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Serial child killer Masten Wanjala Killed By Mob justice In Bungoma county

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Police had launched a manhunt for Wanjala who is considered to be a threat to the public, especially children, who was arrested sometime in July but had been in custody since after investigators, on at least two occasions, asked for his plea taking to be deferred to allow them time to conclude investigations.

Soon after his arrest, he took police to at least six murder scenes in Nairobi’s Shauri Moyo and in Western Kenya where he had dumped the bodies and was taken to court days later.

Wanjala is reported to have been murdered by an irate mob in Bungoma days after he escaped from police custody in Nairobi ahead of his arraignment in court.

Bungoma Assistant County Commissioner Cornelius Nyaribai confirmed his death on Friday.

Wanjala also led the detectives to Kabete during the search where they recovered two more victims’ bodies from a river believed to have been killed by the suspect.

The suspect is said to have committed other murders in Machakos, Bungoma.

“At the last court appearance, the ODPP made an application for Wanjala to undergo a mental assessment at Mathari Hospital for purposes of presenting him to the High Court to face murder charges,” the public prosecutor said.

Police were initially allowed at least 30 days to detain him so as to complete investigations but kept asking for extensions as the suspect claimed he was yet to take detectives to more murder scenes.

Three police officers on duty during the time of his escape were arraigned in court on Thursday but they did not take a plea after investigators asked for more time to interrogate them.

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Moi’s will shows how he divided mutli-billion wealth to his children

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Court documents have shed insights on how Kenya’s 2nd President, the late Mzee Daniel Arap Moi, shared multi-billion wealth among his eight children. 

According to his Will presented in court, Moi left a 931-hectare parcel of land to be distributed among his five sons; Jonathan Kipkemboi Moi, Gideon Moi, Raymond Moi, Philip Moi and John Mark Moi. 

He gave clear orders to his trustees at Kabarak University to share the ancestral land equally among his sons.

According to court documents, Moi also left Sh100 million cash for each of his daughters; Jenifer Chemutai Moi, Doris Chekorir Moi and June Chebet Moi.

The former President, however, did not include a contested Ksh2.5 billion parcel of land in Muthaiga, Nairobi, in his will. 

The19.7-acre Muthaiga land was excluded from his Will dated November 15, 2005, and the rewritten Will a few years later. 

The former chief family on the other hand wants the Moi family to pay Sh1 billion awarded to them following a land dispute.

Father Gabriel Dolan resigns from Standard Group after writing about Mzee Daniel arap Moi's legacy of torture

It also emerged that Moi wrote his will in 2010, ten years before he died on February 4, 2020.

His will is being executed by his lawyer Zehrabanu Janmohamed who also serves as a non-executive director of Standard Group Plc.

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DCI Kinoti lands powerful role at Interpol

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DCI Kinoti elected to interpol Africa Representative Executive Committee

On Thursday, November 25 Criminal Investigations George Kinoti has been elected to the Interpol Africa Representative Executive Committee.

He will represent Africa in the powerful global body that brings together 195 member states.

Interpol held its annual General Assembly held in Istanbul, Turkey.

Kinoti, in his appreciation speech, acknowledged the efforts put in place in Kenya and other African nations to combat extremism.

Among the strategies that our country has put in place in the management of crime, is Kinoti’s election to the decision-making table of the world’s largest police organization.

It is also a vote of confidence in the Directorate of Criminal Investigations at the global stage

DCI Headquarters hosts the INTERPOL regional bureau for East and Central Africa 

It also hosts Eastern Africa Counter-Terrorism Centre of Excellence, where all counter terror related operations within the region are coordinated.

Kinoti has acknowledged the efforts put in place by member countries in crime management & called upon them to work together, especially in the fight against terror.

The realization that we cannot fight this monster alone has contributed to the successes that we have registered so far across the world as a result of cooperation,” said the DCI chief.

INTERPOL works in conjunction with all member countries and international organizations including the United Nations to combat international crime.

About 470 police chiefs, ministers and other representatives from more than 160 countries attended the three-day meeting.

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KRA officers intercept 30 women at JKIA, find smuggled gold

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The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) Customs Officers Tuesday intercepted approximately 4.88 kilograms of gold and jewellery that was being smuggled through the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA).

This was after the officers stationed at JKIA identified a group of approximately 30 female Kenyan travellers.

The travellers were departing from Nairobi to Mumbai, India through Doha. The valuables are worth Sh31 million.

The travellers are directly associated with three female travellers earlier intercepted entering Mumbai with approximate one kg of gold concealed internally on August 19, 2021.

Approximately 4.88kgs of undeclared gold and jewellery from 15 female passengers during body search by custom officers.

The 15 women who were on board the flight were asked to cancel the flight to allow for further investigations.

The intercepted gold and jewellery has been deposited in the Customs warehouse.

KRA encourages passengers to declare all cargo/items at the Ports of entry and exit as required under the provisions of the Second and Third Schedules of the EAC Customs Management Act, 2004.

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