Munyuki: How Grade Four girl was defiled, murdered on her way from school


By Sam Oduor

A family in Munyuki Sub-location in Lumakanda Ward, Lugari, is still coming to terms on the manner in which their Grade Four girl at Springs of Hope Academy was defiled and murdered on her way from school.

Esther Ayuma, 11, was going back home on Thursday evening in the company of three other students before they parted at a T-junction, leaving the little girl on her own.

“We waited for the girl until 6.00pm before we suspected there was something amiss. Her mother thought she had gone to her grandma’s, her father doubted it. They phoned the grandmother only to be told that she hadn’t turned up there,” her aunt Zelder Kadenge told Lugari Daily.

The family called the school. They were told the girl had attended the regular learning and left with other students towards home.

The school patron Ms Nancy Indusa declined commenting on the matter. She said the incident happened outside school and she couldn’t speak about it.

A Grade Four student from Munyuki in Lumakanda Ward was found brutally murdered after failing to show up home from school. (Photo– courtesy)

What was at the crime scene?

Ms Kadenge said the girl’s body was found Friday morning lying lifeless at the path the minor uses between home and school, before the police and DCI visited the scene and carried it away.

“Her neck was tightly tied with her sweater. Her nose and mouth were frothing,” she said, adding that the girl could have undergone physical torture.

She added that it was discovered she didn’t have her underclothe on when her father demanded for her body to be uncovered at the mortuary.

“It was also discovered her private parts were swollen, indicating that she could have been raped severally,” she said.

Ms Kadenge says the family doesn’t link the crime to any particular person. She believes that it could have been done by some untamed person.

What picture draws from the crime scene?

Pictures from the crime scene seen by Lugari Daily showed the minor lying dead and her mouth and nose frothing. Her school bag was lying beside her head. She had her socks with one shoe on, her dress pulled up abit and her head covered by a blue clothing.

On her chest was a note written on her book and reading: “Pole kwa wazazi wa Ayuma. Nimemuua kwa sababu ulinikataa tufanye mapenzi na wewe. Ndio maana nimekutia machungu zaidi next ni mengine chunga sana… (Condolences to the parents of Ayuma. I have killed her because you refused we have sex. That is why I have decided to painfully hurt you…It is going to happen again to someone else be careful…).”

The note left after the student was brutally murdered. (Photo– courtesy)

What is being done about this?

Lugari MP Ayub Savula, while commenting on the incident, said he was going to summon the relevant authorities for swift action.

The leader noted the rising insecurity in the region and said he would work on it.

Ms Kadenge said a post mortem is underway to ascertain the nature of Ayuma’s death.

Magazetini Ijumaa: Ruto anapoteza umaarufu Mlima Kenya


Na Collins Oluyali

Magazeti ya Ijumaa yanaangazia taarifa kadhaa ikiwemo ubabe wa kisiasa kati ya naibu rais William Ruto na kinara wa ODM Raila Odinga eneo la Mlima Kenya.

Kuna taarifa pia kuhusu mauaji ya mwanariadha Agnes Tirop ambaye alipatikana amedungwa kisu katika kile kinaaminika kuwa mzozo wa kimapenzi.

The Star

The Star imefanya utafiti kutathmini mgombea wa urais aliye maarufu zaidi katika eneo la Mlima Kenya.

Utafiti huo unaonyesha Ruto angali ana wafuasi wengi eneo hilo baada ya kuzoa asilimia 57 ya waliohojiwa.

Asilimia 11 wanaunga mkono kinara wa ODM Raila Odinga.

Hata hivyo, utafiti huo unaonyesha umaarufu wa DP unashuka tangu Raila aanze kampeni katika eneo hilo.

People Daily

Taarifa kuu hapa ni kuhusu Raila Odinga ambaye anaonekana kupata nguvu mpya katika safari ya kuelekea Ikulu.

Raila ameanza mikakati mipya ikiwemo kukutana na washikadau muhimu katika kutafuta kura za kutosha kumtangaza rais 2022.

Aidha ni wazi sasa kuwa serikali iko nyuma ya Raila, jambo ambalo linampa nguvu ya kuvuma kisiasa.

Kuna taarifa pia kuhusu kutupwa nje kwa kadi ya Huduma na mahakama ikisema sheria haikufuatwa.

