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Wairimu did not kill Cohen, says lawyer Murgor



Lead Counsel Philip Murgor has accused Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DC) of framing up Sarah Wairimu in the chilling murder of Dutch businessman Tob Cohen.
Murgor who is acting for Wairimu said she was innocent and has nothing to do with Cohen’s killing.
“She is innocent regardless of what the investigators say,” he said, adding that until proven guilty, she is innocent.
Murgor claimed DCI are trying to create a narrative that her client is guilty even before the postmortem and investigations are complete to frame his client.
He has also accused DCI boss George Kinoti of proecuting the case in the media and also bungling the investigations after he led a team of detectives to Cohen’s home without informing Wairimu.
Murgor has also claimed that DCI has roped in the media to push a narrative aimed at incriminating Wairiumu even before the postmortem results are out.
“A section of the media has been used to run a narrative that Wairimu is guilty,”
Murgor said that despite being charged with murder, they are yet to see any single statement implicating Wairimu.
“She faces murder yet not even a single statement or a post-mortem was attached to the charge sheet,” she said.
He said Wairimu has nothing to do with the murder saying she has been in police custody since July 28 when she was arrested and has never visited their Kitsuru home until Friday when Cohen’s body was found
She was arrested on July 28 as soon as she invoked her right to remain silent and have her lawyer represent her
“For 17 days she has had no opportunity to do anything in her house, except twice when she was taken to take a bathe and change her clothes accompanied by DCI officers,” he said.
Murgor has taken issues with the way the investigative team has handled the matter saying from the onset, it seems the outcome has been one, to incriminate Wairimu.
It is then that the team returned on Friday and headed straight to the manhole where the body of Chen was found.
His hands were tied and a rope fastened around his neck. The body was in a blue jeans, which Wairimu had told police he was wearing on the day he disappeared.
Cohen was last seen on July 19 and has been missing for 63 days before his body was retrieved in a septic tank at their K
Wairimu is currently remanded at Lang’ata Women’s Prison.
Kinoti has described Mr Cohen had been murdered in his house and they were right after all. “I told you we will get to the bottom of this,” Mr Kinoti told Cohen’s sister Gabriella as the two hugged.

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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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