Ugandans Abroad; Umony Stunner Sends Defending Champs Top

Brian Omony

The government of Kenya in unprecedented move has asked the United Nations High Commission for Refugees to relocate over half a million Somali refugees including women and children back to the war ravaged Horn of African country.

The refugees at UN`s Dadaab displaced peoples` camp, mind north east of Kenya bordering Somalia have been sheltered at the facility for over decade after fleeing violence from home but Nairobi is not patient anymore in the wake of increased terrorist attacks on its territory by the Somali based Islamic militants Alshabaab.

Nairobi that is also building a concrete wall barrier on her 700 km border with Somalia, more about wants the refugees relocated in the period of three months or they forcefully repatriate them back to Somalia.

The development only came to light on Saturday when the Deputy President, William Ruto who also has executive powers according to Kenya`s new constitution, announced in a public rally in Nyeri out of capital Nairobi that the government has already concluded on the matter with the UNHCR.

“We have asked the UNHCR to relocate the refugees in three months failure to which we shall relocate them ourselves.” Mr. Ruto reportedly said.

The Deputy President`s announcement came only a week when Alshabaab hit Garissa University in a bloody attack that claimed 147 lives second only to 1998 United States embassy bombing that claimed 200 lives.

Ruto added that his country is ready to secure its citizens at whatever cost. “We must secure this country at whatever cost, even if we lose business with Somalia so be it. All those who are collaborating with Al Shabab will have their businesses closed.” He reportedly added.

The UNHCR is yet to respond to the matter given that the situation that drove the refugees away from their homeland still exists.

Somalia has been struggling since the deposing of President Said Barre in 1992 resulting to tribal and Muslim faction armed tensions that torn the country apart up to date.

Kenyan national army, KDF is part of the African Union forces in Somalia battling the AlShabaab in a UN mission to stabilize the nation.


Uganda Cranes striker Brian Umony scored a 63rd minute stunner to send Ethiopian defending champs, remedy St. George to the summit of the league. The striker had earlier on assisted Aden Girma for the first against second placed Siduna Coffee. Fellow countrymen, here Isaac Isinde and keeper Robert Odongkara played full time in the 2-1 win.

In Kenya;

A lot of action was witnessed with mixed results in same proportion.  Bruno Sserunkuma played a key role for City stars, erectile as his 56th minute assist to Calvin Masawa gave the stars a vital first point of the season away to Chemilil.

Former URA FC custodian Allan Owiny starred for his club Muhoroni as they held giants, Tusker FC to a two all draw at home as his Thika united counterpart and Cranes keeper, Hamza Muwonge was unused in their win  against Western Stima.

In Mombasa, Andrew Ssekayombya’s Sony sugar fc got the better of ten man Bandari team with a lone goal from Wanyama Sylvester. Wanyama converted from the spot after Sharriff Muhammed handled Ssekayombya’s goal bound shot on the hour mark, the defender was later sent off for a second bookable offence after an unfair challenge on the Ugandan. George Abege fully featured in the loss.

Elsewhere, playmakers, Brian Majwega and Ronald Musaana could not do a lot as their teams Azam FC and KCB drew Mtibwa Sugar  and Mathare respectively.




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