Samaki mwenye hasira asaidia polisi kuwakamata wauza dawa za kulevya

Polisi nchini Australia wanaamini wamewakamata wanachama wa mtandao wa kimataifa wa wauza dawa za kulevya – kwa msaada wa mnyama mwenye hasira wa baharini aitwaye sili.

Maafisa wa polisi awali walidokezwa kuhusu uwepo wa watu kwenye moja ya visiwa vidogo baada ya boti ya washukiwa hao kuyia nanga magharibi mwa nchi hiyo.

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Mtandao huo wa wafanyabiashara hiyo haramu unahusisha raia wa Australia, Marekani, Uingereza na Ufaransa.

Polisi pia wamefanikiwa kukamata dawa za kulevya zenye thamani ya dola 688,000.

Jumla ya watu watano wanashikiliwa na polisi na tayari wameshapandishwa kizimbani.

Seal lying on the coast of Western Australia.

Kamishna wa polisi Chris Dawson ameviambia vyombo vya habari kuwa kukamatwa kwa washukiwa hao na dawa zao ni mafanikio makubwa.

“Tumeutikisa mtandao mkubwa na wa kimataifa wa biashara za dawa za kulevya hapa,” amesema kamishana huyo na kuongeza kuwa wanaendelea kushirikiana na jumuiya ya kimatiafa katika kukusanya ushahidi wa kesi hiyo.

Watu wawili kati ya watano waliokamatwa walizuiliwa kukimbia kupitia njia ya bahari na mnyama huyo mkubwa mwenye hasira.

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Washukiwa hao waliingia kwenye kisiwa kidogo kwa msaada wa boti ndogo na kuficha dawa hizo – ikiwemo kokeni chini ya majani ya mwani.

Baada ya kugundua kuwa uwepo wao kisiwani hapo umebainika, wakajaribu kukimbia kuelekea kwenye boti yao – ndipo walipokutana na “sili mkubwa mwenye hasira” aliyezuia njia yao.

“Walimwamsha, na akaruka kwa hasira na kuwatisha kwa kifua chake kikubwa,” shuhuda mmoja ameiambia ABC radio.

“Jamaa hao kiuhalisia walikuwa na machagua mawili, kumvaa sili huyo hatari ama kukubali kushikwa, na wakafanya maamuzi ya kukubali kukamatwa.”

-BBC

Outspoken Kenyan – born Australian senator Lucy Gichuhi in trouble over sh750,000 debt

A Liberal senator and former accountant advertised a rental property she couldn’t sell for just $80 per week while struggling with almost $10,000 (Sh750,932) in unpaid council bills.

Daily Mail Australia can reveal new details of the financial disaster that landed Kenyan – born Australian senator Lucy Gichuhi and her husband William in court seven times for failing to pay council rates and water bills.

The Kenyan-born couple own six Australian properties, snapping up three rundown houses in the South Australian steelworks city of Whyalla northwest of Adelaide in 2005 for $50,750 (Sh3.8M), $64,000(Sh4.8M) and $65,000 (Sh4.8M).

Property records revealed two of the small homes were put up for sale over a three year period, but the homes were withdrawn from the market after failing to sell. One of the homes did not sell despite being listed on a staggering four occasions.

Daily Mail Australia reported that the couple faced legal action from the City of Port Adelaide Enfield Council, Whyalla City Council and the South Australian Water Corporation in 2013, 2014 and 2017, when she was a member of Parliament.

Local court magistrates ordered Senator Gichuhi – who recently complained her taxpayer-funded $203,000 (Sh15M) salary is ‘not a lot of money’ – and her husband to pay $9,731 (Sh 730,633) in unpaid bills by local court magistrates.

The amount was to cater for council rates and water bills.

‘These are personal financial matters,’ her chief-of-staff Mark Mudri said.

‘The Senator pays all of her debts, did not contest any of these matters and is honouring any associated payment plans.’

All of Senator Gichuhi’s five investment properties were declared on her parliamentary register of pecuniary interests.

She and her husband also own a home and two plots of land in Kenya.

‘Whilst I am not aware of any other interest in real estate, I have arranged for searches to be done in Kenya to ensure this is the case,’ she said.

The four-bedroom home they live in now at Mawson Lakes was bought for $505,000 (Sh37M) in 2012, the same year they had tried to unsuccessfully sell three Whyalla houses.

-Dailymail

Watch How Kenya 7s Players Are Giving Women Sleepless Nights In Australia (VIDEO)

After an impressive outing in Hong Kong 7s tournament last weekend, Kenya 7’s players have embarked on giving women sleepless nights through their mad dance moves as they enjoy their stay in Gold coast, Australia.

The Shujaa team are in Gold coast for the ongoing Commonwealth games which will see them tackle Canada (3:15am) New Zealand (7:17am) and Zambia (1:27pm) on Saturday, 14th April 2017.

