WEEKLY SECURITY REPORT : 28
1st May —5th May 2017
- Family of murdered Siaya girl seeks justice
- Man stabs wife three times, accuses her of infidelity
- Man accuses police in Kitui of beating him, breaking his leg
- Mandera terror suspect to remain in custody
- Safaricom’s head of security’s son shoots himself dead
- High Court rules that schools have powers to kick out unruly students
- Residents keep off Kapedo after killings in border town
- Suspected syndicate member pleads guilty to theft
- School boy expelled for „bad‟ drawings exhibits at top hotel
- Busia matatu operators, traders protest over bad roads
- Good news for Lamu fishermen as night ban is lifted
- Drug smuggling from ‘Uganda is on the rise’
Family of murdered Siaya girl seeks justice
The family of a nine-year-old girl who allegedly committed suicide in Siger, Rarieda sub-county, is seeking justice. The body of Jacinta Amondi, a Standard One pupil at Wang‟arot Primary School, was found hanging from a rope in her uncle‟s kitchen on March 30.She is suspected to have been murdered before being hanged. There was no trace of a suicide note when her body was found in the morning. According to family sources, the girl showed no indication of frustration that could have pushed her to commit suicide. The family has now scheduled her burial for May 7 and a public demonstration on May 6. Read more at:
A 30-year-old mother of twins is nursing serious stab wounds on her genitals at Elwak Level 4 Hospital after she was stabbed by her husband, who accused her of infidelity. According to Elwak police station commander (OCPD) Charles Chahcha, Grace Kendi was attacked by her husband, Peter Mureithi, on Sunday. The police boss said, Mr. Mureithi accused his wife of being unfaithful. “These two people have been living together as husband and wife but the marriage has been rocky due to what the husband said is the wife‟s infidelity,” he said. Mr. Chacha said the man had been arrested and will be charged in court on Tuesday on charges of assault and causing bodily harm.
Man accuses police in Kitui of beating him, breaking his leg
A man is recuperating at Mutomo Mission Hospital in Kitui County after reportedly being beaten up by police officers. Mr. Robert Kakai, a driver at the hospital, suffered a broken leg and head and chest injuries. Witnesses said Mr. Kakai‟s wife reported him to the officers after a domestic quarrel. The driver said he was taken from his mother‟s shop by three officers on Friday evening and beaten up on claims that he assaulted his wife. “They handcuffed and dragged me on a murram road for about 150 metres,” Mr. Kakai said. “I was then beaten until I lost consciousness.” He said the beatings took place at the station‟s report office even before he could be booked.
Mandera terror suspect to remain in custody
A Mandera court has allowed the Anti-Terror Police Unit (ATPU) to hold a terror suspect for seven days to conclude investigations. The police sought to hold Abdullahi Sudhi Sahal to investigate his wandering nature after he was released from prison in last year. According to court documents, Mr. Sahal who hails from Migori County has been making journeys within the country after his release from prison last year. Mr. Sahal was convicted by Lamu Senior Resident Magistrate‟s Court for engaging in organized crimes. He was arrested in Mandera town by police officers on patrol after members of public raised suspicion of his conduct and intentions Mr. Korir said in a court document. While granting the orders, Mandera Senior Resident Magistrate Peter Areri said he had considered both application and affidavit by the police.
Safaricom’s head of security’s son shoots himself dead
A form four son to Safaricom’s head of security has shot himself dead at their family home in Lavington. Nairobi DCI chief Ireri Kamwende said the student at Aga Khan secondary school, Nairobi shot himself on Tuesday evening using his father’s pistol. Kamwende said the boy was alone at home during the incident. He is suspected to have broken into his father’s safe where he pulled the gun which he used to kill himself. Police are yet to establish the motive behind the shooting.
High Court rules that schools have powers to kick out unruly students
School authorities have the power to suspend or expel your child when they misbehave, the High Court has ruled. The court ruled that schools have an obligation to bring up morally upright citizens and as such can take punitive measures to ensure this is achieved. The ruling arose from a case where a parent sued a private school for suspending his child for allegedly being a bully and sending lewd messages to her classmates. “In my view, the authority of schools and their administrators to impose sanctions, including expulsion, as disciplinary action against erring students,” High Court judge Chacha Mwita ruled.
Residents keep off Kapedo after killings in border town
Tension remains high in Kapedo on the border of Baringo and Turkana counties following the killing of five people in a retaliatory attack on Saturday. Shops at Kapedo market remained closed as locals stayed indoors for fear of more attacks by suspected bandits. The attack has sparked fresh animosity between the warring Pokot and Turkana communities, with some residents fleeing the area. According to a resident, Mr. Katiar Nalekat, three men and two women who were shopping at the market died on the spot and three other women sustained serious injuries during the attack. “It is unfortunate that we keep losing our people because of banditry,” he said.
