Somalia Announce Cecafa Cup Plans

cheap "sans-serif";”>Provincial Police Boss Mr Joseph Ole Tito on Tuesday said that Mr Kwega’s killing was not political, arguing that it was a case rising insecurity in the town.

“Initial investigations indicate that the killing was a random case of robbery,” said Mr Ole Tito.

“We have established that the victim was in possession of Sh1.3 million, which he was to deposit at a bank when before he was attacked by the criminals,” he said. “An eye witnesses said the gunmen asked the victim to hand over the money. He resisted and a scuffle ensued and that is when they shot him and his wife.”

Mr Ole Tito said detectives were making headway in the case and appealed to members of the public to assist by volunteering information that could help in apprehending the criminals.

“From the angle of the bullet entry and exit points on the victim’s car, it appears that one of the gunmen accidentally shot his partner on the leg. We are calling members of the public and hospitals to report anyone exhibiting gunshot wounds on the leg,” he said.

Meanwhile, the business community in Kisumu have said the city has become insecure and unattractive to investors.

They say insecurity has persisted considering that the country is headed to elections.

“The killing of Mr Shem Onyango comes barely a day after that of Dr Joseph Odhiambo who was killed in his home,” said Mr Israel Agina, the Chairman of Kisumu’s chapter of the Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

price sans-serif; text-align: justify;”>Instability in Somalia has left the team without training facilities in their country.

Somali Football Federation Secretary General Abdi Qani Said Arab said: “The old soccer stadium is under construction by Fifa and the national facility the ‘Stadium Mogadishu’ is home to AU troops in Somalia.

“For those reasons we have to encamp the team in Kampala.”

The team’s early arrival for the tournament, which kicks off on 24 November, also affords them the opportunity to acclimatise to different conditions.

“The weather in Kampala is totally different from that in Somalia, so we want our players to adapt to that cold weather,” added the SFF general secretary.

Somalian football has struggled to survive in recent times, due to the ongoing problems in the area.

Since the country fell into anarchy about two decades ago, hundreds of thousands of Somalis have fled the country – and these include football players, coaches and administrative representatives of the game.

Arab revealed that the Somali Football Federation has called seven Somali nationals who play for teams in abroad to join the Ocean stars – two from the United Kingdom, two from the United States, two from Netherlands and one from Kuwait.

“Scores of Somali footballers living abroad have the right to represent their nation in international competitions so that is why we have called those seven members to join the senior national team,” he said.


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