Serikali ilitumia mabilioni ya fedha katika kuwasajili Wakenya lakini korti ilisema hakuna sheria ya kulinda deta za watu.
Standard

The Standard

Familia ya mwanariadha Agnes Tirop inaendelea kuomboleza kifo chake huku mamake akisema binti huyo aliwatembelea siku tatu zilizopita kabla ya kupatikana ameuawa.

“Tulikuwa nyumbani Jumapili Oktoba 10 na kisha akaondoka ili kuanza mazoezi yake kule Iten. Alikuwa ameleta karo ya ndugu zake watano kwa sababu shule zinafunguliwa,” mamake alisema.

Ametaka mkono wa serikali kuhakikisha kuwa familia yake inapata haki kwa kuwajibisha waliohusika.

“Nataka kujua ni kwa nini akamuua msichana ambaye amesaidia watu wengi hivi,” mamake alisema.

Tayari makachero wa DCI wamemtia mbaroni mumewe ambaye anadaiwa alihusika katika mauaji hayo.
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Daily Nation

Jarida hili limezamia taarifa za mauaji ya Tirop ikiibuka mumewe alikuwa akimpa kichapo kwa mujibu wa dadake.

Kulingana na dadake, Tirop aligombana na mumewe siku ambaye alirejea nchini kutoka Tokyo na ilikuwa wazi kuwa ndoa yao ilikuwa na masaibu.

Aidha, licha ya mwili wake kupatikana Jumatano Oktoba 13, polisi wanachunguza iwapo huenda aliuawa Jumatatu usiku.

Lugari Ward MCA Musa Makhapila lashes out at bodaboda rep for claiming he rented public bus


By Sam Oduor

Lugari Ward Member of the County Assembly (MCA) Musa Wangila Makhapila has criticized Lugari Sacco bodaboda representative for tarnishing his name.

Adressing mourners at a funeral function in Lugari Sub-location, Makhapila took on the bodaboda boss he identified as Peter who claimed that he is doing business with the public property.

Makhapila claimed that it is the chairman who has rented the bus to a public transport company in Nairobi for Kshs 500 per day.

“He is claiming I am bad yet he is the one who gave out the bus that was purchased with the help of the county government,” a fiery Makhapila retorted.

The leader urged those interested in retrieving the bus to visit his office.

Musa Wangila Makhapila addressing mourners at a funeral function in Lugari Location. (Photo Credits- Steve Mdogo, resident)

Magazetini Jumatano: Kenya yapinga uamuzi kuhusu mpaka na Somalia


Na Collins Oluyali

Magazeti ya Jumatano yana taarifa kuhusu masaibu yanayokumba chama cha Jubilee kinachoongozwa na rais Uhuru Kenyatta.

Magazeti haya pia yana taarifa kuhusu uamuzi wa mahakama ya ICJ kuhusu mzozo wa mpaka kati ya Kenya na Somalia.

People Daily

Mahakama ya Umoja wa Mataifa (UN) ilitoa uamuzi wake kwenye mzozo wa mpaka kati ya Kenya na Somalia baada ya kikao cha majaji huko Hague.

Somalia ilishinda kesi hiyo na sasa Kenya huenda ikapoteza kilomita kadhaa kwenye bahari katika mpaka wake na Somalia.

Somalia ndiyo ilifika kwenye mahakama hiyo mwaka wa 2014 baada ya kudai Kenya imenyakua sehemu yake.

Ni uamuzi ambao tayari umemkera rais Uhuru Kenyatta na kusema Kenya haiwezi kukubaliana nao.

Katika uamuzi wake, mahakama iligawa sehemu yenye utata mara mbili na Somalia inadaiwa kufaidika pakubwa na sehemu iliyo na ukwasi wa mafuta na samaki.

The Star

Mhariri wa The Star imeipa kipau mbele taarifa kuhusu chama cha Jubilee ambacho kimekumbwa na masaibu na sasa kinapanga kuwafuta kazi maafisa wake kadhaa.

Jubilee imekuwa ikiisha makali tangu mzozo wa uongozi uibuke kati ya kambi zinazoegemea upande wa rais Uhuru Kenyatta na naibu wake William Ruto.