Police in Naivasha nab a woman who stabbed boyfriend to death over mattress

Police in Mai Mahiu Naivasha have arrested the woman who stabbed her 21 –year-old boyfriend to death following a quarrel over a piece of mattress.

The 46-year-old suspect was arrested as she tried to sneak back to her house and whisked to Mai Mahiu police station.

On Wednesday, the mother of one was involved in a fight with the boyfriend who was demanding back his mattress when she stabbed him.

A senior police officer who declined to be named confirmed the arrest adding that the suspect would be charged in court on Monday.

“The woman had been hiding in one of the friend’s house and decided to return to the house and our officers managed to arrest her,” said the officer.

Meanwhile, police in Gilgil have recovered suspected stolen electronic goods worth millions of shillings in one of the leafy estates in the town.

The goods which include motorcycles were recovered in Teachers Estate on the outskirts of the town following a tip-off from members of the public.

During the raid, the police officers managed to arrest one of the prominent traders in the town and his two sons in connection with the loot.

The raid followed a series of robberies mainly targeting motorcycle operators in the town with three of them having been murdered and the motorcycles stolen.

According to a witness Samuel Kimani, police officers raided the home on Thursday evening where tens of Tv sets, radios, computers and the motorcycles were recovered.

Kimani said that the recovered items had been used and it was not clear how the trader had obtained them as he did not have any receipts.

“The trader claims that he buys the goods from members of the public and sells them online but his story is not adding up,” he said.

Gilgil OCPD Emmanuel Opuru confirmed the recovery adding that they had started investigations as to how the trader came to obtain the goods.

“The trader had a legal license to sell these goods online but we are investigating how he came to obtain them,” he said.

-Anthony Gitonga

Man suspected to be behind girlfriend’s murder lynched In Naivasha

Irate residents of Mirera estate in Naivasha lynched a suspect said to be behind the murder of fish monger in Lake Naivasha on Sunday.

The boyfriend to the deceased was set ablaze as he ran away from police with the locals blaming him for the death of the trader.

On Monday morning, police in Naivasha retrieved the body of the 22-year-old Trizza Wanjiru from River Malewa after going missing for one day.

A boulder had been attached to the body to prevent it from floating but members of the public saw some suspects dropping a ‘luggage’ in the river on Sunday night and informed the police.

Incidentally, the boyfriend who was also a boat operator in the lake had on Wednesdayrecorded a statement with police over the mysterious death.

But on Friday morning, he escaped his house after police moved in to arrest him after evidence incriminated him with the murder of the mother of one.

According to a witness Fred King’ori, the two had differed over a boat that Wanjiru owned leading to a harsh exchange of words before she went missing.

“The woman had demanded that the man hands back the boat and this led to the fall-out and we suspect that this could have resulted in the murder,” he said.

He added that the suspect was cornered as he fled from the area and beaten to death before police moved in and collected the body.

Naivasha OCPD Samuel Waweru confirmed the incident and called on area residents to desist from taking the law onto their hands.

“We suspect that the suspect did not ferry the body to the river alone and our investigations are still going on,” he said.

Meanwhile, four suspects have been arrested in Kasarani area of Gilgil constituency for allegedly defiling four school going students.

The four who include three flower farm workers have been cohabiting with the four minors before police and members of the public cornered them in one of the houses.

Area Chief Musa Lokioror confirmed the incident adding that the issue was been handled by police who had made progress in their investigations.

“One of the girls is in primary school and from the information we have is that the four men have been having a sexual relationship with the minors,” he said.

SAD: Two Perish, Scores Perish In 3am Accident Along Nairobi-Nakuru

A trailer driver and a woman died in Karai area of Naivasha on Friday morning following an accident involved three vehicles.

During the 3am accident along the Nairobi-Nakuru highway, scores of passengers seriously injured three of them seriously and rushed to Naivasha sub-county hospital.

The accident that involved a trailer, a bus and personal car paralyzed the flow of traffic for over two hours before the wrecks were towed away.

The trailer which was heading to Nakuru from Nairobi was overtaking when it rammed into bus and the personal car that were heading in the opposite direction.

A witness James Kabono pointed an accusing finger at the trailer driver noting that he was on the road illegally as trailers are supposed to be using the Limuru-Mai Mahiu road.

Kabono added that among the dead were the trailer driver and a woman who was travelling in the bus that was destined for Nairobi.

“The trailer first hit the side of the bus and an incoming county car before losing control and landing into a nearby ditch,” he said.

Kabono noted that during the accident, scores of passengers mainly children in the bus were rushed to hospital in serious but stable condition.

