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Kenya: Leaders in Naivasha opposed to blanket pay package for police officers who fail the vetting process

Posted by African Press International on December 4, 2013

  • BY JACK MARWA, Kenya 

Religious leaders and Members of Country Assembly from the Naivasha Sub-County have opposed blanket pay package for police officers who will be rejected in the vetting exercise.

Speaking to journalists in Naivasha led by Bishop Joseph Wambugu of the Family Care international, the leaders said those found unfit to be in office should be sacked without any pay.

On their part the Members of Country Assembly led by Lakeview county representative Simon
Wanango called for vetting of Inspector General David Kimaiyo.

The Members of Country Assembly also called for the vetting of three deputies police officers (regular police), Grace Kaindi, (Administration Police Samuel Arachi) and CID boss Ndegwa Muhoro as the law requires.

Jointly at a press briefing they said the process targeted all officers as the exercise aimed was investigating on the suitability of all officers in the force.

Earlier National Police Service Commission chairman Johnston Kavuludi had said labour laws require that any employee who resigns or is forced to leave be paid his or her dues

Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Ole Lenku had said Treasury would release funds for those found unfit to serve or resign would be compensated.

According to CS the package pay included for those over 50 who would receive their retirement money and one month salary for every year they served and those below who would receive only gratuity.

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Kenya: Cameraman based in Busia County assaulted by police officers

Posted by African Press International on July 12, 2013

  • By GODFREY WAMALWA, -API in KENYA

A cameraman with Kenya Broadcasting Corporation based in Busia county was assaulted yesterday by Busia police officers.

Josephat Okiria who was covering learning activities at Railway Academy in Busia was assaulted by the school head Mrs. Lilian Juma as he tried to collect the footage. The camera worth sh150,000 was shattered.

The reporter was on his duty covering teachers strike as an industrial court issued an order to have teachers back in class.

According to the reporter who was accompanied by his colleague from west fm radio Caren Papai, they raised an alarm where officer in charge of crime Moses Kameli  working at Malaba police came in and gun pointed at the reporters to stop covering the school.

The journalist was arrested and placed in custody at Malaba police station but were denied a chance to file a report or any statement by the said officer. They were later released on a free bond.

According to sources, the officer had earlier engaged in love affair with the school head, an issue which residents have called upon Inspector General David Kimaiyo and Director of public prosecution to move in.

When area OCPD Lucas Ongari was reached for comment, the officer said no journalist has been arrested and he is not aware of the incident.

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Thugs in Kenya robbed Chinese workers close to 8 million shillings

Posted by African Press International on June 10, 2013

  • BY JACK MARWA  – Kenya

 Four armed thugs robbed Chinese workers close to Sh 8million along the busy NairobiNakuru highway in a mysterious incident.

The thugs who were allegedly dressed as police officers grabbed the loot near Karai trading center in Naivasha before escaping.

The gangsters did not shoot or injure the two Chinese and their driver during the early morning incident.

According to a source, the three were driving to Naivasha town when the incident occurred after collecting the cash from Nairobi.

“The driver claims that a white car overtook them and two men brandishing guns ordered them to stop,” said the source.

Naivasha deputy OCPD Paul Korir said that the cash was meant to pay workers in Geothermal Rich Olkaria area where the construction of the 280mw geothermal power plant is going on.

Korir wondered why the three decided to carry such a huge sum of money without asking for police escort.

“The three claim that they were ambushed by armed thugs along the highway who took the cash before fleeing towards Nairobi” he said.

The police boss added that they were interrogating the driver adding that they did not rule out an inside job.

 

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Kenya: A Swiss National arrested while making a pornographic movie – girls were having sex with a dog in Mombasa

Posted by African Press International on May 11, 2013

  • BY JACK MARWA 

Twelve women among them a foreigner have been arrested in Nyali, Mombasa after they were found shooting a pornographic movie with a dog.

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The women and the foreigner who police identified as a Swiss national were arrested at an apartment in Nyali and cameras used in the shoot were also confiscated from the scene.

Kisauni DCIO Shadrack Juma said the apartment operates as a brothel and police raided the place last night following a tip-off.

