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Governor Obado in good health, ignore suicide rumours-police – Local – Pulselive.co.ke

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Police have come out to explain Migori Governor Okoth Obado’s health after allegations of him contemplating suicide went viral on social media.

For a better part of Saturday, rumors went viral on social media that the governor who is being held over the gruesome murder of Sharon Otieno had fallen ill on Friday night and that he was contemplating suicide.

Gigiri OCPD Richard Muguai dismissed the claims, confirming that the governor is in good health in police custody and would be presented in court on Monday.

“People are trying to cause panic. All those are lies. Mheshimiwa Obado is in good health. Nothing of the sort that has been said in the social media is true.” Muguai said.

Below is the video, courtesy of K24.

 

K24 reported that the Obado is being held in the same cell with a suspect in the shooting of former Garissa County minister Idriss Mukhtar.

The distraught governor is also reported to have declined any food while in police custody unless it is prepared by his wife.

Police have arrested several suspects close to the governor over the murder that shook the nation.


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File image of Sharon Otieno (Courtesy)

 

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Phone records placed him as a key suspect with call logs revealing that he was in communication with Sharon before her death as well as some of the suspects.



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PwC lauds ease of Customs tax

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PwC has commended the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) for lifting restrictions on warehousing of goods in Customs bonded warehouses, noting that the action will enhance the competitiveness of Kenya as a global and regional logistics hub.
PWC said the policy will also boost to businesses that utilise Customs bonded warehouses to store goods, defer payment of duties and are involved in regional trade. It however called for consistency in tax law.
“We expect that with Customs having lifted restrictions on warehousing of goods will help contribute to the State’s agenda of reviving the economy in light of the ravages of Covid-19, improve cash flow and stock management for businesses,” said Indirect Taxes Associate Director at PwC Kenya Maurice Mwaniki.
“We expect this will once again enhance the competitiveness of Kenya as a global and regional logistics hub and assist attract inward investment into Kenya.”

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Kenya: Court Cancels Former Rugby Player Alex Olaba’s Sh300,000 Bail

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Nairobi — A Nairobi Chief Magistrate’s Court has cancelled the Sh300,000 cash bail issued on former rugby player Alex Olaba, after the prosecution said he had committed an offense of conspiracy to murder while he was still face a change of gang rape.

Trial Magistrate Zainab Abdul said the accused committed the offense while he was out on bond and proceeded to threaten the complainant in the case.

Olaba will remain in custody until the two cases are heard and determined. He wull be back in court on June 3 for purposes of taking a hearing date.

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The former Kenya Sevens and Kenya Harlequins player was arrested last month by detectives for allegedly trying to hatch a plot to kill witnesses in the case.

At the same time, the Court has also barred the media from publishing images of the complainant and directed that the matter will be heard in camera.

Olaba was previously charged with Frank wanyama with an offense of gang rape in 2019. They had been found gulty and sentenced to 15 years in jail. They however appealed against the sentence and the same was quashed by the High Court on a technicality.

The duo was later arrested in 2020 and charged afresh

When the matter came up for mention in April 22nd the suspect mulamba did not appear virtually instead he told the court that he was away in Bungoma, but according to the investigating officer he lied to the court he was in Nairobi.

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Kapsabet Boys are kings in Rift Valley in 2020 KCSE exam

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Kapsabet Boys had two candidates ranked among the top 15 students nationally in the 2020 KCSE exam. 

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