Rais wa Botswana na mawaziri wake wawekwa chini ya Karantini

NA NICKSON TOSI

Rais wa Botswana Mokgweetsi Masisi, mawaziri wake na wabunge wamewekwa chini ya karantini baada ya mhudumu wa afya aliyewafanyia vipimo vya kutathmini iwapo wana virusi vya Corona, kupatikana na virusi hivyo.

Mbunge mmoja wa Botswana amesema kuwa wabunge wote wameamrishwa kujitenga kwa siku 14 baada ya kuhudumiwa na mhudumu huyo wa afya  Jumatano na ambaye alipatikana na virusi hivyo.

Bunge la taifa hilo lilijawa na wasiwasi Alhamisi baada ya taarifa hizo kujiri, Shirika la AFP limeripoti.

The President of Botswana, Mokgweetsi Masisi.

Kufikia sasa taifa hilo limedhibitisha visa 13 vya maambukizi.

 

 MHARIRI: DAVIS OJIAMBO

Raia wawili wa kigeni wapewa muda wa siku tatu kulipa bili ya hoteli

Raia wa kigeni wamepewa hadi masaa 72 kulipa deni la shilingi 382,832 au kukabiliwa kisheria.

Wawili hao ambao  ni mwanaume na wakili wake kutoka Botswana wamekuwa wakiishi katika hoteli ya Emerald eneo la Westlands.

Wakiwa kizimbani, hakimu Joyce Gandani aliwaamuru Sejero Marapel na Laetsang Kopolerero kulipa deni hilo kabla ya kuondoka hotelini.

Kulingana na mashtaka hayo, wawili hao wanadaiwa kiasi cha shilingi 382,832 kati ya Septemba 20 na Oktoba 31.

PATANISHO: Ukali Wa Mke Wangu Ulinipelekea Kubugia Pombe

Kopolerero alisafiri nchini pamoja na wakili wake pamoja na rafikiye anayejulikana kama Mpumellelo kwa ziara ya kibiashara.

Hata hivyo Marapel aliiambia korti kwamba Kopolerero alitakikana kulipa bili zote zao.

Marapel alijitetea kwamba alikuwa ameagizwa kushuhudia Kopolerero akitia sahihi mikataba.

Lakini baada Kopolerero akabaini kwamba alikuwa amelaghaiwa mamilioni ya fedha na mtu aliyedai kuwasaidia.

Hapo ndipo alipoamua kuwa kila mmoja alipe bili zake, kinyume na alivyoahidi awali.

Mpumellelo anasemekana kutoroka baada ya kuwahadaa kwamba angeenda kusaka pesa za kulipa bili za hoteli.

Marapel aliirai korti impe nafasi ya kuwasiliana na dadake anayeishi California ili awasaidie na fedha za kulipa hotelini.

“Tukizuiliwa itakuwa vigumu sana kwetu kupata msaada, naomba korti iamuru nipate kuwasiliana na watu wangu,” alisema.

Kesi hiyo itasikilizwa tena Ijumaa.

Sportpesa yaagiza wafanyakazi kurejesha barua za kufutwa kazi, Je kuna matumaini ?

 

 

 

Diplomats involved in Machakos accident airlifted to Nairobi

Two diplomats who were rushed to the Machakos level five hospital for treatment after being involved in a road accident yesterday, have been airlifted to Nairobi for specialized treatment.

 The diplomats, Zambian Ambassador to Kenya Brenda Mudenda and her Botswana counterpart Duke Lephoko were involved in a road crash at Lukenya in Athi River, Machakos County on Tuesday evening.

They were admitted at the facility alongside their drivers.

But Mchakos Governor Alfred Mutua on Wednesday took to his twitter account to announce that the two diplomat have been airlifted to the city for further treatment.

“We wish Zambian Ambassador to Kenya, H.E. Brenda Mudenda & diplomat Kama Wasa good recovery. They have been airlifted from Machakos for specialist training in Nairobi. We will be praying for you. I thank all my Machakos staff for the great & efficient response to this disaster,” read the tweet.

They were airlifted using a military aircraft.

Reports on the ground indicated that the Zambian’s envoy’s car collided with an oncoming lorry, with Lephoko’s car hitting his Zambian counterparts car because it was following closely.

They were on their way to Nairobi from a meeting at Maanzoni Lodge in Athi River.

Athi River traffic commander Moses Kimeli confirmed the accident.

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

image source: kenyarfu.com

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

VIDEO: Ghost Analyses Kenya-Ethiopia CHAN Match

Kenya will be hoping to overcome a 2-goal deficit against Ethiopia on Saturday when the two sides meet at the Nyayo National Stadium for a CHAN 2016 qualifier match.

