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Drunk man ignores plea not to drive, dies in grisly crash on Lang’ata Road



Witnesses and staff at the Weston Hotel begged him not to drive, to sleep it off or find a designated driver to get him home.
But he knew he was really drunk, he didn’t need anybody’s help and could drive himself home in his Mercedes-Benz.
He was wrong. The man, not formally identified, died yesterday morning in a burning road crash along Lang’ata Road at a Wilson Airport fence.
Lang’ata Deputy OCPD John Samburumo said the driver, who was not formally identified, was driving at a very high speed.
Samburumo said he was coming from the Weston Hotel at about 7.20am and appeared drunk.
“Witnesses at the hotel said they tried to stop him from driving but he ignored them and took off at very high speed,” the OCPD said.
He moved past around the area, Mbagathi roundabout towards Lang’ata General shortly before he crashed. When the car hit Wilson Airport fence, it rolled several times. The officer said another car that parked inside the airport also was hit.
“The driver lost control of the car and hit trees before landing on a Wilson Airport perimeter fence,” he said.
The officer said that the car caught fire at the front. The driver was trapped. The body was moved to Nairobi City mortuary. Police are yet to confirm his identity.
National Transport and Safety Authority details indicate that the vehicle KCX734B, 350 model is currently registered in the name David Kipruto Ronoh, who is still alive. The previous owner of the car is listed as Kevine Kipkirui.

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



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 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



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



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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