The Western Kenya Times has of recent become the main source of news for people in the region. The following headlines arose from bizarre incidents reported from across the world.
- Man who skipped bathing for 50 years dies months after finally washing
An Iranian man who had ceased washing his body with soap and water for about half a century has died at 94, months after deciding to break his golden rule.
Amou Haji resisted attempts by villagers in the southern province of Fars to make him wash his body on claims that he would get sick, but he finally bowed to pressure a few months ago. READ MORE
2. Shock in Malava as brother and sister are busted living together as husband and wife
Drama was witnessed in Mungai Village in Malava Sub-county, Kakamega County, after a brother and his sister were discovered to be living together as husband and wife in a rented house away from the village.
Fred Makokha and Rebecca Makokha, who are in their early 20s, were then handcuffed for punishment by the elders for having broken cultural norms despite being siblings. READ MORE
3. Househelp jailed for feeding employer’s baby mucus, vaginal discharge
A househelp has been sentenced five years in jail for abusing the child of her employer in Fedha Estate in Nairobi on July 2022 by feeding it mucus and vaginal discharge.
Catherine Nalianya, 20, was found guilty of child abuse by Magistrate Festus Terer of the Children’s Court. Mr. Terer said the accused exposed the minor to serious untreatable diseases after she forced it to swallow unhealthy body discharges. READ MORE
4. Robbers slaughter, eat chicken before stealing 14 more at a home in Vihiga
Residents of Chamasilihi Village in Vihiga County are in shock after robbers broke into a and slaughtered chicken, prepared a meal with ugali and ate it before proceeding to steal 14 more.
Mama Jane Mudanya is now counting losses after she came back from Kisumu where she had traveled and found her chicken missing. READ MORE
5. Student robbed after conning parents in a stage-managed kidnap
A 23-year-old’s plan to fleece his parents in a fake kidnapping scheme went south after he was robbed of the money he managed to fleece his mother and father.
According to the Director of Criminal Investigation, Edwin Kamau, a 23-year-old medical student at Makindu Medical Training College, ‘disappeared’ last Sunday and blocked his father before calling his mother, claiming his kidnappers were demanding a Sh70,000 ransom to set him free. READ MORE
6. Poacher caught on camera ‘raping’ a monitor lizard
Four people are under investigation on allegations of having canal knowledge of a monitor lizard within a tiger sanctuary in the Indian state of Maharashtra.
The four were arrested by the Maharashtra Forest authorities after a video found on their seized phones showed one of them performing the unnatural act. READ MORE
7. Shock as Kitale man eats live snake in public
A man in Matisi Location, Kitale, Trans Nzoia County, has shocked many after he ate a raw snake in public.
John Wafula, 35, says he finds snake meat sweet compared to ordinary ones from butcheries. READ MORE
8. MMUST comrade’s hard lesson after ‘kienyeji’ lady disappeared with Sh17k phone
A student at the Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology (MMUST) was forced to rush to the nearby police station after a lady he ‘imported’ from outside campus disappeared with his phone.
Brian Kinyanyi, a fourth year, invited the lady she refers to as Valentine Lopez, 21, into his room on Saturday at 8.00 pm after meeting her on Friday at Sichirai near Queen of Love, an exotic place near the campus. READ MORE
9. Kakamega: Man strips naked after losing Sh20,000 bet in bullfighting competition
A 36-year-old man from Lukume Village in Malava, Kakamega County, has shocked residents after he stripped naked upon losing a bet in a bullfighting competition on Monday.
Martin Mwanje, who was expecting to win Sh20,000 after placing a Sh10,000 bet with his opponent, was distraught after his bull fled the fighting ground moments after the competition had kicked off. READ MORE
10. Man spotted ‘walking’ like a cow in Kitale
Residents of Kitale witnessed a drama of a young man who was locomoting like a cow heading to Kitale-Webuye road around flyover.
The unknown young man who was unable to speak according to the eye witnesses, was seen on Wednesday early in the morning moving near Kitale County Referral Hospital. READ MORE
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