The competition will be held in Rwanda between January 16 and February 7 next year and with the Walya Antelopes having defeated Harambee Stars 2-0 on June 21, Kenya will have to win by three or more goals so as to proceed to the next stage of qualifying where they would play either Burundi or Djibouti.

FKF Technical Directoe Jacob Ghost Mulee admits that Kenya has their work cut in as far as eliminating Ethiopia is concerned but he still expresses confidence Harambee Stars will have the last laugh as all is not yet lost.

Referring to recent performances by the Harambee Starlets and Kenya U23, Ghost believes if Kenya shows the same spirit against Ethiopia tomorrow, a trip to Rwanda next year would be possible.

Harambee Starlets eliminated the Botswana Women’s team on away goals last month following a 2-2 aggregate score and hence remained on course to feature at the Olympic Games in Rio De Janeiro next year. On the other hand, Kenya U23 fell shot by just one goal of keeping their Rio hopes alive after they were knocked out by Botswana on away goals following a 4-4 aggregate score.

For more on Ghost’s views and analysis on tomorrow’s match, watch the video below.

Kenya’s football team need mini-miracle for Olympic survival

Success-starved Kenya need a mini-miracle Saturday to stay in the race for a 2016 Rio Olympic Games football place.

The East Africans host Botswana at Nyayo Stadium in Nairobi having to score at least three goals to repair the damage inflicted by a 3-0 first-leg loss two weeks ago.

Bungling Kenyan officials contributed to the unexpectedly heavy defeat as a delay in arranging visas meant the squad reached the match venue less than four hours before the kick-off.

Ill-prepared Kenya faded dramatically after half-time, conceding three goals, and striker John Nairuka was red-carded, ruling him out of the return match.

But Scotland-born Kenya coach Bobby Williamson believes his team can put the Botswana fiasco behind them and book a second-round date with Zambia.

“Botswana scored three goals in 45 minutes so I am confident we can do the same in 90 minutes,” he told Kenyan reporters.

Williamson and assistant Musa Otieno say Kenyan hopes hinge heavily on striker Michael Olunga.

The 21-year-old Nairobi student, a first-leg absentee because he was writing examinations, has impressed with champions Gor Mahia.

“I am counting on Michael to be at his best and to score goals for us like he has been doing for Gor,” said Williamson.

Former towering centre-back Otieno added: “We really missed Michael in Botswana. Chances were created but we lacked someone to score goals.

“It is possible to overcome the deficit because we will not be suffering from fatigue as was the case in Botswana.”

Kenyan football is experiencing a terrible year with the Olympic team losing 4-1 overall to Egypt in a 2015 All-Africa Games first-round qualifier.

The senior national squad watched the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea on TV after failing to make even the group phase of the qualifiers.

And Gor Mahia and Sofapaka were unsuccessful at CAF club level, making early exits from the Champions League and Confederation Cup respectively.

Rwanda defend a 2-0 lead over Somalia Sunday in a second leg set for Djibouti owing to on-going insecurity in Mogadishu.

The match was originally scheduled for Nairobi, but Somali officials did not seek clearance from the Kenyan government.

Northern Ireland-born Rwanda coach Johnny McKinstry is optimistic ahead of the game in the tiny Horn of African state.

“Somalia defended very deep in the first leg, making it difficult for us to create chances. Now they must come at us, leaving space at the back,” he said.

The overall winners face Uganda.

Olympic football qualifiers are restricted to under-23 footballers with each country permitted three ‘over-age’ players at the tournament in Brazil.

Photo Credits : AFP

AUDIO: Ghost Admits To Eating Monkey Meat

Monkey. | image source: huffingtonpost.com

Ghost recently revealed in an interview with radiojambo.co.ke that he loves animals and one of his favourite pasttimes is visiting national parks and game reserves.

However that does not mean the Radio Jambo funnyman can shy away from eating the same animals he loves so much if they are served to him on a plate.

In today’s Breakfast Show, Ghost admitted to a shocked Gidi and Yusuf Juma that he ate monkey meat while during a travel to Kinshasa in the years gone by.

As you would find out by listening to the clip shared below, it is clear that Ghost’s appetite for the weird is driven by love for experimenting with things. To use his words, “I only try once and if I like it, I try it twice.”

In a follow up interview over that, Ghost revealed to radiojambo.co.ke that ate monkey meat in 1994 when he was in Kinshasa with Kenya Bereweries FC to play Daring Club Motema Pembe in a 1994 CAF Winners’ Cup Final first leg match.