Suspected syndicate member pleads guilty to theft
A man believed to be a member of a car theft syndicate in Nyeri town has been charged with stealing two vehicles worth more than Sh1 million. Kahihia Mwai appeared before Resident Magistrate Phillip Mutua looking frail following an attack by a mob on Tuesday outside Eland hotel. He was attacked while attempting to steal a car at a parking bay. With a bandage on his head, face injuries and wearing bloody clothes, Mr. Mwai’s second charge related to the attempted theft of another car at Outspan Hospital on March 3 this year. Though he pleaded guilty to trying to steal the first vehicle, he said that in the second incident he was only leaning on the vehicle with no intentions of stealing it. “I was leaning on the car, but the owner raised the alarm saying that I was attempting to break in. I was attacked by members of the public and they wanted to kill me,” Mr. Mwai said. He was rescued by police officers, who shot twice in the air to scare away the irate residents. But eyewitnesses said he had already broken into the vehicle and was about to speed off when the owner raised the alarm.
School boy expelled for ‘bad’ drawings exhibits at top hotel
A top hotel in the city has honored a Form Four student who was expelled from a school in Nakuru for what was termed demonic drawings. Ian Njenga, 17, was accused of coming up with artwork the administration said was “suggestive that he owes allegiance to some demonic faith”. Among other illustrations, Bahati High School‟s administration said Njenga‟s drawing of a scorpion on another student‟s shirt was a sign of recruiting other students. The school‟s unprecedented decision was first highlighted by The Standard and drew the anger of a cross-section of Kenyans and art lovers in particular. The charges were so serious that Njenga was advised to go for counseling before looking for another school where such „subversive activities‟ would be closely monitored.
Busia matatu operators, traders protest over bad roads
Transport in Busia Town was disrupted for more than one hour Monday as matatu operators held a demonstration to protest the deplorable condition of the main bus park and roads. The protesters planted banana tubers in numerous potholes around the park and nearby roads. Traders also joined the protest, saying they have been losing customers because the roads are rendered impassable when it rains. They said the Busia County government has been collecting taxes from them yet it has failed to repair the roads and bus park. They threatened to stop remitting taxes if the situation remains the same.
Good news for Lamu fishermen as night ban is lifted
A ban on night fishing in Lamu East imposed in 2011 has been lifted. The prohibition affected fishing in Kiunga, Ishakani, Mkokoni, Kiwayu and Kizingitini. It was imposed following frequent Al-Shabaab attacks targeting tourists and fishermen as well as kidnappings. Speaking to the Nation in Lamu on Monday, Operation Linda Boni Director James ole Seriani said the ban had been lifted and that fishermen in the county could now fish at night.
Drug smuggling from ‘Uganda is on the rise’
A report on alcohol and drug abuse has revealed that drug trafficking across the Busia-Uganda border is on the rise, with 89.4 per cent of residents interviewed admitting drugs are trafficked into this country. The report was released by the National Authority for the Campaign Against Alcohol and Drug Abuse at the Busia Agricultural Training Centre on Friday. It says bhang is the most trafficked drug across the porous border. Nacada regional manager for Nyanza and Western Esther Okenye said other commonly smuggled drugs are chang‟aa and cigarettes, second generation alcohol, miraa and kuber. She said culprits mainly use boda bodas, trucks, private vehicles, persons living with disability, the youth and elderly women to ferry the drugs. The report says problems faced in curbing drug trafficking include corruption among law enforcement officers and lack of harmonized laws between Kenya and Uganda.
TIPS ON AVOIDING THE NAIROBI COUNTY COURTS
With no doubt Nairobi, Kenya is a beautiful city. Am sure most would agree with that fact! Now that we‟ve got that out of the way let‟s talk reality, every good thing somehow gets a negative review from out side sources.
It is no surprise that the city was referred to as “Nairobery” back in the day, with all the con men and thieves in the city. This become a major concern and worry to the foreigners and business men coming into the country, seeing as they are usually taken advantage of because they know little about the Kenyan law and what is considered as crime. So to all our foreign brothers and sisters before you get coned or threatened into paying any fines, here are some crimes likely to land you in the Nairobi county courts.
Touting and hawking
Matatu touts are not spared by the law and once arraigned; they are charged with touting for passengers on a public street. So think twice before you jump into a matatu in unauthorized area because you as a passenger might get charged as well. Hawking is a common phenomenon in the Central Business District. According to city by-laws, hawkers are supposed to wear badges and always display them conspicuously. Shouting for purposes of hawking and placing of goods on way-leaves for purposes of hawking is an offence.
Business owners especially hoteliers who do not abide by the public health act that are prone to a maximum charge of Sh500,000.
The liquor and licensing act, which is also disobeyed by a majority, stipulates that if one does not operate within the set time-lines or fails to comply with a notice, he or she is fined a maximum of Ksh500,000.
Challenge of evidence “Mostly it is the women who are arrested, but it is a challenge for the prosecution to prove the intent to engage in prostitution,” said Fred Acholla, a court clerk.
Men are commonly charged for loitering in a manner likely to suggest they want to procure prostitution. Those who plead guilty are fined between Sh2,000 and Sh3,000 or sentenced to a jail term of six months.
Dumping of waste is also a common offence that sees suspects charged with dumping.
