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Officer Kenei Contemplated Transfer From DP Ruto’s Office Months To His Death

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Officer Kenei Contemplated Transfer From DP Ruto's Office Months To His Death

Just recently, the country was hit with yet another mega scandal, this time involving fake arms worth a hefty Sh39 billion! Officer Kipyegon Kenei, a key cog in unlocking the puzzle, was soon found dead in his home almost immediately after the Sh39 billion fake arms news became public knowledge.

Now, details have emerged that only months before his gruesome death, police sergeant Kipyegon Kenei had fallen out with some of Deputy President William Ruto’s close associates, reports indicate.

The situation was apparently so bad that the late officer had even contemplated seeking a transfer from Harambee House Annex.

Sergeant Kipyegon Kenei had fallen out with some of Deputy President William Ruto’s close associates

Sergeant Kipyegon Kenei had fallen out with some of Deputy President William Ruto’s close associates

The relationship between the deceased and a section of the Deputy President’s close allies was so dire that the officer was often left exposed, according to Daily Nation.

Kenei’s decision to leave DP Ruto’s office is said to have been quashed by a Cabinet Secretary believed to be close to the Deputy President.

The unnamed CS convinced the late Kenei to remain at Harambee Annex, assuring him Ruto had a lot of confidence in him and that he would ascend to a good position in the DP’s government should he ascend to power after the 2022 general elections.

Kenei's decision to leave DP Ruto's office is said to have been quashed by a Cabinet Secretary believed to be close to the Deputy President.

Kenei’s decision to leave DP Ruto’s office is said to have been quashed by a Cabinet Secretary believed to be close to the Deputy President.

The late officer Kenei was the one who ushered in the former Sports CS Rashid Echesa and his partners when they visited Harambee Annex and showed them into the DP’s second floor office on the day they were arrested.

The move reportedly rattled some of  the DP’s secretaries who wondered how Echesa had gained entrance into the office. Detectives, however, believe the officer’s decision to allow Echesa’s team in was influenced by a high-ranking official.

Following Mr Echesa’s arrest, the tensions between Officer Kenei and the DP’s allies only worsened and even spilt over into the public.

The revelations are now guiding detectives in their quest to catch those responsible for the death of the 33-year-old officer.

Officer Kenei was found dead in his house at Imara Daima, Nairobi, on February 21st.

Officer Kenei was found dead in his house at Imara Daima, Nairobi, on February 21st.

Officer Kenei was found dead in his house at Imara Daima, Nairobi, on February 21st.

The course of Officer Kenei’s death is yet to be established as a postmortem on his body was postponed to February 26th, after government pathologist, Dr. Johansen Odour, was reportedly unavailable on February 25th.

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Kenya Records First Coronavirus Case

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Kenya has recorded its first case of the dreaded coronavirus.

In a press release, the Health Cabinet Secretary, Mutahi Kagwe, confirmed the case was diagnosed on a woman who travelled to Kenya from the United States through London. The results were confirmed on Thursday evening on the 12th of March.

“The patient is in stable condition. Her temperature has reduced to normal, she is eating and will be released when the test confirms she is negative.” Kagwe said.

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe has confirmed Kenya has recorded the first case of coronavirus

Health CS Mutahi Kagwe has confirmed Kenya has recorded the first case of coronavirus

The CS revealed the 27-year-old Kenyan woman was screened in Chicago and London and tested negative. However, her tests came out positive when she was tested in Kenya.

“I want to thank this lady, immediately she fell unwell she took herself to the hospital. She is a responsible citizen. She has given names and contacts of all the people she was in contact with who will be tested.” Kagwe said.

“This is an imported case which tells us that it could be an isolated one even as we keep our fingers crossed.” He added.

Kenya Records First Coronavirus Case

Kenya Records First Coronavirus Case

The CS asked Kenyans to take precautionary measures to avoid contracting the virus which he said was preventable and curable.

After the detection of the coronavirus case, the government has banned all public gatherings, rallies, crusades and meetings of a national nature. This includes Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) rallies.

Churches can continue to operate as usual, as long they provide hand sanitizers to the congregants.

Kenya Records First Coronavirus Case

Kenya Records First Coronavirus Case

The government had set up isolation rooms at Mbagathi hospital and Kenyatta National Hospital in preparation for the outbreak and had also deployed emergency response teams to county levels in a bid to contain the pandemic.

Cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in other African countries including, Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco, Egypt, Senegal, Togo, South Africa and Nigeria. African airlines have also cancelled scheduled flights to China except for Ethiopian Airlines.

