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Wamepatikana! Four arrested after viral video of dramatic robbery in Nairobi’s Kilimani



Four suspects have been arrested in connection to a robbery incident that was captured on CCTV as they as attacked and robbed a pedestrian along Lenana Road, Nairobi.
The footage went viral on social media with calls to arrest the muggers.
It showed two men confront a pedestrian and point a pistol and knife at him before grabbing a bag that contained a laptop and valuables from his pockets.
The four who include the two men who were armed with a pistol and knife were arrested at their hideout in Pangani.
Police said the two were arrested alongside a woman, believed to be a wife of one the suspects and another occupant of the house.
They had escaped from Kawangware and Gatina where police traced them before being caught in Pangani on Monday morning.
The officers recovered the laptop that was stolen in the robbery, a knife and some of the clothes the men were wearing the day they committed the robbery.
Nairobi police boss Philip Ndolo said they are looking for more suspects in connection with the incident. He said the men and woman are expected in court to face various charges.
“The men who were captured on CCTV attacking a pedestrian along Lenana Road while armed with a pistol and knife were arrested. We will not relent until all accomplices are caught and we thank all those who helped to get them,” said Ndolo.
Police are now encouraging tenants and landlords to install CCTV cameras on their premises as part of efforts to address crime.
Incidents of robberies have been on the decline in the past five months in the city. The period was partially on a lockdown in parts of the city.

Crime rates
Meanwhile, more than 100 cases of defilement have been recorded in Nairobi region since January this year.
Police authorities said the 129 cases reported fluctuated in numbers. In January, some 30 cases of defilement were reported as compared to 29 in February, 24 in March, 24 in April and 22 in May.
Ndolo said the trend shows a decrease in cases albeit in small margins. He said there were fears the cases would be on the increase given children are at home over the Covid-19 pandemic.
“We can see a steady decrease in the cases even though it is not impressing. We ask parents to be keen on their children,” he said.
Data collected in the region show there were 11 cases of rape in the city in January as compared to seven that were recorded in February, five in March, five in April and seven in May.
Murder incidents stood at five in January as compared to 18 of February, 10 of March, 15 in April and 16 in May while assault cases stood at 137 in January, 151 in February, 28 in March, 15 in April and 16 in May.
There were 54 cases of robbery with violence cases in January as compared to 21 in February, 25 in March, 20 in April and 20 in May. Most of the incidents are believed to have happened at night despite the dusk to dawn curfew that is currently in force to tame the spread of the coronavirus.
Ndolo said they have enhanced operations and will take stern action against crime. He encouraged those offended to always report to the authorities for help and action.
“When you fail to report an incident you encourage the crime to continue being committed. We urge for continued reporting of these incidents for action,” said Ndolo.

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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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