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Kagere scoops fans’ gong for awards double

first_img0Shares0000Gor Mahia forward, Meddie Kagere poses with the SportPesa Premier League Fans Award for September on October 15, 2016 in Nairobi. PHOTO/Courtesy.NAIROBI, October 15 – Gor Mahia striker Meddie Kagere became the second SportPesa Premier League star to bag both the fans and journalist monthly awards.The Ugandan-born former Rwandese international tallied 1689 votes in a ten-day poll conducted on soka.co.ke to beat AFC Leopards Lamine Diallo (431), Nakuru All Stars youngster Boniface Akenga (118), Ulinzi Stars custodian Francis Ochieng (59) and Chemelil Sugar FC striker Meshack Karani (39). Kagere who was instrumental in K’Ogalo’s 4-2 GOTv Shield victory over lower division side, Palos FC on Wednesday, thanked his teammates and the fans that voted, pointing out that he wasn’t expecting to win the award since he’s a foreign player.He follows teammate Ali Abondo who collected both awards in March when they were launched to run in parallel at the beginning of this season.“I thank God for this award though I wasn’t really hoping to win it. As a foreign player who have to work harder and that is what I have been doing,” Kagere said shortly after he was presented with the award,“I’m a very ambitious man and I always focus on the future. Better things are on the way for me. I joined Gor from a European team because I wanted to learn more. The SPL is tough and you have to work harder since it’s very physical,” the striker with 13 league goals.“Awards open doors for players and I urge the rest to continue pushing and all will be well,” he added.Kagere is fifth winner of the fans accolade with Paul Kiongera, Jacob Keli, Victor Ali Abondo and Bernard Mangoli having won it in the past.He received Sh10,000 and a plaque for this accolade having been named the September winner of the SportPesa/SJAK Player of the Month on Tuesday.“Winning the Premier League unbeaten was my biggest achievement and I’m hoping we will not lose the remaining two games,” Kagere, 29, who is fired up to win the treble with Gor said.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Assembly panel OKs sealing divorce data

first_imgSACRAMENTO – An Assembly committee voted Wednesday to allow judges to edit personal and financial information out of divorce records if a spouse requests that the information be kept private. The Appropriations Committee endorsed a bill that supporters framed as critical to privacy and identity-theft prevention, but opponents warned would lock the public out of court proceedings. A 12-3 vote sent the measure to the full Assembly. “In every case, whether you are rich or poor, everything down to the balance in your checking account is available to the public,” said Sen. Kevin Murray, D-Culver City, the bill’s author. “I just don’t see any reason for that.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventWomen’s organizations, judicial groups and First Amendment advocates lined up in the committee room to urge lawmakers to reject the bill over public access and equality issues. Tracy Kenny, legislative advocate of the Judicial Council of California, said the courts will look like they have something to hide if judges make divorce records secret and then rule on the case. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more