The under-14 Rusthof Primary School team pictured with (back row) Henrico Hendricks (Old Mutual), Sikwebu Nkosikho (Old Mutual), MH Cameron (teacher), Ulrich Christians, Ikraam Wentzel (teacher), Herman Ras (Secure Rite Security) and Vincent Daniels (President: Sacsa).Photo: Yaseen GaffarA under-13 seven-a-side Safer Schools Awareness Soccer Sports Day will take place at sports grounds of Rusthof Primary School in Strand on Saturday 26 October. A partnership among Sports Against Crime South Africa (Sacsa), Old Mutual, Secure Rite Security, Somerset West Assist, Coca-Cola, Ajax Cape Town and the police, the event has attracted various teams from across the Helderberg and other areas. He added that the main game on the day will be the Ajax Cape Town under-14 side taking on the Sacsa under-14 team for the Crime Awareness Cup. “It will be a historic moment for Rusthof Primary School to host such a big event at the school’s sports field,” Daniels said. The Safer Schools Awareness Soccer Sports Day starts at 08:30 and concludes at 14:30.
October 17, 2019 04:02 UTC
By LILLIAN MUTAVIMore by this AuthorAt Kyamwilu hill, about 12 kilometres from Machakos town along the Machakos-Kangundo road, lies a mysterious hill where objects defy gravity. AdvertisementAccording to an article in ScienceAlert, gravity hills are found across the world including Confusion Hill in California and Magnetic Hill in Canada. Motorists marvel at the magic at Kyamwilu hill on Machakos-Kangundo Road where water flows uphill against the force of gravity on August 25, 2019. At Kyamwilu hill, locals charge tourists a fee to demonstrate the phenomenon. A report by the Machakos County Assembly Committee on Culture observed that the devolved government had done nothing to enhance the site.
KDF will adopt the Trauma Risk Management (TRiM), a novel system of post-incident management used by the UK marines following the Iraq and Afghanistan missions, at the centre. TRiM is a non-medical procedure that has been successfully used to treat war veterans. MURDER TRIALThe lead proponent of the process is Prof Neil Greenberg, a military psychiatrist who famously testified in the murder trial of Sergeant Alexander Blackman, the soldier convicted of murder on a foreign battlefield. AdvertisementCOMBAT STRESSThe court heard: “There isn’t any such thing as a Rambo-type, Arnold Schwarzenegger soldier who can face all sorts of stressors and appear to be invulnerable. That sort of person only exists in the cinema.”Dr Greenberg’s research forms part of the treatment that KDF is employing in dealing with combat stress.
By NATION TEAMMore by this AuthorMajor hospitals in the Coast have been hit by an acute shortage of drugs, putting thousands of lives at risk. AdvertisementTaita-Taveta’s huge debt has rendered it credit unworthy, meaning it’s unable to source drugs and other medical supplies on credit. MEDICAL SUPPLIESIn Mombasa, health chief officer Dr Khadija Shikely said they have been receiving medical supplies without any interruption. They were working to ensure the remaining Sh15 million debt is cleared before the end of the month, she said. We’re working round the clock to clear the Sh15 million debt before the end of the month,” said Dr Shikely.
[File, Standard]Appointments made by President Uhuru Kenyatta in his second term reveal his love for retirees, even as millions of young Kenyans languish in unemployment. For More of This and Other Stories, Grab Your Copy of the Standard Newspaper. It is these old men and women the President said he trusts. He said he would rather have a Government of the old than the youth who cannot keep their hands away from public coffers. “It is very retrogressive for the Government to keep on hiring old people at the expense of qualified youth ....
October 17, 2019 02:37 UTC
But Chicago Marathon champion Brigid Kosgei, who is managed by Federico Rosa of Rosa and Associati, is unfazed. “Brigid was tested six times before Chicago Marathon and before that, eight times ahead of London Marathon. Kosgei and men’s World marathon record holder Eliud Kipchoge have been nominated for the IAAF Athlete of the Year Award. “All our athletes who went to Doha for the World Championships were tested four times. Kenyans remain the most tested athletes in the world.
October 17, 2019 02:26 UTC
Ida Odinga suffered a blow yesterday when the High Court rejected her bid to gag the media in a case against her daughter-in-law Lwam Getachew Bekelle. The court, however, ordered a DNA test to ascertain the paternity of the Fidel Odinga twins and instructed the media not to mention the minors' names. Ida is the wife of ODM leader Raila Odinga. However, the judge declined to bar the media saying that once a matter is filed in an open registry, journalists have access to it. “The law does not allow the names of minors, and if the media gives children's names it would be offending Children’s Act.
