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DJ Evolve and family oppose Babu Owino’s release over security fears

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The victim in Embakasi East Member of Parliament Paul Ongili alias Babu Owino’s case has told a Milimani court that he is traumatised, scared and fearful of his life.
Together with his family, Felix Orinda aka Dj Evolve (above) has opposed the release of Owino on bail saying they are concerned about their security because the accused is an influential person within the community and he might use that to subvert justice.
In a Probation Officer’s bail assessment report, the victims said that if Owino is released he might interfere with their security.
“We appreciate the support provided by the accused in the treatment of the victim,” they said in their report.
Jacob Ondari, Senior counsel from the office of the Public Prosecutions told the court that the victim’s family argued that if the court is inclined to grant Owino bail or bond; protective measures should be put in place to ensure that their concerns are addressed.
“I am tired, I am in pain, am traumatised, I don’t want to talk and I cannot fathom anything. I have not slept for days because I am scared of my life and future,” said Orinda.
Ondari told the court that claims by Owino that victims did not oppose bail are untrue and the court needs to consider the impact of the accused.
“Owino’s sentiments that he needs to be out on bail so that he can perform his legislative duties are not in the bail/bond rules,” said Ondari.
He added that it is the duty of the court to balance the rights of the accused and those of the victims.
He said that Owino’s claims that he will protect the witnesses cannot be trusted.
“The accused, defense counsels and the prosecution have all agreed that Owino has other pending cases in court which is a factor to consider,” added Ondari.
The counsel told the court that since the names of the family of the victims are not indicated in the report, it would be important to protect them.
The victim is still hospitalised and undergoing treatment.

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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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