Kitui County Family & Parenting
Kitui leaders vow to ensure Nyenze's wife takes over from her late husband
31 families evicted in Athi River say they didn’t get notice
Abandoned baby girl dies as strike enters fourth day
Tragedy for fighting couple as four-month baby falls and dies
11-year-old girl with autism in urgent need of Ksh.10m to undergo 5-year therapy
Police rescue four children dressed in sacks, forced to fast, pray
Kitui leaders vow to ensure Nyenze's wife takes over from her late husband
2017-12-20 03:21:55 Kitui leaders have reportedly already identified the most suitable candidate to take over from the late Kitui West Mp Francis Nyenze. - According to reports, Kitui leaders have singled out Nyenze's wife Edith as the ideal candidate. - Led by Kitui governor Charity Ngilu, the leaders called for the declaration of Edith as the next Kitui West legislator and save the constituency from a by election   Read More ...
Starving mum shocks market by trying to sell owl to buy food
2017-06-13 15:42:40 A mother of five children on Tuesday stunned residents at a market in Kitui town by trying to sell an owl to raise money to feed her family. Looking gloomy and emaciated, Ms Kamene Kakai from Museve village placed a Sh250 price tag on the nocturnal bird to enable her buy food. She said she had nothing else to sell to raise money   Read More ...
Family mourns their three children who drowned in a farm pond
2017-04-07 18:24:49 A family in Kitui County is mourning the death of three children who drowned in a farm pond during play time. The three children, aged between two and four years, were playing hide and seek game at their home in Nzauni location, in Migwani district, when they strayed into a farm adjacent to their compound, which has a shallow pond. Their parents got alarmed when the toddlers failed to turn up back home for some hours prompting a search that led to the discovery of their bodies floating in a nearby shallow pond   Read More ...
31 families evicted in Athi River say they didn’t get notice
2017-03-10 00:43:08 An investor yesterday evicted 31 families from his 300 acres in Ngelani village, Athi River, Machakos county, even as the squatters claimed they were not served with a notice. The families, mainly elderly men and women and their grandchildren, said they have lived on the land since 1996. “We have lost everything – all our houses, cattle, sheep, goats and crops were destroyed during the evictions,” Joseph Muia said. The squatters walked several kilometres to seek redress from deputy county commissioner Geoffrey Omoding at his office in Athi River town   Read More ...
Abandoned baby girl dies as strike enters fourth day
2016-12-09 07:59:07 Abandoned baby girl dies as strike enters fourth day By BENARD SANGA and PATRICK BEJA Doctors and nurses take to the streets of Kitui as the nationwide strike entered its fourth day on December 8, 2016. The Kenya National Union of Nurses Kitui branch secretary, John Kimanzi, vowed to push on with their industrial action that has paralysed medical services in all public hospitals and other health facilities. [Photo:Paul Mutua/Standard]   Read More ...
Tragedy for fighting couple as four-month baby falls and dies
2016-10-27 10:46:00 By THOMAS WAITA A couple’s fight ended in a tragedy on Tuesday when their four-month-old infant fell from his mother’s back and died. The incident occurred in Utooni Village, Kitui West Sub-County. Kabati OCPD Juma Londo said Dennis Mulwa, 24 and his wife Margaret Mulwa, 20 were fighting when the baby slipped from her back and hit the floor. “The baby, Stephen Muinde, died on the spot. The parents are   Read More ...
Mwingi Woman Accuses Husband Of Murder
2016-08-11 14:33:46 A woman from Kitui County accused her husband of attempted murder after the man who she got married to attacked her and left her with injuries several times since last year. 35-year-old Ann Mwangangi, from Muthaiga village near Mwingi town says her 41-year-old husband has been beating her up and even stabbed her severally with a kitchen knife. Anne, who has three children with her husband says the peak of   Read More ...
11-year-old girl with autism in urgent need of Ksh.10m to undergo 5-year therapy
2016-08-11 14:07:05 An 11-year-old girl living with autism in Nakuru county is in urgent need of raising Ksh 10 Million to undergo a five-year therapy program at a specialised occupation therapy center in Nairobi. Mercy Njeri was diagnosed with Autistic Spectrum disorder that impairs the development of the brain among children leading to high energy levels, poor social interaction and communication. Elsewhere a family in Kitui county is urging well-wishers to volunteer   Read More ...
11-year-old girl with autism in urgent need of Ksh.10m to undergo 5-year therapy
2016-08-11 13:57:36 An 11-year-old girl living with autism in Nakuru county is in urgent need of raising Ksh 10 Million to undergo a five-year therapy program at a specialised occupation therapy center in Nairobi. Mercy Njeri was diagnosed with Autistic Spectrum disorder that impairs the development of the brain among children leading to high energy levels, poor social interaction and communication. Elsewhere a family in Kitui county is urging well-wishers to volunteer   Read More ...
