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Daily Nation : February 13th 2014
DAILY NATION Thursday February 13, 2014 National News 11 EDUCATION | Aga Khan University holds graduation ceremony Aga Khan University president Firoz Rasul confers Ms Rispa Kyania with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree during the convocation yesterday. Mr Rasul said the university subsidises 75 per cent of the students tuition fee. A total of 54 graduands were conferred with diplomas and degrees in nursing and medicine. Health Cabinet Secretary James Macharia was the guest of honour. He thanked the hospital for its leading role in supporting the victims of the Westgate terrorist attack. JENNIFER MUIRURI | NATION Human rights team named BY NATION REPORTER President Kenyatta has nomi- nated five members of the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights, bringing closer to an end, the long wait for leadership. In a letter to the National As- sembly, the President nominated Kagwiria Mbogori as chairperson and Susan Shatikha Sivusia, George Morara Monyoncho, Vincent Suiyanka Lempaa and Jedidah Wakonyo Waruhiu as members. The Justice and Legal Affairs Committee will vet the nominees and recommend whether to approve or reject them. The public will be invited to submit their views on the nominees. The committee will start the hearings on Thursday next week and report to the House on or before February 27. President Kenyatta’s nomination is in line with a January 21 directive by the High Court, to do so within 21 days. IN THE DOCK | Suspects to remain in custody until Tobiko’s case is heard Judge halts release of 4 terror accused on bond High Court issued the order after Tobiko filed an urgent case seeking revision of bond ruling BY VINCENT AGOYA AND PAUL OGEMBA firstname.lastname@example.org T he High Court yesterday stopped the release of four men linked to a terror attack on Jomo Kenyatta airport soon after a magistrate granted them bond. Mr Justice Mbogholi Msagha issued the orders following an urgent application by Director of Public Prosecution Keriako Tobiko. Mr Tobiko is seeking revision of the decision by Senior Principal Mag- There were no facts presented to justify the curtailment of the accused’s rights” Chief magistrate Doreen Mulekyo istrate Doreen Mulyeko to grant the accused Sh20 million bond each. Justice Msagha said the orders would be in force until Mr Tobiko’s application is determined. Ms Mulyeko had asked Mr Moham- med Osman, Mr Garad Hussain, Mr Abdi Mohammed and Mr Ali Warsame to deposit the bonds and provide two Kenyan sureties to secure their release. The four have denied planting an explosive that went off at Java Coffee Cafe at the airport on January 16. The blast did not cause any casu- alties or injuries and police initially mistook it for a bulb that had fallen off a loose fitting. The prosecution had opposed the suspects’ bond application, insisting that they posed a threat to national security. However, Ms Mulekyo dismissed the prosecution’s argument, saying no compelling reasons had been given to deny “the accused their constitutional rights.” “This court is alive to the numerous terror attacks that have been committed in and around the country but the prosecution must present hard and cold facts to support their claims,” she ruled. BRIEFLY KIAMBU Journalist remanded over rape of schoolgirl A former journalist with the Royal Media Services who is facing rape charges has been remanded after his bond was cancelled. Mr Michael Njoroge, formerly the Gatundu correspondent for Inooro FM, has denied raping a secondary schoolgirl in November 2012. He had been released on Sh500,000 bond with a surety in similar amount but the person who stood surety for him withdrew bond. NYANDARUA Sh200m to be spent on lake’s reclamation The Nyandarua County govern- ment will spend Sh200 million to reclaim Lake Ol Bolosat and turn it to a site to attract tourists. Previous attempts have failed due to opposition by encroachers who have been supported by some Lands officials. According to the region’s Tourism Executive member Judy Muhia, over Sh60 million will be used to fence the lake this financial year. KAJIADO Two officer injured as inmates try to escape Two police officers were yester- day injured when three robbery suspects they were transporting to a police station turned against them. The suspects were being moved from Athi River to Kajiado but on reaching Isinya market they tried to snatch guns from officers guarding them. Kajiado police boss Essau Ochorokodi The scuffle, which occurred yesterday at midday, lasted for 30 minutes. He said the suspects were overpowered and locked up again.
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