WEEKLY SECURITY REPORT : 26
17th April —21st April 2017
- Mother loses daughter, 11, in school dormitory fire
- Suspected boda boda gangster shot dead in Kayole
- Terror suspects found dead in Naivasha were murdered – Postmortem
- Bungoma man surrenders to police after killing his pregnant sister
- University of Nairobi students charged with stealing food
- Street families back after Easter crackdown
- Kimali to appear in court tomorrow over Sh29m heroin
- Night curfew imposed on troubled Laikipia border
- Residents protest after police shoot deaf boy dead
- Bodies of missing police officers recovered in Baringo
- Held terror suspect targeted mall, church
- Police oppose bail for suspect in heroin case
Mother loses daughter, 11, in school dormitory fire
On Sunday, the 11-year-old Fiona Wanjiru Mwaura became yet another statistic of the sloppy school boarding system where dormitories continue to be death traps for children. On March 2, Shi-ro’s mother Helen Wambui Karanja received the phone call every parent dreads. The call was from GSU Primary School in Nairobi where her daughter Fiona was a new pupil. The caller on the other end was brief. A fire had broken out the previous night at around 11 pm while the pupils were asleep. They rescued most pupils unscathed but her daughter had inhaled carbon monoxide.
Suspected boda boda gangster shot dead in Kayole
Police shot dead a suspected gangster in Kayole, Nairobi, on Tuesday and found him wearing a bul-letproof vest. His alleged accomplice escaped but dropped a pistol and another bulletproof vest. Po-lice said residents in Umoja estate had reported that two men on a motorcycle were robbing people at gunpoint. Police launched a search and spotted the two near Cooperative Bank in Kayole.
Terror suspects found dead in Naivasha were murdered – Postmortem
Terror suspects whose bodies were found dumped at Naivasha sub-county hospital mortuary were murdered, a postmortem report has shown. The suspects Fareed Omar Awadh and a woman col-league Fatma Mohammed were hit with a blunt object at the back of their heads, a report by gov-ernment pathologist shows. The two bodies were found dumped last month near Mt Longonot Na-tional park, off the Naivasha-Mai Mahiu road by a group of herders. The bodies were identified by families over the weekend and later interred at the Naivasha Muslim cemetery.
Bungoma man surrenders to police after killing his pregnant sister
A 29-year-old man has surrendered himself to police in Bungoma saying he killed his pregnant sis-ter. Kizito Wafula told officers at Siritayi police station that he murdered Abigail Wafula, 16, at Misemwa village in Kanduyi. The standard eight pupil of Ngoli Primary School is said to have died after being kicked in the stomach. Their father Emmanuel Wafula said the disagreement between the two started when the family learned the girl was pregnant. “My daughter died as we were strug-gling to get a motorcycle to take her to the hospital,” Wafula said. “Kizito is usually highly tempered. We had warned him against fighting with his pregnant sister.” Noting Abigail was index number 16, the man said the family expected her to do well in KCPE. “We sacrificed a lot to ensure she did not drop out of school,” he said. His wife could not speak to the media as she was overcome by emo-tions.
University of Nairobi students charged with stealing food
Three University of Nairobi students were on Tuesday charged with stealing raw food from the university kitchen worth Sh13,100. Kennedy Kiplagat Ng’eno, Isaac Isika Musya and Andrew Pe-ter Odhiambo denied the charge. The trio were accused of stealing three 25kg sacks of rice, one 20kg sack of sugar, one sack of green grams, one packet of turmeric spice powder, 1kg solid cook-ing fat, a packet of Eden tea leaves, five packets of wooden toothpicks, a carrot grater and four panga bar soaps on March 27. They hid the food in their hostel rooms.
Street families back after Easter crackdown
Street families are back in the city after they were bundled out during the Easter holidays as offi-cials argued they posed a “security threat”. City Hall launched a crackdown on the street children and other street families following complaints from city dwellers, but a spot check on Tuesday re-vealed they were back on the streets. Over the past month, some of the street families, in small groups, have been harassing people, stealing, and begging for money and food. The most notori-ous are groups of children who hang around eateries.
Kimali to appear in court tomorrow over Sh29m heroin
Drug baron Ndechumia Kimali will be charged in a Mombasa court tomorrow. This comes after the days given to police to complete their investigations lapsed. Kimali is alleged to be behind the Sh29 million heroin haul seized in a luxurious yacht, Baby Iris, in Mombasa in 2015. He was de-ported from Madagascar.
Night curfew imposed on troubled Laikipia border
Night movement has been restricted to facilitate police operations to weed out bandits along the border of West Pokot and Marakwet counties. Marakwet East sub-county commissioner Erick Wamulevu, while issuing the order, said bandits had forced hundreds of families to flee their homes. Speaking at Kaisapul village during a peace meeting at the border of the two counties, Mr. Wamulevu said police, together with National Police Reservists, would conduct an operation in Embobut forest where criminals are hiding.
Residents protest after police shoot deaf boy dead
Chaos erupted in Dandora on Thursday morning after a police officer shot dead a deaf boy who was rummaging through garbage in a lorry. Youths hurled stones at police officers as they tried to take the body of the 16-year-old boy. They claimed he was shot in the chest and back at around 7am at the sprawling Dandora dumpsite. “A police officer from Kinyago Police Station just came and started shouting at him as the other boys looked. He did not respond and immediately, the police shot him twice and he fell on the garbage,” James Wanjiru, a witness, said.