Battered woman remained in abusive marriage to protect vows
2016-08-03 10:11:29 Battered woman remained in abusive marriage to protect vows Jackline Mwende whose hands was cut off by her husband alleging that she could not give birth during an interview with the Standard team at her parents home in Machakos County on August 2, 2016. PHOTO by WILLIS AWANDU The mood at Jackline Mwende's home, four kilometres from Masii town along the Machakos-Kitui road, was sombre. They were discussing the aftermath   Read More ...
Police rescue four children dressed in sacks, forced to fast, pray
2016-07-28 18:38:39 Four children were rescued by police after they were locked up in their house in Mwingi and forced to pray and fast while wearing sacks. The children, aged between seven and 16 years, had been locked up by their mother for the past week and kept from attending school. Police were tipped off by neighbours who informed them that the family had been indoors for several days. "We raided the   Read More ...
We accept God's will, families say as five buried after road accident
2016-06-30 21:05:19 We accept God's will, families say as five buried after road accident Richard Makau and his wife Malia, parents of Mulwa who lost his wife Victoria Mueni and his daughter and three other relatives in a road accident two weeks ago, during the funeral in Kitui last Saturday. [PHOTOS: PAUL MUTUA/STANDARD] Everything was set for a dowry payment ceremony. The venue would be the home of Damaris Kimanthi at Kathome   Read More ...
Mother kills children, commits suicide
2016-05-24 00:01:37 Charles Muasya, Enock Amukhale and KNA. Residents of Kwa-Vonza village in Kitui county are reeling in shock after a woman killed her two children before committing suicide. Jennifer Kanini, 27, is said to have sedated her seven-year-old daughter Monicah Musyoka and son Munyao Musyoka aged three with an unknown chemical before killing herself by taking the poison. Kitui County AP Commander Benson Wasike said they were yet to know the   Read More ...
KWS to compensate family killed by elephant
2016-05-22 14:41:47 The government has pledged to compensate the family of a boy killed by a stray elephant in Kitui. The boy, Collins David, 13 was trampled by the animal on May 7 as he untied a donkey in his grandmother’s, Kasisi Ngandi, farm. David was a class eight pupil at Gai Primary School. The awful incident sparked protests from enraged residents who barricaded the busy Mwingi- Kyuso Road causing snarl-ups for   Read More ...
Grief as Kitui family buries three victims of Huruma tragedy
2016-05-15 18:44:26 Hundreds of mourners on Saturday trickled to Katitika village in Mwingi Central constituency to console the family of a man who lost his wife and two children in the Huruma building collapse. Emotions were high as Mr Munyithya Musembi bid farewell to his wife of 13 years, 12-year-old daughter and nine-year-old son. Mr Musembi escaped death when the building collapsed because he was at work. Fortunately for him, one of   Read More ...
Pain of parents forced to bury their hopes with their children
2016-04-02 00:21:20 Pain of parents forced to bury their hopes with their children Isaac Mutisya and his sister Milkah Kambua at Mwingi Level 4 Hospital mortuary where the body of his daughter Risper Mutindi Kasyoka lay. Risper, a victim of the Garissa terror attack, had been mistakenly buried at Itivanzou village at the home of Philomena Kasyoka, another victim. Risper’s body had to be exhumed for burial at her parents home. [PHOTO:   Read More ...
Appeal to save child married to 40-year-old
2015-05-01 10:00:29 A 14-year-old girl from Kitui county has been married off to a 40-year-old man in Makwang’ani village, Kubo South, Kwale.Residents said the girl sat her KCPE exam in 2014 and was married off two months ago.The residents said the Kwale family organised the marriage for their son who divorced his wife three years ago   Read More ...
#TerroronCampus: Family still searches for their missing daughter
2015-05-01 03:02:40 A family from Kitui is still searching for their missing daughter Risper Mutindi who was a second year student at Garissa University College. Isaac Mutua's family has been journeying from Kitui to Chiromo mortuary in search of their daughter's body. For now, he is still waiting for DNA results that were conducted on one body that is still lying at Chiromo   Read More ...
Kitui mother loses baby in ambulance fuel hitch
2015-01-19 10:20:43 Matuu Level Four Hospital due to lack of an ambulance to transfer the mother to the Machakos Level Five Hospital. Catherine Mutinda lost her baby on Saturday night after developing delivery complications. Health workers at Matuu Level Four Hospital recommended her transfer due to prolonged labour pains. Catherine’s mother-in-law, Elizabeth Kavuu said they were told the area county ambulances did not have fuel. “After contacting the county emergency department, we were told the ambulance was in Mbiuni, which is about 200 kilometres from Matuu,” she said. Elizabeth said pleas to fuel the...   Read More ...
Nurse, husband clash over twins' custody
2015-01-09 09:36:21 A nurse at Kitui County Referral Hospital is seeking state protection for her fiveyear- old twins following her estranged husband’s bid to seize custody. Abishang Mutanu, 29, told the media on Wednesday her estranged husband, Muli Mwendwa, arrived at her home earlier in the day and tried to grab the twins. The couple separated in February last year, she said. Mutanu and Mwendwa are embroiled in a civil case over custody. In suit papers seen by the Star, Mutanu wants to retain custody of the children until they turn 18. She also wants to block Mwendwa from his stated intention of taking the...   Read More ...