@TheEastAfrican

Kenyan boxer Brian Agina goes missing in Gold Coast

3 months ago, 16 Apr 09:07

By: Daily Nation

Australian authorities are hoping that Kenyan boxer Brian Agina will be traced after officials reported his disappearance from the Commonwealth Games' Athletes' Village on Monday morning.

Agina went missing as Kenya's boxing team prepared to fly back after the end of the two week games.

The rest of the boxers flew out of Gold Coast on Monday morning.

Kenya's High Commissioner to Australia Isaiah Kabira said they were hoping the boxer would be found before they can press the panic button.

"Efforts are still being made to contact him and I hope and trust that he is safe," Kabira told Nation.

"As soon as we get further information, we shall contact you," he added.

Barnabas Korir, the head of Kenya's delegation here, said they only realised the boxer was missing on Monday morning.

"When I got the information this morning, I reported to the police at the Athletes' Village," Korir said.

"We have his passport, his air ticket and luggage.

"The police have promised to call me later and I will wait for their direction."

Korir noted that he and other Kenyan officials have spoken to Agina's friends and coaches but have been unable to get any leads.

"The most important thing we want to know is that he is safe.

"He was at the games closing ceremony last night (Sunday night) and no one noticed anything strange.

"No one visited him during the games and he also has no mobile phone, that's why police are worried."

Boxing Association of Kenya President John Kameta, who is here, said he is still holding onto Agina's passport.

"Agina asked Gicharu for 100 dollars yesterday and said he would pay back. It will be so disappointing if he flees in this manner because his coach and the federation have spent a lot of time and resources to develop his boxing career," Kameta said.

At the Commonwealth Games competition here, Agina lost in the preliminaries of the 52-kilogramme category to Pakistan's Syed Muhammad Asif at the Oxenford Studios.

Of the 11 Kenyan boxers, only one - Christine Ongare - made it to the medals bracket, winning a bronze medal.

Last week, eight Cameroon athletes disappeared from the games village and are still at large.

The five boxers and three weightlifters failed to show up for their respective competitions.

Yaoundé can't account for eight members of national squad in Gold Coast.


Read More


Category: topnews news science health oped opinion business magazine

Suggested

1 hour ago
@DailyNation - By: Afp
Donald Trump lashes out at Iran's Rouhani on Twitter

Response came after Rouhani issued his own warning to the US leader not to "play with the lion's tail." ...

Category: topnews news
26 minutes
@TheStar - By: Reuters
Al Shabaab storms Somali military base, kills 27 soldiers

Somalia's al Shabaab group said on Monday its fighters had attacked a military base in the south of the country, killing 27 soldiers. "We first attacked the base with a suicide car bomb and then storm ...

Category: topnews news
1 hours ago, 07:29
@TheStar - By: Diana Kendi @dian ...
My sister saved me from the cut

Rebby Chepchumba Sebei, 29, vividly remembers that early morning, when she escaped from her parents home to her aunt’s place to face the knife. Initially, she did not want to be circumcised, but due t ...

Category: topnews news
2 hours ago, 06:42
@DailyNation - By: Bbc
South Africa shooting: Eleven taxi drivers killed in ambush

The men were shot in an ambush as they returned from the funeral of a colleague. ...

Category: news topnews
2 hours ago, 06:36
@DailyNation - By: Daily Monitor
Irate villagers lynch 3 Ugandan soldiers

Mob clobbers trio to death near DR Congo border. ...

Category: topnews news
2 hours ago, 06:38
@TheStar - By: Star Team
Shame of stalled public projects that have gobbled billions of shillings

Hundreds of government-funded projects across the country that cost taxpayers billions of shillings are rotting away due to non-completion.The projects which, year in, year out, are referred to as whi ...

Category: topnews news

@TheEastAfrican

Kenyan boxer Brian Agina goes missing in Gold Coast

3 months ago, 16 Apr 09:07

By: Daily Nation

Australian authorities are hoping that Kenyan boxer Brian Agina will be traced after officials reported his disappearance from the Commonwealth Games' Athletes' Village on Monday morning.

Agina went missing as Kenya's boxing team prepared to fly back after the end of the two week games.

The rest of the boxers flew out of Gold Coast on Monday morning.

Kenya's High Commissioner to Australia Isaiah Kabira said they were hoping the boxer would be found before they can press the panic button.

"Efforts are still being made to contact him and I hope and trust that he is safe," Kabira told Nation.

"As soon as we get further information, we shall contact you," he added.

Barnabas Korir, the head of Kenya's delegation here, said they only realised the boxer was missing on Monday morning.

"When I got the information this morning, I reported to the police at the Athletes' Village," Korir said.

"We have his passport, his air ticket and luggage.

"The police have promised to call me later and I will wait for their direction."

Korir noted that he and other Kenyan officials have spoken to Agina's friends and coaches but have been unable to get any leads.

"The most important thing we want to know is that he is safe.

"He was at the games closing ceremony last night (Sunday night) and no one noticed anything strange.

"No one visited him during the games and he also has no mobile phone, that's why police are worried."

Boxing Association of Kenya President John Kameta, who is here, said he is still holding onto Agina's passport.

"Agina asked Gicharu for 100 dollars yesterday and said he would pay back. It will be so disappointing if he flees in this manner because his coach and the federation have spent a lot of time and resources to develop his boxing career," Kameta said.

At the Commonwealth Games competition here, Agina lost in the preliminaries of the 52-kilogramme category to Pakistan's Syed Muhammad Asif at the Oxenford Studios.

Of the 11 Kenyan boxers, only one - Christine Ongare - made it to the medals bracket, winning a bronze medal.

Last week, eight Cameroon athletes disappeared from the games village and are still at large.

The five boxers and three weightlifters failed to show up for their respective competitions.

Yaoundé can't account for eight members of national squad in Gold Coast.


Read More

Category: topnews news science health oped opinion business magazine

Suggested

1 hour ago
@DailyNation - By: Afp
Donald Trump lashes out at Iran's Rouhani on Twitter

Response came after Rouhani issued his own warning to the US leader not to "play with the lion's tail." ...

Category: topnews news
26 minutes
@TheStar - By: Reuters
Al Shabaab storms Somali military base, kills 27 soldiers

Somalia's al Shabaab group said on Monday its fighters had attacked a military base in the south of the country, killing 27 soldiers. "We first attacked the base with a suicide car bomb and then storm ...

Category: topnews news
1 hours ago, 07:29
@TheStar - By: Diana Kendi @dian ...
My sister saved me from the cut

Rebby Chepchumba Sebei, 29, vividly remembers that early morning, when she escaped from her parents home to her aunt’s place to face the knife. Initially, she did not want to be circumcised, but due t ...

Category: topnews news
2 hours ago, 06:42
@DailyNation - By: Bbc
South Africa shooting: Eleven taxi drivers killed in ambush

The men were shot in an ambush as they returned from the funeral of a colleague. ...

Category: news topnews
2 hours ago, 06:36
@DailyNation - By: Daily Monitor
Irate villagers lynch 3 Ugandan soldiers

Mob clobbers trio to death near DR Congo border. ...

Category: topnews news
2 hours ago, 06:38
@TheStar - By: Star Team
Shame of stalled public projects that have gobbled billions of shillings

Hundreds of government-funded projects across the country that cost taxpayers billions of shillings are rotting away due to non-completion.The projects which, year in, year out, are referred to as whi ...

Category: topnews news
Our App