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Daily Nation : February 28th 2014
DAILY NATION Friday February 28, 2014 CHRISTMAS COMES EARLY | Villagers scramble for ‘free’ beer from overturned truck Locals carry crates of beer from a truck that overturned on the Mombasa Highway at Maungu near Voi. The truck ferrying the drinks overturned on Wednesday evening attracting residents as police efforts to disperse them failed. Before long, the alcohol was on sale in Maungu. MWANG’OMBE MWAMBEO | NATION Deya wife’s appeal starts BY NATION REPORTER Mrs Mary Deya, wife of fugi- tive televangelist Gilbert Deya, has been ordered to file details of her appeal against a three-year jail term for stealing a baby in 2005. Mrs Deya told an appeal court in Nairobi yesterday that she would fight her case “by way of written submissions” but furnished no details. “We ask for seven days to serve the State with the details,” her lawyer, Mr John Swaka, said. Mrs Deya was imprisoned for three years for stealing a child after magistrate Grace Nzioka upheld medical evidence presented in court that she was not the baby’s maternal parent. The baby boy, christened “Baby A” during the court sessions, was only a day old when Mrs Deya was found with him, leading to her arrest. The court gave the parties two weeks to return to the court. DISPUTE | Dons have since issued a strike notice over unpaid allowances Lecturers close the door on fresh salary talks bid Official says staff have run out of patience and are ready to stop work BY JEREMIAH KIPLANG’AT @jere_kiplangat firstname.lastname@example.org were not ready for another round of talks on their pay. The lecturers were ready P to stop work after running out of patience, said Kenya ublic university lecturers yesterday warned that they Universities Staff Union secretary-general Charles Mukhwaya. “There was progress when we faced Parliament. But we felt Parliament would take too long. They wanted investigations and people to be charged in court. That is not our in- ‘‘ PROPERTIES FOR SALE Located 800M from Mombasa road near Mlolongo: 1. 10 - Five Acre plots (Commercialcum-Residential)Asking price 75 Million o.n.o 2. 10 - Two and a half Acre plots commercial (2 1/2 Acre)Asking price 37.5 Million o.n.o SERIOUS BUYERS ONLY FOR VIEWING CALL:2224990 OR GATU:0724724463;0731297942 tention. What we want is the universities to pay us now,” said Dr Mukhwaya by the phone. The lecturers are un- happy that Sh3.9 billion meant for their allowances did not reach them. The money was part of the second tranche of What we want is the universities to pay us now” Charles Mukhwaya 3.9 the Sh7.8 billion given the lecturers in 2012 through a collective bargaining agreement. The dons allege that the vice-chancellors used the billions for purposes not intended in the agreement. The university administrators, however said they had adhered to the agreement. The dons have issued a Billions of shillings lecturers are demanding strike notice that expires on March 11. When Education Princi- pal Secretary Belio Kipsang appeared before MPs early this month he promised to help the groups arrive at a solution. National News 11 BRIEFLY MAAI MAHIU Driver killed in car crash on highway A motorist died and his three passengers injured when their car rolled on the NaivashaMaai Mahiu highway yesterday. Naivasha police boss Charles Kortok said the driver lost control and the vehicle rolled, killing him on the spot. His three female passengers were seriously injured and taken to the Kijabe Mission Hospital. SIAYA Assembly members suspended after fight Two members of the Siaya County Assembly were yesterday suspended for three days after they fought in office. Mr Elisha Okuku of East Yimbo and his Central Gem counterpart Fred Ouda will also miss their allowances for the same duration. Witnesses said the duo exchanged blows in the Deputy Speaker’s office after a disagreement over a loan. MAKUENI Child burnt to death in house blaze A three-year-old child was burnt to death when a fire razed the family house at Uthunga village yesterday. The mother had left the baby girl sleeping and gone to visit her mother-in-law nearby when the fire started. Makueni sub-county police commander Peter Njeru said the matter was being investigated and at the same time warned parents against leaving children unattended.
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