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Nairobi News : November 11th 2013
6 city briefing Police save suspected robber from irate mob Mlango Kubwa. Policemen on patrol saved a man suspected of robbing Mlango Kubwa residents from being lynched by a mob. The man had been cornered near St Teresa Primary School when the officers dispersed the irate mob. Mlango kubwa Chief Moses Gamia said the man was arrested and taken to Pangani Police Station. He pleaded with the residents no to take the law into their hands. | Faith Nyamai, NNews Security to improve with leasing of cars CBD. The leasing of 1,100 cars for police by the State is expected to improve city security. During the release of the half year crime report recently, the IG of Police, David Kimaiyo, admitted that one of the biggest challenges in fighting crime was lack of equipment. He said police lack cars to enable them reach crime and accident scenes on time, stating that the situation caused more deaths. | Stella Cherono, NNews Monday, November 11, 2013 NAIROBINEWS.CO.KE UMOINNER DENIES LINK TO ILLUMINATI news Matatu Sacco turns to prayer to mend image An Umoinner Sacco matatu at the Mutindwa railway crossing, where more than 10 people died. | Jeff Angote, NairobiNews Umoja. Umoinner Sacco has refuted claims that its members belong to illuminati. It said there was no truth to the rumours that have been making rounds on the social media since one of their buses was involved in an accident with a passenger train at Mutindwa. Illuminati is a cult whose membership is be- lieved to include powerful people in the society. They are said to owe their influence and wealth to the devil in whom they are said to worship. The Facebook and Twitter updates alleged that the accident which killed 12 people when the driver defied orders to stop might have been an act of sacrifice. The Sacco however said its members were believers and practised Christianity. “We have been supporting church activities and the churches we have supported really appreciate our work. We are not illuminati. We are young people determined to make a decent living,” said the Sacco treasurer Mr John Wanyeri. | Bernadine Mutanu, NNews BERNADINE MUTANU, NairobiNews firstname.lastname@example.org BY ARTHUR SITUMA, email@example.com Umoja. A few of its vehicles were driven I into the compound for the prayers that according to the Sacco treasurer, John Wanyeri were meant to thank God for release of the previously impounded vehicles. “God has provided a way for the release of all of our vehicles, they are all operating and we are very happy, we just want to thank Him,” he added speaking to NairobiNow via a phone. The prayers, he added were also a platform to all doubting Thomas’ that the members of the Sacco were not involved in the devil worship-linked Illuminati cult. However, despite the prayers a resident who spoke to NairobiNews was sceptic. God-fearing “Maybe some are God-fearing peo- People stare at some of the seats from the bus that was rammed by a train at Mutindwa killing 12 people. | File, NairobiNews Just what is Illuminati? Illuminati is derived from a Latin word illuminatus meaning ‘enlightened’. The name traces its origins to the Bavarian Illuminati, a secret society founded on May 1, 1776 to oppose superstition, prejudice and religion. The Roman Catholic Church outlawed it a few years later. Many modern illuminati organisations claim to be descended from the original Bavarian one though a majority of these claims are fictitious. ple, but some are not, so it is good they have gone for prayers to scare away the demons,” said James Omondi. As the prayers took place, it was business as usual for majority of operators who had blasting gospel tunes, which one of the conductor said was meant to appease church-going customers. The Sacco has been under heavy public criticism after one of its matatus was rammed by a train killing over ten passengers on October 30. The driver was said to have ignored a directive to stop at the Mutindwa railway crossing. n a bid to mend its tarnished image, the embattled Umoinner Sacco held prayers at the PCEA church, Intervention. The leadership organises prayers for its drivers in a bid to ensure they obey traffic rules as well as delink it from Illuminati rumours Sacco withdraws case against authority PHILIP MUYANGA, NairobiNews firstname.lastname@example.org filed against the National Transport and Safety Authority for detaining its vehicles. Umoinner withdrew the T case after informing the court that NTSA had released some of it matatus. The parties therefore told Justice George Odunga that they did not wish to proceed with the matter. On Wednesday the court had directed he matatu Sacco has withdrawn a case it had that arguments on whether the suspension should be halted be heard on Friday. Ummoiner Sacco had claimed that the decision by NTSA was misinformed as the driver of the ill-fated bus had since been charged in court. According to the Sacco, NTSA was not impartial neither was it constituted as a board with authority to make a decision to detain the vehicles. The Sacco had further argued that NTSA in arriving at the decision to stop its operations failed to consider that the other vehicles it operates were not involved in the accident. NTSA through lawyer Charles Agwara had said it was within its power to demand the inspection of all vehicles. Justice George Odunga had directed NTSA and the Attorney General who had been named as respondent to file their response.
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