Confirming the incident, Naivasha OCPD Samuel Waweru said that the two died while undergoing treatment at the sub-county hospital.

“We lost two people following the night accident and their bodies have been taken to the local mortuary while the wrecks have been towed to the police station,” he said.

And on the same highway, tens of motorists were stranded for over three hours following another accident near Kijabe area.

A Canter that hit a personal car blocked the busy road completely paralyzing transport along the busy road and forcing motorists to seek alternative routes.

The situation was worsened by overlapping drivers travelling in opposite direction and it took police hours to clear the snarl-up.

A passenger Marcus King’ori who was heading to Nairobi from Naivasha said that on impact, the canter blocked the whole road leading to the crisis.

He added that occupants of the two vehicles received minor injuries and were rushed to the nearby Kijabe mission hospital.

“Police managed to two the wreck away from the road after three hours and by that time there was a major traffic snarl-up that stretched for over 10kms on both sides of the road,” he said.

-Anthony Gitonga

Police In Naivasha Seize Bhang Worth Millions From Akorino Leader’s Farm

Police in Naivasha have seized bhang worth millions of shillings from the farm of a cleric following a major crackdown on drug peddlers in the area.

The religious leader who has since gone into hiding is believed to be the mastermind behind selling and distributing bhang in the lake side town.

This came as the provincial administration conducted a raid into the clergy’s home where they found hundreds of rolls of the narcotic near Banda estate in the area.

The raid that was led by Naivasha assistant county commissioner Richard Aguoka and involved all the chiefs in the area helped unearth a syndicate supplying drugs in the town.

The clergy from the Akorino sect had been started growing the bhang for some months before security officers acting on a tip off moved in.

Addressing the press after the raid, Aguoka termed the move as a major boost against the war on drug abuse in the area.

Aguoka said the raid helped find bhang worth Sh500,000 ready for market and plantations worth millions of shillings when harvested.

“This is a major win on what we have been fighting here and I want to warn those involved in this illegal trade that their days are numbered,” he said.

He added that during the raid, the suspect managed to escape using a boat noting that police will not rest until he is apprehended.

“We are informed that he is a clergy of the Akorino faith and it seems he has been conducting this trade for many years given the discovery we have found today,” he said.

Aguoka said the operation will continue even in other estates to ensure the town was free from drugs that threaten to wipe a generation.

“All the chiefs will continue with this operation and will now move from house to house looking for drugs as we continue with the fight against drugs abuse in this town,” he said.

-Anthony Gitonga

Panic As New Cholera Case Reported In Naivasha

A fifth case of cholera has been reported in Naivasha town raising fear and anxiety among area residents with the blame once again going towards Nakuru County government.

This came amid an outcry from community health workers (CHW) who pointed an accusing finger at the county government for the rise in the case and lack of financial support.

The volunteers noted that there was no goodwill and support from the county government in fighting the outbreak which was first reported last week.

According to the group, there were fears that the outbreak could get worse in the coming days and even spread to neighboring estates.

In the latest case, a minor from Kihoto estate which is home to hundreds of flower farm workers was admitted at the Naivasha sub-county suffering from the disease.

One of the health workers said that the four-year-old was brought in stable but serious condition and had been placed in an isolation ward.

“It seems that the bacteria is in Kihoto estate where three other minors were a couple of days admitted in the same facility suffering from cholera,” said the worker who declined to be named.

The source noted that an increase in cases of shallow wells dug next to latrines in the sprawling estate could have played a part in the outbreak.

“The last case was a middle aged woman from Kayole estate whose condition has since stabilized and still undergoing medication,” said the worker.

Speaking earlier, Lakeview MCA Karanja Mburu admitted that there was a major crisis in funding for the department of public health and community workers across the county.

Karanja who is also a member of the health committee in the county assembly pointed an accusing finger at the county government for failing to fund the department.

“We shall be meeting the CEC for health in the coming week so that he can explain to us what the problem is and why crucial departments like public health are not funded,” he said.

The MCA added that the cash crunch affected all the departments of public health in the eleven sub-counties adversely affecting service delivery.

“From the information we have, the department of public health has for the last couple of years received zero funding despite the emerging health issues in the county,” he said.

-Anthony Gitonga

Trend Alert! See how Zari pulled off this red jumpsuit as she supports Diamond Platnumz at Kenya concert

She is truly facing the new year with spirit.

The Chibu’s touched down in Kenya for a concert held at Crayfish camp in Naivashsa.

Zari joined her famous hubby for the much anticipated event, and shared photos from their stay in the country.

For her New Year’s resolution, Zari had a message for haters and wrote;

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Naivasha Man Cuts 2-year-old Son’s Genitals For Urinating While He Was Bathing Him

There was drama in a Naivasha estate after a middle aged man cut his two year old son’s genitals as punishment for urinating while he was being bathed.

