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Kenya’s Dream City nightclub in Kisumu hit by deadly fire

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At least two people have been killed in a fire which swept through a popular nightclub on the outskirts of Kenya’s lakeside city of Kisumu, police say.

The number of dead could rise as many people are feared trapped in the building, police said.

Fire-fighters were still battling the blaze four hours after it started on the first floor, local media report.

Police suspect that an electrical fault caused the fire at the Dream City nightclub, which also has guestrooms.

Rescue workers pulled out two charred bodies from burnt rooms, Kisumu county police commander John Kamau said.

Four people were safely evacuated from the building, he added.

Others escaped after jumping out of windows, Kenya’s privately owned Daily Nation newspaper reported.

The 12 guest rooms were fully occupied when the fire started at about 04:00 local time (07:00 GMT), it added.

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Dozens get vaccine after Ebola outbreak in Uganda

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Report says, Ugandan health officials have reacted with the vaccination campaign for people who may have been exposed to Ebola.

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The outbreak, one of the worst in history, started in the Democratic Republic of the Congo last year and spread to Uganda earlier this month.


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Ugandan Woman Bags 20 years jail term for killing husband

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A Uganda High Court has sentenced a 27-year-old woman, Jackline Nakku, to 20-years in jail for murdering her husband on Valentine’s Day in 2018.

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The High Court in Mukono District in central Uganda found her guilty of murdering her husband Eric Kiddu after hitting him several times on the head with an iron bar.

After the murder Nakku attempted to make the killing appear to be the result of an attack by unknown people by screaming and running to neighbours to ask for help. His body was later found in a pool of blood with a panga and brick besides it, the Daily Monitor reported.

The couple had quarrelled shortly before the bloody encounter with a misunderstanding leading to Kiddu’s death.

Nakku was advised by the judge to appeal the sentence if she was dissatisfied as relatives of both husband and wife argued outside the court, trading accusations.

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