From Mombasa with love! Kenyan boy gives First Lady Melania Trump valentines gift

Melania, 48, visited young patients at the Children’s Inn at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, on Thursday for Valentine’s Day.

A 13-year-old from Mombasa, Kenya, was responsible for showing her how to turn a wooden clothespin into a colorful clip.

‘This is a big project,’ Melania said during the tutorial.

Amani has sickle cell disease and is preparing for a bone marrow transplant with marrow donated by his eight-year-old sister Amana.

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Amani and FLOTUS

The first lady told Amani that she will pray for him, and he presented her with a red heart-shaped box that held a circular silver necklace with words ‘hope’ and ‘faith’ inscribed on a silver circle.

The little boy showed Melania his own bracelet, which matched her necklace, and she accepted the gift with an outstretched hand.

The CEO of Children’s Inn, Jennie Lucca, also gave Amani a bouquet of white roses to present to FLOTUS.

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Amani makes Valentines Gift for Melania Trump

Melania exchanged Valentine’s Day cards with the children and joined in various arts and crafts projects with the young patients.

Melania Trump was feeling the Valentine’s Day spirit on Thursday as she exchanged cards with sick children in celebration of the holiday.

For the second year in a row, the 48-year-old first lady spent February 14 at the Children’s Inn at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, where she joined in various arts and crafts projects with the young patients.

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The 13 year old impressed Melania

Amani, showed the first lady how to turn a wooden clothespin into a colorful clip.

Amani presented her with a red heart-shaped box that held a silver necklace with the words ‘hope’ and ‘faith’ inscribed on a silver circle.

The little boy showed Melania his own bracelet, which matched her necklace, and she accepted the gift with an outstretched hand.

14 Riverside suicide bomber’s wife and dad nabbed in Mombasa

The wife and father of Mahir Khalid Rizik, the suicide terrorist who blew himself at DusitD2 hotel on Tuesday, have been arrested.

A police source told the Star the two are being flown to Nairobi by officers from the Anti-Terror Police Unit for interrogations.

The wife, Sahaila Mwinyi, was nabbed at Bakarani, Kisauni.

The father whose identity is yet to be established was arrested at Majengo, Mvita.

The arrests come after five suspects in the attack that left 21 dead were arraigned on Friday.

They five were; Joel Nganga, Oliver Muthee, Gladys Kaari, Guleid Abdihakim and Osman Ibrahim.

The state applied to have the suspects detained for 30 days to enable detectives to conclude the investigations.

Two of the suspects were arrested on Wednesday soon after the 20-hour siege came to an end following the killing of all five terrorists.

The Director of Criminal Investigations George Kinoti said on Wednesday the suspects were arrested in Eastleigh and Ruaka estates.

He said they were being treated as the key suspects because they were in contact with the terrorists.

Detectives are also pursuing Violet Kemunto, the wife of one of the suspects.

Investigators said they found bomb-making material at the house of one of the suspects in Mucatha, Kiambu county.

 

PHOTOS: Uhuru leaves smiles on Kenyans on surprise SGR trip to Mombasa

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Sunday morning boarded the SGR to Mombasa where he will be spending his Christmas holiday.

Uhuru, accompanied by First Lady Margaret Kenyatta, mingled with and said hello to other passengers on board.

The Head of State will be at the Coast for the Christmas festivities until January.

Sources within the presidency refuted claims the trip was secret saying it was Uhuru’s normal travel for holiday to the coast.

“It was just public he boarded and alighted as everyone witnessed. He walked around and talked to people about the SGR service. Wakafika Mombasa akashuka and wakaenda zao na Mama. He is basically spending the holiday and part of January there,” the source said.

Kenya Railways had earlier advised passengers seeking to use SGR to seek alternative means like road or air as the passenger train between Nairobi and Mombasa is fully booked ahead of Christmas.

The corporation said tickets for the train for most days up to December 24 are fully booked with spaces remaining on a few weekday dates.

