How Governor rescued Maasai girl trapped in UAE? Plus other news

1. Joy as Governor rescues Maasai girl trapped in UAE for eight months

A 23-year-old girl who had been trapped in United Arabs Emirates (UAE) has finally returned home. News of Rimanto’s safe return was shared by Kajiado Governor Joseph Ole Lenku on Friday. She had been trying to leave the Gulf country since December 2020 without success. Kajiado Governor Joseph Ole Lenku stepped in, and last month secretly visited Dubai to negotiate her evacuation to Kenya. Lilian Rimanto went to UAE last year and had only worked for one year before she fell out with her employer, forcing her to run away from her employer and seek refuge in a locality where several Kenyans live – TV 47

2. Reconcile for country’s sake, clergy urge Uhuru and DP

Kenya National Congress of Pentecostal Churches and Ministries President Stanley Michuki has urged the President and his deputy to call a truce “as their differences could drown the country in chaos”. Meanwhile, the religious leaders have called on Kenyans to be wise and make sound decisions ahead of the elections – Nation

3. Man accused of defiling, killing 4-year-old girl arrested in Kirinyaga

A 27-year-old man who allegedly defiled and killed a four-year-old baby in Kirinyaga two weeks ago has been arrested by detectives. The body of the little girl, a pupil at Mugumo Primary School in Kirinyaga County, was discovered along the banks of River Karani on August 11, 2021. Crime Scene detectives established that she had been defiled before being murdered – Citizen

4. Pain as attempts to extend HELB loan repayment backfire

Higher Education Loans Board (HELB) beneficiaries will have to put up with tough repayment condition after attempts to review the law backfired. All beneficiaries will continue to repay the education loans at 4 per cent interest and will only have a window of one year before they begin repayment – Kenyans

4. ICC postpones lawyer Gicheru’s status conference

International Criminal Court (ICC) has postponed lawyer Paul Gicheru’s status conference. Trial Chamber III judge Miatta Maria Samba has allowed Gicheru’s prayer to push the trial by a week. The prosecution did not object Gicheru’s request to push the case from September 17 to 24 – The Standard