What’s going on around Kenya – Thursday 06/08/2015
Students arrested for engaging in sex publicly, possessing bhang
Kirinyaga police have arrested about 45 Secondary School students for possessing drugs and engaging in sexual activities publicly.
The students from various schools in Nyeri and Kirinyaga counties were inside a Nairobi-bound mini-bus.
It was intercepted at Kangwachi area along Nyeri-Sagana road following a tip off by public.
Residents said they spotted the bus at Kibirigwi shopping centre with students who appeared to be highly intoxicated.
After a thorough search, the police officers found some female students hiding several rolls of bhang, tobacco and match boxes in their private parts.
“The bus had very loud music and the students looked drunk. You could see them engaging in sexual activities inside the bus and this prompted us to inform police who intercepted it,” said Mary Waguthii, a resident.
She added that the bus, christened Millionaire, also had obscene graffiti.
Nairobi City County criminalizes prolonged stay in non-recreational areas
Did you know that you could be arrested, prosecuted and even jailed for sitting in one spot for long in the capital city?
The Nairobi County has by-laws that make it criminal to sit in places such as jobless corner, opposite the city’s Hilton Hotel.
In the by-laws, Nairobians who have been sitting in such like areas are advised to go to recreational places like Uhuru Park, Central Park, City Park and Jeevanjee Gardens.
According to the laws, leaning against flower pots or pavements could lead to county enforcement officers whisking you to the cells.
One could also part with Sh2,000 for blowing the nose or spitting on a pavement within the central business district.
“Spitting on any foot path or blowing the nose aimlessly (sic) other than into any suitable cloth or tissue is prohibited,” reads part of the by-laws which could see many people in the streets arrested as August cold persists with many sneezing and blowing their noses “aimlessly”.
For those who enjoy skating on the streets and other parts of the city, the by-laws indicate it is illegal for one to do so.
University ordered to pay suspended lecturers
A Nakuru High Court has ordered the University of Eldoret (UoE) to pay suspended lectures their full salaries and allowances on condition that they keep away from their respective offices.
The court also ordered the university not to fill or advertise posts of the lectures until the final ruling is given.
Judge Stephen Radido on Wednesday issued the ruling after the hearing of the case involving University of Eldoret lectures who were suspended by the university following unrest by the students within the institution.
The nine lecturers who were suspended on July 17 filed a case before the Nakuru Employment and Labor Relations court on July 23 seeking intervention and orders to lift the suspension.
Guards injured in gang attack after Mungiki leaflets found in Kikuyu
Four Kikuyu town guards were injured in a gang attack on Thursday morning, a day after leaflets allegedly circulated by the Mungiki were found.
Kikuyu police boss Birgen Kiptoo said 10 men, armed with pangas and other crude weapons, hacked the guards, leaving them with severe injuries.
Kiptoo said the gang stole a safe containing an unknown amount of money from a petrol station in Sigona, Kiambu county.
The leaflets found in the area warned residents to start paying protection fees.
“We helped you with the alcohol menace, you have now kicked us out without pay,” read the leaflets that required residents to pay levies for the authors’ livelihood.
The Mungiki sect, prevalent in Central Kenya and Nairobi, is known for carrying out killings and imposing illegal levies on locals for protection.
40 students in Mt Elgon are reported pregnant
Barely two years after 18 students of Chepkur Primary School in Mt Elgon hit the news headlines after falling pregnant, at least 40 students from two schools in the region have been confirmed to be expectant.
27 girls at Moi Kaptama Girls High school are pregnant while 13 others from Chemoge secondary school are in the family way too.
However, due to the media hype the story of pregnancies created in 2013, school authorities have conspired to keep mum and not speak to journalists on the issue.
It has been established that at Chemoge secondary school, boda boda riders who seduce and sleep with the girls as they go to fetch water from a nearby river are responsible for the pregnancies.
Stakeholders in the region have called for speedy investigations into the issue and the bringing to book of all those responsible for the vice.
Parents in the region have been blamed for the escalating cases of early pregnancies as they accept cash payouts from those who impregnate their children.