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Kilifi vendor killed, 3 shot by prison officers, accounts differ

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Kilifi vendor killed, 3 shot by prison officers, accounts differ


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Malindi police disrupt fake currency ring

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Two shot dead in botched robbery at Pangani, pistol recovered

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Demos in Kilifi town after cop kills man for throwing stones at him

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Men arrested for stealing crocodiles in Malindi

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Kilifi leaders question mass police and judges' transfer

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Narcotics worth Sh5 million destroyed at Malindi law courts

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9 Prison warders arraigned in court over Kilifi bank robbery
A prison warden suspected to be involved in a syndicate of bank robberies in Kilifi and other coastal towns has been detained for a period of 20 days to allow for further investigations into the matter. Malindi Chief Magistrate Julie Oseko directed that Morris Wanzetse, together with his accomplice Agnes Mwinzi be remanded at Watamu police station awaiting hearing.   Read More ...
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9 Prison warders arraigned in court over Kilifi bank robbery
A prison warden suspected to be involved in a syndicate of bank robberies in Kilifi and other coastal towns has been detained for a period of 20 days to allow for further investigations into the matter. Malindi Chief Magistrate Julie Oseko directed that Morris Wanzetse, together with his accomplice Agnes Mwinzi be remanded at Watamu police station awaiting hearing.   Read More ...
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Police raid Jimmy Wanjigi's home
Police are looking for controversial businessman Jimmy Wanjigi after a cache of arms were recovered from a posh Villa said to be owned by him in Malindi Kilifi county. Detectives have raided his home in Nairobi and are yet to trace his whereabouts. Five assault rifles and 93 rounds of ammunition were recovered from luxurious home in the raid and four people arrested.   Read More ...
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Kilifi vendor killed, 3 shot by prison officers, accounts differ
One person died and three others are nursing gunshot wounds after being shot at by prison officers in Mtwapa township on Thursday night. Kilifi police boss Alexander Makau confirmed Maxwell Masota, 32, a water vendor at Kasani area in Mtwapa was killed during the incident. According to Makau, Masota and other residents confronted the police officers who were on patrol at around 9pm   Read More ...
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Malindi pastor arrested after children quit school, went to stay with him
Malindi police officers have arrested a pastor in Malindi, kilifi county for what they termed as misleading residents and children. Over 100 school going children were rescued at good news international church where they are staying after they dropPed out of school to live with the pastor. Malindi OCPD Matawa Muchangi says they received complaints from the neighborhood that the pastor was making children to abandon education.   Read More ...
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Two suspects from Nairobi arrested in Malindi over fake currency
4 hours ago Police in Malindi have arrested two people from Nairobi suspected to have defrauded M-Pesa shop owners in Mombasa and Malindi using fake currency. Malindi police boss Matawa Muchangi said the suspects were arrested at Matsangoni road block on the Malindi-Kilifi road after defrauding three agents of 100,000 shillings in Malindi. According to police, the suspects pretended they wanted to deposit money and withdraw it in a few minutes   Read More ...
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Malindi police disrupt fake currency ring
Police have arrested two people suspected to have been involved in a fake currency racket in Kilifi County. The two targeted MPESA agents and club owners with fake currency of 1,000 shilling notes. Malindi OCPD Matawa Muchangi says Anne Wairimu and James Mwangi are suspected to be part of a known counterfeit currency cartel. Saturday marked the end of the alleged conning spree for the two suspects whose accomplice escaped and is still on the run after the police operation to nab the counterfeiters   Read More ...
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Two suspects from Nairobi arrested in Malindi over fake
Police in Malindi have arrested two people from Nairobi suspected to have defrauded M-Pesa shop owners in Mombasa and Malindi using fake currency. Malindi police boss Matawa Muchangi said the suspects were arrested at Matsangoni road block on the Malindi-Kilifi road after defrauding three agents of 100,000 shillings in Malindi. According to police, the suspects pretended they wanted to deposit money and withdraw it in a few minutes.   Read More ...
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Police arrest seven drug suspects in Kilifi, Mombasa
Anti-narcotics police unit is investigating seven suspected drug traffickers who were arrested with a half a kilo of heroin and Sh4.5 million cash. Coast regional police boss Larry Kieng said the suspects among them a woman were arrested in different areas within Kilifi and Mombasa counties for alleged involvement in drug trafficking. He said they were also found with 10,000 USD which is equivalent to about Sh1million   Read More ...
