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4 police officers killed in US anti-bias march

A peaceful protest against alleged police brutality against African Americans turned chaotic last evening in Dallas, Texas after 4 police office were killed and several others injured.

Disturbing footage on social media captured when gunfire erupted and the aftermath as people ducked for cover. A total of 11 officers were hit, police announced at a press conference. Police chief David Brown also said the department was investigating the suspects’ apparent threat to plant a bomb in downtown. The search is still underway.

The protest had been organized by the Black Lives Matter group, an international activist movement that campaigns against violence towards black Americans when hell broke loose after snipers gunned down 4 cops and injured 7 others.

The demonstration was a reaction to this week’s killings of two black Americans by police officers in the country. Alton Sterling was shot in point blank range after being tackled by two police officers on June 5 in Baton Rouge in the state of Louisiana.

Another African American murdered in the hands of the law enforcers is Philando Castile who was shot in a car in Minnesota on Wednesday.

University student commits suicide after losing bet

A university student yesterday took his life after losing a football bet in which he had staked thousands of shillings meant for his education.

The student from Kenyatta University committed suicide by hanging in Migori County on Wednesday after losing Sh 80,000 earmarked for his university fee. The student had placed a bet in the ongoing UEFA European Championships in France.

He had placed the money in the quarter-final match pitting Italy against Germany played last Saturday. The student divided the money into two batches each of Sh 40,000. In one bet, he placed Sh 40,000 for an Italy win and the other for victory to the Germans.

However the game ended in a 1-1 draw meaning a possible win in either of his bets ended up in smoke and hence his varsity fees.

Perhaps fearing condemnation from family and friends for gambling his college fee, the deceased left behind a suicide note explaining his shocking move.

The student watched the game in Nairobi before returning home to commit the act. Migori police boss David Kirui confirmed the incident terming it an unfortunate occurrence.

His body and the suicide note were found by his family at their Uriri home in Migori.

Kitale seedling planter bags Sh 23.8 million SportPesa Jackpot

Francis Kaguri, a Kitale-based seedling planter, has bagged the Sh23, 829,131 SportPesa Jackpot.

The 34 year-old, who distributes seedlings in various towns all over the country, joined Sportpesa last year after his younger brother introduced him to the game.

His greatest victory up until winning the Jackpot was Sh15, 500 from a ‘multibet’ he won last week.

The winner has urged betters to be keen while placing their bets and should do it as a leisure activity, not a full time job.

He says he will use the money to venture into the real estate business, improve his seedling business as well as get married over the next two years.

“I plan to buy plots and also expand my seedling business with the money,” said Kaguri.

The middle-born in a family of eight still lives at his parents homestead and has set up his seedling farm on a piece of land in front of their home.

So far, SportPesa has awarded a total of over Sh200 million to Jackpot winners.

Since its inception two years ago, the betting company has helped create interest and generate awareness about local and global sports through participation by various audiences.

SportPesa is currently ranked Africa’s number 1 sports betting platform and is the official sponsor of the SportPesa Premier League in Kenya.

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