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Celebrated Brazilian football star Ronaldo de Assis Moreira,  popularly known as Ronaldinho Gaucho, landed in Nairobi on Friday with his trademark smile in tow.

The 38-year old former Barcelona and AC Milan star says he was to use his three-day visit in the country to impart useful tips about the beautiful game to budding footballers.

“Already Kenya looks like a beautiful country,” he journalists at a Nairobi hotel last evening.

‘SHARE EXPERIENCE’

“When I come here, I want to share what I have, what I experienced and what I know about football to those who wish to learn and improve. From a group of tens or even a hundred players, hopefully, a few or even all can learn the game.”

Ronaldinho is betting firm Betika’s brand ambassador.  He is expected to engage in a number of activities in Nairobi and Kisumu.

While in the country, he is scheduled to open two Betika shops in Nairobi and Kisumu, attend a grassroots football clinic at the lakeside city, watch the Super 8 Champions League final at Camp Toyoyo grounds and line up alongside Kenyan legends in a match against Kenyan Premier League side Sofapaka at the KCB grounds in Ruaraka.

‘INSPIRE FOOTBALLERS’

“He was super talented but his warm and flashy smile endeared many fans to adore him even if they didn’t support his team at the time. His visit will certainly inspire upcoming footballers and allow them to dream big,” explained media personality Carol Radull, who also is Betika’s brand ambassador.

Ronaldinho enjoyed a stellar 17-year old career turning out for a number of top European clubs and winning among other titles the FIFA World Cup, UEFA Champions League and world’s best player award.

David Kwalimwa is a journalist with a great bias for sporting events and current affairs. He studied Information Technology at Kampala International University. He’s experience in journalism includes covering Kenya’s General Elections in 2013 and 2017, two Africa Cup of Nations tournaments, the FIVB Grand Prix in Mexico and Croatia, and Women’s Volleyball World Cup.

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PHOTOS: Why Raila’s meeting with Waiguru has some Kenyans saying “I salenda’

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Upon learning that Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru  had met Baba (Read Raila Odinga) and she had withdrawn her defamation case against the former Prime Minister as the latter on his part declared that the NYS Scandal is a ‘bygone’ matter, Twitter went up in flames, with most Kenyans expressing their disbelief.

Waiguru disclosed the burying of the hatchet  in a tweet after meeting with the AU High Representative for Infrastructure at the latter’s Capitol Hill office on Wednesday.

The row between Raila and Waiguru arose in 2015 after the ODM leader demanded the governor’s prosecution for graft at NYS.

The issue culminated into the county boss suing Raila for linking her to the loss of Sh791 million at the youth agency.

Waiguru, then Devolution CS, sued Raila on September 29, 2015, accusing him of recklessly tarnishing her name.

The ODM leader, on the other hand, sought the court’s say on his call for Waiguru to be subjected to a lifestyle audit.

But after their meeting, the Kirinyaga county boss said the matter stands settled ‘in the spirit of cohesion’.

“Just had a meeting with Raila on the outstanding matter in court. In the spirit of cohesion and reconciliation in the country, the matter stands settled,” she said.

Raila, on his part, said: “Held a meeting with Waiguru and agreed to “let by-gones be by-gones” and leave the matter of the NYS scandal in the hands of investigators.”

He added: “She said her case against me is now settled in the spirit of reconciliation that the nation has embarked on. We also reviewed the status of devolution in the country and agreed to exchange views frequently on how to address the challenges.”

Early in the year, Waiguru had requested the High Court to allow the case against Raila to proceed.

Raila had requested that the hearing be stopped until he files an appeal challenging a ruling issued last November.

The ruling allowed the governor to conceal certain information regarding her lifestyle.

Raila had released a dossier claiming President Uhuru failed to include Waiguru’s name on a list of corrupt State officers.

Uhuru’s list saw several senior government officials, including Cabinet Secretaries lose their jobs.

Jojomuga wrote on Twitter: I salenda. This is too much for me to bear.

Munyaojk tweeted: Asi. How things have changed.

JOGUMTU wrote: Hehehehe, I told you. The is no opposition in KENYA. Kila mtu sasa ajipange.

 

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Minister caught on video masturbating says clip was for his wife

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South Africa’s embattled Home Affairs Minister, Malusi Gigaba, has resigned two weeks after a video of him masturbating was widely circulated online.

A statement from the presidency said Mr Gigaba – a senior member of the governing African Natuional Congress (ANC) – was “stepping aside for the sake of our country and the movement to which he belongs”.

Mr Gigaba had accused South Africa’s security services of hacking his phone and releasing the 13-second video which, he says, was for his wife.

The 47-year-old has courted controversy in recent years over allegations that he used his powerful roles in various ministerial portfolios to assist the controversial Gupta business family.

The Indian-born businessmen were widely linked to several corruption scandals under ex-President Jacob Zuma’s administration.

All parties, including Mr Gigaba, deny any wrongdoing.

Many questioned Mr Gigaba’s fitness to hold office, saying his reputation had been tarnished.

In recent weeks, the questions grew louder, first over a Constitutional Court ruling which upheld an earlier finding that he lied under oath while giving evidence about a government contract.

This was followed by a recommendation by the public protector that he be disciplined for ethical breaches.

Opposition parties had been pushing President Cyril Ramaphosa to sack him, and they have welcomed his resignation.

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While Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet was on a peace keeping mission of Uasin Gishu, West Pokot and Samburu counties over the weekend, one of the people who facilitated the successful trip was Inspector of Police Caroline Kibuchi.

Kibuchi was the female captain in-charge of the MI-17 Police Helicopter that took round the IG round the three counties.

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“We celebrate the role played by female Police officers in their different capacities across the service.

We also impress upon other women in the wider society to take up opportunities available in the National Police Service whenever they arise,” a statement by the police read.

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In July yet another woman, Fatuma Ahmed was sworn in by President Uhuru Kenyatta as the first female Major General.

Ahmed was promoted to Assistant Chief of the Defense Forces for Personnel and Logistics.

”I am counting on you to be a positive role model to women across the country,” President Kenyatta told her.

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