A US court has found a group of Kenyans guilty of defrauding a Northern Virginia locality of more than Sh60 million by pretending to be tech firm Dell workers. According to the Washington Post, the prosecution said affected cities included Philadelphia and Detroit and the state of VermontProsecutors said the group worked in a well-orchestrated manner. A co-conspirator in Kenya would email a contact in the local government pretending to be an employee from Dell, the court was told. According to the court records, the group also stole Sh13 million ($130,000) from the city of Detroit and $3,900 from the State of Vermont. The Washington Post also reports that the group also attempted to steal $230,000 (Sh23 million) from Philadelphia, but all of the money was recovered.
June 19, 2019 15:45 UTC
By Charles Brun: Eddie Hearn will be finalizing the rematch between Anthony Joshua and Andy Ruiz Jr. next week for between November 16 and December 14 in either the UK or the United States. The significance of staging Joshua vs. Ruiz Jr. rematch in UKTaking the Joshua-Ruiz Jr. rematch to the UK would mean that Joshua’s takeover of the U.S was an utter failure. As the saying goes, ‘Just win, baby.’Heavy underdog Ruiz Jr. shocked the boxing world in dropping Joshua four times before stopping him in the seventh round. Ruiz has been talking about wanting $50 million for the second fight if he has to fight Joshua in the UK. Ruiz Jr. spoiled Joshua’s coming out party by knocking him out in the seventh round, and that ruined things for AJ and Hearn.
June 19, 2019 15:18 UTC
Three found guilty in Garisaa terror attack caseGarissa University attack suspects. From left Rashid Charles Mberesero, Hassan Edin and Mohamed Abdi in the dock at a Milimani court during the judgment of a case where they are accused of terror-related activities in Garrisa University . [GeorgeNjunge/Standard]Three suspects in the 2015 Garissa University terror attack case have been found guilty in a Nairobi court.Nairobi Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi acquitted Sahal Diriy Hussein of all charges but found Rashid Mberesero, Hassan Edin Hassan and Muhamed Abdi Abukar guilty of all the charges. On April 2, 2015, armed Al-Shabaab gunmen stormed Garissa University College and shot indiscriminately killing 148 people, among them students and security officers and injuring 79. For the latest news in entertainment check out Sde.co.ke and Pulser.co.ke , for everything sports visit Gameyetu.co.ke and ladies we have you covered on Evewoman
June 19, 2019 15:11 UTC
IG Mutyambai orders removal of major roadblocks tame corruption in traffic on highwaysOfficers man a roadblock: The Inspector-General has ordered the removal of major roadblocks and directed only Regional and Formation Commanders will determine where they are mounted. (Photo: Denish Ochieng/ Standard)Police boss Hilary Mutyambai has ordered the removal of traffic checkpoints and roadblocks on major highways in the country.The checkpoints and roadblocks on highways shall now only be mounted with the express authority of Regional/Formation Commanders and must be justified and rationalised. Mutyambai issued the directive and revealed commanders shall be held accountable for any misconduct by the traffic officers, which goes unpunished under their commands. SEE ALSO :How IG Mutyambai will deploy senior officersWhen he came to office, Mutyambai had indicated he will streamline traffic operations in the country. There have been complaints that traffic officers, especially on the highways, are the most corrupt.
June 19, 2019 14:26 UTC
Lawyer re-arrested over son’s death, to face murder chargesNairobi lawyer Assa Nyakundi (pictured) who is facing manslaughter charges against his 29-year-old son Joseph Bogonko Nyakundi was has been re-arrested. Nyakundi was arrested moments after leaving his lawyer John Khaminwa’s office in Kileleshwa and taken to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations headquarters. DCI boss George Kinoti said the lawyer will face murder charges. Some officers accused their colleagues of bungling the case which saw them prefer manslaughter charges. SEE ALSO :City lawyer charged with manslaughter following son's deathFor the latest news in entertainment check out Sde.co.ke and Pulser.co.ke , for everything sports visit Gameyetu.co.ke and ladies we have you covered on Evewoman
June 19, 2019 12:56 UTC
Fast facts on worrying drug abuse in primary schoolsPicture a four-old baby puffing a cigarette, chewing miraa or snorting cocaine. The National Authority for the Campaign Against Alcohol and Drug Abuse (Nacada), in a report released today, has revealed school-going children are abusing drugs. Here of some of the worrying figures from the report dubbed Status of Drugs and Substance Abuse among Primary School Pupils in Kenya, 2019. This is as 16.9 per cent of primary school pupils are using at least one drug or substance of abuse. Of those, 3.2 per cent are smoking tobacco, 2.6 per cent drinking alcohol and another 2.3 per cent chewing miraa.
