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.
Al Shabaab shot two men and a teenager in southern Somalia on Tuesday, saying one of the men and the 15-year-old had been seen having gay sex. The other man was found guilty of spying, a senior al Shabaab official said.
Hundreds of civilians gathered in a field in the town of Buale to watch them being shot, the second time Al Shabaab has killed men accused of homosexuality, the official said, without giving details of the previous killing.
Homosexuality and gay sex is outlawed in most of Africa’s 54 states and can be punishable by imprisonment.
“The judge read their charges publicly and the three men were found guilty. They were executed according to the Islamic sharia. They were shot dead in Buale town,” Sheikh Mohamed Abu Abdalla, a regional governor for al Shabaab, told Reuters.
A Somali government official said any case of homosexuality in Muslim Somalia would be dealt with according to sharia law, although he did not specify what that would mean in practice.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
May his soul R.I.P.
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