How the police used technology to smoke out a wife beater

A man who has been on the run for the past one month after assaulting his wife was arrested at Sultan Hamud Saturday by police in Mukaa Sub-county.

James Mwendo Mawewu is being detained at the Sultan Hamud police station and will be arraigned in court Monday.

“The man was tracked by police using modern technology that smoked him out of his hideout,” said the county commissioner Maalim Mohammed, while speaking to KNA on phone Sunday.

Consequently, Mohammed has issued stern warning against would be culprits found engaging in Gender Based Violence (GBV), rape and defilement cases that they will face the full force of law.

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He also urged couples to dialogue in a bid to resolve domestic quarrels, adding that the government will fight hard to end such societal vices that were rampant in the area.

“Defilement, rape cases and the business of beating women in modern times must come to an end. God has given us brains to reason and resolve our differences amicably without fighting,” said Mohammed.

He reminded Kenyans that the constitution protects everyone including women and those found doing the contrary will be prosecuted.

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

A woman has been arrested today for inserting a hot knife in the private part of a nine-year-old step daughter for taking her Sh20 to buy a snack.

Winnie Kwamboka woman hailing from Masongo, Kisii county was saved from a mob that attacked her by the police. She is recovering in a local hospital.

The woman, who is pregnant, thrust the kitchen knife in the orphan minor’s private parts on Sunday night as punishment.

The minor’s parents died in 2013 and Kwamboka, her stepmother, has been taking take of her in their rented apartment after separation from the father.

It is said the stepmother has been mistreating the minor, subjecting her to frequent assaults.

The Sunday night incident saw the minor sustain serious burns, irking an irate mob which descended on her, inflicting  serious injury on the pregnant step mother.

Police rushed to the scene and rescued her, taking both her and the girl to the Kisii Level Six Hospital where they are being treated. The two are in  stable condition.

The police booked the report report through OB number OB28/17/02/2017. It report seen by Radio Jambo detail that the young girl sustained burns on her thighs, buttocks and in her private parts.

Police is set to arraign the stepmother to court today.

The incident paints a picture of what orphans living under the care of their step parents and relative go through. According to the law, the act qualifies as a sexual offense

The law defines sexual offender as any person who unlawfully penetrates the genital organs of another person within (i) any part of the body of another or that person;

Or (ii) an object manipulated by another or that person except where such penetration is carried out for proper and professional hygienic or medical purposes is guilty of an offense termed sexual assault.

The person guilty is liable for imprisonment for a term of not less than 10 years but which may be enhanced to imprisonment for life.


Police looking for a matatu crew that attacked and injured an officer

Police are looking for a matatu crew that attacked and injured a police officer in a scuffle along Mbagathi Road, Nairobi. The crew escaped and abandoned the matatu at the Highridge bus stop after the incident. Police say a hunt on the men is ongoing.

It is not clear what prompted the incident but officers are investigating. The injured officer was treated and discharged from a local hospital.

Meanwhile, police are looking for the mother of a foetus that was found dumped at a garbage collection site in Komarocks area, Nairobi. The foetus was discovered by locals who were dumping garbage at the site.

Police say they are investigating the incident. Such cases are common in urban areas despite campaigns to discourage them.

Public service vehicles boycott as police enforce Michuki rules

Several public service vehicles have boycotted roads this morning as police start enforcement of the Michuki rules.

Few that are in operation have increased fares.

A number of commuters are trekking to their places of work. Private cars are also carrying passengers at a cost.

Bodaboda operators are making a kill ferrying passengers to various places. Authorities announced strict enforcement of the law in efforts to bring sanity to the roads.

Matatu operators have vowed to stay off roads in reaction to the move by police and ministry of transport officials.

Meanwhile, examination authorities are today set to announce new measures to combat malpractices in the KCSE exams which enters second week.

Education CS Amina Mohamed to open exam container in Naivasha Town before visiting selected centres and later conduct impromptu school visits while Basic Education PS Belio Kipsang will open container for distribution of papers in Kisauni, Mombasa and visit selected exam centres.

Teachers service commission boss Nancy Macharia will be in Nairobi’s Kariokor and conduct random Centre checks while KNEC chairman George Magoha will be in Kisii town and KICD boss Julius Jwan will be in Homabay town.

There have been reports of malpractices at some areas in the past week with authorities making efforts to contain the menace.

