‘We didn’t spend our childhood together’ Fred Omondi opens up about late brother

 

Eric and Fred Omondi’s brother died within hours of being discovered alive heavily addicted.

Fred, in an interview on Tuesday September 10th, revealed that

the last time Eric saw him was two years before he died, and was called to a lodging where our brother had OD’d, and sadly died in the room in that lodging, 

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His family was tipped off about his location in downtown, and Eric asked the person to ensure his brother didn’t leave and was as comfortable as could be

the same night is when he died when Eric was going to pick him up to take him to hospital

after confirming and leaving to make hospital arrangements, he found him dead

Fred said the family had tried to help him out of his addiction, sadly he kept running away

It’s been 1 year since his death, we went through a lot, this is somebody we didn’t spend time growing up with, he would disappear coz of mihadarati, so from high school he would disappear, and my dad being a policeman would look for him and find him, and he would disappear again, and we would miss him. It affected Eric and my sister alot.

The brother died in 2018, and a year later Fred reminisced his death

it’s a good lesson. I am a witness that if you have the chance to stop this kind of life, stop it….

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‘We hid under a cave’ man narrates horrific experience at Hell’s Gate after flash floods

Tragedy struck again at Hells Gate National Park, when a group of tourists and their guide got overwhelmed by a flash flood, caused by a severe rainstorm some distance away.
Kenya Wildlife Service and other security agencies have launched a full scale search and rescue mission, hoping to find the group alive.

A man called Dennis Itolia has on Facebook written his traumatic experience together with his family. He wrote

“God is so great.

These photos were taken at Hells Gate. The rains started and we hid under a cave. When it continued to increase, I asked the KWS warden to take us back. They were 2. The one carrying my kid on their shoulders obliged. We bore the rain and came out through an emergency exit.

In the cave to our right were other tourists plus the other warden. They opted to wait for the rain to subside. Too bad, I learnt this morning they were all swept away by flash floods. They didn’t make it.

May God Rest Their Souls In Eternal Peace.”

Condolences messages continue to be received from Kenyans:
Gladys Mumbi Kamau Ndungu Nyoro, ...I wish people would know that there’s power behind every name, It might be positive or negative. The name itself tells you exactly what to expect. I thank God for saving the lives of this man and his family. But people should be careful …

Munjiru Njuguna ..The last time I was there in June , I was told thirty minutes prior the flash floods the walls of experiences tremors. So you have to locate the email emergency exits within that time💆🏾‍♀️😬🤦🏾‍♀️ I am not sure how true that is, but what I can say is, I didn’t not enjoy the place at ALL!!!!!

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Nahason Karuri ..You have all the reasons to thank God.For your information,those guards aren’t from KWS.They are from the community who are accommodated to operate guide services to visitors at a fee.I dont know exactly how they operate but one thing am.very use of is
Nimmoh Wa Kahuria ..Apparently the flash floods come from rains from the surrounding hills. The floods happen hata kama the exact place has not rained. The management shld come out with ways to detect the floods and evacuate anyone in the caves in due time. The name shld also be changed, name it Olkaria caves..

Marion Kuria ..I remember years back whn still in high school 12+years, I cldnt get down there…. I literally became sick n had to go back to the bus…. Years later with my friends we went for a walk, again just kuchungulia from top I fell sick… Upto date have never understood the connection btwn that me falling sick…… Anyway its high time thy change its name

Shiro Wa Kamau …N u hear there’s a devils bedroom inside. Reke nemwo. God is great He saved you. N for those who lost their lives may they rest in peace

 

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Nyandarua man kills two sons, and hangs self in row with in laws

A 31-year-old boda boda rider from Nyakiambi Sub-location in Miragine, Nyandarua County killed his two sons aged 9 and seven and then committed suicide by hanging himself.

His lifeless body was discovered in the evening by family members who broke his house.

He left a suicide not indicating frustration by his in-laws who took away his second wife two years ago. His first wife left him four years ago leaving behind the two children who were killed.

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Mirangine Sub-County Police Commander Edwin Ogwuari said he could no reveal the details of the suicide note as it is being used in the ongoing investigations.

His second wife Teresia Nyakinyua,said she left him due to violence where at some point he injured her with a knife.

He has continually threatened her and even before he killed his children and took his own life he had threatened her that one of them have to die.

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A few days ago he shaved his dreadlocks using a razor-sharp panga saying the symbolized all the problems he has gone through in life.