Currently the SGR is charging Sh1,000 for the economy class with those opting for first class coughing Sh3,000.

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Trending: KOT debate the ‘mganga’ incident in Mombasa

To believe or not to believe is the question that KOT are asking themselves after a video of two thieves caught after allegedly stealing a car went viral.

In the video, the two men are seen naked, with one dancing holding a snake. Everyone is saying that they were ‘rogwad’ by a mganga after the car owner sought to have them return the car.

Is witchcraft real, and have you experienced it. Read reactions from KOT on their views.

Maryann 199076‏…Hehehe witchcraft is real i tell you

Konkizy_Musigang‏..It’s saddening to imagine that such backward practices still exist…

Linda Asen😂😂….😂😂😂 this actually works.

KariukiNgumo Larik’x‏..😂😂😂😂😂😂you will dance till the owner even if he/she take decades to arrive…

John Onuonga‏..Witchcraft is real seems like

Douglas kin_________‏ …..Is it in order to thank GOD for enabling the owner recover his stolen vehicle?

Alberto M. Mogesi‏ …Armed with this juju, ng’ombe wangu watakuwa safe. Hook me up with the mganga behind this

Khethelo Mangazi‏ ….Damn, where can I find this Muti? I’m sick and tired of thieves.

concerned Kenyan‏…They could have hurt the owner of the vehicle,these thugs are merciless when they Jack you.

Gladiator‏ …One of the best stunts.. The naked guys, the car owner, the manga walk away rich… We walk away laughing

 

 

‘I’m Broke And My Wife Is Set To Marry Another Man,’ Cries Mombasa Man After Wife Dumped Him

A man in Mombasa is in trouble after finding out that his wife of five years is set to get married to another man.

have been married for five years and are blessed with a five-year-old daughter.

Adida, a long-distance truck driver, came to learn of the news after his return from Uganda.

A family member who spoke on condition of confidentiality said the irate man is now in the process of stopping the wedding, scheduled for today in Kisauni.

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The source said Sada was only given one marital separation (Talaka) and she had no powers to get married to any other man.

“It’s very wrong for a Muslim couple to separate without issuance of three written separations (Talaka). He has now acquired all the relevant supportive information and police plus Khadhi’s office and the wedding will be stopped.” he said

Sada said no one will force her to be in a relationship.

She also added that there are a lot of issues that forced her to separate from her husband, but she could not talk about it yet.

“If I spill it here, everyone will be shocked. If he is ready then I’m ready for it. No one will force me to be in that marriage,” she said.

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Adida said he will use all means possible to stop the wedding because he still loves his wife.

“If there’s is a problem let her come and we will solve it together, but I am going to stop the wedding from taking place. I love her dearly. When we were married I had several lorries but now I’m bankrupt. Does it mean that she stop loving me?”

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Kenya rejects bail bid by ‘ivory kingpin’

An alleged Kenyan ivory smuggler was refused bail by a Mombasa court Monday in a reversal of an earlier decision granting his release on medical grounds.

Feisal Mohamed Ali was arrested in Tanzania in December and extradited to Kenya to face trial for possession of and dealing in elephant tusks weighing more than two tonnes — equivalent to at least 114 slaughtered elephants and worth an estimated $4.5 million (4.2 million euros).

A magistrate in the port city of Mombasa ordered Ali’s release on a 10 million shilling ($110,000, 102,000 euro) bond in mid-March prompting angry protests from conservationists and a High Court appeal by state prosecutors.

On Monday High Court Justice Martin Muya blocked the release of Ali, who had remained in custody during the appeal process.

“The Director of Public Prosecutions has proved (its case) on the balance of probability,” said Muya, agreeing with prosecutor Alexander Muteti, who had argued that Ali was a flight risk.

“The issue of sickness of the respondent and urgent treatment raised by the defence counsel can be handled by the state while he remains in custody,” he added, rejecting defence claims that Ali should be released on medical grounds.

