Kiambu businessman brutally shoots wife dead, turns gun on himself… and more news

1. Kiambu man shoots wife dead, kills himself

A couple was found dead in their house in Kiambu Town after an apparent murder and suicide.

The body of 42-year-old businessman in spare parts Jonathan Mukundi Gachunga was found alongside that of his wife Philomena Njeri, 30 hours after the incident had happened.

The motive of the incident is yet to be known. Friends who had seen Gachunga hours earlier said he looked jovial – The Star

2. Kangemi: Hundreds spend night in cold after fire razes down their houses

Hundreds of Dam village residents in Kangemi, Nairobi county, were forced to spent the night in the cold after a fire broke out, razing down their houses.

In the Tuesday, August 3 incident, which happened deep in the night, several people were feared injured and property of unknown value destroyed.

The cause of the inferno was yet to be established, but the shattered victims suspected foul play – Tuko

3. Late Machakos Senator Kabaka’s widows fight over family estate

Two widows of former Machakos Senator Boniface Kabaka are locked in a bitter court dispute over the control of his multimillion-shilling estate.

Vascoline Katanu and Jeniffer Mueni are yet to agree on the distribution of family property, almost eight months after the legislator’s death – Nation

4. WHO: AstraZeneca vaccine more effective when used alongside Pfizer/Moderna

There is conflicting evidence about the efficiency of the J&J vaccine against the Covid-19 strain, which is being driven by the Delta coronavirus.

Some patients are hoping to improve their protection by adding an mRNA vaccine from Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna to their J&J shot.

According to the WHO, the AstraZeneca vaccine can now be used interchangeably with an mRNA vaccine from Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna, offering countries suffering from supply disruptions a new lease on life – Citizen TV

5. Gideon Moi: BBI will help in rebuilding the economy

Baringo Senator Gideon Moi has expressed optimism that the Court of Appeal will overturn the High Court judgment that stopped the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) process.

A seven-judge bench is expected to deliver a verdict on the appeal on August 20.

Gideon said BBI, besides creating extra constituencies, will open a window for rebuilding the country’s economy that has been hard hit by the Covid-19 pandemic – Standard