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Police gun-down two criminals



Two criminals who shot dead a university student in Umoja were shot dead in a dramatic long shoot out with detectives in Ruiru. They were shot dead by Special Service Unit officers after a chase and firing at Kamakis area on Wednesday afternoon.

Police linked the two to the killing of Rodgers Opiyo, a fourth year university student who was shot dead while buying medicine for his sick mother at a chemist in Phadam Hospital in Umoja, Nairobi last week.

Opiyo had identified one of the two, who were on a robbery mission at the chemist during curfew time. They shot him and escaped via motorbike.

On Tuesday, police, acting on intelligence information ambushed the two with the same motorbike without a registration number in Ruiru area.

They responded to calls to surrender by firing at police officers prompting a shootout which lasted for than one hour, Kiambu police boss Ali Nunow said.

“At around 11 am, we received information that they had been spotted along Eastern Bypass. The two were fatally injured as we engaged them,” Nunow said.

During the fracas, two members of public were shot at, as the two criminals shot indiscriminately targeting the SSU detectives who were in plain clothes.

The condition of the two is yet to be established.Police recovered a Ceska Pistol and the motorbike.

One of the suspects enjoyed his criminal lifestyle, regularly posting his pictures donning chains with captions that lay bare his profession.

“Even though I’m marked for death, I’m gonna spark till my last breath,” reads on of his posts on his Facebook account under the name Bugii King Ihab.

In another post he wrote: “I no longer live in fear… my pistol close in hand.. convinced this is my year.”

Last week, police vowed to trace the two after killing the student.

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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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