A teenager who threatened to burn down his stepmother’s home was on Thursday given a chance to make amends when he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Eighteen-year-old Edward Motilal, of Lot 113 Unity Village, East Coast Demerara (ECD), admitted to the charge after it was read to him by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan.The Court heard that on July 30, 2018, at Diamond, East Bank Demerara (EBD), he used threatening language towards his stepmother, Luanna Walker, whereby breaching the peace.According to facts presented to the Court, on the day in question, the defendant got into an argument with the Virtual Complainant (VC) over a pair of shoes and he threatened to burn the house down. The VC became afraid and made a report at the Diamond Police Outpost.In his defence, Motilal told the Court that he was abused by Walker and her daughter for wearing his brother’s shoes.“I just put on de shoe and went to lime with my friends on the corner, then I hear they calling me, but I didn’t go then, I see they come out to me and start slapping me and then de daughter pull off de shoe, then I start cuss up,” the teen explained.However, the VC’s daughter, who appeared on behalf of her mother, said that her stepbrother had a mental issue and as such, her mother wanted him to be removed from their home.The matter was discharged by the Chief Magistrate after it was related to her that Motilal had a mental health problem.
Kisumu which had initially been selected as the tournament’s hosts was stripped off the hosting rights for alleged insecurity.The lakeside town was given the chance after fruitful talks between the Kisumu County Government Governor Professor Peter Anyang’ Nyong’o and Football Kenya Kenya Federation (FKF).Nyong’o allayed fears of insecurity saying Kisumu was secure and will ensure adequate security measures were put in place.The Governor said he has cancelled post-election demonstrations in the city and therefore there should be no worries of political tensions.As per the earlier schedule released by the Cecafa secretary general, Nicholas Musonye and Cecafa’s Local organizing committee head Herbet Mwachiro,, before Kisumu was removed as a host it was to host matches involving Kenya, Libya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Zanzibar.A section of Kenyan fans had read mischief in FKF’s plans to change the venue from Kisumu and threatened to cheer on Kenya’s bitter rivals Uganda at the Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup, or even boycott the tournament all together.The group matches will be hosted at Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos with Moi, Kasarani serving as its back up and Kakamega’s Bukhungu with Mumias Sports Complex as its alternative venue.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000CECAFA Secretary General Nicholas Musonye addressing the media on the 2017 CECAFA Seniour Challenge Cup/ Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYANAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 3 – Kisumu has been reinstated as a host of the Confederation of East and Central Africa Football Associations (CECAFA) Senior Challenge Cup.Kisumu’s Moi Stadium will now host the semifinal matches scheduled for November 15 and 16 with the finals being held in Machakos.
In a country where summers are the longest, most of us welcome the monsoons with open arms. The temperature starts dipping and it gives us a major respite from the heat. Forget everything else, nothing beats the joy of reliving childhood by getting wet in the rain, followed by a gastronomic affair with piping hot pakodas and samosas accompanied by a cup of masala chai.Now, what if you got a chance to do all that at a destination of your choice? Sounds amazing, doesn’t it? With no work deadlines and traffic jams to worry about, all you can have in front of you are the rain-soaked lush green environs of a place. If just the thought can paint such a beautiful image in your mind, imagine how amazing it would be to experience it in real!By now, if you are wondering where to go, we have shortlisted some of the most beautiful monsoon destinations for you. Take a look and travel to the one you like.Also read: Still single? Here are a few Indian destinations you must visit! GoaIf you thought the best time to visit Goa is during the year-end, it’s quite likely that you are not even aware of its natural richness. While the winters turn Goa into a party destination, the monsoons bring out its inherent natural beauty. If you happen to visit the place in July-August, you will realise that Goa’s natural beauty is not just limited to the sea and its beaches. The monsoons bring out the enchanting flora of the place. The fresh lush green landscape coupled with a moist breeze and smell of the wet earth infuse a unique charm to the place. A trek to the Dudhsagar falls and a visit to the Aguada Fort are a must, just for the sake of some of the most scintillating views. Besides, a visit to the Baga beach can help you enjoy some really exciting water sports.advertisementPicture courtesy: Facebook/Streets of GoaMunnarUndulating hills. Emerald-green tea plantations. And enchanting greens spreading out to the horizon. That’s Munnar as we know it. Now imagine the entire package after a few spells of rain. The green gets brighter and smell of tea leaves get stronger. Feels awesome already, doesn’t it? Getting to experience that under dark clouds and silvery mist can prove to be a breathtaking experience for any nature loving traveller. A hike through the Western Ghats, a visit to Anamundi for wildlife and a day out at the Attukal waterfalls are some of the not-to-miss experiences.Picture courtesy: Flickr/Jakub Michankow/Creative CommonsLadakhWhile most hill stations become inaccessible during the monsoons, it happens to be the best time to visit Ladakh. The high-altitude roads are clear for a drive along the towering peaks, the enchanting moonscapes and snow-clad passes. Pangong Lake and all other similar sparkling lakes in the region are known to look stunning with their crystal clear waters, while it’s a heavenly sight to look at the shadow of the clouds playing hide and seek with the jaw-dropping landscape.The famous Pangong Lake. Photo: Bhavneet Singh AuroraChikmagalurThis place in Tamil Nadu is known for its coffee plantations, and each one of them just gets greener during the monsoons. With low lying hills and a varied flora, the undulating greens look stunning under the puffy gray clouds. The foggy roads cutting through the valleys and the glorious waterfalls brought back to life by incessant rainfalls and the presence of beautiful avifaunal species weave a magic that’s just not worth missing out on. The best a traveller can do here is grab a vantage point and enjoy enchanting views accompanied by a cup of coffee made out of the finest beans.Picture courtesy: Flickr/Motographer/Creative CommonsLonavalaMumbaikars are blessed to have Lonavala located right next to the city. After all, the Sahyadri mountain range is one of the best places to be during the monsoons, hands down. While the weather is really pleasant, the place looks like a carpet of different shades of green that are freshly painted across the landscape. While there are several waterfalls in the area that look breathtaking after a few spells of rain, the dhabas on the highway are the best places to have tea and Maggi noodles in the company of stunning views. The region’s attractions for this season include the Tiger Point, which is home to some of the best views, and the Bhushi Dam.Picture courtesy: Facebook/Patiraj Yadav