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We're not behind terror, Lamu MCA tells 'incompetent' Marwa
A Lamu MCA on Monday criticised Coast regional coordinator Nelson Marwa for blaming politicians for recent violence, including terror attacks, at the Coast. Earlier today, Marwa alluded to a close link between Mombasa and Lamu where terrorism and politics are concerned. He cautioned Mombasa, Kwale, Kilifi and Tana River politicians against setting foot in Lamu ahead of the August 8 poll   Read More ...
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Principal arrested for allegedly defiling KCSE candidate in Malindi
A secondary school principal in Malindi sub-county has been arrested for allegedly defiling a form four student. Athman Aden, head teacher Mere secondary school, reportedly lured the girl on her way home and spent a night with her at Watamu location two weeks ago. Police raided the school on Wednesday and arrested the principal who was later locked up at the Malindi police station waiting to be taken to court   Read More ...
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Two shot dead in Pangani after failed attempt to rob mama mboga
By HILARY KIMUYU Two suspected thugs were on Wednesday evening shot dead by police officers in Pangani after they tried to rob a businesswoman who sells groceries. According to the victim, she was confronted by three young men brandishing a pistol and a knife. The woman raised an alarm and police officers who were on patrol responded and shot dead the two suspects while a suspected accomplice escaped   Read More ...
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Two shot dead in botched robbery at Pangani, pistol recovered
Two suspected thugs were on Wednesday morning shot dead by police in Pangani area in a botched robbery. Police recovered a pistol from the suspects. The men had tried to rob a woman of her belongings when an alarm was raised. Police on patrol responded and shot the suspects. Witnesses said the criminals had earlier hit and injured a guard in the area in an attempt to gain entry into the premises he was guarding   Read More ...
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Court dismisses Dida’s bid to stop presidential debates
By Margaret Kalekye. Presidential candidate Mohammed Abdub Dida has suffered a blow after the High Court dismissed his petition seeking to stop presidential debates. Justice John Mativo Friday ruled that Dida’s case lacks merit. Dida in his suit, claims the presidential debates guidelines are discriminatory, in bad faith and contrary to the Constitution. He noted that all presidential candidates must be accorded same status to outline their vision as provided by the law   Read More ...
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Careers: An employee earns 50 cents for packing a bale of salt later sold for Sh150
Workers in the salt mining industry are being exploited due to lack of proper laws to guide the sub-sector, a court has said. The court learnt that while a 250-gramme packet of salt is sold at Sh5, a company has been paying its employees Sh50 cents to pack a bale, which has 30 such packets. Half a kilogramme of salt costs Sh10 while a bale goes for Sh150, the Employment and Labour Relations Court heard   Read More ...
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An employee earns 50 cents for packing a bale of salt later sold for Sh150
Workers in the salt mining industry are being exploited due to lack of proper laws to guide the sub-sector, a court has said. The court learnt that while a 250-gramme packet of salt is sold at Sh5, a company has been paying its employees Sh50 cents to pack a bale, which has 30 such packets. Half a kilogramme of salt costs Sh10 while a bale goes for Sh150, the Employment and Labour Relations Court heard   Read More ...
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Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Coast |  Kilifi |  Ganze |  Vitengeni |  Dida |  Bale | 
State pathologist refuses to release autopsy report of Kilifi man shot by police
Government pathologist Ngali Mbuuko on Wednesday refused to give post mortem results to the family of a Kilifi man killed by a prison officer. Mbuko examined Jamal Washe's body at Kilifi county hospital mortuary. The exam was witnessed by officers from the Independent Policing Oversight Authority and a representative of the Independent Medico-Legal Unit. The report was written in a closed-door meeting of the pathologist and a DCI officer   Read More ...
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Demos in Kilifi town after cop kills man for throwing stones at him
A prison officer shot and killed a man under unclear circumstances in Kilifi town on Sunday morning. Reports indicated Jamal Washe was killed at Kibaoni stage by an officer identified only as Abdi. Kilifi police boss Alexander Makau said Washe was shot after attacking the officer. “Police officers were on a routine patrol when they found Jamal with knives and bhang   Read More ...
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Cyber crime case to be mentioned end of July
A Malindi court yesterday adjourned the hearing of a case in which a former manager of a Watamu resort faces cyber crime charges. The accused said he had not been supplied with witness statements. Isaac Rodrot, a former top manager of Temple Point Resort Watamu, was charged with hacking the email account of the resort director. On Wednesday Rodrot denied the charges before Malindi chief magistrate Julie Oseko   Read More ...
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Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Coast |  Kilifi |  North Kilifi |  Malindi |  Malindi |  Watamu | 
Police officer kills self while on duty
