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Kenyans Scramble for Petrol After Tanker Overturns [VIDEO]

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  • Residents scrambled for oil after a truck ferrying petrol overturned and fell in a ditch on Saturday morning, January 9, along the Nyamataro-Daraja Mbili in Kisii. 

    It is suspected that the driver lost control of the vehicle, swerved and fell into the ditch.

    In a video seen by Muhabarishaji.com, residents could be seen at the scene of the incident with jerricans and polythene bags, fetching the petrol from the tanker while oblivious of the dangers.

    At the time of publishing, police officers had not arrived at the scene.

    Simultaneously, a truck ferrying loaves of bread has overturned at Mubau heading to Kanyoni Mang’u-Naivasha Road.

    A section of Kenyans were also reported to head to the scene where they sorted out the loaves of bread and made away with those that were still intact.

    The accidents took place just days after officers warned that there were robbers who colluded with truck drivers to execute planned robberies on the trucks.

    The police warned that cases were mostly prevalent along Nakuru-Nairobi Highway as well as the Naivasha-Mai Mahiu road.

    “We have seen a trend where drivers are selling goods on transit, and later stage-managing a robbery along the major roads,” Naivasha OCPD Samwel Waweru.

    The police indicated that the robbery had been on the rise after long waits at border points caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

    The National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) statistic’s as of December 13, 2020 revealed that fatalities have increased compared to the same time in 2019 where 107 people died in road accidents over the same period in 2019.

    This increase in fatalities is despite the reduced travel and more people working from home due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

    Statistics documented by the police and the NTSA indicates that road accidents between January and December 2020 stood at 3,663 compared to 3,508, during the same time in 2019.

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    Residents looting beer from an overturned lorry along the Embu-Mwea road on Tuesday, December 1.
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    Ruth Matete's Father Opens Up on Son-In-Law's Death

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  • Abel Amunga, the father of gospel musician Ruth Matete, has opened up on allegations leveled against her daughter in April last year following the death of Matete’s husband BelovedJohn Apewajoye in April 2019.

    Apewajoye’s manager, Jesse McJessy, had accused Matete of covering up her husband’s death and claimed that she was violent.

    Speaking on Radio Jambo during an interview, Amunga dispelled the rumours saying that the couple were having the usual disagreements.

    The burial of the late Blessed John Apewajoye at the Lang'ata cemetery on Thursday, July 23.
    The burial of the late Blessed John Apewajoye at the Lang’ata cemetery on Thursday, July 23.
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    “The manager was staying with the couple even before they got married. It at this time that he recorded the video of the two arguing.

    “If at all my daughter was as abusive as he claimed she was, he would not have taken any part in the wedding. However, he attended the wedding and was dancing with the couple,” he stated.

    Amunga stated that he did not understand what intentions McJessy had when he shared the video publicly.

    Matete’s husband had been in the intensive care unit for a number of weeks before he succumbed to burn injuries sustained after a gas explosion at their home in Great Wall Gardens, Athi River.

    “My daughter contacted me and asked to meet at the Kenyatta National Hospital and said that she needed help with filling paperwork at the hospital. 

    “When I got there, I found her crying and I knew that he was no more,” he added.

    Autopsy results released on April 23, 2020, debunked claims that Matete, a former Tusker Project Fame winner, killed her husband.

    The report detailed that Apewajoye died from complications including sepsis, multiple organ failure after suffering 60 percent burns.

    Gospel singer Ruth Matete pictured with her late husband BelovedJohn Apewajoye
    Gospel singer Ruth Matete pictured with her late husband BelovedJohn Apewajoye
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    Magoha Announces Free Feeding Program in Schools

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  • Education Cabinet Secretary George Mahoga has announced that the government will be rolling out a free feeding program in schools.

    Magoha was speaking to journalists after inspecting Mwakingali Primary School in Voi, Taita Taveta County.

    The Education CS explained that the directive had come from President Uhuru Kenyatta.

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    President Uhuru Kenyatta with students in 2015
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    “Because of the intervention of His Excellency the President we are also going to feed children in the slums, including a slum like Bangladesh in Mombasa. 

    “The children who are in Standard One to Three will also get porridge that is fortified with soya elements and vitamins that is good for the development of their brains,” he announced. 

    The feeding program will not only target vulnerable students from slums but also from arid and semi-arid areas.

    The intervention is expected to help in the retention of the students in learning institutions as the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic continue to ravage many families. 

    Magoha added that he was confident that all learners would be back to school by Monday, January 25. 

    Magoha also reiterated the government’s commitment to protecting the rights of pregnant learners. 

    “If you are pregnant and still strong and you come to school, that is the order. If you have just given birth and you require one or two months to stay at home, teachers will monitor and when the time comes, you come back to class.

    There is no shame. Pregnancy is not a disease. We must continue to love our children. If you have found anybody who is blocking a female child from coming back to school because she’s pregnant, you can tell us and give us the details so that we can act,” he stated. 

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    Education CS George Magoha speaks to a student at Langas Primary School in Eldoret, Uasin Gishu County on Friday, November 6, 2020
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