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Kenyans share bittersweet thoughts on remarrying

 

Losing a partner is so unimaginably hard to go through. The waves of grief and pain must, at times, be completely suffocating.

But what happens when you give yourself time to heal, and find someone else to share your life with?

On Classic 105 morning show, many people recounted their experiences while others told what they would do in the event they suffered such a loss.
Brave Classic 105 also fans flocked to our social media platforms to share their difficult stories and thoughts, each vocalising one consistent truth: it is bittersweet.

Nisha Gohil wrote

Being emotionally and mentally prepared is the right time. But never tie the knot just because you want your child to have a mother/father. Your well-being is of equal importance.

Sylvanus Ndaso added that

Life must continue……let the dead burry the dead and the living ought to seek their happiness. As long as you consider kids, marry and have a companion

Douglas Kiplagat

As soon as you’ve mourned enough and your heart is ready to have another person in your. After all we all have feelings, yes you’ve lost her/him but feelings bado ziko #MainaAndKingangi

Another man spoke passionately of his loss

I’m a widower and she died three years ago. I have not been able to move on, I’ve not been able to move because I want someone good who will take care of this girl, it becomes difficult because some women want to trap you. I’m thinking of remarrying but after some time, probably when my daughter is a little bit older,

Another man who has no time for grief said

Now death has happened, come on bro, lazima tu move on

A woman shocked at her friends death after the widower emerged with a new babe

I have a friend whose wife died in 2017, and the guy already had another woman, immediately after the burial he went home with her, so disgusting, actually the lady has a baby. I don’t know what’s wrong with these men, watuheshimu kidogo even if its for three months.

Have you lost a partner? Let us know your experience in the comments below…

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‘They deserted him’ KOT slam Ken Okoth’s relatives over burial plans

 

The final resting place for the late Kibra MP Ken Okoth, 41, is the subject of debate on social media.

Okoth succumbed to colorectal cancer on July 26 at the Nairobi Hospital.

Four days ago we learned that he asked his family to switch off his life support and ‘let him go’.

Reasons Ken Okoth might have asked his family to cut him off life support

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His fathers side of the family want him buried next to his father in Homa Bay. And this is where the dilemma checks in.

The family from Rangwe constituency wants the body buried at Kanyachir-Amoso village in Kochia, where his father was laid to rest.

A family spokesman said this is according to Luo traditions, however KOT beg to differ.

In sharp remarks made on social media, KOT want the late’s paternal side of the family to let it be. Read their reactions below:
jokim..
Luo culture is funny, you abadon a kid, the kid grows to be prominent, dies, the dads clan claims the bury him. Question, will you do the same to obama?

Stephen Otieno..
I hope the late MP had left a will. He should be laid to rest according to his wishes. Why admonish the late MP to a home he barely knew?

Meet Ken Okoth’s mum who sold paraffin and tomatoes to educate six kids

@obrancelaw..
Will this be a repeat of the famous battle of Nyalgunga (S.M Otieno’s Funeral)
Peharps the battle of Kochia?

Awiti Ochieng’..
And the case was decided on their favour. Did the father claim him when he was alive? And also there is a saying ‘loo oktamrega ng’ato’ Now the jungu wife be wondering about these traditions. NKT
Ole soeni..
Okoths’ relatives are only interested in disco matanga and inheriting the white widow. Where were they when okoth was struggling?
leone ahinga..
These ‘father’s side relatives’ are never there when widowers are left after their sons death but are always the first ones to give rules on burials n dowries,very lazy always

The last thing he did for his constituents was attend a music festival on July 7th with his peers.

‘I can’t be cured,’ Proof that Ken Okoth knew he was dying

He said

Our children have immeasurable talent; it’s a joy to give them a platform to showcase these talents on stage through song, dance, and poetry.

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‘She was in so much pain’ Raila whispers about Joyce Laboso

Opposition leader Raila Odinga has revealed that contrary to what people might think, Bomet Governor Joyce Laboso was a woman in pain.

Joyce, as she is fondly known, had been battling cancer for years. Raila is among the people who had visited her while she was hospitalized abroad.

I visited her in London and we talked about so many things,after that she was taken to India and then she was brought to Nairobi Hospital.

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Joyce Laboso with her husband Edwin (seated) and her sons

10 days ago I visited her while here in the ICU.

She could not recognize me and she was in so much pain.

