Obama aide banned from White House after shooting boyfriend

President Obama’s special assistant was Friday arrested and placed on unpaid leave for allegedly shooting at her boyfriend using his gun during an intense argument.

Barvetta Singletary, 37 is an assistant to the President and the House legislative affairs liaison. According to Dailymail, Barvetta is reported to have confronted her boyfriend who is a Capitol Hill police office about an affair before she grabbed his two phones and a 40 Caliber Glock service weapon.

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‘You taught me how to use this. Don’t think I won’t use it,’ Singletary told her boyfriend after he refused to give her the phone password. According to the arrest warrant she pointed the gun at him and fired one round and the officer fled from her house.

“We are aware of the matter and have temporarily placed the employee in question on unpaid leave and revoked her access to the complex until we have more information,” said a White House attendant to Daily Mail.

Singleton was arrested Friday and charged with domestic violence and also had her access to White House revoked according to CNN. She was released Monday on a $75,000 (Sh7.5 million) bond.

Former Moyale Mp shot dead at his home in Syokimau

Former Moyale MP Phillip Godana was shot dead at his home in Syokimau Saturday morning. Police say that the four robbers raided the MP’s residence at 2am shot him when they faced resistance and stole money and other valuables.

There has been increased cases of insecurity in Syokimau and residents gathered Saturday morning to protest the rise of car jackers and robberies in the area.

Godana’s killing comes just a day after Kabete MP, who was laid to rest Friday was shot dead last Saturday morning alongside his two bodyguards and driver on Kenyatta Avenue.

12 dead as shots fired at French satirical weekly paper

At least 11 people were killed in a shooting at the Paris offices of Charlie Hebdo, a satirical newspaper firebombed in the past after publishing cartoons joking about Muslim leaders.

Eleven people were killed and 10 people wounded, five of them seriously, in the shooting in eastern Paris, according to the Paris prefecture.

The news channel quoted a witness as saying he saw the incident from a building nearby in the heart of the French capital.

French President Francois Holland was on his way to the scene of the shooting and then hold an emergency government meeting, a source at his office said on Wednesday.

“About a half an hour ago two black-hooded men entered the building with Kalashnikovs (guns),” Benoit Bringer told the station. “A few minutes later we heard lots of shots,” he said, adding that the men were then seen fleeing the building.

A police official, Luc Poignant, said he was aware of one journalist dead and several injured, including three police officers.

 

Daylight gun drama in Umoja as gunmen shoot dead two men

Unknown gunmen shot dead two civilians and seriously injured two others in a daring afternoon attack on Mayanja road in Umoja estate on Saturday afternoon.

The attack left residents in shock. The injured were rushed to Mama Lucy hospital in critical condition.

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The gunmen escaped without stealing anything from the car. Eyewitness said the gunmen sprayed bullets into the vehicle, a Black SUV, killing the two on the spot.

Police at the scene refused to speak to the media after a gag order was issued by IG David Kimaiyo earlier this week.

Sources however say the slain men included a land buyer, Peter Mutua and a mechanic only identified as Ochieng.

Police were forced to shoot in the air to disperse curious onlookers.

The car was removed to Buru Buru police station with the dead still inside.

Angry police officer shoots student

A secondary school student is fighting for his life at the Banane sub- district hospital in Garissa after he was shot several times by an administration police officer on Friday night.

According to eye witnesses, the officer who was only identified as Makokha was drunk at the time of the incident.

It is alleged that a confrontation ensued between the officer and a group of students who were walking on the streets at 9:30 pm after which one of the boys pushed the officer to the ground. It is at this point that the officer drew his gun and shot the victim several times.

Lagdera MP Mohamed Shidiye has called for the immediate arrest of the officer.

“The police force cannot continue to have such rogue officers who shoot people at the slightest provocation,” said Shidiye on phone. He added: “This officer should be arrested and charged in a court of law so as to act as an example to others,”.  Incidences of police officers shooting civilians have been on the rise in the recent past.

Body of teenage girl shot by police in Kwale to be exhumed

The body of a 14-year old girl who was shot by police on 22nd August 2014 in Kinango Kwale was to be exhumed on Friday for more post-mortem examination.

The girl’s mother, Umazi Zani, had earlier in the week gone to court seeking orders for the exercise.

High court judge Martin Muya approved the request on Tuesday saying the exercise should be conducted in the presence of a government pathologist.

Family lawyer Harun Ndumbi says the second examination will provide crucial information that will help prove that the class-four pupil was murdered in cold blood.

The girl’s killing sparked public outcry after initial police reports claimed officers fired at the victim in self-defense after she threatened them with a panga.

Gangsters shoot dead businessman in down town Nairobi

Gunmen on Tuesday morning shot dead an Asian businessman at his shop along the City’s Kirinyaga Road.

The gang then escaped without stealing anything from the shop.

The man was pronounced dead on arrival at MP Shah Hospital where he had been rushed after the incident.

The shooting caused panic among many business people operating in the area leading to many shops remaining closed.

Police are hunting for the killers.

Police shoot down 6 suspects in the city

Six suspected thugs were on Saturday night shot dead in different crime incidents in Nairobi.

Police say they recovered stolen property and guns from the suspects.

Three were killed in Githurai 44, two in Mukuru slums and one in Dandora.

Those killed in Mukuru slums were accused of raping a woman and robbing pedestrians.

The rest were muggers who had been terrorizing locals.

Police shoot dead suspect after dramatic chase

Police on Wednesday afternoon shot dead a suspected thug and arrested his accomplice after a dramatic chase near Nakumatt Junction in Nairobi.

The suspects were riding on a motorbike and had tried to rob a businessman in the area.

Police said the gang had an AK47 rifle which they threw into a manhole and police were trying to retrieve it.

Witnesses said one of the thugs was shot dead after their motorbike was involved in an accident while the second one was arrested as he sought refuge at a nearby homestead.

Police officer shot dead by colleagues

A police officer was last night shot dead by his colleagues in a possible case of mistaken identity in Mathare slums, Nairobi.

The officer attached to the Nairobi traffic headquarters was shot at close range at a bar after officers stormed in.

The officers were reportedly responding to a false alarm over a possible robbery.

The case is under investigation.

Police constable kills wife then self

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A police officer working with the CID department  on Tuesday morning shot himself dead after killing his wife in a domestic quarrel in Kamiti Corner, Nairobi.

Julius Kimore Otieno who is attached to the Taita Taveta Police division is said to have shot his wife during a quarrel then later turned the gun on himself.

The bodies were discovered inside their bedroom with a loaded Ceska pistol next to them.

The couple had three children.

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.