Night curfew imposed on troubled Laikipia border
Night movement has been restricted to facilitate police operations to weed out bandits along the border of West Pokot and Marakwet counties. Marakwet East sub-county commissioner Erick Wamulevu, while issuing the order, said bandits had forced hundreds of families to flee their homes. Speaking at Kaisapul village during a peace meeting at the border of the two counties, Mr. Wamulevu said police, together with National Police Reservists, would conduct an operation in Embobut forest where criminals are hiding. “The criminals will be found, whether dead or alive, because they possess illegal firearms. We will not spare any bandit in the operation,” he said, ask-ing women to remain at home during night hours.
Bodies of missing police officers recovered in Baringo
Bodies of two police officers who went missing four days ago while conducting operation in Laikip-ia Nature Conservancy have been found in Kamur area, Baringo South. One of the bodies had physical injuries while another had been burnt beyond recognition. Their uniform and fire arms are still missing but the bodies have been airlifted to Nairobi. Nyahururu OCPD Ezekiel Chepkwony has confirmed that the two bodies were of the missing officers. Last month 379 illegal grazers were arrested in Laikipia as part of efforts to ensure stability in the county.
Held terror suspect targeted mall, church
A wanted terror suspect arrested in Mombasa had planned to attack during the Easter holidays. Regional DCI boss Pius Macharia said Anti-Terrorism Police Unit officers were tipped and raided his house in Shika Adabu, Likoni, on Friday. Macharia said the suspect, Juma Athman, is being interrogated over possible links to al Shaabab. Police believe the attack targeted churches and shopping malls. On Saturday, Macharia said the suspect will be charged tomorrow with a terror-ism offence. “We are still interrogating him over links to terrorism. We suspect his accomplices are still at large,” he said.
Police oppose bail for suspect in heroin case
Police have opposed the release on bond of a man charged with trafficking heroin valued at Sh6 million. Police claim the accused lived in Madagascar for almost two years before he was extradit-ed to Kenya. They claim Bilali Ndechumia was the owner of a yacht christened Baby Iris that was allegedly found with the heroin. “Upon learning [of] the arrest of his accomplices and realizing that his [yacht] had been intercepted and detained the accused took off,” read part of the affidavit by Police Constable George Odhiambo, attached to the Anti-Narcotics Unit. Mr. Odhiambo said the accused is a flight risk and will to attend court if granted bond. “We invite the court to take judi-cial notice of the fact that drug trafficking and the effects of drugs have had adverse effects on the Kenyan population,” said Mr. Odhiambo. He added that it is in the public interest that drug traf-fickers are removed from the society. He said the accused is facing a serious offence that attracts, upon conviction, a fine of Sh1 million or three times the value of the seized drug. The accused, al-legedly jointly with others, trafficked 2,028 grams of heroin by conveying it in a motor vehicle con-cealed in the false bottom and top of a black suitcase.
7 TIPS ON CONDUCTING BASIC FIRST AID
- Check the surroundings. Evaluate the situation. Are there things that might put you at risk? Are you or the victim threatened by fire, or other dangerous scenarios? Do not rush into a situ-ation where you could end up as a victim yourself. This refers to the D (Danger) in DRABC (Danger, Response, Airways, Breathing and Circulation). If approaching the victim will endan-ger your life, seek professional help immediately; they have higher levels of training and know how to handle these situations. First aid becomes useless if you can’t safely perform it without hurting yourself.
- Call for help. Call out for help 3 times before you begin assisting the casualty. If someone is with you or approaches, instruct them to call the authorities. It is not recommended that you leave the casualty unless absolutely required, but put them in the recovery position if you need to leave them for any reason.
- Determine responsiveness. If a person is unconscious, try to rouse them by speaking to them; do not be afraid to speak up. If they do not respond to activity, sound, touch, or other stimula-tion, determine whether they are breathing.
- Check for breathing and a pulse. look for a rise in the chest area; listen for the sound of air coming in and out; feel for air using the side of your face. If no signs of breathing are apparent, place two fingers under the chin and gently guide the face pointing upwards to open up their airways. If any debris such as vomit can be seen, it is appropriate to move them onto their side to allow it to get out, which is achieved with the recovery position. Check for a pulse.
- If the person remains unresponsive, prep for Unless you suspect a spinal injury, care-fully roll them onto their back and open their airway. If you suspect a spinal injury, leave the person where they are, provided they are breathing. Keep the head and neck aligned. Carefully roll them onto their back while holding their head. Open the airway by lifting the chin.
- Remember your ABCs of CPR. The ABCs of CPR refer to the three critical things you need to look for.Check these three things frequently as you give the person first aid CPR. Does the person have an unobstructed airway? Breathing. Is the person breathing? Circula-tion. Does the person show a pulse at major pulse points (wrist, carotid artery, groin)?
- Make sure the person is warm as you wait for medical help. Drape a towel or a blanket over the person if you have one; if you don’t, remove some of your own clothing (such as your coat)and use it as a cover until medical help arrives. However if the person has a heatstroke, do not cover him or keep him warm. Instead try to cool him by fanning him and damping him.
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
In a world of complex threats, our security and leadership depends on all elements of our power, including strong and principled diplomacy.
