See below a summary of the top stories for Friday, July 16.
The search for fugitive police officer Caroline Kangogo finally ended after she was found dead on Friday morning, July 16.
She shot herself dead at her parents home in Nyawa village Elgeyo Marakwet.
Rift Valley Regional Commissioner George Natembeya confirmed the officer’s demise.
Kangogo was wanted for allegedly killing two men in a period of two days.
Environmentalist Joanna Stuchburry Sprayed With Bullets Outside Her House
Environmentalist and activist Joanna Stuchburry was shot dead by unknown criminals outside her Kiambu house, on Thursday afternoon, July 15.
Award-winning conservationist Dr Paula Kahumbu broke the news on her social media pages, stating that Stuchburry was shot four times in her driveway at Mushroom Gardens Estate near Thindigua.
Kahumbu alleged that the murder was related to the activist’s fight for environmental conservancy.
Her neighbours who spoke to Muhabarishaji.com confirmed the conservationist walked into an ambush at around 5 pm as she was strolling in the neighbourhood.
The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) officers visited the crime scene to conduct forensic analysis and launch investigations into the murder.
Court Stops EACC Hiring Over Unreasonable Requirements
The High Court Stopped the anti-graft agency from hiring a deputy CEO over unreasonable compulsory requirements.
Mr. Kevin Odongo filed a case against EACC arguing the commission set the requirements to block qualified Kenyans from the job.
Justice Nzioki Makau granted a temporary injunction barring the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) and Public Service Commission from conducting interviews for the position.
Former CS Rotich Scores Victory In Kimwarer, Arror Dam Scandal
Former Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich on Thursday, July 15 got a reprieve over the Arror and Kimwarer dams scandal case after a magistrate court dropped two charges against him.
The presiding judge, Magistrate Douglas Ogoti stated that the prosecution failed to demonstrate how the charges were linked to Rotich.
According to the judge, charges against Rotich lacked specificity as to the actual facts demonstrating what was offended under the ACECA (Anti-Corruption and Economic Crimes Act) and under Public Finance Management (PFMA) Act.
Rotich was initially facing 20 charges which means he would now have to battle 18 other charges related to tender fraud from the Arrow and Kimwarer dams.
Family Disowns Serial Killer Son
The family of Masten Wanjala, the man who confessed to killing 13 children, disowned him.
In an interview on Thursday, July 15, Robert Wanjala confirmed Masten was his son but asked him to carry his own cross.
Wanjala, who stated that he only interacted with his son in his teen years, stated that he had tried to give the accused an education but he opted to drop out in Class six.
Meanwhile Masten’s neighbors and friends said that they would never have thought him to engage in such crimes.