June 19, 2019 12:44 UTC
It began delightfully for us all after the Football Federation of Kenya (FKF) announced that 1,600 teams had been listed to participate in the second season of the Chapa Dimba na Safaricom tournament. This was on the last weekend of October 2018 where the first group matches were played in the Western Region. Each round had its fair share of excitement and the quality of soccer had greatly improved since the first season of Chapa Dimba na Safaricom. It was at the end of the regional finals that the Chapa Dimba All Star team was unveiled. The team included 32 of the best players – 17 boys and 15 girls that had been carefully selected from across the country during the eight regional finals.
June 19, 2019 12:11 UTC
Family wants court to allow them bury kin in disputed landYouths exhumes the body of the late Ogada Ouko at Tiengre in Kisumu county on May 23 following a court order over land dispute. They claimed that the parcel of land belonged to the father of Ogada and had not been transferred to another buyer. The family had made two futile attempts to bury their kin at the land in contention with Onunga blocking their attempts after obtaining court orders. She said that Onunga claimed that they had invaded his land but insisted that the land was their family land in which they were living in until 1983 when they moved to Nandi. She however could not confirm if she knew of the transfer of the parcel of land to Ago but insisted that the land belonged to their family.
June 19, 2019 11:48 UTC
There is credible evidence that Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and other high-level officials are individually liable for the killing of Jamal Khashoggi, a UN expert says. Khashoggi was killed inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul by Saudi agents. Saudi authorities insist they were not acting on Prince Mohammed's orders. Five individuals had confessed to the murder, Mr Shalaan asserted, adding: "[The crown prince] did not have any knowledge about it." Ms Callamard also determined that there was "credible evidence, warranting further investigation of high-level Saudi officials' individual liability, including the crown prince's", according to the report.
June 19, 2019 11:37 UTC
Transport crisis as Dandora matatu drivers protest police harassmentTransport at the Dandora- CBD route is currently at a standstill as drivers down tools and block roads to demand audience from area authorities.The drivers move has caused an impasse on the Dandora- Town route as well as affecting the neighboring Kangundo road. A number of police officers have already been deployed on the Dandora stage but are unable to contain the situation since drivers packed vehicles on the road and left. Most of the drivers interviewed by the Standard Digital are citing constant police harassment and high rate of bribery by officers, making them unable to sustain their businesses. Mr. Stephene Araka, a conductor said that it is time police stopped harassing motorists unnecessarily in the name of making money. The crisis has affected the neighboring Kangundo road which has experienced high traffic jam since morning.
June 19, 2019 11:15 UTC
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June 19, 2019 11:14 UTC
All along the suspect was never detected to be a man. CEO of the Moi Referral Hospital Dr Wilson Aruasa said the suspect was identified at the hospital where she had gone in full uniforms as a nurse. “She was detected by other staff because no one knew the suspect and her job identity badge which was putting on was different,” Dr Aruasa said. He said police were called in and took the suspect away to be investigated on why she was masquerading as a nurse. “Police are yet to tell us what mission the suspect had at the hospital,” Aruasa said.
June 19, 2019 10:41 UTC
By MAUREEN KAKAHMore by this AuthorBlogger Robert Alai and a prison officer based in Mandera have been arraigned in Nairobi. Mr Alai and Mr Patrick Robert Safari were arrested and taken to court after police accused them of being sympathisers of Somalia-based Al-Shabaab terror group. Mr Alai with his co-accused were presented before Senior Resident Magistrate Tobiko Sinkiyan on Wednesday afternoon. Police on Wednesday told the court that the photos Mr Alai posted on Twitter were taken by Al-Shabaab at the scene of the attack and sent to the duo. But defence lawyers opposed the application, saying Mr Alai and Mr Safari have known homes and places of work hence no need for the long detention.
June 19, 2019 10:30 UTC
Mr Adamba has been sued over ownership of a prime land in Nyali valued at more than Sh75 million. In the case, Mr Joel Titus Musya , Mr Paul Ongidi Omolo and Ms Pamela Auma Ogola have sued Mr Adamba, all seeking to dispossess him of the land. “I have been in occupation of the suit land continuously, openly, adequately and uninterrupted...,” he said. On the other hand, Ms Auma argues that she has been living in the suit land for more than 12 years hence she is entitled to be registered as the owner. While entering the premises, I did not seek authority from Mr Adamba, who is the registered owner of the property,” she said.
June 19, 2019 10:25 UTC
The previous government shut off the internet in 2017 and in early 2018 during periods of political unrest. “I am not going to comment on anything regarding the internet shutdown,” executive director Cherer Aklilu told Reuters. “It (the shutdown) will reaffirm to investors that there’s considerable unpredictability to the economic, political, and security environment in Ethiopia,” he said. “We’re estimating the economic loss to Ethiopia’s GDP at some $17 million,” Alp Toker, executive director of internet monitoring group NetBlocks, told Reuters. “Our customers couldn’t send us orders,” Habtamu Tadesse, CEO of ZayTech IT Solution, behind mobile ride-hailing firm ZayRide, said.
June 19, 2019 10:18 UTC