To the entire Laboso family ,Bomet people we stand with you ,.May God rest her soul in perfect peace.

In Conclusion Raila says

I would urge the government to act quickly and put up centres for cancer treatment all over the country.

So that citizens can go anytime and get tested.

Laboso’s husband Edwin revealed that the reason why they kept her condition a secret was because she did not want her ailment to affect her work.

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We have to be strong for her,she has suffered for long but we kept it under wraps she did not want it to deter her plans and duties.

We can only reciprocate that by being strong for her in this moment, Give the family to mourn her.

To my family we have to be strong for her.

You have given her such great support against all odds and we are grateful for that.

But for now please allow the family to mourn.

I know you are all sad about her passing but please let us mourn Joyce.

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‘She had all the time for you’ Maina Kageni reminisces meeting Joyce Laboso

The late Bomet Governor Joyce Laboso died Monday 29th July.

Laboso succumbed to cancer at the Nairobi Hospital.

She had been admitted at the facility’s ICU  last week after her arrival from India where she was receiving treatment.

BREAKING NEWS: Bomet Governor Joyce Laboso is Dead

Laboso had left the country on May 29 for the United Kingdom (Royal Madden NHS hospital) where she stayed before being transferred for further treatment in India.

Classic 105’s Maina Kageni paid tribute to her, and asked that Kenyans speak out about how Cancer is ravaging people.

She was the nicest person ever. She had such a clean heart, if you came across her and you had a god demeanor, she had all the time for you.

I saw her husband on Tv and I thought oh my gosh, he is so strong.

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Over the ages, human kind has gone through plaques, this is the plaque of our time. We lose 80 Kenyans a day to cancer and that’s the craziest thing about it, and it’s not just her, it’s all over the world

RIP: Millie Odhiambo’s glowing eulogy to girl pal Joyce Laboso

Cancer is the biggest killer.

Maina also sought to start debate around the disease and asked listeners some challenging questions:

It’s the most painful thing ever. You hear 50 per cent of bed occupancy in India are Kenyans, and this morning I want us to have our early morning chat.

Does it worry you? Have you gone for screening, everyone has cancer cells, what are you feeding yours?

Have you been screening and does the statistics worry you? If not are there any fears you’ve got? If we don’t talk about it, information will never pass on.

Reasons Ken Okoth might have asked his family to cut him off life support

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RIP: Millie Odhiambo’s glowing eulogy to girl pal Joyce Laboso

 

Joyce Labosos was a powerful lady who knew no limits in her abilities.

These are part of the glowing words Kenyans are describing the late Bomet Governor Joyce Laboso, who died Monday afternoon.

The late Laboso died at the age of 58, after a long battle with cancer.

Her close girl pal MP Millie Odhiambo has also penned down a moving tribute.

The two were invited earlier this year to the JKL show on Citizen TV where they had a happy interview.

Millie wrote

Nothing i can say now… Am afraid God help us. Go well girl.

Muranga woman rep Sabina Chege who was also in the same interview wrote

At different times we are born to this world and we make different friends. We later go back to our eternal home at different times.
Greatly saddened by the demise of my sister, friend, colleague leader and Bomet Governor H.E Dr. Joyce Laboso.
It is so sad that today was your time to leave us.
Not easy for me to say it is well……
Rest with the angels Joyce. Your body is lifeless but your legacy lives on.

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Millie Odhiambo, Joyce Laboso, Jeff Koinange on Citizen TV

Kirinyaga Governor Ann Waiguru also penned down her tribute saying

 I will miss her warmth, laughter, friendship and steadfast support. She was a phenomenal wife, mother, sister, & friend. 

 

‘Why’? Maina Kageni whispers to Esther Arunga admitting to lying to protect husband

 
Former KTN TV presenter Esther Arunga admitted to misleading Australian police about her son’s death.
She told a court that she had gone to the bathroom on the night of June 17, 2014, only to come out and find Quincy hitting Sinclair in the stomach.
She said, her pastor, co-founder of Finger of God kept saying

THERE’S A DEVIL IN SINCLAIR’S STOMACH, I HAVE TO GET IT OUT.

The 38-year-old lawyer had lied to paramedics that Sinclair had fallen down the stairs.

Arunga is set to be sentenced on Thursday.

Esther Arunga admits to lying to cops about sons death to protect husband

Maina Kageni weighed in on the topic, asking women why they lie to protect their men.

