Woman Escapes Death In Gun Drama With Ex-Lover

 A female cashier who works at NHIF Nairobi and her two sons escaped death narrowly on Sunday morning when her jilted police officer lover shot at them several times at their house in Embakasi.

The jilted man, who works at JKIA, is said to have threatened to kill his lover of three years after the woman ended the relationship two months ago.

Francisca Mulinge said she survived death by a whisker, however her 21-year-old son Chrispus Makau was admitted with a fractured arm following the gun drama.

Makau suffered a fractured palm and wrist from a bullet that also grazed his right-hand fingers. Mulinge said the ex-lover had been threatening to kill her and also sent her abusive text messages.

On the fateful night, Otieno is said to have arrived at Mulinge’s house at around 7pm and asked about her whereabouts. He was informed by the househelp that Mulinge was not at home and he left with a promise to check on her later.

He returned to the house at around 12.30 am. He knocked on the door but Mulinge’s son, who was in the sitting room watching TV, declined to open it. At that point he started shooting into the sitting room and bedrooms through the windows. Mulinge and her two-year-old son survived the hail of bullets fired at them unhurt.

Yesterday, Mulinge denied allegations by Otieno that she had conned him out of Sh300,000, which he allegedly used to start a bar for her. She said she was not part of the business and she decided to kick Otieno out because of his unbecoming behavior.

David Otieno, 34, was arrested and  locked up at the Embakasi police station and will be charged in court for attempted murder and malicious damage to property.

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Boniface Mwangi In Trouble Over City Demo

Controversial human rights activist Boniface Mwangi was Wednesday arrested and thrown into a cell at Central police station. Mwangi is allegedly accused of organising a boda boda riders demonstration outside Town Hall that degenerated into violence.

According to The Star Newspaper Mwangi was arrested by AP officers and taken in for questioning. He was accused of causing obstruction leading to a traffic snarl up in the CBD. He was released on Sh50,000 bond and is set to appear in court on July 13.

Man arrested after trying to smuggle 94 iPhones

According to the Huffingtonpost , Authorities in Hong Kong say they caught a man attempting to smuggle 94 iPhones on Sunday by strapping the devices to his body.

Customs police clued into the man due to his odd gait and posture, reports China’s People’s Daily online, which, judging by photos taken by customs officials, was understandably impacted.

A routine search of the man’s luggage produced no contraband, but he set off a loud alarm as he passed through the metal detector.

iPhones seized from the man include the 5s, 6 and 6 Plus models, all of which are available for purchase in China.

However, per CNBC, the smartphones retail for a lower price in Hong Kong  than in mainland China. The International Business Times estimates the contraband was worth more than $48,000 or sh 4.2 Million.

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Alshabab commander captured near Kenya border

Authorities in Somalia say they have captured one of the most wanted al-Shabab commanders.

Zakariye Ismail Hersi was captured in a raid Saturday morning in the town of El Wak near the border with Kenya.

General Abbas Ibrahim Gurey, the commander of Somali government troops in the southern Gedo region, told VOA’s Somali service that authorities received a tip from members of the public that al-Shabab suspects were hiding in a house.

Gurey said that Hersi was captured with his secretary. The general said Hersi, who had a pistol on him, did not put up any resistance during the raid.

In June 2012, the U.S. put a $3 million reward for the capture of Hersi, describing him as an associate of former al-Shabab leader Ahmed Abdi Godane.

In an interview with VOA Saturday while in custody, Hersi himself confirmed that he was a member of al-Shabab. He said he left the group 18 months ago after differences with the leadership.

He said he was not aware if the U.S. had placed a bounty on him.

Hersi said he never became the intelligence chief of al-Shabab, as had earlier been reported.  He said he held other positions, including head of Regional Administrations and was one of the commanders of al-Shabab militias.

The former head of the United Nations Monitoring Group on Somalia and Eritrea, Matty Bryden, described Hersi as a senior official in al-Shabab who was identified by many members of the group as its intelligence chief at one time.

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Zimbabwean tout arrested for stripping naked female commuter

Police say they expect to arrest more touts who stripped a 28-year-old woman at Fourth Street commuter omnibus terminus this year following the arrest of one of the touts in connection with the case.

Chief Superintendent Paul Nyathi had earlier revealed that they had identified the touts, kombi drivers and conductors who indecently assaulted the woman. He said they expected to make the arrests soon after the holidays.

Marvelous Kandemiri (32) appeared before Harare magistrate Mr Tendai Mahwe on Christmas Day facing indecent assault charges.

He was remanded in custody to December 29 for bail application.

Prosecutor Mr Sebastian Mutizirwa alleged that Kandemiri is among the group that indecently assaulted the woman accusing her of being a prostitute because she was dressed in a short dress.

It is alleged that one man who tried to shield her and lead her into a kombi for safety was overpowered and also assaulted by the same touts.