He added that the Swiss national arrived in the country as a tourist two days ago and is believed to have been engaging in the pornography business.

He said the eleven women and the foreigner arraigned in court where they will be charged with engaging in unnatural acts.

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Kenya’s former prime minister Raila Odinga’s police bodyguard loses gun to a prostitute in Kisumu after sleeping with her

Posted by African Press International on April 23, 2013

The incident is an embarrassment for the government.

It has been reported that the policeman identified as Mr Edwin Okinda was part of a group of policemen that had been providing bodyguard duties to former Prime Minister Raila Odinga when he visited Nyanza region. 

The police boss of the area Joseph ole Tito on Monday confirmed the arrest of the woman identified as Ms Maurine Adhiambo saying she was helping police with the investigations into the matter.

The gun stolen is a Ceska pistol, and had nine 15millimetre bullets according to the report from the police.

Reliable sources state that the officer whose firearm was stolen spent the night at Kisumu’s Dalc hotel with the woman in question and when he woke up in the morning, the woman and the gun was missing.

He spent the night in the hotel after carrying out his escort duties to the former PM who had visited Nyanza region that day.

According to Kenya media, the incident is an embarrasing event especially because CORD members of Parliament are trying to get Raila Odinga to parliament after losing the presidency to President Uhuru Kenyatta.  This is a very sad affair because the gun may now be in the hands of criminals in Kisumu.

The woman was on Tuesday arraigned in a Kisumu court charged with stealing the pistol and money from the police officer

Maurine Adhiambo was before the senior Principal Magistrate Samuel Atonga to answer three counts of theft. The first count, she is to answer is that of stealing a government-issued Ceska pistol valued at Sh150,000 from the officer while he was asleep

The second charge to answer is that of stealing 15 nine-millimetre bullets from the said policeman and the third charge is the cashe totalling  Sh23,000 cash.

It is reported that the police officer was charged last week for being careless and losing a government pistol and ammunition. The man may also face administrative discipline by his employer (the government) and lose his job.

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KISUMU WORKS OFFICER ON THE LOOSE

Posted by African Press International on April 15, 2013

  • By JEFF OTIENO.

Kisumu Town West procurement officer a mr Owade is now accused of abuse of office. Owade who was formally in Kisumu North but now in Kisumu West is allegedly using some various companies to award himself contracts contrary to work ethics.

At the centre of the controversy is economic stimulous fund project where 30 milliom Kshs meant for Ojola District Hospital was awarded to a construction company operating under the flagship Mijuto construction. So far the work at the facility is hardly 70 percent done yet Mijuto has been paid his entire amounts plus retaintion which is supposed to be paid after six months on completion of work and scrutiny.

In the controversial facility,the officer is further alleged to have gone the full throttle of arm twisting the contractor to sub contract him to do electrical work at staggering millions! The officer who is hardly found in office is also accussed by local contractors of hefty financial demands before he awards any constraction work nowander his over night earthly fortunes hardly 4 years since he was posted to that position.

The multi million facility currently cant be used by residents and the contractor has no tangible reason but to blame hefty conspiracy kick backs for the stalled government project. Procurement over sight authority is also being accused for complecancy due to the fact that a few weeks ago they came for inspection in the region but deliberately ignored Ojola Hospital.

Kisumu is a wash with stalled projects and its hoped President Uhuru Kenyattas government will soon crack the whip on unsrupulous officers and conspiring brief case contractors in the region.

 

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Prime Minister Raila Odinga condons the Kisumu killings

Posted by African Press International on November 3, 2012

  • By Maurice Alal, reporting from Kisumu Kenya

The Prime Minister of Republic of Kenya Raila Amollo Odinga has condoned police in Kisumu City over the recent shooting during riots where eight people were killed by police.

The PM said that it is shocking and regrettable  that police are using excessive force to disperse rioters which has left four people dead saying that those people must be arrested and charged in a court of law.

Odinga also claimed that police are also colluding with criminals that have led to increase of insecurity in the city where a number of people have been murdered. “We cannot live in a city where gangs have taken control of making people to be killed in a broad daylight. Police must wake up of their laxity,” said the PM.

