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Top Newspaper Headlines for December 17: DJ Evolve’s father breaks silence following Babu Owino’s acquittal in son’s attempted murder case

The country’s top newspaper on Friday, December 17 reported that DJ Evolve’s father said that the agreement between his son and Embakasi East MP Babu Owino to withdraw the attempted murder charge was in his best interest.

The dailies also reported a former police informer confession in court on how they killed lawyer Willie Kimani, his client and a taxi driver.

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People Daily

The daily reported how a high school girl killed 10 of her colleagues after setting up a dorm on fire at Moi Girls High School in September 17.

According of the daily, the student who was arrested and presented in court claimed that she was frustrated at the institution and wanted to be transafered to another school.

Justice Stella Mutuku convicted the student accused of starting the deadly inferno that killed the students, however, noting that she did not start the fire with the intention to kill but out of failure to obtain a transfer which her parents denied her.

The Star

The newspaper reported how a man in Machakos was robbed KSh 400,000 after withdrawing at a local bank.

After withdrawing the cash, the man is said to have kept the money in his car to run other errands but the gang was trialling him.

It is said that the gang broke into the victim’s car and stole the money before taking off in a hired car.

Daily Nation

The newspaper highlighted a former police officer’s confession on how he and other witnesses including police officers witnessed the killing of lawyer Willie Kimani, his client Josephat Mwendwa and taxi driver Joseph Muiruri.

Appearing before the court on Thursday, December 16, Peter Ngugi gave a graphic account of the fateful day disclosing that he went to Mavoko Law Courts where the three were kidnapped, killed and their bodies dumped in Athi River.

Ngugi said he was working under the instructions of a poluce police officer identified as Wilson Kamau, who tasked him on spying on a thief.

Taifa Leo

According to the Swahili publication, Deputy President William Ruto is risking being banned from the 2022 presidential election after flouting campaign rules.

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) chairman Wafula Chebukati had stated that beginning December 9, it will be an electoral offence for aspirants to attend public harambees.

However, despite the directive, DP Ruto has been dishingout money and he popularizes his hustler narrative across the country.

For instance on Wednesday, December 15, the DP donated KSh 500,000 to small traders during his tour of Butali, Kakamega County.

On Thursday, December 16, the DP also donated the same amount to traders in Eshibiya market, Vihiga County.

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The Standard

According to the newspaper, DJ Evolve’s father, John Orinda, said the agreement was in the best interest of his son as he dismissed critics who argued the MP should have faced justice.

This was after the lawmaker offered two houses, a Toyota Noah car, and other properties to the entertainer.

“People have the right to voice their opinion. For me, my son’s well-being overrides all other issues,” he said.

Orinda insisted he was not after Babu’s money but his son’s welfare.

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