World Cup: Ghana could not pull it off but Uruguay is going nowhere.

By Adongo Ogony December 2, 2022

That was Luiz Suarez blocking a goal by hand against Ghana in the last second in World Cup 2002 and stopping them to qualify to move ahead to the knockout. In the penalty after Suarez stopped the goal Ghana was unable to convert it to a goal and Uruguay won in the penalty shoutout.

Today was a difficult day for both teams. If Ghana won or tied the game they were headed to the knockout stage. That is what made today’s game involving the two teams very tense. And then Ghana gets a penalty in the first few minutes and Jordan Ayew just made a terrible shot.

Uruguay then scored two goals and by that time they were headed to the knockout because Portugal was tied with Korea Republic and meant Uruguay was heading to the knockout once again at the expense of Ghana. Then from nowhere Korea scores their second goal against Portugal and that meant they were tied in points with Uruguay for the second slot but they Korea had a better goal average and Ghana was very good in the second half.

Uruguay needed to score one more goal to qualify and they put every energy in it but Ghana would not let them have it and just like that Uruguay was eliminated from the knockout and poor Luiz Suarez could not bare to look at it from the bench. Karma baby.

Too bad Ghana did not make it to join Senegal and Morocco in the knockout stage of the World Cup to make it three for Africa as of now but they also worked hard enough to stop Uruguay from getting there and now it is Korea making that move.

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World Cup. If you are playing against Morocco watch Hakim Ziyech. Africa is two in the knockout big time. Ghana tomorrow.

By Adongo Ogony December 1, 2022

You just cannot give Ziyech a shot in goal with his lethal left foot with an open goal. It is going into the net. Period. Hakim was a superstar in Ajax before he joined Chelsea three years ago. It has not been good for him at Chelsea but in Ajax he was having 17 goals and 16 assists in his last year there. That was 33 goals for him then. It is not a joke.

Morocco advanced to the World Cup knockout stage for the first time since 1986 as they defeated Canada 2-1 to not only qualify for the Round of 16 but win Group F.

Belgium’s failure to score against Croatia means they are out, while Morocco finished on top and Croatia in second. It’s scenes for the African nation, whose first-half goals from Hakim Ziyech and Youssef En-Nesyri paved the way for all three points.

At the other end, Canada once again put forth a spirited effort but came away with nothing, punished for their defensive mistakes yet again. Their lone strike came just before the half via an own goal from Naif Aguerd who deflected a Sam Adekugbe cross into the back of the net.

Les Rouges come away with no points at a World Cup for the second time in as many appearances, while Morocco are on top and see their way through to the knockout stage.

And even Lukaku our friend from the DRC who plays for Beligium couldn’t get it done against Croatia and Belgium is done. Bure kabisa.

So two big teams expected to go to the end of the World Cup are out. That is Belgium and Germany and Africa keeps rolling with two more chances out of the two they already have for the knockout. I feel bad for my guy Kai Havertz who scored two goals today. He plays for our team Chelsea and scored the UEFA championship winning goal for them in 2021. My son thinks he is terrible and I hold the exact opposite opinion about his football. That is a family discussion.

We need Ghana there for the Knockout and if Cameroon makes it I will be dancing in the streets of Toronto all day long. Someone will have to call the police to stop me. It is very good already for Africa in this World Cup.

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CDF heading back to Supreme Court. Could be a complete disaster for the MPs

By Adongo Ogony December1, 2022

Kenyan MPs are known to be greedy and sometimes way too stupid for their own good. Grabbing the CDF money from an executive branch of government that is supporting theft of CDF by MPs may look like a victory for a few days but it is nonsense.

I know the people who led the court battle to end the MPs control of the CDF. That group was led by a very smart young Kenyan lawyer Waikwa Wanyoike who was working with the civil society legal teams. Those folks are no pushovers and they did this for Kenyans hoping that the CDF money will then be re-chanelled to benefit ordinary people and not be pocket money for politicians.

