“We Recognized Her, She Borrowed My Phone” Waiters Where Kangogo Booked Two Rooms Speak; ODM to Pick Presidential Candidate Next Week & Iraq Asks Sh800,000 to Send Kenyan’s Body Home

Good morning,

In our country, you can rely on your fellow countrymen for two things: Giving too much hype on a particular issue and then completely forgetting about it after just a few days.

Perhaps we have a hyperactive news cycle, which means events occur back to back, denying us time to exhaust each and every occurrence, or maybe, we are simply social media busy  bodies.

This is especially true in the case of crime reports.

Less than a month ago, the country was in turmoil over the rampant kidnapping of children, as was the case with the rising cases of murder among spouses.

Today, though, these issues remain unsolved, and Kenyans have moved on to other matters, such as the Caroline Kangogo mystery, which is also on the brink of losing our attention.

We all know that our authorities only act when under pressure, which can, perhaps, explain why we have so many unsolved criminal cases in the country.

When we relax, the authorities do so as well, and with the underwhelming influence civil societies have in the country, the cases die-off steadily.

Maybe the government should form a committee charged with following up on cases to the end?

Here are the stories making headlines on Opera News today:

ODM to pick presidential candidate next week

ODM leaders during a past press conference. PHOTO: Courtesy

The ODM party’s National Executive Council will meet next week to pick their 2022 flagbearer.

Party leader Raila Odinga is expected to fly the flag and the meeting could endorse him and end the speculation about his candidature.

While in Tana River on the second day of his tour of the Coast, Raila steered clear of the question of the party nominee for president.

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Iraq asks Sh800,000 to send Kenyan’s body home

Lucy Wambui at work in Iraq. Now she’s dead and her family an’t raise the money to bring her body home.

A Nairobi family is desperate to raise Sh400,000 to bring the body of their loved one, Lucy Wambui, home from Iraq where she worked.

The exact amount to transfer the body is is $7,000 (Sh757,374). the family has only been able to raise about $400,000

Like many other Kenyans, Lucy went to be a househelp in the Middle East. She leaves behind four children, cared for by her parents.

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“We Recognized Her, She Borrowed My Phone” Waiters Where Kangogo Booked Two Rooms Speak

Caroline Kangogo

More information concerning the last moments of late female police officer Caroline Jemutai Kangogo has surfaced moments after her death.

A report has revealed how Kangogo had booked two different rooms in two hotels a day before she went back to her parent’s home and took her own life.

Caroline Kangogo is said to have booked the hotel rooms in Kabarnet, a town in Baringo County, on 14th July but did not sleep in any of the said rooms.

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