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‘I was having a bad day’: ‘Kanjo’ at centre of city car drama says

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The Nairobi city centre was rocked by chaos on Tuesday morning after an attempt by inspectorate officers to tow a private vehicle quickly went awry, leaving one man injured and three parked cars damaged.

It all began when three officers, commonly referred to as ‘kanjo’, arrived with their break-down vehicle to clamp a silver-gray BMW which was parked near Jamia Mosque along Banda Street. They were on orders to tow the parked vehicle, Koja Ezekiel, a man sub-contracted by the City Inspectorate Office, said. 

Without confirming whether the owner had paid for the parking spot, the officers clamped the vehicle and began towing it towards Kimathi Street. Upon seeing the vehicle being taken away, by-standers near the vehicle tried to explain that the owner had already paid for parking. However, they remained adamant and would hear none of it. 

The adamant inspectorate officers got into their breakdown vehicle, registration number KAE 870F that had a yellow Nairobi City County board written number 4/3/16, and began to move the car.

By this point, the altercation with inspectorate officers had began to draw a crowd of onlookers. Interested bystanders, passers-by and boda boda riders were drawn into the drama, which the owner of the towed car was trying to resolve, and closely followed the conversation. 

The situation, however, threatened to get out of hand when the witnesses demanded that the clamped vehicle be released as its parking had been paid for.

Sensing danger, the inspectorate officers got into their vehicle and drove off towards Kimathi Street while towing the vehicle, whose steering wheel was locked, thus causing the car to zig-zag and inconvenience other road users. 

By this time, the crowd of onlookers had grown into an angry mob. They caught up with the city inspectorate vehicle which had been left behind by panicked officers who took off upon realising the extent of damage they had caused. However, the crowd caught up with one officer, who was quickly rescued from their wrath by police officers who were nearby.

But this did not stop the city inspectorate vehicle which, in a panic, sped on as the towed vehicle continued hitting several other cars parked in front of Nation Centre. The vehicles, including a black Toyota Avensis and silver Nissan Note, were hit. The break-down vehicle finally came to a halt after hitting a black Subaru Forester. A parked grey Prado missed being hit by a whisker as it was just inches away from the line of impact.

The crowd turned its anger to the  break-down vehicle, which was quickly vandalised. Its windscreen was shuttered, bonnet pulled to the ground, the car battery damaged and several wires surrounding the engine cut.

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Ngina Kenyatta gives birth to president Uhuru’s third grandchild

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News reaching us from the grapevine is that president Uhuru Kenyatta’s daughter was at a city hospital yesterday to give birth. 

Our source who works at the hospital said, “Ngina Kenyatta is giving birth there. She’s already at the hospital.”

Her mother, first lady Margaret Kenyatta, was also spotted at the hospital yesterday evening.

Ngina Kenyatta has not been seen in public for many months prompting speculation as to her whereabouts. The interesting news is that, late last month Ngina got married to the son of a famous business tycoon.

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Former CS Wario sentenced to 6 years in jail or pay Ksh.3.6M fine

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The former Cabinet Secretary risks up to 6 years in prison if the fine is not paid.

Hassan Wario, the former Sports Cabinet Secretary, has been fined Ksh.3.6 million by a Nairobi court after being found guilty of corruption, abuse of office, and misappropriation of funds during the 2016 Rio Olympics.

The former Sports CS was charged with 4 counts, the first count is engaging in a project without prior planning contrary to Section 45 (2) (c) as read with sections 48 (1) of the Anti-Corruption and Economic Crimes Act No. 3 of 2003.

The other three counts were abuse of office contrary to Section 46 as read with Section 48 of the Anti-Corruption and Economic Crimes Act No. 3 of 2003 with particulars that he improperly conferred a benefit on three persons by including them on the list of delegation to Rio, Brazil for Olympic Games 2016.

The magistrate noted that there was wastage of resources adding that the budget for the games needs to be tailored. She directed that not everyone involved in the planning should travel.

The former Sports CS was charged with 4 counts, the first count is engaging in a project without prior planning contrary to Section 45 (2) (c) as read with sections 48 (1) of the Anti-Corruption and Economic Crimes Act No. 3 of 2003.

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World remembers 9/11 as Biden joined by Obama and Clinton mark America’s darkest day

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Two decades after hijacked airliners smashed into New York City’s World Trade Center and the Pentagon outside Washington, America and the world are honouring the nearly 3,000 lives lost.

It is also a day to reflect on how the trauma of September 11, 2001, helped to shape modern society.

The centrepiece of events sees the US President visiting three sites associated with the attacks.

He is currently at ground zero in lower Manhattan at the September 11 Memorial, where crowds have lined the streets to the sounds of the national anthem performed by the Young People’s Chorus of New York.

Bagpipes were then played before a moment of silence was observed at 8.46am (GMT 1.46pm) – the time American Airlines Flight 11 crashed into the North Tower.

After that, family members began reciting the names of 2,977 victims, an annual ritual that will last four hours.

This was broken up by emotional speeches, as well as similar silences to mark the second plane – United Airlines Flight 175 – hitting the South Tower 18 minutes later.

And then for when American Airlines Flight 77 struck into the western façade of the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia at 9.37am (2.37pm GMT), and United Airlines Flight 93 – which was heroically crashed by passengers who regained control – at 10.03am (3.03am GMT).

In video footage captured by the Mirror’s Andy Lines, a fire engine was seen incredibly being dispatched on an emergency call just two minutes after the first silence was observed.

The crew were seen heroically racing out from FDNY Engine 28/Ladder 11, just as the brave firefighters did from the same station 20 years ago – almost to the minute.

Later on, Biden will go to the Pentagon and to Shanksville, Pennsylvania, where Flight 93 crashed.

The remembrances have become an annual tradition, but today takes on special significance.

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