to the Lee funeral home.
Nyenze presented himself for swearing in at the National Assembly with an oxygen tank.
He arrived at the assembly about 10am dragging the tank behind him, with the tubes snaking up his back.
-The Star|Nancy Agutu
Bishop Cornelius Korir who died yesterday will be buried on Monday, November 6 at the St John’s Sacred Heart Cathedral in Eldoret.
A funeral service will be at the Eldoret Sports Club before the burial.
According to Bishop Philip Anyollo who chaired the church burial committee, the Bishop’s body will be moved to the cathedral on Sunday for a special service ahead of Monday’s burial.
Bishop Korir of the Eldoret diocese died suddenly at his house aged 67.
Anyollo who is chairman of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops said Korir was found dead at about 6 am by priests who had gone to help him travel to Nairobi for medication at the Karen hospital.
He said Bishop Korir had been well and had just returned to the country from Europe.
Korior was one of the most prominent church leaders in the country well known as a human rights defender and peace crusader.
He is particularly remembered for housing more than 7,000 victims of the 2007/8 post election violence victims.
He ventured into difficult areas during the clashes to preach peace and reconcile communities.
-The Star|Mathews Ndanyi
A policeman was last night killed as he confronted a gang that had stolen his car in an attack in Sunton area, Kasarani.
The constable of police was hit by a metal rod in the head and died instantly. He had traced his vehicle that had been stolen from Kasarani area to Sunton when he was confronted by the gang.
Police and witnesses say when he confronted the gang, one of them charged with a metal rod killing him on the spot. The gang escaped the scene and no arrest has been made so far.
The body was moved to the mortuary.
Elsewhere, a suspected thug was this morning killed by police in a botched robbery in Ruai area, Nairobi. Police say the suspect was in the company of three others and had been attacking and robbing locals when police were alerted.
Police responded there killing one while his accomplices managed to escape on foot. No arrest has been made so far and efforts to get those who escaped are ongoing.
Police and military are investigating an incident in which a female soldier has stabbed to death a male soldier in a quarrel in Kahawa Wendani area, Nairobi.
The two are soldiers at the nearby Kahawa Barracks and lived outside the camp. It is suspected the two had been quarreling before a fight ensued. The woman aged 23 stabbed the 28-year-old man in the chest and neck killing him on the spot.
The body was moved to the mortuary as the woman was arrested for grilling and processing. She would be sacked and court-martialed before being handed back to police for charges.
It is not clear what caused the fighting.
Meanwhile, three village elders have been arrested for illegally facilitating the issuance of identification documents to a man in Garissa County.
The three are expected in court this morning to face the charges after they aided an Ethiopian alien in March 2012 to acquire a Kenyan ID.
The elders connived with the aliens to mislead the vetting committee on their citizenship, contrary to their obligation of rightfully informing the vetting committee on the natives of the region. They used a fake name, Mohamed Abdi Aden to acquire an ID for the Ethiopian alien.
Aden was arrested this year on a mission to carry out a terror attack in Nairobi. He was found with bomb making material and other explosives, which would have caused massive damage to the people and property.
When police further investigated Aden and delved deeper into his lifestyle, they established that, he was not a Kenyan, however he had legal Kenyan Document.
The inmate who stabbed his cellmate to death in Naivasha GK prison on Thursday will be charged in court with murder.
The suspect who is serving life sentence for robbery with violence has already been isolated from the other inmates following the tragic incident that left many in shock.
The suspect identified as Victor Ochieng used a piece of sharpened spoon to stab the deceased during a fight over a ‘lover’ before seriously injuring another inmate who tried to intervene.
According to the officer in charge of the prison Patrick Mwenda, police had already started their investigations following the murder.
Speaking on phone, Mwenda noted the suspect would be arraigned in court once the officers were through with their investigations.
“Although he is serving life imprisonment, the suspect will be charged at the Naivasha law courts with murder and grievous assault,” he said.
He added that the other victim was stable and recovering at Naivasha sub-county hospital after he was stabbed several times on the chest and back.
Murang’a woman representative Sabina Chege’s mother has died in a road accident on Thursday night.
Susan Wairimu, 68, died following a head-on-collision between two private cars on Kangari-Kandara road.
She succumbed to her injuries shortly after being rushed to Githumu Mission Hospital.
The MP’s father Chege Mutema has been admitted at Aga Khan hospital.
The driver of the second vehicle and three passengers sustained serious injuries and are in stable condition at Githumu hospital.
County police commander Naomi Ichami said the vehicles were at a corner and one of the drivers was on the wrong side of the road.
“The MP’s parents were driving a Nissan station wagon, while the other vehicle was a Noah,” she said.
Wairimu’s body will be moved to Lee Funeral Home.
Former Youth Fund CEO Catherine Namuye is dead.
Namuye collapsed and died in her house in Kileleshwa, Nairobi on Wednesday evening.
Neighbours said they heard screams and when they rushed to check they found her on the floor with foam on the mouth.
Police have launched investigations into the incident. She was a mother of one
Before her dismissal, she was suspended from the board pending investigations into the loss of Sh180M at the fund.
In June, Former YEDF chairman Bruce Odhiambo and Namuye, who are on trial for the Sh180 million scam, lodged fresh protests over documents that were allegedly not been supplied to the court to support their case.
Their lawyers alleged that certain documents that may boost their defence, had not been supplied to them.
But the prosecution led by senior state counsel Nicholas Mutuku told magistrate Lawrence Mugambi that an affidavit attesting to the misplaced documents has been filed in court.