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Gangster granny shot dead as cops rescue kidnap victim

Three suspected kidnappers were on Thursday night gunned down by police officers in Kahuro, Murang’a county. The three included an 80-year-old woman who kidnapped a woman in her 30s for six days at Gathuku village. Margaret Waithera, who spoke to journalists after she was rescued by police officers, said she …

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Two suspected thugs shot dead in Likoni

Police in Mombasa have killed two gangsters in Likoni this morning. The two are suspected to be part of dreaded machete-wielding youth gangs that operate in the area and Mombasa CBD. “We recovered pangas, a toy pistol and other items,” Urban OCPD Eliud Monari said, confirming the incidence. During routine …

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One dead, 154 injured in Ethiopia grenade attack

Ethiopia‘s new Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed escaped a grenade attack on Saturday at a rally in the capital that killed one person and left scores wounded, officials and witnesses said. The attack was launched by an unidentified assailant moments after 41-year-old prime minister, a former soldier who took office in …

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Uganda to ban hooded boda boda riders after MP shot dead

Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has said his government will ban the wearing of hooded jackets while riding motorcycles, in a bid to reduce crime. He made the announcement at the funeral of ruling party MP Ibrahim Abiriga, who was shot dead on Friday by hooded men on motorbikes. The state-owned …

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Eight dead after Ongata Rongai river bursts due to rains

Eight people died after Kandisi River in Ongata Rongai burst as they crossed it on Thursday night. The number rose from three, as reported last night, following the recovery of five more bodies on Friday. A group of people had been crossing the river in Kajiado county when it burst. Read: Three drown …

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100 dead after fierce dust storms in India

At least 100 people have been killed and scores more injured in fierce dust storms that hit the northern Indian states of Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan. The storms on Wednesday disrupted electricity, uprooted trees, destroyed houses and killed livestock. Many of the dead were sleeping when their houses collapsed after …

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