Man Sets Himself On Fire Allegedly Protesting Over The Harsh Economic Challenges Faced By Millions Of Kenyans.

According To African News, An unidentified man set himself on fire on Thursday, in Mombasa allegedly to protest the harsh economic challenges facing millions of Kenyans. He had climbed on top of a statue in the middle of a busy roundabout before setting himself alight. The rising cost of living amid a business slowdown and job cuts has pushed millions of Kenya into despair. The man was incensed by locals who claimed that he was setting himself on fire because he had stolen some goods. In a video that emerged online, the man was seen pouring liquid suspected to be a flammable substance on his body before lighting himself. A police officer based in Mombasa confirmed the incident to local media. The man was rescued and taken to the nearby Coast General Teaching and Referral Hospital, where he is being treated. The rise in the cost of living has primarily been linked to surging fuel prices, persistent drought conditions, and the depreciation of the Shilling. Kenyans have previously taken to the streets to protest against the high cost of living. #Clique let’s send in our love and prayers to the family affected

Officials Discover Woman Dead Inside Burned Car In Alley, Reports Say

Sadly, officials discovered a deceased woman inside a burned vehicle in Milwaukee, according to WISN 12 News. The discovery was made “near North 37th and Roberts streets in the city’s Washington Park neighborhood,” reports the news outlet.  On Wednesday afternoon, The outlet captured the vehicle being towed away as the footage shows the driver’s side appearing to be burned.  A neighbor Brian said, “This seems to be the dumping grounds…People drink, they do drugs, the prostitute back there. We need more policing over here.” The victim was identified as 23-year-old Tamesha Over. Bernadette Boyce, her younger sister told News 12, “She was goofy. She was just the life of the party… She was just … man, it’s not going to be the same without her, and everybody knows that.” The woman’s death was ruled a homicide; however, the incident is still under investigation by Milwaukee officials. #Clique, what are your thoughts?

Man Arrested and Charged With Murder In Connection To The Death Of A Teen Who Was Found Burning In Bonfire Pit

37-year-old Anthonie Ruinard is facing a slew of charges including first-degree murder in connection to the death of Parker League, 18, reports PEOPLE. Officials say the 18-year-old’s body was discovered burning inside a bonfire in Arizona.  According to reports, on June 12, the 18-year-old went to see friends in Tempe at a remote location in Arizona’s Tonto National Forest. On June 9, he arrived in Arizona and had planned on going home on June 12, reports ABC15. Documents obtained by KETV, Arizona Republic, and 10/11 NOW, say that officials revealed the teen was stabbed in his back multiple times as his body was dismembered.  The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office said they looked for the suspect after an Arizona gas station footage “showed League and Ruinard leaving a store together in a black Dodge Challenger on June 11,” PEOPLE reports.  Officials later discovered “forensic evidence in the trunk,” of the Dodge Challenger after they served Ruinard with a search warrant. The evidence was examined for DNA and the victim’s DNA was discovered. Authorities also say that there was footage of the teen’s bank account being utilized following his death. Hunter League, Parker’s brother, informed ABC15 that his relatives found out someone used Parker’s bank account.  “We basically found out that someone was using his debit card to get food and tried to pay their electric bill with it,” said Hunter.  A relative reported the teen missing on June 15. Ruinard is being held on a $2 million bond, per KOLN.  #Clique, what are your thoughts?

Woman Finally Sentenced After Pleading Guilty To Throwing Molotov CocktailInto Bank In 2021 Because She Was Waiting In Line ‘Too Long’

A woman from California has been sentenced to two years behind bars after throwing a Molotov cocktail into a California bank after growing angry because the wait was too long, according to the New York Post. 35-year-old Teranee Millet reportedly said “I’m going to blow this b-tch up” before committing the crime.  The US attorney’s office said that Millet was sentenced after she pleaded guilty back in March to unlawful possession of a firearm and destructive device.  According to the US attorney’s office statement, the woman was at a Bank of America in Southern California back in Sept. 2021 when she talked to a bank manager and demanded assistance from another bank teller “because she believed she had been waiting in [line] for too long.”  She was informed that the other bank tellers were unavailable, and she then screamed, “I’m going to blow this bitch up!”  The manager at the bank instantly contacted officials; however, minutes before authorities arrived, the woman had already thrown the Molotov cocktail into the establishment, which resulted in a fire. Reports say the middle of the floor was on fire. Luckily, a customer was able to put the fire out while the woman fled. As Millet left, she threatened another customer and tossed a glass bottle at their vehicle, damaging it. Luckily, no one suffered from any injuries.  Millet was arrested in Georgia two months following the incident after she was identified on the bank’s security camera. Before she was arrested, she led cops on a car chase as she drove a stolen U-Haul van. Reports added that the chase ended in a car crash and Millet suffered from injuries. She was later treated.  #Clique, what are your thoughts? 