Those civil society groups will be back in court within days to do two things. First they will ask for a court order to stop the executive government of Kenya from participating in what is clearly a contempt of court. When you disobey court orders in Kenya it is a criminal offense and you can be put in jail. Then they will take the battle all the way back to the Supreme Court.

This Njuguna Ndung’u chief of the Treasury handing the CDF money back to the MPs is in contempt of a Supreme Court ruling. That is a jailable offense. Ndung’u will say he got the order from AG Muturi to release the money. The AG has no powers to override court rulings.

Instead of the MPs seeking the legal opinion of the AG on the matter, they should have applied to the Supreme Court to seek an opinion on what to do with the money as they wait to sort it out. They didn’t do that and now the civil society organizations are going to do exactly that and they will get a favourable answer when they ask that MPs should have no access to the CDF whatsoever.

The real deal here is that President Ruto decided that he will overrule the CDF Supreme Court order and asked his AG to issue that order. That is illegal Mr. President and you are going to learn that the hard way which will start in a few days.

Once an application is made to stop the Treasury from issuing Shs. 2 billion a week to MPs it will be stopped. Then the hearing process begins and it will end up in the Supreme Court again in a few months. You have to be super stupid to think the Supreme Court will rule against themselves on the ruling they made on August 8, 2022.

They will stick to that rule and even enhance it and declare that the CDF is altogether abolished and should not exist in the budget. The Supreme Court did not do that hoping that the executive and parliament will figure out how to transform CDF for the use of Kenyans. The booboos in parliament and the executive have decided they are going to tell the Supreme Court to go to hell. Maybe that approach worked in the presidential election Supreme Court ruling but don’t push your luck. It will not happen here.

It tells you everything that not even one MP or leader of any of any political party in Kenya has spoken against grabbing CDF money in contempt of the Supreme Court ruling. On this matter there is no Azimio or UDA because all the MPs want the money and their political parties be damned. The Stomach Party of Kenya (SPK) runs everything in our country. Well let them get ready to meet other Kenyans in court over the CDF.

The civil society groups are going to win this battle in court and this time they should demand that the Supreme Court rules that there should be public participation in Kenya to determine how the CDF should be used. The MPs are now talking about school kids not able to do exams because they did not have the CDF money to pay school fees.

In the next hearing at the Supreme Court, the civil society groups are going to ask for a complete record of how the CDF has been used over the years. How much of that money has been given to students to pay their school school fees? They will demand that those records are presented by every constituency in Kenya. They will demand complete financial records of how CDF has been used presented by every constituency. If these MPs are looking for a fight, they are going to get one they never expected. That is not a threat. It is a promise.

A breakdown on how CDF money has been spent over the years could be a complete nightmare for the MPs. Maybe they don’t know but that is what they are asking for and they are going to get exactly that as this matter goes through the court system this time with all eyes wide open.

At the same time President Ruto is about to commit another huge crime by trying to destroy the IEBC. It is a sin he will regret heavily.

Ruto to suspend IEBC Four as MPs okay tribunal trial

The fate of the embattled four electoral commissioners now lies with President William Ruto after MPs approved their removal from office.

The National Assembly voted Thursday night-after extending sittings beyond the normal time-to adopt a committee report that recommended for their ejection.

The four are Vice Chairperson Juliana Cherera, Justus Nyang’aya, Francis Wanderi and Irine Masit.

The Justice and Legal Affairs Committee confirmed that the four petitions that were seeking for the removal of the four met the threshold for them to be kicked out of office.

Consequently, President Ruto is set to suspend the four from office any time and form a tribunal that will try them.

During the suspension and the period of the tribunal trial, they will be entitled to only half of their salaries. 

The House which comprised of mainly MPs allied to President Ruto’s Kenya Kwanza camp unanimously backed the committee report after opposition lawmakers walked out earlier.

The commissioners are accused of gross violation of the constitution, incompetence and gross misconduct during the August 9 elections.

MPs, in approving the establishment of a tribunal, said the petitioners had confirmed a prima facie case against the commissioners.

The commissioners differed with their chairman Wafula Chebukati on the outcome of the presidential elections and disowned the final results.

While supporting the motion, National Assembly majority leader Kimani Ichung’wa hailed the committee for conducting their business professionally.

