Reality hit the family of Mildred Odira yesterday after they found the body of their daughter at City Mortuary.
Her body was in a pile of others that had been taken there by the police. She had been missing since Tuesday last week. The body of the 32-year-old woman was dusty, one leg was broken and intestines protruded from the belly. A close examination showed a wound on the neck and an injury on the head.
Mildred, a Nation Media Group employee, reportedly left her house in Kasarani last Tuesday at 4am to seek treatment in a nearby hospital. She never returned.
Her family believes the taxi driver, who was called to take her to hospital, knows more about the receptionist’s death. Their theory is that Mildred’s killer raped her before hitting her on the head and stabbing her in the neck.
The family said,
SHE MUST HAVE BEEN RUN OVER BY A CAR TO CONCEAL EVIDENCE BEFORE BEING DUMPED BY THE ROADSIDE.
I WANT JUSTICE DONE BY BRINGING MY DAUGHTER’S KILLER(S) TO BOOK.
Mildred’s mother Carolyne described her as a jovial person who cared for those around her. “She was a soft person.”
The family learned she was missing after her son went to his aunt’s house to check whether his mother was there.
Phone switched off
Maureen Odira, Mildred’s elder sister, told the Star yesterday that they immediately went to her house to seek more information from neighbours. This was after they unsuccessfully to call her. Her phone was switched off.
While at the house, they were told she left the house in a taxi driven by a neighbour identified as Davis Ochieng’. Maureen said:
A WATCHMAN CALLED THE TAXI DRIVER TO TAKE MY SISTER TO NEEMA HOSPITAL. THE DRIVER TOLD US THAT HE LEFT MY SISTER AT THE HOSPITAL RECEPTION.
The family went to the hospital but on inquiry, they were informed there was no patient with such a name. There was no record at the casualty.
WE WENT TO KASARANI POLICE STATION AND WERE ASKED BY POLICE OFFICERS TO WAIT FOR SOME TIME SINCE MILDRED WAS AN ADULT AND COULD BE GOING ABOUT HER ERRANDS.
Maureen, who shed tears during the interview, says they called Mildred’s colleagues at Nation Centre who said they had not seen or heard from her.
Distraught, the family went back to Neema Hospital and were given two contradicting statements by the guards at the facility.
One account was that Mildred was there for 20 minutes. Another was that she stayed at the hospital for an hour and a half.
The driver, when questioned by the family, maintained he had dropped the patient there. The hospital doesn’t admit patients. Maureen said:
WE WERE DISTURBED. WE ASKED THE HOSPITAL ADMINISTRATOR TO ALLOW US TO REVIEW THE CCTV FOOTAGE OF THE DAY MY SISTER WAS TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL.
“On reviewing after getting a letter from the DCI, we learned that the taxi driver was at the hospital but did not drop any patient. The CCTV recording showed the car being driven into the hospital followed by two others. No one alighted. The car sped off immediately after it made a turn at the parking.”
Maureen adds a closer look reveals the taxi man chest-thumping as if to drive a point to his passenger before the car left at 4.34am.
The driver was arrested on Saturday. He is being treated as a suspect. Investigations are going on.
After declaring that long distance relationships aren’t for her, Sherlyne Anyango might have bagged herself a new mzungu boyfriend. It’s barely days since she left the country to go to the States to ‘hustle’. According to her, it’s easier to hustle in the States with her twerking talent.
Love At First Sight?
Well, she moved on quickly! This was the reaction of most of her fans after Sherlyne went live with her new catch. Most people were surprised by how fast she possibly got a boyfriend. But she hasn’t made it clear.
While this might seem unfair to her Kenyan bae, Oga Obinna, it was a mutual agreement between them to dissolve their relationship due to the distance between them.
”I’m a single boy again now😪😱!! Now with the standards you set who will fit in🤷🏿 who will fill your shoes??But Si Ni Life… But for now Kill Them with your AWESOMENESS and SECURE THE BAG!!! Don’t let nobody tell you otherwise. Plus there will always be space for you in my Heart and Kidney🙊🙈🙏🏿.”
In line to this, Sherlyne had also declared how much she misses Obinna and wrote back to him;
”Don’t make me cry. That’s life 😞😞. I feel bad. I miss you badly.”
Well, turns out she won’t be missing him any more after getting a new catch. Obinna has not yet responded to Sherlyne’s video posted on her Insta stories. I bet he’s not happy seeing her with another man.
When it comes to buying or tailoring a new blazer, most people think it’s all about getting what fits. Even though that is one of the most vital things to focus on when selecting blazers, there are other things you need to look out for in order to have a perfect and versatile blazer.
Versatile is not just about being able to match most pieces in your closet, but something that will enhance your outfits and define your best features while at it. In case you are wondering on where to start with buying a blazer, start here:
Yes, this is the first thing you should consider before making or buying yourself a blazer. You need to check your closet and consider the most dominant colour and pieces, can they be layered with a blazer or paired together?
Once that is set, you are good to go, though the more colourful a blazer is the more fun you will have pairing it with other pieces.
When selecting the perfect blazer always be very careful not to choose a small blazer. You might confuse a small blazer for a fitting one.
It should not be too tight that your shoulders cannot move in it or you can barely button it.
Although ladies are lucky they can go with any arm length, because it can be considered fashionable, ensure that it is your size. Also, avoid going for extra-large coats that will drown you and hide your best features.
A blazer is in between a suit jacket and a hoodie. Meaning, it should be able to pass for official and casual events. Let your guide be what you are buying it for.
There are different kinds of blazers ranging from open front blazers, single breasted blazers, belted ones, the list is endless.
Always go for a blazer that resonates with your style and closet items. Also, long blazers are classier and versatile than the shorter boyfriend ones. This is in terms of versatility.
Are you looking for a linen blazer, cotton or the suit material fabric? Do you want it shiny or matte? Do you need one with metal studded elements or with embellished buttons like the army? The kind of texture you go for will determine the way you dress your blazer.
Although blazers are meant to match with all outfits, the kind of design you go for can either limit your outfit choices or broaden your matching game.
They say the longer the blazer, the double the respect. You already know what I mean by this. Longer blazers are more eye catching, trendy and versatile. It will be easier for you to pair them to a tiny skirt, pencil trouser or palazzos.
Also did I mention how well they pair with crop tops? Yes, when buying a blazer, the length is very important.
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By Milo George
Residents of Pipeline Transami area are decrying poor drainage system that has caused sewage water to overflow in their area of residence.
The residents claim that the overflowing sewage is not only putting their lives at risk but also causing air pollution.
They have called on Nairobi Metropolitan Services and Nairobi City Water and Sewage Company to come on board and expand the sewer lines before more areas are flooded with raw human wastes coming from the blocked pipes. “We want Major Badi and our leaders to resolve this menace immediately. It’s terrible many have been forced to shift their businesses because of the foul smell,” they said. Pastor Joe Ndivoh of Word Evangelistic Explosion Ministries says that they have been forced to call off the Sunday School Service to protect the children from the smelly sewage. ‘‘We now fear that if prompt action is not taken then we will have a bigger health problem than this because we fear there could be an outbreak of water-borne disease anytime,’’ Pastor Ndivoh added.
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