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Gor Mahia FC Suspends Secretary-general, Sam Ocholla

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Gor Mahia football club Chairman Ambrose Rachier on Tuesday announced that he had suspended the club’s secretary-general, Sam Ocholla for signing a letter that endorsed the Football Kenya Federation and StarTimes broadcast deal.

Speaking to members of the press, Rachier said that Ocholla went ahead to sign the letter that would bind the club to the deal despite the Club’s stand against the deal.

“This morning, by whatever means employed, they (FKF) procured our Secretary General to purport to issue to StarTimes an endorsement of the agreement which all members of the Executive Committee have recanted and I have a letter signed by all members addressed to StarTimes telling them the letter is of no legal effect and should not be relied on as a basis for any contractual rights,” Rachier said

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“Mr Ochola very well knowing this proceeded to write an endorsement letter to StarTimes to purport to give away our rights and then went underground. If he was man enough he would have told me ‘here I am I have signed the letter.’ A very cowardly act.” He added.

“Disciplinary action has been taken against the errant Secretary General and I have already briefed the club patron Hon Raila Amolo Odinga of these happenings. We have suspended the SG pending further disciplinary action. As a lawyer, I believe in the right to be heard. We will hear him before we take any more drastic action,” Rachier further stated.

However, FKF Boss Nick Mwendwa has said that the federation will consider the letter signed by Ocholla as legitimate and will allow Startimes broadcast Gor Mahia matches.

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Gor Mahia had initially rejected the deal with it’s chairman, Rachier stating that they were not goin to be part of a deal they had not seen.

“Article 81 of the FKF constitution does not confer such rights to the Federation over the broadcast rights of any club. It is for this reason that FKF has been cajoling, coercing and blackmailing KPL clubs into endorsing such rights to StarTimes,” Rachier said.

“I asked for a copy of the contract and there was no response. When the Federation signed a deal with BetKing, I wanted to see it and they gave it to me. When I read and found nothing conflicting with my contract with Betsfae, I signed.”

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“We don’t dispute the Federation’s authority to run the league but they have no rights to sell my club rights without the authority of the club. They have looked for it, which was denied and they have now resorted to underhand tactics to procure the signature,” a furious Rachier stated.

Moving forward, he says clubs will only sign the deal when they are involved and are also made to understand the details of the contract.

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Al Shabaab Suicide Bomber Kills Six At Somali Cafe In Baidoa

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Six civilians died and seven more were injured on Saturday when an Al-Shabaab suicide bomber blew himself up outside a cafe in Somalia, police and witnesses said.

The attack happened in the central town of Baidoa, 250 kilometres (190 miles) northwest of the capital Mogadishu and police said the target was the regional governor, who was inside the cafe taking tea.

“A terrorist suicide bomber blew up himself at Suweys cafeteria and killed six people, he was targeting the governor Ali Wardheere but he survived the attack,” local police officer Mohamud Adan told AFP by phone.

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Uhuru contributes Ksh. 1 Million towards rugby icon Ayimba’s medical expenses

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IN SUMMARY:
– President Uhuru Kenyatta has pledged Ksh. 1 million towards rugby legend Benjamin Ayimba’s medical expenses
– Senator Sakaja disclosed Uhuru’s contribution in a message posted on his Twitter account
– Kenya Rugby union had disclosed that Ayimba was critically ill
– Ayimba is a former Kenya Sevens and 15s captain, who was first appointed Shujaa Head coach in 2006

President Uhuru Kenyatta through Nairobi senator Johnson Sakaja has contributed a sum of Ksh. 1 million towards the medical expenses of ailing rugby legend, Benjamin Ayimba.

On a Tweet posted on his Twitter handle, Senator Sakaja disclosed that the head of state had promised Ksh. 1 million that will go into Ayimba’s medical expenses.

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“Let’s keep at it #TurnUpforBenja. Thank you H.E Uhuru for the KES 1m. Kindly @RailaOdinga @WilliamsRuto @MusaliaMudavadi join in,” said Sakaja in the Tweet.

Kenya Rugby union had disclosed that Ayimba was critically ill and that his condition had drastically deteriorated. The union called on Kenyans to make their contributions via the Paybill number 8021673 with the name BENJAMIN OTIENO AYIMBA MEDICAL towards the rugby icon’s medical bills.

Ayimba is a former Kenya Sevens and 15s captain, who was first appointed Shujaa Head coach in 2006. He went on to guide Kenya to her first ever World Series Cup Final in Adelaide, Australia losing 26-7 to South Africa.

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In 2011, he left the job under controversial circumstances after he openly opposed the fielding of Kenya’s main players at the Safaricom Sevens.

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Kirinyaga: Middle-aged man found dead inside a lodging in Ndia

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IN SUMMARY:
– The middle-aged man was found dead inside a lodging in Ndia area, Kirinyaga
– Police are in pursuit of an unidentified woman who was in the company of the deceased
– His body was moved to Kutus Funeral home, Kutus

Police in Kirinyaga are investigating the death of a middle-aged man who was found dead inside a lodging in Ndia area.

According to the lodging caretaker, the man  booked a room at around 1pm in the company of unidentified woman who latter went missing.

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The incident was confirmed by agio town’s Nyumba Kumi Chairman, Daniel Kangangi who is also a brother to the caretaker.

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The caretaker is my brother. When he called me I informed officers based at Kagio Police station,”  said Kangangi.

Police are now in pursuit of the unidentified woman asking people in the hotel business to ensure that they take details of their customers.

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The body has been moved to the Kutus Funeral home Kutus pending further investigations.

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