October 17, 2019 02:07 UTC
The cohesion commission is on Thursday expected to question two ODM politicians over alleged hateful and inciteful remarks during the ongoing Kibra campaigns. The commission had earlier warned ODM politicians of their imminent arrest and prosecution over hateful and inciting remarks. "The commission is in receipt of a number of audio and video clips of politicians making what may amount to inflammatory statements," he said. A week ago, a section of ODM politicians campaigning in the Kibra by-election scheduled for November 7 was captured on camera appearing to tell their supporters to mete violence on their opponents. Jubilee MPs have questioned the Directorate of Criminal Investigations and NCIC for laxity in taking action against the politicians.
October 17, 2019 02:03 UTC
President Uhuru Kenyatta has pledged to traverse the country to rally support for the Building Bridges Initiative. In what appeared like a jibe at Deputy President William Ruto and his brigade opposed to the BBI, Uhuru said the initiative is not a political ploy. “We will be back with BBI very soon," Uhuru told an ecstatic crowd at Ngong as he launched the Nairobi-Suswa standard gauge railway line. There are indications that the BBI task force could hand its report to Uhuru and his handshake partner Raila Odinga during Mashujaa Day celebrations in Mombasa on Sunday. My brother Raila Odinga and I will walk Kenyans through that path),” Uhuru said.
October 17, 2019 02:03 UTC
The uncertainty surrounding the future of the Kenyan Premier League should be blamed squarely on the league company, KCB coach Zedekiah 'Zico' Otieno believes. Zico, however, believes all this should have been avoided if the KPL management would have been astute in how they run the league. But KPL must take responsibility for the uncertainty that dogs the immediate future of the league,” observed Zico. “When SuperSport was still the broadcast sponsors of KPL, the league body had a good platform to market themselves and bring in more partners. The league resumes this weekend with KCB taking on Ulinzi Stars in Nakuru.
Sofapaka assistant coach John Baraza believes the Sh35million boost from their shirt sponsor, Betika, will be key in transforming the former champions into title contenders this term. The 2009 Kenyan Premier League champions saw their previous Sh15m deal with the betting firm increased by more than double yesterday. Sofapaka have had an arguably dismal start of life in the current season bagging just two wins in five matches to sit ninth with seven points. Club President Elly Kalekwa said the amount will half-way cater their expenditure and exuded optimism of landing yet another deal to enable them run the outfit smoothly. We are still knocking doors with an eye of landing another deal.”Sofapaka have a 12 month deal with a Singapore-based company, 3D holdings.
• The public prosecutor-turned-criminal defence lawyer is at the heart of one of the most gripping murder cases in recent times• While the court of public opinion has been quick to judge his client, he maintains that the truth is yet to be revealed
Newly-crowned world marathon record holder Brigid Kosgei is still keen on lowering her 2:14:04 clocking from Sunday's Chicago Marathon even further as she also targets the half marathon record. I cannot do much without my support staff who guided me to deliver the record and we can better that time and add more accolades,” said Kosgei. These include the world half marathon record, currently being held by Joyciline Jepkosgei at 1:04:51, set at the Prague Half marathon in 2017. In addition, Kosgei has also offered herself to represent Kenya, for the first time, at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Interestingly, Kosgei said she never had thoughts of smashing Paula Radcliff’s 16-year-old record of 2:15:28 before the race.
Seasoned Sofapaka striker Philip Muchuma is keen to hit the ground running this weekend when he faces his former employers Nzoia Sugar at the Sudi Stadium. Since joining the club from the struggling Chemelil Sugar at the start of the season, Muchuma is yet to open his goal account with the 2009 champions in the five rounds played. Muchuma and Nyakhan were signed to replace the duo of Steven Waruru and Umaru Kasumba who decamped to KCB and Zesco United respectively. I want to repay the faith with a goal or an assist as well as open my account. Nonetheless, I have a personal target of scoring ten goals this season and I believe I will.”
Veteran Andrew Amonde will skipper Shujaa for this weekend's Safari Sevens tournament slated for the RFUEA ground. Kenya Sevens coach-cum-technical director, Paul Feeney, said the two squads were well balanced and exciting hence he expects a competitive two-day Safari Sevens show. If you look at Shujaa, we have paired Collins and Taabu at the half-backs because they play together at Mwamba,” added Feeney. On the forwards, Feeney said they have gone for experience with the likes of Amonde, Bush Mwale and Willy Ambaka for Shujaa whileMorans have Jeff Oluoch and Vincent Onyala. Feeney said they have worked on individual skills, drills on defence and clarity on individual roles for all the players.