SAD: Five Family Members Killed While Transporting Body In Mwatate Accident

Five family members died on Thursday night in an accident involving the matatu they were travelling in and a canter on Voi-Mwatate road.

The matatu was heading to Mwatate from Voi when it hit the other vehicle, said Taita Taveta police commander Fred Ochieng.

It was ferrying mourners to Ngulu area in Werugha when the accident took place at Landi area.

They were transporting the body of a woman who died in Mombasa.

Eight people were injured in the accident.

Elisha Wawaka, a relative who helped rescue victims, said said all the five people died at the scene.

Speaking to The Star on phone, he identified four of them as the deceased’s brother-in-law, her father-in-law and two grandchildren.

“The injured were taken to Moi referral hospital in Voi and later transferred to Ikanga private hospital due to the ongoing nurses’ strike,” he said.

Wawaka said the fifth person died at the private facility on Friday morning while another is in critical condition.

The police commander said the matatu driver got off his lane and lost control after hitting the canter. The vehicle overturned.

Ochieng said the bodies were taken to the Moi hospital morgue.

He said investigations were launched to establish the cause of the accident.

“Motorists should be cautious on unmarked roads. They should avoid speeding at night due to poor visibility,” he said.


MUKURU: Man Commits Suicide After Quarreling With His Wife

Four people died in different circumstances in Nairobi last night.

Nairobi Man Commits Suicide After Quarreling With Wife Over A Mobile Phone

A man committed suicide inside his house in Mukuru slums after a quarrel with his wife. Police and neighbours say the victim had quarreled with the wife last night before the woman left.

When she returned there minutes later, she found the body of the man hanging on a rope.

In Eastleigh area, a man fell from the sixth floor of a residential building and died. The victim was spotted climbing the wall of the structure before he fell off and it is not clear if he committed suicide or he slid.

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Elsewhere along Mbagathi Road, a body of a man was found in a trench after he had been strangled by unknown people. In Kasarani, a body of a mechanic was found in his house long after he had died in unclear circumstances.

-The Star| Cyrus Ombati

So Sad: Four Months Infant Burnt To Death

Residents of Kabati Estate in Naivasha, are in mourning after a four-month-old minor was burnt to death during a incident where property worth thousands of shillings was destroyed.

According to an eye witness, Samuel Mwangi, the fire started from one of the houses and spread quickly to the others.

He said that the infant had been left by the mother in the house when the fire broke out with efforts to rescue her being futile.

Mwangi added that by the time fire fighters from the county government arrived, the fire had burnt down everything.

Naivasha Assistant County Commissioner Richard Aguoka praised the quick efforts by the fire fighters to put it off.

Mungu Awarehemu: Posta Rangers Coach, Sammy ‘Pamzo’ Omollo Loses His Dad

Posta Rangers head coach and Radio Jambo soccer analyst, Sammy ‘Pamzo’ Omollo has lost his loving dad, mzee Dishon Omollo.

Pamzo broke the news early Monday morning paying tribute to the ‘Pillar of my life’ through his Facebook page.

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Morning friends, I’ve just lost the Pilar of my life, my Dad this morning …Dishon OMOLLO..R.I.P dad.

The heartbreaking news came as a shocker after the soft spoken commentator lost his loving mother just eight months ago.

His colleague and long time friend, Fred Arocho was among the first people who sent out their heartfelt condolences, terming the loss as another sad day for Kenyan soccer.

Another sad day for Kenyan soccer, Sammy Omollo Pamzo has just lost his dad Mr Dishon Omollo only 8 months after the death of his mum. R.I.P. Jaduon’g Dic. #TwigaNews  Posted Arocho.

Dishon Omollo’s death came just hours after the world celebrated and honored all the fathers across the world during the annual international father’s day celebrations.

The day meant to honor fathers and celebrate fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society.

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Posta Rangers FC confirmed Pamzo as their new head coach, back in December 2016 replacing Zedekiah ‘Zico’ Otieno at the helm.

Receive our heartfelt condolences Mr. Pamzo may God grant you and your family strength and courage in this difficult period.

R.I.P: Cheick Tiote’s Funeral Attended By Football Stars As Former Team-mates Say Goodbye

Former Ivory Coast team-mates of Cheick Tiote have attended his funeral service in the country’s capital of Abidjan.

