Author: Eagle Reporter

American rapper Nicki Minaj has been freed by police after being detained at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport. Dutch police posted on X: “We have just released a 41-year-old American woman whom we arrested this afternoon at Schiphol on suspicion of exporting soft drugs.” “The suspect was fined and can continue her journey.” The artist had been due to fly to Manchester for a concert at the Co-op Live venue on Saturday evening. Minaj filmed part of her encounter with police, posting it to social media. In the video, a police officer can seemingly be heard telling Minaj: “You are under arrest.”…

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High Court judge Justice David Majanja was Saturday re-elected as a Member of the Judicial Service Commission representing the Kenya Magistrates and Judges Association (KMJA). He garnered 81 votes as compared to Justice Joram Abuodha’s nine votes and Justice James Olola got 47 votes. This is pursuant to Article 171 (2) (d) of the Constitution. Majanja was first elected to the JSC on 14th May 2019 for a five-year term. He was appointed as a Judge of the High Court in 2011 and is currently stationed at the Milimani Civil Division. Prior to his re-election, Justice Majanja served as the…

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A Nairobi lawyer wants the County Physical and Land Use Planning Liaison Committee (PLUPLC) to strike out governor Johnson Sakaja’s decision to halt all building development and excavation approvals in Nairobi county. In the appeal filed before the PLUPLC, Victor Odhiambo says Sakaja’s undated notice is “neither statutorily supported nor backed by a gazette notice”. According to Odhiambo all communication on planning matters should fall under the ambit of the county executive committee and not the governor. “The unilateral decision by the County Government to halt the consideration and issuance of building approvals is unconstitutional and a violation of the…

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At least five people were killed after a mining site collapsed at the Hillo mine in Dabel, Marsabit County. Officials attributed the incident on Friday, May 24 to a landslide. Search and rescue efforts went on to the night at the mining site with locals saying more miners were still trapped underneath the rubble. No more body was found on Saturday. Marsabit County Police Commander Patrick Mwakio said the miners died on the spot after the mine debris covered them while they were conducting illegal gold mining. This is despite a government order prohibiting mining activities, mwakio said the miners…

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At least five people were Saturday, May 25 morning killed in an accident involving a matatu and a truck along the Nakuru-Eldoret highway. Police said eight other passengers were admitted in the hospital with serious wounds after the 3 am accident near Salgaa. The accident involved a Toyota Hiace of Eldoret Cross Roads Shuttle Sacco from Eldoret towards Nakuru direction. Police said upon reaching the location of the accident, the matatu rammed into the rear of a mobile unknown trailer that disappeared soon after the accident. The hunt on the trailer is ongoing. As a result of the accident, four…

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Two women suspected of trafficking narcotics in the coastal city of Mombasa were Friday nabbed with sachets of cocaine in an operation mounted by Anti-Narcotics Unit officers in Kisauni, Utange area. Acting on a tip-off, police cordoned the house of the two suspects where upon search the nose candy estimated at a street value of Sh495,000 was discovered. The suspects will be arraigned Monday, police said. Detectives have been mounting operations in the region to address the drug trafficking and consumption menace. Dozens of suspects have been arrested in the exercise. Elsewhere, detectives in Busia arrested two suspected drug traffickers…

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A group of villagers Elgeyo Marakwet are counting loses after a leopard raided the area and killed 37 goats and sheep. The animals include 33 sheep and four goats. The incident happened in Murkutwo, Mogil village on May 24, local officials said. Two villagers woke up and found the animals dead. They had been attacked on their necks in their dens, witnesses said. Police in the company of officers from Kenya Wildlife Service and veterinary department visited the area as an enraged mob gathered there. Police said two homesteads were affected in the incident. One home lost 32 animals while…

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Five Kenyan police officers who were trailing motor vehicle thieves were arrested and detained briefly in Tanzania’s Rombo area. Their arrest prompted a series of meetings between Kenya and Tanzania officials in Rombo Mkuu area that led to the release. Officials described the incident as dramatic. Officials said they were detained by Tanzanian police who responded to a distress call from a suspect who had been arrested in Tarakea Town over suspicion of being part of a cartel targeting and stealing vehicles in Kenya. The incident happened Friday, May 24 morning. A team of five policemen from Buruburu police station…

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The High Court on Friday ruled that judges were entitled to a Sh10 million taxable car allowance which had been scrapped by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC). This is a win for the judges at large. Justices Chacha Mwita, Patricia Nyaundi, and Lawrence Mugambi declared a letter by SRC dated July 12, 2021, revoking the benefit for judges unconstitutional null, and void. They said the move interferes with the independence of the Judiciary, ordering the National Treasury to process and continue to pay the benefit to judges. “A declaration on tax car allowance for private use for judges has…

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President William Ruto says Kenya’s police peacekeeping police force is expected to arrive in Haiti to help quell growing gang violence in about three weeks. The officers were expected to start arriving before the end of May but an advance team on the ground said some logistics were not ready hence the extension by two more weeks. This means the latest they can arrive there if any if June 15. More than 1,000 police officers will join other teams in deploying to Haiti to fight gangs terrorizing locals. Apart from Kenya, other countries that will send officers to Haiti are;…

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