By AFPMore by this AuthorMOSCOWChile coach Juan Antonio Pizzi hopes Charles Aranguiz will be fit for Wednesday's Confederations Cup semi-final against Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal after the midfield enforcer suffered a knock against Australia. A hard challenge from Socceroos veteran Tim Cahill clattered Aranguiz, who had to be substituted at half-time of Sunday's 1-1 draw in Moscow. The result meant Chile finish runners-up in Group B to face Euro 2016 winners Portugal in Kazan for a place in Sunday's Confed Cup final against either Mexico or Germany who meet on Thursday in Sochi. Pizzi hopes to have the experienced Aranguiz, 28, fit to partner Arturo Vidal in Chile's defensive midfield core which helped win the Copa America title last year. "It is hard to win the Euro, which includes many of the best teams in the world, and they have the world's best player.
June 26, 2017 10:18 UTC
It is almost five months since the Makonde community in Kwale and Kilifi was granted Kenyan citizenship by President Uhuru Kenyatta. On arrival at Makongeni Village in Kwale, we are received by the community’s chairman and spokesperson Thomas Nguli. A section of Makongeni Village, where Makonde community lives. PHOTO | FREDRICK FADHILI | NATION MEDIA GROUPShe is optimistic that things will change for the better as she now has an opportunity to change her life and that of her people. PHOTO | FADHILI FREDRICK | NATION MEDIA GROUPA small Makuti-thatched house is where Masera Punda, one of the vocal elders of the Makonde community, and his wife Margret Punda put up.
The officers, five in service and one in retirement, were testifying in a week-long inquest into the death of Alexander Monson, 28, in the resort of Diani Beach, Kwale County, on May 19, 2012. Mr Pamba contradicted himself in two statements he recorded with Independent Policing Oversight Authority (IPOA) and the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI). Mr Pamba implicated Mr Baluma, his co-sentry duty officer of allegedly stealing and selling Alexander’s Nokia mobile phone which he had kept in a small metal box alongside a Visa Card and Sh650. Alexander Monson was a grandson of Baron (Nicholas) Monson, the 12th Baron of Monson and when the 11th Baron died, the title passed on to his father Baron Nicholas John Monson. Since the death of Alexander Monson, Nicholas Monson has been pushing for justice and had challenged both the Kenyan and British governments to investigate those behind the mysterious death of his son.
The Sh1.2 billion Sigiri Bridge in Budalang'i Constituency on June 26, 2017. The president and his deputy earlier on toured and inspected the ongoing construction of the Sh1.2 billion bridge. Sigiri residents at the Sh1.2 billion Sigiri Bridge in Budalang'i Constituency which collapsed on June 26, 2017. President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto addressing Sgiri resident near a Sh1.2 billion bridge across River Nzoia on June 14,2017. The Sh1.2 billion Sigiri Bridge in Budalang'i Constituency on June 26, 2017.
Police in Bungoma are holding a Ugandan national who surrendered himself to police that he had stolen a car. The man rushed to the station after a swarm of bees attacked him as he attempted to get away with the vehicle. Francis Sikadigu is said to have been attacked by the bees as he was driving the car which was suspected to have been stolen. "The traditional medicine man assured me that the suspect will not leave Bungoma town and will be attacked by bees." After he was set free from the bees, the man was arrested and taken to Bungoma police station for interrogation.
June 26, 2017 10:07 UTC
| Updated Mon, June 26th 2017 at 12:22 GMT +3Peter KennethThe Nairobi Jubilee team has said governor aspirant Peter Kenneth is being fronted by the Opposition. Led by Mike Sonko, who is vying for the gubernatorial seat on a Jubilee ticket, they said Mr Kenneth was a NASA project. Flanked by Senate aspirant Johnson Sakaja and Woman Rep Rachael Shebesh, Sonko accused Kenneth of working to spoil Uhuru Kenyatta's votes.
June 26, 2017 09:56 UTC
Directors of Platinum Distillers will face prosecution for allegedly stealing keg barrels from their rival East Africa Breweries Limited. This followed a case where Platinum Distillers moved to court to challenge their prosecution for counterfeiting EABL keg barrels. The brewer is being accused of stealing EABL barrels and converting them into its own. In December 2016, ACA and CID officers searched the firm's factory at Ruai and impounded 12 empty EABL barrels. Twenty fraudulently converted EABL barrels and two upper keg rings with the words "Platinum Distillers Ltd were also seized.
June 26, 2017 09:45 UTC
A number of masons were injured after the Sh1.2 billion Sigiri Bridge which was under construction in Budalang'i collapsed on Monday. Those injured in the Jubilee's flagship project in Busia county were rushed to hospital. The bridge, linking Bunyala South and North, came down barely days after President Uhuru Kenyatta inspected the works. While commissioning the construction, Uhuru said he was concerned with the numerous boat tragedies. "This bridge will significantly reduce deaths and make it easier for the residents to access markets, schools and hospitals."
