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Joseph Irungu:Life of suspect in Monica Kimani death – Local – Pulselive.co.ke

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More details and controversies continue to come to light on Joseph Irungu, the key suspect in the the murder of Monica Kimani.

How he finances his lavish lifestyle and his line of duty remains a controversial subject in social circles with conflicting reports emerging on what he does for a living.

The Standard reported that neighbours in Buruburu where Irungu stays claim that he he presented himself as top security man.

His security firm specializing in close protection, VIP protection, executive protection and “special projects.” with offices in UK and the United Arab Emirates appears to be his big break in life and would see him create networks with the high and mighty in the society who sought his services.

The Standard quoted a journalist who extensively covered Jubilee campaigns stating that “We all knew he was part of the Special Forces because he was ever present at campaign events… On the two occasions he was not present in campaign events, he told us that he had gone for a special assignment but he was always around”.


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Joseph Irungu when he appeared in court on 26 Sep 2018 over the murder of Monica Kimani (Nation)

 

His role and level of involvement with the Jubilee party during last year’s election is however still not clear with scanty details on the same.

Reports indicate that Irungu was extensively involved the campaigns of former Taita Taveta Woman representative Joyce Lay who enlisted his services.

Coming from a humble background, reports indicate that Joseph Irungu dropped out of Technical University of Kenya (TUK) in 2012 where he had enrolled for a Certificate in Food and Bevarages.

He would then proceed to the United Arab Emirates where he spent a considerable amount of time.

His sojourns abroad would also bring good tidings in his private life and see him engaged to Citizen TV’s Jacque Maribe.

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Joseph Irungu on his knees when he proposed to Citizen TV anchor Jacque Maribe (Business Today)

 

In Buruburu where he stays, the paper revealed that his name inspires fear with residents declining to comment on the issue or to give directions to his residence.

Last year, he was the talk of town in Buruburu phase 5 after he handcuffed a bodaboda rider who had hit a black Toyota Prado he was driving in and presented him to the police.

He would reportedly have the motor cycle locked up at a local Primary School for 10 months.



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200 homeless families seek Governments’ help to recover their land – KBC

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Hundreds of homeless families in Kinango Sub-county, Kwale County are appealing to the Government to help them repossess their land from a private developer.

The 200 families from Mwamdudu in Bonje area are accusing a private developer of colluding with top Government officials to grab their ancestral land.

Their houses were demolished with the residents saying they couldn’t salvage anything as the demolition caught them unprepared.

They condemned act saying it was inhumane and a violation of their human rights and access to justice.

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Mwamdudu secondary school, a dispensary and a children orphanage were also demolished.

Ramadhan Lewa Kalume a resident in the area dismissed claims that they had entered into a consent with the company associated with the private developer.

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 “I wish to insist that we were never consulted in the sale of the land to the private developer,” he pointed out.

The local resident allege that the demolition exercise was carried out by officers from the General Service Unit [GSU] and not regular police.

Ms. Salama Kenga, a single mother said they are spending nights in the cold with their children and appealed for Government’s intervention.

Mwanahamisi Ramadhan, a 24 years old mother of three said she only managed to rescue her three children including a one day child she had given birth to on the day the demolitions were conducted.

The distraught mother says she is surviving on handouts from well-wishers to feed her young family and is sleeping outside in the cold with her newborn baby.

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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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