NAIVASHA: Man commits suicide after quarreling with wife over his drinking habits

There was drama in Karagita estate in Naivasha after a man committed suicide after a quarrel with his wife over his drinking habits.

The man allegedly used money meant for house rent to buy alcohol sparking a confrontation with his wife before deciding to take his life.

This came as area leaders expressed their concern over increased cases of suicide in the town with middle-aged men been the most affected.

According to a witness Mary Waithera, the couple had for months quarreled over the husband drinking habits with the deceased promising to change.

She said that on Sunday night, the man arrived home drunk and penniless leading to a physical confrontation after it emerged that he had used the rent money on alcohol.

“He locked himself in the bedroom and took a pesticide and was rushed to hospital but he died a few minutes after arriving,” she said.

And elder in the estate Patrick Karani decried rising cases of suicide among the young people noting that there was a deeper problem.

“Since the year began we have recorded over five cases of suicide among youths and in majority of the cases it had to do with money,” he said.

Source: Anthony Gitonga

Mfanyakazi wa machimbo Naivasha apigwa katika vipande na mlipuko

Mfanyakazi wa machimbo alipigwa katika vipande Naivasha baada ya mlipuko kulipuka ulipokuwa ukianzishwa.

Hisia za familia na wenzake waliokuwa wakifanya kazi na yeye zilikimbia juu, kabla ya polisi kuenda kuchukua mabaki ya mwili na kupeleka katika chumba cha kuifadhi maiti cha Naivasha.

Tukio hilo linakuja tu baada ya mwanaume kuangamizwa na mwamba kisha akakufa katika machimbo ya karibu na Naivasha maeneo ya Maraigushu.

Wauguzi wawili kupokea matibabu baada ya kushambuliwa na wagonjwa

Katika tukio hilo la awali mwanaume huyo aliweza kufariki baada ya ajali ya mlipuko huo ulipokuwa ukianzishwa pia wenzake kukimbilia usalama wao.

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Kulingana na Jackson Mathenge, ilikuwa kawaida kwa wanyakazi hao kutumia mlipuko ili kuvunja miamba hiyo ambayo hutumiwa baadaye kama mawe ya kujengea.

Alisema pia hawajabaini wazi nini kilicho sababisha mlipuko huo kwa maana imekuwa sasa kwa muda kama kitendo hicho hakijatendeka.

“Kulikuwa na mlipuko mkubwa na marehemu kukatwa kwa vipande na kufa papo kwa hapo kutokana na athari za kulipuka,” Alisema Mathenge.

Wakati huohuo wakazi wa eneo la Longonot, Naivasha wanaitaka serikali ya kaunti kuimarisha usalama wa eneo hilo baada ya mauaji ya mwanaume wa miaka, 82, na mwana bodaboda.

RIP: Polisi kuchunguza mauaji ya wakili Robert Chesang

Akiongea wakati wa mazishi ya mwanaume anaye fahamika kama Absolom Mburu, viongozi wa eneo hilo waliweza kuwashutumu  wafugaji majirani wa kaunti ambazo zimo karibu na wao.

Mwendesha pikipiki huyo aliweza kuuwawa wiki mbili zilizopita na pikipiki yake kuibiwa, kabla ya mkulima huyo kuuwawa na migugo yake pia kuibiwa.

Akiongea katika mazishi mchungaji Peter Thuku alibaini kuwa katika visa hivyo viwili vimetendeka na hakuna mshukiwa hata yeyote ambaye ameweza kukamatwa au kutiwa baroni, jambo ambalo limefanya wakazi wawe na wasiwasi wa maisha.

Kisii stepmother inserts hot knife in the private part of girl, 9

Alisema kuwa wiki kadhaa ambazo zimepita wafugaji waliweza kuja katika maeneo hayo wakiuliza kulisha mifugo yao eneo hilo, kisha kuleta vurugu kati ya wafugaji na wakulima wa eneo hilo.

“Katika kesi zote mbili tunaamini baadhi ya wafugaji wameweza kutekeleza kitendo na tunawauliza polisi waweze kuingilia kati kabla ya wanakijiji kupoteza maisha zaidi,” Alisema  Peter.

 

 

 

‘We commend the fast response by security forces during Riverside attack,’ – John Mututho

The fast response by the country’s security forces following the terror attack in Nairobi continued to attract praise with leaders noting that there was a major difference compared to the Westgate attack.

