Ten Children Killed and Seven Injured after a Boat Capsized in Northern Pakistan.

Ten children  killed and seven others were injured  after a boat capsized in a lake in  the northern Pakistan Sunday, police said.

The boat has 25 to 30 students on board  when it capsized on the Tanda Dam Kohat, a lake in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

 

Despite mass drownings occurring frequently in the country, due to overloaded, worn-out vessels overturning in its waters, many people in Pakistan cannot swim.

Women are particularly vulnerable in these situations since they typically wear full-coverage clothing, which weighs them down in the water, and a conservative culture discourages them from learning to swim.

 

The Former Education CS to be Laid to Rest on February.

The late former Education Cabinet Secretary Prof. George Magoha will be buried on February 11, 2023.

This is according to former Defense CS Eugene Wamalwa, who says that as Prof. Magoha’s former Cabinet colleagues in the former President Uhuru Kenyatta administration, they shall stand with the family of the deceased.

Wamalwa revealed that the Cabinet of the fourth Kenyan president shall be at the late Prof. Magoha’s home in Gem, Yala, Siaya County, for the burial in accordance with the former Head of State’s instructions.

Wamalwa, who spoke at Yala Township Primary School grounds when he represented his Cabinet colleagues during the burial of Prof. Magoha’s brother, Prof. Richard Nyabera on Saturday, assured that they shall all be there to ensure they give their departed former colleague a decent send-off.

 

“Former President Uhuru Kenyatta and his team will stand with you. After today we will come back because we know that on the 11th of February, you will be burying your brother Prof. George Magoha,” Wamalwa said on Saturday.

 

“I was only sent here to represent them today but on the 11th of February we will all be here to ensure that we give our good professor a dignified send-off.”

The former CS went ahead to assure the family of their late colleague of financial support, as that of former President Kenyatta.

“The [former] president sent us to sit and support the family and personal donations of Ksh.2 million to help the family, and as Cabinet colleagues we raised Ksh.1 million,” he stated.

“We know that the family has been through a lot from America to here and it has been a long journey for them.”

The ex-president had earlier directed the former colleagues of Prof Magoha, led by former Interior CS Dr Fred Matiang’i and Raphael Tuju, to form a committee to aid in burial preparations.

Girlfriend Bites her Boyfriend’s Ears in Kisii

Police officers in Keroka, Kisii County, have launched a manhunt for a college girl who allegedly bit off her boyfriend’s ear following an argument after a night of merry-making.

The loverbirds, who both study at the Keroka Technical Training Institute, spent the better part of Friday night at a party before the boy returned home earlier.

When the girl eventually returned as well, according to a police an argument ensued between the two before she attacked the boy and bit off a piece of his ear.

The boy has since been treated at a local hospital and discharged, after which he reported the incident at a police station in Keroka.

The girl reportedly fled afterwards, with a search since mounted for her by the area authorities.

Police also say they’re yet to recover the missing piece of the boy’s ear.

Fire Breaks Out at Kegonga Sub-County Hospital in Siaya.

Fire broke out at Kegonga sub-county hospital in Migori County.

Police in Migori are investigating the cause of a fire which destroyed laboratory equipment.

The value of property destroyed at Kegonga Sub-county Hospital is yet to be established.

The fire started at around midnight on Thursday and residents helped put out the fire as they awaited the fire brigade’s arrival.

The fire was finally put out at around 9am on Friday.

Allen Munema, an officer at the hospital, said, “We are yet to find out the cause of the fire, but we suspect it was an electrical fault.”

Kamene Goro Addresses why She is Leaving Radio Africa.

Outgoing Kiss FM morning show host Kamene Goro has explained why she is leaving the radio station after speculations she was fired.

Speaking in an interview after her last show, Kamene said her contract had lapsed and she didn’t find the need to renew it.

“I have seen these stories, the truth is I was not fired, my contract lapsed and there was no need to move forward with it,”she said.

She said allegations that she was a regular absentee at work were brought up because of the period she was ailing.

“I was however sick last year and I followed the protocol, gave in the letters, I never showed up at work sometimes but it is because I was sick. I also never showed up at work intoxicated because I run the desk and you can’t run the desk when you are drunk,” Kamene stated.

The celebrated radio host also shared her opinion on Sheila Kwamboka who is taking her spot saying she was experienced and good to take her place.

“Sheila is a great lady, I have known her for a while she is very seasoned and I am happy for her and wish her all the best,” she said.

Supreme Court Rules,Incase of Divorce Each Partner Should Leave the Marriage with Only the Property He/She Acquired Individually

The supreme court has ruled against equal sharing of property after divorce.

The court ruled that each partner should leave the marriage with only the property he/she acquired individually.

The January 27th ruling arose from a divorce case between Joseph Ombogi Ogentoto and his ex-wife Martha Bosibori.

Joseph Ombogi went to the supreme court after the court of appeal ruled that his property should be shared equally between him and his ex-wife.

From now on, this ruling will act as a guideline when it comes to property sharing between divorcees.

