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CCTV Captures Thief's Trick During Shop Robbery [VIDEO]



  • CCTV footage has emerged showing how a thief pulled off a rather quick robbery on a shop in Mombasa.

    In the undated video seen by, the robber is seen walking into the shop with a paper in hand.

    He appears to ask the shop attendant who had placed his phone on the table a question while gesturing at the paper.

    Watch the video courtesy of NTV:

    Clearly a diversion tactic, the man is able to conceal the phone from the unsuspecting shop attendant who is concentrating on the paper. 

    The robber manages to pick the phone which is out of view, without arousing any suspicion from the attendant.

    Upon completing his query, he walks out of the shop with the phone.

    The camera footage captured the man’s face as he had lowered his mask during the operation.

    Police have launched a manhunt for the man.

    The most recent police report on the crime statistics showed that Mombasa recorded 771 cases of stealing for the months of Jan to Dec 2018.

    Earlier in September 2020, CCTV footage showed thugs breaking into a parked car in broad daylight in Mombasa.

    Police mounted a search for the robbers, capturing them days later

    The suspects were apprehended at the Majaoni area of Mombasa a day after another accomplice was nabbed at his home where a vehicle matching the description of the getaway car was recovered. 

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    Uhuru Unveils 120-Acre Police Academy [PHOTOS]



  • President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday, January 26, unveiled new police academy in the outskirts of Nairobi aimed at training senior police officers.

    The institution, Kenyan Police Leadership Academy, is located in Ngong area of Kajiado County.

    The academy is situated on a 120-acre parcel of land of which 18 acres are already in use according to a statement issued by National Police Service.

    The force indicated that over 50 per cent of the materials expected to be used in the construction of the facility will be sourced locally.

    Artistic impressions of the Police Academy in Ngong, Kajiado County.
    Artistic impressions of the Police Academy in Ngong, Kajiado County.

    “Overall construction will be locally sourced where 56% of materials will be local. The project is expected to be completed and commissioned soon,” read the statement in part.

    According to designs presented to the president, the institution is expected to have adequate accommodation for 220 individuals as well as classrooms and lecture halls.

    Other facilities include a well-equipped auditorium with a sitting capacity of 450 people, kitchen and dining halls as well as sports and recreational centers.

    The Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) has offered to support the project by constructing adequate accommodation for police officers attached to CBK and will be located in Industrial Area, Nairobi.

    “The Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) is supporting the development of this project through a Memorandum of Understanding with the NPS. As part of this arrangement, CBK will build adequate accommodation for the police officers attached to CBK in Nairobi.

    “CBK has finalised plans to build a modern, gated community in Industrial Area with 210 units. This will solve permanently a long standing problem , and provide suitable living quarters for these officers and their families,” read the CBK statement in part.

    President Uhuru Kenyatta speaking at the commemoration to 100 years of the Loreto Eastern Africa Province at Loreto Mary Ward Center in Karen, Nairobi County
    President Uhuru Kenyatta speaking at the commemoration to 100 years of the Loreto Eastern Africa Province at Loreto Mary Ward Center in Karen, Nairobi County
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    IEBC Issues Verdict on BBI Signatures



  • The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission has approved 1.14 million signatures in the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) bill.

    This is out of the 4.2 million signatures submitted by the BBI secretariat team on December 10, 2020.

    In a notice dated Tuesday, January 26, IEBC Chairperson Wafula Chebukati affirmed that the initiative surpassed the threshold needed to proceed to the next stage.

    An image of Wafula Chebukati
    IEBC Chairperson Wafula Chebukati speaking at the Law Society of Kenya annual Cocktail event at Intercontinental Hotel in December 2018.

    “The Commission, through interim verification of data captured as of 19th January 2021, has confirmed and is satisfied that the Initiative has been supported by 1,140,845 registered voters. 

    “This is, therefore, to notify you that the Initiative has met the requisite threshold as provided in Article 257 (4) of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010,” read part of the statement.

    The bill seeking to amend the constitution will be forwarded to the speakers of the 47 county assemblies for debate within three months from the date of submission by IEBC.

    The county speakers will then submit the decisions of the county assemblies to the Speakers of the National Assembly and Senate. For the Bill to proceed to a referendum, it must be passed by at least 24 County Assemblies.

    The BBI task force had initially slated the timelines for the BBI process, revealing that County Assemblies would submit their decisions by February 19, 2021. This would set the pace for the referendum to be held between April 6 to June 6.

    Various politicians have embarked on various tours across the country to either drum up support for the bill or criticise the proposed amendments.

    On the frontline of this initiative are President Uhuru Kenyatta and Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party leader Raila Odinga who have appealed to Kenyans to support the BBI citing that it provides long-term solutions to the majority of the problems in the country. 

    However, a section of politicians led by Deputy President William Ruto and his allies have suggested that the proposals be revised to avoid a scenario where the referendum will pit Kenyans against each other.

    The DP has in the past stated that he would not participate in the referendum if it proved divisive. 

    Deputy President William Ruto address a gathering at a Sunday service at Hope Church, Nairobi on January 10, 2021
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    Lake Nakuru Fish is Unfit for Human Consumption – Govt



  • The government has warned Kenyans against consuming fish harvested in Lake Nakuru.

    This comes after research carried out by Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (KEMFRI) showed that the fish animals contained dangerous chemicals.

    The Ministry of Agriculture issued the warning and asked the County Government of Nakuru to ban fishing in the lake.

    Agriculture Chief Administrative Secretary Lina Chebii Kilimo, while addressing the press on Tuesday, January 26, noted that the chemicals were caused by pollution of the lake.

    A file image of Lake Nakuru
    A file image of Lake Nakuru

    “This is not good fish. I take this opportunity to ask the Nakuru County Government, through the public health department, to check into the fishing issue,” she noted.

    She gave the address after overseeing an exercise in which over 100,000 fishes were removed from the lake.

    The research findings also showed that those who consumed fish from the lake developed rashes.

    The county realised over Ksh300 million revenue last year from the fishing industry, and according to Nakuru Agriculture CEC, the county was looking to raise fish revenue to over Ksh1 billion.

    This is however, not the first time the state has issued a warning over poisonous fish. In October 2018, the state banned fish imported from China after research discovered traces of heavy metals in them, which are harmful to human health.

    The laboratory tests commissioned by The EastAfrican show, came after health concerns were recently raised by several countries, including the US, that called for tighter controls in the enforcement of safety and health checks by Chinese authorities over their fish products.

    According to drug sample analysis of residue done by the University of Nairobi’s laboratory, the fish purchased from a wholesale dealer at Nairobi’s Gikomba market contained lead, mercury, copper, and arsenic.

    The results, though in levels permissible by the WHO standards, confirmed residues of 0.04 ppm of lead, 0.005 ppm of mercury, >0.001 ppm of arsenic and 1.2 ppm of copper, indicating possible contamination of the water ponds used to farm the fish.

    A plate of fish and green vegetables
    A plate of fish and green vegetables.
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