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One person killed in fresh Al-Shabaab attack

One person was killed while three others sustained serious injuries on Saturday night when their vehicle was attacked by suspected Al-Shabaab terrorists in Lafey Sub-County, Mandera County.

The whereabouts of three others is still unknown.

Lafey police boss Bosita Omukolongolo said a female passenger died on the spot while the driver sustained bullet injuries on the chest. Area Deputy County Commissioner Erick Oronyi said the security personnel could not be immediately deployed to the scene as it was not clear whether it was a trap to lure them into an ambush.

“The attackers are changing tactics in carrying out their activities including turning against the locals but we are keen to counter their schemes,” said Mr Oronyi describing the situation in Lafey Sub County, neighboring Somalia, as tense.

“The attackers are now targeting locals and not just security agents like it has been happening. But currently, a multiagency security operation is underway,” he said.

Indian PM Modi’s Kenya visit

According to State House Spokesman Manoah Esipisu, the two Heads of State will explore ways of strengthening ties between their respective nations.

“Formal reception ceremonies will be held tomorrow (Monday) morning, including a Guard of Honour and a 19–Gun Salute. It will be followed by one-on-one talks between the President and his guest, bilateral talks, a media briefing, a Kenya-India business forum,” Esipisu said on Sunday.

Modi will later visit the United Nations office where he is scheduled to meet with various representatives of UN agencies in Nairobi.

Thereafter, he will visit the University of Nairobi main campus where he is set to pay his respects at the statue of Mahatma Gandhi in the university’s administration block before departure.

The visit comes more than 30 years after a sitting Indian PM toured Kenya, the last being in 1982.

On Sunday, President Kenyatta joined Modi in at the Safaricom Kasarani stadium where the Prime Minister addressed a gathering of the Indian community in Kenya.

In his address to the gathering, President Kenyatta said that the Indian Premier’s visit is indicative of the strong ties between Kenya and India that span for more than a century.

“The Indian community in Kenya is part and parcel of the country’s history, its present and will be part of its future as well,” President Kenyatta said.

Portugal upsets hosts France to lift Euro Cup

Portugal gatecrashed France’s Euro 2016 party to win the European Championship for the first time in its history — and all this without leading star Cristiano Ronaldo.

The Real Madrid forward was forced out of the game with a knee injury in the first half, but Portugal regrouped and thanks to some heroic goalkeeping from Rui Patricio took the game into extra time before Eder struck with 11 minutes to go.

Portugal’s 1-0 win was all the more remarkable given in their previous 10 meetings, France had won all of them.

“Simple as doves and as wise as serpents,” is how Portugal coach Fernando Santos characterized his team’s success at Euro 2016.

France hit the post late on in normal time, but so too did Portugal just before Eder’s goal when Raphael Guerreiro’s exquisite free kick came back off the crossbar.

 

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