The court heard that the violent gang then pulled the woman out of the kombi by her legs, injuring her back in the process.

The video of the offence went viral on the social media resulting in women organisations condemning the harassment of the young woman, describing the act as barbaric and urged the police to immediately arrest the criminals.

Police have since identified the touts, kombi drivers and conductors but were waiting for the woman to come forward and press charges.

Chief Supt Nyathi said Kandemiri was arrested on Wednesday and the police had established leads towards the arrest of more touts who took part in the act.

“We are looking forward to making more arrests after the holiday. We are still investigating the case. The delay in the arrest of the perpetrators was caused by the complainant who only reported the matter to the police on Wednesday,” he said.

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16 year old arrested for insulting Turkish President

A 16 year old student has been arrested by Turkish police for allegedly insulting the country’s President.

The high school student was arrested on Wednesday after criticising the ruling AK Party during a speech at a student protest in the central Anatolian city of Konya.

The teenager could face up to four years in prison if found guilty.

Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu defended the arrest, saying the presidential office “needs to be shown respect”.

Turkey’s penal code makes it a crime to insult the president.

‘Everywhere is corruption’

The boy’s speech, given to commemorate the killing of a Turkish soldier by Islamists in the 1920s, was recorded on video and broadcast by Dogan News Agency.

In it, he defends secularism and the principles of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the founder of the modern Turkish republic.

He also singled out President Erdogan for criticism over recent corruption allegations, as the crowd chanted “everywhere is bribery, everywhere is corruption”.

Hurriyet newspaper said the boy was believed to be a member of a leftist organisation, but he denies having links with any political party.

Speaking to prosecutors, the boy said: “I’ve made the statement in question. I have no intent to insult.”

The teenager has pleaded not guilty and his lawyers have lodged an appeal against the charges.

BBC

Mother and daughter arrested for killing toddler

A mother and her daughter are being held at Othaya Police station, Nyeri County over allegations of murder of their eight-month –old girl toddler.

The two were picked by police at their home in Kihungi village last night; Othaya after the child went missing since Thursday last week.

And after interrogation, the daughter Agnes Wangui showed police a shallow grave at the home compound where the child is alleged to have been buried in a shallow grave.

The baby was third born of Wangui.

The other two children were away from home for December holidays.

Reuben Kogi, a brother of Wangui told media at the home today that his mother Genelica Wanjiku and sister Wangui have been living abnormal life in the recent past before the child went missing.

He said it seems they were possessed by demons.

The child was buried near the grave of another family member Francis Muchiri who was their father.

A neigbour John Maina said that the two women have been behaving abnormally and strangely since last week since they have been picking tea after 6p.m and also picking coffee on Sundays and taking it to the nearest factory although the factory is normally closed on Sundays.

Area police boss George Ouko said they have started investigations over the matter and are seeking a court order in order to exhume the body.

Man arrested for attempted defiling

According to The Star A man in Nanyuki was yesterday sentenced to a 12 year jail term for attempted defilement of a minor.

Samuel Bundi attempted to defile a 17 year old girl on November 11 , 2012 in Timau, Meru county.

He denies the incident and says that at the said time he was in Meru and hence could not have defiled the minor as alleged.

The girls’s family hopes that he will serve his term to deter other people from committing such crimes.

Senior resident magistrate Evanson Bett gave him a 14 day  period to appeal.

Former Indian actress arrested on drug charges

Former actress Mamta Kulkarni was arrested along with her husband in Kenya in a joint operation between Drug Enforcement Agency and Mombasa Police, as per reports in social media platform Twitter.

Kulkarni, who was a Bollywood siren in the Nineties, has resurfaced in news after after disappearing from the limelight more than a decade ago. Mamta was last seen in Dev Anand’s Censor which released in 2001.

As per reports, the actress is now in her 40s, has converted to Islam and shifted to Nairobi after leading an anonymous life in Dubai for a while. She has also been managing a leading real-estate and hotel business in Dubai.

Mamta, now grey-haired and bespectacled, came into spotlight when a Dubai-based newspaper spotted her in Dubai jail. Earlier reports about Mamta suggested that she had shifted to Dubai with her boyfriend and international drug kingpin Vijay ‘Vicky’ Goswami. In 1997, Vicky was arrested in Dubai for trafficking 11.5 tonne of mandrax and was sentenced for life for 25 years, as per Dubai laws.

Source : Indiatoday

Germany arrests 3 Al – shabab members returning from Kenya

3 German men suspected of being Alshabab members were arrested at the weekend returning from Kenya.The men were arrested at Frankfurt Airport after landing there from Nairobi, according to German Prosecutors.

Meanwhile Kenyan police  are investigating a possible connection between those three men and two Germans suspected of being al-Shabab members who are being held in Nairobi.

The three German men were arrested in Frankfurt on Saturday on charges of membership in a foreign terrorist organization and of preparing an act of violence in connection with their time in Somalia, the Federal Prosecutor’s Office said.

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