The courts had been struggling on the question of whether spouses should split matrimonial property equally upon divorce, and the issue was pending determination at the Supreme Court.

Woman Sentenced to Six Months Imprisonment or Pay a Fine of Ksh 20,000 for Making Out in the Middle of Thika Road.

A  woman has been sentenced to  six months jail term or pay a fine of Ksh 20,000  after she was caught making out in the middle of Thika road  thus disrupting the lover.

The two lovebirds had stopped the car in the middle of the road and police approached to find why traffic is not moving.

The  police officers interupted them  and asked them to continue driving but they became  rude and hostile.

The woman was arrested and taken to Kasarani Police station.

Appearing before  Makadara Law Court  on Thursday,January 26 ,the woman pleaded guilty to causing a disturbance and obstructing traffic at Thika Road  Mall in Roysambu.

The judge delivered verdict to  in accordance to traffic act which states  that any person who leaves a vehicle  on a road in any manner or in such a condition likely to cause danger  to any person shall  be guilty of an offence and liable (a) for a first conviction,a fine  not exceeding  ksh 50,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding one year.

 

 

Kenyan Woman in Critical Condition Evacuated from Albania

The State Department for Diaspora Affairs is set to receive Joyce Achieng Aoko at Wilson airport at 10:00pm from Albania for medical treatment.

This follows information from the Kenyan Mission in Rome, on January 11 regarding the plight of Aoko, a Kenyan who was working in Tirana, Albania.

Diaspora Affairs PS Roseline Njogu will be at the airport to receive her.

Aoko will thereafter be taken to Kenyatta University Teaching, Referral & Research Hospital (KUTRRH) for further treatment.

“The State Department will be at the Airport to offer free counselling to the family members of Aoko before and after her arrival,” the ministry said.

According to the ministry, Aoko was brutally attacked by unknown persons at her place of work in August 2022 which led to serious injuries.

The ministry said Aoko was hospitalized for treatment and has been in critical condition.

Adding that she needed specialized neurological care which was not available in Albania.

“While we continue to urge the government of the Republic of Albania to conduct speedy and thorough investigations to bring the perpetrators to book, we found it fit and in Ms Aoko’s best interests, to bring her home to complete her journey of healing among her loved ones,” the ministry said.

Following consultations, the ministry decided to facilitate her immediate evacuation from Albania to Kenya.

Magoha’s Brother Prof.Richard Alex to be Buried on Saturday as Planned

The burial of Prof. Richard Alex Nyabera Magoha is set to continue as planned this Saturday, despite news of a double tragedy hitting the family after the subsequent Tuesday passing on of his brother, former Education Cabinet Secretary Prof. George Albert Magoha.

Prof. Nyabera passed away on December 6, 2022 in Allen, Texas, United States, while Prof. Magoha – on the other hand – died at the Nairobi Hospital on January 25, 2023 after collapsing at his home.

News of the latter’s demise came on the same day the body of the former arrived into the country from the United States.

This double tragedy seemingly put the family in a precarious position of whether to proceed with Prof. Nyabera’s final send-off as had earlier been communicated, or to reschedule it in order to have the deceased brothers buried on the same day.

The family on Wednesday however sought to clarify that Prof. Nyabera’s burial date will not be interfered with despite his brother passing on as well.

The U.S-based professor’s obituary, as published in the local dailies recently, read: “The cortege will leave Agha Khan Funeral Home Kisumu, on Saturday 28th January for a memorial requiem mass at Township Primary School Yala at 10:00 am followed by intermitent at his Umiru home in Yala, Gem, Sub-County.”

The obituary also describes Prof. Nyabera as a humorous, witty and indulgent individual who had a passion for academic work and politics, and also very good taste for clothes.

The family is however yet to settle on a date for former Education CS Prof. Magoha’s burial.

Pope Francis says Homosexuality is not A Crime

Pope Francis criticized laws that criminalize homosexuality as “unjust,” saying God loves all his children just as they are and called on Catholic bishops who support the laws to welcome LGBTQ people into the church.

“Being homosexual isn’t a crime,” Francis said during an interview  with The Associated Press.

Francis acknowledged that Catholic bishops in some parts of the world support laws that criminalize homosexuality or discriminate against the LGBTQ community, and he himself referred to the issue in terms of “sin.”

But he attributed such attitudes to cultural backgrounds, and said bishops in particular need to undergo a process of change to recognize the dignity of everyone.

“These bishops have to have a process of conversion,” he said, adding that they should apply “tenderness, please, as God has for each one of us.”

Some 67 countries or jurisdictions worldwide criminalize consensual same-sex sexual activity, 11 of which can or do impose the death penalty, according to The Human Dignity Trust, which works to end such laws.

Experts say even where the laws are not enforced, they contribute to harassment, stigmatization and violence against LGBTQ people.

In the U.S., more than a dozen states still have anti-sodomy laws on the books, despite a 2003 Supreme Court ruling declaring them unconstitutional.