Huzuni baada ya baba wa watoto watatu kujitia kitanzi, Kinangop

Mwanaume mwenye umri wa miaka, 43 na baba wa watoto watatu kutoka kijiji cha Weru, Kinangop, kaunti ya Nyandarua alijitia kitanzi siku ya Jumapili.

Mwili wa Joseph Gakobo ulipatikana ukining’inia kutoka kwa paa la nyumba ya kuhifadhi vitu na mkewe Juamapili jioni. Alijitia kitanzi huku akitumia kamba.

Chifu msaidizi wa eneo hilo, Mary Njaure alisema bado haijabainika mbona Gakobo aliamua kujitia kitanzi kwani hata hakuwacha barua kabla ya kutekeleza kitendo hicho.

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Alisema familia yake ilimuacha nyumbani walipoenda kanisani Jumapili asubuhi lakini hawakumpata waliporudi jioni. Mida ya saa tisa mkewe aliende kufungua chumba cha kuku na hapo ndipo alipouona mwili wa mumewe ukining’inia.

Njaure alilaani kitendo hicho akisema hakioneshi picha njema kwa watoto na jami kwa jumla . Aliwahimiza wakazi kujitokeza na kuzungumza kila wakati wanakumbwa na matatizo ili wasaidike badala ya kujitia kitanzi.

Majirani walioshtushwa na kisa hicho walimtaja bwana Gakobo kama jamaa mwenye bidii wakisema hawaamini kuwa alijitia kitanzi.

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Ndichu Wainaina

Father Of Six Arrested For Allegedly Defiling His Two Daughters For A Period Of Three Years

A father of six has been arrested in Kinangop for allegedly sexually abusing his two daughters for a period of three years.

The farmer who is been held in Ndunyu Njeru police station was arrested on Monday in his home in Mikaro village following a tip off by some family members.

This came as details emerged that the suspect would threaten the minors with unspecified action if they told anyone what was going on at home.

According to a resident Simon Muraya, the minors had on several occasions complained to classmates at school of the ordeal they were going through at home with little assistance.

Muraya said in the recent incidence, the two complained and when the teachers found out and reported the matter, the suspect transferred them to another school warning them with dire consequences if they reported again.

“They have been living in fear for that long but his proverbial days have come and he will have to spend the next part of life in jail,” he said.

Muraya noted that cases of sexual harassment among school going children in the area was rife with close relatives being part of the abuse.

Area chief Magdalene Kariuki confirmed the incidence saying the suspect was being held at Ndunyu Ndunyu police station and will be arraigned in court once investigations are through.

“The two minors have been taken to hospital where tests will be conducted to ascertain whether they were abused before the suspect is taken to court,” she said.

Meanwhile shock and disbelief gripped residents of a Naivasha estate after a new born baby was found dumped by the road side in the area.

Residents heading to work in the morning found the baby near the Naivasha law courts with many questioning the motive.

According to a resident Magdalene Wanja, the residents were alerted by screams from the infant who was hidden in a bag and on checking found she was alive.

She said that there were indications that the suspect gave birth on the scene before leaving the minor and fleeing to unknown place.

“We took the minor Naivasha sub county hospital where he is recuperating and we are asking members of the public to report any woman who may have delivered but does not have the baby,” she said.

-Antony Gitonga

Missing Plane: Phone signal from aircraft traced to Aberdare forest

A signal from the plane which went missing after take-off from Kitale on Tuesday has been traced to Aberdare forest near Kinangop.

The signal was from a mobile phone believed to be that of one of the ten passengers who were aboard the aircraft.

Jomo Kenyatta International Airport control tower reported that it lost contact with the plane at 5:20pm.

The caravan aircraft registration number 5Y-CAC had 8 passengers and 2 crew members.

East African Safari Air Express, the plane’s operator, said in a statement that the 12-seater aircraft departed from Kitale for Nairobi at 4:05pm.

A search and rescue team has been mobilised by the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority, Aircraft Accident Investigation Department, and KWS.

“At present, East African Safari Air Express has no knowledge of the location or condition of the aircraft or its occupants,” the statement released on Tuesday said.

Relatives and next of kin have been asked to convene at Weston Hotel for more information.

They can alternatively seek more details via the crisis number 0706 305 305.

“We are in the process of contacting the next of kin and family of the passengers on board.We pray for the safety of the passengers and of our crew,” East African Safari Air Express said.

UPDATE: Weather is a challenge for the on going search & rescue operations, a national police chopper is already up in the sky but weather condition is the problem.

Following the missing aircraft, National Disaster Management Unit (NDMU I) appeals to Members of the public to volunteer information which may lead to quick rescue and  recovery.

