Latest photos of death row convict Ruth Kamande looking like a snack

15 inmates yesterday graduated from Kamiti Maximum Prison among them one ex-inmate, and one Kenya Prison staff member and one Uganda Prison Staff member.

They graduated with Bachelor of Law Degree (LLB) from the University of London (UoL) after 5 years of studying.

Spotted in the crowd was Miss Langata Prison Ruth Kamande clapping as the event went on.

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Kamande was found guilty of murdering her boyfriend Farid Mohammed and sentenced to death by Justice Jessie Lesiit on Thursday 19 July 2018.

The graduation held at Kamiti was in partnership with the University of London.

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APP supported the 16 prisoners from Naivasha, Kamiti and Lang’ata women’s prison and one Kenya Prison staff member to study law via their world-class distance learning program.

“The UoL degree is very prestigious, it makes you feel different.

The regional commander of Nyeri was really impressed on learning that I had attained a law degree while in prison.” Francis Munyao, Graduating Student.

Most of the graduating inmates are in Kamiti Maximum prison for life sentences.

The inmates and officers were trained as auxiliary paralegals to offer free quality legal services across eight prisons in Kenya where they can establish permanent prison-based legal aid clinics.

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NEMA: Cool kids can no longer drink at Charlies Bistro after Southend mall is demolished

 

If Charlies Bistro was your favorite hangout joint, start searching for another one.

Southend Mall on Langata Road which houses the popular entertainment spot, has been demolished as NEMA continues with crackdown on structures built on riparian land.

Kenyans on Twitter on Wednesday morning woke up to news it was being demolished and here are more photos being widely circulated on Twitter.

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Langata Man Caught On Camera Battering Wife Denies Charge

John Wachira, a man who has recently come into the limelight for beating his 6-months pregnant wife to a pulp, has denied charges leveled against him in court despite the evidence.

According to The Star, Wachira who had been detained for two days, denied the charges before senior principal magistrate Daniel Ogembo at Milimani law courts on Wednesday.

He will be in police custody until Friday, when a hearing for the determination of his bond will take place.

On February 9, police lost a bid told to hold Wachira for three days to complete investigations into the allegations.

City resident magistrate Miriam Mugure turned down their application, saying it lacked merit and asked them to either bond the suspect, present him in court, or release him immediately.

 

Benson Njau aka Mzee Ojwang’ Buried At Langata Cemetery

Veteran Comedian Mzee Ojwang was loved by many and it was quite evident as many people from family, friends, politicians, thespians and members of the public turned up in large numbers  at the Kenya National Theatre  for public viewing.

Mzee Ojwang’ has been an actor for more  30 years and died after a battle with pneumonia earlier this month.

He was laid to rest at the Langata cemetery today after a funeral mass at the Umash funeral home.

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Mzee Ojwang To Be Laid To Rest

The late comedian Benson Njau aka Mzee Ojwang will be buried today at the Langata Cemetery.

Mzee Ojwang died early this month at the Kenyatta National Hospital where he was undergoing treatment after suffering a bout of pneumonia.

He had previously suffered from an eye condition that nearly blinded him, but was taken to hospital and treated after an appeal by members of the public and Senator Mike Sonko managed to raise funds to pay off the hospital bill.

The late Mzee Ojwang will be remembered as one of the pioneers of the Kenya entertainment scene that can trace it’s roots from the Kenya National Theatre.

May his soul rest in peace.

Traffic snarl up on Langata road as NYS demolish wall

Tens of National Youth Service personnel have landed at the Langata Road Primary school ground on Wednesday morning ready to level it and build a fence around it.

This follows an order from president Uhuru Kenyatta that the the field be leveled for the children to play.

The personnel arrived with tractors and started the work with a crowd watching from a distance.

Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery visited the school and offered a personal apology to the pupils who were tear-gassed by police during a demonstration to reclaim their playground from a developer.

He also declared that the land belongs to the school and gave the developer 24 hours to clear the construction material from the site. The land had been grabbed by a developer in the area which prompted protests by activists and the pupils.

Lands CS Charity Ngilu ordered the demolition of the old perimeter wall on Tuesday, and the construction of another demarcating the school.

The demonstrators destroyed part of it during the protest on Monday.

Motorists using Lang’ata road and Upperhill were forced to use alternative routes due to a traffic jam that built up since 5 a.m.

Nairobi traffic boss Edward Mwamburi said the activities at Lang’ata Road primary had attracted a crowd causing the jam .

 

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School children injured as police tear gas #Occupyplayground demo

Police on Monday lobbed tear gas canisters at a group of pupils and activists at Langata Road Primary who were protesting the grabbing of the school’s playground.

At least five children were injured in the melee as they joined the protesters in pulling down a perimeter wall that had been built around the land. The children had reported back to school for the first time this year only to find the field fenced.

The perimeter wall was eventually brought down before the children started to play on the field. Many of the children were carrying twigs and placards condemning the grabbing.

Kibra MP Ken Okoth was also caught up in the chaos and had to flee from anti riot police alongside other activists. The drama affected traffic flow along the busy Langata Road.

More police officers later arrived at the school with dogs and tried to chase away the children in vain.

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#Occupyplayground demo at Langata Road Primary School

Anti-Riots police have been mobilised and deployed at Langata Road Primary School ahead of a planned protest at the field to reclaim part of a land that has been grabbed.
However, police say they will allow the activists planning to picket there to continue with their protests there. The activists have been warned against destruction of property while holding the protests.
Activist Boniface Mwangi and Kibra MP Ken Okoth plan to stage a protest there dubbed #OccupyPlayGround at the playground aimed at reclaiming the land from the private developer.

The officers are in their vehicles ready for action when called.
The playground in question is under investigations and the National Lands Commission, and the agency’s chairman Muhamad Swazuri has said it belongs to the school.