An Administration Police (AP) officer has died after shooting himself in the head. The officer, who was attached to the Takaungu AP post in Kilifi County, died on the spot. He used his G3 riffle. The camp is located 15 kilometers from the county police headquarters. MORNING INCIDENT. Confirming the incident, the county AP commandant Elisha Ngetich said the officer killed himself at 2am   Read More ...
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Police grill Aisha Jumwa over alleged plot to murder ex-supporter
Police in Malindi are investigating claims that Kilifi Woman Representative Aisha Jumwa is planning to kill her former supporter following a political disagreement. The development came after Ezra Biddi, an ODM party supporter, filed a report at the offices of the Directorate of Criminal Investigations in Malindi claiming that Ms Jumwa had threatened to kill him. On Tuesday afternoon, detectives picked up the vocal Malindi ODM parliamentary aspirant for questioning over allegations that she threatened to kill Mr Biddi   Read More ...
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Justice denied? A tribal court fines a defilement suspect a cow and then frees him
Police and local elders are in a spot for trying to stifle a defilement case against a teacher in a Kilifi village. Reports from local activists indicate two elders in Soyosoyo village in Ngerenya location of Kilifi North have received a heifer worth Sh30,000 from the suspect so as not to pursue justice for a ten-year-old girl he violated. The alleged defilement occurred on June 6 but has not been reported to the police   Read More ...
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Men arrested for stealing crocodiles in Malindi
Police have arrested two people caught stealing three crocodiles from a private farm. The two were carrying the crocodiles in sacks. Malindi OCPD Matawa Muchangi said the men were caught trying to sneak the animals out of Mark Stephen's farm near the Malindi Marine Park. Mr Muchangi told The Standard that the farm owner alerted police when he heard movements in his backyard   Read More ...
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Only in Kenya: Two Suspects Arrested for Stealing Crocodiles in Malindi
Police have arrested two suspects for stealing three crocodiles at a Malindi farm in Kilifi County. Yeri Yaa and Vincent Mwadori, who work at the crocodile farm belonging to Mark Stephen, were arrested Tuesday while trying to sneak the reptiles from the farm. Malindi Police boss Matawa Muchang.   Read More ...
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Dumb thieves arrested with stolen crocodiles in sacks
By CHARLES LWANGA Police have arrested two people for stealing three-year old crocodiles at a Malindi farm in Kilifi County. Malindi Police boss Matawa Muchangi said the suspects aged about 32 years were arrested at around 5pm while trying to sneak the reptiles from Mr Mark Stephen’s farm. “The suspects had concealed three crocodiles in sacks but the third crocodile had died due to suffocation,” said Mr Muchangi   Read More ...
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Police arrest four for selling subsidised maize flour at Sh120
Police in Malindi have arrested four traders found selling Sh90 subsidised maize flour for Sh120. The arrests follow a crackdown on traders who had inflated the prices of the staple food. Malindi police boss Matawa Muchangi said detectives disguised as customers arrested the traders in their shops at 6am on Wednesday. “The four were arrested separately for selling Taifa maize flour for more than Sh90,” he said   Read More ...
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Three suspect arrested in possession of 71kgs of ivory worth Ksh 7.1M
Three suspects have been arrested in Mariakani, Kilifi County in possession of 71kilograms of ivory valued at 7.1 million shillings. The three who were later arraigned in Mariakani law courts were released on a one million shillings bond as police launched investigations to ascertain the source of the trophies.   Read More ...
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Police recover 33 digital tablets stolen from Kwale school
Police in Kwale have arrested four suspects and recovered 33 digital tablets and nine laptops that were stolen from Mwena Primary School. The recovered items are some of the 95 tablets and laptops stolen from the school last month. Lunga Lunga OCPD Charles Ouma said the tablets and other accessories were found in Mwena, Kibarani and Likoni in Kwale and Mombasa counties   Read More ...
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Three arrested with Sh7.1m elephant tusks
Police intercepted 71 kilogrammes of elephant tusks, estimated to be worth Sh7.1 million, in Mariakani, Kilifi County and arrested three suspects. Area deputy OCPD Ezekiel Omolo said the suspects were arrested by Kenya Wildlife Service officers in Jakamba village where they had hidden the tusks in a house. “After the officers got a tip off from members of the public, they posed as buyers but when the suspects brought the cache for sale, they identified themselves and arrested them,” he said   Read More ...
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Tags: Law Enforcement |  Wildlife |  Elephants |  Arrests | 
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3 suspects arrested as detectives seize ivory worth Sh12mn
Detectives on Monday seized an ivory haul worth over Sh12 million in Mariakani area of Kilifi County. A team of detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations and Kenya Wildlife Service acting on intelligence reports arrested three suspects with the consignment hidden in a house. Mariakani Police Chief Ramson Lolmodoni said the suspects are believed to be linked to local ivory traffickers   Read More ...