The suspected area of search is along the route from Kitale to Abadares, Thika and JKIA Nairobi. If any information you are advised to call; 999, 911, 112 among others.

For cordination, you may contact 0722644085.

Multi-Agency Search Operation on both land and aerial (air) is going on. Agencies involved includes National Police Service, Kenya Wildlife, National Disaster Management Unit, Kenya Red Cross, Kenya Forest Service, Aviation Accidents Investigation among others.

-The Star

KINANGOP: Man Hacks Wife To Death, Dumps Body In A Forest Over Alcohol

A domestic quarrel in Kamae village in Kinangop ended on a sour note after a man hacked his wife to death before dumping the body in a nearby forest.

The mother of five had deep wounds on her head and hands inflicted by a sharp object before police moved in and collected the body.

A witness John Mureithi said that the couple had been cohabiting for the last two years but had always quarreled over the man’s drinking habits.

Mureithi said that the duo left for the forest to collect firewood but hours later they failed to return raising concern among area residents.

“This is a small village and we got concerned after the two failed to turn up and on visiting the forest we found the bloody body hidden under some bushes,” he said.

A senior police officer confirmed the incident adding that they were looking for the husband to record a statement over the beastly murder.

“Some people claim to have seen the man boarding a matatu in the area hours before the body was found and we have launched a manhunt for him,” said the officer.

 

69-Year-Old Man Clobbers Wife To Death In Kinangop

Police in Kinangop are holding a 69-year-old man who clobbered his elderly wife to death following a domestic dispute.

The man used a metal rod to kill his 68-year-old wife in Munyaka village after the duo quarreled on Sunday evening after having supper.

The shaken man was later arrested and locked at Njabini police station as police moved in to investigate the case and charge him in court.

According to a neighbor John Kamau, the couple had for years argued even in public over the man’s drinking habits.

He said that on Sunday night, the two argued again with the man grabbing a metal rod and hitting the elderly woman on the head with it.

“We were woken by screams and rushed to the home only to find the woman writhing in pain and covered in blood before she passed on,” he said.

Confirming the incident, Kinangop OCPD Yawa Chome said that the man who was very remorseful had been arrested and was in custody.

He said that murder charges would be preferred against him after investigations by police into the incident were done.

“The initial information we have is that the two were involved in a quarrel before the man took a metal and hit the woman with it on the head,” he said.

Meanwhile, police in Naivasha have arrested a trader from Nakuru who was found ferrying game meat to Nairobi from Gilgil town.

Drama unfolded along the Nairobi-Nakuru highway as the officers chased a car ferrying the zebra meat before the trader was arrested in Kayole estate.

A witness Simon Kariuki said that the personal car was flagged down along the highway but the driver declined and speed off.

“There was a chase on the highway and the driver abandoned the vehicle and speed on foot before he was arrested in Kayole estate,” he said.

On checking, the officers found over 100kgs of zebra meat stashed in gunny bags according to the witness before the man was taken to Naivasha police station and locked in.

A senior police officer confirmed the incident adding that cases of game meat trade were on the rise in the area with the meat destined to Nairobi, Kiambu and Limuru.

2 Middle Aged Men Commit Suicide In Mysterious Circumstances In Naivasha And Kinangop

A total of three people including a minor have died in three different cases in Naivasha and Kinangop in the last twenty-four hours.

In two of the cases, two middle-aged men have committed suicide due to failure to get employment or from alleged marital frustrations.

In the first incident, a 25-year-old farmer from Kwa Haraka village in Kinangop took his life by drinking pesticide in his home. A resident, Ng’ang’a Gathuku, said the deceased was found unconscious in his bed after an alleged fall-out with his wife.

He was rushed to the Naivasha Sub-County Hospital in critical condition where he passed on while undergoing treatment. According to Gathuku, suicide cases were a common phenomenon in the area. He called on the government to institute counseling program in the county.

“Tens of youths in this area are semi-illiterate and most of them think the only way to get out of frustrations is committing suicide,” he said.

Meanwhile, in the same village, a four-year-old boy who was swimming with friends died after drowning in a local dam.

The minor slid and fell into the dam whose water levels had increased due to the ongoing rains. Efforts to rescue him were not successful.

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A resident Jane Wanjiku said that by the time neighbors were alerted of the tragedy it was too late and the body was recovered three hours later.

“This is the second child to drown in this area in a span of two months and we are worried by the rising cases, mainly in open dams,” she said.

In Kinamba village in Naivasha, a middle-aged man died after jumping into a pit latrine in yet another case of suicide. The university graduate had left a note detailing how he had been frustrated over the lack of a job and ended up committing suicide.

