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Court sentences Kiru principal’s murder suspects Muthoni, Ng’ang’a to 30 years in jail

While delivering the sentencing, Justice Ngugi noted that the court considered the two as first offenders and had spent some time in custody.

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Jane Muthoni, formerly the principal of Icaciri Girls Secondary School, has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for murdering her husband Kiru School Principal Solomon Mwangi, four years ago.

The High Court in Nakuru presiding judge, Justice Joel Ngugi also sentenced her co-accused Isaac Ng’ang’a alias Gikuyu sentenced to 30 years.

While delivering the sentencing, Justice Ngugi noted that the court considered the two as first offenders and had spent some time in custody.

Justice Ngugi said the prosecution proved its case against the duo beyond any reasonable doubt.

The court found out that there was an intention to murder, with plans being hatched from as early as January 2016. The court added that the victim was stupified and strangled and thrown into a thicket, never to be found again.

“A stiff custodial sentence against the accused is merited,” he said while delivering the verdict that lasted less than 20 minutes.

During the pre-sentence hearing before Justice Joel Ngugi, Muthoni maintained her innocence and pleaded with the court for a lenient sentence arguing she was the only remaining parent to her four children and sought to be released to take care of them.

Her first-born daughter, June Valentine Mbuthi, pleaded with the court to forgive her mother, citing traumatizing challenges that she and her siblings are enduring in the absence of both parents.

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Military items recovered in Nakuru, two suspects arrested

“We are on the ground in pursuing the other suspect who is at large  and we urge the public to assist” said Nakuru East subcounty Police Commander Ellena Kabukuru.

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Police in Nakuru have recovered military items and arrested two suspects in connection to the same.

According to Nakuru East sub-county, Police Commander Ellena Kabukuru said the items were recovered by police officers who were on patrol at Mwariki area.

The suspects identified as Christopher Juma and Lawrence Omondi were wearing a military jacket and had handcuffs and military boots.

She added that the suspects were using a motor vehicle registration number KAA169R Peugeot 505.

“We arrested the suspects at midnight with the military items,” she said.

According to the officer, police are pursuing one suspect from Mwariki area who is at large.

She called on residents to help the police on the same.
“We are on the ground in pursuing the other suspect who is at large and we urge the public to assist us,” she said.

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PS Hinga tells off individuals politicizing Government Projects

Principal Secretary (PS) State Department of Housing and Urban Development Charles Hinga decried that there is tendency of individuals moving to courts to challenge major projects initiated by government.

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Principal Secretary (PS) State Department of Housing and Urban Development Charles Hinga,Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui and other guests during the groundbreaking ceremony for the affordable Housing project in Kivumbini.PHOTO/Courtesy.

Kenyans have been warned against politicizing key government projects that are aimed at transforming livelihoods.

Principal Secretary (PS) State Department of Housing and Urban Development Charles Hinga decried that there is tendency of individuals moving to courts to challenge major projects initiated by government.

He said such a move is hindrance to achieving the big 4 government’s agenda including affordable Housing.

Speaking in Nakuru on Thursday when he officiated groundbreaking of affordable housing project at Kivumbini Ward, Nakuru East,the PS called on Kenyans to support government in achieving the Big 4 Agenda.

“We have individuals who have been moving to courts with huge money to block some of these projects but we shall not be intimidated as a Government. If we can stop politicizing key projects and focus on delivering in big 4 agenda in bridging the gap of those who have and those who do not have” said Hinga.

The PS lauded the Project in Kivumbini, terming it the first project under the affordable housing agenda that will show how the national government shall partner with private developer to achieve the same.

He reiterated that the focus is now on governments partnering with private sector in a move aimed at enabling private sector thrives in the country.

“Affordable Housing is not about low quality but high quality to deliver on article 43 on fundamental rights which are no negotiable. Today heralds a new chapter for Nakuru county” he said.

According to the PS the government is working towards addressing the challenges that have been there in the housing sector.

Kings Developers Limited has been awarded the project that will see 605 units constructed on the 7.5-acres-piece of land at PIDA estate of Kivumbini Ward.

Director Yusuf Hassan Ali assured that the project that will offer job opportunities to many locals will be complete within 30 months.

“This is a 605 units-project with many extra amenities and shall be completed within 30 months” he said.

Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui on his part welcomed the project stating that it will see Kivumbini transformed.

According to Kinyanjui, lower part of Nakuru has been marked for urban renewal program hence called on locals to work closely with government.

“In another 20 years, we won’t have these slums anymore. Vertical space development Housing is key in ensuring enough land for agriculture. We have marked this lower part of Nakuru for Urban renewal program” he said.

Similar sentiments echoed by Area MCA Wilbur Onyango who termed the project as one of its kind in Kivumbini Ward.

The MCA appealed to the developer to also consider Corporate Social responsibility(CSR) activities towards schools and other amenities in the area.

“This is the best project ever in this Ward.My appeal is that the developer will also consider CSR for the area. As leaders from Kivumbini, Biashara and Flamingo we support this and the community will also benefit” said MCA Onyango.

The ceremony was also attended by Nakuru Deputy Governor Dr.Erick Korir,Nakuru CECs,Nakuru County Commissioner Erastus Mbui among others.

 

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Shock as 3 people are murdered at Mzee Wanyama,house torched

The bodies of the three were found in their rental house where diceased Alice Njeri- a teacher at nearby  St.Maria Veronica Secondary School had shifted to mid this month.

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Three people were on Thursday morning murdered at Mzee Wanyama, Nakuru East Subcounty and their house torched to conceal evidence.

The bodies of the three were found in their rental house where diceased Alice Njeri- a teacher at nearby  St.Maria Veronica Secondary School had shifted to mid this month.

Nakuru county Deputy Police Commander Joseph Tonui said the three Alice Njeri had rib injuries sustained from a knife,her 5 year old son tangled with a cloth while their househelp Anne Wangari,45, with head injuries sustained from a brutal object.

The incident is said to have happened some minutes to 6am on Thursday just as Njeri had arrived from school.

The breakfast that was being prepared was found in the kitchen where house help Anne Wangari met her death.

Neighbours said a middle aged woman had arrived in the plot asking where teacher Njeri lived- raising eyebrows as Njeri was not known much  in the area having stayed for only 12 days.

The incident has left Simon Kimani-husband to the deceased househelp Anne Wangari in shock.

Kimani will now have to take care of their three children.

Cases of murder and houses being torched have been on the rise in Nakuru raising questions of whether it’s a move to conceal evidence.

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