The former Newcastle United midfielder passed away earlier this month after suffering a heart attack during a training session with his Chinese club Beijing Enterprise.


Members of the Ivory Coast squad were present, including Tiote’s former international colleagues Kolo Toure, Wilfried Bony and Salomon Kalou.

Tiote left Newcastle in February after nearly seven years at St James’ Park, during which time he made 156 appearances and scored one goal.

After a memorial service was held in Beijing earlier this week his body was flown back to Ivory Coast ahead of Sunday’s funeral.

Wilfried Bony was among the pallbearers as his coffin arrived on Thursday.


Ex-Newcastle team-mate Papiss Cisse, who plays for Shandong Luneng, paid tribute to Tiote during the memorial in China.

‘I lived some extraordinary moments with this man and today he’s gone,’ said Cisse at the service as he fought back tears.

Beijing Enterprises players were also present at that service as they paid their respects to Tiote.


As well as a seven-year spell with the Magpies, Tiote also featured for Anderlecht, Twente and made 55 appearances for the Ivory Coast senior side, winning the Africa Cup of Nations in 2015.


Mungu Ni Mwema: Woman, Two children Pulled Out Alive In Collapsed Kware Building

A woman and two children were on Tuesday rescued from a seven-storey building that collapsed in Nairobi’s Embakasi Kware area.

The three were rescued nearly 19 hours after the house collapsed on Monday night.

Pius Masaai, deputy director National Disaster Management Unit, said the three were in a stable condition.

“They have been rushed to Nairobi West hospital. They are among seven people who were trapped in the rubble.”

Meanwhile, four people out of the seven reported missing earlier on Tuesday, were confirmed dead.

Nairobi governor Evans Kidero appealed to the owner of the building to come forward and provide architectural plans to help rescuers.

Kidero said at least 30,000 to 40,000 buildings constructed without approval in the capital city were at risk of collapse.

Officials said the building’s tenants had been asked to leave on Monday after residents reported cracks in the walls.

At least 128 people had heeded the call to leave.

A total of 49 people died in May last year when a building collapsed during a heavy, nighttime downpour in Huruma slum.

The government ordered the demolition of many other buildings after that incident.

“We hadn’t got to a point where we were going to demolish it,” Kidero said at the time.

-The Star| Patrick Vidija

Nobody Should Die Before Elections! – Nyeri Town Parliamentary Candidate

Nyeri Town parliamentary Jubilee candidate Ngunjiri Wambugu has said nobody should die before the 8th August general election so that they can re-elect President Uhuru Kenyatta.

The candidate said it was his wish that the Maker will keep all Kenyans alive so that they re-elect the Jubilee government wholeheartedly.

“If God calls you, it is good you put an appeal on Him so that you will be alive until the 8th August since the Jubilee government is not ready to lose even a single vote before the general election which is around the corner.

“We are targeting 97 per cent turnout here in Nyeri Town constituency which will be Jubilee votes and so we don’t want to lose any vote through any means even in death. Please don’t die now until you cast your vote. Tell your God to wait first if by any chance He calls you,” said the Candidate.

Wambugu noted that if one dies, there is a likelihood that he or she might not be buried soon as people will lack enough time for preparations since people will be busy in political campaigns.

The Jubilee candidate hopes the election will be peaceful so that President Uhuru wins with 70 + 1 per cent.

He was speaking at Mt Kenya ACK hall in Nyeri town on Monday when he met over 200 opinion leaders.

-The Sar|Wambugu Kanyi

University Of Nairobi Student Dies After Falling From Hostel Roof

A University of Nairobi student died after falling from the second floor of his hostel in an incident at the Kabete Campus.

The third year student is said to have slid and fell on his head dying on the spot. Police were called and informed of the incident involving one Kevin Chirchir.

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He was pronounced dead on arrival at the Kenyatta National Hospital. Police say they are investigating to know if the deceased was pushed or fell by accident.

Meanwhile, a suspected thug was this morning shot dead in an incident in Kanyama area, Kariobangi South, Nairobi.

The suspect is said to have first battered his girlfriend in their house before he tried to escape on foot. Police say they recovered a homemade gun from the deceased.

