John Khamina: There must be sufficient elements of the investigation to be subjected to public scrutiny for the sake of justice.

LSK rejects lawyer’s murder report

The Law Society of Kenya (LSK) has rejected a final report on investigations into the murders of lawyer Willie Kimani, his client Josphat Mwenda and taxi driver Joseph Muiruri.

The LSK asked Justice Luka Kimaru to issue fresh summons to Directorate of Criminal Investigation boss Ndegwa Muhoro to shed light on the findings made so far on how the murders were planned and executed.

“The DCI should have in his report not only indicated those involved in the murders but also explain how they planned the killings,” said John Khaminwa. He said there must be sufficient elements of the investigation to be subjected to public scrutiny for the sake of justice.

“We cannot under any circumstances treat this as a final report, we require the DCI to be summoned in court for us to cross-examine him on the issues he has not disclosed,” said Dr Khaminwa.

Imperial Bank depositors access more cash

Customers of collapsed Imperial Bank will start accessing their additional deposits from Tuesday next week after the High Court lifted an order stopping the disbursements.

The depositors, who had earlier been offered access of up to Ksh1 million each through KCB Group and DTB Group, will now be able to apply for an extra maximum of Ksh1.5 million through NIC Bank which was appointed the assets and liabilities consultant for Imperial Bank.

“Following the lifting of the order by the High Court of Kenya on Friday July 15, and the subsequent consent order allowing additional disbursements delivered today July 19 by the court, the Kenya Deposit Insurance Corporation (KDIC) will commence disbursement of funds to Imperial Bank Limited (in Receivership) (IBLIR) depositors from Tuesday July 26th,” KDIC said in a statement dated yesterday.

Former police officer goes nude in Lang’ata

There was drama at the Lang’ata police station, Nairobi, on Wednesday when a former police officer undressed and wore sacks while seeking attention of the Inspector General of Police. The officer, Charles Kamau, 33, had resigned in January but came back demanding to be reinstated. Before he quit under the 24-hour rule and surrendered his one-month salary, the officer had been preaching at various bus stops. His colleagues say when he realized he was under surveillance and investigation for preaching in public while armed he decided to resign.

“But after staying out of the service for almost a year now, he has been trying to come back in vain. We were surprised to see him outside the station half naked while wearing a sack,” said an officer at the station. Lang’ata police boss Elijah Mwangi said the officer had resigned in January.

Cholera hits South Sudan

Dozens of people have fallen ill with suspected cholera in South Sudan’s capital of Juba, while a U.N. food warehouse was looted and destroyed, incurring $20 million of damage, the United Nations said on Tuesday.

“We expect a huge humanitarian crisis. Even before the current crisis, the health system in South Sudan was facing a crisis due to near economic collapse,” World Health Organization spokeswoman Fadela Chaib said.

Cholera is a type of acute watery diarrhoea which kills less than 1 percent of sufferers if there is proper treatment with oral rehydration salts, according to the World Health Organisation.

But conditions in Juba, where fighting erupted on July 7 between forces loyal to President Salva Kiir and those loyal to his deputy, Riek Machar, are far from ideal, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) says.

The fighting uprooted about 36,000 people who sought shelter at U.N. compounds, and 14,900 are still displaced, IOM said. Other parts of the country have subsequently reported clashes, and the U.N. has recommended aid agencies reduce staff in hotspot locations.


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