He also added that he ate caterpillars while Botswana but admitted that it took some guts to swallow them. Still on Ghost’s weird tastes, he also admitted to have eaten frog legs and snakes.

“Chinese people eat everything and they are just people like us so why not also eat what they eat? Even hear in Nairobi we are sure of the meat that we meat. Many of us have eat donkey meat without knowing,” Ghost said.

On whether he will serve such kind of meats and food if he ever owned a restaurant, Ghost said, “Our culture here forbids eating such meat so I will not serve at a hotel I own much as I would like to have it served. At the end of the day, I have to draw my life between my tastes and those of others.”

Ghost recently revealed in an interview with radiojambo.co.ke that he loves animals and one of his favourite pasttimes is visiting national parks and game reserves.

However that does not mean the Radio Jambo funnyman can shy away from eating the same animals he loves so much if they are served to him on a plate.

In today’s Breakfast Show, Ghost admitted to a shocked Gidi and Yusuf Juma that he ate monkey meat while during a travel to Kinshasa in the years gone by.

As you would find out by listening to the clip, it is clear that Ghost’s appetite for the weird is driven by love for experimenting with things. To use his words, “I only try once and if I like it, I try it twice.”

In a follow up interview over that, Ghost revealed to radiojambo.co.ke that ate monkey meat in 1994 when he was in Kinshasa with Kenya Bereweries FC to play Daring Club Motema Pembe in a 1994 CAF Winners’ Cup Final first leg match.

He also added that he ate caterpillars while Botswana but admitted that it took some guts to swallow them. Still on Ghost’s weird tastes, he also admitted to have eaten frog legs and snakes.

“Chinese people eat everything and they are just people like us so why not also eat what they eat? Even hear in Nairobi we are sure of the meat that we meat. Many of us have eat donkey meat without knowing,” Ghost said.

On whether he will serve such kind of meats and food if he ever owned a restaurant, Ghost said, “Our culture here forbids eating such meat so I will not serve at a hotel I own much as I would like to have it served. At the end of the day, I have to draw my life between my tastes and those of others.”

Ghost recently revealed in an interview with radiojambo.co.ke that he loves animals and one of his favourite pasttimes is visiting national parks and game reserves.

However that does not mean the Radio Jambo funnyman can shy away from eating the same animals he loves so much if they are served to him on a plate.

In today’s Breakfast Show, Ghost admitted to a shocked Gidi and Yusuf Juma that he ate monkey meat while during a travel to Kinshasa in the years gone by.

As you would find out by listening to the clip, it is clear that Ghost’s appetite for the weird is driven by love for experimenting with things. To use his words, “I only try once and if I like it, I try it twice.”

In a follow up interview over that, Ghost revealed to radiojambo.co.ke that ate monkey meat in 1994 when he was in Kinshasa with Kenya Bereweries FC to play Daring Club Motema Pembe in a 1994 CAF Winners’ Cup Final first leg match.

He also added that he ate caterpillars while Botswana but admitted that it took some guts to swallow them. Still on Ghost’s weird tastes, he also admitted to have eaten frog legs and snakes.

“Chinese people eat everything and they are just people like us so why not also eat what they eat? Even hear in Nairobi we are sure of the meat that we meat. Many of us have eat donkey meat without knowing,” Ghost said.

On whether he will serve such kind of meats and food if he ever owned a restaurant, Ghost said, “Our culture here forbids eating such meat so I will not serve at a hotel I own much as I would like to have it served. At the end of the day, I have to draw my life between my tastes and those of others.”

Ghost recently revealed in an interview with radiojambo.co.ke that he loves animals and one of his favourite pasttimes is visiting national parks and game reserves.

However that does not mean the Radio Jambo funnyman can shy away from eating the same animals he loves so much if they are served to him on a plate.

In today’s Breakfast Show, Ghost admitted to a shocked Gidi and Yusuf Juma that he ate monkey meat while during a travel to Kinshasa in the years gone by.

As you would find out by listening to the clip, it is clear that Ghost’s appetite for the weird is driven by love for experimenting with things. To use his words, “I only try once and if I like it, I try it twice.”

In a follow up interview over that, Ghost revealed to radiojambo.co.ke that ate monkey meat in 1994 when he was in Kinshasa with Kenya Bereweries FC to play Daring Club Motema Pembe in a 1994 CAF Winners’ Cup Final first leg match.

He also added that he ate caterpillars while Botswana but admitted that it took some guts to swallow them. Still on Ghost’s weird tastes, he also admitted to have eaten frog legs and snakes.

“Chinese people eat everything and they are just people like us so why not also eat what they eat? Even hear in Nairobi we are sure of the meat that we meat. Many of us have eat donkey meat without knowing,” Ghost said.

