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By LARRY NGALA
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Consistent and regular practice paid off for Nyanza-based golfer Michael Oroko during the weekend as he beat a field of 107 golfers at the tough playing Nyanza Golf Club course Kisumu, to claim the top prize in the fourth leg of this year’s Nation Classic golf series.

The handicap 26 Oroko scratched two holes, bogeyed a number of bogeys for 18 and 19 for a total of 37 points to win a golf bag, trophy, a return ticket and a three nights full board accommodation at a 4-star hotel in Diani.

“I am so excited winning the best tournament in the country. I have been very consistent in my game, though it is also my daily practice which has real paid off for me.

“I sincerely thank the Nation Media Group for bringing the Nation Classic back to Nyanza,” said Oroko, who beat Kakamega’s Heronim Ikhohoro by one point, as home player Amrish Patel on 34 points finished third.

In the ladies section, Lydia Oketch posted 34 points to beat Elizabeth Akinyi on countback. Nyali Golf and Country Club’s Charles Odoo topped the guest with a score of 33 points after missing several par and birdie chances.

“It’s a tough course which one must know where to land the ball as the greens are so hard. I believe I would have posted better scores if I was playing on a better course,” said Odoo, who flew all the way from Mombasa for the event.

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Nation Media Group golf writer Larry Ngala (right) is awarded during Nation Series tournament at Nyanza Club in Kisumu County on September 23, 2018. Mr Ngala won the Staff prize. PHOTO | TONNY OMONDI |

Nation Media Group golf writer Larry Ngala (right) is awarded during the Nation Series tournament at Nyanza Club in Kisumu County on September 22, 2018. Mr Ngala won the Staff prize. PHOTO | TONNY OMONDI | NATION MEDIA GROUP

In second place was former Kenya Ladies Golf Union chairman June Waweru on 29 points. In the staff category, the writer posted 32 points despite a scratching a number of the holes and a string of double-bogeys to win by one point from hot charging George Kihuria.

One of the leading golfers at Nyanza Club, Joseph Atito won the gross title on 33 points, while taking the nines were Dillu Patel and David Omollo on 21 and 19 points.

The event followed others held at Nakuru, Nyahururu, and Mombasa, with the last event set for October 13 at Vet Lab Sports Club.

Speaking during the prize giving ceremony, Nation Media Group chairman Dr Wilfred Kiboro said the company will continue supporting the Nyanza club not just by hosting the Nation Classic, but also in its planning to improve the club facilities.



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Is Orengo charting his path away from Raila?

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History of intense rivalry between him and Opposition leader, alleged sabotage in 2013 and 2017 elections and talk of betrayal ahead of 2022.

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Police Deploy Chopper to Rescue Students Lost in Forest for 4 Days –

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Three students who went missing after a forest adventure in Mt Kenya, Karatina, Nyeri County, were finally rescued on Saturday after four days in the jungle.

Four days without food, the boys told members of the press that they survived by the grace of God.

17-year-old Anthony Muhoro, Jackson Karuri, 17, and David Mukoma Kinyua, 20, went missing on May 4.

Muhoro is a Form Three student at Gitunduti Secondary School, Karuri is also a Form Three but at Ihwagi Secondary School while Kinyua is a student at Nyeri National Polytechnic.

Also found alive were two dogs that were in the company of the three when they were reported missing.

Read: Missing Businesswoman Caroline Wanjiku Maina’s Body Found In A Kajiado Mortuary

The rescue team comprised of police officers who after four days of futile search deployed a National Police Service chopper to locate the students who were on the verge of despair.

In the Saturday search, the Nation reports, the officers teamed up with Kenya Wildlife Service and Kenya Forest Service rangers to comb the forest in search of the students.

In an interview with the local publication, Muhoro revealed that they were hiking when they lost their way back home.

“It was by the grace of God that we survived for four days without food and other necessities. We thought we were going to die and kept praying,” Muhoro said in a phone interview.

Read Also: Missing Thika Millionare Julius Gitau Found Alive – Police

“We literally groped in the dark after losing our way back home. We survived on water and wild fruits since we had not carried any food.”

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According to the student, the trio entered the forest through Ragati gate but couldn’t trace their way home hours later.

“We found ourselves deep into the dense woods. I don’t know how far it was from the edges of the forest but we were exhausted,” he said.

“We could not even tell the time since it was constantly dark. That is when panic set in.”

They could not communicate with anyone back at home as their mobile phones lost signals.

Read Also: Son To Murdered Kiambaa Family Reported Missing

“We started moving in the forest, literary going in circles in a desperate attempt to find our way out,” Muhoro said.

Days later as they moved around the forest with the hope of finding an exit, they ‘miraculously’ met some police officers and forest rangers who alerted the rest of the search team.

Mathira East Police Commander James Baraza, who led the operation, said the trio’s disappearance was reported at Karatina Police Station the same day they went missing and a search operation launched immediately.

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Police in hot pursuit of gang that car-jacked a Ruaka resident – KBC

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The vehicle was found abandoned in Kagongo village, having been vandalized.

Kiambu based detectives are pursuing a dangerous and armed criminal gang that car-jacked a Ruaka resident on Friday, before disappearing with his Toyota Premio as he drove to his residence.

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According to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations(DCI), the victim had pulled over by the apartment’s gate at Ruaka One River Apartments, unaware that a gang of three assailants was laying in wait for him.

As the gates opened, the driver’s window was suddenly smashed with an iron rod, before two shots were fired in the air from a pistol in an attempt to subdue him.

However, he managed to force his way into the parking lot, but before he could jump out of the car and scamper to safety, the trio caught up with him and roughed him up before grabbing his car keys and phone.

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On receiving the report, DCI detectives based at Kiambaa launched a manhunt for the suspects.

The vehicle was found abandoned in Kagongo village, having been vandalized.

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Its rear and front headlights, side mirrors, all tyres, nose guard, boot and radio had been stolen.

Detectives believe that the three suspects are part of a larger criminal syndicate operating within Kiambu County.

They have been targeting taxi drivers while posing as customers, only to turn against them at isolated places, then vandalize their vehicles.

” Some members of the syndicate have previously been arrested and arraigned in court.” Said the DCI

The DCI has cautioned Kenyans on this trend of crime.

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