17-year old girl dies after a tree fell on her in a funeral

17-year old girl succumbs to injuries after a tree branch fell on her while attending a funeral in Marigat, Baringo South Sub-county on Monday.

According to sources, the deceased girl Sharon Lekideny sat for her Kenya Certificate of Primary Education exams (KCPE) and was expected to join form one this year.

“She died on the way while being rushed in an ambulance to Baringo Referral Hospital- Kabarnet” Marigat Senior Chief Zephaniah Lekachuma said.

The incident occurred on December 31st during the eve of festivity day while the residents were preparing to crossover to celebrate the New Year, 2019.

Lekachuma said another middle aged woman Alice Letakaan is currently recuperating in Kabarnet hospital.

He said he had joined hundreds of mourners who attended the funeral of a youthful Kemboi, the son of teacher Wilson Barsire at Rabai village near Marigat town.

“The unfortunate incident occurred around 4:30 pm when a heavy dry tree branch fell down hitting the two who were standing  beside to witness the ceremony” Lekachuma said.

He said both were rushed to the nearby Marigat Sub-County Hospital for first aid and later referred to Kabarnet hospital but unfortunately the girl died on the way.

The administrator further said besides assisting the victims to the hospital, the funeral was later concluded well.

However, doctors in Kabarnet hospital said Lekataan who was hit on the head and shoulders has regained her consciousness and she is responding well to medication,

“I also attended the funeral, I escaped death narrowly as I was standing near one of the victims before suddenly a tree fell down hitting them” a mourner Camila Sergon said.

Sergon said she last heard a loud bang then she ran away and disappeared from the funeral.

“I did not wait to witness what transpired but I later heard some casualties were rushed to the hospital” she said.

-Joseph Kangogo

High On Power? Senator Mike Sonko Claims To Be Acting President After Disrupting Funeral

The ever outspoken Nairobi senator, Mike Sonko, on Friday disrupted a funeral service shouting that he was the acting president of Kenya.

Sonko went to the funeral of Dolamu Oduwole, husband to Machakos governor hopeful Wavinya Ndeti who died after his blood pressure shot up.

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“Rais Uhuru is in Togo, DP William Ruto ako France I am number three in command politically and socially. I am now the acting president of the republic of Kenya,” he said.

Read: Uhuru departs for AU maritime security summit in Togo

“All these police officers and vehicles you see are here because am now the acting President.”

Sonko who was asked to wind up his speech after talking for more than 10 minutes began shouting to the master of ceremony telling him to leave him alone.

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The seemingly angered Sonko then walked towards the MC and tried to throw a punch warning him not to switch off his microphone.

“You can’t do that to me. When Raila was talking no one disrupted him,” he said.

“Hapana shika mimi…Taka taka gasia nyinyi. Wasituletee Kwendeni kabisa huko.” Loosely translated to (do not touch me, you are garbage, don’t dare us, get out of here. Get out.)

After a while, the Nairobi governor aspirant was asked to read the speech of president Uhuru Kenyatta but when he began, the crowd started shouting and murmuring.

“Unadhani hapa ni Jubilee” ‘Kwenda huko” others were heard shouting as people started leaving the arena.

His behavior compelled Cord leader Raila Odinga who was present during the service to leave accompanied by his bodyguards.

Earlier on, Raila who spoke to the crowd assured them that there would not be politics in the funeral.

“We came for a burial. But you can see Kalonzo is here, Wetang’ula is here and myself. We are together. It is the media spreading rumors that Cord will split,” said Raila.

Raila termed reports that Kalonzo and Wetang’ula will break from the coalition as rumours.

“They say Wetang’ula will leave, that Kalonzo will also go and that Raila will go it alone. All these are rumours,” he added.

Woman Gate Crushes Her Own Funeral After Husband Plotted To Kill Her

A woman in Australia surprised her family and husband by showing up at her own funeral.

According to BBC, the husband to Noel Rukundo had hired hitmen to kill her while she took a trip from Australia to her native country Burundi.

Reports from Australia Broadcasting Corporation, say her husband had paid the equivalent of 7 million shillings to have his wife ‘finished’.

She was accosted by the gunmen who instead of killing her showed her the evidence of payment and telephone conversation between them and her husband. They then told her that they do not kill women and children and let her go.

Afterwards they called the man and asked for more money claiming to have finished the job. Balenga then informed relatives and friends that his wife had died in a road accident and began the funeral arrangements.

Rukundo was able to get her husband to confess that he wanted to murder her after she “surprised” him at her own funeral. The man has since been found guilty of attempted murder and is currently serving a 9 year sentence in Melbourne.

Bobbi Kristina’s Boyfriend Could Be Charged With Murder As Family Feud Delays Burial Arrangements

The Houstons are yet to agree to funeral plans for the late Bobbi Kristina Brown’s as they can’t seem to agree on things.