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‘It Was Pure Murder,’ Detectives Reveal About Kenei’s Death

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‘It Was Pure Murder,’ Detectives Reveal About Kenei’s Death

Detectives investigating the death of Sergeant Kipyegon Kenei, who was head of security at Deputy President William Ruto’s office, have uncovered new information that suggests the officer was murdered, and the killers, made every effort to cover their tracks.

“At long last, we cracked the case, this was pure murder.” a senior detective on the case said.

The detectives revealed that there were three strangers in Kenei’s house who were the last visitors before his decomposing, lifeless body was discovered lying on the floor with a bullet wound.

‘It Was Pure Murder,’ Detectives Reveal About Kenei’s Death

‘It Was Pure Murder,’ Detectives Reveal About Kenei’s Death

The same people who killed Kenei then talked with an employee of a mobile service provider to clear data from the late officer’s phone. However, the investigators managed to retrieve the data that will be helpful in solving the case.

According to the People Daily, one of the said suspects in the murder case is said to have been in constant communication with a senior official at DP Ruto’s Harambee House Annex office.

Here is a brief timeline of Kenei’s last moments:

February 13, 9.39 am: Former Sports CS Rashid Echesa and two foreigners enter DP Ruto’s office.

February 13, 10.02 am: The three leave and Echesa is arrested a few minutes later.

February 17, 4 pm: Sergeant Kenei walks home alone into Villa Franca estate.

February 18: DP’s Chief of Staff writes to IG to investigate, among other things, which security officer facilitated Echesa’s entry to the DP’s waiting room.

February 18, 9:41 pm: Sergeant Kenei calls his wife. The call lasts 53 seconds.

February 19, 12.25 am: Wife received Sh35,000 from Kenei’s Equity mobile account. She immediately asks what the money is for but gets no response.

February 19, 4.50 am: Wife texts again, but still gets no response.

February 19: Kenei’s Twitter, Facebook and WhatsApp accounts are deactivated.

February 19, 7.32 am: Sh10,000 sent to Kenei’s father.

February 19: DP’s Chief of Staff writes again to IG to expedite investigations and asks that any officer found culpable be arraigned asap.

February 19. 9.25 pm: Wife sends a another text, “Uko?” Still, no response.

February 20, 2 pm: A neighbor, Charles Ng’ang’a, reports a foul smell coming from Kenei’s house.

Speaking to the Nation, detectives handling the case said Kenei's death was a well-managed murder.

Speaking to the Nation, detectives handling the case said Kenei’s death was a well-managed murder.

Speaking to the Nation, detectives handling the case said Kenei’s death was a well-managed murder.

“Everything was well planned to appear like suicide. Sending money to his family, leaving behind a suicide note and so forth but it’s a clear case of murder.” a detective revealed to the Nation.

Evidence also shows that the suicide note collected from Kenei’s house on the day he was murdered did not bear his handwriting.

According to detectives, there are enough pieces of evidence to conclude that the late officer Kenei was murdered and suicide was stage-managed.

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US Embassy Warns Of A Planned Terror Attack On Major Nairobi Hotel

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US Embassy Warns Of A Planned Terror Attack On Major Nairobi Hotel

The United States Embassy in Kenya has issued a terror alert warning that terrorist groups may be planning an attack on a major hotel in Nairobi.

In a statement on the embassy’s website issued on February 27th, the US asked Kenyans to be vigilant when visiting or staying at hotels in Nairobi.

The US Embassy revealed that the said hotel is “popular with tourists and business travelers.”

“Terrorist groups may be plotting an attack against a major hotel in Nairobi. The exact hotel has not been identified, but it is believed to be a hotel popular with tourists and business travelers.” the alert reads.

US Embassy Warns Of A Planned Terror Attack On Major Nairobi Hotel

US Embassy Warns Of A Planned Terror Attack On Major Nairobi Hotel

The statement further advises on safety precautions one is required to take:

  • Exercise increased vigilance when visiting or staying at hotels in the Nairobi area.
  • If staying at a hotel, be aware of the hotel’s evacuation plan. Plan ahead of time how you would exit the hotel in case of an emergency.
  • Review your personal security plans.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Monitor local media for updates.

The Inspector General of Police, Hilary Mutyambai, said that the National Police Service has enhanced security measures across the country and increased border surveillance.

He also urged Kenyans to be extra vigilant and report any suspicious activities to the police and relevant security agencies.

“Following the enhanced security measures across the country, Kenyans are urged to go on with their normal day to day activities without any fear… Members of public are urged to report anything suspicious through our toll free line 999, 911 and 112.” The Inspector General said.

The security alert comes just days after the US killed senior al-Shabaab leader who was in charge of planning and directing terrorist operations in the Kenya border region and his wife, an active member of the group, following the Manda Bay attack on February 5th.

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