Former NACADA chairman John Mututho said that due to the fast response tens of lives been rescued during the raid on 14 Riverside Drive on Tuesdayafternoon.

 “As we mourn with those families that lost their loved ones, we commend the fast response by our security forces that saw tens of other lives saved,” he said.

Mututho was however quick to note that the accomplices of the killed terrorists should be hunted down and charged with capital offences.

He said that some members of the public housed, fed and gave information to the killers adding that it was time that they were also cornered.

“These killers did not drop from the skies but they were hosted by Kenyans who even knew their motive and its time that they were arrested,” he said.

Addressing the press in Naivasha, the former Naivasha said that the country should not be cowed by evil terror attacks as it had happened in Nairobi.

“This is not the time to start finger pointing but we should be united as a country and offer the security officers any information so that all those involved can face the law,” he said.

Mututho added that during the attack, innocent lives had been lost adding that terror attacks across the region should be condemned by all.

“A few sick individuals hiding under the name of a religion have left tens of families in tears and its time the world was united in wiping these evils forces,” he said.

The sentiments were echoed by the chairman Nakuru Youth Leaders Forum Charles Mburu who noted that for years the country security agents had managed to deal with terror attacks.

While condemning the attack, Mburu called on Kenyans to be united and support the security forces though information so as to deal with all those involved.

“This is one of the darkest moments for this country and we mourn with families that lost their relatives and support our security agents in dealing with these killers,” he said.

On Tuesday, six suspected terrorists raided DusitD2 hotel shooting randomly and killing innocent members of the public before they were also gunned down on Wednesday.

-Anthony Gitonga

Drama in Naivasha as family exhumes the body of their daughter for resurrection prayers

There was drama in a Naivasha estate after a family sought the services of two religious leaders to pray for their daughter who died a few weeks ago so that she can come back to life.

Residents of Karati village in the lake side town were left in shock and fear following the bizarre incident by the worshipers from one of the evangelical churches.

Drama started after a woman whose one year old daughter died last month following an accident arrived in the village and began exhuming the remains of her child accompanied by two pastors.

Soon after, villagers who saw the incident gathered at the scene where the group that was undeterred by the large gathering continued with the exhumation process.

Once done, the woman who was wailing uncontrollably removed the body of her daughter from the coffin and together with the clergymen began praying for her to ‘rise’ from the dead.

One of the residents in noticing the activity was illegal alerted the local chief who arrived with police who arrested the woman, her sister and two pastors carrying out the ceremony.

Area chief Samuel Ng’ang’a termed the incident as illegal saying police were handling the matter and the body had been taken to Naivasha hospital mortuary.

“The woman is yet to come to terms with the loss of her daughter and some men who claim to be religious leaders have taken advantage of the situation,” he said.

According to a resident Peter Kimani, this was a bizarre incident as they have never heard of anybody having been brought back to life in the area.

Kimani said the woman was suffering from depression adding that she required counseling for her to accept the situation that her only child had died and was buried.

“These are some of the churches that are misleading its followers that they can even raise someone who has died and this is totally wrong,” he said.

The woman who did not want to talk to the media as she kept on hiding her face said she believed her daughter did not die and was ‘mistakenly’ buried.

She said her faith would bring her child back to life and wondered why the large crowd was watching instead of praying with her.

“Stop asking me questions and instead join me at the grave as we pray for my daughter to wake up so that we go home together”, she told the media who visited the area.

-Anthony Gitonga

Bodaboda Operator Who Rode From Kerugoya To Naivasha To Visit Girlfriend Crashed To Death

A motorcycle operator who rode from Kerugoya to Naivasha to visit his girlfriend was on Sunday night crashed by a speeding trailer along the Naivasha-Mai Mahiu road.

The 30-year-old died on the spot while the trailer sped off from the scene as cases of fatal road accidents involving the operators continue to rise.

Three weeks ago, three operators were hit and killed by motorists along the Nairobi-Nakuru highway in three different cases.

In the latest incident, the operator had driven from Kerugoya over 200kms when the accident occurred near Maili Mbili center along the busy road.

A driver of a matatu Abel Mwaura said that the operator had been overtaking a fleet of vehicles before he was hit by the trailer.

“The driver of the trailer did not realize that he had hit the operator and sped off leaving the man to bleed to death,” he said.