In a video posted on Instagram by Jeff Oluoch, three Shujaa players featuring Augustine Lugonzo and Nelson Oyoo showcase their mad smooth dancing skills.

Wearing matching green blazers and khaki pants, the three have caused a social media meltdown from the ladies who can’t stop but bask in their toned muscles.

Check out the video below.

Below are some of the reactions from their fans.

  • tynnahodhiambo Fine moves there…which song is that though?
  • renukanandini nice moves 😉
  • nana_taurus I love the moves ❤️
  • realtinnah This Boys 😘😘
  • ivy_rahel @agnessnao i will die soon at this rate.. olivia sent the same thing.. but whyyyyy??????

CONFED CUP: World Champions Germany Earn Nervy 3-2 Win Over Australia

Germany’s inexperienced side was given a fright by Australia at the Confederations Cup on Monday, holding on to win its Group B opener 3-2 after goalkeeper Bernd Leno gifted the Asian champions both goals.

Only two members of Germany’s 2014 World Cup-winning squad started the game in Sochi and, while the team was dynamic going forward, it was vulnerable at the back.

Lars Stindl marked his tournament debut with a goal after five minutes that was canceled out by Tommy Rogic when the Australia forward put the ball under Leno.

Julian Draxler, an unused substitute in the 2014 World Cup final win over Argentina, restored Germany’s lead from the penalty spot before halftime.

Although Leon Goretzka extended the German lead three minutes into the second half, another blunder by Leno ensured it was a nervy conclusion to the game in the Black Sea resort. A shot from Rogic through a crowded penalty area was spilled by the Bayer Leverkusen goalkeeper and Tomi Juric stabbed the rebound into the net.

The Australian threat persisted but Germany clung on to collect three points in the Fisht Stadium, where around 20,000 seats were empty.

 

-Dailymail

DUBAI SEVENS: Kenya 7s lose ground as Australia rally from behind to condemn Shujaa

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Complacency cost a resilient Shujaa team as Kenya 7s registered a narrow 14-12 loss to Australians as Dubai Rugby Sevens got under way this morning.

Benjamin Ayimba’s men got off to a flying start when Anthony Lugonzo spearheaded Kenya 7s to a 7-0 lead in the first half.

Debutant Frank Wanyama scored Kenya 7s second and last try of the match in the second half to put Kenya into a commanding 12-0 lead, in front of the 50,000 capacity stadium, before the Australians fought back with two quick successive tries to condem Kenya 7s poor defensive performance and register a 14-12 win.

Shujaa will play their second group game at 1:58pm against England, before wrapping up their pool D campaign with a match against Wales at 7.20pm.

 

DUBAI SEVENS: Kenya Drawn In Tough Pool

Kenya Sevens have been drawn in a tough pool at Dubai Sevens. | image source: worldrugby.org

Kenya has been drawn in a tough pool for the 2015 Dubai Sevens.

The Dubai Sevens will be the first circuit of the 2015/16 World Rugby Sevens Series and matches will be played at the Sevens Stadium on the weekend of 5th and 6th December.

Kenya will be in pool D where they will come up against England, Australia and Wales.

The three nations finished above Kenya in the 2014/15 World Rugby Sevens Series and therefore Kenya has its work cut out in as far as getting off to a good start is concerned.

England was ranked 4th with 132 points last season while Australia finished in 5th place with 120 points.

Wales finished a place above Kenya in 12th with 55 points. Kenya managed to collect a paltry 46 points last season and will be looking to improve on that tally under Benjamin Ayimba who will be managing the Kenya Sevens at the World Rugby Sevens Series for the first time since 2012.

During his first reign Ayimba guided Kenya to one final (Adelaide 2009).

Kenya will not have enough time to relax after the Dubai Sevens as they will head to Cape Town for the second circuit of the series which will be held on December 12/13.

Kenya’s fixtures at the Dubai Sevens is as follows.

Saturday 5th December | 1136h | Australia vs Kenya

Saturday 5th December | 1458h | England vs Kenya

Saturday 5th December | 1136h | Wales vs Kenya

The other groups are as follows.

Pool A | Fiji, Argentina, Canada, Japan

Pool B | South Africa, Scotland, Samoa, Russia

Pool C | New Zealand, USA, France, Portugal

All Blacks Defeat Australia 34-17 To Win Rugby World Cup

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New Zealand’s All Blacks defeated Australia 34-17 to retain the Webb Ellis Trophy in a thrilling 2015 Rugby World Final which was played on Saturday at Twickenham Stadium, England.

The win saw New Zealand become the first nation to win back-to-back Rugby World Cups as well as the first to win the competition thrice.

New Zealand were the first winners of the Rugby World Cup when they defeated France 29-9 in the 1987 final and have finished in the top four in all but one of the 8 Rugby World Cup tournaments held to date; 2007.

Dan Carter was named man of the match after his two conversions, four penalties and one drop goal earned his team 19 points. His efforts supplemented the tries made by Nehe Milner-Skudder, Ma’a Nonu and substitute Beauden Barrett.

