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Purity Mwambia: Kenyans Call for Protection of Investigative Journalist after Exposing Rogue Officers

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In her chilling exposé dubbed ‘Silaha Mitaani’ that aired on Citizen on Sunday, April 18, she revealed how some police officers were aiding criminal activities by leasing out their weapons to thugs.

The investigative piece further showed how it was easy to acquire guns, police uniforms, ammunitions, and handcuffs in Kenya with as low as KSh 1,000.

Mwambia established that the scoundrel officers were leasing a pistol at KSh 5,000, an AK47 at KSh 10,000, and bulletproof vests. In terms of buying, it was discovered that a Ceska gun is hired for KSh 50,000 while an AK47 gun for hire was valued at between KSh 80,000 and KSh 200,000.

Her exposé was informed by an increased number of cases where police officers were being implicated in criminal activities, with 625 of them reported in the last 10 months. In one incident, at Njoro Police Station, they paid KSh 1,000 to get handcuffs which they were to return within 24 hours.

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Arrest warrant issued against NYS scandal suspect

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Editor Review;Ngirita is facing four counts of failing to pay taxes.

The businesswoman is accused of failing to pay taxes amounting to the aforementioned amount between December 2016 and December 27.

This is the second time an arrest warrant is being issued against Ngirita who is facing four counts of failure to submit a tax return and failure to pay tax.

She further claimed that all this stemmed from the fact that the boy could no longer attend Pembroke School due to an outstanding KSh 3.4 million debt. 

She went on to plead with President Uhuru Kenyatta to step in and help her family out, which she felt was made to bear the heaviest brunt of the NYS corruption scandal.

“I want the President to know that we are being persecuted. My family has been through a lot. Even if I am a suspect, we have been persecuted for two years.

 I used to work and all my money is stuck at NYS. I’d rather die or be thrown in jail than go through this

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Radio Jambo presenter pleads for Ksh 4.3m financial help

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The veteran sports presenter at the Radio Africa-based station is seeking to raise funds to facilitate a kidney transplant in Turkey.

According to a notice shared on social media, Kuria’s family is on a financial drive to raise Ksh4.3 million.

According to Toldo’s colleague, Fred Arocho, the radio presenter has been unwell for some time and needs specialized treatment. 

“My brother and colleague at Radio Jambo, Toldo Kuria (Mzee Toldo), has been unwell for some time,” Arocho confirmed.

“Mzee Toldo, our son, father, brother, and friend was recently diagnosed with kidney failure and requires an urgent kidney transplant.

This will be undertaken in Turkey and the total cost of the operation is Ksh4.3 million. 

“My good friend and football commentator Toldo Kuria is unwell and in dire need of your prayers and financial support. Any amount will be appreciated,” Radull wrote.

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Senator Mithika Linturi granted sh2m bail

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The Nakuru magistrates court has granted Meru Senator Mithika Linturi a sh 2million cash bail or sh5 million conditional bond over alleged incitement remarks at a rally this past weekend.

Linturi is expected to report to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) headquarters in Kiambu County weekly.

The High Court in Nakuru has also ordered the Meru Senator not to contact or intimidate any witnesses in the case either by proxy or personally.

“His free speech rights are limited that he should not make any comments on the case under investigation,” Chief Magistrate Edna Nyaloti ruled Tuesday.

Linturi is facing charges of alleged incitement remarks he made during Deputy President William Ruto’s rally in Eldoret on Saturday.

He was arrested on Sunday morning in Eldoret and driven to Nakuru before being taken to the DCI offices in Nairobi.

He was later returned to Kaptembwo Police Station where he spent the night.

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