I admire the loyalty aspect 100 per cent, but look at her she is facing sentencing for lying for her man, a forko jembe man, me if that happens I don’t know what I will do.

ARUNGAANDSON
Esther Arunga and son Sinclair

Is this love or stupidity? Maina posed the question.

In this case where a man in your life kills your child and you lie for your man, how?

Girls, have you ever lied to cover up for your man?

And they are never good for you. Why do you defend them, Maina asked.

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Esther Arunga: A timeline of her downfall

Esther Arunga on Monday July 15, 2019 admitted before a court that she lied about knowing of the events that led to her sons death.

She will be sentenced on Thursday.

Meanwhile here’s what you need to know about her life since she became a media darling.

She started off at a local radio station, but was at loggerheads with another popular presenter in the same media house leading to her exit. Their on air drama trended on social media for a bit.

Esther Arunga admits to lying to cops about sons death to protect husband

Esther then moved on to KTN, where her cute self caught national attention. Her poise and elegance won her the admiration of Kenyans.

But fate once again wouldn’t let her live her best life. She met up with Joseph Helon, the spiritual leader of the Finger of God.

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That was in 2009. She became engaged to Wilson Malaba, a follower, but after a year they called it quits.

She moved to live with Helon and his wife plus others in a Runda home, where their activities sent tongues wagging.

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Together with helon and Quincy, the trio formed a political party dubbed the formation of the PlaCenta Party (Platinum Centralizer and Unionist Party) of Kenya.

Yes this also trended, and the outrage was too much.

Esther Arunga resigned from KTN, and drama followed her once again.

Their political activities attracted the attention of police who swiftly arrested them.

Rumors of what transpires in their Runda home also went viral.

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She was arrested, and in that whole mix she suit her father and other for wrongful imprisonment and torture.  She was released and after married Quincy.

Spiritual leader Helon performed the ceremony, according to her. Is your head spinning yet?

Esther Arunga and her husband then left Kenya for Australia, where they went quiet for a bit.

We later heard she became a lawyer and got citizenship.

Then drama about their marriage and the sad events of their sons death emerged online.

Esther and Quincy were charged with the murder.

She was granted bail. That was in 2014.

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Esther Arunga after being released on bail

She testified that the 3 year old boy died after his father attempted “healing techniques” which included Quincy pressing down on the lad’s stomach and throwing him against a wall.

 

Esther Arunga admits to lying to cops about sons death to protect husband

Former KTN presenter Esther Arunga has shocked a court after admitting she misled investigators on events that led to the death of her three-year-old son who died as a result of blunt force to his abdomen.

Her son Sinclair Timberlake suffered fatal injuries in June 2014, in an incident that she witnessed in the family home.

Esthers husband Quincy Timberlake was charged with his murder.

 According to an article published in the aunews, Esther on Monday pleaded guilty to being an accessory after the fact to manslaughter.

The 38-year-old admitted misleading police in order to help her husband escape punishment.

The prosecutor Danny Boyle told the court Esther called police (triple o) just before 2am on June 18.

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When paramedics and police arrived, she told them her son had fallen down the stairs.

But an autopsy revealed Sinclair died “as a result of a severe blunt force such as punching or stamping or similar” and his injuries were inconsistent with a fall.

Mr Boyle said Esther diverted the spotlight away from her husband for 26 days.

It wasn’t until Quincy was involuntarily admitted to a mental health facility that Esther changed her statement.

She told police she went into the bathroom on the night of June 17 to find Quincy hitting Sinclair in the stomach.

“He then threw him against the wall,” the court heard she told investigators.

Esther claimed her husband was saying “there’s a devil in his stomach, I have to get it out”.

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She said Quincy had a strong arm and “even a grown man can’t survive that punch”.

The court heard Esther didn’t speak up earlier because she was afraid.

“I was terrified of being alone and I felt terrible because my husband was sick as well,” she told police.

Mr Boyle said although Esther had not interfered with evidence, her inaccurate account delayed the investigation and her husband’s arrest.

“She was the only eye witness to what could be described as the brutal killing of her son,” he said.

Defence barrister Katarina Prskalo said her client believed her husband was mentally unwell and she had gotten him help in 2013.

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Esther Arunga 16th July 2019/ pic courtesy AAP

“She had not realised how unwell he was until the night of her son’s death,” she said.

Ms Prskalo said Esther also had her own mental health issues.

Justice Martin Burns will sentence her on Thursday.

