Cyclist killed after colliding with car on WCB

first_imgA West Coast Berbice (WCB) man was killed on Saturday afternoon after he reportedly collided into a motorcar on the Onverwagt Public Road, West Coast Berbice (WCB).Dead is 41-year-old Joel Jacobs of Number 28 Village, WCB. The accident occurred at about 15:30h on a bridge along the Onverwagt Public Road.According to the police report, hire car bearing registration number HC 8140, wasThe dead man’s bicycleproceeding east on the northern side of the said bridge whilst the pedal cyclist was proceeding in the opposite direction on the southern side of the bridge.The driver told investigators that while in the process of passing the bicycle, Jacobs suddenly swerved from south to north and in so doing, came into contact with the front right side of the hire car.As a result of the impact, the cyclist fell onto the bridge where he sustained injuries. He was picked up in an unconscious condition and taken to Fort Wellington Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.The body of 41-year-old Jacobs is presently at Fort Wellington Hospital Mortuary awaiting a post mortem examination.Meanwhile, a breathalyser test was conducted on the driver and no alcohol was detected.The 27-year-old driver of El Dorado Village, WCB, remains in Police custody assisting with the investigation.last_img read more

KPL, FKF ‘tough love’ back to tribunal corridors

first_img0Shares0000Thika United players hurdle together to celebrate a goal scored against Mathare United at the Thika Sub County Stadium on March 12, 2017. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 5- Once again, the new Kenyan Premier League season is set for a curtain raiser at the Sports Disputes Tribunal after Thika United on Tuesday evening obtained an injunction temporarily halting their promotion/relegation play-off against Ushuru FC.The tie had been set for this Sunday but it will now be shelved pending the hearing and determination of Thika’s application with the hearing set for Monday at the John Ohaga led panel’s offices in UpperHill. Thika have all along been objected to the play-off, insisting they knew all along that only two teams which finish in the bottom two slots will be relegated.Last week however, Thika head coach Nicholas Muyoti told Capital Sport they would be getting back to training after the management agreed to the play-off, following the KPL’s Governing Council advice that they should honor the match.It is slowly turning out to be a repeat of the just concluded season when the start of the league season was delayed for close to a month over KPL and FKF’s fight over the expansion of the league to 18 teams with FKF ultimately having their way.The wrangles began all the way back in October when KPL moved to the tribunal stopping the FKF AGM from discussing issues with expanding the league.FKF have insisted that the play-off should continue, arguing that they wrote a letter – which was never replied to – to KPL informing them of the relegation/promotion play-off.“We are now used to being taken to courts, but as always we have shown that we follow the rule of law. We have letters that we wrote to KPL and they never replied. We wrote to them in March, before the season started,” FKF boss Nick Mwendwa said in a previous interview.A senior source at KPL intimated to Capital Sport that the letter might be a turning point in the case and Thika United might be chasing wind.In its ruling in March, the tribunal said that the Federation was the custodian of local football and were on the right to make rules as such governing the leagues while KPL would only be acting as an agent of running the top tier.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more