The service for the late daughter of Whitney Houston, who tragically passed away on Sunday at the age of 22, has been thrown into chaos by the feuding families, according to a report.

Bobbi Kristina’s funeral was expected to take place on Saturday in Atlanta and she would be buried next to her mother in New Jersey on Monday, but that is yet to be confirmed.

Meanwhile Nick Gordon who was her boyfriend at the time of her death could be charged with involuntary manslaughter, according to a new report.

Gordon is reportedly wanted for allegedly arranging to get Bobbi Kristina drugs on the day she almost drowned in her bath in January.

Nick has previously claimed that he did drugs on that morning (January 31) and he claims that Bobbi Kristina did too.

According to TMZ, Law enforcement insiders have said that there was no evidence that drugs had been intravenously injected by Bobbi Kristina.

The Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office carried out an autopsy earlier this week following her death on Sunday, but it showed no obvious signs of foul play.

The toxicology reports, which will take several weeks, will only show whether she had been under the influence when she nearly drowned, rather than who supplied the drugs to her.

Bobbi’s friend, Max Lomas, is reportedly a key witness for prosecutors as he was the third person involved.

Lomas is currently being prosecuted in Georgia, Atlanta for two drug-related felonies, which are not related to Bobbi Kristina.

A source has suggested that authorities could be set to offer Lomas a deal, which allegedly involves probation on the drug charges he currently faces as well as immunity in the Bobbi Kristina case, in return for evidence.

Prosecutors allegedly believe that Nick knew of Bobbi Kristina’s alleged drug dependency and that she could take drugs and lose consciousness, but still allegedly help her get hold of them.

In his interview with Dr Phil, Gordon admitted his drug usage but insisted that he never harmed Bobbi Kristina and refuted accusations that he could be charged with a crime.

Lady Jaydee specifies the kind of coffin she would love at her invite only funeral

Tanzania music sensation Lady Jay Dee  has got her fans worried after posting casket photos on her Instagram page. The Yahaya hitmaker put up two coffin photos and stating which of the two she would prefer.

She even went ahead to specify that she would love if her funeral was an invite-only affair. Some of her fans are worried that she might be depressed or contemplating suicide. Lady Jay dee is rumoured to have left her long term husband last year over infelity claims.

Check out the conversation that followed.

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Are you drunk? Have a wedding? Funeral? Dial Sonko

Nairobi residents too drunk to drive their cars will soon have their vehicles towed to their doorsteps by Senator Mike Sonko – for free.

Speaking to The Star, he said he has acquired five breakdown trucks because drunk driving is claiming too many lives.

“If you are drunk please don’t drive. Contact Sonko Rescue Team on 0789 111 999 and they will tow your car for free to your doorstep or a petrol station of your choice,” Sonko said.

His ambulances are available to rush people to hospitals and those who are planning to get married can use his top-of-the-line limousines for their weddings. Hearses are also available.

The senator is offering all these services for free.

Sonko wants to supply clean water to houses, collect garbage, respond to fire emergencies, and ferry the dead to any part of Kenya in the hearses.

He says the multimillion-shilling rescue team project has employed more than 2,000 youth. Sonko said it is being piloted and will be launched officially in two weeks.

“I am not doing this for any political mileage. I am fulfilling the Jubilee campaign manifesto to change the lives of Kenyans,” he told the Star.

Sonko denied that all these good deed are an effort to position himself for the Nairobi governor’s seat.

He said the free wedding limousine service has three H2 Hummers, four new S Class Mercedes-Benz and his personal “bling-plated Land Cruiser”.

Sonko said the six ambulances are donations from his friends in Belgium. He said they will provide free medical services and respond to emergencies on a 24-hour basis. “In case of emergency that requires free ambulance and hearse services kindly call 0788 222 239 or 0718 083 333,”Sonko said.

The Kenya Red Cross, which has been providing emergency services, said they charge about Sh5,500 to take sick people to hospitals in Nairobi. Running a fully equipped ambulance with medical staff can cost in the millions.

However, critics have questioned Sonko for exceeding his senatorial mandate by providing services which the county government should provide. But Sonko says his critics will not dampen his spirit.

“Some are saying I am dealing in drugs and many bad things about me. But I am determined to continue,” he said.

“My bosses, President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto have never complained about my development initiatives. If they do, I will stop.”

-The Star

Kenyatta attends President Michael Sata’s funeral in Zambia – Photos

President Uhuru Kenyatta was on Tuesday among thousands of mourners, including Heads of state and Governments, who attended the funeral of the late Zambian President Michael Sata.

The funeral service was held at the National Heroes stadium, Lusaka, Zambia. See some of the photos here.

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President Kenyatta meets 4yr old old Amani Akello on arrival at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport
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President Kenyatta received by Zambian Government officials
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President Kenyatta with other Heads of State and Government during the State funeral of President Michael Sata
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Some of the leaders who attended the funeral