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Harambee Stars captain Victor Wanyama has through his foundation partnered with the Kenya Red Cross, Gina Din Foundation and the Africa Yoga Project to donate sanitising kits to families residing in the expansive Mathare slum in Nairobi.

Over 200 sanitising kits will on Friday be distributed to needy families at the Billian Family Centre.

The former Tottenham Hotspur star, who now plies his trade with Major League Soccer (MLS) side Impact Montreal, has urged Kenyans to follow the set guidelines to avoid the spread of the dreaded Covid-19 virus.

“It’s very important to listen to what the health experts are saying over this issue. Let’s wash our hands regularly, minimise our movements and interactions and basically just follow what the government and health experts are advising,” Wanyama said.

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Coronavirus has claimed over 21,000 people globally while there are slightly over 490,000 confirmed cases of the virus.

In Kenya, there 31 confirmed cases while the government announced the first death on Thursday evening.

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Wimbledon cancelled for first time since WWII

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Coco Gauff celebrates beating Venus Williams in the first round of Wimbledon 2019

London, United Kingdom, Apr 1 – Wimbledon
organisers on Wednesday scrapped the grasscourt Grand Slam for the first time
since World War II as the coronavirus wreaks further havoc on the global
sporting calendar.

The cancellation of the only grasscourt
major at the All England Club leaves the season in disarray, with no tennis due
to be played until mid-July.

“Devastated,” tweeted eight-time
champion Roger Federer.

Wimbledon was due to run for two weeks from
June 29, with Novak Djokovic and Simona Halep set to defend their singles
titles.

But tournament chiefs bowed to the
inevitable on Wednesday, saying in a statement that they had made the decision
with “great regret”.

All England Club chairman Ian Hewitt said
the decision had not been taken lightly.

“It has weighed heavily on our minds
that the staging of The Championships has only been interrupted previously by
world wars,” he said.

“But, following thorough and extensive
consideration of all scenarios, we believe that it is a measure of this global
crisis that it is ultimately the right decision to cancel this year’s
Championships.”

Halep tweeted her disappointment.

“So sad to hear @Wimbledon won’t take
place this year,” she said. “Last year’s final will forever be one of
the happiest days of my life! But we are going through something bigger than
tennis and Wimbledon will be back! And it means I have even longer to look
forward to defending my title.”

The decision to scrap the tournament was
widely expected, with the world struggling to contain the spread of COVID-19,
which has infected more than 840,000 people worldwide and killed over 40,000.

It also prompted the ATP and WTA to cancel
the grasscourt swing in the build-up to Wimbledon, meaning the tennis season
will not now recommence until July 13 at the earliest.

Organisers had earlier ruled out playing
the Grand Slam behind closed doors and postponing the event would also create
its own problems.

– Becker plea –

Boris Becker enjoyed a successful spell from 2014 until 2016 as coach of former world number one Novak Djokovic, during which the Serbian won six Grand Slam titles

Three-time Wimbledon champion Boris Becker on Tuesday pleaded for tournament chiefs to wait longer before making a decision.

“I really hope Wimbledon will wait
until the end of April for decision!” he tweeted. “The tourney is
first week of July… patience is a virtue.”

But former women’s world number one Amelie
Mauresmo, the 2006 women’s champion, said the 2020 season would probably need
to be scrapped.

The cancellation of Wimbledon could mean
multiple champions Federer, Serena Williams and Venus Williams have played at
the All England Club for the final time.

Federer and Serena will be nearly 40 by the
time of the 2021 championships and Venus will be 41.

Serena, beaten in last year’s final by
Halep, is stuck on 23 Grand Slam singles titles — agonisingly one away from
equalling Margaret Court’s record.

The French Tennis Federation provoked
widespread anger with its unilateral decision to move the French Open from its
original May 24 start date to begin on September 20.

That puts the start only one week after the
planned date of the US Open men’s final.

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Howe first Premier League boss to take pay cut over virus

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Bournemouth’s Eddie Howe became the first Premier League manager to take a voluntary pay cut due to the coronavirus on Wednesday.

Cherries boss Howe, 42, agreed to take a “significant” cut to his reported £4 million-per-year ($4.9 million) contract to help offset the financial damage caused by the pandemic.

The League Managers Association, the Professional Footballers Association, the Premier League and the Football League are in talks with a view to reaching a united agreement over pay reductions for players and managers.

But Howe, chief executive Neill Blake, first team technical director Richard Hughes and assistant boss Jason Tindall have rubber stamped significant pay cuts for the period of time football is delayed by the health crisis.

The Premier League has been postponed until at least April 30 and, with the pandemic spread yet to be solved, it appears the top-flight season will be pushed back again when the English game’s major stakeholders meet on Friday.

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“As the Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic continues to gather pace, there are far more questions than answers regarding its effects,” a Bournemouth statement read.

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“There is no script for moments like this. But as a board we are continually looking at ways to ensure the future of the club and our employees are protected when the season returns.

“With that in mind, chief executive Neill Blake, first team technical director Richard Hughes, manager Eddie Howe and assistant manager Jason Tindall have all taken significant, voluntary pay cuts for the entirety of this uncertain time.”

Bournemouth have also followed in the footsteps of fellow Premier League clubs Tottenham, Newcastle and Norwich by furloughing a number of non-playing staff.

“These measures have been taken to safeguard the financial stability of the club during what is such an uncertain period, not only in football but for businesses in all industries across the world,” the statement said.

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Governor Waiguru impeachment motion tabled – KBC

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Waiguru has dismissed as petty the impeachment motion against her

Kirinyaga County Assembly Wednesday tabled a motion to impeach embattled county governor Ann Mumbi Waiguru.

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Mutira MCA David Kinyua Wangui tabled the motion signed by 30 out of 33 MCAs  and declared total war against the county boss whom she is accusing of plundering the county resources.

According to impeachment charge sheet, the MCAs accuse the governor of financial impropriety.

Mr Kinyua claims the governor has been defrauding the county through payment of millions of shillings to fictitious companies for work not done.

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He singled out a tender for design, development, installation and commissioning of integrated hospital management system which was allegedly awarded to Velocity Partners limited, a fictitious company and paid Ksh 50M.

He claimed that a second company associated with her family Two Ray’s General Supplies limited was paid Ksh 8M for supplies that were never made.

The Mutira MCA said that the manner in which the monies were invoiced and paid out the same day is questionable.

Waiguru is also accused of allocating herself Ksh 10 million in imprest for trips abroad that she did not travel to.

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The payment he said was done the same day the governor invoiced the county and and was paid directly to her personal account she held at equity bank.

He accused the governor of violating of public procurement and assets disposal act by usurping the power accounting officer in establishing an irregular tender evaluation committee composed of his personal friends.

The MCA said that tender evaluation committee was being used by county boss as conduit to award tender to her preferred bidders.

He alleged that tendering process in the county is driven by nepotism, favoritism, improper and ulterior motives and for corrupt purposes.

The MCAs say they have enough evidence to support their claims.

Waiguru has dismissed the impeachment motion as frivolous.

 

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