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Police slumps, dies after shooting civilian in Kenya

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The Officer in Charge of Molo police post in Molo Sub county in Tororo District has collapsed and died after he allegedly shot one person during a bar fight.
Siraj Tibata died on Monday at about 1am after collapsing at Aqua’s drinking joint situated in Magotes trading centre along Tororo- Mbale road.
Eyewitnesses told this reporter that the officer collapsed and died at the scene after realizing that he had shot one of the civilians during the fight.

“Tibata had led other officers to the drinking joint to contain the chaos but during the fracas, he accidentally shot one Dominic Omaset. Shortly, he collapsed and died under unclear circumstances,” Mr John Opio, one of the residents said.

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Omaset was reportedly hit by a stray bullet. He was first admitted to Hope clinic before he was transferred to Tororo hospital for better medication.

Though the residents told newsmen, that Mr Omaset was a friend to the deceased.
Molo Sub County LCIII Chairperson, John Emiriat explained that Tibata was pronounced dead at Hope clinic, where he had been taken.
“We suspect that he died of shock after realizing that he had shot someone,’’ Mr Emiriat, said.
Mr Emiriat describing Tibata as a disciplined officer blamed the residents for not being law abiding.

The District Police Commander, Mr John Rutagira Musimenta confirmed the death and said investigations were underway to establish facts of the case.
‘’As a family of police, we are bereaved. We have, however, initiated investigations to establish the cause of his death,” he said.
Mr Rutagira said no one had been arrested in connection to the officer’s death.

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Nigeria: CBN monetary policy rate remains at 14%.

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The Monetary Policy Committee of the Central Bank of Nigeria on Tuesday left the Monetary Policy Rate unchanged at 14 per cent.

The CBN Governor, Mr Godwin Emefiele, announced the decision of the committee at the end of a two-day meeting held at the apex bank’s headquarters in Abuja.



He explained that all the eleven members of the committee that attended the meeting agreed to maintain the current monetary policy stance.

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He said apart from the MPR which was retained at 14 per cent, the committee also retained the Cash Reserves Ratio at 22.5 per cent.

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Also retained are the Liquidity Ratio which was left at 30 per cent; and the Asymmetric Window which was left at +200 and -500 basis points around the MPR.

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Nigeria: Council of State reaches final pegs new minimum wage at 27,000

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The National Council of State presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the sum of N27,000 as the new minimum wage.



The national council approved the sum during an ongoing meeting at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.

The meeting had in attendance former presidents like Olusegun Obasanjo, Goodluck Jonathan and the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, among others.

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