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Shujaa pooled alongside Fiji, Samoa, France in London Sevens

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The Kenya national rugby team, Shujaa, has been pooled alongside Singapore Sevens runners up Fiji, Samoa and France in pool B in the London Sevens scheduled to take place 25th and 26th May.

Shujaa who picked up three points after beating Spain 21-5 in the 13th place-playoff in the 8th round of the 2018/2019 HSBC World Sevens Series.

Shujaa were beaten in all their pool C matches; suffering 36-7 to Singapore bronze winners England, 17-14 to USA  and 19-14 to Wales.

In the 13th place-playoff, first half converted tries from Vincent Onyala and Bush Mwale saw Shujaa take the lead to 14-0 at the interval.

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Spain grounded their only unconverted try in the second half with Daniel Taabu adding a try for Shujaaa to secure the 13th position in the IRB Sevens standings.

In the main cup final, South Africa came back from a 19-0 defeat in the first half to beat Fiji 20-19 to win the Singapore title.

England beat the United States of America 28-7 to secure bronze.

England had earlier beaten Australia 31-19 in the quarter-finals but lost their semi-final 26-12 to Fiji.

Meanwhile, the pools for the 29th Edition of the Great Rift 10 Aside tournament which will take place on the 19th-21st April 2019 at the Nakuru Athletics Club have been released.

The defending champions Menengai Cream Homeboyz will battle it out with Impala Saracens, Tatu City Nondies, and JKUAT Courgars in pool A.

Stanbic Mwamba, Masinde Muliro University, KCB and Egerton are in pool B.

2018 third place champions Kabras will lead Blakblad, Strathmore Leos and the University of Eldoret.

Nakuru based teams Menegai Oilers and Top Fry Nakuru, Makueni and Mean Machine have been placed in group D in the Great Rift 10 Aside tournament.

The Ladies and Age grade rugby will kick off the great weekend on Friday 19th before the men’s action on Saturday and Sunday.





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Easter murder most foul! ‘Joab Omondi walked in did not talk to us, he took gun and shot my sister!’

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Today has been punctuated by another brutal and senseless Easter murder.

At around 10:40 pm on Thursday night, the deputy OCS of Likoni is reported to have walked into Lovely Bar in Mtongwe where he fatally shot Peninah Kaimenyi.

The incident report reads:

“The officer – who is also dead – shot the said lady in the head, before turning the gun to himself in the head. The victim was rushed to Coast General hospital for treatment where she succumbed to bullet wound injuries.”

Adding, “The firearm Ceska pistol s/No.G5969 was recovered with 11 rounds of 9mm ammunition. Bodies were removed to Coast General hospital mortuary. The motive of the shooting is yet to be established. Case Under probe.”

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The sister of the murdered patron revealed:

“I was seated with my sister and another woman when he walked in. That man did not even talk to us, he went to the shop and asked that the radio be switched off. It was switched off and people expectantly looked at him expecting him to say something. He did not.

She continued, “That is when he went and took his pistol and shot my brother who fell down and followed by fatally shooting my sister then turned the gun on himself.”

The police report says that the case is currently under investigation.

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Jubilee leaders vow to defend party’s unity

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Deputy President William Ruto when he attended the Holy week service blessing at the AIPCA Church in Tetu, Nyeri County

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Jubilee leaders have dismissed claims that there were factions in the ruling coalition.

They said opposition leaders were working hard to create confusion and division with the aim of scuttling the party’s vision for the country to achieve their selfish ends ahead of 2022 general elections.

The leaders included Governor Mutahi Kahiga (Nyeri), MPs Kimani Ichungwa (Kikuyu), Moses Kuria (Gatundu South), Rahab Mukami (Women Rep, Nyeri), Samuel Gachobe (Subukia), Sabina Chege (Women Rep Muranga), Gichomo Githinji (Gichugu), Antony Kiai (Murkurweini), Rigathi Gachagua (Mathira), Gichuki Mugambi (Othaya), Jeremiah Kioni (Maragua) and James Gichuhi (Tetu).

Nyeri Town MP Ngunjiri Wambugu also attended the function.

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Mr Ichungwa said Jubilee leaders would jealously guard the party’s unity and focus for development.

“As Jubilee, we shall vigorously defend the unity and focus of our party, nation because that’s the right thing to do for our nation. Let’s stop unnecessary noises and serve Kenyans,” said Mr Ichungwa.

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WCB singer Harmonize hires female manager after parting ways With Mr. Puaz

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Harmonize and Mjerumani (In the back) during a recent event

Wasafi records signee Harmonize has hired a new manager three months after parting ways with Joel Vincent a.k.a Mr. Puaz.

The singer has now settled for a lady only identified as Mjerumani 255 according to her social media handles.

The lady took up the new role as Harmonize’s manager sometime in March but was only recently made public this week.

A spot check has revealed that Mjerumani has been accompanying Harmonize to his most recent gigs and meetings.

Harmonize with former manager Mr. Puaz

Harmonize’s former manager Mr. Puaz left him citing working related issues.

“I’m no longer Harmonize Manager, Nimeachanae kwa sababu ya maelewano ya kazi. Katika kazi mkishindwa kuelewana katika mambo mbali mbali basi haina haja ya kuendelea, lakini haimaanishi mimi na WCB hatufanyi kazi au hatutafanya kazi,”  he said at the time