Australia on the other got their points through David Pocock (try), Tevita Kuridrani (try) and Bernard Foley (two conversions and one penalty).

The victory saw All Blacks extend their dominance over their Southern Hemisphere neighbours who they have now defeated 106 times in 155 meetings. Of the remainng 49 encounters, New Zealand lost 42 times and drew 7.

Key Stats:

  • New Zealand became the first team to retain the Rugby World Cup title, and win a third World Cup title.
  • This was the first time New Zealand won the World Cup on foreign soil.
  • The aggregate 51 points scored was the most ever in a Rugby World Cup final.
  • Ben Smith became the first player to receive a yellow card in a Rugby World Cup final.
  • New Zealand’s Sonny Bill Williams, Jerome Kaino and Sam Whitelock played in a record 14th consecutive World Cup wins.
  • The following New Zealand players joined six Australians and South Africa’s Os du Randt as winners of two World Cups: Dan Carter, Ben Franks, Jerome Kaino, Richie McCaw, Keven Mealamu, Ma’a Nonu, Kieran Read, Conrad Smith, Victor Vito, Sam Whitelock, Sonny Bill Williams, and Tony Woodcock.
  • Richie McCaw became the first player to captain two World Cup winners.

 

RUGBY: Kenya 7s Ranked As Top Seeds For Final Round Of African 2016 Olympic Qualifiers

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The Kenya 7s team have been given top seed ranking for the final round of the men’s Rugby Sevens African 2016 Olympic Games qualifiers which will be played in Johannesburg, South Africa, on the weekend of November 14/15.

A total of 12 teams will take part in the qualifiers with the winner booking Africa’s sole berth to the 2016 Olympic games which will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Teams that will finish in positions 2, 3 and 4 will still get a chance to feature at the games as they will participate in a 16-team repechage tournament which will see the winner booking a to the event.

The repechage tournament will feature two teams from South America (Uruguay and Chile), four teams from Europe (Spain, Russia, Germany and Ireland), two teams from North America (Mexico and Canada), three teams from Asia (To Be Confirmed), and two teams from Oceania.

The repechage tournament dates will be determined once each continent has concluded its qualifying tournaments. The teams taking part in the African qualifiers are Kenya, Zimbabwe, Tunisia, Namibia, Uganda, Madagascar,Senegal, Zambia, Morocco, Mauritius, Nigeria and Botswana.

Already 8 teams have qualified with for Olympic games with only four remaining to be filled.

The qualified teams are hosts Brazil, teams that finished in the first four positions during the 2014-15 IRB Rugby Sevens tournament (Fiji, South African, New Zealand and Great Britain), South American Champions (Argentina), European Champions (France) and North American Champions (USA).

The slots waiting to be filled are of those Africa, Asia, Oceania and winner of the repechage tournament.

Additional information by Kenyarfu.com

AUSTRALIA: Kenyan man beaten in suspected racist attack

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A Kenyan man is recuperating in hospital after he was beaten unconscious in what is believed to be a racist attack in Melbourne, Australia on Sunday.

The 33-year-old was leaving a nightclub when a group of men made racial remarks then attacked him at the car park.

The victim sustained injuries after being kicked in the head and was admitted at the Alfred Hospital but in stable condition.

Police are investigating the incident which was captured on CCTV.
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Australian banned from breastfeeding over tattoo

An Australian woman who was tattooed after giving birth has been banned from breastfeeding by a judge who ruled it exposed the baby to an unacceptable risk of harm.

The woman, 20, who was not identified, has lodged an appeal which is due to be heard by the Family Court in Sydney on Friday.

The Sydney Morning Herald reported Thursday that she had a finger and a foot tattooed in May without telling the tattoo artist she was breastfeeding.

It prompted the 11-month-old boy’s father, who is separated from the mother, to take the toddler to live with him, claiming his former partner had mental health and drug issues.

The woman petitioned the Federal Circuit Court and in an interim hearing on June 5 it agreed she should have primary care but must not breastfeed due to the risk that she contracted a blood-borne disease when having the tattoos.

The ruling came despite the woman recording negative results on hepatitis and HIV tests, the report said.

The Australian Breastfeeding Association said it was worried that a dangerous precedent could be set.

“Tattooing is a regulated industry, so if you go to a tattoo parlour that is reputable then the chances (of contracting an infection) are very low,” chief executive Rebecca Naylor told national radio.

“I think unless there’s evidence that she has contracted an infection as a result of that tattoo, then it is unreasonable.

“Tattooing in and of itself, as long as it’s done in a reputable way and that the infection control procedures are followed, the risk is low and so no, we would absolutely encourage women who have had tattoos to breastfeed their babies for as long as they choose to.”

She added that the ruling raised wider concerns.

“Does that mean that women who expose themselves to any sort of risks around the contraction of a blood-borne virus… shouldn’t be allowed to breastfeed?” she asked.

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