News highlights-July 12 2017 Former President Moi says late Nicholas Biwott was dependable

News highlights-July 12 2017 Former President Moi says late Nicholas Biwott was dependable

Former President Moi says late Nicholas Biwott was dependable

Former President Daniel Arap Moi has remembered the late Nicholas Biwott as a dependable friend. In a statement, Moi said that he came to know Biwott back in the 1950s and he later became one of his most loyal lieutenants.

“Biwott served in various ministerial positions in government and was a dedicated public servant, an astute businessman and a philanthropist who initiated community projects,” he stated.

READ ALSO: Nicholas Biwott dies aged 77

Former Minister Nicholas Biwott with Ainabkoi aspirant William Chepkut at a meeting in Eldoret on November 15,2016. (Photo/FILE)

Biwott was one of the most powerful politicians during the Moi era, when he served as both Minister and the Keiyo South Member of Parliament.

Moi described him as a dependable friend whose public service had an impact to the Nation.

Nicholas Biwott with Retired president Daniel Moi in an undated photo (Photo: FILE)

Police on the hunt for 6 suspected Al Shabaab recruiters

Police have released the photographs of six men suspected for having links to the Al Shabaab.

One of them Rama Mbwana Mbega aka Junia is suspected to be hiding in Boni forest where the terror group has operational bases.

The others are Abdullahi Jarso Kotolo aka Seyfdeen, Hassan Jarso Kotolo, Hassan Abdalla Mushi, James Kimanthi Masai and Hamisi Swalleh Abdalla.

READ ALSO: State begins airstrikes against Al Shabaab in Lamu’s Boni forest

The six are suspected Al Shabaab recruiters (Photo:CFM)

Seyfdeen is believed to be from Marsabit and is suspected of holding a senior position in Al Shabaab’s military wing.

He is also believed to have participated in the Mpeketoni attacks in June 2014.

A handout photograph released by the African Union-United Nations Information Support Team shows soldiers of the Kenyan contingent serving with the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) load onto a truck as part of a re-supply convoy at their Sector Headquarter in the town of Dhobley, Southern Somalia, 30 September 2012. (Photo: EPA/STUART PRICE)

Court orders police to return Journalist Menya’s electronics

Investigating officers in journalist Walter Menya’s case have been asked to give him back his electronics if they are done with analyzing them.

This is after the court was told that police are yet to return electronics belonging to the Nation journalist.The prosecution has not preferred against Menya.

READ ALSO: Investigative journalist Mohammed Ali floored in ODM nominations by Joho relative

NMG editor Walter Menya when he was arraigned in Milimani on June 19, 2017. PHOTO: COURTESY

Menya was arrested on allegations of demanding money to publish a story which interested Kennedy Koros in the Sunday Nation.

It was also alleged by the police that the journalist had received a down payment of Ksh 32,000 through M-Pesa between June 15 and 17.

It was alleged that he published the story with the headline ‘Civil Servants in JP Foundation say all they want is to alleviate poverty’ and went to Koros to collect the balance after the story was published.

 

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