Residents of Gatamaiyu village in the lake side town were left in anger following the incident as police moved in to arrest the suspect.

Trouble started after the man who had been married for two months was told to bathe his step son as the mother prepared lunch.

According to an elder Patrick Njoroge, the suspect warned his son not to relieve himself in the basin and when the minor repeatedly did the same he took up a knife and cut part of his genitals.

Njoroge said that as punishment the suspect bit several parts of the minor’s body before he was rescued by the mother who alerted neighbors.

“This is the most inhuman act we have seen in this village in years and the residents wanted to lynch the suspect but police arrived in time and took him to the station,” he said.

He termed the suspect as that of sound mind adding that he had never had any confrontations with the villagers.

A child rights activist Esther Njeri condemned the act terming it as inhuman and called for stiffer penalties for the suspect.

Njeri who is a former nominated MCA said the minor was taken to the Naivasha sub-county hospital where he is responding well to treatment.

“Stern action must be taken against the suspect and we will follow the matter to its logical conclusion so that the innocent minor can get justice,” she said.

Njeri who has for years been on the fore front in advocating for children rights at the same time said cases of child abuse in the area were on the decline with few being reported.

She said concerted efforts by all stakeholders including police had helped in reducing the numbers especially in villages where the vice was common.

“We have conducted public awareness and advocacy, passed several laws in the previous assembly where I served and the results are positive in all the villages where such incidences were common,” she said.

-Anthony Gitonga

A Mother Of Two Dies After Being Hit By a Speeding Car, While a Man Commits Suicide, Both In Naivasha

Two people including a mother of two died in two different incidents in KCC village in Naivasha leaving area residents in shock.

In the first incident, a woman identified as Rebecca Wanjiru was hit by a speeding car along the busy highway and died on the spot.

According to witnesses Peter Mwangi, the middle-aged woman had been dropped by a matatu and was on her way home when the accident occurred.

“The woman on been dropped by them matatu decided to close the road without checking and a speeding car which was heading to Nairobi from Nakuru hit,” he said.

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Mwangi said that the woman did not have any identification documents adding that she was identified hours later after relatives heard about the incident.

And in the second case, a middle-aged man identified as Peter Kuria committed suicide in his house in unclear circumstances two hours after the first incident.

The body of the man said to be a casual laborer in the town was found hanging from the roof of the house by friends who were concerned by his absence from his place of work.

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A neighbor Japeth King’ori said that the man could not be reached on phone since Thursday evening forcing them to visit his house.

He told of their shock when they found him hanging in his single room and informed police who moved in and collected the body.

“He was in high spirits when we parted ways the previous day and we are still trying to come to terms with his decision to commit suicide,” he said.

A senior police officer who declined to be named confirmed the incidents adding that the bodies had been collected and were in the local mortuary.

Curbing Crime: Four Armed Thugs Shot Dead In Karen After Stealing a Car In Kayole, While Two Others Lynched In Embakasi

 

 

 

 

 

-Antony Gitonga

Shock Engulfs Naivasha Residents As Man Hangs Self After His Preferred Candidate Lost In Jubilee Primaries

Residents of a Naivasha village are in shock after a 50-year-old man committed suicide after learning that his candidate in the just ended Jubilee nominations had lost.

The man from Karati village was found hanging from the ceiling of his bedroom before police were called in and collected the body.

The deceased was the chief agent of one of the leading women representatives and had been confident that his candidate would perform well.

A neighbor Joshua Wambugu said that they were attracted to the home by screams after one of the family members discovered that the man had hanged himself using a rope.

“Some people claim that he committed suicide after learning that his candidate had lost while others claim that he had been depressed for some months,” he said.

35-Year-Old Man Commits Suicide Days After Killing His Wife

Residents of a Naivasha village woke up to a rude shock after a man who was on the run for killing his wife committed suicide.

The 35-year-old man had on Friday killed his wife at Kamae village in Kinangop and dumped her body in the forest before fleeing the area.

Police have been looking for him ever since and his body was found hanging on a tree at Mwiciringiri village some 10kms from Naivasha town.

A witness James Kamau said the suspect had run to his parent’s home soon after committing the act to his wife before finally hanging himself.

Kamau said his body was found in the morning by workers in a nearby quarry and this forced them to cut down the tree he hang himself on since it was very tall.

“He chose the tallest tree in the area to commit the act and we had to cut it down so as to get the body,” he said.

Last week, the deceased and his wife went to Kamae forest to fetch some firewood and never returned home and her body was found later on in the day with deep cuts in the head.