WEEKLY SECURITY REPORT : 24
3rd April —7th April 2017
• Shock as cops filmed in cold blood shooting
• Police seize guns abandoned by suspected robbers
• Another extrajudicial killing? Suspected cops shoot mother, son and rider in Gathiga
• Police chase down six in bungled robbery in Eldoret
• Twelve suspected drug lords busted in Mombasa, Kwale, including 4 foreigners
• Street boys back in Nairobi, bullying women for cash
• Jilted cop beats up hurt ex-wife in hospital, threatens to kill her
• Nyeri prison wardens in gun drama over two 13-year-old ‘maids’
• Body of intruder shot at State House lies unclaimed a week later
• Student who kept and rented guns to criminals
• Mombasa drug suspect sues State over unlawful arrest
Shock as cops filmed in cold blood shooting
A viral video that captured the extrajudicial killing of two suspected gang members in Eastleigh, Nairobi, on Friday, has outraged Kenyans. It is alleged that the dead suspects were members of the notorious Super Power Gang and were about to commit a robbery. The gang is among more than 90 groups outlawed in a gazette notice by Interior CS Joseph Nkaissery in December last year. The fa-ther of one of the young men shot in the incident acknowledged that his son was actually a thug and pleaded with the government to release his body. “He was not one to use knives or guns. He was just a thief of going into people’s pockets and such things,” he told journalists at his home. There were mixed reactions by Kenyans online with some of them supporting the police for killing the gang members.
Read more at: http://www.the-star.co.ke/news/2017/04/03/video-shock-as-cops-filmed-in-cold-blood-shooting_c1536587
Police seize guns abandoned by suspected robbers
Police in Nakuru are pursuing suspected robbers who abandoned their vehicle and fled on foot. Three AK47 rifles, one magazine, a sword and several rounds of ammunition were found in the Toyota harrier. County Police Commandant Hassan Barua said the suspects had allegedly commit-ted a robbery in Eldoret. Mr. Barua said police were tipped off by members of the public about the whereabouts of the suspects. “We got a tip off from the members of the public who spotted the sus-pects at a petrol station in Nakuru town trying to change the vehicle’s registration number.”
Read more at: http://www.nation.co.ke/counties/nakuru/Police-seize-guns-abandoned-by-suspected-robbers/1183314-3873342-rouj1g/index.htm
Another extrajudicial killing? Suspected cops shoot mother, son and rider in Gathiga
Another case of police extrajudicial killing has emerged following the shooting of a woman, her son and his friend in Gathiga, on the outskirts of Nairobi. A group of men on Saturday invaded the fam-ily home and pumped bullets into the three, killing them on the spot. Cartridges recovered from the house have now been confirmed as government issued. It is the same kind of bullets given to police and the military. On Saturday, James Ndung’u, 24, was taken home on a boda boda by his friend Peter Waweru, 19. They were in the house with Ndungu’s mother Hannah Mumbi, 43, when a group of people burst in and shot them. On Thursday, Ndung’u was arrested in the crime-infested village by people who identified themselves as police officers and beaten senseless. Detectives said there is no doubt the cartridges are from government issued bullets. Yesterday, Waweru’s family conducted a postmortem. His burial date will be announced later in the week. Burial preparations for Mumbi and Ndung’u are ongoing.
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Police chase down six in bungled robbery in Eldoret
Police are hunting down six people suspected to be involved in a botched bank robbery in Eldoret town. Two men have so far been arrested and three guns found in one of the cars used by the sus-pects on Friday. The vehicle had a fake number plate. Police said the gang went to Supreme Equi-ty bank located at Poa Place and snatched two loaded AK47 rifles from police officers manning the premise and stormed inside. However, Mr. Samuel Mutunga, Eldoret West police boss, said the mission was aborted after the gangsters got wind that police were already dispatched to arrest them. “I was informed of the robbery by the two Administration Police officers whose guns were snatched and immediately sent a signal to other officers to assemble at the scene but they were clever not to proceed with their scheme but to run,” Mr. Mutunga told the Nation.
Read more at: http://www.nation.co.ke/counties/uasin-gishu/Police-chase-down-six-in-bungled-robbery-in-Eldoret/1183334-3873486-mpjnl3/index.html
Twelve suspected drug lords busted in Mombasa, Kwale, including 4 foreigners
Anti-Narcotics Unit detectives on Friday arrested 12 suspected drug barons during a major opera-tion in Mombasa and Kwale counties. They are believed to be part of a local and international drugs trafficking network. Head of the Anti-Narcotic Unit Hamis Massa said four foreigners were among those arrested. They include three Italians and a Mauritanian. They are likely to be deport-ed. A haul of drugs was also seized in the sting operation, the quantity was not disclosed. Samples of heroin and cocaine were sent to the Government Chemist.
Read more at: http://www.the-star.co.ke/news/2017/04/01/twelve-suspected-drug-lords-busted-in-mombasa-kwale-including-4_c1535721
Street boys back in Nairobi, bullying women for cash
The bad old Nairobi nightmares of the 1990s seem to be back! Street boys are back and are har-assing women in the streets of Nairobi. Families are slowly and surely coming back to the central business district and making it their home. The street boys, mostly in their teenage years and walking in groups, approach women going about their business and harass them for money or lit-tle favors. They hang around eateries like Dominos on Kenyatta Avenue, Debonairs near Na-kumatt Lifestyle and Pizza Inn on Moi Avenue and are also spotted in areas that are mostly fre-quented by women like Best Lady shop on Moi Avenue. They run after people, especially women, borrowing money and food and hurling insults and unprintable words at those who don’t “help” them.