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The body was moved to the mortuary.

-The Star|Cyrus Ombati

Relatives Of Killed GSU Officers Claim They Have Not Been Compensated 7 Months Later

Relatives of the 12 GSU officers who were killed in last year’s accident in Naivasha which claimed the lives of 45 people are now crying foul over compensation.

The relatives claim that seven months after the officers who were attached to the presidential escort were killed, they were yet to get a word from the State.

TRAGEDY: Four GSU Officers Killed, 3 Injured In A Road Accident

This emerged during a special mass held by the Catholic church at the scene of the accident in Karai Naivasha which was attended by hundreds of faithful and relatives of the deceased.

The accident occurred after a lorry with Ugandan number plates lost control and rammed into a fleet of vehicles which burst into flames burning those inside.

According to Solomon Wanjohi whose son was among the GSU officers who died, they had not heard from the government since the fateful incident.

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He said that they had been promised that one relative would be recruited to join the uniformed forces but this too had not happened.

“We are asking the President to intervene as we solely relied our sons who died through the tragic accident while serving this country,” he said.

Nakuru Catholic diocese bishop Maurice Muhatia who led the ceremony termed the accident as one the darkest moments for the country.

Shirika La Kutetea Haki Za Binadamu Lataka Maafisa Wa GSU Kuchukuliwa Hatua

He called on motorists to be keen while on the road adding that speeding and careless driving had contributed to the number of accidents in the country.

“We should continue to pray for the country and for the road users so that we do not record such accidents in the future,” he said.

-The Star|Anthony Gitonga


SAD: Former Newcastle Star Cheick Tiote, 30, Dies After Collapsing During Training

Former Newcastle midfielder Cheick Tiote has died at the age of 30 after collapsing during a training session in China.

Tiote, who only moved to Chinese second division outfit Beijing Enterprises four months ago, was rushed to hospital on Monday evening at 6pm local time.

However, the Ivorian passed away at around 7pm, and his agent confirmed his death in a statement.

‘It is with deep sadness that I confirm that my client Cheick Tiote sadly passed away earlier today after collapsing in training with his club Beijing Enterprises,’ said Emanuele Palladino.

‘We cannot say any more at the moment and we request that his family’s privacy be respected at this difficult time.

‘We ask for all your prayers.’

A Beijing Enterprises statement read: ‘At 6pm on June 5, Tiote fell unconscious during training. He was immediately taken to hospital but died at 7pm’.

The world of football was quick to pay tribute.

Newcastle posted a short statement via Twitter, which read: ‘We are devastated to have learnt of the tragic passing of former Newcastle United midfielder Cheick Tioté in China today.’

Manager Rafael Benitez called Tiote ‘a great man’ as he remembered his former charge.

‘It is with great sadness that I have this afternoon learned of Cheick’s death,’ he said.

‘In the all the time that I have known him, he was a true professional, dedicated and above all, a great man.

‘Our hearts go out to his family and friends at such a sad time.’

Demba Ba, with whom Tiote played during his six-and-a-half-year stay at St James’ Park, paid tribute to his former team-mate on Twitter.

He wrote: ‘may Allah gives grant you jannah (paradise) brother Tiote’.

Another former colleague, goalkeeper Stephen Harper, wrote: ‘Gutted to hear the awful news about my former teammate Cheik Tiote today.

‘Thoughts with his friends and family.’

Jonas Gutierrez posted a photo of Tiote on Instagram and wrote: ‘Sad news.

‘Always going to be remember our time together at #nufc RIP my friend.’

Ex-Newcastle striker Papiss Cisse wrote: ‘Goodnight brother, You will be missed. My heart goes out to his family. Gone too soon.’

The Ivorian midfielder made 156 appearances for Newcastle after signing from Dutch club FC Twente for £3.5million in 2010.

Tiote scored just one goal for the Magpies but it will live long in the memories of Newcastle supporters, having secured a point in a remarkable 4-4 draw with Arsenal.

He represented his country at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa and the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, and was part of the Africa Cup of Nations-winning Ivory Coast squad in 2015.

His final Toon appearance came in an FA Cup clash with Birmingham in January, after which he moved to Asia to sign for Beijing Enterprises Group.