Meanwhile, a group of passengers heading to Nairobi from Nakuru were on Sunday subjected to a three hour horror ordeal after a group of thugs carjacked a Nissan matatu there were travelling in.

The thugs who were allegedly armed with a gun and other crude weapons robbed the passengers before dumping them in the suburbs of Naivasha town.

The four thugs who had boarded the matatu in Nakuru town later fled the scene before the shaken passengers reported the matter to Naivasha police station.

The incident came barely a fortnight after another group of thugs carjacked another matatu near Kinale forest on the same highway and robbed the passengers.

A passenger only identified as Ibrahim narrated how one of the thugs called on the driver to allow him to take a call of nature before turning against him.

He said that the driver was ordered out of his seat and the vehicle was driven off the highway where they were beaten and robbed during the 11pm incident.

“The thugs even had the guts to transfer all the cash in our Mpesa to their phones before escaping with all our personal effects and cash,” he said.

Naivasha OCPD Samuel Waweru confirmed the two incidents adding that in the carjacking cases no suspects had been arrested.

“We are following up the carjacking case while in the accident case the body was collected and taken to Naivasha sub-county hospital mortuary,” he said.

-Anthony Gitonga

Bodaboda operator brutally murdered, body dumped near sewerage plant

A middle aged motorcycle operator was brutally murdered in Naivasha by unknown people and the body dumped near the town’s sewerage plant.

The man who had a reflector-jacket did not have any identification documents and it’s suspected that he could have been murdered elsewhere and ferried to the scene.

Tens of motorcycle operators who gathered at the scene confirmed that the deceased did not hail from the area though there were indications that he was involved in the transportation sector.

A witness James Maina said that they were heading to the lake when they saw the body dumped along the dilapidated road.

On checking, they found the body which was covered in blood dumped on the bushes and informed the police who later moved in to collect it.

“The man had several deep wounds on the face and on the back of his head and from his dressing he appears to be a motorcycle operator,” he said.

Naivasha OCPD Samuel Waweru confirmed the incident adding that investigations had started though no arrest had been made.

“The body did not have any identification documents and we suspect that it was ferried to the scene from another area,” he said.

Meanwhile residents of Karati and Maraigushu in Naivasha are up in arms over an increase in cases of cattle rustling in the area in the last three months.

They noted that a well-organized gang was raiding the villages, stealing the livestock before slaughtering them and ferrying the meat to unknown places.

In the latest incident, six dairy cattle were stolen and later slaughtered in Karati area by the same gang that left behind internal organs and the animals’ hides.

“We are living in fear as the gang is striking every week and slaughtering even dairy cattle before using several vehicles to escape with the meat,” said Jane Wambui a resident of Karati.

Speaking on phone, the OCPD confirmed the cases but was quick to add that they were closing in on the gang of a round ten people.

“We suspect that this is the same gang that has been terrorizing area residents and we have received a tipoff and it’s a matter of time before we catch up with them,” he said.

-Anthony Gitonga

NAIVASHA: 25-year-old barber stabs 58-year-old lover to death after falling out

A twenty five year old barber has murdered his 58 year-old lover in Kinungi village of Naivasha after falling out.

The suspect first strangled the elderly woman before stabbing her six times on various parts of the body before fleeing.

The body of the mother of seven was discovered by members of the public lying on a bed in the suspect’s house on Sunday morning after missing for three days.

Emotions ran high as police moved in to collect the body before launching a manhunt for the suspect who was said to be a loner.

According to James Kabono, a cousin to the deceased the two had a relationship for a long time though area residents were opposed to this.

Kabono said that his cousin went missing on Thursday last week and effort to trace her had been fruitless.

“We decided to check on the suspect’s house and we found it locked and on breaking in we found the body lying in bed and covered in a blanket,” he said.

Area chief Michael Ng’ang’a said that there were indications that the woman was first strangled before been stabled on several parts of the body.

The chief added that the whereabouts of the suspect remained unknown but was confident that police would catch up with him.

“The two were lovers for a long time but no one knows what transpired leading to this brutal murder,” said the chief.

Meanwhile a middle aged man was hit and killed by a speeding motorist along the Nairobi-Nakuru highway on Saturday night.

The accident near Mithuri estate in Naivasha affected the flow of traffic before police moved in and towed the wreck of the ill-fated from the road.

A witness James Karanja said that the man was allegedly drunk when he was hit by the car that was heading to Nairobi from Nakuru.