Prosecutors allege that Ali is a key player in an organised crime network stretching from African parks to Asian markets, where demand for ivory is high. Before his arrest Ali figured on an Interpol “Most Wanted” list of suspects linked to crimes against the environment.

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Police raid another Mosque in Mombasa

Police staged a raid on a third mosque in Mombasa Tuesday night and recovered crude weapons, petrol bombs, a hand grenade, 6 bullets and a flag.
There was no arrest was however made in the raid at the Swafaa Mosque. Police said they had intelligence there were youths holed up there before they raided the mosque that is in Kisauni.
Witnesses said the youths who were present managed to sneak out of the mosque as the officers arrived.
The raid came hours after interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph ole Lenku said some of the youths arrested from the Sakina and Musa mosques in Mombasa in a police operation were planning to take over other mosques in the region.

Police gun down terror suspect in Bondeni, Mombasa

Police in Mombasa have gunned down a terror suspect in Bondeni area.

County Commander Robert Kitur said officers raided a house on Sunday morning where the suspect was killed. His accomplice however managed to escape.

Kitur says the suspect had been linked to the recent murder of two tourists in the coastal town.

Police also found a hand grenade at the house.

Police believe the slain man and his accomplice are connected to the Al shabab militant group and were plotting to commit acts of terror within Kenya.

Military to destroy vessel seized with heroin worth billions

Military officers will on Friday destroy and sink a ship containing heroine worth over Sh1 billion which was seized at the port of Mombasa in July.

President Uhuru Kenyatta will lead security agencies in destroying the vessel at the military base in Mombasa.

“We do not care who owns the ship or the drugs but we will destroy them to serve as a lesson to those bent on ruining our children,” the President said.

The destruction of the drugs was ordered by a Mombasa court following an application from the office of the DPP arguing that it was unsafe to continue storing the drug.

Several suspects including three Kenyans are already on trial for trafficking the 377 kg of narcotics currently being held by the military.

Mombasa police bosses injured in gunfight with gang

Police are pursuing gunmen who shot and seriously wounded Mombasa DCIO Ndumba Thangarani in Tudor area on Tuesday night.

The officer was in the company of Mombasa OCPD Geofrey Mayek and County Deputy Police Commander Sevelino Kubai when they were shot at by the gang.

Kubai was slightly injured and rushed to hospital although Mayek escaped unhurt in the 8 pm incident.

Kubai says they were trailing the gunmen who were planning to commit robbery within the coastal town.

5 die at Coast Hospital as go-slow by health workers bites

At least 5 patients have so far died due to neglect at the Coast Provincial Hospital as a go slow by health workers in Mombasa entered its second week on Monday.

2 people died last week and 3 more passed on over the weekend as nurses and other hospital staff continue with a protest against a delay in their salaries and poor working conditions.

Some relatives are now opting to transfer their patients to private hospitals.

Police kill 2 terror suspects in Mombasa

                                          A hand grenade that was recovered in Kisauni’s Mshomoroni recently. Photo courtesy of The Star

Police in Mombasa last night gunned down two terror suspects and recovered a hand grenade and a pistol from them.

Mombasa County Commander Robert Kitur says the two are believed to have been planning a terror attack when they were confronted by police while riding in a matatu.

One of the suspects was shot as he tried to a hull a grenade at the officers. Anti terror police officers safely removed the grenade from the scene.

Police believe the two were part of a gang behind a series of recent gun attacks in the coastal city.

2 dead in yet another gang raid in Mombasa

Two people were killed last night after gunmen opened fire indiscriminately at revelers at a bar in Majengo area Mombasa.

Several other people were injured in the assault by the masked men at Sega bar around midnight. The injured are receiving treatment at the Coast Provincial General Hospital.

The attack came less than 24 hours after gunmen on motorbikes shot dead four people among them a minor at Soweto area of Likoni.

Mombasa county commander Robert Kitur says they are still hunting for the gang that also dropped leaflets with messages threatening retaliation for recent killings at the coast.