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Ivory worth Sh12 million seized in Mariakani, three arrested
Police have seized ivory worth Sh12 million and arrested three suspects in Mariakani, Kilifi County.The three were arrested in a house with the six pieces of ivory weighing 70 kilogrammes by CID officers.Mariakani police boss Ramson Lolmodoni on Monday said the suspects will be arraigned in court for ivory trafficking.The suspects had planned to smuggle the ivory for international market where the demand for ivory is high   Read More ...
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Places: Kenya |  Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  E. Africa |  Coast |  Kilifi |  Kaloleni |  Mariakani |  Mariakani Division | 
Kilifi leaders question mass police and judges' transfer
Governor Amason Kingi has questioned what he terms "mass transfers" of police officers, court and judicial officers ahead of the August elections. Speaking during the Judiciary Open Day at Marafa sports grounds in Magarini on Saturday, Mr Kingi demanded an explanation for the sudden changes. He claimed the transfers were politically motivated. All the judges at the High Court in Malindi and over 70 police officers were transferred last week   Read More ...
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Police officer charged with concealing evidence in a murder case
A police officer has been charged with concealing evidence in a murder case of a Nairobi businessman who was killed while on vacation at a beach resort in Kilifi County. Sergeant Abdi Sheikh was charged before Malindi Chief Magistrate Julie Oseko with three counts that included conspiracy to impede evidence.   Read More ...
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Watamu police officer denies receiving bribes to conceal murder evidence
A police officer was Tuesday charged with concealing evidence in a case where a Nairobi businessman was killed while on a family vacation at a beach resort in Watamu, Kilifi County. Sergeant Abdi Sheikh was charged before Malindi Chief Magistrate Julie Oseko. He allegedly committed the offence between July 26 and September 28, 2015. He was charged after the court dismissed his application seeking to prevent police from charging him with the offence in relation to the killing of Jimmy Jagatram Baburam at Medina Palms Resort on July 26, 2015   Read More ...
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Narcotics worth Sh5 million destroyed at Malindi law courts
A tonne of drugs with a street value of Sh5 million has been destroyed at Mayungu area. The drugs were still lying in the Malindi law courts store long after the cases of the people who had been charged with trafficking them had been heard and the files closed. According to the Malindi Anti-Drug Users Campaign chairman Famau Famau, the drugs - bhang, cocaine, heroin, and hashish - had been in the store for about five years and there were fears that corrupt court officials and police could sneak them out for sale on the streets after they had been used as exhibits   Read More ...
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Malindi man charged with cyber crime
A man was charged in a Malindi court with two counts of cyber-crime. Isaac Mwaura was accused of hacking into an email account belonging to a director of Temple Point Resort in Watamu. Mr Mwaura had pleaded not guilty to two counts of cybercrime at the Milimani court in Nairobi on April 29, 2015 before the case was transferred to Malindi   Read More ...
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Malindi man charged with internet hacking
A man was charged in a Malindi court with two counts of cyber-crime. Isaac Mwaura was accused of hacking into an email account belonging to a director of Temple Point Resort in Watamu. Mr Mwaura had pleaded not guilty to two counts of cybercrime at the Milimani court in Nairobi on April 29, 2015 before the case was transferred to Malindi   Read More ...
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Relatives of terror suspects caught up in complex war
KILIFI, (Xinhua) -- As Kenya intensifies the war against terrorism, relatives of suspected Al-Shabaab militants are enduring immense stigma, threats and blackmail from combatants on both sides of the battle. Speaking during a recent forum in the coastal town of Kilifi, female relatives of terror suspects narrated how they have become unwitting victims of a complex fight between the militants and security forces   Read More ...
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Ex-Kilifi County staff among wanted terror suspects
Police have named a former Kilifi government employee as an Al-Shabaab fighter plotting fresh attacks in the country. Issa Abdallah Kauni, 26, is among nine suspected terrorists whose photos were shared among security agencies, with police being kept on high alert over possible attacks in the Coast region. Kauni worked as a driver for six months in Kilifi County before he disappeared from his Malindi home three years ago   Read More ...
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Kilifi Governor goes easy on 6 Companies allegedly involved in the Sh.51M theft
Six companies allegedly involved in the theft of 51 Million shillings from Kilifi county government, have been given a soft landing by county Governor Amason Kingi. The six companies which include Zohali, Jahazi investment, Daima one limited, leadership edge consultants, Makegra limited and Kilingi investments, will now not be charged over the crime committed, but instead repay the monies stolen. The county government had reported the money missing to the EACC and the Anti Bank Fraud Unit, late last year.   Read More ...
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