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Five quizzed in Buruburu over bank employee’s death



Detectives on Thursday questioned five people in a bid to unravel the puzzle of a bank employee who died in a fire in his car under unclear circumstances.

On Tuesday, Terance Korir, 36, burnt to death in his Subaru Impreza at the parking yard of Mai Mahiu court along Katulo Road in Buruburu Phase 5.

Those who have written statements at Buruburu police Station include his wife Ruth Wanjiru and their house help.

A neighbour who was the first to respond was also called to record a statement.

Others are two private security guards manning the main entrance of the courts. They were also among the first responders and participated in putting out the fire.

Buruburu subcounty police commander Adamson Bungei said nobody has been arrested so far and the five were allowed to go home after recording statements.

Sources said police were pursuing the possibility of suicide. A source at Mai Mahiu court said the couple loved each other.

“People are saying maybe it’s the wife who killed the husband, but he used to escort her daily while she left for work,” the source said when the Star visited the estate on Thursday.

The wife works at a nearby hospital. Three plainclothes officers visited the scene again at 10am to piece together leads into the matter.

“We are not yet there but at the end of the day we shall find out,” Bungei said, commenting on the suicide reports while asking members of the public to be patient as detectives dig into the matter.

The car, KBY779M, remained cordoned at the station’s parking area on Thursday.

While its interiors, front and rear window glass were consumed by the fire, the exteriors remained intact.

The incidence has puzzled many, wondering how the man would burn into near ashes without raising an alarm and attempting to escape.

DCI officers are analysing samples taken from the car to trace the last moments before the fire.

The body is at Chiromo Mortuary awaiting postmortem.

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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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