A local Stephen Kimani said the man had been very distracted with his own thoughts for a period of time and in he was often seen alone.

A senior police officer who did not want to be named confirmed the incidents saying the two bodies have been collected and taken to the Naivasha county referral hospital mortuary.

 

Man killed over Sh200 alcohol bill

Police in Kinangop Nyandarua county are seeking a group of youths who beat their colleague to death after a drinking spree. The group was on a drinking spree in Engineer Township when they differed over a bill of Sh200 resulting to the fight.

A resident Phoebe Wanjiru said the group had sold potatoes in a nearby market and decided to have a drink in one of the local joints when the incident happened. She said that some of them had cleared their bills while some failed when an argument ensued resulting to the ugly incident.

”They drunk and danced and when the time to pay the bills came, some of them refused and on being forced to do so a fight begun resulting to the fatality,” she said.

Engineer OCPD Samson Munyao confirmed the death saying they were seeking for the group that fled after the incident. ”We have launched a manhunt for the boys who were with the deceased at the time as part of our investigations,” he said. He added that the body had picked and taken to the Naivasha sub-county hospital mortuary awaiting postmortem and burial.

 

 

Punguza Kamnywezo! This is how illicit brew addicts are kicking out their bad habit

The war against illicit brew in Kinangop has intensified with a group of addicts abandoning the vice for dairy and poultry farming. Over 100 youths from Githabai village have raised Sh0.5m towards the projects as part of their income generating projects.

Speaking after meeting with members, the chair lady of the Punguza Kamnywezo Self help group, Lucy Kwamboka said the members were saving Sh50 on daily basis to help actualize the project. ”Most of us decided to come together after realizing we were being afflicted by a common problem of being hooked to the brew,” she said.

As part of their rehabilitation programme, they decided to pool resources together before coming up with the idea of starting a self help group. Kwamboka said they were targeting to raise Sh1m before the end of the year that will enable them start off the poultry project.”We have also started a volleyball team with the main aim of attracting young people still addicted to lethal brew,” said Kwamboka.

The chair lady said she used to sell the lethal brews including second generation liquor but has since abandoned the lucrative business. A rehabilitated John Ndegwa narrated his woes as he battled his addiction that saw him at loggerheads with family members.

”I used to sell even household goods including utensils to raise money to buy a drink. I never used to engage in any income generating activity,” he said. Having managed to kick out the addictive habit, Ndegwa is now a happy man and works as boda boda operator. He is encouraged by the fact that he joined a group that will guarantee most of his colleagues a bright future.

The Githabai division assistant commissioner Erick Kipyegon hailed the group members for choosing to start an income generating project. He however urged them to ensure that the necessary legal procedures were followed to avoid the plundering of the raised funds.

”We shall be monitoring the activities of this group to ensure that the funds are used for the intended purposes,” said the administrator. Kipyegon said the area was one of the hardest hit by the sale and the consumption of the second generation brews and illicit liquor.

Nyandarua Governor Denies Visiting Female Bishop’s Home At Night

Nyandarua Governor Daniel Waithaka. | image source: nyandarua.go.ke

Nyandarua Governor Daniel Waithaka has denied claims that he visited a female bishop’s home on Monday night in Kinangop constituency.

Speaking on Tuesday at his office in Ol Kalou, Waithaka said that he was appalled by false reports that a crowd stormed the home of Bishop Rahab Muthoni of GECK Church in Engineer town, claiming he was holed up there.

Waithaka blamed a local vernacular station for spreading the reports which he termed as evil, satanic and malicious.

“This report is not only evil and satanic, it is malicious to the extreme and is calculated to malign my character and social standing.”

The governor said he was at his home in Nyahururu town on the said day.

He added that the crowd must have been sent by his political enemies.

– See more at: http://www.the-star.co.ke/news/nyandarua-governor-denies-visiting-woman-bishops-house-night

KINANGOP: Suspected Thief Lynched After Botched Church Robbery

A church. | image source: publicdomainpictures.net

A suspected thief was lynched by members of the public in Gathwariga village in Kinangop after a botched robbery attempt in a church.

His six colleagues escaped from the irate mob during the Friday morning incident along the Fly Over-Thika road.

A witness Abraham Wanyoike said that the suspects had raided one of the local churches with intent of stealing some newly bought computers.

“Members of the public caught up with one of the thugs and beat him to death while the others escaped using the cover of darkness,” he said.

A senior police officer who declined to be named confirmed the incident adding that the body had been taken to Naivasha sub-county hospital mortuary.

– The STAR