Sunday 22 July 2012

Former Teacher fake theft of dowry cow

By Joseph Barasa  in Busia and Fred Maingi in Kitui.

Administration Police Officer and cows.File Picture.
A former Primary teacher in Busia County, Kenya, which borders Uganda, was on Saturday, July 21 arrested by the Administration Police for faking theft of his cow.

According to our source who didn`t want his name disclosed for this story, the teacher  (name withheld) was given a cow by his eldest son to take care of it as he waits to take it as a dowry where he is married but his father (The former Teacher) sold it and started cheating people that the cow had been stolen.

It took the intervention of the Administration Police Officers at the local Burinda Chief`s office to launch an investigation on the matter where they found a man whom the former Teacher had sold a cow to only to reveal that he paid him KShs 13 000 to get a cow instead of Kshs 17 000.

The teacher is said to have been confined at the Chief`s office for hours only to be set free after his son showed up and pleaded with the local Administration to let the matter be settled at home as it lowered the dignity of his father who was regarded in high esteem as a role model in the society.

The area has in the recent past been hit by high rate of crime both petty and serious ones with locals calling upon the Kenyan Commissioner of Police Mr. Mathew Iteere and Administration Police Commandant Mr.Kinuthia Mbugua to post more Police officers in the area of Marachi West Location to contain the situation.

Police in the two sister states of East Africa (Kenya and Uganda) have complained of robbers committing crime in the other side of the country and taking refuge in the other which they have claimed it on the rise of insecurity in the International border districts of Busia.
Meanwhile, Kitui county Governorship took a new face after another entrant
Kennedy Ngumbao announced his interest for the plum seat. In the 2013 General election to be held in Kenya.
While launching his bid at a Nairobi Hotel, Ngumbao who is a
prominent businessman urged Kitui residents to elect him as he had
worked for over 30 years in both the private and public sector and was
therefore well informed of the problems facing the local people
Ngumbao now joins Dr.Nzamba Gitonga in the race that is
anticipated to be a well-contested affair. 

Ngumbao who is a holder of a head of state commendation holds
several positions as Director and board member of various parastatal
bodies including Kenya National Library Services (KNLS).
The former St. Charles Lwanga High School luminary said he was ready
to be accountable for any project he will undertake adding that he
will work with investors to turn around Kitui County to rank among
the best in the country.

 Over shs.2 million was raised in the function to facilitate his
campaign. The launching ceremony marked with pomp and color was graced
by two former Ministers from Kitui West Nyiva Mwendwa and Francis

 Others were legendary Kyalo Mwendwa, brother to the late first
Kenya chief justice Kitili Mwendwa, Top environment crusader Isaac
Kalua, Kamau Njoroge proprietor of Nairobi City Shuttle, and hundreds
of Kitui residents.

 In her speech, Nyiva (Mwendwa) lauded Ngumbao as a democrat and a true
leader who will change the face of Kitui County.

  ” As a mother and a politician, I have come here to bless him .I
have seen his ability. I will support, advice and guide him. I’m here
to encourage him and I do appeal to Kitui residents to elect leaders
with good track record like Ngumbao .He has been involved in many
projects including paying school fees for the poor and I feel he
deserves to be the first Governor for Kitui county” she said.

A former Minister   Francis Nyenze, said he will rally behind
Ngumbao.’I’m not those people who keep on changing their allegiance. I
will stick and support Ngumbao because I know his ability. He has the
taste of good things. He has been involved in many projects and
development meetings that have shaped Kitui County and the only reward
we can give him is to give him that seat. “Observed Nyenze.

  Kalua termed Ngumbao as a great leader and team player." A great
leader, he added, makes wise decision and is always ready to take
risks. A good leader inspires and empowers others. A good leader
creates good environment that brings goals, He stands as a preacher
who guides others and Ngumbao fits well.”

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