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Ibrahim Kiruti Tarayia was charged with assaulting a colleague at Eastmatt Supermarket, Kajiado

At KNU we have attempted to capture ugly memorable moments that marked 2019 in Kajiado, just for the record only.

Man captured on CCTV attacking colleague charged

A man captured by CCTV cameras viciously attacking a colleague at Eastmatt Supermarket has been denied bail by a Kajiado court.

Ibrahim Kiruti Tarayia who appeared before the Chief Magistrate (CM), Susan Shitubi had pleaded with the court to release him on bail as he was the sole breadwinner for his family.

Five members of a family perish in Ng’atataek River

Five people of the same family died after the vehicle they were travelling in was swept away by raging waters while trying to cross a flooded river.

Serval cat injured after being mistaken for a leopard 

A serval cat mistaken for a leopard by residents of Kajiado County has been captured by the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS). The wild cat had wandered off from the wild causing a scare among the villagers.

A leopard is on the loose in Kajiado – KWS

The Kenya Wildlife Service said in a statement that its Problem Animal Control and Veterinary Capture teams are on the ground to attend to the case.

“We request the public to avoid crowding around the operation area to allow the experts to do their work,” KWS said.

KWS urged the public to report should they see some of the wildlife.

Muyaa: End of an era for a Maa Colossus

Former chairman of the defunct Olkejuado County Council Daniel Ole Muyaa dies on September 26 aged 75. Hundreds of Kajiado people attended his funeral in his Isinya home.

Ngong cop under investigation for gun saga

Residents said the behaviour of the police officer was nothing new, and they had become accustomed to seeing drunk police officers on patrol.

Family in agony after eviction on court orders

Area Senior Chief Daniel Kupai said he was not served with a copy of the court order as required by law as a family of 12 in Ilpartimaru Group Ranch has been rendered homeless after a Machakos court its eviction.

Morans threaten to bring down Ksh200m Tata dykes

Governor Joseph Lenku has many times been quoted saying he will ensure the dykes are brought down, as tension is reportedly high in Mosiro. Armed Maasai morans plan to bring down river dykes belonging to Tata Chemicals Magadi Ltd constructed at a cost of Ksh200 million.

Seized ethanol: DCI bosses take over

Journalists were tripped by a senior police officer of the seizure of trucks and 54 plastic drums, each carrying 250 litres of ethanol. Two days after police officers violently stopped journalists from covering the seizure of 13,500 litres of ethanol in Loitokitok, Nairobi’s top cops took over the case.

Stalemate at Keda Ceramics – disruption is harming business

Keda Ceramics Ltd faces possible disruption of business in a rift with I’lanyuaak Sand Harvesters, which handles offloading of raw materials at the firm. This comes on heels of another strike in April that caused a loss of $25,000 in a single day.

Loitokitok police arrest five parents over ‘cut’ girls

Police in Rombo and Loitokitok are pursuing the suspects who escaped with their daughters. President Uhuru Kenyatta’s wish to end female genital mutilation by 2022, received a setback after 10 girls were allegedly circumcised on November 16 in Rombo.

Rains provide cover as caretakers pump out raw sewage

Kitengela residents claim public health officers charged with ensuring healthy conditions of the town dwellers have become a part of the rot. While the rain is a blessing to the people, for residents of Kitengela and Rongai towns, it is a period of torment.

Attempted murder: Trial begins for Kimana officer

Junior officer thought he had pumped seven bullets into his boss’s body and it was only seconds that he would drop down and die. The trial of a police officer who attempted to kill his superior in Kimana was expected to take off on December 3. The officer has been out on bail.

 

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