June 26, 2017 09:44 UTC
By AFPMore by this AuthorLOS ANGELES"Transformers: The Last Knight" smashed its way to the top of the North American box office, industry estimates showed Sunday, sending last week's hit "Cars 3" to second place. Speeding into second was the third installment in Pixar's "Cars" franchise in its second weekend. The action film starring Gal Gadot has made a total of $318.3 million in domestic ticket sales in four weeks, according to industry tracker Exhibitor Relations. Coming in fifth was "The Mummy," starring Tom Cruise, which made $5.8 million. The film — the latest revival of the original "Mummy" made in 1932 — cost $125 million to make and has been widely panned by critics.
June 26, 2017 09:33 UTC
By AFPMore by this AuthorBEIJINGChina's jailed Nobel peace prize laureate Liu Xiaobo has been granted medical parole after being diagnosed with terminal liver cancer last month, his lawyer told AFP on Monday. Liu, who had about three years of his 11-year sentence to serve, was diagnosed on May 23 and was released days later, said lawyer Mo Shaoping. The writer was jailed in 2009 for "subversion" after spearheading a bold petition for democratic reforms. China strongly condemned his Nobel prize as unwanted foreign interference in its internal affairs, and refused to allow him to attend the ceremony in Oslo — where he was represented instead by an empty chair. Although Liu was banned from publishing in China, many of his writings advocating greater democracy and respect for human rights appeared in Hong Kong and overseas Chinese publications.
June 26, 2017 09:22 UTC
Bacha bazi, or "boy play", is not widely seen as homosexual behaviour, which is popularly demonised and perceived as prohibited in Islam. The lack of contact with women in gender-segregated Afghanistan has contributed to the spread of bacha bazi, rights groups say. "The victims of bacha bazi suffer from serious psychological trauma as they often get raped," AIHRC's report said. Bacha bazi results in fear among the children and feelings of revenge and hostility develop in their mind." HOW IS BACHA BAZI IMPACTING AFGHAN SECURITY?
June 26, 2017 09:11 UTC
LEFT: President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto inspects the construction works of the Sigiri bridge on June 14, 2017. RIGHT: The bridge collapsed on June 26, 2017. The iconic Sigiri bridge under construction in Budalangi Constituency, Busia County, has collapsed a fortnight after president Uhuru Kenyatta visited the region to inspect it. Sigiri bridge will significantly reduce deaths and make it easier for the residents to access markets, schools and hospitals. pic.twitter.com/WDzAebmQQI — Uhuru Kenyatta (@UKenyatta) June 14, 2017Today I hosted Eng Li Luobin and Jerome Zhuhe of COVEC, contractors of Sigiri Bridge.
June 26, 2017 08:55 UTC
Governor Hassan Joho and his opponent Suleiman Shahbal of Jubilee Party set aside their political differences and prayed together in a rare show of unity. The two hugged each other during Monday's Eid prayers held at the Ronald Ngala grounds in Mvita constituency. Shahbal and Omar both want to oust Joho as the Mombasa governor on August 8. Joho and Shahbal said they will speak during the annual Eid Baraza at the Treasury Square later in the day. "Even when I win and there is no peace in Mombasa, no development can be achieved," Awiti said.
June 26, 2017 08:48 UTC
As a woman who likes both men and women, it’s perceived as though I’m ‘straight’ with a freakish side. Statistics aside, however, the approach to gay men the world – let alone Kenya – display toxic sides of hyper-masculinity. Straight men know how to brag about sexual conquests but put him to the test and he can’t even find a stimulating area. This is foul and disgusting, and men will still believe their pitiful penises can turn a woman ‘straight’. And don’t get it twisted, straight women are just as bad and probably bitter because they have to put with straight men.
June 26, 2017 08:48 UTC
The Sh1.2 billion Sigiri Bridge in Budalangi Constituency that Presidnet Uhuru inspected two weeks ago has collapsed. President Uhuru inspected the construction works while on his tour pitching for his reelection in Western Kenya. NASA flagbearer Raila Odinga led the opposition to Busia County on Sunday where they campaigned in Budalangi labeling his ODM party's former Secretary General Ababu Namwamba a 'Flag that died in a glass of milk'. The Sigiri bridge is among projects that the Budalangi MP used to woo voters to support president Uhuru's reelection in August. Raila in his address said he did not regret the Labour Party leader's exit from ODM party accusing him of turning his back on him after having helped him rise to fame from the moment he made him a minister.
June 26, 2017 08:48 UTC