A senior officer who did not want to be named confirmed the incidence saying the body had been collected and taken to the Naivasha sub-county Hospital Mortuary.

He confirmed that the body picked this morning was that of the suspect they had been looking for in connection with the murder of the woman last week.

Meanwhile, one person died and several others sustained injuries following a multiple road accident along Mai Mahiu-Narok road.

The accident involving five vehicles, occurred after a driver of a water tanker lost control and hit four vehicles killing one on the spot.

Three more sustained injuries and were rushed to several hospitals and treated for minor injuries and discharged.

A witness James Njoroge said the water tanker was in high speed when the driver lost control and rammed into the other four vehicles.

“One of the passengers in the water tanker died on the spot after he was thrown out and the vehicle rolled over him,” he said.

The officer confirmed the incident saying they were holding the driver of the tanker in connection with the accident while the body had been collected and taken to the mortuary.

Naivasha Pastor Arrested For Allegedly Sexually Assaulting A Minor

A popular pastor in Naivasha has been arrested by police on allegations of sexually abusing his 14 year old daughter.

This came as details emerged that this was not the first time that the cleric from Gituamba village had been involved in illicit affair with his elder daughter some years back.

Following the incident, the teenager has been rescued and is currently residing at the Naivasha safe house undergoing counseling.

A witness said that this is not the first time that the 45-year-old suspect had been involved in such kind of incidents.

“The cleric was involved in another similar scandal with another daughter but the girl escaped from home and was married before police could come in,” said the witness.

Naivasha sub-county children officer John Chege confirmed the arrest adding that investigations were still going on.

Speaking on Thursday, Chege said that the minor was deeply traumatized adding she was in safe hands after the harrowing ordeal that lasted for over two years.

“The minor claims that she abused for over two years by the father and we have handed over the suspect to the police for action,” he said.

A senior police officer confirmed that the suspect was in their custody adding that he would be arraigned in court facing various charges.

“The cleric is in our custody and he shall definitely be charged in court with various offences including incest and indecent assault,” said the officer

Naivasha Man Murdered And Privates Chopped Off

A middle-aged man in Naivasha has been found murdered and dumped by the roadside and his private parts cut off. The body was found dumped near a petrol station earlier today.

Some residents are giving conflicting claims with some saying that the man had been punished for sleeping with another man’s wife while others say he’s a victim of domestic violence.

The man had no identification documents on him and police are investigating the matter. This incidence comes just a week after similar attacks were reported in Nyeri where several men had their privates severed.

Thugs raid petrol station and supermarket in Naivasha

Unknown number of thugs raided a petrol station and a supermarket in Naivasha in a span of three hours escaping with cash and goods worth millions of shillings.

The gang that includes two women is said to have being carrying an AK47 gun during the Thursday night raid that left a night guard nursing head injuries.

The thugs first broke into a supermarket in Kinamba trading center on Thursday night and escaped with cash and goods.

A witness Amos Mwaura said that the thugs tied down the night guard and injured him on the head before gaining entry into the shop using the rear door.

“The night guard says that the group consisted of some women who were armed with an AK47 rifle and other crude weapons,” he said.

He added that the thugs packed the stolen goods into a waiting personal car before fleeing and the night guard was rescued hours later.

Soon after the incident, the thugs proceeded to Naivasha town where they raided a petrol station near Kabati estate.

A worker said that the thieves struck at around 2am carting away 40 gas cylinders after robbing two staff on duty.

“The thugs were armed with a gun and they knew all the operations well and after stealing some left in the car while the others walked away,” said the shaken worker.

A senior police officer who declined to be named confirmed both incidents saying that investigations had started.

The officer noted that initial investigations indicated that the gun used was the one stolen in Mai Mahiu police station last week.

“We have embarked on a major operation and it’s a matter of time before we catch up with those behind the two robberies,” said the officer.

Last week unknown people broke into the house of a junior officer in Mai Mahiu and stole the gun and 30 rounds of ammunition.

Police have since recovered spent cartridges from the gun and arrested two suspects in connection with the robbery.

Headteacher accused of defiling 35 pupils

Parents at  a school in Naivasha have forced the institution to shut down following allegations that the head teacher had sexually abused up to 35 girls. Anti-riot police had to  intervene after the irate parents, armed with all manner of weapons, stormed Kipokonyo primary school in Moi Ndabi baying for the teacher’s blood. The suspect was forced to lock himself up inside his office to hide from the mob. According to one of the minors, the teacher would fondle their breasts and take pictures of their private parts. The standard-six pupil further said the teacher had warned them of severe punishment if they dared reveal their ordeal.