“This is the first time that we are seeing due process being followed in the removal of the IEBC commissioners,” said Ichung’wa.

The Kikuyu MP said the commissioners were lucky that they had been taken through a legal process and not the street protests that ejected their predecessors from office.

“We must be proud that as the 13th Assembly we are presiding over a process that follows due process of the law..we have not had to get anybody to the streets despite the gross violation of the constitution,” he said.

Deputy Speaker Gladys Shollei, said the process was above board as Parliament was acting in line with the Constitution on the removal of holders of constitutional offices.

She said that the committee’s mandate was to establish a prima facie case’ on the allegations raised against the commissioners.

“These commissioners were not only in violation of the Constitution but also part of a larger conspiracy that eventually involved the killing of the two Indian nationals,” she said.

‘They were part of a bigger conspiracy where they organized violence at the Bomas of Kenya.”

There are two things Ruto is doing in Kenya now which are gruesome. He will regret them both. Ruto is telling the Supreme Court that he will give CDF to MPs. That matter is going to the courts and Ruto will lose miserably.

Now Ruto wants to suspend the four commissioners at the IEBC who did not approve his coronation. That matter is going to the courts too and Ruto is going to lose badly there.

We could very well end up with a country where there is no IEBC at all and many Kenyans would say why do we even need the IEBC they are useless. That could be a good start.

The Kenyan DPP withdrawing every criminal case in the country also begs the question. Do we we really need the judiciary in Kenya. They are becoming irrelevant in criminal cases. What a sad country we have now.

The question is does Kenyan even need the DPP and the judiciary at all. They are useless at this moment. Why not just have a rogue country run by William Ruto and a few bunch of thugs in government?

DPP withdraws murder charges against Tob Cohen’s widow

Any criminal in Kenya just needs to pay DPP Haji and there is no case. What a tragedy for the country to have criminals running the country with the help of the DPP.

The Director of Public Prosecutors has withdrawn murder charges against Tob Cohen’s widow Sarah Wairimu and her co-accused

Prosecutor Wangui Gichuhi told the court that they have filed a Nole prosequi in court seeking not to proceed with the matter.

Wangui had told Justice Daniel Ogembo that the matter will now be registered as an inquest.

However, Sarah’s lawyer Phillip Murgor has said he does not have the letter or the nole prosequi by the DPP.

The matter has been adjourned to 2 pm to allow the prosecution time to serve Murgor with the documents.

We now live in a country where the judiciary is fake and irrelevant and the prosecution is saying the law means nothing to them and they will withdraw all charges against rich criminals. That is a very nice country for criminals who run it. It will not last long. That is our history as a country.

Kenyans will fix this mess. They have done it before facing some really mighty forces. It will be done because Kenyans don’t take shit from their leaders whoever they are. Ask Moi even from his grave. Kenyans will not put up with this Ruto madness. He should know that. He tried it before and it never worked. It will not work now. Thank you.

Today I talked to some young Kenyans about the much hyped Hustler Fund and I was telling them to apply for it an do business. They told me right it is only the Shs. 500 that is getting through. Maybe you can buy one roast meat food with plus kachumbari. Forget the veggies. Drama is on in Kenya and nothing else.

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World Cup: Tunisia plays great football

By Adongo Ogony November 30, 2022

If anybody ever doubted that Africa is becoming a super power in world football, now they know the truth. Tunisia didn’t make it to the playoffs in the World Cup but they bullied and outplayed France in the entire first half and scored later.

It was funny looking at the French team almost 90% black and I was asking myself oh dear we have two African teams fighting it out in the World Cup.

The French coach realized they were getting their ass kicked and brought their top players in the second half and got a last minute goal to save their dignity as contenders for the cup in Qatar.

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Ruto keeps insulting Kenyans. His monthly salary can feed a village of Kenyans for ten years.

Adongo Ogony November 29, 2022

Members of the Cabinet will forego one month’s salary to help Kenyans affected by the ongoing drought.

The resolution was reached at during the third Cabinet meeting chaired by President William Ruto on Tuesday. 

