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Police officer to serve death sentence for murdering two men



The Court of Appeal has upheld the death sentence imposed on an Administration Police officer for killing two men in Machakos county 10 years ago.

Cosmas Mulwa gunned down security guard Samuel Maiyo for ejecting him from a bar before shooting land broker Charles Ngugi four times for offering his lover a lift. Mulwa, who at the time worked at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre, was sentenced to death for the crimes on October 6, 2010, by the High Court in Nairobi.

He appealed against the ruling, but on July 24, this year, appellate judges William Ouko, Agnes Murgor and Kathurima M’inoti upheld the lower court’s death sentence. Having carefully considered this appeal, we do not find merit in any of the grounds of appeal and the appeal is hereby dismissed in its entirety,” the judges  ruled.

The particulars of the case were that the AP murdered Ngugi and Maiyo on August 5, 2010, at Boma Villa bar and restaurant in Syokimau. The High Court was told that Mulwa and his lover Phyllis Kajuju had gone to Syokimau to sort out a boundary beacons issue of a plot he had purchased through Ngugi.

The couple had lunch and drinks with Ngugi at the bar. However, they abandoned their mission and continued drinking.

At 7pm, Ngugi excused himself to go to Donholm and Kajuju asked him for a lift since she was headed in the same direction. The two walked out, followed by the officer, who was not happy that his girlfriend was leaving.

Outside the bar, he shouted at Ngugi that Kajuju was his prostitute before landing blows on her until she fell. She got up and ran into the bar where Mulwa followed her and beat her the more.

The commotion attracted the bar owner who, with Ngugi, unsuccessfully tried to restrain the AP. Maiyo was summoned to eject Mulwa from the bar but the officer shot him dead before turning his gun on Ngugi, shooting him four times.

In mitigation, the convict claimed he was on his way home when gangsters assaulted him and took his gun leaving him helpless in a field. He accused the prosecution of subjecting him to “imaginary murder charges”. Further, Mulwa accused the trial judge of being biased against him.

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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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