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Daily Nation : February 12th 2014
DAILY NATION Wednesday February 12, 2014 CHARGES DROPPED | 33 suspected Masjid Musa rioters released National News 9 BRIEFLY KITUI Student’s kin threatens to sue over beatings The family of a student who sustained injuries after severe beating by a teacher has threatened to sue if no action is taken against the tutor. The student’s guardian, Stanley Kithome yesterday said the beatings amounted to cruel assault and threatened to sue the teacher. Kithome Muli, a form four student at Kaluva Secondary in Kitui County dislocated the hip joint. NAIROBI LABAN WALLOGA | NATION Some of the youth arrested at Masjid Musa in Mombasa County yesterday at Shanzu law courts. Thirty three of them including three women were released after the prosecution dropped charges against them. However, more than 70 suspects still in police custody will face terrorism related charges. Kambi told to prove he holds degree BY NATION REPORTER Labour Cabinet Secretary Kazungu Kambi was yesterday ordered to prove that he is a degree holder. High Court judge David Majanja asked Mr Kambi to file an affidavit within seven days to discount allegations that he gave false information about his academic qualifications. The minister will swear the affidavit and all the required documents to prove he is fit to hold public office. False information Mr Kambi has been sued by rights activist Charles Omanga. Mr Samuel Aduda, the activ- ist’s lawyer, wants the court to compel the Attorney-General and Mr Kambi to allow the petitioner access to information in their custody. “The petitioner has reason to believe that Mr Kambi misled or gave false information about himself in the self-declaration form,” said the lawyer. Mr Omanga said this “may jeop- ardise good governance”. The case will be heard on March 12. SCHOOL ATTACK | Officer says victim was in group of attackers City student was ‘killed by stray police bullet’ School was raided on Sunday night by masked gang members who beat up the students BY OUMA WANZALA @Iwanzala firstname.lastname@example.org Centre on Sunday night was hit by a stray police bullet. Dagoretti police chief Mathew P Gwiyo said the student, Isaac Lesile, was killed when officers were shooting at the fleeing attackers. “We are investigating how he came to be in the group of attackers. The police could not identify him as a student as he was wearing jeans and not school uniform,” said Mr Gwiyo. The police boss added that the 20- year-old student was hit on the back of his head and killed several metres olice yesterday admitted that the student killed at Nairobi’s St Charles Mutego Education tion of the day fight. “It is sad that the boy was killed by We are investigating how he (shot student) came to be in the group of attackers as that led him to being hit by a bullet. The police could not identify him as a student, as he was not in school uniform.” Dagoretti police boss Mathew Giyo from the school. Isaac’s father, Mr Simon Ndiami, said: “I do not understand why the police killed my son yet he was fleeing from the attackers.” He alleged that students had fought during the day and the night attack was a continua- police who were supposed to rescue him during the attack. He was hit by a bullet on the head from behind, a clear indication that he was fleeing,” said the parent. On Sunday, some people attacked the school at about 11pm injuring more than 40 students. They entered the school through a broken timber fence and went directly to the dormitories where they ordered all the students to get out. “The attackers who were armed with assorted weapons stood at the main door of the dorm and ordered the door to be opened before they directed us to get out. They used timber and pangas to hit us one by one,” said the students. The learners alleged that the attack- ers sang Maasai war songs during the incident that lasted more than a half an hour. www.nation.co.ke/dagoretti TO WATCH THE VIDEO GO TO Three deny possession of elephant tusks Three people were yesterday charged with illegal possession of 22kgs of elephant tusks valued at Sh2.2 million. Mr Gibson Kariuki, Mr James Irungu and Mr Peter Otieno denied the charge and were released on Sh800,000 bail each until the hearing on April 24. They are said to have had the tusks at Eastgate Naivas Supermarket in Nairobi on February 10. NAIROBI Foreigner admits 39gm cocaine charge A South African woman could spend the rest of her life in prison after pleading guilty to trafficking in narcotics. Ms Tara Louice Chukwu was arrested at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport on Monday with 38.7 grams of cocaine in her rectum. Kibera principal magistrate Lucas Onyina remanded her in police custody until Friday. NAKURU Trader accused of assaulting farmer A businessman in Gilgil was yesterday charged with assaulting and injuring a farmer. Mr Sikona Kupele is accused of hitting Mr Rise Karbolo on the head with a club at Or-Jorai settlement scheme on February 6, this year. Mr Kupele denied the charge and was released by Nakuru chief magistrate Samuel Mungai on a Sh30,000 bond until the hearing on April 1.
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