On whether he will serve such kind of meats and food if he ever owned a restaurant, Ghost said, “Our culture here forbids eating such meat so I will not serve at a hotel I own much as I would like to have it served. At the end of the day, I have to draw my life between my tastes and those of others.”

Senzo Meyiwa, a star dimmed at its brightest

South Africa is in mourning following the death of national team goalkeeper and captain Senzo Meyiwa. The 27-year old, who also played for PSL side Orlando Pirates, was shot dead yesterday night by armed robbers at his girlfriend’s, pop musician Kelly Khumalo, house in Vosloorus, a town located 33 kilometres south of Johannesburg. The previous day, Meyiwa was in action for his team as they beat Ajax Cape Town 4-1 to progress to the semi-finals of the Telkom Knockout Trophy.

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TRAGEDY: 24 hours before his death, Meyiwa had led Orlando Pirates to a 4-1 over Ajax Cape Town in quarterfinals of the Telkom Knockout cup. His next match would have been next weekend against Pirates archrivals Kaizer Chiefs. PHOTO: soccerladuma.co.za

His death comes at time when he was giving his best performances for club country. The goalkeeper established himself in South African and African football when he helped Orlando Pirates reach the finals of last year’s CAF Champions League which the Buccaneers, as Orlando Pirates are affectionately referred to by their fans, lost 3-1 on aggregate to Al Ahly of Egypt. On the way to the final, Meyiwa kept 7 cleansheets in 16 matches and it was his performance against TP Mazembe in the second round of the competition that made him a household name in the continent.

Having lost 3-1 to Orlando Pirates in Johannesburg, TP Mazembe needed a 2-0 victory in Lubumbashi to advance to the group stage round but could only win 1-0 as Senzo Meyiwa saved two penalties in a match he rated as one of the best in his career. The Bucs gave a brave performance in a match they played in a hostile and extremely intimidating atmosphere and Meyiwa’s two penalty saves was one of the major highlights of a resilient display by the South Africans.

Other than having two dubious penalties awarded against them, Pirates also had their captain Lucky Legwathi sent off in the first half and were to later endure an even tougher end to the match as Seychelles referee Bernard Camille, clearly hellbent on ensuring a win for TP Mazembe, added 10 minutes injury time but the Congolese’s heightened search for a winning goal came to naught. Pirates won 3-2 on aggregate to blow a new wind of change in African football and got a hero’s welcome on arrival back home.

Speaking to Kickoff.com on his performance in that match on arrival at the Oliver Tambo International Airport a day after the May 5 2013 match, Meyiwa said, “When they were awarded the last penalty I told myself that I wanted to save Pirates. I wanted to save South Africa. I wanted to shine and show people that I am the best.”

Shine he did from then on as his knocks on the door of the national football team, Bafana Bafana, were finally answered when he made his debut for South Africa in June that year in a 2-0 away to Lesotho. After that his next appearance for Bafana Bafana came in November 2013 when South Africa defeated Botswana 3-0 in another friendly match.

However it was this year that he finally managed to establish himself as South Africa’s number 1 when he was preferred in goal in all four AFCON 2015 qualifier matches that South Africa have been involved in. Even though his big breakthrough at international level was due to the fact that his friend and rival Itumeleng Khune who was out injured, there was no denying that he had made a strong case to keep the number 1 jersey for good. As in his first two matches for South Africa, Meyiwa did not concede a goal in the four matches he stood in for Khune.

His form for Bafana Bafana stimulated fans to anticipate what would have been an interesting fight for a starting berth in the national team between him and Khune when the latter recovers from his injury. Khune and Meyiwa had known each other since 2002 when both were representing Gauteng Province and their friendship and rivalry would spur them to be rated among the nation’s best goalkeepers . Then 15 years old, the two made a pact to dominate South African football and through hardwork and determination, their dream came true.

Speaking to Radio 702 in September last year, Khune shed light on a friendship and a rivalry that was enjoying its peak, “I said, “Senzo, there’s Brian Baloyi at Chiefs, and Williams Okpara at Pirates. I look up to Brian, you look up to Okpara. Let’s work our way up to the first team and let’s dominate in this league, and let us be the next Brian and the next Okpara. We need to be remembered as the greatest, after them, for our respective teams.”

