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Politics of incitement have no room in the country – DP Ruto

The DP was categorical that the country will not go back to the dark days characterised by political turmoil.

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Deputy President William Ruto during tour in Nakuru on Thursday.PHOTO/Courtesy

Deputy President William Ruto has told off a section of leaders who are out to incite Kenyans ahead of 2022 polls.

Speaking at various stop-overs in Kuresoi,Molo and Njoro subcounties of Nakuru county on Thursday, Ruto maintained that politics of unity and development are key at this time in the country.

The DP was categorical that the country will not go back to the dark days characterised by political turmoil.
“We have no room for politics of hatred and incitement and we will not allow you to incite Kenyans against one another for your own political benefits,” Ruto said.
He added that any leader dreaming of any  leadership position in the country  should not incite voters to fight against one another.
He defended his hustler narrative adding that aim is to bring people together for a better society and nation.
The DP was accompanied by  MPs Susan Kihika (Nakuru County), Charity Kathambi (Njoro), Kipchumba Murkomen (Elgeyo Marakwet), Aisha Jumwa (Malindi), Liza Chelule (Nakuru County), Kimani Ngunjiri (Bahati) and Kimani Ichung’wa (Kikuyu).
Others were Rindikiri Mugambi (Buuri), Johana Ngeno (Emurua Dikirr), Gathoni Wamuchomba (Kiambu), Kindiki Kithure (Tharaka Nithi), Rigathi Gachagua (Mathira), John Waluke (Sirisia), Aron Cheruiyot (Kericho), Nelson Koech (Belgut), David Gikaria (Nakuru East) and Christopher Langat (Bomet).
They called for unity in the Riftvalley Region.

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Natembeya sounds stern warning to local administrators over killer illicit brew in Njoro

The furious talking Natembeya said the administration should up their fight against illicit brew which he said has continued to mess up many youths in the society.

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Riftvalley Regional Commissioner George Natembeya and other members of Security team have a smell on some of the illicit brew.PHOTO/Courtesy.

Rift valley Regional Commissioner, George Natembeya has sounded a stern warning to administrators for condoning the making and sale of illicit brews in their localities.

The RC was making an address at Jawatho in Njoro sub-County a day after illicit brew killed 5 people, leaving others fighting for their lives in hospitals.

Natembeya was categorical that no government officer should tolerate illicit brewers and that those doing so would face the full wrath of the law.

“There is no way a chief or police can protect illicit brewer. As a government we will not allow that” said Natembeya while warning them of interdiction.

The RC called on locals to be vigilant and report anonymously any chief or officer who is tolerating the sale of illicit brew in the area for action to be taken.

He called on Assistant County Commissioners, chiefs, police officers to work in collaboration in wiping out illicit brewers in the area.

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Prof.Isaac Kibwage is the new VC Egerton University

In a memo to all students, “following interview carried out by Public Service Commission and after consultations with Cabinet Secretary for Education in exercise of the provisions of section 35(1)(a)(v) of the Universities Act 2012,the University council has appointed Prof.Isaac Ongubo Kibwage HSC as the new Vice Chancellor of Egerton University” read part of the memo.

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Main entrance to Egerton University main campus in Njoro.PHOTO/Courtesy.

Prof.Isaac Ongubo Kibwage is the new Vice Chancellor of Egerton University.

In a memo to all students, “following interview carried out by Public Service Commission and after consultations with Cabinet Secretary for Education in exercise of the provisions of section 35(1)(a)(v) of the Universities Act 2012,the University council has appointed Prof.Isaac Ongubo Kibwage HSC as the new Vice Chancellor of Egerton University” read part of the memo.

The Council congratulated Prof.Isaac Ongubo Kibwage for the new appointment.

It further urged the entire University community to accord him the necessary support.

The memo was undersigned by Acting Chairperson Egerton University Council Wilson Kipruto Rono.

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Njoro cop kills girlfriend in hospital, turns gun on self

The officer No. 254346 PC Benard Sivo, a kamba male adult aged 28yrs who had just taken over Third shift cell sentry duties at the station excused himself to make a call outside the report office with his AK 47 rifle S/NO. 4912292 with 30 rounds of 7.62mm special and pursued the girlfriend to the hospital, shot her and she died on the spot.

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A police officer attached to Njoro Police Station in Njoro sub-county on Sunday night shot and killed his girlfriend who was receiving treatment in hospital.

The officer, Bernard Sivo had allegedly assaulted his girlfriend Mary Nyambura who went to seek medication at the hospital.

“Mary Nyambura, 29, visited the hospital with a fracture on her right leg complaining that he had been assaulted by his boyfriend. While being treated an officer while armed entered the hospital and shot the patient severally,” a police statement read in part.

The deceased’s body was found to have been shot severally on the right arm, right wrist and right back.

“The officer then came back to the station while wild and was firing aimlessly within the station endangering the lives of other fellow officers,” the statement said.

The suspect later committed suicide by shooting himself in the chin.

“The officers were mobilized to disarm him but unfortunately shot himself on the chin and the bullet exited on the upper forehead and died instantly,” the statement added.

The two bodies were taken to Egerton University Morgue awaiting postmortem.

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