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Court orders Babu Owino to be treated at prison hospital

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Embakasi East Member of Parliament Babu Owino (pictured) is unwell and he needs treatment, the court heard on Thursday.
Appearing before Magistrate Kennedy Cheruiyot, Owino’s lawyers told the court that he could not appear before it because he is unwell.
He failed to appear in court for a hearing of incitement to violence case before Magistrate Cheruiyot.
Cheruiyot set at February 3, 2020, for a mention in respect to this matter and ordered Owino to be treated at the Industrial Area Remand Prison hospital.
“The accused should receive treatment at Industrial Area Remand Prison Hospital pending the mention of the case,” added Cheruiyot
The prosecution confirmed to court that they could not produce him in court since he is unwell.
The court was informed that Owino is suffering from chest pains and he could not appear in court, they asked the magistrate to allow him to be treated.
Babu Owino was charged with two counts of subversion and uttering abusive words against President Uhuru Kenyatta in 2017.
The charge sheet stated that on September 24, at a rally in Kawangware, he uttered words calculated to excite disaffection against the presidency.
He also faces an alternative charge of incitement to violence and uttering words calculated to lead to disobedience of lawful authority, the MP is out on cash bail in this respective case.
Recently, Owino was charged with the attempted murder of Felix Odhiambo commonly known as DJ Evolve at B-club on Friday last week.
While appearing before chief magistrate Francis Andayi, he denied all the charges preferred against him.
He is represented by lawyers Dunstan Omari, Cliff Ombeta and five others.
The prosecution has opposed his release on bail or bond as he is likely to interfere with witnesses.

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He is a very dangerous man! Sonko’s daughter accuses senator of attempting to kill her

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Lamu Senator Anwar Loitiptip and Saumu Mbuvi, daughter of former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko, have announced their separation following wrangles and disagreement.

The reports were fuelled by photos and videos of Senator Loitiptip hanging out with a female friend.

Saumu, on Instagram, announced that the two have separated, claiming that she has undergone domestic violence under Loitiptip.

“These are the things he did to me,” wrote Saumu, in one of her photos showing a swollen face and bruised lips.

“He almost killed me. I will forever fight for women to stand for their rights. Never allow a man to be violent to you.”

She also claimed that the senator had neglected their child, leaving Saumu as the primary caregiver.

Loitiptip told Kenyans.co.ke that Saumu shared her father’s traits and was suffering from bipolar disorder, threatening to expose her past to prove his claim.

The two have been dating for months and at one point planned to get married. However, Sonko’s daughter clarified that the two had split before officiating their union.

“Wedding date confirmed,” she captioned a picture of herself and the senator in June 2020.

Her previous relationship with businessman cum politician Ben Gatu also ended after she accused him of being violent.

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US raises alarm over Covid-19 cases surge in Tanzania

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The US government has revealed that there are significant cases of Covid-19 in Tanzania.

This is just a week after it advised its citizens against travelling to the East African country.

“The US Embassy is aware of a significant increase in the number of Covid-19 cases since January 2021,” the Embassy said.

In a Health alert, the US said the practice of Covid-19 mitigation and prevention measures remains limited.

The Tanzanian government has not released aggregate numbers on Covid-19 cases or deaths since April 2020.

“Healthcare facilities in Tanzania can become quickly overwhelmed in a healthcare crisis. Limited hospital capacity throughout Tanzania could result in life-threatening delays for emergency medical care,” US said.

The Department of State’s travel advisory level for Tanzania is Level 3.

The US Centre for Disease Control and Prevention says that travellers should avoid all travel to Tanzania.

The Embassy continues to recommend that all individuals take caution in day-to-day activities.

President John Magufuli assured the 58 million inhabitants that they need not worry about observing Covid-19 preventative measures.

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Siwachii wezi! Uhuru vows not to leave the country to thieves in 2022

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President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday made a surprising stop to lecture Nairobi residents after finishing his engagement at the National Cargo Deconsolidation Centre (NCDC-Nairobi).

The Head of State said he was angry at Nairobians for being against the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) Bill stating that the report has given Nairobi more constituencies.

“If we have a BBI that says the people of Nairobi will have more constituencies and if it’s bursaries a child in Mathare who today receives Ksh500, how will that child study up to university level,” President Kenyatta said.

“But there is another child who gets Ksh100,000 in Busury per year is that right?… BBI is not for helping Raila or Uhuru it is for you,” he continued.

Uhuru went on to disclose that he has no plans to rule after his term is over and his interest is in finishing the job that Kenyans elected him to do.

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