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FRIENDS AND RIVALS: Itumeleng Khune and Senzo Meyiwa on national team duty. PHOTO: diskioff.blogspot.com

With over 300 appearances between them for club and national team, it is clear that the two did just that. Khune’s nickname is “Spiderkid” in tribute to Brian Baloyi who was known as “Spiderman” whereas Meyiwa rose up the ranks at Pirates and his impressive performances earned him the nickname “Okpara Jr”. In the same interview, Khune gave a hint of how things would be like for the national team coach should he find himself in a situation when he has to pick between the two when both are at the top of their game. According to Khune, it would not have been an easy choice for Shakes Mashaba if what Steve Komphela, the man who coached Khune and Meyiwa at U23 level for South Africa, went through is anything to go by.

“With coach Steve Komphela, it was very interesting as when used to name his starting XI. He would write the name of the 10 outfield players and then leave out a space for the goalkeepers to select themselves because he didn’t know who to play between me and Senzo. We were both good. He would ask us, “Who wants to start?” Then I would say “Senzo”, Senzo would say “Itu”. Since we were not making the situation any better, he would say that the other players must vote but at that time it was also very difficult for the players to make a choice.”

Going by his profile on Orlando Pirates official website, orlandopirates.com, Meyiwa actually started his football career on the other end pitch as a striker for hometown club London Cosmos in Umlazi, KwaZulu-Natal province. His conversion to goalkeeper must have been so smooth that when some scouts spot him at a provincial youth tournament in the year 2000, he was referred to Pirates’ Development Academy. The goalkeeper would later rise up ranks to become the club’s first-choice goalkeeper in 2007 but was relegated to the bench the following season following stiff competition from Moeneeb Josephs.

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GONE TOO SOON: Born in Durban on September 24 1987, Meyiwa started off as a striker before rising through the ranks at Pirates to become their first-choice goalkeeper. PHOTO: orlandopirates.com

Meyiwa would later get another chance to prove himself in 2012 when Moeneeb was out with injury and since then Meyiwa has not looked back as he went on to keep the number 1 jersey at Pirates. With Pirates, he won the ABSA Premiership twice (2011 and 2012), MTN8 Cup twice (2011 and 2012), Nedbank Cup twice (2011 and 2014) and the Telkom Cup (2012). He also represented South Africa at national, U23, U20 and U17 level.

His death is a huge blow to South African football as it comes at a time when the nation was beginning to revive its lost football glory.

Meyiwa leaves behind a wife and one child. The goalkeeper also had a child with his girlfriend Kelly Khumalo with whom he had just got back together with after having broken up with her earlier this year. According to a series of tweets posted by the South African police service on the incident, Meyiwa was shot following an altercation with two armed robbers at his girlfriend’s house. There was also three other people in the house and all three were unhurt. The suspects fled on foot and the South African police service are offering R150 000 (approximately Ksh 1.5m) to anyone with information that will lead to the arrest of the suspects.

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Meyiwa with his wife Mandisa Mhinze in 2012. PHOTO: Facebook profile of Mandisa.
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KELLY KHUMALO: Woman with whom Meyiwa had an affair and child with. PHOTO: you.co.za

His death has rocked African and world football and among those who to sent their tributes include Orlando Pirates’ archrivals Kaizer Chiefs, Tunisia’s Esperance de Tunis, Egyptian football club Zamalek FC, Enyimba FC of Nigeria and English Premier League side Everton.

Following Meyiwa’s death, the Orlando Pirates-Kaizer Chiefs league match that was to be played next weekend has been postponed. In a press conference held today by the club, Orlando Pirates chairman Dr. Irvin Khoza urged the media and everyone to assist the police in bringing Meyiwa’s killers to book and also raised concern over the rise gun-related crime in South Africa. According to police records, 800 people were murdered last year in South Africa’s and following Meyiwa’s death, calls for tougher gun laws and better security have become stronger.

Botswana president wins second term in power

Botswana President Ian Khama has won a second term in power after his party secured a parliamentary majority at the polls, an official announced Sunday.

High Court Chief Justice Maruping Dibotelo said in a statement that Khama “has been re-elected as the President of the Republic after his political party, the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) garnered at least 29 of the 57 parliamentary seats” at Friday’s general election.

Khama will be inaugurated on Monday, said Dibotelo in a statement broadcast on national radio and television.

The newly formed Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC), led by Duma Boko, which was contesting elections for the first time becomes the official opposition with 12 seats in parliament.

Khama, 61, is the son of the country’s first president, Seretse Khama. He is also a traditional chief of the Bangwato clan and benefited from his strong rural support.

But he faced a challenge in urban areas, where opposition parties have made inroads since the formation in 2010 of a breakaway party, the Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD), which is now part of the UDC coalition.

No celebrations took place in the streets of Gaborone after the announcement of the results in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Read more:http://www.timeslive.co.za/africa/2014/10/26/botswana-president-wins-second-term-in-power-official