In solidarity with all Kenyans affected by the on going drought, the meeting resolved that all Members will forgo one-month salary as their individual and collective contribution towards the ongoing State interventions that support all the Kenyans affected by the drought,” a dispatch from State House said.

The Cabinet consists of Cabinet secretaries, the President, Deputy President, and the Attorney General.

A cabinet secretary (CS) gets a monthly salary of Sh924,000, meaning the 22 cabinet secretaries will donate Sh20,328,000.

The Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) slates the gross salary for the President at Sh1.44 million per month while the Deputy President earns Sh1,22 million.

The Attorney General earns the equivalent of CSs at Sh924,000.

In total, the entire cabinet will contribute Sh23,143,313.

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World Cup: Ismailia Sarr and Koulibaly takes Senegal to the Knockouts. Africa is in the fight for real.

By Adongo Ogony November 29, 2022

Africa is now squarely in the knockout stage of the World Cup. Anything is possible from here. Ismailia Sarr is a very unique player. He plays for Watford in England now but that boy can score goals. Nobody can figure out whether he is a midfielder or a forward but he can move very smoothly and shoot the ball.

Kalidou Koulibaly is a super power in football. he is with my favourite team now which of course is Chelsea. But he has been a phenomenon in Napoli where he took the team to the top level in Italian football.

In Naples at the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium, Kalidou Koulibaly has been a super star for six years and left this year. Napoli right now is the best team in Italy and they gave hell to Liverpool in the UEFA championship in the group stages. Nobody wants to see them at the next stage of UEFA in January 2023.

Africa looks good in this World Cup. We have Senegal in already. Morocco is next after they beat Canada which will break my heart but I am an African first and foremost. Morocco leads their group now after beating the crap out of Belgium, the most overrated team in the World Cup right now.

Ghana is in a good place too and it is very tricky. They have to beat Uruguay and they are in. In the last World Cup in 2018 Ghana and Uruguay were in the same position fighting to go to the Knockout.

Ghana was terrifying Uruguay and in the last minute of the full time game Asamoah Gyan had a perfect shot in goal. The famous Uruguay player Sergio Agüero was on the goal line and he stopped the ball with his hands because he knew it was going in the net.

In the following penalty after Aguero had been given a red card Gyan took it and couldn’t score. In the penalties after that Uruguay won.

I still remember that shot like it was yesterday. A whole bunch of us were watching it in this big TV which we had to put outside in the backyard with my neighbours. And Gyan’s shot was saved. We are still arguing whether Gyan should have taken that shot after Aguero stopped his last minute shot. Gyan was too charged up some of us argued that somebody else should have taken the shot.

Now one more time it is Ghana and Uruguay at the finish line. Ghana beats them and they are in. Cameroon is hanging around and Africa just looks really good in the World Cup.

And Senegal historic run into the World Cup has been applauded by many in the continent.

Raila lauds Senegal for qualifying for Round 16

“Well in! The Lions of Teranga have done our continent proud.”

Senegal qualified after Kalidou Koulibaly eliminated Ecuador at the Khalifa International Stadium.

On Sunday, November 20, Raila said if any African team made it to the finals, he will fly to Qatar.

“I have told them if an African team is in the finals, I will go to Qatar. I will go to the semi-finals and the finals,”  he said.

He gave his blessing to the teams ahead of the World Cup tournament.

“I must begin by saying we are supporting the African teams and we hope and wish that this time our teams go beyond the group of 16, to a group of 8 then semi-finals,” he said.

The Senegal win has also attracted congratulatory messages from a section of leaders including Speaker of the National Assembly Moses Wetangula.

“Well done @FootballSenegal,” he tweeted.

Sports CS Ababu Namwamba also weighed in.

“I’m supporting all African teams. I’ve really celebrated Senegal’s qualification. I just watched Senegal before I came to the show,” he said during an interview with Citizen TV.

The games began in November and will end on December 18.

And for the love of God Senegal will face England in the knockout on Saturday this week. I am looking for a chair to stay on.

Senegal and Cisse will be waiting for them.

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