Woman Who Was Killed In A Fire Went Back Inside To Save Her Dog, Relatives Say ‘She Considered Her A Daughter So She Went Back’

A family is devastated after losing their loved one in a fire. Nassau County officials say the fire occurred around 3 a.m. on Tuesday, reports PEOPLE. Officials say the Long Island home was “fully engulfed in flames” when authorities got to the scene.  Seven people managed to escape the home and are in stable condition after they were treated for smoke inhalation; however, sadly, one person was discovered dead inside the home. Family members say 60-year-old Kashmira Patel died after going back into the home to save her dog. Kashmira’s niece, Chush Patel told CBS, “She considered her a daughter, so she went back… She actually came all the way to the door, helped her mom out of the house, and then she went back.” A relative wrote on a GoFundMe page for the family, “Seven of us figured a way out of the house, whether it was from the main door or the window… My dad’s sister and her dog… tried [to] escape from the back door, and it breaks my heart to say both didn’t make it out.” Family members appeared to become frustrated with the reaction of Nassau County firefighters. Tarun Patel told NBC New York, “I asked them why didn’t you spread the water because my sister is there. They said no, we cannot go in.”  According to PEOPLE, Nassau County firefighters revealed that they were briefly stopped from entering the home because of the “downed power line.”  Fire Marshal Michael Uttaro said, “It was actually blocking the front door. They actually jumped over that line and tried to make entry,” reports NBC New York. The official went on to say that the fire hydrant close to the home didn’t work; however, they were able to locate another one that worked. WPIX reports that it’s unclear what caused the fire.  #Clique, let’s keep this family in our thoughts and prayers! 

Maryland Man Arrested After Setting House On Fire With His Dad In The Basement

A Maryland man is now in police custody after setting a house on fire while his father was in the basement, CBS News Baltimore reported. On March 31st, a witness in Aberdeen, Maryland noticed the house fire, and kicked on the front door until the two men inside exited home. Fortunately, firefighters were able to contain the flames in a matter of minutes, and nobody was hurt. According to police, Patrick Joseph Brinsfield admitted to intentionally setting the home on fire. The 27-year-old says he was aware of the fire he started in the basement but claims he was not aware of a fire on the second floor. His motives remain unclear. Brinsfield has since been charged with first and second-degree attempted murder, first and second-degree arson, first and second-degree assault, and reckless endangerment. After being released from the hospital, he was taken to the Harford County Detention Center, where he is currently being held without bond.

18 Children Injured After Battery Starts Fire At NYC In-Home Daycare Center

On Wednesday, January 25th, The New York City Fire Department received a call about a “heavy fire” at a residence. A lithium-ion battery caused the basement of the home, where a daycare center and a dentistry business operated, to go up in flames. According to NBC News, 18 pediatric patients were removed from the building. One of the children transported to a nearby hospital remains in critical condition. Forty minutes after their arrival, the fire department was able to contain the flames. The NYC Department of Buildings later sent two inspectors to the home to perform an inspection. The department then issued violation notices for construction work done in the cellar without legal work permits. The department said the cellar was intended for “accessory storage,” not to operate the two businesses, NBC reported. John M. Esposito, the NYCFD chief of fire operations, has since released a warning about the dangers of charging lithium-ion batteries in homes.  “The lithium-ion batteries, we’ve been having problems with them the last few years in scooters and bikes, and charging them,” he said. “They should not be charged in the entranceway or pathway to leave your house or apartment. You should not charge them overnight. Charge them in a room with a closed door while you’re awake and alert.”