-Cyrus Ombati

Al Shabaab Facilitator Francis Macharia Karishu Surrenders To Police

on Sunday evening in Kayole after he surrendered.

Police had offered a Sh1 million cash reward for anyone who will offer information leading to the arrest of Karishu.

He was moved to the Anti-Terrorism Police Unit for further interrogation. It is not clear who he was with when he surrendered.

Police claim Karishu has been aiding terror suspects crossing into the country, mostly from Somalia, by printing fake identity cards for them.

Spokesman, Charles Owino said the suspect, who operates a business at a building located along Nairobi’s Luthuli Avenue from where his accomplices were arrested, is also said to be engaged in printing of fake title deeds, birth certificates, and academic papers.

-Cyrus Ombati

Police Investigating Death Of A Woman Whose Body Was Found In A Hotel Room

Police are investigating the death of a woman whose body was found in a hotel room in Pangani area, Nairobi.

The woman had complained of abdominal pain to the hotel management before she was offered water and medicine and later went to sleep.

Her body was later found in the room and it is not clear what caused the death. Police say they are investigating the incident.

The incident comes a day after another man was found dead in an apartment in Kilimani area. The relatives of the man are yet to come forward to report his status.

-Cyrus Ombati

Police Pursuing Gang That Brutally Attacked Three People In Likoni, Mombasa

Police are pursuing a notorious criminal gang that brutally attacked and seriously injured three people in Likoni Mombasa on Saturday night. The group identified as Watalia allegedly slashed residents with machetes.
Police said the gang was  avenging the lynching of their key leader who was killed by public after a foiled robbery last week. ” The knife welding youth attacked residents within Soweto.
Three people sustained serious body injuries. “said a senior police officer. The injured were transferred to Coast general hospital for treatment. A police report says the juvenile gang operates in Soweto and Mtongwe with most of the members aged between 12years to 16 years.
Most of them are hooked into drugs and engage in crime to sustain their lifestyle.
-Calvin Onsarigo

Police on stand-by to stop anti-IEBC demos in Nairobi, Kisumu and Mombasa

Anti-riot police have been deployed to stop NASA protesters from accessing major cities for demonstrations on Monday.

The Opposition said there would be week-long protests against the IEBC.

They are protesting against the electoral agency’s failure to respond to its irreducible minimums, including the ejection of CEO Ezra Chiloba.

Police have been warned against using live bullets on protesters.

On Friday, three people were killed in Bondo, Siaya county, while dozens of others were injured in Kisumu and Migori counties.

Acting Interior CS Fred Matiang’i has banned protests in the CBDs of Nairobi, Kisumu and Mombasa.

Police Ban Planned Anti-IEBC Demos In Mombasa For Security Reasons

Police have banned planned anti Iebc protests by Nasa supporters in Mombasa  because of security reasons. Urban police boss Lucas Ogara says they  don’t have adequate security officers to protect the demonstrators and guard president Uhuru Kenyatta.

He is appealing to supporters to postpone their demonstrations.

He says IEBC offices are situated near Mombasa Statehouse hence posing a security threat. Ogara says they will hold talks with organizers to postpone  the anti IEBC demos.

He says its unreasonable to hold demonstrations near the statehouse. President Kenyatta is expected to be in Mombasa for the next few days.

-Calvoh Onsarigo

Police Barricade Roads Leading To Supreme Court Ahead Of Today’s Full Judgment Of The Nullified Presidential Polls

Roads near Supreme Court have been barricaded by police ahead of the release of full judgment of the nullified presidential polls.

This comes a day after Chief Justice David Maraga complained Inspector general of police, Joseph Boinnet had ignored their calls to beef up their security. Police are now turning away some pedestrians and motorists from roads near the court ahead of the ruling set to start at 10 am.

Yesterday, a group of Jubilee supporters blocked the entrance of the court for hours accusing judges there of stealing their alleged victory.

Elsewhere, police have warned against blocking of major roads in protest against or for the Supreme Court. This warning comes a day after Jubilee supporters blocked Nairobi-Nakuru highway, at Maimahiu and Nyeri-Karatina road in protest against the Supreme Court ruling that nullified the presidential polls of August 8.

Police are now under instructions to disperse any group blocking roads. Chaos broke out outside Supreme Court in Nairobi when police used tear gas canisters to disperse the protesters that had blocked the entrance for almost six hours.

There are fears similar chaos may break out today.

-Cyrus Ombati