Courtesy AAP,

Former Kakamega Politician shots dead wife before committing suicide

 

Former Isukha Central MCA, Richard Muchesia on Tuesday night shot dead his wife before turning the gun on himself.

Police sources say Muchesia might have a domestic difference with his wife who was an Administration Police officer.

Police say the incident happened at the couple’s matrimonial home in Ongata Rongai, Kajiado County with a gun whose ownership is yet to be identified.

The deceased’s family in Shinyalu, Kakamega County on Wednesday confirmed the incident.

Muchesia unsuccessfully vied for the Shinyalu parliamentary seat in the 2017 general election.

 

Nairobi woman kills husband, two children over domestic squabble

A 32-year-old woman on Tuesday killed her husband and their two children before committing suicide at their home in Thome estate, Nairobi.
Police said preliminary findings had shown the couple was embroiled in recurrent domestic disputes, adding that the man aged 37 had several times reported about being beaten by the wife.

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The woman, who was a food trader, descended on the man with an axe and struck him to death as he slept because the body was found on his bed.

The woman then strangled to death their two children aged 14 and three years before hanging herself with a rope in the house.
The bodies of the four were discovered on Tuesday afternoon after customers who used to buy food from the woman at a construction site raised queries over her whereabouts.
The bodies were moved to City Mortuary as investigations go on.

Meanwhile, two female students at St. George Katheka High School in Machakos County are nursing serious injuries after sustaining burns in a dormitory fire.
The victims who include a Form 1 and Form 2 girl, were sleeping when the dormitory caught fire on Friday last week in a suspected arson case that saw eight students arrested.

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The girls were rescued and taken to Machakos Level Five Hospital where they were admitted with 57% burn on their legs, police said. The school has since been closed.

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Oh No! KOT mourn death of city lawyer Karanja Kabage in road accident

Popular city lawyer and top insurance industrialist Karanja Kabage died Friday night in a grisly road accident in Karen.

President Uhuru Kenyatta has sent a message of condolence to the family, friends and relatives of lawyer, politician and businessman Karanja Kabage.

The President described the late Kabage as a resourceful person who was always willing and ready to offer legal aid to those who sought his help.

The late Kabage who had a distinguished career in the insurance sector before joining business and politics died in a grisly road accident in Nairobi last night.

“It is painful to lose a great friend at a time like this. I pray that God will give the family, friends and relatives comfort and fortitude at this trying moment,” the President said.

He unsuccessfully vied for the Nakuru senate seat in the last General election,

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RIP: Similarities between Bob Collymore and Mastermind CEO Wilfred Murungi

 

 

The business community has this year mourned the death of two CEO’s, namely Safaricom’s Bob Collymore and Mastermind Tobacco’s Wilfred Murungi.

Many have eulogized the tow saying the country has lost valuable assets. We take a look at similarities between the two gentlemen.

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1. The memorial service of Mastermind Tobacco founder Wilfred Murungi took place on June 13 at All Saints Cathedral, just like Bob Collymore’s. Both memorial services were open to everyone.

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Mastermind Chairman Murungi

2. They were CEO’s of top companies in Kenya

Wilfred was at the helm of the company for more than three decades.The late Murungi founded Mastermind after learning the ropes of the cigarette industry during a stint at BAT Kenya, which he left in 1985 having held the position of technical director.

Bob held the position of CEO of Safaricom Limited since November 1, 2010.

Bob Collymore’s wife Wambui breaks her silence after his death

In various interviews, Collymore revealed that he started earning money at the age of 12 while living with his grandmother in Guyana.

He would make art pieces from plastic moulds and also little brooches from coconut shells which he would sell.

3. Their funerals were strictly for family and very simple at that

None of them had those elaborate ceremonies associated with the who’s who in Kenya where tens of speakers bore people with speeches (or politics).

Only 8 people attended the funeral of Murungi, while Bob’s immediate family asked Kenyans to respect their privacy.

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The body of Bob Collymore

Photos of the late Bob Collymores family at the cremation ceremony

4. They have both been eulogized as industrious and vibrant entrepreneurs who made a significant contribution to the growth of the Kenyan economy.

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Bob Collymore’s wife Wambui breaks her silence after his death

 

A mass for the late Safaricom CEO Bob Colymore will be held today Thursday at the All Saints Cathederal.

Safaricom will close all its shops countrywide to enable staff reflect on his life.

