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Harish and Gachora win the junior titles during the third leg of the Safaricom Golf Tour

The duo posted 78 and 77 points to inch titles in a tournament that saw 132 junior golfers take part.

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Twelve years-old Shashwart Harish and Audrey Gachora are the overall winners of the third leg of the Safaricom Golf Tour junior tournament held at the Muthaiga Golf Club.

The duo posted 78 and 77 points to inch titles in a tournament that saw 132 junior golfers take part.

“I feel proud to be the best girl in this junior tournament held here today. The course was challenging but I am happy I was able to win. I am looking forward to continue with my training and performing well in the coming tournaments”, said Audrey Gachora

Elsewhere, Nathan Mujomba and Maryam Mwakiawa scored 78 and 91 to emerge best boy and girl in the 13-14 years old category. In the 9- 10 years old category Kanana Muthomi emerged the best girl after scoring 39 points while Jeff Kibe was named the best boy in the 7 years-old boys’ category after scoring 58 points.

The junior golf tournament also featured a golf clinic which attracted over 70 participants who got to learn from the upcoming star Njoroge Kibugu after his outstanding performance in the 2022 Magical Kenya Open. The Junior Golf tournament was also part of the U.S Kids Golf local tour.

“Today’s golf clinic was really amazing and I got the chance to interact with over 70 juniors whom I got to train. It was a pleasure sharing what I have learnt in golf with the young ones. I was 6 years old when I started playing golf and my hope is that many of these kids will develop an interest and pick up the sport”, said Njoroge Kibugu.

Earlier, during Saturday’s corporate tournament, Zain Manji scored 41 stableford points to claim overall winner title of the tournament at an event that attracted over 200 senior participants.

The fourth leg of the Safaricom golf Tour heads to Nyanza Golf Club on March 26th-27th 2022, before proceeding to the Machakos Golf Club.

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Atheists fault petition seeking to deregister society

Atheists in Kenya have protested a petition that they say seeks to create a notion that Kenya is a nation by and for believers in God only.

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President of the Atheists in Kenya Society, Harrison Mumia

Atheists in Kenya have protested a petition that they say seeks to create a notion that Kenya is a nation by and for believers in God only.

Former Juja MP, Dr Stephen Ndichu has moved to court seeking to have the Atheists in Kenya Society suspended on grounds that its continued existence is unconstitutional.

In a statement, the society’s president, Harrison Mumia says the petition is an assault on religious freedom and an insult to the diversity of the Kenyan people.

“We find the petition repugnant to a good conscience,” he stated adding that Dr Ndichu is a Christian fundamentalist who seems to harbour paranoid fantasies about the dangers of atheists existing in Kenya.

He further accused Dr Ndichu of seeing enemies where there is none and that the society was surprised, but not shocked as religion has historically inhibited progress.

He vowed that the society would do everything within its power to defend its right to remain a registered society and urged Kenyans to support fighting the petition.

On Sunday, the society said it will be writing to President William Ruto seeking an invitation to State House, just like the evangelical denominations.

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Uhuru Gardens ready for Madaraka Day fete, says PS Kibicho

The principal secretary said they would be visiting the gardens every Thursday until June 1 to ensure all loose ends are tied up properly, promising that the celebrations will be very colourful.

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Madaraka Day

This year’s national Madaraka Day celebrations at Uhuru Gardens in Nairobi County will be open to 30,000 people, up from 10,000 in 2021.

Permanent Secretary in the State Department for Interior, Dr Karanja Kibicho, said this follows the relaxation of COVID-19 containment measures.

“Children will also be allowed in on the celebrations this year, and we expect county celebrations to happen too,” the PS said while on an inspection tour of the venue.

The PS said the government decided to move the celebrations from the County rotational back to Nairobi because it will be the last event for the current administration before it exits office.

“Because of the significance of this particular Madaraka day, being the last for this regime, we decided to celebrate it at Uhuru Gardens to break the tradition of celebrating it in counties,”

He revealed that preparations were currently at 90 percent complete and expressed confidence that all will be set for the event as the country marks 59 years of self rule.

The principal secretary said they would be visiting the gardens every Thursday until June 1 to ensure all loose ends are tied up properly, promising that the celebrations will be very colourful.

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Queen Elizabeth mourns Kibaki as a great Statesman with commendable legacy

Kibaki will be buried at his home in Othaya, Nyeri County on Saturday.

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Queen Elizabeth II has mourned former President the late Mwai Kibaki eulogizing him as “a great statesman”.

“I was sorry to receive the news of the death of Mwai Kibaki. He had a lifelong record of service to the Kenyan people. It will be of deep sadness to your country to have lost a great statesman, but Kenya can take pride in the legacy of his leadership. I send you and the people of Kenya my condolences at this loss,” the message read.

The British High Commission further affirmed its close ties to Kenya and renewed its assurances to the country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

“The British High Commission avails itself of this opportunity to renew to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kenya the assurances of its highest consideration,” the High Commission said.

The late Kibaki passed away on 21 April 2022, aged 90.

President Uhuru, who issued a proclamation that he would be granted a state funeral with full civilian and military honours, announced his death.

Kibaki will be buried at his home in Othaya, Nyeri County on Saturday.

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