TRAGIC:Engineering student murdered, body dumped at Globe Roundabout

The body of a university student was found dumped on the roadside at Globe Cinema Roundabout, Nairobi.

The deceased had been strangled and hit with a blunt object in the head, a physical site analysis indicated.

A man he had been with and who the killers thought was dead, was found alive next to the body of Peter Kahugi Maina, 23.

The survivor who has been identified as James Kilonzo, 26 told police they were abducted from a popular club in Westlands in Nairobi, tortured and strangled before they were dumped there.

Police said when they found him, Kilonzo seemed confused and he may have been drugged.

According to Standard team of police officers that was patrolling the area Sunday dawn was alerted of the presence of the bodies that had been dumped by a car.When they arrived there they found Kilonzo alive and mumbling.

Kahugi was a third year Geospatial Engineering student

“He said their attackers thought he and his colleague were dead too before they were dumped there. We are still talking to him for more,” said Nairobi police boss Philip Ndolo.

Police later visited the club where the two had been and interrogated staff there.

Preliminary findings have shown the two were pushed out of the upper floor of the club and taken to a waiting car at the ground floor where they were forced in there and taken to unknown destination.

Ndolo said the deceased man had physical injuries to suggest torture.

The survivor too had bloodstains on his face.Police are now relying on various cameras on the roads and structures to trace the movements of the car that dumped the two there.

This comes days after the body of an eight-year-old boy has been found dumped in Nairobi River during ongoing clean-up, bringing total number of bodies to 14, since the exercise began.

Last week the team found two bodies of children believed to be twins wrapped in a polythene bag. One of the babies was still fighting for his life but succumbed while being rushed to a nearby health centre.

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko wants police to identify those behind what seems to be a worrying trend and stop it.Police believe the victims are murdered elsewhere and dumped in the river.

An operation to clean the river is ongoing.Factories spew industrial waste into the rivers, while dozens of informal settlements with no proper sewage system or trash removal fill them with garbage and human waste.

Source: Cyrus Ombati, Standard.co.ke

Polycarp Igathe on fake pastors and corrupt judiciary that lets impunity flourish- Video

Former Nairobi Deputy Governor and current Equity Bank Limited MD Polycarp Igathe has given details of how Pastor Ng’ang’a got away with a crime.

Without naming names, Mr Igathe explained how a certain Pastor who plying Nairobi Naivasha route would hit a pedestrian,  then hire lawyers who would make sure he got away with the alleged murder.

“A certain preacher who was very fond of driving between Naivasha and Nairobi and every time he drove, a few people would die on the road, then he will eventually get a lawyer who  is a professional, and that lawyer would always make sure he manages through the judicial system and this person will never be found guilty, despite what he does, he will always be released (sic),” said Mr Igathe.

“He used to choose a magistrate, they used to go to a judge who would always do it. The other day I was amazed as I was reading the story as it evolved,  that magistrate who used to release the pastor, they were a network, an ecosystem of lack of integrity. But watch it, human beings may not catch you but God can catch you, that lawyer is in Nairobi hospital having shot his son, and that preacher is now in court being sued for conning someone(sic),” narrated Mr Igathe.

At the start of April, Pastor James Ng’ang’a of Neno Evangelism Centre pastor was arrested for allegedly defrauding a businessman Sh3.6 million.

Mr Ng’ang’a denied obtaining money from Mr Wickson Njoroge Mwathe pretending that he was in a position to lease him a residential house at the upmarket Karen Estate in Nairobi.

The pastor who spent a night at Central Police Station was also in March charged with threatening Citizen Journalist Linus Kaikai and incitement to violence. He was released on a bail of Sh200,000.

The controversial pastor was in 2018 acquitted by Chief Magistrate Godfrey Oduor the charge of causing the death of a woman by dangerous driving. He was reportedly driving on the wrong side of the road when the accident occurred.

The  Magistrate ruled that the evidence from prosecution’s witnesses had a lot of discrepancies. The flamboyant televangelist had in 2015 been charged  with dangerous driving after his car crashed head on with a Nissan March near Limuru leading to the death of a passenger  in the car, Mercy Njeri.

Kenyans on Twitter were seething with anger at the acquittal and started a hashtag #JusticeforMercyNjeri.

Pastor Ng’ang’a lawyer Assa Nyakundi has been accused of shooting his son, Mr Joseph Nyakundi.

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Lawyer Assa Nyakundi arrives at a Limuru court with his client, Neno Evangelism Centre Pastor James Ng’ang’a, May 4, 2018. Image Credit: GEORGE MUGO

Nyakundi senior told the police that he accidentally shot his son. He was then admitted  at Nairobi Hospital where relatives say was being treated for low blood pressure.

Detectives have countered the lawyer’s report that he shot his son while inside the car. The  detectives investigating the case say this account contradicts the postmortem report.

The postmortem revealed that Joseph dies as a result of “chest injuries and haemorrhage due to a gunshot that was shot at an angle of 90 degrees.”

“The shot projection from the chest exiting at the back suggested that the bullet was released from outside the car,” said the report.

The son was buried quietly at city cemetery instead of his rural home according to the Kisii culture.

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The family of Joseph Nyakundi who was shot dead by his father, top city lawyer Issa Nyakundi during burial at Lang’ata Cemetery in Nairobi, Photo Credit, NMG

On Friday, Lawyer Nyakundi was charged with manslaughter at Kiambu law courts.