He said that the number of pedestrians killed along the section of the road were on the rise mainly in the evening.

“We are losing at least two persons every fortnight due to road accidents and the only solution lies in erecting speed bumps,” he said.

Naivasha OCPD Samuel Waweru confirmed the two incidents adding that the bodies had been collected and taken to the area mortuary and inquest files opened.

-Anthony Gitonga

Son of a prominent businessman arrested for allegedly murdering his mother

Police in Naivasha have arrested a son of a prominent businessman who has been on the run for two weeks after claims of murdering his mother.

The middle aged suspect was arrested at Gachie trading center in Kiambu County where he has been hiding following a tip off from members of the public.

According to a resident James Kamau, the suspect who is the last born of the well-known family ran away from the family home hours after allegedly committing the act at Lake View estate in Naivasha.

Kamau said on the fateful day, the son went home and raised an argument with her mother before he hit her with a blunt object on the head.

“The mother died two days later after being admitted at a private hospital in Nairobi and was buried a week ago in Kinangop and the son has been on the run ever since,” he said.

He said the suspect had on several occasions quarreled with the mother over the sale of multi-million assets left behind by his father who passed away eight years ago.

Naivasha OCPD Samuel Waweru confirmed the arrest saying they had been looking for the suspect since the incident happened.

Waweru said the suspect had been in close contact with his friends adding that they traced the communication to Gachie area where he was found in a single roomed house.

“We are concluding our investigations and he will be arraigned in court anytime to face various charges including those of murder,” he said.

 

-Anthony Gitonga

NAIVASHA: Body of decomposing minor who went missing found lying in bushes

A somber mood engulfed residents of Marula in Naivasha after the decomposing of a minor who went missing a month ago was found in lying in some bushes off the Nairobi-Nakuru highway.

Tears flowed freely and screams rent the air as police moved in to collect the remains of the boy who was said to be epileptic.

The class four boy minor had left home for school but did not come back prompting the family to begin his search.

According to a local elder Peter Wanyoike, the family had sleepless nights before the body was found by herders near the vast Marula farm on Tuesday morning.

Wanyoike said although the deceased had been ailing for some time, he was quiet and did not mingle with friends complicating his search that also involved police.

“It is sad that after our search that took us to nearly all places in and out of Naivasha we have come to a painful ending,” he said.

Naivasha OCPD Samuel Waweru confirmed the incident saying the badly decomposed body had been collected and taken to the Naivasha sub-county hospital mortuary.

Meanwhile over ten families were forced to spend the night in the cold following a fierce fire that gutted down several homes at Kabati estate in Naivasha.

The fire whose cause was not immediately known spread fast due to strong winds leaving the owners counting losses running into thousands of shillings.

Ironically this is the second time in two months that the residential plot has been hit by a fire incident with locals calling for thorough investigations.

A resident Alice Mwihaki said the fire began from one of the houses and spread fast to the rest before fire fighters from the county government arrived to contain it.

“Nothing could be salvaged due to the prevailing winds but we managed to rescue all the occupants so there were no injuries,” she said.

The OCPD confirmed the incident saying investigations have commenced though the cause could not be identified.

“We thank the county government for responding in time before the fire could spread to other areas and we are also appealing to well wishers to help the affected families,” he said.

-Anthony Gitonga

Learning in NYS training college paralyzed after a recruit drowned in a dam

Learning in NYS training college in Naivasha was paralyzed after a recruit fell and drowned in a dam in the institution unclear circumstances.

The 24-year-old recruit was on his way back to the institute from the nearby Karati trading center when he fell into the flooded dam located a few meters from the college.

Soon after the incident police from Naivasha moved in to investigate the case as the body of the deceased was identified as Kevin Majimbo.

Soon after the incident was reported, police moved in and with the help of NYS officers managed to drain the dam before the body was recovered.

A witness who declined to be named said that the recruit was stationed in a camp located near the training college when the incident occurred.

He said that guards on duty spotted the trainee who had sneaked out returning to the camp and challenged him to stop but he fled.

“The guards claim that they came to learn of the drowning in the morning after searching for the fleeing recruit in vain,” said the witness.

Naivasha OCPD Samuel Waweru confirmed the incident adding that an inquest file had been opened though initial investigations pointed to drowning.

“The guards claim that the deceased slipped and fell into a dam but we have launched our own investigations following the incident,” he said.

-Anthony Gitonga