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Kenyan ref Marwa caught in bribery expose

first_img0Shares0000Kenyan veteran referee Adan  Marwa. Photo/COURTESYNAIROBI, Kenya, June 7 – Kenyan referee Aden Marwa will not officiate at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia after he was caught receiving a Sh60,000 bribe from undercover reporters during the African Nations Championship (CHAN) in Morocco.In an investigative piece aired by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)  done by Ghanaian journalist Anas Anas, Marwa is filmed receiving the Sh60,000 (USD 600) ‘gift’ at his hotel room. “The most important thing is not even this. It’s the friendship,” Marwa is filmed saying in the earth shattering investigative piece.The piece also caught a Gambian referee in the same web receiving Sh50,000 from journalists posing as fans.According to the Anas report, Marwa withdrew from the World Cup roaster of referees immediately he was informed of the report.Anas’ findings also netted current Ghana Football Association boss Kwesi Nyantakyi receiving a ‘gift’ of Sh6.5mn (USD 65,000).Marwa has been on of Kenya’s biggest referees and made history by being the first ever official from the country to be listed for the World Cup in 2014.He has officiated in several high profile games and tournaments in Africa and around the world.The latest setback is expected to dent his illustrious career even as the wait starts for CAF and FIFA investigations.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Two men remanded in custody in connection with €500,000 Letterkenny fire

first_imgTwo men charged in connection with a fire which caused €500,000 in Letterkenny have been remanded in custody until October 17th.Paul McGinley, 30 of Glen Hola, Gortahork and Owen McFadden, of Falcarragh, 40, appeared at Letterkenny Court this morning. Solicitor Frank Dorrian told the court that he was having issues securing independent bail sureties.Nine cars and two businesses were destroyed in the fire which broke out on Thursday morning last at 2am.Both men, who were charged with one charge of burglary and nine of criminal damage, will appear by videolink.Two men remanded in custody in connection with €500,000 Letterkenny fire was last modified: October 3rd, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalfireletterkennylast_img read more