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Daily Nation : February 1st 2014
SATURDAY NATION February 1, 2014 National News 9 FLEEING DROUGHT | Turkana residents search for food and pasture as hunger bites BRIEFLY NAIROBI Sh60m relief food sent to Turkana Fifteen trucks carrying relief A girl and her mother use donkeys to ferry their goods as they move from Lokichar to Keekunyuk in Turkana County in search of water and food yesterday. Drought has ravaged the region for months and many residents are seeking shelter in camps where the government is distrib- uting relief food. JARED NYATAYA| NATION HIGHWAY MEN | Horrified passengers watch as gang tosses out travellers from speeding vehicle Bus hijackers kill 2 and hurt 20 Yesterday saw Thika superhighway blocked for hours following a confrontation between police and matatu crews BY SAMUEL KARANJA email@example.com AND OLIVER MUSEMBI firstname.lastname@example.org highway on Thursday night. The ‘Paradiso’ bus was driven to Muhoho in Kiganjo, Gatundu South T wo people were killed and about 20 seriously injured after a bus was hijacked on Thika Super- Sub-County where the hijackers attacked the passengers and robbed them of money and mobile phones. Following the hijack and the kill- ing of the bus driver and a passenger, police and matatu crews yesterday fought running battles at Githurai 44 and Zimmerman. Police said the driver, Mr Mbugua Njuguna, 52, was stabbed to death. “The driver was stabbed in the chest and he died in hospital,” said Gatundu police boss Benard Mulli. A passenger, who is yet to be identi- fied, died after being thrown out of the speeding bus. His body was badly disfigured after the bus and other vehicles ran over him. The bus conductor, Mr Simon Ngugi, said they picked up 53 pas- sengers on Ronald Ngala Street and when they reached Roasters, they stopped to drop one. “A man then took control of the bus and drove towards Thika, leaving me behind,” he said. He reported to police who gave chase. The gang was armed with two pis- tols, swords and crowbars. They used the bars to hit passengers seriously injuring them. The robbers threw some of passengers out of the bus. 52 The age of the ‘Paradiso’ Bus driver Mbugua Njuguna who was stabbed to death by the hijackers The victims were taken to Gatundu District Hospital. Police on patrol also spotted the bus and gave chase but slowed down after the gang threw a passenger out of the bus as the bus sped away. Gatundu police learned of the hijeck and mounted a road block but the gang diverted to Muhoho. Meanwhile, in Mtito Andei, one per- son died on the spot and three others were seriously injured after a lorry rammed a tractor from behind. The truck’s brakes failed, it hit the tractor and killed the tractor driver on the spot. TO WATCH THE VIDEO GO TO: www.nation.co.ke/thika food left Nairobi yesterday for Turkana County. The food worth Sh60.7 million will be distributed to the seven sub-counties; Turkana North, Turkana West, Turkana Central, Turkana South, Turkana East, Loima and Kibish. The respective sub-county commissioners have also received Sh300,000 each to transport and distribute the food to residents. Flagging off the trucks at the National Cereals and Produce Board depot in Nairobi, the secretary for special programmes in the Ministry of Devolution, Mr Binsai Chepsongol, said the consignment was part of food distribution that began in December last year, to feed people in all drought -stricken parts of the country. NAIROBI Ex-MP to pay lawyer Sh9m for defamation A former MP has been or- dered to pay a city lawyer Sh9 million for defamation during the inquiry into the death of exForeign Affairs minister Robert Ouko in 1990. The Court of Appeal dismissed former Kisumu East MP Eric Gor Sungu’s appeal against a High Court ruling that awarded Mr George Oraro Sh3 million and instead increased the amount to Sh5 million. Appellate Judges John Mwera, William Ouko and Patrick Kiage also ordered Mr Sungu to pay Mr Oraro an additional Sh4 million as aggravated damages for the remarks he made against him when he led a parliamentary committee that inquired into the death of Mr Ouko.
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