He said despite challenges that police are facing to undertake their work; they should not take that as an advantage to allow criminals to take charge of the city.

However, the PM have also appealed to the resident to maintain peace as the matter is being investigated to arrest those involved in the recent killing in Kisumu. “As resident of Kisumu, you should help police with vital information to fight insecurity in the region,” said Odinga.

He also said that over five people have been killed in a week a move that have raised eyebrows saying the rise of insecurity was of a great concern to the government.

“The government is currently working on various measures to ensure residents confidence on security is restored,” Odinga said adding that this also scaring away investors locally and internationally.

In connection to the killing of an ODM politician which enjoys huge following in Nyanza region  where the PM hails from and countrywide, Raila said the killing should not be perceived as political but pure criminal activities.

Odinga also revealed that former police officer who had earlier work in the region was already brought back as demanded by the area residents but said an individual cannot curb insecurity in the region urging stakeholders to unite for security to prevail

The residents on Monday took to the street of Kisumu City over the killing of a ODM party Chairman and also aspirant for the newly created Kisumu Central Constituency Shem Onyango Kwega in demand of an explanation.

Kwega was shot together with his wife Rose Onyango after breakfast meeting in a Kisumu hotel at around 10am by two armed gangs who are said to have made away with Shs. 1.2 million which he was going to bank.The wife is currently fighting for her life at Aga Khan hospital in Kisumu.

This prompted the angry resident and his supporters to protest the killing who later engaged police in a running battle forcing them to lobby teargas canisters which burst into flames and burned 3 people to death. It was during the same riots where police shot 8 people as they were trying to escape.

According to Nyanza police boss Joseph Oletito, the recent killings are pure criminal activities urging the resident to be calm as police finalized their investigations.

Oletito said that so far two prime suspects have been arrested in connection to the killing of the late Kwega and are currently in police custody helping them with investigation.”We are yet to arrest more assailants. Resident should remain vigilant and provide police with information about these gangs,” he said.

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ODM aspirant killed in Kisumu

Posted by African Press International on October 31, 2012

By Maurice Alal, reporting from Kisumu, Kenya

Kisumu City in Nyanza Region of Kenya has become a no-go-zone following the death of Kisumu Town East Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party Chairman Shem Kwega, who is also an aspirant for the newly created Kisumu Central Constituency.

Kwega who is also a prominent businessman in Kisumu was shot together with his wife Rose Kwega by two armed thugs within the Central Business District (CBD) at around 10am.

The deceased and wife were rushed to Aga- Khan Hospital where he was later pronounced dead by Chief Executive Officer, Dr Nadim Mawji.  The doctor said the wife was in a stable condition and doctors were doing all they could to save her life.

It is reported that the deceased was shot on the head and on his chest, before the gang turned on his wife shooting her  on her chest. The thugs who are said to have used AK47 riffles fled in a car from the nearby car-wash. The car was later abandoned by the thugs at Nyamasaria estate.

Kwega, who owns a number of petrol stations within the city, was robbed of unknown amount of cash which he was going to bank before the ambush took place.

The news of his death spread like bushfire within the City and its environs, prompting angry residents to storm the Kisumu Police offices demanding explanation to the killings which they say is now rampant in the region.

This comes barely a week after three people including doctor from Kenya Institute of Research, a student and a security guard was murdered in a cold blood before the thugs stole unknown amount of cash from the doctor and the church where the security officer was manning.

It is the rise of insecurity that prompted the area residents to engage police in a running battle forcing the police to use tear gas canisters to disperse the angry crowd who vowed not to surrender until the security situation in Kisumu and its environs is addressed.

The incident has so far paralyzed business and transport activities in the city leaving travellers stranded.

For the last three months, carjacking has become rampant in Kisumu City.

This has made the police to be on the receiving end of the blame due to their laxity in ensuring security is beeped up. However, Nyanza Provincial Police Officer, Joseph Oletito said investigation to the killings was underway, hoping the suspects will be netted soon.

He urged the residents to maintain peace. But this was not taken lightly by angry residents who demand immediate transfers of various police bosses such as OCPD, OCS among others.

 

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