Cranes Start Zambia Preparations

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There are accusations that politicians have incited the violence ahead of elections next March.

The long-running conflict is between the Pokomo people – mostly farmers growing cash crops by the Tana River – and the Orma, semi-nomadic cattle herders.

Tana River map

But investors, both Kenyan and foreign, have been acquiring leases on vast tracts of land in the region for the purposes of large-scale cultivation of food and biofuel crops, says the BBC’s Gabriel Gatehouse in Kenya.

Getting elected to office can mean gaining control of such lucrative deals, our correspondent says.

There are concerns that as Kenya approaches elections next March, that competition could lead to more of the widespread violence seen after the last poll in December 2007.

The graves were discovered in the village of Kilelengwani, which has been at the centre of the recent violence.

“We don’t know yet whether they are attackers who died while in confrontation with security personnel, or were just victims killed by attackers during the clashes and buried,” regional police chief Aggrey Adoli was quoted by Reuters as saying.

Mr Adoli said it was not yet known how many bodies were in the graves.

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The team comprises most of the senior players that turn out for the senior side regularly.

Only Mamelodi Sundowns’ Dennis Onyango, IVB duo of Abel Dhaira and Tonny Mawejje and Cranes skipper Andy Mwesigwa (FC Ordabasy) are not named as they are busy with their clubs.

The rest of the regular summoned players either have their seasons with their foreign clubs in recess or are free agents after being released.

“I will work with the available players but as I have always said, you can only have all your professional players five days to the match,” said Bobby.

The Cranes need to score twice without reply on October 13 at Namboole to be sure of qualification following their 1-0 loss to the Chipolopolo early this month.

Players to start training at Namboole today (19/09/2012) are;

Hamza Muwomge (Vipers), Ali Kimera (Victoria), Simeon Masaba (Tempo – India), Nicholas Wadada (Vipers), Godfrey Walusimbi (Vipers), Denis Guma (Victoria), Edward Ssali (Vipers), Lawrence Kasadha (Victoria), Joseph Ochaya (Kotoko), Hassan Wasswa (Free), Musa Mudde (free), Geoffrey ‘Baba’ Kizito (Saigon XT), Brian Umony (Bình Duong), Johnson Bagoole (free), Geoffrey Massa (Yenicami), Mike Sserumaga (free), Moses Oloya (Saigon XT), Chrizestom Ntambi (Navibank), Joseph Mpade (Vipers), Robert Omunuk (Simba), Dan Wagaluka (free), Robert Sentongo (URA), Steven Bengo (SC Villa)


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