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Kenyan gospel musician, Dishon Mirugi, arrested over death of pastor lover

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A Kenyan gospel singer and pastor, Paul Mathenge Wanderi, popularly known as Dishon Mirugi, is being questioned by the police over the death of his lover, Elizabeth Wanjiru Githinji, inside his home on Saturday afternoon.

Wanjiru, a popular female pastor in the eastern African country, was reportedly in a secret romantic relationship with Mirugi and often sneaked to his house to spend time with him, before she met her untimely death during her last visit.

Daily Nation reports on Tuesday that Mirugi, who is the founder of Flying Eagle International Ministry, alongside his lawyer, Ndegwa Njiru, spent the better part of Monday afternoon at the Kasarani Police Station, where he was questioned and made to write a statement on what he knows about the death of his secret lover.

According to close friends of the deceased, Wanjiru, 38, a Nakuru-based pastor, had met the musician in August last year and they fell in love.

“Her death came just a day after Mr Mirugi held a crusade in Juja, Kiambu County, through his church known as Flying Eagle International Ministry,” a close friend told reporters.

“Neighbours, friends and members of Mr Mirugi’s Flying Eagle International Ministry said the couple had been seen together a number of times and everything about them seemed fine until Wanjiru’s shocking death,” Daily Nation reports.

“A detective privy to the investigations said Wanjiru was in the musician’s home to sort out some differences with him,” the report said.

“They had not known each other for a very long time but had some issues, it was because of this that the woman left Nakuru for Nairobi to have a word with Mr Mirugi with the hope of making things right,” the report added.

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Ghana’s Elmina Fishing Harbour welcomes first-ever cruise liner SH Vega

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The Ghanaian tourism industry got a big boost when the legendary Elmina Fishing Harbour welcomed its first ever cruise liner, the SH Vega, a 280-capacity passenger vessel with a total of 115 persons, comprising 106 passengers and nine crew members.

The CEO of Ghana Tourism Authority, Àkwasi Agyeman, who recieved the vessel, said
nationalities of the tourists aboard the cruise vessel included Australia, Austria, China, France, Germany, Greece, Russia, and Nigeria among others.

Agyeman who spoke with journalists on the historic visit, said the visitors were given the opportunity to explore the Elmina castle and township, the Batik making centre at global mamas in Elmina, the Kakum National Park and the Cape Coast castle.

“It’s another win and boost for Ghana’s tourism industry when the Elmina Fishing Harbour welcomed its first-ever cruise liner, the SH Vega on Thursday, April 18,” Agyeman said.

“Ghana continues to fare well as a favourite destination of cruise passengers worldwide with Tema and Takoradi being the traditional Ports of call.

“The tourists toured Elmina castle and its township, the Batik making Centre at Global Mamas in Elmina, the Kakum National Park and the Cape coast castle amidst traditional drumming and some dance lessons.

“The vessel, SH Vega, dropped its anchor in the Elmina waters, about 8.8 cables away from the port’s main breakwater. It then lowered its Zodiac (inflatable boats) into the water before carefully disembarking the 115 passengers and crew members into the zodiac in safe batches.

“The vessel had previously sailed to some ports including Angola, Benin, Congo, Gabon, Togo and São Tomé.

“This game-changing moment for the cruise liner business in Ghana showcases our limitless possibilities and the excellent potential for the tourism industry in the Central Region and Ghana.

“We stand proud of this historic moment,” Agyeman stated.

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Wife of Zambian music star Yo Maps sues businessman over alleged cyberbullying

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The wife of Zambian music sensation, Elton Mulenga, popularly known as Yo Maps, Kidist Kifle, has sued a Lusaka-based businessman over alleged cyberbullying and hate speech.

Kifle, who is a socialite in her own right, filed the case at the Lusaka Magistrates Court against the businessman, Elias Musyani, alleging that he had referred to her as a prostitute, and threatened to rape her.

In the lawsuit filed on her behalf by her lawyers, Nsapato & Co. Advocates, Kifle also alleged that Musyani had threatened to abduct their infant daughter in one of his Facebook postings.

The suit notes that Musyani is facing four counts of harassment utilizing electronic means contrary to Section 69 of the Cyber Security and Cyber Crimes Act, 2021.

He is also charged with hate speech contrary to Section 65 of the Cyber Security and Cyber Crimes, 2021.

An affidavit accompanying the lawsuit allege that Musyani, “between March 1 and April 16, by using electronic communications through his Facebook page in his name, intentionally intimidated, harassed or caused emotional distress to Kidist.”

The affidavit signed by the complainant lamented that the accused, in one of his Facebook postings, alleged that she was promiscuous and unfit to be a wife.

Part of the affidavit said:

“That I am aware that the accused has on several dates between March 1 and April 15, 2024, posted several social media posts on his Facebook using his personal account under his name, Elias Musyani, to the effect I am a prostitute, an evil step-mum.

“He has gone as far as threatening rape on me and abduction of my infant daughter.”

She added that the accused in one of his posts threatened her husband, Yo Maps and insulted her mother, actions which she said constituted cyber bullying and hate speech.

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