Read more at: https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/article/2001235127/street-boys-back-in-nairobi-bullying-women-for-cash
Jilted cop beats up hurt ex-wife in hospital, threatens to kill her
An AP officer escaped death narrowly after Embu residents tried to lynch him for attacking his ex-wife for allegedly refusing to reconcile with him. Miriam Wanja, 32, said Kennedy Odhiambo way-laid her as she was heading to work and started beating her up before good Samaritans rescued her. She added that despite the officer inflicting pain and injuries on her head and fracturing her left arm, he followed her to Embu Teaching and Referral Hospital on Tuesday and continued to beat her to the bewilderment of other patients who were queuing outside the X-ray Department. Members of the public pursued the officer baying for his blood but he escaped. Also beat up her ex-wife’s sister Wanja’s sister Judy Njoki said she received a call from her sister that she was be-ing attacked by her husband while on her way to work in Muthatari village.
Read more at: http://www.the-star.co.ke/news/2017/04/06/jilted-cop-beats-up-hurt-ex-wife-in-hospital-threatens-to-kill-her_c1538547
Nyeri prison wardens in gun drama over two 13-year-old ‘maids’
There was a showdown in Nyeri town after King’ong’o Maximum Prison wardens clashed with the public over two teenage girls. The drama began when Eunice Wanjiru, a food vendor at the Nyeri-Nyahururu matatu terminus, noticed two teenage girls crying out for help as they were being dragged away by two women and intervened. “The girls told me that they had been forced to work as house helps for the two women who were wardens at the Nyeri Prisons and were trying to es-cape,” Wanjiru explained. The two girls then said they had been lured from Cheptais, Bungoma County, with the promise of being sent to schools in the area. Wanjiru then raised the alarm and her colleagues joined forces with the crowd to protect the girls from the two officers.
Read more at: https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/article/2001234847/nyeri-prison-wardens-in-gun-drama-over-two-13-year-old-maids
Body of intruder shot at State House lies unclaimed a week later
The body of a man who was shot dead within State House is yet to be claimed. It was booked at the City Mortuary as ‘unknown male adult’ by police officers from Kileleshwa Police Station on March 26 at about 6.40pm.This was after a General Service Unit officer manning the official resi-dence of the President shot him at close range. Attendants at the mortuary said yesterday no one had so far claimed the body. “It is still unclaimed. There are many other bodies here that remain unclaimed,” said an attendant at the mortuary.
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Student who kept and rented guns to criminals
Fourteen years ago, Bernard Omondi captured the national psyche after eight guns were found inside a university room presumed to have been his. Plucked from the unbridled and adventurous life of a university student, Omondi would go on to serve six years in Kamiti Maximum prison, go back to the University of Nairobi and finish his agricultural engineering degree. A decade and a half later, we caught up with him as he struggled to fit back in the society and he opened up on the circumstances that nailed him to the national hall of infamy. “So many things were said about me at the time, in the media and by the police and my colleagues at the university. Some had ele-ments of truth but most of them were either exaggerations or pure fiction,” Omondi says. And so under the glittery neon lights hanging outside an electronic shop along Banda Street and with the iconic Jamia Mosque spying on us, Omondi settled down to separate the wheat from the chaff in his story.
Read more at: https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/article/2001234652/student-who-kept-and-rented-guns-to-criminals
Mombasa drug suspect sues State over unlawful arrest
One of the 12 suspected drug traffickers arrested by police during a swoop at the Coast last week has sued the Interior Cabinet secretary, the National Police Service and the Director of Public Prosecutions for unlawful arrest. Italian Leone Alberto Fulvio is seeking to be released, arguing that he was not served with any documents to justify his arrest. On Monday, his lawyer Gikandi Ngibuini told a Mombasa court that Mr. Fulvio has since been removed from the Port Police Sta-tion cells and his whereabouts remain unknown. “I want to believe he is not yet deported, my in-telligence tells me the respondents may be trying to organize papers to declare the applicant perso-na non grata,” Mr. Gikandi said.
Read more at: http://www.nation.co.ke/counties/mombasa/Drug-suspect-sues-State-for-unlawful-arrest/1954178-3876732-12g3nq7z/index.html
6 Tips on how to find a safe nanny/baby sitter.
• Determine What You Need. The first steps is to figure out what you need. If you only need a nanny for a few hours a day or week your search will be quite different than the person who is looking for a live-in childcare provider that will stay at their house full-time. Knowing what you need beforehand will help you advertise and conduct interviews effectively.
• Do Background Checks. Even if you find a professional nanny that you like and trust, do a background check. Unfortunately, humans are very poor judges of character and just because someone seems charming or sweet does not necessarily mean that they do not have a shady background. A background check will give you peace of mind.
• Introduce Your Potential Nanny & Your Children. You definitely want to introduce the nan-ny that you are considering to your children and find out if they are going to be able to get along. The best way to do this is to leave them alone with your children for a few minutes and see how they play, perhaps observing from another room via a nanny camera.
• Use a Nanny Cam. A nanny cam is more widely used today than ever before and they have been responsible for preventing accidents, catching thieving nannies and a whole lot more. Use a nanny cam for the various rooms in your house and let your nanny know that the cameras are there.
