Married couple carjack, strip naked commuters in Naivasha bound matatu in crime spree

Four gun-toting thugs including a woman carjacked a Naivasha bound Nissan matatu robbing the passengers off their cash and personal effects.

The shaken passengers who included two police officers were held hostage by the thugs inside the notorious Kinale forest along the Nairobi-Nakuru highway before they were released five hours later.

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The passengers who were headed to Naivasha from Nairobi were first stripped off regardless of their gender and ordered to lie naked in the cold forest as the thugs went through their clothes.

Trouble started after a smartly dressed couple boarded the Naivasha bound matatu at around 9pm on Monday evening and sat next to the driver.

A victim Adam Kamau said that on reaching Soko Mjinga area along the highway, the couple called on the driver to stop as they had reached their destination.

He added that as the driver opened the boot to allow the two to collect their cargo two men branding pistols emerged from the darkness and took control of the matatu.

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“The driver was pushed back to the matatu which was driven to the nearby Kinale forest where for over five hours we were beaten and robbed all our effects,” he said.

Kamau added that the thugs demanded their Mpesa pin where they went ahead to transfer all the cash they had and even borrow using the loan platform.

“There were minors and they were also subjected to the humiliating action by the woman who was the gang leader before they left us in the forest,” he said.

Naivasha OCPD Samuel Waweru confirmed the incident adding that the shaken passengers were rescued at around 4am and driven to Naivasha police station.

“The case has however been transferred to Lari police station as that is where the incident occurred and we are confident that we shall catch up with this thugs,” he said.

Meanwhile, there was drama in Karagita estate in Naivasha after police arrested four witch-doctors over an increasing in cases of fraud.

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The four were arrested after a man was conned Sh59,000 after he was promised that the cash would be doubled in a couple of days only to find pieces of papers.

“We have arrested the four suspects following complaints from area residents and we shall charge them with court with several accounts,” said area Chief Hassan Guyo.

Woman died after shooting herself in the eye while adjusting bra

Police in Michigan have determined that a mishap involving a bra holster led to the death of a 55 year old woman.

Christina Bond, a 55-year-old mother of two, fatally shot herself in the eye while attempting to secure her handgun.

“She was having trouble adjusting her bra holster, couldn’t get it to fit the way she wanted it to,” said St. Joseph Public Safety Director Mark Clapp. “She was looking down at it and accidentally discharged the weapon.”

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Bond was rushed from her home on Lake Michigan after the incident, but succumbed to her injuries at a local hospital.

With the rising cases of insecurity worldwide, many people are purchasing weapons for themselves.

Arms and accessories aimed at women have been increasing in popularity in recent years, ranging from concealed carry purses to pink pistols.

Carrie Lightfoot, owner of the Well Armed Woman store, told USA Today that bra holsters were becoming increasingly popular.

“It’s kind of a natural location depending on the size of the gun and the size of the ‘guns’,” she said.

“Women just need options because one day a woman is wearing a dress, the next day a suit and the next day exercise clothing.

Mother shot dead by her toddler son as she changes her one-year-old daughter’s nappy

A young mother was accidentally shot dead by her three-year-old son as she changed her one-year-old daughter’s nappy.

The “horrible, horrible accident,” happened when the toddler found the loaded semi-automatic handgun and fired a shot, hitting 26-year-old Christa Engles in the head at her home in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Her mother and husband also live at the house in Tulsa, but neither was home at the time.

Engles’ husband, a truck driver who was on the road, arrived home Tuesday evening after hearing about the shooting and was only able to confirm his wife’s death by repeatedly calling the hospital.

 

Gunmen kill 28 in Mandera

Gunmen seized a bus in northeastern Kenya near the Somali border early Saturday and executed 28 non-Muslim passengers, police said, blaming the attack on Shebab Islamic extremists.

“I can confirm …. that 28 innocent travellers were brutally executed by the Shebab,” said regional police chief Noah Mwavinda, referring to the Somali militant group.

He said the gunmen forced the bus to stop and drove it to the side of the road, where they proceeded to kill passengers identified as non-Muslim.