Photos of the late Bob Collymores family at the cremation ceremony

His wife Wambui has asked guests not to wear the traditional black color associated with funerals, and instead requested people wear bright and colorful clothes.

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Wambui has broken her silence for the first time since his death on the 1st of July.

She took to social media to pen an emotional letter to Kenyans thanking them for supporting her.

I am overwhelmed by all the love and beautiful messages I have been receiving from you all here. It is a true testament to the character of the special man I was lucky to love. I can’t respond to all your messages but know that I have read and received your warmth. Thank you.

Bob Collymores best friends on Wednesday revealed that he asked them to take care of Wambui, as he knew he would be passing on soon.

 

The news was relayed on Citizen TV in an interview where his best friends Jeff Koinange, Patrick Quarcoo, Peter Kenneth and others confessed the sad news.

Find out the last customer Bob Collymore served before his death

 

Ndhiwa AP stabs rival to death in love triangle

A 36-year-old man was killed after a police officer stabbed him to death over love affairs with a barmaid.
Alphonce Owiti was killed at a bar in Nguku market, Ndhiwa constituency on Monday night.
Owiti who is a contractor, was stabbed by the administration police officer attached to Nguku police post.

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Eyewitnesses said the drama began when Owiti found the police officer drinking with a barmaid and talking to her in a manner suggesting that they were an item.
Owiti felt betrayed by the woman and asked why the police officer invaded his love territory.

“They began by insulting each other before it culminated in wrestling where Owiti overpowered the officer. The police officer drew a knife and stabbed him in the stomach when he (police) was lying down,” a witness said.

It forced the barmaid to call locals who were watching the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) match between Kenya and Senegal to quell the tension.
When they arrived they discovered that Owiti was bleeding profusely in the stomach after the police officer had stabbed him.

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“Those who rushed to the scene found Owiti complaining that the police officer had stabbed him,” the witness added.

Owiti died on his way to Homa Bay County Referral hospital.
Speaking on Tuesday after the incident, Owiti’s family led by cousin Dan Odhiambo called for an arrest the officer to accord them justice.

“Police officers came to guard civilians but not to kill them. It is wrong for an officer to walk with knife and stab a citizen even if they fought over a woman,” Odhiambo said.

The suspect had not been arrested by mid yesterday.
Homa Bay County Deputy Police Commander Samuel Obara confirmed the incident.
He said a team of investigators have been sent to the area to found out what transpired.

“The matter is under investigations to enable us know what transpired,” Obara said.

He said the team is composed of officers from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) who will later compile a comprehensive report over the incident.

The body of the deceased was taken to Homa Bay County Referral Hospital mortuary.

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‘He was one hundred percent human’  Juliani honors Bob Collymore

 

When Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore walked down the aisle, only one artiste was on the guest list. That artiste was gospel rapper Juliani.

Collymore died on Monday after a long battle with cancer. He was then cremated at Kariokor yesterday.

His life has been celebrated by the who is who in the country, and his favourite artiste has now spoken out.

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“He was a hundred per cent human and a gentle giant,” Juliani told Word Is yesterday.

The two met years ago at a Safaricom event, and since then, their friendship blossomed. Many a time, the two have been photographed attending events together.

“The day we met, I talked to him in Kiswahili and I still believe that is what attracted him to me,” Juliani said.

He went on to say that Bob was way humbler than what people would expect and cared about people. “He was also concerned about the next move for Kenya as a country with his project Ghetto classics, and he knew each member,” he said.

Photos of the late Bob Collymores family at the cremation ceremony

The last time the two talked was on Friday, when they joked about a clip of white people taught how to dance because he always said he did not know how to dance.

“A thing we always laughed about. We made fun out of it,” Juliani said.

He said they were ready about his death because they were updated.

Bob also loved his family and he was a great family man. He wedded his long-time girlfriend Wambui Kamiru in a colourful ceremony in 2016, in a low key-wedding in Naivasha that was attended by close friends and family.

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According to Uhuru Kenyatta’s photographer, Michael Khateli, who was also the official photographer at Bob’s wedding, it was a happy feeling all over and generally, people were happy for him. All the guests congratulated him and his bride.

“At first, I felt very intimidated, but he made you feel like his equal, he would ask about my photography, about the camera I use, how business is, why I started doing photography, as he also did photography as a hobby,” he said.

Juliani was among those who attended his cremation ceremony in Kariokor.

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