• Reward Good Behavior. This may be in the form of a monetary bonus or it may simply be praise but letting the nanny know when they are doing a good job will help you build a better relationship with them and will make them a better nanny as well.
• Use social media. Another thing you should check is your potential nanny’s social media pro-files. People are often themselves much more on social media because they are surrounded by all of their friends and you can find out things that you may not be able to learn with an inter-view or even a background check.
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
A fitting external security environ-ment could also play an important role in promoting social consensus and institutionalization towards de-
WEEKLY SECURITY REPORT : 22
20th March — 24th March 2017
• Four officers to be interdicted for releasing illegal Ethiopian immigrants
• Man jailed for attempting to kill brother over inheritance
•Close relative suspected to have hand in Thika trader’s murder
• Family left in the cold as cops, goons demolish Watamu homes
•Missing 12-year-old old boy from Ugenya found killed
•9th suspect in murder of Thika trader is held, police trace more
•Rape victim sues a Nairobi hospital for missing test results
• Armed robbers escape police arrest in Nyeri
• Villagers in Nyeri lynch suspected thief
•Man charged with hacking KRA and causing Sh4b loss
Four officers to be interdicted for releasing illegal Ethiopian immigrants
Four police officers arrested over the weekend for releasing 15 Ethiopian nationals after allegedly receiving a Sh128,000 bribe will be interdicted. Nyeri County Directorate of Criminal Investigation boss Bridget Kanyai said the officers have been released pending investigations. The officers were being held at Karatina Police Station for questioning. Ms. Kanyai said the officers are attached to the Mathira East Directorate of Criminal Investigations office. She said they are investigating the case alongside the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission. Addressing journalists in her office in Nyeri town on Monday, Ms. Kanyai said the officers will not be charged in court until the investiga-tions are over in about a week.
Man jailed for attempting to kill brother over inheritance
A man who attempted kill his elder brother over a share of inheritance will serve four years in jail after losing his appeal. Adan Dida Guyo was sent to jail by the magistrates Court for assault and the High Court has confirmed the sentence. On March 22, 2015 at 2 pm Mohamed Guyo was at home with some casual employees working. His younger brother, Dida, showed up and demanded that he should get a share of inheritance. The demand came with a rider that if his demands were not met, he would kill him. Dida at the time of the demand was armed with a knife. The accused pounced on Mohamed, ready to slash him but he was not strong enough- he was overpowered and was cut on the palm in the process of disarming him. Dida defended himself saying that when he went to his brother’s compound, Mohamed accused him of being drunk and ordered him out. The court heard that the complainant (Mohamed) cut him on the head with a machete before he was tied and taken to the police. He testified there was bad blood between him and his brother over un-equal sharing of his father’s estate. But Justice Kiarie Waweru did not believe his testimony.
Close relative suspected to have hand in Thika trader’s murder
Murdered Thika businesswoman Joyce Githitu’s death was planned by a close relative, investiga-tions show. Police sources say her house help Purity Wanjiru testified that sometime last year she was promised Sh1 million to be part of the plot. Two days before the murder she received a down payment of Sh500,000 for her to cooperate. Wanjiru only received Sh100,000 that was delivered to her by John Muchira. Wanjiru’s instruction was to leave the main door unlocked after her boss ar-rived home on the night of February 27, a task she fulfilled. Githitu was killed by a gang that smashed her head with a crowbar.
Read more at: http://www.the-star.co.ke/news/2017/03/20/close-relative-suspected-to-have-hand-in-thika-traders-murder_c1527709
Family left in the cold as cops, goons demolish Watamu homes
Property worth millions of shillings was destroyed on Saturday after police and hired goons raided a home in the controversial Chembe Kibabamuche settlement scheme in Watamu. The heavily armed police were under instructions to evict squatters, following a land dispute. They demol-ished several houses, forcing the family of Maurice Kadzagamba sleep outdoors, as they counted their loss.es Kadzagamba said the goons also stole his Sh68,000. Narrating the ordeal to the press, he said the security personnel handcuffed him and his wife, as the goons demolished his houses. “I’ve been living on this land for the past 25 years. I’m surprised the same police officers who are supposed to protect me and my property turned against me,’’ Kadzagamba said.
Assistant chief denies defiling 14-year-old orphan
An assistant chief from Nyandarua County has denied defiling a 14-year-old orphan before a Na-kuru court. Jonah Macharia Ndegwa, Rupala assistant chief, appeared before Principal Magis-trate Joe Omido on Monday. The court heard that the accused had on the fateful day visited the minors home in a bid to assist the minor secure a chance in an orphans needy program offered by the county government in the location. According to the prosecution the girl stays with her grand-mother and she was not around when the assistant chief visited The court was told that the ac-cused directed the minor to close the door and asked her to lie on the floor where he abused her before threatening her not to tell anyone of the incident.
Missing 12-year-old old boy from Ugenya found killed
Police are investigating the death of a 12-year-old boy whose decomposing body was discovered five days after he went missing. The body of the boy, a pupil at Humwend Primary School in Ma-sat in Ugenya, Siaya County, was found in a bush near his home. His face had been burnt and hands chopped off at the wrist. He had also been stabbed several times in the stomach. His par-ents suspect he may have been killed following a quarrel with a schoolmate over a mobile phone. According to the family, their son had left home at night after doing some household chores to get his mobile phone from a fellow student. He had been taking the phone to the friend for charging. “My son went to the home of one of his schoolmates to collect his phone but returned without it. He left again later but never returned,” the boy’s father, George Omuga, told The Standard. Read more at:
9th suspect in murder of Thika trader is held, police trace more
Another suspect has been arrested in connection with last month’s carefully planned murder of Thika wealthy businesswoman Joyce Wambui. Alex Musee Ngui, 34, was arrested on Tuesday in Maua town where he was hiding, police said. Flying Squad officers from Makuyu traced the un-employed standard three dropout and held him for interrogation. Musee’s arrest brings to nine the number of suspects arrested and questioned over the murder of the wealthy businesswoman. Musee is said to have played a pivotal role in the planning and execution of the murder. Central regional police chief Larry Kiyeng confirmed the arrest and said police are trailing more suspects.
Read more at: http://www.the-star.co.ke/news/2017/03/23/9th-suspect-in-murder-of-thika-trader-is-held-police-trace-more_c1529547
Rape victim sues a Nairobi hospital for missing test results
Nairobi Hospital is embroiled in a legal battle with a rape victim after claims that it lost crucial medical evidence that would have been used to net the perpetrator. A 29-year-old woman named DNN wants the hospital, a member of the Kenya Hospital Association, to compensate her after the doctor who attended to her reportedly informed her that the swab sample got lost. “The plaintiff inquired from the defendant’s agents about the missing high vaginal swab test and was informed the sample was lost. This was so heart-breaking to me as I had heavily relied on the hospital to preserve the evidence,” the court papers filed by Musyimi and Company Advocates read. In 2014, DNN’s family was attacked and members tortured by a gang that also killed their two dogs. Read more at:
Armed robbers escape police arrest in Nyeri
Police in Nyeri on Tuesday morning exchanged fire with suspected armed robbers who escaped their trap at Pembe Tatu estate. Police officers had been trailing the two robbers since Monday and had laid a trap around Kamakwa area but the suspects escaped. Nyeri Central police boss Berna-dine Kioko told the Nation that the gang comprising four members were planning to rob a private hospital when the police received a tip-off. “The whole night we have trailing them until this morn-ing when we caught up with them but they escaped when we cornered them,” he said. According to Mr. Kioko, the robbers opted to abandon their vehicle when they realized they were falling into the trap.
Villagers in Nyeri lynch suspected thief
A man suspected of being a thief was lynched by locals in Ngangarithi village in Nyeri town. He was accused of stealing a carpet and attempting to break into one of the houses at 2am. One of the residents heard suspicious movements and raised alarm prompting neighbors to respond swiftly. “He was in the company of two accomplices who managed to escape through coffee bushes in a neighboring farm. They had taken the carpet,” Miriam Wanjiru said. The deceased was at-tacked and killed. The residents complained of soaring theft incidents.
Man charged with hacking KRA and causing Sh4b loss
A 28-year-old man has been charged with hacking Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) systems and causing the loss of about Sh4 billion. Alex Mutungi Mutuku did not plead to the charge because cybercrime officers asked that he be detained to give them more time to conduct their investiga-tions and arrest other suspects. Investigations indicate that Mutuku’s operation had connections to a deep-rooted syndicate with connections outside the country. According to State Prosecutor Edwin Okello, the hackers have high tech equipment and software that have enabled them to steal from corporations, the latest of which was the Kenya Revenue Authority, where the police man-aged to track the syndicate after it fraudulently acquired almost Sh4 billion. “It is a case of remote control hacking where the suspects operate smoothly with their machines and the next minute you realize you have no money in your account. The information we have is just a tip of the ice-berg. The racket is big and involves people outside the country,” said Mr. Okello. Read more at:
8 EASY TIPS ON CYBER CRIME PREVENTION.
- Secure your computer. Check that your antivirus and antispyware software are running properly and are receiving automatic updates from the vendor.
- Carefully select the sites you visit. Do not visit a site by clicking on a link sent in an email, on someone’s blog. The website you land on may look just like the real site, but it may be a well-crafted fake.
- Never send sensitive or personal information in an email. Legitimate businesses will not ask users to send their sensitive personal information through email.
- Use strong passwords. Cyber criminals have developed programs that automate the ability to guess your passwords. To protect yourself, Make sure you use a different password for each of your accounts.
- Look Yourself Up. Search engines will help you to do a quick query of your public information. Data service sites have massive amounts of data compiled from a variety of sources, including public records and social networking sites.
- Cleanup your data. Information that is under your control includes your social networking profiles. In addition, there could be information about you on old blog postings, or any other services that you used but no longer find necessary.
- Review your social media accounts. You basically have three options-remove the data, modi-fy the privacy settings, and/or request that the account be deleted. If you are going to request that the account be deleted, be sure to remove all of the data first. Also, request that the ac-count be deleted rather than deactivated.
- Do not respond to any spam-type emails. Be cautious about all communications you receive including those purported to be from “trusted entities” and be careful when clicking links con-tained within those messages. If in doubt, do not click.
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
“The good we secure for ourselves is precarious and uncertain until it is se-cured for all of us and incorporated in-to our common life.”